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Vaginal P H 4 4 5
Vaginal pH 5-5.5 with creamy heavy discharge sometimes wet and has odor that is not fishy. No other symptoms been this way for several months?
The normal ph of a vagina of a reproductive aged female is acidic. Estrogen stimulates the vagina to be thick and moist and this fosters the growth of healthy lactobacilli which causes the ph to be acidic. Sometimes other bacteria grow which changes the ph to basic and causes an odor and irritation. Sometimes probiotics can be taken to support ...Read more
Avoidance of issues: The vagina maintains its' pH with naturally occurring bacteria that secretes a substance and protects the vaginal environment from more serious pathogens. Avoid, douches, harsh soaps, anal then vaginal intercourse without washing, and feminine deodorant sprays. The vagina is self cleaning and doesn't need any help on most occasions. ...Read more
Not really: Under normal circumstances the vaginal ph does not need "restoring." the vagina can very effectively regulate its ph without assistance. Some infections can affect the ph, but then appropriate management is to specifically treat the infection. ...Read more
Vaginal atorphy: The normal vaginal ph is 3.8 to 4.5. Bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis, and atrophic vaginitis often cause a vaginal ph higher than 4.5. In post-menopausal women atrophy of the vaginal lining is the usual cause. See this site for more info. http://women.webmd.com/vaginal-wet-mount. ...Read more
PH: Yogurt with alive culture or probiotics will keep vaginal flora balanced. ...Read more