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Anatomy Of Vagina
What may be a raspberry-like bulge at the top, center entrance (inside) the vagina? The bulge is bumpy. Is this normal, anatomy, or something else?
Can't see it!: You'll need to go see your Family Doc, GYN or Planned Parenthood for evaluation. ...Read more
May be infection: Infection, particularly bacterial vaginosis, is the most common cause of foul-smelling vaginal discharge. Normal discharge is clear or white, and may have a slight odor but usually doesn't smell. Poor hygiene, as in other parts of the body, can be a culprit too-it's best to wash the external area w/ mild soap and water during your shower, and never douche! if the smell bothers you, see your dr. ...Read more
Self-cleaning: Your vagina doesn't need much in the way of cleaning, it's designed to table care of itself. Water, a soft washcloth, & maybe some gentle soap is all you need. Too much scrubbing or harsh chemicals create more problems than they solve, & douching destroys the natural balance & protection. ...Read more
No.: Oil of olay is designed for external usage only. If you have shaved and require a moisturizer of some sort, you can apply externally but not inside the vagina. Depending on your age, you may experience occasional dryness which can be alleviated by certain prescription medication, but please see you doctor first to discuss. I hope this helps. Good luck! ...Read more