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Does douching cause problems?
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Dr. Alysia Townsend
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Douching increases the risk that the normal vaginal environment will be disturbed, leading to abnormal and symptomatic vaginal discharges and infections.
The vagina is self cleaning, the vulva may be washed (the outer lips and genitals) with water and mild soap, and eating a healthy diet and drinking plenty of water are all that is needed.

In brief: Yes
Douching increases the risk that the normal vaginal environment will be disturbed, leading to abnormal and symptomatic vaginal discharges and infections.
The vagina is self cleaning, the vulva may be washed (the outer lips and genitals) with water and mild soap, and eating a healthy diet and drinking plenty of water are all that is needed.
Dr. Alysia Townsend
Dr. Alysia Townsend
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
In brief: Agree w Dr. Townsend
The American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists recommends AGAINST Douching.

In brief: Agree w Dr. Townsend
The American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists recommends AGAINST Douching.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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