Leucorrhoea white discharge Homeopathic treatment

Leucorrhoea commonly known as white discharge, refers to a whitish discharge from the female genitals(organs). Leucorrhoea is common among the women of almost all ages the world over. This diseases was recognised thousands of years ago by the ancient therapists in the ancient societies like India, Greece and China.

It could be embossing, painful and may cause lot of discomfort, stress and even affect the sexual preferences and libido. It may be mild to severe, and varies from person to person.

The vaginal discharge plays very important role in maintaining a healthy vagina. The secretions are designed to flush out bacteria and other tiny organisms to prevent infection. Normal vaginal discharge is odorless and a clear or pale milky color.

Recent investigations have shown that secretions from the uterus and upper part of the vagina flow down and are reabsorbed in the lower parts of the vagina. This is the normal constant flow within the female genitals(organs).


Mucous membranes and glands in our body produce a lot of secretion, which have their own separate functions in our Body. The secretions protect our body by forming a slimy lining over the skin or mucous membrane inside our body. It also helps to keep the mucous membrane or skin moist and flexible which prevent from drying & cracking. The best example to understand it is like saliva in the mouth it provide us lubricating function. If this secretion becomes very low or scanty, everyone will feel dryness. The skin may crack thus paving way for infection. Similarly, vaginal glands also secrete some secretions to keep the organ moist or lubricated, flexible and to prevent it from infection by its acidic nature. At ovulation time, the acidic nature of the secretiongets altered to alkali nature by hormones to allow the male sperm to survive for fertilisation. If not, the sperms will find it difficult to thrive and reach the ovum.

Also, secretions of the vagina help in lubrication during the sexual act.

Vaginal discharge is normal, and causes of change in discharge include infection, malignancy, and hormonal changes. Leucorrhoea occurs before a girl has her first period                                   and is also a sign of puberty. The whitish discharge is, however, caused by the presence of infection in any of these tissues and a variety of other factors. Leucorrhoea condition may continue for weeks or months at a time.

Leucorrhoea, commonly known as whites, refers to a whitish discharge from the female genitals. Leucorrhoea is an abnormal condition of the reproductive organs of women. Leucorrhoea is not a disease which effects vagina only but causes sense of bad smell coming from own body unhygienic, uncleanness feeling to woman so they start washing.So it create Depression or sense of Guilty or unhygeine. If not treated properly in the initial stages, it may become chronic .It is indication infection, malignancy, and hormonal changes so never ignore these changes.

Immediate medical attention needed-

o   If discharge which is difficult to stop

o   If the colour of discharge is either yellow, green, brown in color.

o   If along with discharge there is itching in the vaginal area.


Types of Leucorrhoea (White Discharge)

Leucorrhoea is mainly classified into two types:

Physiological leucorrhoea : It is an excessive discharge or secretions of a normal vagina. They are slimy in nature and generally occur among teenaged girls due to hormonal imbalance during puberty, at the time of ovulation period of the menstrual cycle, before periods, etc. In case of adults, in addition to the ovulation time and before periods, it occurs also during early days of pregnancy and during sexual excitement. Generally, no medication is required in this kind of discharge.

Pathological leucorrhoea : It is a discharge occurring due to disease or malfunction of the female reproductive tract. It needs immediate attention, cleanliness and treatment. Ignoring pathological leucorrhoea may lead to serious problems like loss of fertility or even removal of uterus. The nature of discharge varies from slimy to thick bloody discharge with foul smell. This condition is commonly present both in case of vaginitis or cervicitis. 

Causes of Leucorrhoea (White Discharge)

  1. Infections:

From Fungus: Candida albicans can easily flourish in moist circumstances and is commonly promoted by synthetic undergarments and poor hygienic condition.

From Parasites : protozoa - Trichomonas vaginalis causes the Trichomoniasis which spreads usually through sexual intercourse and moist clothes.

From Bacteria : Gardnerella vaginalis and chlamydia are the prime causes in bacterial infections. Also, it is frequently seen in venereal diseases like gonorrhoea, syphilis, and AIDS.

2) Injury : Injury to the vagina or cervix or womb during childbirth, abortion, or excessive sexual indulgence can cause erosions and infections with discharges.

3) Poor hygienic conditions : Non hygienic measures, especially during periods, can create infection and cause leucorrhoea.

4) Diabetes and anaemia : May provoke infections due to weakened immunity among many females.

5) Local infection : Spread of infection from adjacent urinary tract (UTI) or alimentary tract (worms)

6) Irritation of IUCD : If irritation persists at IUCD, (Intra uterine contraceptive device) it can cause pain and discharges.

