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A little vaginal discharge is normal and occurs in every woman. As part of normal body function, the daily secretion of secretions may vary from woman to woman and the amount of discharge may change during the cycle. A healthy vaginal flora, including vaginal discharge, prevents the penetration and proliferation of germs and ensures the correct vaginal acidity level. Bacterial infections, fungal infestation and viruses can cause vaginal discharge. Taking antibiotics also disturb the vaginal flora, resulting in an imbalance that provides a better breeding ground for pathogenic germs or fungi. They can cause symptoms such as redness, itching, burning, pain in the vaginal area, extreme dryness or a coloured or foul-smelling discharge.
The main cause of the vaginal discharge is Damp Evil. Dampness can be caused by Spleen Deficiency or insufficient Kidney Yang. Both may lead to water metabolism failure and Dampness Retention. Moreover, an External Dampness or Invading Damp Heat can lead to discharge.
White excessive vaginal discharge without smell, dull complexion, tiredness, cold limbs, loose stools.
Profuse, sticky yellow or brown discharge with smell, loose stools.