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is anal douching safe during pregnancy

A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Being pregnant: The only restrictions would be if you have a high risk pregnancy and your OB gave you specific sex restrictions.

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not during prenancy: Aside from bacteria from the anus contaminating the perineum and invading the vagina which puts the fetus at risk. There is also the risk of physical ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Herold
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Not douching: Douching is never recommended. The vagina is a self-cleaning organ and douching can push harmful bacteria into the vagina or change the pH balance wh ... Read More
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Don't: You do not need to douche. Normal bathing is adequate and besides, the vagina cleans itself. If you are having a problem with discharge, see your doc ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Have your OB MD document that the itching is indeed from a vaginal infection and have him/her provide the appropriate Rx.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
It is Cat B: But some does cross the placenta, I do not recommend douching, vaginal Metrogel is safer even though that does not work well if you have trichomonas, ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sinclair
38 years experience Family Medicine
What ever feels good: Hemorrhoids are not pleasant, pregnant or other wise. They are caused from increased pressure and fluid within the veins of the anus. Soaking in warm ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Not really: Yeast infection will not bother the anal area when you are pregnant.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Anal discomfort: Likely hemorrhoids with the cramping of period irritating the rectal area( they are near each other). Follow up with urgent care /doctor.They can give ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Yeast?: The most common cause of vaginal/anal itching is women, pregnant or not, is yeast (thrush, candida). Check with the doctor or clinic managing your pre ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Yes: Usual resolve with delivery. In the mean time suggest a hi-fiber diet and stool softners. Anusol HC suppositories may help
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