Twenty disorders of the Female reproductive tract

Twenty disorders of the female reproductive tract exist, caused by poor diet and lifestyle, imbalanced menstrual flow, defective ovum and ovary, and past karma. This results in an inability to conceive and other health concerns (e.g., tumors, hemorrhoids, menorrhagia).

Female reproductive tract disorders according to Ayurveda - Causes, Development and Symptoms

  1. Vayu Dosha (Air Disorder) : Causes include excessive ingesting of foods and liquid, and life-styles that increase air. The excessed vayu moves to the genital tract producing many types of pain, vaginal numbness, exhaustion, and other Vayu diseases. Menstrual discharge is painful, frothy, thin, rough, and with sounds.
  2. Pitta Dosha (Fire Disorder) : Causes include excessive ingesting of foods and liquids (e.g., sour, pungent, salty), and life-styles that increase fire. The excessed Pitta moves to the genital tract and produces burning, inflammation, fever, and heat. The menstrual flow is blue, yellow, or black with excessive hot discharges and foul odor.
  3. Kapha Dosha (Water Disorder) : Excessive watery foods, liquids, and life-styles create excess Kapha, forcing it to move to the female tract. This causes experiences that are slimy, cold, itching, pale, with mild pain. The menstrual flow is pale and slimy.
  4. Tridosha (Air, Fire & Water Disorders) : Symptoms include excessive use of air, fire, and water foods, liquids, and life-styles. This causes the three doshas  to move to the genital tract and uterus, causing symptoms of all three doshas (i.e., burning and pain with slimy, white discharges).
  5. Sasrija (Menstrual Blood) : Pitta (Fire) excesses afflicting the blood move to the female tract, causing excess bleeding.
  6. Arajaska (Uterus, Tract and Blood) : Excess Pitta in theses areas causes leanness and a poor complexion.
  7. Acharana (Itching) : Not washing the genitalia causes itching and excessive desires for men. It is caused by Vayu excesses.
  8. Aticharana : Excessive sex aggravates Vayu, producing swelling, numbness, and pain in the genital tract.
  9. Prak-charana : Young women having sexual relations at too early an age causing Vayu to afflict the female tract. This results in back, waist, thigh, and groin pain. It is caused by Vayu excesses.
  10. Upa-pluta : Taking Kapha-increasing foods in excess while pregnant or suppressing the urge to vomit or breathe causes Vayu excesses to carry Kapha to the female tract. This produces pale fluid discharges with piercing pain, white mucus, and Vayu and Kapha disorders during orgasm.
  11. Pari-pluta : Pitta dosha females who suppress the urges to sneeze and belch during sex cause Vayu and Pitta to afflict the female tract. This produces premature orgasm.
  12. Uda-vartani (dysmenorrhea) : Suppressing natural urges causes Vayu to move upward in the genital tract, causing painful and difficult menstrual discharges. After the discharge, relief is immediately felt.
  13. Karnini : Untimely straining during labor causes Vayu to become blocked by the fetus and combines with Kapha and blood. This produces growths (polyps) that block the menstrual flow.
  14. Putraghni : Morbidity of menstrual fluid or ovum may produce Vayu and roughness that results in the death of the fetus.
  15. Antar-mukhi : Sex after overeating and lying in unhealthful positions causes Vayu to press against the food. Vayu and food become blocked in the genital tract and cause vaginal curves and Vayu bone and muscle disorders. The vagina becomes very painful; sex becomes intolerable.
  16. Suchi-mukhi: Symptoms of roughness of Vayu in the mother’s genital tract affects the genital tract of the fetus (if female) and creates a decreased vaginal opening.
  17. Shushka Yoni : Suppressing natural urges during sex excesses Vayu. This results in painful feces, urine retention, and dryness of the vaginal opening.
  18. Vamini : When semen stays in the uterus and is expelled after 6 or 7 days, it is not accepted, and may be discharged with or without pain. It is caused by Vayu excesses.
  19. Shandhi : When Vayu genetic defects destroy the fetus’s ovaries, a female child will be born with no breasts.
  20. Mahayoni : Uncomfortable positions during sex on an uncomfortable bed, causes Vayu to become excessed. This dilates the uterus opening and the genital tract. Symptoms include pain, roughness with frothy discharge, fleshy growth, and joint and groin pain.