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A 19-year-old female asked:

How can i prevent my vagina from burning after my period? i always wash threw the day with water everday change pads and tampons i use a wash for ph

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Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
See a doctor: It is possible that you have a vaginal infection and should be evaluated. It is not normal to have this complaints all of the time.
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Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology 36 years experience
Several options: The normal ph of the vagina is 4.0-4.5 and the ph of blood is 7.4 so women are set up for bacterial overgrowth every time they have a period. Uncontrolled overgrowth results in bacterial vaginosis which can lead to burning. A soothing treatment for the vagina, which has a ph of 4, is plain yogurt douching which may help with the burning after menses.
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Could this be a Yeast infection? My vagina has been a little itchy/burning the past two days. I took an at home UTI test and it was negative. Im on the last day of my period but I dont think thats related?
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Last updated Jun 11, 2013

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