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What Is Douching For Women
This refers to the systematic internal rinsing of the vagina. You typically use a kit specifically designed for this. A solution is in a plastic bottle like container with a thin tube (straw like) extending from it. The tube is inserted and the bottle is squeezed. The tube has a tip that allows the solution to spray around inside. The solution and any other contents can drain ...Read more
Many Treatments: Vulvodynia is a complex pain disorder which can consist of burning, shooting, itching, or throbbing pain of the vagina. It has no known etiology and is a diagnosis of exclusion (other problems must be ruled out). The treatments can consist of physical therapy, diazepam, trigger point injections, topical anesthesia, antidepressants, and surgery. Unfortunately, there is no fda approved treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clear or white: A normal vaginal discharge will vary in appearance, consistancy, and volume during the menstrual cycle. Near ovulation the discharge is usually clear, with an increase in volume, thin and watery. At the end of the cycle it usually becomes thicker and sticky, with less volume. A discolored discharge, or one that is clumpy, or with a foul odor is not normal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Slightly Elevated : With all the pregnancy hormones, it's common to have a slightly elevated basal body temp. In fact, most preg women experience hot flashes bc of this elevation. If you start to feel like your catching a cold, and or your temps are >100.4 f, that indicates fever and should be evaluated by doctor. ...Read more
Could be several: Masturbation, though a normal sexual practice and experience, can lead some to guilt and shame and can decrease desire to have sex with another. It can become obsessive and and skew ones normal desires and actions. It can have religious overtones for some. It depends on attitude, mores, religion and ones own comfort with self and if in a relationship, comfort with that too. Doesn't have 2 b any. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not douching: Douching is never recommended. The vagina is a self-cleaning organ and douching can push harmful bacteria into the vagina or change the pH balance which allows infections to occur. Gentle cleaning of the outside of the vagina with soap and water is all that is necessary and safe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Notify obstetrician.: Tell your ob. 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. Avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid those which are scented). 5. Avoid douches as well as use of harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitalia very well after soaping up. 7. Try wearing pants that fit loosely. ...Read more
Estrogen cream: The vagina is dependent upon estrogen to avoid atrophy, dryness, and loss of elasticity. All of these need to be treated to make intercourse enjoyable. All of these are reverted back to normal with estrogen. The fastest way is to use a vaginal estriol cream. Oral estrogen, or estrogen patches will take care of the problem long term. This is only one of the tremendous benefits of taking estrog. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why is it prohibited to use ducray anacaps for a pregnant women? And what are the effects for a pregnant women if she uses it?
Lots of unknowns: Ducray anacaps are a "supplement" and are not medications approved by the fda. They are most likely not tested for interactions and side effects like real medicines are. So, that means nobody really knows what side effects there are. If an anacaps user hears of some interaction or thinks she is getting a side effect, she can visit her primary care doctor. ...Read more
Any antibiotic: Yeast infections can occur with any use of antibiotics, as the natural flora of the vaginal tract can be disrupted. This disruption allows yeast infections to opportunistically occur. Eating yogurt with an active culture can prevent vaginitis, and using an otc vaginal yeast medication will also help. Seer your physician again if these do not help. ...Read more
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