By Keren Zelicha
Excessive vaginal discharges or leucorrhea is a frequent seen symptom in women’s clinics.
As mentioned in the first part of the article: Chinese medicine treating leucorrhea – part one herbs, vaginal discharges are necessary to maintain the health of the vagina’s mucous membrane lining. Tracking cervical mucus is a good indicator for understanding hormonal changes and the events that occur during the menstrual cycle. Few days before ovulation the cervix produces more fluids due to an estradiol rise. At that stage, vaginal discharge will be slippery odorless like an egg white. The presence of fertile cervical fluid is a good indication for ovulation to come (ovulation tests and basal body temperature tracking is more reliable for confirming ovulation). When the amount color, texture or odor of the vaginal discharge change, it can cause irritation and discomfort of the vulva and vagina.