VAGINA
VAGINAL HEALTH
VULVA HEALTH




VAGINAL HEALTH

VULVOVAGINAL HEALTH

VAGINA CONDITIONS

PROBIOTICS & VAGINAL HEALTH

SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS (STI)

VAGINAL DISEASE

GYNAECOLOGY

VAGINAL HEALTH LINKS



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VAGINAL HEALTH




The first step towards good vaginal health is knowing what is normal
for your vagina and what is not.

Considering that the vagina is a part of the body that we pay so little
attention to, there are surprisingly a lot of factors that can affect
the state of the vagina and increase the risk of problems.

On top of the list of common vaginal health problems are sexually transmitted
diseases (STDs)which include chlamydia, genital warts, syphilis and genital
herpes.

Vaginal infections affect the normal balance of bacteria in the vagina leading
to inflammation, abnormal and smelly vaginal discharge and itching.

These symptoms could be related to bacterial vaginosis, vaginal yeast infections
and trichomoniasis.



Vaginal Health
http://www.vaginal-health-guide-remedy.com/



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VULVOVAGINAL HEALTH




Vulvovaginal health is the health and sanitation of the human female
vulva and vagina.

Problems affecting this area include vulva diseases, vagina diseases,
as well as urinary tract infections.



Maintaining health


The following measures are advisable for keeping the vulva and
vagina healthy:


Avoiding washing with soap, since soap disturbs the natural pH balance
of the vagina. Some, so called pH balanced soaps exist, but their
effects remain unclear. Other measures are seldom necessary or advisable.
Two notable examples: so-called "feminine hygiene sprays" are unnecessary,
may be generally harmful, and have been known to cause severe allergic
reactions. Vaginal douching is generally not necessary and has been
implicated in helping to cause bacterial vaginosis (BV) and candidiasis
("yeast infections").

After using the toilet, wipe from the front toward the back to avoid
introducing bacteria from the anal area into the vulva. Use non-perfumed,
undyed toilet paper.

Drink plenty of water and urinate frequently and as soon as possible when
you feel the need, to help flush bacteria out of the urinary tract and
avoid urinary tract infections. For the same reason, try to urinate before
and after sex.

Change out of a wet swimsuit or other wet clothes as soon as possible.

Avoid fragrances, colours, and "deodorants" in products that contact the
vulva/vagina: sanitary napkins, tampons, and toilet paper. Some women who
are sensitive to these substances should also avoid bubble baths and some
fabric detergents and softeners.

Use a menstrual cup instead of sanitary pads or tampons. Menstrual cups
are a new form of menstrual product that has recently been rapidly gaining
in popularity as a greener, more cost-effective and healthier alternative
to tampons and sanitary pads.

Avoid wearing leather trousers, tight jeans, panties made of nylon or other
synthetic fabrics, or pantyhose without an all-cotton crotch (not cotton
covered by nylon - cut out the nylon panel if necessary).

Anything which has been in contact with the anal area (see anal sex) should
be thoroughly washed with soap and water or a similar disinfectant before
coming in contact with the vulva or vagina.

Use condoms during heterosexual intercourse, practise safer sex, know your
sex partners, ask sex partners to practise basic hygiene of their genitals.
Use artificial lubrication during the intercourse if the amount naturally
produced is not enough.

Be careful with objects inserted inside the vagina. Improper insertion of
objects into any body opening can cause damage: infection, cutting, piercing,
trauma, blood loss, etc.

Avoid letting any contaminants inside the vagina, including dirt but
especially sand.


Women who are unable to walk are more likely to have infections. The problem
can be prevented according to above-mentioned and following measures:

Wash crotch and rectal areas (with a soap-substitute if desired) and large
amount of warm running water, every morning and evening. The disabled person
can sit on a shower chair with an open seat or on a toilet. Use a shower head
or water container to wash more directly.

Use towel to dry.

DO NOT use talcum/body powder, if desired use corn starch powder (corn-flour)
on the skin of the genital area to absorb perspiration.

