Sign and Symptoms of Leucorrhoea

Leucorrhoea is also called as sweta pradara in Ayurveda. This disease is caused by the imbalance of vata and kapha dosa. The production and transportation of fluids by the urogenital organs becomes disturbed and leads to leukorrhea.8,10 In conventional medicine, an abnormal vaginal discharge that is watery, cloudy, or white; thick or thin in consistency; and malodorous or odorless is a condition known as leukorrhea.  When it is thin, clear, mucus like, odorless, and not subsequently increased in quantity, it is considered normal. It is generally secreted before menstruation, due to sexual excitement, or due to emotional stress. Fungal, bacterial, and viral infections change the environment in the vagina and make it alkaline. An alkaline environment results in production of vaginal discharge. Foreign bodies also cause vaginal infections and discharge. There are several other causes that also cause this type of discharge (e.g., worms or ulcers).

Clinical Features

According to Ayurveda, the main symptoms are a pale or white discharge from the vagina that is usually painful and thick or thin in consistency. Western medicine attributes specific symptoms to specific causative agents. The discharge may be malodorous or show a change in color with fever if it is due to bacterial infections. In viral infections, discharge may be profuse and the cervix tender. In fungal infections, vulvar pruritis followed by burning urination and itching are the  principal symptoms. Along with the profuse vaginal discharge, there may be symptoms like weakness, lower backache, leg pain, etc.15

Symptom of Leucorrhoea

  • whitish discharge from the vagina,
  • weak and tired
  • pain in the lumbar region and the calves
  • dragging sensation in the abdomen.
  • constipation,
  • frequent headaches 
  • intense itching.
  • Black patches under the eyes
  • Digestive disturbances

In the chronic form, the patient of Leucorrhoea feels irritable and develops black patches under the eyes.

Causes of Leucorrhoea

Leucorrhoea does not develop suddenly in an acute form. It denotes a devitalised and toxic condition of the system generally. The condition also involves one or many parts of the reproductive organs.

Whenever the body is loaded with toxins due to wrong dietary habits and the eliminative organs such as skin, bowels, lungs, and kidneys are unable to eliminate the toxins, the body produces a profuse discharge or elimination through the mucous membrane of the uterus and vagina in the form of leucorrhoea. In the case of advanced, chronic inflammatory conditions of these organs, it leads to discharge with pus, offensive in odour and colour varying from cream to yellow or light green.

  • Wrong food habits
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Infections like bacteria & fungus
  • Improper hygenic
  • Poor nutrition
  • Trichomonal vaginitis
  • Monilial vaginitis
  • Cervicitis
  • Improper lifestyle
  • Wounds produced by itching
  • Indigestion
  • Constipation
  • Anemia

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Recommendations for Leucorrhoea


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