Great question! Let’s talk about the difference between vaginal and anal douching and their safety. One of the many amazing things about your vagina is that it’s self-cleaning. If you’ve […]Read more »
Yes, it’s possible to develop bacterial vaginosis (BV) or a yeast infection and still be considered a virgin (depending on your definition). Neither BV or yeast infections are transmitted by […]Read more »
Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a common vaginal infection that can affect teens and adults. The infection occurs when there is a sudden change in the bacterial flora in the vagina. […]Read more »
Whenever I stand or move around I feel like I give off a scent similar to a fart, but I am not passing gas. Any ideas what it might be? Help! I am embarrassed to ask my doctor.Updated 12 March 2020 under Ask Us.
The mysterious smell could be caused by many different things, but for starters it may have to do with your body odor. Body odor can be a difficult challenge for teens […]Read more »
Why do I get BV every other month? I was prescribed Metrogel and used it 5 days and it went away. Then I had sex with my bf last week and it came back the next day.Updated 12 December 2019 under Ask Us.
Thanks for your question about bacterial vaginosis (BV)! It can be very frustrating if you’ve taken all of your medication and followed the advice of your health care provider and […]Read more »
I have a lot of discharge that has a fishy scent at times. What can that mean? I saw my gynecologist but they said I was fine.Updated 14 October 2019 under Ask Us.
Thank you for your question! Anytime you have a discharge that is unusual for you, it’s a good idea to check in with your gynecologist or health care provider, which […]Read more »
I was prescribed metronidazole gel for bacterial vaginosis (BV) today. Will the gel produce a clumpy discharge and will I still be able to have sex regularly while using the gel?Updated 22 May 2018 under Ask Us.
A common side effect from metronidazole gel is a thick, white vaginal discharge with or without an odor which usually goes away soon after completing a full course of treatment. […]Read more »
I was recently told by a friend it’s not safe to douche, because it does more harm than good. Is this true?Updated 19 September 2017 under Ask Us.
Your friend is right. Douching (cleaning your vagina with just water, vinegar or a pre-packaged liquid) isn’t necessary and can actually be harmful. A woman’s body naturally makes a fluid […]Read more »
Most girls will have a vaginal discharge after puberty which can be thick and sticky, especially during the middle of their menstrual cycle or during ovulation. During ovulation, vaginal discharge […]Read more »