The composition, amount, and quality of discharge varies between individuals as well as through the various stages of sexual and reproductive development. Any underlying disease or disorder. Use condoms during sex. Vulvovaginitis and other common vulvar disorders in children. The symptoms of trichomoniasis are similar to those of many other sexually transmitted infections STIs , so it can sometimes be difficult to diagnose.
Trichomoniasis is unlikely to go away without treatment, but it can be effectively treated with antibiotics. Produced by the cervix and regulated by the hormones estrogen and progesterone, this fluid nourishes sperm cells, protecting them as they travel through the vagina and cervix to fertilize an egg. Cervical fluid can be cloudy or white, slippery or sticky. An instrument called a speculum which is also used for smear tests , is sometimes used. There's no reason to feel ashamed or concerned about it. These can derive from the colonization of the vagina with oral or fecal bacteria.
If, however, it has a noticeably thicker than normal consistency, possibly with a texture similar to wet powder or a milk paste, this could be a sign that it is caused by a fungus. Bacterial vaginosis Bacterial vaginosis BV is most common cause of vaginal discharge in women of childbearing age. Periods can sometimes be painful. Female infertility Fallopian tube obstruction Hematosalpinx Hydrosalpinx Salpingitis. The characteristic symptom of trichomoniasis infection is a heavy, frothy, yellow-green, fishy-smelling discharge from the vagina. Avoid using harsh soaps.