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I am 29 weeks pregnant and due to vaginal infection, I was prescribed cansoft cl to be inserted for 3 nights. It has been 2 days that the course has been completed. But I am continuouslyvgetting very thick white vaginal discharge without any smell. It is so much that its filling the vagina completely. Is it the medicine coming outvor something else? How long will it be like this.

Hello, Increased white discharge during pregnancy not associated with itching or foul smell is often not pathological. The discharge is due to increased mucin secretion by cervical glands in response to increased estrogen level.
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Vaginal Douching - Is it Good?

Vaginal Douching - Is it Good?

Like many systems within the human body, the reproductive system is also a self maintaining one and performs many complex functions on its own. The female reproductive system is one such system and within it, the vagina is an especially good example. It is a self contained system wherein, the balance of the vaginal bacteria is maintained for proper health.

Douching:

Douching is a process that involves the cleaning out or washing of an internal cavity of a body, such as the anus or the vagina with the help of water and special nozzles. Vaginal douching has become prevalent among women, mostly due to aggressive marketing campaigns which claim that it helps to keep the vagina clean. It is estimated that in developed nations, one in four women perform douching regularly.

Is it any good?

Vaginal douching has been reviled by most medical professionals around the world. The consensus is that not only does vaginal douching have no benefits; it may also be harmful for your vagina in general. The vagina is an ecosystem wherein multiple types of organisms thrive, including bacteria and fungi. These organisms keep each other in check and maintain the health of the organ. These organisms help maintain the pH Levels (the alkaline to acidic radio) within the vagina. Douching may actually disrupt the balance and cause harm by destroying one type of micro-organisms and letting the other proliferate, thus causing infections and other problems.

Problems caused by vaginal douching

Douches, especially the ones found in the market, contain elements such as iodine, baking soda, vinegar and other chemicals that can make the delicate vaginal balance go haywire. Some of the disorders that can be caused by it are mentioned as follows:

  1. Yeast infections: This is due to the proliferation of the fungi known as ‘candida’ within the vagina. This fungus is present within the vagina, but douching can reduce the bacteria that counteract it, resulting in rapid growth. This is one of the most common infections of the vagina.
  2. Bacterial vaginosis: Similar to how yeast infections occur, in this case, harmful bacteria proliferate within the vagina. This is also a common vaginal infection and douching has been deemed as one of the leading causes for it.
  3. Pelvic inflammatory diseases: Douching pushes the bacteria of the vaginal canal into the cervix and the uterus, resulting in infections such as PID or pelvic inflammatory diseases (an infection in the reproductive organ in females).
  4. Pregnancy related problems: A myth has been floating around that if a woman performs douching after sexual intercourse, it will wash away the sperm and hence prevent her from getting pregnant. In fact, the reverse is true. Douching can often push the sperm up into the uterus causing pregnancy. Not only that, pregnancies caused in such a manner have higher chances of bearing complications such as ectopic pregnancies (a condition wherein the fertilized egg gets implanted outside one’s uterus), birth defects, etc.
  5. Irritation and vaginal dryness: Douching at the very least will result in the vagina turning dry as the natural mechanisms are disrupted. This results in irritation and itching.

I am 36 years old female. I have heat boils in my private part what ointment I can use.

I am 36 years old female. I have heat boils in my private part what ointment I can use.
Use calendula powder there. Don't use oinment as it increases moisture and worsen the boil. You can consult me at Lybrate for homoeopathic treatment and further guidance.
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Hi I am swathi I am suffering from abdominal pain due to vaginal infection please suggest me from last two years I am suffering.

What kind of infection are you having? What are the symptoms and diagnosis? Do the following-- 1. You maintain a high grade of personal hygiene. 2. Do change your undergarments at least 2 times a day 3. Wear cotton underclothes. 4. Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of fluids. 5. Keep the area dry. For more details, you can consult me.
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I'm a 19 years old girl. My vagina is scratching a lot since a few days but it pains when I do so. It doesn't have any rashes on it. Please suggest some powerful medicine.

Hello- Its vaginitis that you are suffering from. Good hygiene is also important in preventing some types of vaginitis from recurring and may relieve some symptoms. Here are tips to prevent and combating recurring infections: Avoid baths, hot tubs and whirlpool spas. Rinse soap from your outer genital area after a shower, and dry the area well to prevent irritation. Don't use scented or harsh soaps, such as those with deodorant or antibacterial action. Avoid irritants, including scented tampons and pads. Wipe from front to back after using the toilet to avoid spreading fecal bacteria to your vagina. Wear cotton underwear and pantyhose with a cotton crotch. Avoid wearing underwear to bed, as yeast thrives in moist environments.
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I am having milkish vaginal discharge from few days this to me few months later and automatically it cures and then again it happens. While this when I had sex I gets burning inside. I also gets burning while urinating as my skin also get cut automatically at the outer downside of vagina. I have irritation and itchiness. Why this happens is this a vaginal infection? Are there any way to cure it? And why this goes away automatically and comes back again after few months later?

Yes, It's a vaginal infection. 1. You should maintain a high grade of personal hygiene. 2. Do change your underclothes at least 2 times a day 3.Wear cotton under garments 4. Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of fluids. 5. Keep the area dry for more details you can consult me.
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I have bacterial infection in my vagina, I wanted to know that is it safe to clean vagina with direct savlon or dettol?

No, do not use these. 1.You should maintain high grade of personal hygiene. 2.Do change your underclothes at least 2 times a day 3.Wear cotton under garments 4.Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of fluids. 5.Keep the area dry for more details you can consult me.
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I got married 4 months back and shifted to mumbai, I am having recurrent infections, firstly vaginal infection, then urine infections now fungal infections, so many prescriptions I have taken, changed four doctors. But after a few again the itching and burning gets started. Please help. No one is diagnosing what actually is happening.

1.You should maintain high grade of personal hygiene. 2.Do change your underclothes at least 2 times a day 3.Wear cotton under garments 4.Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of fluids. 5.Keep the area dry for more details you can consult me.
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Hi, Meri wife ki private part main washroom karte Waqt pain Hota hai aur sujan ho gayi hai uski dawai bataye.

It's because of infection. 1. You should maintain a high grade of personal hygiene. 2. Do change your underclothes at least 2 times a day 3.Wear cotton undergarments 4. Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of fluids. 5. Keep the area dry for more details you can consult me.
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