Within limits and at some stages of the cycle of the reproductive life of the woman, for example, during the phase of ovulation and childbearing age, it is natural the vagina to issue secretions. They contain white blood cells, cell desquamation of the vaginal mucosa and / or uterine and various microorganisms: can be serous or sieromucose, look something whitish or transparent, and be more or less abundant. In pathological situations, for example, in the presence of vaginal infections – vaginal secretions can change appearance, becoming grayish, greenish or yellowish and become smelly. Other symptoms may accompany the presence of malodorous vaginal discharge: itching and pain especially during sexual intercourse and / or during the urinary act.


What kind of diseases can be associated with vaginal secretions smelly?

The following diseases may be associated with malodorous vaginal secretions:

  • Cervical Cancer
  • Candida
  • Cervicitis
  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea
  • Genital herpes
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Trichomonas
  • Bacterial vaginosis
  • Vaginitis

Remember that this is not an exhaustive list and it is highly recommended to consult your doctor, in case of symptom’s persistence.


What is the therapy for vaginal secretions?

In case of smelly vaginal secretions, different treatments may be suitable to solve or alleviate the condition: these will depend on the disease that is the origin of the secretions themselves. In case of bacterial infections, it may be prescribed a treatment based on antibiotics taken by mouth or to be applied locally. In case of fungal infections such as thrush, medications for fungal infections will be prescribed. You should avoid DIY remedies like: intervene with creams, ointments and lavenders that cannot overlay the underlying disease and other conditions such as skin infections can happen that can further complicate the clinical picture.


When is most likely to contact your doctor in case of vaginal secretions?

 In case of malodorous vaginal secretions, it is always good to contact with your doctor.