Vaginal discharge is widespread and can vary in quantity and quality based on different days of the menstrual cycle. The medical name for normal vaginal discharge is leucorrhoea. It can be yellow or white, but it does not cause pain, itching, irritation, or burning of the tissue around the vaginal opening. It is sometimes hard to specify the difference between normal vaginal discharge and leucorrhoea caused by a yeast infection or sexually transmitted diseases.
• Fish-like smelly discharge;
• Yellowish or thick curd-like discharge;
• Vaginal bleeding in between two menstrual cycles;
• Severe pain or menstrual-like cramps in the lower part of the abdomen;
• Pain during or after sex;
• Bleeding during or after sex;
• Pain while passing urine;
• Skin lesions around the vagina;
• Infection of female genital organs;
• Irritation due to mechanical factors such as use of chemical contraceptives, intrauterine devices, etc.;
• Emotional causes such as stress, anxiety, work pressure and sexual anxiety;
• Hormonal irregularities;
• Errors in diet, excessive use of stimulants, e.g., tea, coffee, alcohol and smoking;
• Medical conditions such as anaemia, tuberculosis, etc.