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How To Douche Your Vagina
Douching itself: Douching is not necessary to "clean" the vagina as it is like a "self cleaning oven". The more you disrupt the normal vaginal fluids that keep the ph(aciditiy/alkalinity) balance constant the more you set yourself up for serious vaginal infections or worse. So, please stop the practice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Douching itself: Douching is not necessary to "clean" the vagina as it is like a "self cleaning oven". The more you disrupt the normal vaginal fluids that keep the ph(aciditiy/alkalinity) balance constant the more you set yourself up for serious vaginal infections or worse. So, please stop the practice. ...Read more
? symptoms?: Why do you want her to get treated? I am going to make an assumption that she has an odor and/or discharge. Douching is not recommended. It can cause spread of infection and can cause imbalance in normal vaginal bacteria. If she has a problem you are worried about, then she needs to get checked or future ability to have children can be at risk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I used douche for the first time and it burned really badly, is something going on with my vagina or is it because douche is bad?
Douching is bad.: The vagina has many organisms that colonize or live there. The balance of the types of organisms is very important for the health of the vagina. In general, douching is not recommended, because this delicate balance is destroyed. Therefore, we don't recommend douching. ...Read more
Not a good idea: It may, but douching can often times cause a vaginal infection by changing the normal flora of the vaginal, and sometimes the bacteria can be pushed up through the cervical opening into the uterus and cause a more severe infection. You should see your gyn so an exam and culture can be done and you receive the proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
What is another way of cleaning the vagina without douching, or causing more problems.? I am looking for a more natural way.
No need to douche: The vagina keeps itself clean without using any douches. In fact, douching can predispose to infection (such as bacterial vaginosis). You can clean the outside of the vagina with gentle soap or water. If vaginal discharge is copious, green, or has a fishy odor, it could be a sign of an infection. In this case, you might consider making a doctor's appointment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Often : Often times when you douche you disrupt the natural flora of your vagina making you more prone to infection. It sounds like you are dealing with a yeast infection. You can try an over the counter yeast infection cream for 3 or 7 nights and if this does not work you should see a doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
What are the positive and negative effects of douching how long after doch before the vagina returns to its normal ph, if pH is off will u get infecti?
Don't douche. : When you flush the vaginal vault with water, commercial products etc, you upset the normal balance of bacteria. This can set you up for a yeast infection or bacterial overgrowth like BV (bacterial vaginosis). If there are positive effects of douching, I have yet to hear them. ...Read more
What is a very bad smell from the vagina area? I have a very bad smell from my vagina area and I've tried douching amoung other things. What would you recomendi do?
I : I recommend you get a proper examination, and testing by a medical professional. Vaginal odor can be caused by infections like bacterial vaginosis and even foreign bodies left in the vagina (i.e. Tampon). The only way to find out the cause and get treated is by seeing your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
BV: Bacterial vaginosis (bv) is the most common vaginal infection. It is an overgrowth of normal vaginal bacteria, not a sexually transmit disease. The vaginal ph gets elevated releasing the fishy odor. It is easily fixed with antibiotics. Ask to be tested for bv. Other infections are possible so get tested. ...Read more
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