What’s the Deal with Discharge? Is it The Worst or is it Amazing?
Sticky and sometimes surprising, vaginal discharge is here to stay. Vaginal discharge is normal – most women and girls get it. It's a fluid or mucus that keeps your yoni clean and moist, and protects it from infection. Normal discharge is clear, smooth or creamy and has a very slight smell that can be described as sweet or soapy. Sometimes if it gets in your underwear and gets exposed to air it may turn a little crusty, but this is normal too. The only thing you should look out for is discharge that is itchy, irritating, discoloured or smelly, because this might be a sign of infection and a reason to see your doctor. EmpressBody are always trying to normalize anything that happens in your undies! Your yoni is delicate and knows how to look after itself, sometimes it needs a little help, but its main means of cleansing itself is …. Discharge!
Did you know the amount of discharge your yoni produces fluctuates throughout your cycle?
The amount of discharge you’ll experience fluctuates with your menstrual cycle as the levels of oestrogen in your body change. Having a varying amount of vaginal discharge is completely normal. When oestrogen levels are at their highest, discharge can become heavier. You'll probably produce more discharge in the middle of your menstrual cycle a couple of weeks after your period. This is when you're ovulating. It can also vary in consistency (thick, pasty or thin), colour (clear, cloudy, white, yellow or green) and smell (normal, odourless or bad).
EmpressBody knows there is so much that is beautiful and perfectly normal when it comes to discharge and intimate feminine health, but here are a few things you should watch out for:
If your vaginal discharge suddenly changes in colour, odour or consistency, it may be a sign of an infection. The best course of action is to talk to your doctor. They’re your best resource to help you diagnose and treat the problem.
Types of vaginal discharge:
There are several different types of vaginal discharge. These types are categorized based on their color and consistency. Some types of discharge are normal. Others may indicate your yoni may need medical attention, or a holistic approach.
A bit of white discharge, especially at the beginning or end of your menstrual cycle, is normal. However, if the discharge is accompanied by itching and has a thick, cottage cheese-like consistency or appearance, it may be a sign of a yeast infection.
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Clear and watery
A clear and watery discharge is perfectly normal. It can occur at any time of the month. It may be especially heavy after exercise.
Clear and stretchy
When discharge is clear but stretchy and mucous-like, rather than watery, it indicates that you are likely ovulating. This is also a completely normal type of discharge.
Brown or bloody
Brown or bloody discharge is usually normal, especially when it occurs during or right after your menstrual cycle. A late discharge at the end of your period can look brown instead of red. You may also experience a small amount of bloody discharge between periods. This is called spotting.
In rare cases, brown or bloody discharge can be a sign of other problems such as fibroids or other abnormal growths. This is why it’s important to get a yearly pelvic exam and Pap smear.
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Yellow or green
A yellow or green discharge, especially when it’s thick, chunky, or accompanied by an unpleasant smell, isn’t normal. This type of discharge may be a sign of the infection trichomoniasis. It’s commonly spread through sexual intercourse.
Causes of vaginal discharge
Normal vaginal discharge is a healthy bodily function. It’s your body’s way of cleaning and protecting the yoni’s health. For instance, it’s normal for discharge to increase with sexual arousal and ovulation. Exercise, use of birth control pills, and emotional stress may also result in discharge.
Abnormal vaginal discharge, however, is usually caused by an infection.
Bacterial vaginosis is a quite common bacterial infection. It causes increased vaginal discharge that has a strong and sometimes fishy odor, although it produces no symptoms in some cases.
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Trichomoniasis is another type of infection. It’s caused by a protozoan, or single-celled organism. The infection is usually spread by sexual contact, but it can also be contracted by sharing towels or bathing suits. It results in a yellow or green discharge that has a foul odor. Pain, inflammation, and itching are also common symptoms, although some people don’t experience any symptoms.
A yeast infection is a fungal infection that produces white, cottage cheese-like discharge in addition to burning and itching sensations. The presence of yeast in the vagina is normal, but its growth can multiply out of control in certain situations. The following may increase your likelihood of yeast infections:
· use of birth control pills
· antibiotics, especially prolonged use over 10 days
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Gonorrhea and Chlamydia
Gonorrhea and Chlamydia are sexually transmitted infections (STIs) that can produce an abnormal discharge. It’s often yellow, greenish, or cloudy in color.
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Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection that’s often spread by sexual contact. It occurs when bacteria spread up the vagina and into other reproductive organs. It may produce a heavy, foul-smelling discharge.
Human papillomavirus (HPV) or cervical cancer
The human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is spread by sexual contact. It can lead to cervical cancer. While there may be no symptoms, this type of cancer can produce a bloody, brown, or watery discharge with an unpleasant odor. Cervical cancer can easily be screened for with yearly Pap smears and HPV testing.
There is no cure for vaginal discharge – nor should there be! It’s usually helpful and produced for a reason. And even if it is an indication of something nasty, at least you have a clear sign from your yoni that she needs help regaining balance! EmpressBody produces products that are holistic, organic alternatives to more Westernized practices. For general intimate yoni health we recommend starting your detox journey with the EmpressBody Detox Pearls.
EmpressBody’s Yoni Pearls can help with a wide variety of feminine health issues. They can help prevent BV and yeast infections, help with endometriosis, PCOS, Fibroids, they can help break down cysts, ease irregular, heavy and painful cycles, help with fertility issues and generally create a healthier environment in the womb. To keep nasty infections away EmpressBody recommend using one Detox Pearl a month as a preventative measure.
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If you are worried about vaginal discharge and odour (although we wouldn’t recommend worrying about it!) you could try our Organic Panty liners from Natracare.
These are for any empress who may feel more comfortable with extra protection while they are detoxing or even when they are not detoxing with a breathable liner that helps keep the skin cool and dry.
Organic products offer women comfortable reliable protection whilst restricting their contact with synthetic materials unnecessary chemicals and irritating additives and preservatives they also have minimum impact on our environment. Natracare sanitary towels are made from only pure and natural materials based on plant cellulose. They are not chlorine bleached and are free of rayon plastics and other similar synthetic materials that have a negative impact on our environment.
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We also recommend the EmpressBody Yoni Wash to help keep your delicate yoni area clean and healthy.
EmpressBody™ Yoni Wash (Vaginal wash) has 100% organic natural ingredients, which will help maintain a healthy pH Balance, support the natural acidity and aid in preventing bacteria build up or yeast infections. Safe for daily use and contains zero harsh chemicals or perfumes.
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