Find out the easiest and fastest solutions to common weird vagina issues, ladies, take note.
A woman's private parts are unfortunately prone to so many things like itches, odors, bumps, bleeding, and so on.
However, all hope is not lost, here are quick solutions to common vagina problems from health experts.
Weird Discharge: A woman's vagina discharges often for various reasons,but there are some that cause you to worry as an unusual discharge can signify accompany tons of different issues. Ob-gyn Alyssa Dweck, M.D., coauthor of V is for Vagina says, "most women have a physiological baseline discharge that's supposed to be there, but if you notice a change in color, consistency, or odor, bring it up with your doctor."
Funky Smell: Ob-gyn Mary Jane Minkin, M.D. says, "If it's a foul-smelling discharge, it could be a bacterial infection like bacterial vaginosis or trichomoniasis, in that case, you may need antibiotics to treat it." Another common culprit when it comes to odor, according to Dweck, is a forgotten tampon or a stuck condom.
Weird Bump: A weird bump or lump in the vagina is definitely a cause of worry, however,ob-gyn Alyssa Dweck says this could be so many things, but it's likely not serious. "It could be anything from an ingrown hair to a sebaceous cyst (a lesion under the skin)", says Dweck. Her solution is a warm soak as they are a good first line of defense. "You can also apply a little over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream if it seems inflamed", she says. "If it persists or hurts, check with your doctor as it may be a sign of an infection".
Bleeding when it's not your period: Bleeding when you are not on your period could for a number of reasons from a hormonal imbalance, a missed birth control pill, however, persistent spotting is definitely something to bring up with your doctor as it may be a sign of infection, pregnancy, or a polyp on your cervix. Dweck says,"if the bleeding happens after sex or comes with a discharge, it could be an STD so you'll want your doctor to test for gonorrhea and chlamydia." "Of course, if it was just one time after particularly rough sex, it's probably nothing to worry about," she says.
Pain during sex or while urinating: According to Dweck, "vaginal or vulva pain could be a sign of infection or STD, so you'll want to check with your doctor if the feeling persists for more than day or two. If the pain just happened once or twice after sex, it may have been from dryness, grab some lube and see if it makes a difference."
Deep Pain: This, especially during sex, could be a sign of endometriosis or an ovarian cyst. The solution is to go to a doctor who should perform a pelvic exam or ultrasound in order to look for the cause.
Itchiness in you vagina: Minkin, a health expert, says "a recurrent itch, particularly with discharge, could be a sign of a yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis, but if you've tried treating all that and still can't get rid of the itch, it could be a simple skin reaction to something like your soap, a feminine wash, or even your detergent."