Flat Feet Mean Sore Feet
The vagina: What's normal and what's not.
A healthy vagina produces discharge to protect it
against harmful bacteria. It's normal to see more
discharge at the middle and end of your monthly
cycle, or while you're pregnant. Normal discharge is
clear or cloudy, has a mild odor and doesn't itch or
burn. In an infected vagina, the discharge often
increases and thickens. The color may be white or
greenish-gray, with an unpleasant odor. Itching,
burning or swelling may also occur.
There are three main types of vaginal infections or
Bacterial vaginosis: A bacterial infection is caused
by one or more types of harmful bacteria. Its cause
is unknown. The infection may be passed on sexually.
Symptoms: Watery and grayish discharge; unpleasant
or fishy odor; vaginal itching, burning or swelling;
and discomfort or pain during urination or sexual
Trich" (trichomoniasis): Caused by a one-celled
organism, trichomonas, it is usually passed from one
person to another through sexual intercourse.
Symptoms: Foamy, gray or yellow-green discharge;
unpleasant odor; intense vaginal itching, burning or
swelling; and discomfort or pain during urination or
Yeast (candida or monilia): A yeast infection is an
over-growth of yeast fungus due to changes in
hormone levels or blood sugar, or lowered resistance
to infection. It often occurs with pregnancy,
diabetes, high stress or use of antibiotics or birth
Symptoms: White, clumpy discharge; slight odor;
severe vaginal itching or burning; and discomfort or
pain during urination or sexual intercourse.