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When your baby is finally in your arms, you don't bother about the rest of the world, not even yourself—everything takes a back seat....
If you're an avid cyclist, adopting certain habits can prevent vaginal nerve damage. The goal is to reduce pressure on the pelvic floor and perineum. For starters, choose a bike with handlebars that are higher than the seat. Traditional saddles are also easier on the vagina, so avoid cut-out and narrow seats when possible. Straighten the seat so it’s not tilted upward. When riding a bike, avoid bending forward and take breaks during longer rides.
Leucorrhea, or vaginal discharge, may or may not be normal. If the amount or color changes, visit the doctor ASAP. Foul odor and itching are tell-tale signs of an infection. You can also try herbal remedies to reduce discharge. Traditional medicine has used spices like sumac, anise, and sorrel to treat leucorrhea. Additional natural remedies include amla berry, one of the top ayurvedic treatments, and olive. Even when using these treatments, be sure to get a potential infection checked out.
Vaginas maintain a delicate pH balance and can expand to about double its size. It is a self-cleaning organ which flushes out waste and bacteria by itself. The clitoris has about 8000 nerve endings. Kegel exercises for the vagina can help keep muscle tone and give you more intense orgasms. Treat the vagina with care and avoid using douches and/or scented feminine products.
During pregnancy, your body goes through drastic hormonal changes. These can sometimes make your vagina prone to infection. Some of the infections you can develop include bacterial vaginosis, yeast infections, urinary tract infections, group B strep, chlamydia, syphilis, and trichomoniasis. To prevent these infections, practice good hygiene and get tested regularly along with your partner.
Vaginas are hands down the most extraordinary organ any human can have. Can any other organ pass an actual person through it? We didn’t...
Every sore and bump on the vagina isn’t a sexually transmitted disease. If sweat ducts get blocked, small bumps called syringomas may develop. Shaving, trimming, and waxing pubic hair can lead to ingrown hair. This increases the risk for pus-filled bumps called boils. Swollen hair follicles may lead to sebaceous cysts, while blocked Bartholin’s glands might form tender bumps. These conditions aren’t life-threatening, but visit the doctor anyway to avoid infection.
People who have oily skin or have faced acne troubles know that pimples can surface anytime and anywhere. Pimples don’t really give you a...
Low estrogen can lead to vaginal dryness. Common reasons include menopause, childbirth, breastfeeding, and some hormonal medicines. Nerve damage from diabetes may also cause it. Sex and peeing can be really painful, especially if you have burning and itching. Research has shown that 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D, sea buckthorn oil, or black cohosh may improve symptoms, but check with your doctor before taking these remedies.
Being pregnant is one of the most challenging, yet beautiful, phases of a woman's life. Your body goes through a lot of changes in...
Studies have shown that lubes may trigger vaginal irritations and cause yeast infections. Certain compounds like glycerin, propylene glycol, benzocaine, and acetate in lubes cause a pH imbalance in the vagina and may cause discomfort. Enjoy your sexual experiences with silicone-based, aloe-based, and paraben-free lubes that do not have a negative impact on the vagina.
Bacterial vaginosis is a common vaginal infection where the bad bacteria in your vagina outnumber the good bacteria. Including garlic and yogurt in your diet, using a garlic or boric acid suppository, and rinsing with yogurt, diluted tea tree oil, or a goldenseal solution can be helpful. Meanwhile, not using soap to clean your vagina, wearing cotton underwear, and practicing safe sex may help prevent this infection.
Pain after delivery is common but unpleasant. The pushing and contortions of labor will make you feel washed out, tired, and achy. It could...
Pain during sexual intercourse is a common problem. Most often, it is a result of reduced lubrication. This can be caused by menopause, birth control pills, and certain allergy medication. Other causes include infections like bacterial vaginosis and yeast infections. Having sex too soon after childbirth can be painful too. In any case, it is better to use lubricants and be gentle and slow with movement.
Check the texture and color of your period. If you are spotting between menstrual cycles and you aren’t sure about the reason, meet your gynecologist to rule out serious problems. Doctors recommend women need to self-check their breasts once a month. Vaginal self-exams are extremely important. If you are sexually active, vaginal self-exams can helpful to rule out sexually transmitted diseases or infections.