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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Douches: Douches use a fluid to wash out the vagina. They are rarely a good idea since they can wash bacteria up into the uterus and can cause infections. The ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Training, habits: Douching is a form of cleaning out the vaginal tract. The tract is quite capable of cleaning itself out nicely when undisturbed but some have been ta ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Check box BUT...: The American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists recommends AGAINST Douching.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Pierce
28 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not really: But it can make you prone to vaginal infection.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
39 years experience in Gynecology
Douch: Women should never douche on a routine basis. Or for that matter ever.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Are you sure you: Want to do that. Douching can put you at risk for yeast infection.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Douching: Women douche as they believe it will keep their vagina cleaner. The vagina cleans itself. The American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists re ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Syal
Dr. Raj Syal answered
32 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Uncommon: No medical reason to douche.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
7 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Generally bad: The vagina is an amazing organ- it keeps itself clean without the help of any soaps or douches. There are "good" bacteria in the vagina that help keep ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
A "fiery mess": Douching with kerosene (carosine) can be extremely irritating to the vagina and is not recommended under any circumstances.

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