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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
No: Douching is not recommended, as it can interfere with the normal flora (bacteria) of the vagina, and result in yeast infections, irritation and disco ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Agree w Dr. Russo: The American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists recommends AGAINST Douching.

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy VanDell
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Cleaning: It's used for cleaning the vagina but it's not a good idea.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
40 years experience Gynecology
Not needed: Vaginal douching can alter the natural pH of the vagina rendering you susceptible to vaginal infections. Theoretically can push bacterias into the cer ... Read More
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not really : Douching is not recommended. It kills off the natural bacteria that protects and cleans the vagina by maintaining normal pH balance. Douching sets you ... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
31 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Generally, douching is not necessary an can be harmful as it disrupts the normal flora of the vagina.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
Likely yes.: This helps clean things out, and as long as other things, like showers are done should be no trouble as long as it is done correctly, according to ins ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
Yes.: If not done too frequently and with harsh materials. Water alone can do the trick for most women.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
= enema: Enemas have been used for 100s of years to help soften constipated stool. Unless high pressure, large volumes or abnormal substance used--not likely a ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy VanDell
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Common: It's common but not good for most women, because it increases risk of vaginal infection. You kill off the good bacterial that lives in the vagina. ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alysia Townsend
20 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Douching increases the risk that the normal vaginal environment will be disturbed, leading to abnormal and symptomatic vaginal discharges and infectio ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Bad idea?!: One website writes this description: "potassium alum is also known as potash alum or tawas. It is aluminum potassium sulfate. This is the type of alu ... Read More

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