The result of an Infection, leukorrhoea reveals itself as
an abnormal, foul-smelling, whitish discharge from the vagina.
The discharge consists of dead cells (white blood cells,
bacteria) from the site of Inflammation in the mucous membrane.
While some mild discharge
is normal, a persistent, heavy discharge should not be ignored.
Possible causes of abnormal vaginal discharge include yeast
Infections, cervical and vaginal Infections, a tumour or
abnormal growth, irritation from spermicide or other foreign
matter in vagina, oestrogen stimulation/loss, venereal diseases,
irritation from douching, oral contraceptives, and Vaginitis.
Itching of the vaginal
area often accompanies leukorrhoea.
Vitamin C (1)
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