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Vaginal P H Greater Than 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
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
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
PH: Yogurt with alive culture or probiotics will keep vaginal flora balanced. ...Read more
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
Leave it alone: The less you do the better. Also smile a lot. ...Read more
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
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?
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