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What is a safe alternative to douching in pregnancy

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Herold
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
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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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Armando E. Hernandez-Rey
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
No: Douching has no implications on the health of a future pregnancy.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricio Gargollo
20 years experience Pediatric Urology
No: What exactly do you mean by "male douching". A douche is a vaginal clean out so not sure what you mean. Patricio c. Gargollo assistant professor, pe ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
24 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No way!: Try plan b- can be purchased over the counter- and should be taken within 72 hours of sex- but the sooner the better- if you don't menstruate within 2 ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sinclair
37 years experience Family Medicine
No: It takes between 60 and 90 seconds for the sperm to travel from the vagina through the cervix into the uterus and out of the fallopian tubes to reach ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Every time you douche you are washing out the "good" bacteria that keeps the vaginal pH stable, as well as any sperm that are trying to swim to "Nirva ... Read More
A 32-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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Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some...: Yes, but not guarantee to eliminate the odd of conception entirely. If concern to conceive is in mind, do HPT in a wk after missing expected period an ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Treacy
34 years experience Gynecology
No: Semen that is deposited in or near the vulva can create pregnancy. Sperm can rapidly ascend into the upper female genital tract and be viable for up t ... Read More
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