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What is the best way to clean my vagina? Vinegar? Iodine?

What is the best way to clean my vagina? Vinegar? Iodine?

You don't: Normally you don't need to clean it. The reason is that it is normally populated by acid producing bacteria. They are producing the acid and thus creating environment where pathogenic bacteria do not thrive. When you dush you wash off the good bacteria and the environment they maintain. You can eat yogurt, kefir or take acidophylus culture to support that good bacteria and vaginal health. ...Read more

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I had a colposcopy and the doct used vinegar and iodine solutions. I have a brown coagulated tissue-like discharge. Normal? How long should this last?

I had a colposcopy and the doct used vinegar and iodine solutions. I have a brown coagulated tissue-like discharge. Normal? How long should this last?

Normal: It was vineger and iodine to make the lesions show up better, then after the put an orange-colored rusty substance to help stop bleeding. You can gently rinse it out in the shower with a finger and water and then you won't have a week or more of random orange-staining goo coming out. Good look, and ALWAYS were condoms so you won't have to go through this again. ...Read more

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Colposcopy done with vinegar and iodine solutions. 2 biopsies taken. Having brown coagulated and tissue-like discharge. Normal? How long will it last?

Colposcopy done with vinegar and iodine solutions. 2 biopsies taken. Having brown coagulated and tissue-like discharge. Normal? How long will it last?

Colposcopy discharge: We often will use silver nitrate or something call Monsell's solution, which is a brownish paste, to stop the bleeding from the biopsy. You may see this discharge for up to about a week. ...Read more

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Is it okay to douche with water and vinegar?

Is it okay to douche with water and vinegar?

See answer: Vinegar douche has been used to treat Candida yeast infections, by restoring the normal acidic vaginal pH. However, douching has many undesirable consequences and unlikely to cure yeast vaginitis. Women who douche have more bacterial vaginal infections, a higher incidence of PID, more difficulty getting pregnant. SEE > http://wb. Md/1RIByhY and http://wb. Md/1jTeuzk ...Read more

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Is it better to bath in vinegar then douche?

Is it better to bath in vinegar then douche?

None: Douch is never a good idea
some of that water can be retained in vagina causing infection and problems
if you have a problem see a doctor donot douch
bathing in vinegar has never been done. ...Read more

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How often should a woman douche? How important is it? Does it matter if it is scented or should I purchase the vinegar douche only?

How often should a woman douche? How important is it? Does it matter if it is scented or should I purchase the vinegar douche only?

Personal pref.: Overall, douching is not necessary as it can get rid of natural bacteria and components that are often "healthy" in a normal vagina. If you feel the need to douche due to odor or feeling uncomfortable with your vaginal area, than no more than 3-4 times a year should be done, because as stated, you do not want to disrupt the normal vaginal flora that helps keep your "balance."scented or reg up 2u. ...Read more

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Can I vinegar douche with a uti?

Can I vinegar douche with a uti?

Douching: The American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists recommends AGAINST Douching. ...Read more

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When douching what is the correct ratio of vinegar to water?

When douching what is the correct ratio of vinegar to water?

Recommendations vary: The advice will vary on using 2 tablespoons in either 1 or2 quarts of water. Prolonged use may cause irritation and the practice is somewhat controversial. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many time should I use white vinegar douche to treat bv?

Can you let me know how many time should I use white vinegar douche to treat bv?

Not recommended: Generally douching doesn't work very well to cure a bacterial vaginosis infection. And studies show that women who douche double their chance of getting bacterial vaginosis infections. Likely this is because douching can disturb the normal bacteria that live in the vagina. The presence of your normal bacteria helps prevent vaginal infections. ...Read more

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Is a vinegar douche good for vagina tightening?

Is a vinegar douche good for vagina tightening?

No: The vagina is built to take care of itself less is better. ...Read more

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Can a girl use cider vinegar to douche with?

Can a girl use cider vinegar to douche with?

No: Douching is not recommended. It will alter the natural flora, causes dryness, itchiness and probable infections. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to douche with apple cider vinegar?

You can: I don't recommend it. Your body cleans itself. If you were to believe everything you read about apple cider vinegar (it supposedly cures everything), you would be reading uncritically. ...Read more

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I accidentally douched with apple cider vinegar before I knew it was bad for you. Prior to this I have never douched before. I don't feel as wet now.?

I accidentally douched with apple cider vinegar before I knew it was bad for you. Prior to this I have never douched before. I don't feel as wet now.?

Vinegar: I do not see this as any particular long term problem. As long as you are not having any burning or redness. I would return to your regular routine. ...Read more

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Does douching with vinegar and water cause fibroids to grow bigger?

Does douching with vinegar and water cause fibroids to grow bigger?

No: This will have no effect on fibroids, but typically is not a good idea. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's safe to douche with vinegar for a yeast infection?

Can you explain if it's safe to douche with vinegar for a yeast infection?

Oh my gosh,: Couldn't that cause pain? Rather than douching - would encourage you to treat the infection instead. ...Read more

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Can I douche with apple cider vinegar while coming off my period?

Can I douche with apple cider vinegar while coming off my period?

No.: The sugar and acid in apple cider vinegar will change the "good" bacteria in your vagina, disrupting the normal natural balance. It can lead to infection and pain. The vagina is a self-cleaning organ and does not need any internal cleansing; douching in general is not recommended except in specific circumstances when a doctor recommends it. I would advise you NOT to do this. ...Read more

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Would it be ok for me to use apple cider vinegar as a douche to treat a yeast infection?

No: U need otc yeast meds they usually work, if they do not then u may need a script med like Diflucan (fluconazole) or gynazole-1 if u do apple cider vinegar with a yeast that could cause severe burning and vaginal irritation. ...Read more

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Doctor told me not to take Flagyl because its not safe for my 12 week pregnancy instead he said to douche using vinegar-water. Thought it was bad?

Doctor told me not to take Flagyl because its not safe for my 12 week pregnancy instead he said to douche using vinegar-water. Thought it was bad?

It is Cat B: But some does cross the placenta, I do not recommend douching, vaginal Metrogel is safer even though that does not work well if you have trichomonas, if you have BV I would recommend Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) vaginal it is cat b and would wait till you are out of 1st trimester which is 13 1/3 weeks I never rec douching when you are preg but u need to discuss with the doc who is taking care of your pregnancy. ...Read more

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I was douching with water and vingear. I felt a sharp pain in my pelvic area and then it started to burn real bad. Please help!

I was douching with water and vingear. I felt a sharp pain in my pelvic area and then it started to burn real bad. Please help!

Although it is: Unlikely that you have harmed yourself it is not impossible that you may have abraded or even perforated your vagina. If the discomfort persists it would be advisable to seek the evaluation of a health care provider. ...Read more

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Thoughts? Could povidone iodine douches get rid of yeast?

Thoughts? Could povidone iodine douches get rid of yeast?

Don't think so.: Yeast infections are due to a fungus called candida which is normally found in the vagina. However, if there is a lack of healthy vaginal bacteria it can lead to overgrowth of yeast. Douching can be one possible cause of overgrowth. ...Read more