White Milky Discharge
White Milky Discharge, and other forms of Leukorrhea / Leucorrhea fall under two categories: physiological and inflammatory. Physiological Leukorrhea is typically caused by hormonal imbalances in the body and the vagina. Its characteristics include itching on the outside of the vagina, redness, and emotional sensitivity. Inflammatory Leukorrhea is caused by a swelling of the vagina or mucous congestion in the area.
Common Types of Leukorrhea Discharge
Thick white discharge, white milky discharge (with odor), white creamy discharge (with odor), and clear slimy discharge are all common types of Leukorrhea discharge women experience.
No two women are identical, therefore you can’t expect to experience the same exact type of discharge. The commonalities are typically in the consistency, smell, and color.
Because of the nature of Leukorrhea, the body produces a thick clear discharge from the vagina. This is a common side effect of an increase in hormones in the body. However, not all white discharge is Leukorrhea—an important distinction to make.
If you’ve noticed a white milky discharge, you could simply be getting close to ovulation. The Uterus produces this discharge during your most fertile time, so if you are ovulating and notice a white creamy or clear slimy discharge, you may have nothing to worry about.
Keep a track record of your discharge to recognize patterns and frequency and correlate that back to your cycle for a better understanding of your discharge.
When Discharge Isn’t from Leukorrhea
Some thick white discharge can be linked to other conditions. This includes pregnancy, STDs, and infections. If you notice a brown mucus discharge, or a dark discharge, these could be signs of infections. White, clear, and mostly odorless discharges aren’t much to be concerned with and typically relate to menstruation or ovulation.