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IN Health & Fitness ON 28 Jun, 2015
Women face many problems because of a vagina. Most of the time they don't share it with anyone and even not consult with doctors. Here we have listed some problems that happen to most of the women, and they feel shy about it when it comes to visiting the doctor. Women ignore such things and one-day they might cause a harmful disease. Being a woman, you must care about yourself and your vagina.
If you have a spot on your vulva that's always itchy and irritated, then you must visit a doctor. Vulvar cancer is rare and among all it has been found in 0.6% of all cancers in women. It is mostly happen to woman above age of 70 but if you are young and facing such spot that looks different than normal, visit a doctor.
Folliculitis is a clogged and infected hair follicle. This can happen with pubic hair follicles. They look like little red bumps or whiteheads and also lead to scarring. You can get them shaving, waxing or even being in a hot tub. This can be cleared by their own with warm compresses or soaks. And if it is going worst, consult the doctor.
This is a super common fungal infection known as a vaginal yeast infection. It may cause an overgrowth of yeast that can happen for lots of different reasons, like taking antibiotics, having uncontrolled diabetes or sitting around in a wet swimsuit for hours. Pills or antifungal cream can treat this.
If you have a lot of pelvic pain and maybe some discharge, pain during sex, or a little fever, you might have Pelvic Inflammatory disease. This disease happens when an infection or bacteria spreads from your vagina to your uterus. Remember to get tested regularly. This disease has many symptoms like pain during sex or with urination, vomiting, low-grade fever and heavy discharge. With the help of antibiotics, it can be treated but it may affect your fertility.
You might get urinary tract infection from having sex. As the urethra is close to the vagina, bacteria can travel all over the place. These can be treated by antibiotics.
Like any skin condition, anything can happen to the skin on your genitals. It means things like psoriasis, eczema, and even skin cancer.
It is not a big deal. It may happen around ovulation or if you are on a low dose version or some breakthrough bleeding if you're taking birth control. Sometimes this can be a sign of an infection or health condition, you must take the advice of your doctor. If you are bleeding after sex, then you must go to the doctor without any second thought as it is a symptom of cervical cancer.
Try not to get worried as it is not that serious. It might be a Bartholin's cyst if you have a swollen or painful bump on your vulva that is clogged gland outside of the vagina. This is found in corners of the vulva and vary in size. You have to leave them alone or treat them with warm soaks. But if they are painful, infected, or super swollen then you need a doctor.
This is known as vulvar varicosity. Well, it is that terrifying as it sounds. This is a varicose vein on your vulva. You are liable to them during pregnancy. It is caused by straining when going to the bathroom. There is no treatment for this but yes, they go away on their own.
Inner vaginal pain during sex is considered as a sign of lots of different things. This pain can create dryness, an infection, your period, or a condition like endometriosis. Talk to the doctor about the vaginal pain and try to figure out the exact reason.
If you are having pain on your vulva, it might be vulvodynia. This is a chronic vulvar pain that even happens when touching with a cotton swab. It can create a miserable pain. Talk to your gynecologist if you're having persistent vulvar pain.
Go to the doctor, if you have persistent redness, itching, burning, irritation, or unusual things happening. It is something that can be easily treatable. All you can do is get tested for STIs like chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, trichomoniasis, and others.
It can be uncomfortable if vaginal lubrication is not happening. There are many things that cause dryness like some forms of birth control, allergy medicines, or breastfeeding. For this, you can always use some lube.
An awful odor accompanied by discharge is a sign of bacterial vaginosis. It happens because of an overgrowth of anaerobic bacteria in the vagina, that messes up your natural pH balance like douching, sex, or antibiotics.
It's a painful condition when the vaginal muscles get so tight that they close the opening of the vagina. Vaginismus is not common. It is caused because of involuntary reaction. This leads to serious discomfort and pain. Treatment of vaginismus involves the use of vaginal dilators, relaxation exercises, or therapy.