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What's the color of a healthy vag? Is a pink & tan color normal?

What's the color of a healthy vag? Is a pink & tan color normal?

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

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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?

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

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How to keep your vagina clean and healthy?

How to keep your vagina clean and healthy?

Do nothing: A vagina is usually able to keep itself clean and healthy. Avoid douching or soaps up inside the vagina. Some discharge is normal, but itching, irritation or a fishy smell is not. ...Read more

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What kinda of foods is healthier for the vagina?

What kinda of foods is healthier for the vagina?

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

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What should a healthy vagina smell like?

What should a healthy vagina smell like?

It should have a...: It should have a healthy aroma, without any unpleasant odors, after a bath. ...Read more

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How to maintain healthy environmennt for vagina?

How to maintain healthy environmennt for vagina?

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

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What does a healthy vagina look like?

What does a healthy vagina look like?

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

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Is it healthy for my vagina to be wet all the time?

Is it healthy for my vagina to be wet all the time?

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

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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?

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

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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

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

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Is it healthy to use toothpaste on vagina?

Is it healthy to use toothpaste on vagina?

TOOTHpaste: That is why it is called TOOTHpaste. What in the world would you want to use it on a vagina for? It is no kind of lubricant. ...Read more

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What are visual indicators of a healthy vagina?

What are visual indicators of a healthy vagina?

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

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Is a purple and black vagina healthy?

Is a purple and black vagina healthy?

Possibly: Your physician should reform a pelvic exam. Your description may actually represent a normal exam. Please contact your physician to assess your exam. ...Read more

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What do I do about healthy vagina discharge that I have all the time. Also why is my vagina always wet. What do I do help.

Possibly cryosurgery: Heavy vaginal discharge when cultures are normal may be related to your cervical anatomy. Occasionally when the cervix has a large squamocolumnar zone it responds by producing heavy mucousy dc. Cryosurgery in office is the most common treatment for this. ...Read more

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Could it be healthy for your vagina to be red and itchy all the time?

Could it be healthy for your vagina to be red and itchy all the time?

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

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If you have had vagina fungus, will u be able to have healthy babies?

If you have had vagina fungus, will u be able to have healthy babies?

Yes: The presence of a vaginal yeast infection should not have an effect on the health of your baby. ...Read more

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Vag culture Escherichia coli & enterococcus pos! Does this mean I have a fistula I am scared as I have ocd of health issues?

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

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Healthy, 3 yrs post menopause. For 2 weeks both breasts have been v tender, swollen, and I have that stretchy vag discharge as if ovulating. Normal?

Normal: This may be due to fluctuating hormone levels and is most likely temporary. Even though you were in the menopause you may still produce some estrogen in your surrounding tissues. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Yes.: Mesh use in inguinal hernia repair is standard of care. Most people resume normal activities within 1-2 weeks after surgery. There is no association with pregnancy difficulties after inguinal hernia repair with mesh. ...Read more

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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)?

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

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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?

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

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Saw Gynecologist 2 wks ago, she wrote antibiotic and yeast infection rx. Why would seafood make a healthy vag smell fishy for a few days (10+yrs now)?

Saw Gynecologist 2 wks ago, she wrote antibiotic and yeast infection rx. Why would seafood make a healthy vag smell fishy for a few days (10+yrs now)?

Bacterial vaginosis?: Your apparent on and off fishy odor has nothibng to do with eating fish. Such odor usually means bacterial vaginosis, and overgrowth of vaginal bacteria. It is normally treated with metronidazole or other antibiotics. Disucss with your gynecologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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36 yo healthy female, 2 prv c-sections, take generic alesse. I have vag atrophy. Why? Given Estrace topical cream. Is it safe for me? Will it cause cancers?

36 yo healthy female, 2 prv c-sections, take generic alesse. I have vag atrophy. Why? Given Estrace topical cream. Is it safe for me? Will it cause cancers?

Vaginal atrophy/bcps: Alesse contains both an estrogen and a synthetic progestin, although in low doses. This estrogen should protect against "atrophy". Before using any additional supplements, see your gyn provider for an exam and advice. ...Read more