7) Sprays and jellies: which are used by males for provoking sexual act and jellies and drugs taken by females to kill sperms to avoid conception can also


Leucorrhoea does not develop suddenly in an acute . It denotes a devitalised and toxic condition of the system generally or poor health. The condition also involves one or many parts of the reproductive organs. Whenever the body is loaded with toxins due to wrong dietary habits and the eliminative organs such as skin, bowels, lungs, and kidneys are unable to eliminate the toxins, the body produces a profuse discharge or elimination through the mucous membrane of the uterus and vagina in the form of leucorrhoea.

In the case of advanced, chronic inflammatory conditions of these organs, it leads to discharge with pus, offensive in odour and colour varying from cream to yellow or light green.

Why we should be alert with leucorrhoea

  • In case of chronic infection, and if left untreated, the infection spreads inward into the cervix, uterus, fallopian tubes, etc., causing congestion of the uterus or ovary or pelvis, leading to heavy menstrual flow in the forthcoming period.
  • It acts as a precursor of pelvic inflammatory diseases, salphingo-oophoritis (infection of fallopian tube and ovaries) which mostly result in pelvicadhesions like peritoneal adhesions and fallopian tube adhesions which obstruct tubes and may cause infertility.
  • White discharges in late fertile period or after menopause should always be analysed completely to rule out cervix cancer which is the second commonest site of cancer in females after breast cancer.
  • Urinary tract, reproductive tract and the adjacent organs are often caught in the spread of infection simultaneously since the urethra, vagina and anus lie very close



In addition to the whitish discharge from the vagina, the patient of Leucorrhoea feels weak and tired. She also suffers from pain in the lumbar region and the calves and a dragging sensation in the abdomen.

o   Lower abdominal pain

o   Painful sexual act

o   Backache and pain in the leg, especially thigh and calf muscles

o   Intense itching with oedema of vagina

o   Soreness and burning in the genital tract

o   Burning urination and frequent urge to pass very little urine

o   Irritability and lack of concentration in work due to consciousness of discharges

o   Digestive disturbances like constipation or diarrhoea or vomiting

o   General tiredness due to loss of vital fluids as discharges

o   Soreness and dryness

o   Strong smelling or frothy discharge

o   Dark coloured discharge

o   Rashes or sore spots on the genitals.In the chronic form, the patient of Leucorrhoea feels irritable and develops black patches under the eyes or face discolouration.


Two types of Leucorrhoeaa

There are two types of Leucorrhoea, physiological and pathological. In physiological Leucorrhoea, the discharge is normal due to excitement or other factors like nervousness. Such a discharge need not be worried about. It is found under following conditions:-

  • Seen in newborn baby for a week due to maternal estrogens.
  • Seen in girls during puberty due to hormonal changes.
  • At the time of ovulation and in early pregnancy.
  • During sexual excitement.

In pathological Leucorrhoea the causes are:-

  • General ill health and under nutrition.
  • Dysfunctional state in genital tract.
  • Psychological factors.


Self care measures for Leucorrhoea or White Discharge Home remedies

PREVENTION is always better than cure.There are few Home based tips

Wash genitals everyday

Wear clean underwear every day

Always wash genitals from front to back.

Strictly avoid :

Always wear cotton underwear to avoid moisture.

treatment is very important. Abstain from sexual intercourse during

treatment in order to avoid irritation of tissues, which are in the process of

zinc, to improve general health

Plenty of water and juices to avoid urinary tract infection and its spread to the vagina or cervix.

Homoeopathic Treatment

Homeopathy being an individualistic science tries to find an individual remedy for each case. Different females suffering from Leucorrhoea (White Discharge) present with different symptoms regarding the character, localization, extension and severity . Also varying are the accompanying symptoms like backache ,itching & burning in genital region etc. Some females will have complaints much before menses while others are worse only during it. The character of leucorrhoea , its color, presence of blood, the underlying cause like fibroids, cysts, endometriosis etc differentiate one case from another.

Leucorrhoea is the excessive secretion of genital organs of the female. From the treatment's point of view, it is better to make it normal than to stop it because physiologically it is important. If it is stopped completely, vaginal dryness may result which may cause pain & distress during sexual activity. Also, if it is not treated properly, it may often recur and sometimes it can be infected and become persistent. Always take treatment for 2-3 cycles of periods to analyse it. So, do not stop treatment as soon as symptoms disappear and periods become normal.So take least 3-4 month treatment. Avoid sexual intercourse during treatment in order to avoid damaging the healing tissues in case of infection only .

In Homeopathy, we boost the immune system                                   which plays a very important role in natural elimination of disease organism or the disease itself and also in prevention. Homeopathic prescriptions are based on the nature and time of the discharge and also depend upon the patient’s constitution. The treatment can give permanent relief to recurrent leucorrhoea. The earlier you treat, you get speedier and complete cure without any adhesions.