Avoid sitting on plastic or synthetic materials for extended lengths of time.

Wear loose underpants and change if soilage or wetness occurs.



Vulvovaginal health
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vulvovaginal_health



Human vaginas
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Human_vaginas




Close-ups of human vaginas
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Close-ups_of_human_vaginas




Gynaecology
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Gynaecology




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SECTION 3



VAGINA CONDITIONS




Vaginitis: Inflammation of the vagina, commonly from a yeast infection
or bacterial overgrowth. Itching, discharge, and change of odor are
typical symptoms. Vaginitis is treated with antibiotics or antifungal
medication.

Vaginismus: Involuntary spasm of the vaginal muscles during sexual
intercourse. Emotional distress about sex, or medical conditions, can
be responsible. It is usually treated with exercises, medication. or
both.

Genital warts: Genital warts may affect the vulva,vagina, and cervix.
Treatments can remove vaginal warts, which are caused by human
papillomavirus (HPV).

Trichomoniasis: Infection of the vagina by a microscopic parasite called
trichomonas. Trichomoniasis is transmitted by sex and is easily curable.

Bacterial vaginosis (BV): A disruption in the balance of healthy bacteria
in the vagina, often causing odor and discharge. Douching, or sex with a
new partner can cause BV. BV is treated with antibiotics.

Herpes simplex virus (HSV): The herpes virus can infect the vulva, vagina,
and cervix, causing small, painful, recurring blisters and ulcers. Having
no noticeable symptoms is also common. The virus is transmitted sexually.
It can be treated, but not cured.

Gonorrhea: This sexually transmitted bacterial infection most often infects
the cervix. Half the time, there are no symptoms, but vaginal discharge and
itching may occur. It can cause pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility.
It is treated with antibiotics.

Chlamydia: The bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis causes this sexually transmitted
infection. Only half of women will have symptoms, which may include vaginal
discharge or pain in the vagina or abdomen. It can cause pelvic inflammatory
disease and infertility. Chlamydia is treated with antibiotics.

Vaginal cancer: Cancer of the vagina is extremely rare. Abnormal vaginal
bleeding or discharge are symptoms.

Vaginal prolapse: Due to weakened pelvic muscles (usually from childbirth),
the rectum, uterus, or bladder pushes on the vagina. In severe cases, the
vagina protrudes out of the body.



Vagina Tests


Pelvic examination: Using a speculum, a doctor can examine the vulva, vagina,
and cervix. The strength of the pelvic muscles can also be tested.

Papanicolaou smear (Pap smear): During a pelvic exam, the examiner swabs the
cervix and vagina. Pap smears screen for cervical or vaginal cancer.

Bacterial culture: A swab of the cervix and vagina duriing a pelvic exam may
be cultured in a lab. This can identify bacterial and viral infections.

Colposcopy: A microscope is used during a pelvic exam to examine closely the
vulva, vagina, and cervix. Colposcopy can help identify cancer or other
problems.

Vaginal biopsy: In the rare case of a suspicious growth in the vagina, a small
piece of tissue (biopsy) may be sent to check for cancer.




Vagina Treatments


Antimicrobials: Antifungal medications can treat yeast infections, and
antibiotic drugs can treat bacterial infections. Antiviral medicines
treat infections from the herpes virus.

Wart treatments: A variety of methods can be used to remove vaginal warts,
including freezing, chemicals, burning with a laser, or cautery.

Vaginal pessary: A small plastic or rubber device is placed inside the
vagina to keep in place prolapsing pelvic organs.

Kegel exercises: Exercising the pelvic muscles (as when stopping your
urine stream) may improve or prevent vaginal prolapse and urinary
inconitnence.

Estrogen: The genital organs of women both inside and out respond to
estrogen. Estrogen treatment may be useful to revitalize these structures
in postmenopausal women.

Surgery: In rare cases of vaginal or cervical cancer, surgery is required
to remove the tumor. Surgery may also treat vaginal prolapse.



