Vagina Questions You’re Too Embarrassed to Ask Your Doctor

Vagina questions can be challenging to bring up with your doctor, especially in the sterile white exam room. Not so comfortable. But when it comes to women’s health, vagina questions are important. We compiled the most popular vagina you may be too embarrassed to ask your doctor with a little helpful medical advice.

There are a lot of misconceptions about the vagina. How it should look, smell, feel, and more are all common concerns. There are plenty of myths and we aim to bust them.

Why Does Vaginal Discharge Smell Sometimes?

Vaginal discharge is common. It’s an indicator of ovulation and fertility, but the odor can be concerning. However, it doesn’t mean your vagina is broken or that you have a health issue when vaginal discharge smells.

A strong odor can certainly indicate a health issue, like a strong fish smell. This could be due to bacterial vaginosis, yeast infection. The odor can be stronger after sex or while you are on your period.

The bacterial imbalance can be caused by a number of things. If the odor sticks around awhile, it is best to talk to a doctor to identify the cause. Otherwise it may simply go away.

You may also want to take action to get rid of the smell. You may find washing your vulvar area with water helpful, but avoid any douche. Cut back on the gym shorts with liners and tight fitting yoga pants, and wear 100 percent cotton underwear.

Why Does My Vagina Itch Sometimes?

An itchy vagina is common and can be caused by a number of factors. These include allergies or dermatological issues. It may also be an age thing as well.

Women who are nearing menopause or have already gone through that aging change can have more itching due to dry skin around the vagina. Younger women who experience itching discomfort may have a bacteria imbalance like a yeast infection.

Allergies are also a common cause of an itchy vagina. Scented tampons, laundry soap, and latex condoms can all be the culprit. You may even experience an allergic reaction to semen. The foods your partner eats that you are allergic to can be transferred via semen.

The most effective way to manage an itchy vagina is to avoid itching or rubbing. This can make it worse and cause a vicious itchy cycle. If itching persists, you should talk to a doctor to pinpoint the cause.

Can Certain Food Make My Vagina Smell?

This can be tricky, since there is not a whole lot of research on this common vagina question. However, physicians and OBGYNs have agreed that certain foods can make your vagina smell.

Garlic and strong odor spices like curry may make your vagina smell. Think about the foods that make your breath smell or secrete through your skin. These are the foods that can be secreted in your vaginal area.

Do Brazilian Waxes Hurt My Vagina?

Bikini waxes, like the popular Brazilian can cause damage to your vaginal area. This is because the ripping away of hair follicles may cause infections and scarring. The actual act of waxing is not dangerous, but be aware of potential issues.

Many doctors recommend using trimmers and scissors as opposed to a Brazilian wax. But it is simply up to you. It is best to do what you feel comfortable with and not potentially hurt your vagina with a trend.

How Can I Tell the Difference Between Vaginal Warts and Bumps?

This is one of the most common vagina questions doctors are asked. It can certainly be an embarrassing one, but important to understand. You may feel an unusual bump in your vaginal area and it can be easy to tell the difference.

A wart is wrinkled and has a rough feel. They are painless, don’t hurt or have pussy discharge. A bump can be a skin fold or a number of other things. However, if you do have a bump, it may be best to talk to a doctor, since it can be a sign of a serious health issue, especially if it hurts when you touch it.

Do You Have Pressing Vagina Questions You’re Too Embarrassed to Ask Your Doctor?

For many women, asking vagina questions can be embarrassing. The good news is that you can ask them from the comfort of your home, and via chat. Our free Dr. Chat is available 24/7 with access to vetted doctors. You can also get 3 months of free healthcare. Simply click the button below to get started.

Submitted by Dr. Richard Honaker: