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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
Vagina self cleans: Your vagina cleans itself through natural secretions. Douching is not recommended, as it washes away 'good' bacteria, protective secretions and changes the ph, thus making it easier to develop irritations and infection. Wash the vulva or outer genitalia with a washcloth and mild cleanser. ...Read more
For the past few weeks and several times before I have noticed a white thick substance coming out of my vagina. I worry that something is wrong. When ?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Rule out: Have you had your first vaginal exam by your doctor yet? May want to make sure there is not an infection before trying a bunch of products to make it better. Sometimes an overgrowth of bacteria can cause acute or chronic poor smells from the vagina that can be easily diagnosed in your doctor's office. If that has been ruled out, would recommend a pH balanced wash like Vagisil to see if that helps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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