A 47-year-old member asked:
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how common is it for women to douche?

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Dr. Alfredo Nieves
39 years experience Gynecology
Douch: Women should never douche on a routine basis. Or for that matter ever.
Answered on Sep 16, 2018
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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unnecessary : Unfortunately vaginal douching is unnecessary but far too common. The vagina is "self cleaning" just like most ovens and the douching chemicals can enhance serious vaginal infection risk when used frequently by destroying the vaginal beneficial bacteria.
Answered on Oct 27, 2018

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Dr. Raj Syal answered
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Uncommon: No medical reason to douche.
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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Yes.: If not done too frequently and with harsh materials. Water alone can do the trick for most women.

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