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if no bacteria is detected from a vaginal or cervical culture, how likely is it that the uterine culture will be negative too?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Uterus-microbe ffee: The interior of the uterus is usually free of bacteria unless there is a spreading fallopian tube infection or post instrumentation of the uterine cavity.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

How can I manage vaginal discharge while i'm pregnant?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Get tested : Yeast infections & bacterial vaginosis are nonsexually transmitted vaginal infections which are common in pregnancy. If you are having vaginal discharge you should should be tested for gonorrhea, chlamydia & trichomoniasis. Some women will have excess vaginal discharge without having an infection from the hormonal changes of pregnancy. Many also leak small amounts of urine during pregnancy.
A 48-year-old member asked:

How does sex affect the male based on vagina sizes and muscle tone?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Circular muscle: The lining of the vagina(epithelium) is surrounded by circular muscle that can contract around objects and a potential space that can expand as well. Expansion projects include childbirth, sex and tampon placement.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Can u get vaginal sores from shaving pubic hair?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
No.: You can get infection at the site of hair follicles, but you cannot get sores vaginally. You need to be seen by a doctor who can check your herpes viral titers.
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Dr. Otto Placik commented
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Not unless you use a chemical whichnentersnthe vaginal cavity for a prolonged period and causes mucosal ulceration
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Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik commented
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
It is possible if the shaving cream you use enters the vaginal cavity and sits there for a prolonged period causing mucosal inflammation and/or ulceration
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A 29-year-old member asked:

What can I do to prevent bacterial infections?

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Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Good hygiene: The best way to prevent bacterial infections, or viral infections, is good hygiene. Wash your hand properly and often. Next come nutrition; your immune system works much better if you give it the proper tools to work with. Next comes sleep; not sleeping properly or enough has been shown to weaken the immune system and increase susceptibility to infections.
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A 36-year-old female asked:

What might cause a thickened uterine lining in a woman with premature ovarian failure vs. One in natural menopause?

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Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Estrogen excess: Endometrial thickening is usually due to excess estrogen effect on the uterine lining or infrequent ovulation. A polyp, submucus fibroid or (less commonly) an endometrial cancer can cause an abnormally thickened endometrial lining.

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