Women often don’t talk about their vaginas. Shame or embarrassment can lead us to remain silent, and just assuming that everything we are experiencing is normal. However, if you are experiencing vaginal discharge that is making your life unpleasant, then there may be a medical cause. Vaginal discharge treatment exists; you just need to talk to a doctor to find if it’s right for you.
When To Seek Help
Most women and girls experience vaginal discharge; it’s a normal part of your reproductive system. It keeps out infections. However, if you notice any of the following along with vaginal discharge, then it’s time to see a doctor.
- A sudden change in the colour, smell or texture
- Strong unpleasant odour – often a fishy smell
- Thick white discharge with the consistency of cottage cheese
- Yellow, green or frothy discharge
- Sores and blisters around your genitals
- If you also experience pelvic pain and bleeding along with the discharge
Yeast infections and STIs can cause these symptoms. So you should seek medical help if you have any of them.
Vaginal Discharge Treatment
The treatment will depend on the cause of your symptoms. You may have to take a course of antibiotics, antifungals or antivirals.
In the meantime, you may get some relief from your symptoms by washing your vagina gently using water and a gentle, unfragranced soap or cream like E45.
Finding A Doctor
If you have these symptoms, don’t let embarrassment stop you from getting the treatment you need. If you are in west London, you should make an appointment at the West London Gynaecology Clinic.
Mr Phillipe de Rosnay runs the clinic. He is a specialist in women’s health and will listen to you without judgment. You can be confident he will help you to find the right vaginal discharge treatment you need.