About pelvic discharge

In most cases, the discharge will have no smell and be clear, white, or slightly yellowish. This vaginal discharge occurs mainly because of normal hormonal fluctuations during menstruation and ovulation cycles. However, pelvic discharge can be caused by an infection or hormonal changes, ranging from clear and watery to yellow or greenish, and may have an odor. While pelvic discharge is usually nothing to worry about, keeping track of what’s normal for your body is always best practice. Doing so can help you identify any changes before they become more serious.

What causes pelvic discharge?

In addition to usual hormone fluctuations, other causes of pelvic discharge could indicate an underlying medical issue. Common causes include:

  • Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
  • Bacterial vaginosis (BV)
  • Yeast infections
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Ovarian cysts

If you think you may have been exposed to an STI, such as chlamydia or gonorrhea, getting tested immediately is essential. These infections can lead to severe complications if left untreated.

When to worry about pelvic discharge?

If you experience pelvic discharge that is unusual in color (yellow-green) or has a strong odor, this could be a sign of an infection and should be discussed with your doctor right away. You should also seek medical attention if you experience itching or burning around the genitals or abnormal vaginal discharge. This could be a sign of vaginitis—an inflammation due to a bacterial imbalance in the vagina. Pelvic pain accompanied by heavy discharges should also be reported to your doctor as it could indicate a more severe condition, such as ovarian cyst rupture.

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What is the treatment for abnormal pelvic discharge?

If left untreated, abnormal pelvic discharge can have serious consequences, including:

  • Infertility
  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Increased risk of other health problems, such as ovarian cysts and endometriosis

It’s essential to seek the help of a specialist when you experience any changes in vaginal discharge.

Abnormal pelvic discharge can be caused by various conditions and require different treatment types depending on the underlying cause. The most common treatments for abnormal pelvic discharge include:

  • Antibiotics or antifungal drugs to treat bacterial infections, STIs, and yeast infections 
  • Hormonal therapy to address hormonal imbalances that may be causing the discharge
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Why choose Pelvic Pain Doc for your pelvic discharge treatment?

Patients needing pelvic pain relief should consider Pelvic Pain Doc for the best care possible. We offer a unique and holistic approach to help patients achieve their desired quality of life. Our team is composed of specialists with extensive training and expertise in urology, gynecology, and sexual and pelvic health, areas with which many doctors are not familiar. As a boutique concierge practice, we strive to give each patient personalized attention and forge a positive collaborative relationship. Contact us today to learn more about treatment for pelvic discharge.

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