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A 30-year-old female asked:

how long does it take for a boil that has relesaes the puss to heal when its by your vigina?

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Dr. Stephen Camacho
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Boil: The rate at which boils heal has to do with whether all the pus is released and the area can stay clean and dry. I recommend sits baths or epsom salt water soaks, always see your physician when in doubt about healing infections.

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How can I raise my chances to have a vaginal birth?

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Good Nutrition: Good nutrition with appropriate weight gain is critical to having a normal size infant. Do the appropriate testing for things like gestational diabetes at the right time. Avoid early elective inductions of labor. Have a good line of communication with your care giver and know their philosophy of labor and delivery.
A 36-year-old member asked:

I have an increase in vaginal discharge. Should I be concerned?

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It depends: Vaginal discharge will change throughout the menstrual cycle and can be a normal sign of the hormonal changes of pregnancy. On the other hand, vaginal odor can be a sign of bacterial vaginosis. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. It is a good idea to get checked out.
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What can cause vaginal bleeding?

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Pediatrics 34 years experience
Mother's hormones: When babies are first born, they have been growing in the presence of their mother's female hormones. After birth, the withdrawal of these hormones may cause a little bit of vaginal spotting for a few days, which is entirely normal.
A 65-year-old female asked:

One of the answers for rectocele treatment included the words vaginal pessary . What is this?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Supportive ring: Rectocele occurs when pelvic floor muscle lose support; rectum, usually uterus, maybe bladder sag. Pessary is a ring inserted into vagina to help keep things up and perky (kind of like a vaginal truss). This helps keep the rectum straight (as name implies), and lets it do its job of evacuating stool out, not bulge into vaginal vault.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What is the diffrence between a tight and loose vagina?

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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Muscle Tone: The "tightness" of the vagina refers to the muscle tone of the surrounding walls. Things can stretch these muscles out, such as vaginal child-birth. Other things can tighten the walls, such as kegel exercises.

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