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CHAPTER-31.1
CHAPTER-31.2
CHAPTER-31.3
CHAPTER-32
CHAPTER-33
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CHAPTER-48
CHAPTER-49-50
CHAPTER-51
CHAPTER-52-53
The Sex Life of the Gods. Michael Knerr. CHAPTER-1-2
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CHAPTER-15-16
CHAPTER-17-18

CHAPTER TWENTY 

 

LEUCORRHEA--THE WHITES 

 

Misconception Regarding the Meaning of the Term "Leucorrhea"--A 

Common Complaint--Severe Cases--Reasons for Resistance to 

Treatment--Proper Local Treatment of the Disorder--Sterility Due 

to Leucorrhea--Causes of Leucorrhea--Tonic Medicines--Local 

Treatment--Formulae for Douching. 

 

 

Leucorrhea means literally a "white running," and is applied by the 

laity to any whitish discharge coming from the vagina. This is wrong, 

because some white discharges may be of little importance; others may 

be of a serious character, and not be leucorrhea at all. 

 

Leucorrhea is one of the banes of the modern girl and woman. It is 

very frequent. Probably at least twenty-five per cent, (some say fifty 

or seventy-five per cent.) of all women suffer with it in a greater or 

lesser degree. In some cases it is only an annoyance, necessitating 

the frequent changing of napkins, but in others it causes a great deal 

of weakness, backache, erosions, itching and burning. It is very 

resistant to treatment, particularly in girls. The reason it is so 

resistant to treatment is because the discharge, while coming from 

the vagina, _does not usually originate_ in the vagina; it originates 

in the neck of the womb, and the hundreds and hundreds of injections 

that women take for their leucorrhea only reach the vagina; they 

cannot penetrate into the womb. And it is only by treating the cavity 

of the cervix, which can only be done by a physician, through a 

speculum, that the root of the trouble can be reached. And, if any 

erosion or ulcer is noticed, it can be directly touched up with the 

necessary application. And it is for this reason that in girls 

leucorrhea is so much more difficult to treat. For fear of having the 

hymen ruptured the girl objects to a thorough examination and to local 

treatment, and the leucorrhea is permitted to proceed until perhaps a 

chronic inflammation of the womb and the Fallopian tubes is 

established. There is no doubt that many cases of sterility or 

childlessness in women are due to long-neglected leucorrhea in 

girlhood. 

 

=What Is the Cause of Leucorrhea?= We can answer simply: the cause of 

leucorrhea is catarrh in any part of the female genital tract. But 

this is no real answer. What are the causes of the catarrh? The causes 

of catarrh are many: the most common cause is a cold. Wetting the feet 

and getting chilled, particularly during the menses, may set up a 

catarrh in the cervix. Long standing on one's feet, lifting and 

carrying heavy bundles, dancing in overheated rooms and then going out 

scantily clad in the chill night air, prolonged ungratified sexual 

excitement, lack of cleanliness in the external genitals--all these 

are factors in setting up a catarrh of the cervix with a resultant 


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