Normal vaginal discharge also known as leucorrhoea is thin, small in quantity, white/ transparent/ translucent, odorless (or occasional slight odor) discharge which is nothing but secretions of the genital organs of a female which keeps the vaginal area clean, moist and fights infection.
Normal vaginal discharge may vary through the menstrual cycle of the female but any change in color (greenish, grayish, pus like, yellowish), odor (unpleasant), texture, with itching, redness, burning of vagina, blood tinged discharge is not normal vaginal discharge and on appearance should be treated.
Reproductive life– mid cycle
Prepubertal– N. gonorrhoeae, C. trachomatis, Trichomonas vaginalis, HSV, Condyloma acuminata.
Reproductive life– Trichomonas vaginalis, Bacterial vaginosis, N. gonorrhoeae, C. trachomatis, HSV, Condyloma acuminata, Genital ulcers.
Prepubertal- Entrobius vermicularis, Shigellosis, Mixed enteric organisms, Streptococcal and staphylococcus, Candidiasis.
Reproductive life– Candidiasis, PID, Tubo-ovarian abscess, Septic abortion, Puerperal sepsis.
Reproductive life– Cryotherapy, Uterine artery embolism.
Postmenopausal- Post hysterectomy vault sepsis.
Prepubertal- Vaginal adenosis
Reproductive life– Cervical cancer
Postmenopausal- Cervical cancer, endometrial cancer, Vaginal cancer, Vulval cancer, Fallopian tube cancer.
Reproductive life– Following castration/ premature ovarian failure, Post partum atrophic vaginitis due to estrogen deficiency secondary to prolactin excess.
Postmenopausal- estrogen deficiency
Reproductive life– Endometritis, Cervical stenosis, Endometrial tuberculosis.
Postmenopausal– Senile endometritis, Endometrial or cervical cancer
Prepubertal- Ectopic ureter, Fistula, Meningocele.
Reproductive life– Fibroid polyp, Vulval dystrophy, post radiation
Postmenopausal- Vulval dystrophy, post radiation