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what is douching for women

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Yes.: If not done too frequently and with harsh materials. Water alone can do the trick for most women.

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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
61 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not usually..but: It also is not usually helpful. An alternative is to shower and insert a moistened finger into the vagina and rotate once or twice-and then finish sho ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
None: Per cdc guidelines, douching should not be done-increases risks of vaginal infections.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Cleansing of vagina!: Usually done with sexual activity or when discharge is present. Also done after menstuation, for "odor" issues. Frequently overdone. There are cultura ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
No, only women.: Both sexes can cleans external genitalia. But douching feres to cleaning the vaginal canal with water and/or a cleansing agents.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Personal pref.: Overall, douching is not necessary as it can get rid of natural bacteria and components that are often "healthy" in a normal vagina. If you feel the n ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience 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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
39 years experience Gynecology
Douch: Women should never douche on a routine basis. Or for that matter ever.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience 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 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilson
12 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: For the vast majority of women, these products have more potential for harm than good. You should be able to maintain your own hygiene and ph without ... Read More

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