Discharge from the vulva of the sow can arise from anywhere in the urogenital tract - from the vagina, cervix or uterus or from the bladder or kidneys - and can take many different forms. Not all vaginal discharges are abnormal. Clear mucoid discharge is a normal part of oestrous most obvious in gilts and a "cleaning out" of the remnants of pregnancy lochia in the first few days after farrowing can be viewed as normal. However, of significant concern to the pig farmer are those discharges that occur weeks after service and precede a return to service. In these cases, the discharge can be anything from a milky white watery fluid through to creamy tacky pus and, in extremes, a foul smelling thick discharge with the consistency of cottage cheese with or without blood in it. Both the prepuce of the boar and the vagina of the sow are "dirty" areas with high concentration of bacteria, many of which are simple environmental contaminants.
Vaginal discharge is fluid—usually white or clear—that comes out of the vagina. Most women have vaginal discharge. Some women have discharge every day, while other women only have discharge occasionally. If the discharge changes color, smells different, or gets heavier, then you may have a problem such as an infection. Increased vaginal discharge can be caused by normal menstrual cycle changes, vaginal infection, or cancer rare. If a woman has more than her usual amount of vaginal discharge, she may need to see her healthcare provider.
Lichen sclerosus is an uncommon skin condition. It most commonly affects the genital skin vulva of women. It can occur at any age. Lichen sclerosus pronounced 'lie-ken scler-roe-suss' is a skin condition that mainly affects the genital skin vulva in women and the penis in men. It most commonly occurs in middle-aged women.
Vaginal dryness is a common problem experienced by up to one in three women, particularly those who are going through menopause or those who experience early menopause symptoms. The female sex hormone oestrogen is responsible for maintaining your natural lubricant. When your oestrogen levels decrease you are more likely to experience vaginal dryness.