Green Discharge: STDs as the Main Causes of Abnormal Discharges
Having a green discharge is a rather frightening thing for any woman, regardless of age and the way of life. The first thing that comes into her mind is that something’s wrong and there is nothing she can do about it. Well, if we speak about green vaginal discharge, it is really the sign of a problem, but it is treatable.
There are many cases when green discharges are caused by the presence of a foreign body that has been left in the vagina. It changes the normal flora of the vagina and leads to such abnormalities as green discharges. Until the foreign body is not removed, the antibiotic treatment will not be helpful to treat the consequences.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases? YES!
A vaginal discharge of green color is the sign of a sexually transmitted disease. There are more than 20 types of STDs a woman can suffer from, but we’ve decided to pay your attention to the commonest ones.
In nearly 70% of cases this is Trichomoniasis that is spread during a sexual intercourse. Green discharge is not everything a woman with Trichomoniasis can experience. In addition to the discomfort caused by the discharges, a woman suffers from:
- pain during the intercourse
- vaginal itching
- lower abdominal pain
The problem is serious, but can be treated with the correct course of prescribed antibiotics. If the treatment does not take place, a woman will go on spreading the disease to her sex partners. If you experience all the above mentioned symptoms, be sure that the medication treatment is the right option for you.
Another STDs to be aware of are Chlamydia and Gonorrhea. In these cases the discharges are more yellowish than green and are also cloudy. Nearly 80% of those women, who have this disease, do not even know about their problems, simply because the discharges are not accompanied by any other symptoms, and women take them for granted. They don’t notice slight bleeding after the intercourse and pain during urination.
Gonorrhea symptoms appear only within 10 days after exposure and only some women experience burning and itching of the vagina. Usual symptoms are:
- bleeding between menstrual periods
- thick yellow or green discharge
- lower abdominal or pelvic pain
- pain during urination
- painful sexual intercourse
- frequent urination
- irritation of the cervix
- pelvic inflammatory disease
PID (pelvic inflammatory disease) is a chronic infection of the reproductive organs of a woman. It tends to spread from the cervix to the uterus and up to the Fallopian tubes and ovaries. If it damages the tubes, it can lead to infertility in women. Besides this, PID includes the following conditions:
- inflammation of the cervix (Cervicitis)
- inflammation of the Fallopian tubes (Salpingitis)
- inflammation in the lining tissues of the uterus (Endometritis)
- inflammation of the membrane that lines the abdominal cavity (Peritonitis)
Bacterial Vaginosis is one more common STD that adheres to vaginal walls. In this case light green discharge appears after the sexual intercourse and is characterized by a fishy smell.
If you feel that your discharge is accompanied by a very high fever (above 101 degrees Fahrenheit), confusion, vomiting, nausea, weak pulse and severe pelvic pain, you are to seek for immediate medical help to treat the problem.
Immediate treatment is especially necessary in cases of green discharge during pregnancy. Any sort of delay or neglecting contributes to spreading of this infection to other people and reproductive organs of a woman. This leads to lots of complications, which are hard to treat.
Normally, the diagnosis is established after the health care professional checks the history and performs the examination of the pelvic. After obtaining the sample and its studying under the microscope, a professional is able to say what kind of problem a woman has, whether it is dangerous or not and what treatment courses she should undergo.
Regardless of the trigger, the treatment includes the intake of proper antibiotics that are inserted into the vagina or are taken orally. This is when sexual partners are also to be informed of the disease and undergo medical treatment.
If green discharge occurrence is what you experience every day or on a regular basis, look for immediate help to prevent the occurrence of harsh consequences.