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VAGINAL DISCHARGE – HOW IT AFFECTS FERTILITY

The Healthy Vagina

The vagina serves as a passageway between the outside of the body and the inner reproductive organs. The pH balance of the vagina is acidic, which discourages infections from occurring. This acidic environment is created by normally-occurring bacteria. A healthy vagina produces secretions to cleanse and regulate itself, similar to how saliva cleanses and regulates the environment of the mouth. These vaginal secretions are normal vaginal discharge. Any interference with the delicate balance of vaginal secretions sets up an environment conducive to infection.

Normal Vaginal Discharge

All women have some vaginal discharge. Normal discharge may appear clear, cloudy white, and/or yellowish when dry on clothing. It may also contain white flecks and at times may be thin and stringy. Changes in normal discharge can occur for many reasons, including menstrual cycle, emotional stressors, nutritional status, pregnancy, usage of medications – including birth control pills, and sexual arousal.

Effects of the Menstrual Cycle

The menstrual cycle affects the vaginal environment. You may notice increased wetness and clear discharge around mid-cycle. The pH balance of the vagina fluctuates during the cycle and is the least acidic on the days just prior to and during menstruation. Infections, therefore, are most common at this time.

Signs of Abnormal Discharge

Any changes in color or amount of discharge may be a sign of a vaginal infection. Vaginal infections are very common; most women will experience some form of a vaginal infection in their lifetime. If you experience any of the symptoms below, this may be a sign of vaginal infection:

  • Discharge accompanied by itching, rash or soreness
  • Persistent, increased discharge
  • Burning on skin during urination
  • White, clumpy discharge (somewhat like cottage cheese)
  • Grey/white or yellow/green discharge with a foul odor

Outlined below is basic information on three common vaginal infections

  1. Bacterial Vaginosis – The exact cause of bacterial vaginosis is unknown. Similar to a yeast infection, there is an overgrowth of bacteria, and the delicate balance of the vaginal environment is upset when these bacteria occur in increased amounts. Recurrence of bacterial vaginosis is common and bacterial vaginosis can coexist with other vaginal infections. Women that have multiple partners or receive oral intercourse are at an increased risk of acquiring bacterial vaginosis.

Signs and Symptoms

  • Increased amount of discharge
  • Grey/white, thin, watery discharge
  • Foul/fishy odor with discharge
  • Increased odor to discharge immediately after intercourse

Nearly half of the women with bacterial vaginosis don’t display any symptoms.

  1. Trichomoniasis – This infection is caused by a one-celled protozoan organism. Trichomoniasis is almost always spread through sexual contact. However, the protozoan organism can survive for up to twenty-four hours in a moist environment, making wet towels or bathing suits possible instruments of transmission from someone with the infection.

Signs and Symptoms

Most men and some women don’t display any symptoms, which may include:

  • Yellow/green, frothy, discharge
  • Foul odor with discharge
  • Increased amount of discharge
  • Inflammation of vulva/vagina
  • Increased frequency of urination
  • Itching
  1. Monilia (Yeast) Infection – There is normally a small amount of yeast (Candida albicans) present in the vagina. A yeast infection occurs when there is an overabundance of yeast, often caused by a change in the pH balance of the vagina. Yeast infections are not usually sexually transmitted.

Some factors that may increase susceptibility to yeast infections

  • Increased stress
  • Use of oral contraceptives
  • Diabetes
  • Pregnancy
  • Use of antibiotics (protective bacteria are destroyed by antibiotics, allowing yeast overgrowth)

Signs and symptoms

  • Increased amount of discharge
  • White, clumpy (cottage cheese-like), discharge
  • Redness, itching, burning in vaginal/vulvar area

How Can Vaginal Infections AffectFertility?

If you only get a yeast infection once or twice a year and it is easily treated by home methods, you are probably fine and the only way it will affect your fertility is by making you so uncomfortable from itching and slight burning you will not want to have sexual intercourse. Remember that yeast infection can be passed on to your partner; so it is best to avoid sexual contact while you have a yeast infection or any type of vaginal infection.

Recurrent vaginal yeast infections cause the internal vaginal flora to become unbalanced which may make it harder for the sperm to reach the uterus. Sperm is not killed by overgrowth of Candida, but because the infection changes the consistency of the cervical mucous, it may make it more difficult for the sperm to reach the cervical opening.

If you have a vaginal yeast infection, it is highly likely you have an intestinal imbalance of Candida as well. This is often caused by poor diet. Because the digestive system is connected to areas of women’s bodies right near the opening of the vagina, the candida overgrowth may be spread through those areas of the body as well and vise versa through wiping after using the toilet. This means that what you eat contributes to yeast overgrowth as well, especially in the intestines. If you have yeast overgrowth in your intestines, this may affect proper absorption of the nutrients of the food you eat. We all know how important proper eating habits and regular consumption of whole foods are to fertility, so Candida may affect the digestive system contributing to an imbalance of proper absorption and digestion of food. Intesitinal Candida is attributed to poor diet.

An imbalance in the vaginal flora impairs the vaginal mucosa’s ability to fight off other infections or diseases, which may lead to other fertility issues later in life. Having a yeast infection is difficult on the body’s immune system and if you have other fertility issues you are trying to heal, it may make it harder on your body if it is constantly fighting Candida overgrowth.

If you do not treat your yeast infection before your baby is born you can pass the infection on to your baby.

Treatment For Vaginal Infections/Abnormal Discharges

If you have been diagnosed of a vaginal infection and you have gone through a lot in getting it treated, I will advice you have a look at the Abnormal Vaginal Discharge Remedy Kit. In fact, just one of the products in the Kit is what a woman with 4 years of yeast infection used and the infection cleared in about just one week. Read her testimonial with confirmations from her. You can also read other people’s testimonies regarding our treatments.

Vaginal is one of the most important reproductive organs. Without it, much can’t seem to happen. Therefore, it has to be taken care of in the most natural way possible and the is what is offered through the Abnormal Vaginal Discharge Remedy Kit. Most ladies/women have caused a lot of problems to their reproductive systems through the use of various antibiotics in curing vaginal discharges/infections. So, this is a better alternative.

Lest I forget, I will like to use this opportunity to thank all our clients, patients and Agents in Uyo and Port Harcourt for their hospitality and kind gesture towards me during my visit last Friday. I say a BIG thank you to you all on behalf of the whole staff and management of Plan B Wellness Center. We are grateful!

If you are also currently suffering infertility due to vaginal infection, Abnormal Vaginal Discharge Remedy Kit will not only help you get rid of the infection, it will also help improve your fertility.

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11 Comments on VAGINAL DISCHARGE – HOW IT AFFECTS FERTILITY

  1. Akinkuowo Olufunke Esther // July 13, 2017 at 11:19 AM // Reply

    Pls I need the Abnormal vaginal dischange remedy kit and how much or pls send me the link through my gmail thank you

  2. I don’t normally get vaginal discharge and during ovulation I only feel a bloat in my abdomen but no discharge. Saw vaginal discharge before but after treatment of infections don’t seem to keep track of it. Any need for concern.

  3. From vaginal came green

  4. Please how do i get abnormal vaginal discharge kit and how much?

  5. Akoshile Toyosi // June 10, 2014 at 11:39 AM // Reply

    Please i appreciate if this article is forward to my E-mail. akoshiletoyosi@gmail.com

  6. Lovely article you have publish here. May God continue to give you wisdom and grace in all your Endeavour in life. Amen.

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