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How To Know If Your Vag Is Healthy
Vaginal color: Yes, I would say that pink and tan is normal vaginal coloration. As long as there is no other symptoms, I would reassure you that this is normal. Thanks ...Read more
Lost 2 bubs to anencephaly. Now preg with healthy 3rd baby no NTD's.Have had vag bleedin this preg all told"unexplained".Any tips to gt thru last 8wks?
Bedrest: You should take it easy. Not too much activity. Frequent doctor visits and close monitoring. May be best to avoid sexual activity during the final weeks. Babys born 8 weeks early typically do very well these days. ...Read more
No sugar Yes veggies: One can make meals out of veggies. Some veggies can be raw, others can be cooked. . . Lots of variety! Grains are usually counted as veggies, so brown rice, corn, etc..., are fine. Beans have protein (fruits don't really have protein). If one stretches the definition of veggies, she can even include the "fruit veggies" such as tomatoes and cucumbers (things that have seeds are officially fruits). ...Read more
Nature does it: .You have a self-cleaning vagina. A mild soap can be used on the outer areas such as the outside of the external lips but should be avoided on the internal lips and around the vaginal opening. There is never, ever a need to clean inside the vaginal canal at all. The normal bacteria that live there maintain a balance. An unusual odor or irritation are signs that there are problems. ...Read more
I have episiotomy after givng birth 7yrs ago. I feel the episiotomy is getting unstitched and slit frm vag. To anus. Is that would be a health prob?
It should have a...: It should have a healthy appearance meaning without rashes, unusual redness, unusual swelling, abnormal discharge, etc... The average, non-medical person probably doesn't know what it should look like inside, but women who have good body awareness will know when their vagina's are fine and when their vagina's are in need of a doctor's attention. ...Read more
Rule out vaginitis: Bacterial vaginitis can cause copious secretions to be present. A yeast infection causes white thick secretions. Bacterial vaginitis can cause thin dark or green secretions & fishy odor that you may not smell. The best advice is to visit an OB/GYN to have an exam. An OB/GYN is a specialist who knows the most about reproductive health of women. Http://www. Acog. Org/Patients/FAQs/Vaginitis ...Read more
No STD's- None: If your partner does not have any STD's then there are no health consequences. ...Read more
Is my vagina ok if I have to much sex? Is it better hairy or shaved for a woman my age? Is if more healthy or nice?
Normal: The questions you are asking are related to personal preference or between you and your partner. Open communication is always good and if you need medical advice, please consult your doctor. ...Read more
How to care for vagina? (Female, 21yrs old) want to know what are some tips to keeping clean& fresh smelling? Best way to keep vagina healthy
Vaginal "freshness"?: The best method of cleansing the vulva is to wash with a mild soap such as Dove, Caress, or Ivory ONLY on the outside. The vagina itself is self-cleaning, unless infected because it has a pH "balancing bacteria" if it is not disturbed. Please leave all the "vaginal freshness" products such as douches and sprays on the shelf of the pharmacy, otherwise you will be seeing your MD more often. ...Read more
Here's looking @ you: Mirror mirror in the hand who has the best "looking" vagina in the land A healthy looking vulva will not have any redness or growths on the skin for the exception of hair and its follicles. The vaginal entrance itself will be pink to visualization. "Seeing is believing". ...Read more
I'm a 26 yr ole female in general good health but for 3 months non stop I have been bleeding from my vagina.?
Not healthy, no harm: A vagina being red and itchy all the time could come from a permanent overgrowth of yeast. For yeast to be present excessively there are a number of reasons: a woman taking birth control pills, being on an IUD, having a diet high in carbohydrates, suffering from diabetes. First thing would be to test for the presence of yeast, then go down the list of all the things that favor growth of yeast. ...Read more
Yes: The presence of a vaginal yeast infection should not have an effect on the health of your baby. ...Read more
I saw the women's health for a vag, smell. Got a yeast inf after taking meds, now that's done she is sicker then ever. Should I go see a doc rather?
Good choice: A doctor will ascertain exactly the type of vaginal infection if any that you have. ...Read more
Vag culture Escherichia coli & enterococcus pos! Does this mean I have a fistula I am scared as I have ocd of health issues?
Bacterial vag/cult: These bacteria are common findings in vaginal cultures, since the anus is very close to the vagina, and easily cultured if present. A fistula would produce a distinct discharge, and have an odor of feces. This report will just require more attention to hygiene when cleaning up after a bowel movement. ...Read more
Is it safe to have a pregnancy if its been a year since my inguinal hernia mesh repair? I've had 4 previous healthy vag deliveries. Will mesh be ok?
Finished off my fluconazole & yeast infection is now gone, still taking probiotic to keep up vag health. How long after can I resume sexual activity?
Healthy 36 yo, take generic Alesse. Dr. says have vag atrophy, gave me Estrace. Used approx.2 mos. Is that long enuf to cause endometrial, other cancer (s)?
Cancer?: It is not exactly clear where the fear of endometrial cancer is coming from in this question. Estrogen supplementation is not prescribed without Progesterone in postmenopausal women to avoid endometrial cancer. That situation would not apply to you at age 36 and you are already taking Progesterone in your birth control pill. ...Read more
31 y/o healthy white female. 1 week postpartum/vag del. No rash/stretch marks. Legs, mainly ankles, bad itching. Worse at night. Should I be alarmed?
I'm 22, not virgin, & just had my 1st gyn appt/pap test. Dr used a sml spec & said I look healthy. Is it norm to have vag cramp/cervix pain 10hr after?
R vaginal ultrasounds safe during early preg? Doc wants me to have a few cuz health history. Had 1st vag ultrasound, was sore & mild cramping. Normal?
Ultrasound.: Transvaginal ultrasounds are safe. Ultrasounds should be preformed to evaluate the fetus or for fetal dating and to ensure normal growth. Minor cramping is normal. ...Read more