Everything you need to know about secretions Anna Polosenkoobstetrician-gynecologist of the reproductive health clinic “ICSI Clinic”.
When we talk about the genitals (male or female), we are surprised to realize that very little is actually known about them. All this veil of secrecy that envelops our genitals is woven from shame, various fears and myths.
When referring to the genitals in English, the Latin word pudenda is used, which means “obscene”; in Dutch — Schaamdelen, in German — Schamteile — literally “shameful, shameful parts of the body.”
But you and I live in the 21st century and we must love our body and know what is happening in it! So let’s talk about highlights. I am sure our readers will find this topic useful.
Why allocations are needed
So, why does our vagina need discharge at all and what are they like? Our vagina is a mucous membrane. And the mucous membrane, of course, should always be moist, and, therefore, have a discharge. The secretions produced by the secretory glands form a healthy microflora inside the vagina.
Normal secretions do not have a characteristic odor, they are either white or transparent. Before the onset of ovulation, their volume may be larger. All this refers to the natural phenomena of the body. Vaginal dryness is not normal for a woman of reproductive age. I would even say that this is not the norm even in menopause.
Just in menopause, in the absence of certain hormones, the secretory function of the mucosa decreases and the so-called atrophic colpitis or various diseases associated with it occur. Therefore, in my work, I use mesotherapy, biorevitalization, plasma therapy — modern methods of rejuvenation and restoration of the aesthetics of the genital organs by introducing a drug based on hyaluronic acid under their tissues.
Therefore, we remember once and for all that selection is good and selection must be present.
What discharge is considered normal
In different phases of the menstrual cycle, we have different discharge. They can range from almost dry padding at the beginning of the cycle to more stringy in the middle of it. Nature prudently conceived it so that the spermatozoa, getting into us, would sail on a boat into the harbor of the uterus and a new continent would be opened — the conception of a new life.
In the second phase of the menstrual cycle, they become more liquid, a different, more yellow color. They are not very beautiful visually, and sometimes women are confused by this. Although this is also one of the options for the norm.
If, nevertheless, you see that the discharge is “not yours” — the color, smell, abundance has changed, please do not waste time on worries and far-fetched fears. A trip to the gynecologist and analysis of the discharge will help determine the norm or not.
If this is not the norm, then two additional analyzes are given — a culture of excretion, which shows the growth of extracellular microorganisms, and PCR for 7 STDs (sexually transmitted diseases). And then we are holding advice: is it necessary to do something; if necessary, what exactly; or just summarize that everything is normal and you can continue to enjoy yourself healthy, summer and life!
I always tell my patients: make time for yourself! Listen to your body! Talk to yourself! A healthy woman is a happy woman!
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