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Calcarea carbonica. [Calc]

It is more suited to fatty people .Obese plus in quantity less in quality of muscle .Indicated by its general symptoms, and these are always the more important in this affection. More prominent of these are morning hunger, acidity of the stomach, cold and damp feet. It corresponds especially to scrofulous persons with enlarged cervical glands. The leucorrhoea is profuse, milky, persistent or yellow and accompanied by itching and burning. It suits leucorrhoea in infants and young girls often recurring before puberty, leucorrhoea before menses or in recurring attacks between the menses.


Overemotional people .Weeping easily on minute thing when consolation give feel better. It produces a cures a milky leucorrhoea which becomes watery, acrid and burning from being retained in the vagina. It is a mucous, thick, creamy, white leucorrhoea sometimes replacing menses, with chilliness, disposition to lie down and lowness of spirits. It corresponds to a disposition to leucorrhoea and suits leucorrhoea in chlorotic subjects. Helonin. Southwick recommends this remedy in the 1X or 2X trituration for profuse,yellow, thick leucorrhoea with some irritation and itching. In anaemic sallow patient with much prostration and general debility, worse from slight colds and exertion, it is a most useful remedy.


Female with male like look means pelvis is more flat.No emotions even to own childrens .Cures a leucorrhoea which is yellowish green color, somewhat offensive and often excoriating, due to pelvic congestion of a passive type. It is milky, worse before menses with bearing down; there are pains in the abdomen and pruritus. The patient has a sallow, pimply face, and it is most suitable to those of dark complexion who are feeble and debilitated and who have a sensation of emptiness at the pit of the stomach. It leads all other remedies in leucorrhoea of little girls, though


Few medicines have the same power in leucorrhoea as Kreasote. It cures a profuse watery, sometimes a yellowish leucorrhoea. The acridity is marked; it causes excoriating of the parts which come in contact with it, causes soreness and smarting and red spots and itching on the vulva, always with great debility; leucorrhoea preceding menses. It is so acrid that it causes the pudenda and thighs to swell and itch. Nitric acid. Highly recommended by Jahr in a corrosive leucorrhoea; it being one of our best remedies, and one too often neglected. In fact, all of our remedies are prone to be neglected in leucorrhoea, and their place taken by far less efficient local applications. Nitric acid suits a greenish, foetid, obstinate leucorrhoea; the presence of fig warts and condylomata will further indicate the remedy. Platinum. Periodical, thin watery leucorrhoea with very sensitive organs. Albuminous leucorrhoea in the daytime. Iodine has an acrid,corrosive leucorrhoea accompanied by right ovarian inflammation.


suits a clear, copious and albuminous leucorrhoea having an unnatural heat to it. Leucorrhoea midway between menses with great nervousness, white as starch, perfectly bland without pain. Dr. Hughes recommends this remedy in the 2X trituration for a chronic vaginal catarrh, which is sometimes mistaken for uterine leucorrhoea. Graphites cures a leucorrhoea associated with pains in the lower abdomen and weakness of back in pale young girls. It is profuse, very thin, white mucus, occurs in gushes; the menses are delayed, scanty and pale. Leucorrhoea more profuse in morning when rising, especially indicates Graphites.


Leucorrhoea in chlorotic girls which is transparent or of yellow mucus, which is very profuse and ropy, and greatly exhausting, as it is very rich in albumen. It occurs chiefly in the daytime; the great profuseness is its characteristic. It is apt to be acrid. Causticum. Leucorrhoea occurring chiefly at night.


Acrid excoriating leucorrhoea smarting and burning, swelling of external genital organs. Purulent greenish yellow leucorrhoea worse at night; heat, tenderness and pain involving nabothian glands, form good indication for Mercurius. Scrofulous and syphilitic subjects with yellow and thick leucorrhoea also indicate the remedy.


It corresponds to recent or acute attacks of leucorrhoea dependent upon pelvic inflammation and congestion; oftentimes bearing down in pelvis. Thin, odorless, bland leucorrhoea. Sensitive cervix and bearing down pains. Stannum. Profuse bland leucorrhoea, yellowish, with great debility, backache; patients are weakened and sallow.


Leucorrohoea from exhausting diseases; cancer, etc. It is best suited to weak persons, old women, especially the chronic form with much weakness with great restlessness; the discharge is acrid, corrosive and yellow. Dictamnus was one of Hahnemann's remedies for leucorrhoea. It is of tenacious mucus, attended with painful erosions of the pudendum and itching of the anus. Secale. Brownish and offensive leucorrhoea, with metrorrhagia, especially in thin scrawny women who suffer from excessive menstruation and prolapsus.Thrist for small quantity of water at short intervals.

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