"Leucorrhea (US) or leucorrhoea (Commonwealth) is a medical term that denotes a thick, whitish or yellowish vaginal discharge.
There are many causes of leukorrhea, the usual one being estrogen imbalance. The amount of discharge may increase due to vaginal infection or STDs, in which case it becomes more yellow and foul-smelling; it is usually a non-pathological symptom secondary to inflammatory conditions of vagina or cervix."
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05/24/2013: Anjali from Haldwani, Uttarakhand: "Leukorrhea: I am suffering from white discharge problem from 2 years & I am 22 yr old. I feel very lazy , I feel low back pain & sometimes I feel pain in my calves. I have also problem of constipation. I have already consult with a lady Dr. but she take my problem very lightly. So will you please find solution of my problem. Day by day I look like slim & old & there is dark circles under my eyes."Replies
05/24/2013: Helpyourself from Houston, Texas replies: "Try ACV (apple cider vinegar ) douche. 1 part distilled water, 1 part acv. Do this for a few days. Also drink 2 tbls Apple Cider Vinegar in 4 oz water, for a few days. Good Luck!"
07/09/2012: Aisha from Faisalabad, Pakistan: "Is there any medication for the treatment of leukorrea.. We can use multivitamins to stop this???"
04/27/2010: Sara from Ontario, Canada: "Hi there,
Ive been suffering form leukorrhea for a couple of years. I have excessive vagina discharge...no odor no itchiness no color. Just white discharge. Ive been to many doctors and they cant seem to find out why...no infection and no disease. This has affected my relationship...a few times my boyfriend has gotten an irritation on his penis. Can you help? Im in desperate need of a remedy....one more thing, i dont have constant bowel movements...maybe every two to three days...i have no constipation pains...just not frequent.
I see you have post for yeast infections but no remedies for a non infection vagina discharge..plese help im desperate...."
05/04/2010: T from Maryland, Usa replies: "1. Big key - stop most (if not all) dairy consumption, especially milk. Butter ok, occasional cheese in small amounts, but you might want to get clear for a few weeks first and get probiotics established before adding those two back to the diet. Absolutely no drinking of milk!! Buy dairy-free ice cream if you must have some. I personally wouldn't substitute soy for any of these, either.
2. Cut down on sugar as much as possible.
3. Take probiotics daily. There's one made for women (Fem-Dophilus by Jarrow, if EC wants to allow the name). You can take it for a month or two and then take whatever is your preferred kind, if you like. Keep probiotics in the fridge for best freshness.
It doesn't hurt to also clean up the diet if it's not already good...get rid of the artificial and processed stuff as much as possible. And more leafy green veggies are always a good thing!
Please post back after a couple of weeks of doing these and let us know if you see improvement :-)
05/04/2010: Msjohnson from Jersey City, Nj replies: "I just want to tell you that what you are experiencing is something I use to have. Down to the affect of a relationship. I actually resolved the excess discharge with analysis of my diet. I realized that minor adjustments of food consumption alleviated the excess discharge. The vagina does go thru a cleansing process and the discharge is the result of that First, I decreased fat consumption and have almost eliminated all fast food. I removed soda even diet, beef, whole milk and whole milk products, and increased my water intake. Not flavored or carbonated just plain old water. I do not drink any fruit juice at all currently instead I eat the whole fresh fruit. When I intially started this regimen I did however drink small amounts of 100% cranberry juice which has been known to cleanse the kidneys. I increased my fruit and vegetable servings to 50% of what I eat on the daily basis. I have also replaced my starch products with whole wheat instead of basic white. I also eat brown rice if I opt to eat rice at all. If I consume any diary products they are fat free or low fat. Not only do I feel much much better. I lost 17 lbs and issue is gone. I still do have a slight discharge but its natural and normal to have that. Some women just have a little more than others. Just try to wear an unscented pantyliner on the daily basis and change them frequently throughout the day. Also, invest in cotton underwear that are comfortable for you. I am not one to limit my selection of that to just white. There are more fashionable prints in 100% cotton and they are worth the investment. Good luck and feel better....."
03/23/2012: Dr. Susan Boyd Or Maggie from Las Vegas, Nv replies: "Thank you to everyone who shared on this topic already.
I am an Ob/Gyn doc in Las Vegas and truly see this condition a lot. I find that more and more of us women are struggling to reduce the amount and find that nothing is helping completely and a combination maybe the best as all of you have shared.
Leukorrhea is common in pregnancy, and even though there is more discharge it shouldn't have a bad odor. The reason for this increase in discharge has to do with the tremendous rise in estrogen.
I have found that if I have my patients, and also myself, try to completely remove any foods from the diet that could have ANY added hormones, such as dairy products, chicken, beef, and any product with these things added that there is an immediate change in amount of vaginal discharge.
Most of our meats and dairy products are contaminated with estrogens and growth hormone and these are having a profound affect of women's bodies.
We are seeing young girls mature earlier, breast bud sooner, and menstruate sooner. We are seeing an epidemic of overweight children & teens who have high cholesterol, diabetes, and high blood pressure. The scariest thing is Breast Cancer is showing up in younger and younger women, 28 & 30 yrs old.
So give it a try, I did and many others did too and had good results and weight loss too!! Now that's always welcome especially with summer coming, huh?
Dr. Susan Boyd "
05/01/2012: Cc from Manila, Philippines replies: "Hi, just read the 'Leukorrhea remedies' on your site, it started three weeks ago since i've been experiencing increase vaginal discharge. I begun searching the internet what are the causes, and its treatment. It says its causes are pregnancy, pre-menarch, and infection. I'm 21 year old - i'm done with my menarch, I have PCOS so I can't be pregnant, and im not sexually active to have a ST infection..
And because i'm skinny and wanted to gain weight I started including increase amout of beef, chicken, pork, dairy products, and anything that has an increase proteins and some cholesterol and/or fats in my diet for about three months now. Then I too, started to have an irregular bowel movement. And started to have an increase vaginal discharge.
--wondering why its happening on me."
01/07/2013: Misskrys from Swartz Creek, Mi replies: "I've had this since I started my period many years ago. It stopped once I was pregnant, but after my pregnancy it started again... I eat a very healthy diet and I stopped drinking milk years ago. Any remedies would be awesome or advice."
01/12/2013: Jane from Washington, USA replies: "I have heard great things about Crajiru (Arrabidea chica) extract for these types of problems. I was told by a friend that the amazonian natives use it to douche when they have a discharge problem. It is known to be a powerful anti-bacterial.
If you look up "Crajiru" extract you will see a few people selling it online."
01/15/2013: John from Del,, Usa replies: "Can now confirm for a fact that Arrabidea chica works in one shot!
I told a friend about it and she has been suffering for years on end. For the first time in 2 years she has had no symptoms and feels great.
Dose: add 20 drops of extract in 1L of water, put in fridge to cool down and douche with the solution. Once in the morning, once at night, repeat for 3 days."