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What is the vagina?

What is the vagina?

Tube to the uterus: The vagina is tube that connects the vulva (the outer part of the female genitals) to the uterus, or womb. It is between the urethra (where urine comes out) and the anus (where bowel movements come out). When someone talks about a woman having sex, they are often referring to penetration (with a penis, finger, or sex toy) of the vagina. ...Read more

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Vagina has a bad odor?

Vagina has a bad odor?

Needs an evaluation: A vaginal discharge is anything coming from the vagina that is more than the scant amount of normal mucous that healthy women have. A discharge that has odor is usually an infection with germs such as bacteria, trichomonas, gonorrhea or chlamydia (discharge gets worse as infection gets worse). A woman with a discharge should see her doctor for an exam & medication. Avoid sex until after treatment. ...Read more

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Dry itch around vagina?

Dry itch around vagina?

Yeast likely: The most common cause of vaginal itching is a yeast infection. There are many different over the counter yeast medications available and it would be reasonable to try this first. If it gets better then that is what it is. If it does not get better then you will need to see your obgyn to determine the cause. ...Read more

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I have a smelly vagina?

I have a smelly vagina?

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

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What causes dry vagina?

What causes dry vagina?

Lack of estrogen: As women age, for example after menopause, their bodies make less estrogen. This can lead to vaginal dryness. A doctor can evaluate if a topical vaginal estrogen cream could be right for you. ...Read more

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Why does my vagina hurt?

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Why does my vagina hurt?

Needcontext: There are a myriad of reasons for any particular, single symptom. We need to know the timing, setting, associated symptoms, etc, before we can even begin to give an educated guess. ...Read more

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How to clean your vagina?

How to clean your vagina?

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

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Vagina throbs irritating?

Vagina throbs irritating?

Vaginitis: You should see your doctor to look for infections. ...Read more

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Why is the vagina acidic?

Why is the vagina acidic?

Lactobacilli: Lactobacilli are the bacteria found in a health vagina. They cause the pH of the vagina to be around 3.0 to 4.5, i.e., cause it to be on the acidic side. A pH above 4.5, which can be measured with a simple test strip, typically indicates the presence of bacterial vaginosis, trichomonas, or yeast. ...Read more

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Is it good to suck vagina?

Is it good to suck vagina?

Suck yes, Blow no: Never blow into the vagina with the labial lips closed as this can cause an air embolism (air in the veins which can travel to the heart and lungs causing death) and that would 'suck big time.'. ...Read more

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How do you clean a vagina?

How do you clean a vagina?

You don't!: The healthy vagina is like a self cleaning oven, it doesn't require the addition of "anything". ...Read more

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Is it good to suck vagina?

Is it good to suck vagina?

Cunnilingus: This sensation may be very stimulating to the female. Whether it is good or bad is not a judgement that I can make for the couple. However, diseases can be transmitted via oral sex. ...Read more

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How to clean a child vagina?

How to clean a child vagina?

Wet q-tip or cloth: The material that adheres to the outer folds can be teased off with a wet q-tip or cloth. Leave the inside alone & flood the area with water to rinse away an debris. Avoid soaps that will irritate the sensitive tissues. ...Read more

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My vagina hurts why is that?

My vagina hurts why is that?

Get it checked: It is difficult to say what is causing your vagina to hurt without examination. There may be infection as that is the commonest cause of pain in vagina
Get it checked by your Gynecologist ...Read more

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Why I feel my vagina so dry?

Why I feel my vagina so dry?

Atrophy: At 49 you are getting low on estrogen which will cause vaginal dryness. Estrogen vaginal therapy can help. Also, lubricants like olive, coconut, or any pure vegetable oil can be used to lubricate for intercourse. ...Read more

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Can I put mebo in my vagina?

Use of an ointment: That is made for treatment of hypertropic scars may be irritating to the tissues of the vagina. Don't recommend it ...Read more

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Why does my vagina swell up?

Why does my vagina swell up?

Infection: This could be related to infection, trauma, or perhapse "prolapse" or relaxation of the pelvic floor. This can easily be determined with an exam - go get checked out! ...Read more

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How do I keep my vagina wet?

Gynecologist: Your gynecologist may prescribe either topical estrogen cream, skin patch, or place you on oral estrogen with or without Progesterone only if he/she feels it's warranted after examining you. The least amount of these medications should be used for this problem. ...Read more

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Is olay good for the vagina?

Is olay good for the vagina?

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

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Are vagina washes bad to use?

Are vagina washes bad to use?

Yes: Vagina washes, or douches, change the natural, healthy pH of the vagina and increase chances of getting bacterial vaginosis or other types of vaginal irritation. A healthy way to control odor is to use thin, dry panties. It can also be helpful, but not necessary, to sleep with no underwear. When washing the labia, either water only or a very gentle soap should be used, but never wash inside. ...Read more

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Itch vagina what should I do?

See your doctor: There are numerous reasons for itching. Have your doctor examine and make the right diagnosis. ...Read more

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What could cause vagina pain?

What could cause vagina pain?

Several things: Vaginal pain can be caused by infections (vaginal or pelvic), ovarian growth/cyst, injury and a host of others. The vagina is a distensible potential space that can even produce pain during extraordinary expansion such as childbirth or sexual activity. ...Read more

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My vagina stinks please help?

Odor: Please rule out any infections
see your obgyn
maintain regular hygiene diet and exercise. ...Read more

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How to reduce vagina wetness?

GYN: First- make sure that the "wetness" is nothing more than normal female sexual mucous- some women secrete more than others. Second- get checked by your gyn for infection.
I would advise the use of vaginal pads instead of tampons and strongly urge the need for a pelvic exam. ...Read more

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What causes cuts on the vagina?

What causes cuts on the vagina?

Several things: I would schedule a visitt for an exam and testing. Here are a few things to ask about. Herpes is a common infection that can appear like cuts. Yeast can cause cracks in the tissue that could be confused with cuts. Scratching can cause actual cuts. Trauma during intercourse can too. ...Read more

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Why do you get pains in vagina?

Why do you get pains in vagina?

Constant or with sex: It is my understanding that there can be many causes for vaginal pain, and the list of potential causes can only be narrowed by knowing more about the nature of the pain and whether it seems associated with specific activities or with any other factors. Before offing more, would need nature of pain, frequency, apparently related factors and/or symptoms, when it occurs, duration, and intensity. ...Read more

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What helps keep the vagina wet?

Nature: The normal vaginal and cervical secretions keep the vagina moist and clean. ...Read more

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Why might your vagina swell up?

Why might your vagina swell up?

Yeast?: There are many things that can cause vaginal swelling. The most common cause is a yeast infection. Other causes are herpes and a host of skin conditions such as eczema, vulvar dystrophies, etc. Sexual irritation due to rough sex or poor lubrication can also cause this. Your Ob/Gyn is trained to distinguish between these problems and give you the correct diagnosis. Best wishes! ...Read more