Light green discharge is always a sign that there is an infectious / inflammatory process in the woman’s body. Such coloration, unusual for a biological fluid, is due to the large number of white blood cells that leave the blood vessels to fight the infection.
Oncological diseases in the uterus, cervix or ovaries can also cause yellow-green vaginal discharges with blood streaks.
Main causes of light green discharge:
When pathogens enter the genital tract and reproduce, the vaginal discharge becomes abundant and yellow, yellow-green or green.
This is simply the defense response of the female body by releasing the white blood cells. Hence the fundamental causes of their presence are infections caused by bacteria and protozoa, such as:
- Trichomoniasis: It is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections. Risk factors are having multiple sexual partners and not using a condom during intercourse.
- Gonorrhea: a curable infection caused by the Neisseria gonorrhea bacteria. It is transmitted during vaginal, anal and oral sex (performing or receiving).
- Chlamydia: A common sexually transmitted infection that can be asymptomatic. Many people with chlamydia do not develop symptoms, although they can also infect others through sexual contact. Symptoms include genital pain and vaginal secretions.
- Bacterial vaginosis: Excessive growth of bacteria in the vagina. Usually affects women of childbearing age. Some activities, such as unprotected sex or frequent douches, may increase your risk. Treatment includes prescribing creams, gels or medications.
Also light green discharge occurs in inflammatory processes caused by the intensification of reproduction of streptococci, staphylococci and other gynecological conditions such as:
- Oophoritisis an inflammatory disease of the ovaries. In fact, the disease is often diagnosed in young women of childbearing age. It should be noted that inflammation can be located in one and two ovaries. Oophoritis is accompanied by pain, discomfort and Disorders in the reproductive system.
- Adnexitis: is the inflammation of fallopian tubes and ovaries commonly referred to as uterine appendages.
- Salpingitis: is a type of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) that consists of inflammation of the fallopian tubes. It is one of the causes of sterility of tubal origin and increases the chances of ectopic pregnancy. Symptoms may be several, but most symptomatic patients report pain in the pelvic area. The treatment of this pathology is with antibiotics.
- Endometritis: is a disease that causes inflammation in the lining of the woman’s uterus. The uterus or womb is a reproductive organ of the woman consisting of a body and a cervix, and is where the fetus develops during pregnancy. The lining of the uterus is called the endometrium.
- Endometritis is usually not serious. Usually it disappears when treated with antibiotics. Untreated infections can cause complications in the reproductive organs, fertility problems, and other general medical problems. Fertility problems can prevent a woman from getting pregnant in the future.
Gray-green vaginal discharge caused by bacterial vaginosis:
It is contradictory to call this disease an infection, as it is caused primarily by an imbalance in the normal microflora. This symptom is considered as typical in the condition of bacterial vaginosis.
Since this organism has the characteristic of producing gas a second signal bacterial vaginosis is that the flow has an unpleasant odor, in addition also present symptoms like irritation, pain when urinating and swelling of the labia majors.
It requires a treatment that is divided into two stages:
- Destruction of Gardnerella with antibiotics
- Restoration of normal vaginal microflora.
However, home remedies such as garlic and yogurt are also used.
Light green discharge in women with bacterial infections
Although cases of chlamydia or gonorrhea occur more in men than in women, this does not mean that women are not susceptible to sexually transmitted infections.
Symptoms such as itching, burning sensation, pain on urination and greenish vaginal discharge appear. Often women simply do not attach much importance to this, and therefore the infectious process spreads to the uterus and ovaries.
Light green discharge during inflammatory processes
Inflammation of the ovaries, uterus, and fallopian tubes is accompanied by yellow or yellow-green mucous secretions. In addition there are other symptoms before which women should consult a specialist immediately.
Here is a short list:
- Persistent pain in the lower abdomen and waist
- Irritability, sleep disturbances, abnormal menstrual cycle.
- Inguinal lymph node enlargement and morbidity
- Increased body temperature from 37.5 to 38 degrees
It is important to know that infertility in some cases is a consequence of inflammation of the internal reproductive organs. For this reason it is important to consult a doctor before the least suspicion.
Light green discharge in women with acute bacterial infections
One of the first symptoms to appear is the abundant discharge of yellow-greenish color, and then other typical symptoms arise such as discomfort, swelling, as well as pain and the urge to urinate frequently.
Gonorrhea is suspected when fibrous vaginal discharge appears between white and green.When the body is in an immunodeficient state, acute chlamydia may appear.Treatment is prescribed taking into account the sensitivity of the pathogen.
Light green discharge in women with tumors
The presence of a vaginal discharge with green stripes of pus is one of the first signs of cervical cancer. The destruction of tissue and the impotence of the immune system against the cells lead to menstrual disorders, pain and even very characteristic secretions, which resemble a muddy water with pus flakes and blood clots.
The green flow should never be considered as normal, in your presence you should go to a doctor.
During pregnancy a green discharge occurs, what is the reason?
The vaginal discharge that should not cause major concerns will always be white or simply transparent. If the vaginal secretions take on a more yellowish or greenish coloration, then it can be some infection caused by yeasts and bacteria.
It is worth noting that during pregnancy the increase in the amount of vaginal discharge is normal.
The green vaginal discharge during pregnancy is synonymous with a sexually transmitted disease, these discharges have a strong smell and must be treated immediately. It is considered especially dangerous for pregnant women, as it increases the chances of having a baby with low birth weight or having a preterm birth.
- In these cases you should never self-medicate, you should go to a doctor immediately as it is harmful to the baby.
- If the discharge is not accompanied by other symptoms such as itching, burning or genital irritation, that does not mean that the pregnant woman is relatively safe. Do not forget that diseases like this are sexually transmitted, can cause fetal death intrauterine and contribute to the development of defects in the child.
- Pregnant women are always advised to urinate as often as possible in order to empty the bladder and reduce urine build-up.
- The presence of this vaginal discharge is quite uncomfortable so you can choose to use daily protectors that absorb the vaginal discharge.
- You should eliminate the use of perfumed soaps, scented toilet paper and it is good that you take at least two liters of water a day.
- It is recommended a healthy diet consuming fish, whole grains, nuts, fruits and nuts.
Here are some tips to avoid green discharge during pregnancy:
- Avoid wearing tight or synthetic underwear.
- Do not self-medicate, remember that it is very dangerous for you and your baby. Abnormal changes and secretions should be consulted with a physician.
- Do not insert any items into your vagina during pregnancy. Use sanitary towels.
- Be careful when using public restrooms, as they usually do not have proper hygiene. Never sit on an unprotected public toilet.
- Wash the intimate areas properly using vaginal washes, paying attention to how they dry after using the toilet.
- Wipe intimate areas from front to back to prevent bacteria from entering the vagina.