I’ve been finding it harder to urinate recently, but my mother thinks that this is just temporary and I shouldn’t worry too much—but it’s been months. Should I see my pediatrician?Updated 29 August 2018 under Ask Us.
Finding it “hard” to urinate (pass urine) is not normal; however, there is treatment available. First, it’s important to find out what is causing your symptoms. Make an appointment with […]Read more »
Is it normal to have a slight vaginal itch? Even if I don’t have abnormal discharge, and it doesn’t smell?Updated 31 July 2018 under Ask Us.
A “slight” vaginal itch without a change in your normal vaginal fluid/discharge is usually caused from a reaction to something your vagina has come in contact with (contact dermatitis), for […]Read more »
I am feeling itchiness in the anus canal and between the vagina and anus. What is the reason for this and what should I do?Updated 13 March 2018 under Ask Us.
Itching inside anus is often caused from irritation from diarrhea (loose stools) or constipation (trouble having bowel movements); however, there can be other reasons for your symptoms. Itchiness between the anus and vagina can also be caused by: […]Read more »
In general, you can usually prevent vaginal dryness and dry skin by avoiding irritants. An “irritant” is something that causes “irritation” which can lead to redness, dryness, peeling skin, or […]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 »
I’ve been having itching, redness and soreness when I wipe or touch my vagina. I also have a white milky color vaginal discharge and when I wipe I see a yellowish color on the toilet paper. What could this be?Updated 2 August 2017 under Ask Us.
Your symptoms suggest that you have inflammation of your vagina which is likely due to a vaginal infection. The 3 most common causes of vaginal infections are yeast, bacterial vaginosis, and […]Read more »
I recently had unprotected sex with my boyfriend. Now I have pimples next to my private parts and I am seeing yellow discharge. What could be the cause for these issues and what should I do?Updated 24 July 2017 under Ask Us.
Any time you have unprotected sex, you are at risk of getting a sexually transmitted disease(s). “Pimples” can be due to ingrown hairs, irritation from shaving, something your skin came […]Read more »
I have a pimple near my vagina. I do not shave my pubic hair and I have never had any type of sexual intercourse. What may be wrong?Updated 19 April 2017 under Ask Us.
It’s hard to know what has caused the pimple near your vagina. Since you are not sexually active, it is not due to a sexually transmitted infection (STI). Although many […]Read more »