Green discharge in women, causes of green discharge

Allocations in women differ in nature and color, depending on the cause of these secretions. Green discharge should uniquely alert the woman and force him to go to see a doctor, because almost always this is the cause of the illness.

Vaginal discharge is the secretion of the female genital organs. The excretions consist of epithelial cells, and of mucus that is secreted by the glands of the cervix. They are needed to protect against infection and moisturize the vaginal wall. Usually vaginal discharge occurs in girls one year before the first menstruation. The type and amount of vaginal discharge is determined by the hormonal background of the woman, the sex life and the phase of the menstrual cycle. Before menstruation and during ovulation, the amount of secretions increases.


  • 1 Causes of green discharge in women
  • 2 Bacterial vaginosis
  • 3 Trichomoniasis
  • 4 Acute inflammation of

Causes of green discharge in women

Most often, green discharges in women are caused by an inflammatory process in the cervix, fallopian tubes, vagina or ovaries. The green color of excretion in women is obtained because they contain a lot of white blood cells. This phenomenon is called leucorrhea. Usually, green discharge in women is a sign of a bacterial infection.

One of the main symptoms of almost all gynecological diseases is pathological discharge from the vagina, however it is impossible to establish a diagnosis based solely on the properties of the secretions. Symptoms of abnormal vaginal discharge are as follows:

  • whites - secretions of a specific color, often more abundant than simple discharge from the vagina on various days of the menstrual cycle.
  • the allocation of any color after, during, before menstruation or in the middle of the cycle, which are accompanied by unpleasant sensations - burning of the genitals, a specific odor of discharge, abdominal pain.
  • appearance of pink, bloody, dark discharge from the vagina before and after menstruation, or the appearance of profuse bleeding in the middle of the cycle of menstruation.
  • change the usual amount of blood discharge from the vagina during menstruation - the discharge sharply decreases, become very abundant or painful.

Green discharge in women also appears with the so-called.bacterial vaginosis, which is a bit isolated in a number of gynecological diseases - we will consider in more detail why.

Pathological discharge from the vagina is a sign of sexually transmitted diseases, tumors, inflammatory processes in the sexual organs of a woman.

Bacterial Vaginosis

Green discharge may indicate bacterial vaginal vaginosis - this is one of the most common causes of women turning to a gynecologist regarding specific vaginal discharge. The causes of bacterial vaginosis is not only infection from the sexual partner, but excessive or inadequate hygiene measures that are produced in the intimate area, long reception of antibiotics, low immune system, pregnancy, stress.

In bacterial vaginosis, the composition of the microflora of the vagina is disrupted. As a result, the number of conditionally pathogenic microorganisms increases, and very often gardnerelosis is found in the analyzes. Moreover, the number of lactic acid bacteria, which normally amounts to ninety percent of the usual microflora of the vagina, decreases.

Usually gardnerelles are present in the vagina in a small amount, but they do not cause any sensations. With an increase in the number of gardnerella, bacterial vaginosis appears, which already needs treatment.

When gardnerelleza allocation is most often gray-white or green. They have a specific fishy sharp odor, and they peel off with films. Often it causes itching, swelling of the external genitalia, irritation. Including burning and pain during urination, discomfort during sex.

It should be clearly understood that bacterial vaginosis needs treatment, and the sooner, the better. The problem is that over time gardnerelli more and more destroy the normal flora of the vagina, which also increases the possibility of infection with sexually transmitted diseases and makes it difficult to treat vaginosis itself.

Gardnerellez is treated in 2 stages. First, with the help of antibiotics, the gardnerella itself collapses. Then, with the help of exclusively local methods, the usual microflora of the vagina is gradually restored.


The 2-rd common cause of appearance in women of green secretions is a trichomoniasis. Recently, more and more often trichomoniasis passes without special symptoms, and this complicates its detection. Because with a slight discharge of green, barely perceptible irritation of the external genitalia and itching, a woman seldom see a doctor, and will concentrate on strengthening hygienic procedures. So the process of diagnosing the disease can last a very long time. And trichomoniasis is confirmed exclusively in laboratory diagnostics.

Acute inflammation of

Including yellow and green secretions are characteristic of a particular bacterial secretion in the vagina, fallopian tubes or ovaries. In this case, the allocation is abundant. If the inflammation is chronic, excretions will be small, but they will still have a greenish color.

In addition, inflammatory processes such as salpingitis and adnexitis can also be accompanied by an increase in temperature, pulling and blunt pain in the abdomen. With acute salpingitis and adnexitis, the body temperature can rise very much, so that a woman will have to go to the doctor. Very often, these inflammations are treated in a hospital setting.

With chronic salpingitis and adnexitis, body temperature can rise to 37 - 37.5 degrees, and is accompanied by a slight weakness. However, this condition can last a long time until a woman goes to the doctor and the treatment of a chronic illness begins, or until a complication arises that will force her to start treatment.