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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?

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?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Dr. James Dukelow
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Acidity Of Vaginal Fluid (Definition)

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


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What is the normal vaginal ph?

What is the normal vaginal ph?

Acidic: The vaginal ph is normally acidic, in the range of 3.8-4.5. This ph prevents "bad" bacteria from overgrowing. The "good" bacteria that normally grow inside of the vagina make hydrogen peroxide to keep the "bad" bacteria in check. ...Read more

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What causes vaginal pH abnormalities?

What causes vaginal pH abnormalities?

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

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What can be done to maintain balanced vaginal ph?

What can be done to maintain balanced vaginal ph?

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

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Does refresh actually work to restore vaginal ph?

Does refresh actually work to restore vaginal ph?

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

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Can a change in diet affect your vaginal PH levels?

Can a change in diet affect your vaginal PH levels?

Probably not: There is no evidence that diet has any effect on vaginal fluid acidity or pH. Abnormally high vaginal pH usually is the result of vaginal infection, especially bacterial vaginosis or trichomonas. ...Read more

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What is a normal vaginal ph?

What is a normal vaginal ph?

4.0-4.5: The normal vaginal ph is in the range of 4.0 to 4.5. This is useful in diagnosing vaginal infections, and vaginal atrophy. These conditions, as well as many intravaginal medications and semen tend to raise the ph to a higher range. ...Read more

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What ways can one balance one's vaginal ph?

What ways can one balance one's vaginal ph?

Why: Generally, the vagina is good at cleansing itself and usually nothing is needed for ph "correction". In special situations, an acidifying treatment might be advised. ...Read more

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What does a vaginal pH imbalance cause? Another words symptoms?

What does a vaginal pH imbalance cause? Another words symptoms?

Change in normal ph: Which is acidic and maintained by Lactobacillis bacteria,increases chances of infection. This shift can lead to bacterial vaginosis ;that gives you that fishy odor or even higher ph more alkaline , thus yeast infection. ...Read more

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If my vaginal pH balance is imbalanced would it affect my partner?

If my vaginal pH balance is imbalanced would it affect my partner?

No: The pH your vagina can be altered by vaginal infections some of which can be transmitted to your partner but the pH itself will not effect your partner. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Does high vaginal pH always mean infection?

Does high vaginal pH always mean infection?

No: An Acidic PH (low) will help protect you from yeast infections and other types of infection but a high PH doesn't always mean you have an infection. It is used in combination with other tests to determine if there is an infection but usually isn't used alone for this purpose. Best wishes! ...Read more

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How can I fix vaginal pH after unprotected sex?

How can I fix vaginal pH after unprotected sex?

Why: Generally, the vagina is good at cleansing itself and usually nothing is needed for ph "correction". In special situations, an acidifying treatment might be advised. ...Read more

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Can you balance your vaginal pH without prescription medications?

Can you balance your vaginal pH without prescription medications?

It is possible.: The pH of your vagina is always changing. It is most affected by your menstrual period and changes in hormones, which are normal. Use of tampons and sexual intercourse can makes changes to the pH. It's best to keep a log to see if they are specific causes for changes in your vaginal discharge. Prescription medications are not needed for pH balance. ...Read more

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How many days before the start of a period does vaginal pH begin to rise? Is it normal if it's min 2-3 days before?

How many days before the start of a period does vaginal pH begin to rise? Is it normal if it's min 2-3 days before?

Why check?: There is no value in checking your vaginal ph. This is sometimes done to evaluate vaginal discharge. As a matter of routine there is not a reason for you to do that as the results will not mean anything or trigger any decision making or action on your part. ...Read more

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Is there some home remedy that I can do to help my vaginal ph? I have this odd odor that comes and goes sometimes. I don't understand

Is there some home remedy that I can do to help my vaginal ph? I have this odd odor that comes and goes sometimes. I don't understand

Yes: use organic apple cider vinegar 1part to 25 parts of water. There are 2 common causes for vaginal infection-yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis. Vinegar will help Bactrial infection. If it does not clear in a few days try vaginal antifungal cream like monistat or clotrimazol and if not better within a few days see PCP or gynecologist ...Read more

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Vaginal pH and infection relationship?

Vaginal pH and infection relationship?

Yes depending : On the person, it is good to take acidlophilus pills or probiotics everyday to help prevent vaginal infections that is the easiest and safest thing you can do. ...Read more

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How can I change the vaginal pH to remedy bv?

How can I change the vaginal pH to remedy bv?

Acidic products: We use otc products like rephresh, vinegar and water rinse or douche and boric acid suppositories. ...Read more