There are various types of leukorrhea based upon the cause of the vaginal discharge. Given below are the types of leukorrhea.
Physiological leukorrhea is a type of leukorrhea in which vaginal discharge occurs because of hormonal imbalances. Some common scenarios in which this happens are as follows
- Early days of pregnancy
- Puberty in young girls
- Sexually exciting stage
Physiological leukorrhea is a condition that can also affect newborns a week post-birth because of the high levels of estrogen in their system.
Pathological leukorrhea is a type in which the vaginal discharge is foul-smelling and yellowish. Pathological leukorrhea can also be subdivided as follows:
Yeast Infection in Vagina
Yeast infection in the vagina is also known as candidiasis. This condition is most common in either diabetic women or those females who use antibiotics or contraceptive devices. Candidiasis is also because of poor hygiene in the intimate areas and a change in vaginal pH.
Cervicitis is a condition in which the female tends to suffer from lower back pain. This condition can be due to an allergic reaction to contraceptive devices and the inflammation of the cervix.
Also known as trichomoniasis. In this condition, there is a yellow frothy discharge that also causes an itching sensation. A female suffers from trichomonas vaginitis because of poor maintenance of vaginal health and hygiene.