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Doctor insights on: Acidity Of Vaginal Fluid Ph

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What is the normal vaginal ph?

What is the normal vaginal ph?

Acidic: The vaginal ph is normally acidic, in the range of 3.8-4.5. This ph prevents "bad" bacteria from overgrowing. The "good" bacteria that normally grow inside of the vagina make hydrogen peroxide to keep the "bad" bacteria in check. ...Read more

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What causes vaginal pH abnormalities?

What causes vaginal pH abnormalities?

Vaginal atorphy: The normal vaginal ph is 3.8 to 4.5. Bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis, and atrophic vaginitis often cause a vaginal ph higher than 4.5. In post-menopausal women atrophy of the vaginal lining is the usual cause. See this site for more info. http://women.webmd.com/vaginal-wet-mount. ...Read more

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What is a normal vaginal ph?

What is a normal vaginal ph?

4.0-4.5: The normal vaginal ph is in the range of 4.0 to 4.5. This is useful in diagnosing vaginal infections, and vaginal atrophy. These conditions, as well as many intravaginal medications and semen tend to raise the ph to a higher range. ...Read more

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Vaginal pH and infection relationship?

Vaginal pH and infection relationship?

Yes depending : On the person, it is good to take acidlophilus pills or probiotics everyday to help prevent vaginal infections that is the easiest and safest thing you can do. ...Read more

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What ways can one balance one's vaginal ph?

What ways can one balance one's vaginal ph?

Why: Generally, the vagina is good at cleansing itself and usually nothing is needed for ph "correction". In special situations, an acidifying treatment might be advised. ...Read more

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What does a vaginal pH imbalance cause? Another words symptoms?

What does a vaginal pH imbalance cause? Another words symptoms?

Change in normal ph: Which is acidic and maintained by Lactobacillis bacteria,increases chances of infection. This shift can lead to bacterial vaginosis ;that gives you that fishy odor or even higher ph more alkaline , thus yeast infection. ...Read more

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If my vaginal pH balance is imbalanced would it affect my partner?

If my vaginal pH balance is imbalanced would it affect my partner?

No: The pH your vagina can be altered by vaginal infections some of which can be transmitted to your partner but the pH itself will not effect your partner. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are ways to keep vaginal pH levels balanced and healthy? Are there certain foods that help?

What are ways to keep vaginal pH levels  balanced and healthy? Are there certain foods that help?

Nuvaring: The NuvaRing birth control method has a great side effect. It keeps the vagina in a normal ph range. This really helps people who are suffering from recurrent BV and or yeast. There is also an over the counter vaginal ph cream called rephresh. Food and dietary changes are unlikely to help. ...Read more

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Does high vaginal pH always mean infection?

Does high vaginal pH always mean infection?

No: An Acidic PH (low) will help protect you from yeast infections and other types of infection but a high PH doesn't always mean you have an infection. It is used in combination with other tests to determine if there is an infection but usually isn't used alone for this purpose. Best wishes! ...Read more

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How can I change the vaginal pH to remedy bv?

How can I change the vaginal pH to remedy bv?

Acidic products: We use otc products like rephresh, vinegar and water rinse or douche and boric acid suppositories. ...Read more