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Cleansing of vagina!: Usually done with sexual activity or when discharge is present. Also done after menstuation, for "odor" issues. Frequently overdone. There are cultural reasons as well. It is usually not a requirement for vaginal health! ...Read more
Can someone tell me what exactly is a colonic irrigation , how it's done and why people do it. I was wondering if there are some benefits to it
Generally bad: The vagina is an amazing organ- it keeps itself clean without the help of any soaps or douches. There are "good" bacteria in the vagina that help keep out the "bad" bacteria, and douching too much can lead to a change in the bacterial flora of the vagina. This can predispose to infections such as bacterial vaginosis. You can clean with water and gentle soap around the outside of the vagina. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pregnancy: Regular oral contraceptives, taken as directed, are quite effective (99%), and the "morning after" pill (emergency contraception) is up to 89% effective if taken within 72 hours of intercourse to prevent pregnancy. Douching is not effective. If contraceptives have been used and a period is missed then urine pregnancy tests are about 97% accurate if done correctly. ...Read more
Had sex after 5 days of using Monistat 1 (tioconazole) and it burned my husband and then 15 minutes later started burning my cervix. How do I safely douche it out?
Be VERY careful: Most of the outfits offering "heavy metal testing" are scams, charging outrageous prices for"tests" intended to get you to buy their nutritional supplements, have your fillings removed, and generally suck you into a expensive racket. They exude warmth and this is the one thing that may make you feel better. ...Read more
Besides using a douche ( which i don't use often) and doing exercises to tighten the vaginal walls what else can I do if this doesn't work to be tight?
I heard douching is bad because of the water going upwards. There's a douche, called water works and water stream goes down is it safe? Recommended?
Probably safe: Fluid made by glands inside the vagina and cervix carries away dead cells/bacteria keeping the vagina clean and helps prevent infection.For most women, routine douching is unnecessary. If you are plagued by vaginal discharge/itch/odor, the first step is to see your doctor as many diseases can cause these symptoms (e.g. bacterial overgrowth, STD's like chlamydia/gonorrhea/Trich, yeast infection) ...Read more