Leucorrhea is the secretion of female genitalia, which is mainly secreted by the glands of the labia, vagina, and cervix. A small amount of this is secreted by the endometrium. It is a white, flocculent, viscous fluid that keeps the vagina and vulva moist.
Abnormal leucorrhea is a symptom of blocked fallopian tubes. Fallopian tube blockage can cause local inflammation, leading to a vaginal endocrine increase, such as leucorrhea. But abnormal leucorrhea does not necessarily mean that the fallopian tube is blocked.
Abnormal leucorrhea, such as the abnormal amount of leucorrhea, color, and texture changes, may be related to the following conditions:
Abnormal leucorrhea may be related to the raised hormone levels in the body during pregnancy or ovulation, which belongs to the normal situation and generally does not require special treatment. Focusing on personal hygiene and changing clothes frequently in daily life is necessary.
Infections of bacteria will cause bacterial vaginitis, making the leucorrhea show a gray-white, gray-yellow, with thin texture. The leucorrhea will often adhere to the forearm or side walls of the vagina, with a fishy smell, and this smell will be incredibly intense during intercourse. The leucorrhea of colpomycosis may appear white, thick, or curdy, the vaginal walls may appear reddish, and some areas may be covered by diphtheria - like a diaphragm.
Infections of trichomonas will make the color of the leucorrhea yellow or yellow-green, thin texture, sometimes like foam. Gonorrhea vaginitis causes the leucorrhea to become yellow and overly sticky. If you squeeze the urethra or paraurethral glands, purulent fluid will be discharged.
The placement of a pessary in the vagina and the placement of gauze or cotton balls after vaginal surgery can also lead to the secretion of vaginal leucorrhea with a foul odor. Besides, purulent leucorrhea with odor smell will also occur after vaginal surgery or hysterectomy, which will not improve until the condition recovers.
Cervicitis, cervical ectropion, and cervical cancer will also cause pelvic cavity or uterus congestion, and the cervical glands and endometrial function become hyperactive, secreting much mucus. When the cervicitis develops to the later period, a large amount of malignant leucorrhea with bloody-water appearance and odor smell will be discharged.
At the same time, in addition to abnormal leucorrhea, blocked fallopian tubes can cause other symptoms.
Abdominal discomfort: there will be different degrees of pain in the abdomen when the fallopian tube is blocked, and some people may become uncomfortable, such as swelling in the waist and back and sacral part, falling feeling, and pain.
Dysmenorrhea: long-term chronic fallopian tube inflammation can lead to pelvic congestion, resulting in blood stasis dysmenorrhea. Abdominal pain will occur one week before menstruation. The pain worsens as you get closer to your period and will disappear until your period starts.
Irregular menstruation: fallopian tubes and ovary are adjacent. When the oviduct inflammation spreads to the ovaries, the ovarian function will cause varying degrees of damage, resulting in abnormal menstruation. Among them, menstruation with high frequency and excessive amount is most common.
Infertility: The fallopian tubes play an essential role in transporting sperm, ingesting eggs, and carrying fertilized eggs to the uterine cavity. When the fallopian tubes are damaged by disease, that is, the formation of obstruction, it will obstacle the passage of sperm and fertilized eggs, resulting in infertility.
Apart from infertility, dysmenorrhea, and other symptoms, serious blockage of the fallopian tubes can also lead to painful intercourse, gastrointestinal disorders, fatigue, affected labor or unendurable labor, psychiatric symptoms, and mental depression.
It is impossible to determine whether the fallopian tube is blocked only by the status of leucorrhea. Relevant personnel must seek medical attention in time and conduct relevant examinations in the hospital, such as fluid infusion of fallopian tubes, hysterosalpingography, and gynecological endoscopic fallopian tube patency examination for confirmation.
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