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IS VAGINAL DISCHARGE NORMAL?

                ‘SAWAL SHANIVAR’

 Hello everyone! We all have some or the other questions related to changes and things that happen in our body . We do notice all of them but do we really know what those changes indicate and mean? IS VAGINAL DISCHARGE NORMAL ? Do you know men too EXPERIENCE MENOPAUSE ?  You all have these questions in your mind right? So let’s read out their answers so that the next time we experience them we know how to react.

 

1.DOES A MAN TOO GO THROUGH MENOPAUSE ?

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  • MENOPAUSE AND MEN ? YOU TOO HAD THE SAME REACTION RIGHT ? YES.

  •  ANDROPAUSE IS ALSO KNOWN AS MALE MENOPAUSE.

  • Testosteron deficiency and androgen deficiency are other names of it.

  • This is an age related change in the male hormone levels.

  • YES, men too go through menopause but to a different level than women.

  • Male menopause involves a drop in the testesterone production in men aged 50 years or older.

  • Testosterone is a hormone produced in men which is a fuel for the sex drives.

  • It fuels changes during puberty, mental and physical changes, fight-flight responses and a lot more.

  • Male menopause differs from female menopause in a variety of ways .

  • ALL MEN DO NOT EXPERIENCE IT is the most important one.

  • The end of a females fertility is known as Menopause.

  • In men it does not mean the complete end of your reproductive system.

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  • Though sexual problems can prevail due to low hormonal levels.

  • Unlike the female ovaries the male testes do not lose the ability to make HORMONES .

  • It’s just that their amount lowers.

  • A healthy man can even be capable of producing sperms in his 80’s or even longer.

  • These hormonal changes may occur as early as 45-50 years and even at the age of 70 years.

  • Men typically experience this because of a decline in testosterone production due to aging but diabetes can also be a reason for this.

  • Physical,sexual and Psychological problems can too arise because of this . The symptoms include :-

-DEPRESSION or SADNESS

-LOW SELF CONFIDENCE

-LESS ENERGY

-DIFFICULTY IN CONCENTRATING

-INSOMNIA

-REDUCE MUSCLE MASS AND PHYSICAL FITNESS

–DECREASE TESTICLE SIZE OR LOSS OF BODY HAIR

-DEVELOPMENT OF BREASTS

-LOW LIBIDO

  • Low levels of testosterone associated with male menopause have also been linked to OSTEOPOROSIS.

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  • This is a condition in which your bones become weak.

  • Unless male menopause is severe hardship or disrupting life, it is manageable without treatment.

ALSO KNOW THE REASONS OF YOUR MISSED PERIODS IF NOT PREGNANCY.

 

2. IS VAGINAL DISCHARGE NORMAL ?

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  • Majority of the females have experienced vaginal discharge isn’t it ?

  • Yes . Vaginal discharge is  very common and is described as clear or slightly sticky substance released by a females body.

  • The consistency of the vaginal discharge may vary every time .

  • Sometimes it could be in small amount and sometimes in large.

  • Sometimes it can be a very thin or watery discharge whereas sometimes it could be thick.

  • There is nothing to worry about both of them as both are considered to be normal.

  • BUT HERE’S SOMETHING IMPORTANT TO KNOW.

  • IF YOUR VAGINAL DISCHARGE HAS AND ODOUR OR IS IRRITATING THEN THIS CAN BE ABNORMAL.

  • The irritaion can include burning,rashes or both.

  • These situations worsen when sexual intercourse takes place.

  • THE COLOUR OF THE DISCHARGE INDICATES IF IT IS NORMAL OR ABNORMAL.

  • A yellow or green discharge with a foul smell can indicate an infection .

  • Yeast or bacterial infection causes abnormal discharge.

  • IF YOU NOTICE ANY UNUSUAL DISCHARGE OR FOUL SMELL THEN CONSULTING A DOCTOR IS RECOMMENDED.

  • HERE ARE CERTIAN TYPES OF VAGINAL DISCHARGE WHICH WILL HELP YOU DISTINGUISHING IT AS NORMAL AND ABNORMAL.

  • These are categorised on the basis of their colour and consistency.

a) WHITE

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  • A type of white discharge at the beginning or ending of your menstrual cycle is considered as normal.

  • But if the discharge is accompanied by itching and is thick like a cottage cheese consistency then it ISN’T NORMAL.

  • This can be a sign of YEATS INFECTION.

  • You need to consult a doctor if you notice this type of discharge and then start the treatment as suggested by the doctor.

b)  CLEAR AND WATERY 

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  • A clear and watery discharge is absolutely normal and fine.

  • It can occur at any time of the month .

  • The flow might be heavy after exertion or exercise.

c)  CLEAR AND STRETCHY

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  • Clear and stretchy discharge is a sign that you are ovulating.

  • This is when the discharge is clear and mucous like stretchy.

  • It is absolutely a normal type of discharge.

d)  BROWN OR BLOODY

Brown or bloddy vaginal discharge
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  • Brown or bloody discharge usually happens right after your monthly cycle.

  • This is a late discharge at the end of your period.

  • Because it is the end of the cycle it looks brown instead of red.

  • This is normal and a part of your cycle.

  • A small amount of bloody discharge between periods is called spotting.

  • NOW HERES SOMETHING THAT NEEDS YOUR ATTENTION.

  • If this spotting occurs during normal time and you have recently had UNPROTECTED SEX then this could be a sign of PREGNANCY.

Brown or bloddy vaginal discharge
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  • The same thing during early phase of pregnancy can also be a sign of miscarriage.

  • Consulting an OB-GYN is a must during such situations.

  • The discharge of brown or bloddy colour can also be a sign of endometrial or cervical cancer.

  • HENCE A YEARLY PELVIC EXAM IS RECOMMENDED FOR ALL THE FEMALES.

e)  YELLOW OR GREEN

Yellow or green vaginal discharge
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  • A yellow or green , thick and chunky discharge accompanied by odour IS NOT NORMAL.

  • This can be a sign of TRICHOMONIASIS, which is a sexually transmitted disorder. 

—NOW THAT WE KNOW WHAT IS VAGINAL DISCHARGE AND TO DIFFERENCIATE BETWEEN NORMAL AND THE ABNORMAL ONE , LETS LEARN THE REASONS FOR VAGINAL DISCHARGE .

 

—-> Normal vaginal discharge is a healthy bodily function . It is the body’s method of cleaning the VAGINA.

—>This also helps in protecting the Vagina.

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–CAUSES OF VAGINAL DISCHARGE :-

 

–>As sexual arousal and ovulation increases , vaginal discharge too increases. EMOTIONAL STRESS, EXERCISE AND BIRTH CONTROL PILLS may also result in VAGINAL DISCHARGE.

 

This was all for today’s blog. I am sure you all have gained a lot of knowledge from it and are clear with your doubts. Do share it with your near and dear ones and everybody you know so that they too know the actual meaning of these things.

IF YOU TOO HAVE ANY QUESTIONS YOU CAN DM ME ON MY INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT (sexandgk) and I shall ANSWER it in my next ‘SAWAL SHANIVAR’ BLOG.

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Checkout my last blog on HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM SEXUAL ABUSE.

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