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Why Do I Have A Hairy Vagina
Need a pelvic exam: A retained tampon has caused this more than once. Certain infections or bacterial overgrowth can also do this. If retained tampon is the cause, a doctor will do a pelvic exam similar to a pap smear and remove it and may prescribe antibiotics if an infection is suspected. The doctor can also do more tests or ask a few more questions and treat for bacterial vaginosis. ...Read more
May be an infection: A normal vagina has certain bacteria that must remain in balance to keep the area clean and healthy. Things like harsh cleansers, sexual intercourse and infections can offset this balance. An odor associated with itching, burning or unusual discharge can mean you have a bacterial infection. Such an infection needs to be diagnosed by your doctor and treated with antibiotics. ...Read more
Vaginal infection: If the vagina doesn't pass the "whiff" test and your own nose is offended, then it is probably and vaginal infection that needs to be evaluated and treated by a GYN MD. Don't "whiff" on the opportunity to give your nose and "others" a much needed break with resolution. ...Read more
This is likely older: Deoxygenated blood.Get a more detailed answer ›
?dryness: It is tough to give you one answer as to a definative cause. As women age and hormonal levels fluctuate, the natural lubrication of the vagina can wax and wane, causing dryness (atrophic vaginiitis), which may be felt as being "raw and irritated." you should see a gynecologist to get an evaluation of your symptoms, as there are several medications that can help you, depending on the cause. ...Read more
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