Vagina Conditions
http://www.webmd.com/women/picture-of-the-vagina



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PROBIOTICS & VAGINAL HEALTH




Probiotics are live microorganisms such as bacteria, yeasts or parasites
that provide beneficial effects for their host, restoring a balance between
friendly and harmful bacteria throughout the body. Vaginal problems can be
particularly troublesome for women, and probiotics can enhance vaginal health
by maintaining proper microbial balance.



Vaginal Infections

Merck Manual reports that vaginal infections account for more than 10 million
doctor visits each year. A vaginal infection is the inflammation of the vagina,
which results in discharge, vaginal odor and itching. A women's vagina is a
strictly controlled environment in which there are a variety of bacterial strains
and constantly changing hormones. When this balance is disrupted by hormones,
antibiotics, sexual intercourse, stress or contraceptive use, vaginitis can occur.



Types of Vaginal Infections

There are three common causes of vaginal infections. Bacterial vaginosis is caused
by an overgrowth of bacteria, which in turn disrupts the delicate pH balance of the
vaginal environment. This typically results in a thin white or gray cloudy discharge
and itching or irritation. The reoccurrence of bacterial vaginosis is common. A yeast
infection occurs when a change in pH causes an overabundance of yeast growth. Yeast
infections result in thick, white, clumpy discharge; moderate to severe itching and
burning; and redness and swelling of the genital area. Trichomoniasis is a sexually
transmitted disease caused by a parasite, Trichomonas vaginalis. This infection
targets the urinary and genital tract and can affect both men and women. Symptoms
include a greenish yellow, frothy discharge; itching and soreness; and pain during
urination.



Probiotics & Vaginal Health
http://www.livestrong.com/article/319856-probiotics-vaginal-health/



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SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED
INFECTION SDI




Sexually transmitted infections (STI), also referred to as sexually transmitted
diseases (STD) and venereal diseases (VD), are infections that are commonly
spread by sex, especially vaginal intercourse, anal sex and oral sex. Most STIs
initially do not cause symptoms. This results in a greater risk of passing the
disease on to others. Symptoms and signs of disease may include vaginal discharge,
penile discharge, ulcers on or around the genitals, and pelvic pain. STIs acquired
before or during birth may result in poor outcomes for the baby. Some STIs may
cause problems with the ability to get pregnant.



Sexually transmitted infection
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexually_transmitted_infection



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VAGINAL DISEASE




A vaginal disease is a particular abnormal, pathological condition
that affects part or all of the vagina. Some can be prevented by
vulvovaginal health maintenance.



Vaginal disease
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaginal_disease



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GYNAECOLOGY
GYNECOLOGY




Gynaecology, gynecology refers to the
surgical specialty dealing with health
of the female reproductive system:


Uterus,

Vagina,

Ovaries.

Literally, outside medicine,
it means,
"the science of women".

Almost all modern gynaecologists
are also obstetricians.




GYNAECOLOGY
GYNECOLOGY
DISEASES




The main conditions
dealt with by a
gynaecologist are:

Cancer and pre-cancerous diseases of
the reproductive organs including:
ovaries,
fallopian tubes,
uterus,
vagina,
vulva.

Incontinence of urine.

Amenorrhea,
(absent menstrual periods).

Dysmenorrhoea,
(painful menstrual periods).

Infertility,

Menorrhagia,
(heavy menstrual periods).
This is a common indication
for hysterectomy.

Prolapse of pelvic organs,

Scabies.


There is some crossover in these areas.
For example a woman with incontinence
may be referred to a urologist.



Gynecology
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gynecology/



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SECTION 8



VAGINAL
HEALTH
LINKS







5 Things To Know About Vaginas
http://www.ravishly.com/2015/04/17/5-things-friday-things-know-about-vaginas

5 types of vagina men love
http://www.thehealthsite.com/sexual-health/types-of-vagina-men-love-t0316/

7 Vaginal Health Issues Every Woman Should Know
http://www.vaginalodorcure.com/vagina-health

8 Rules for a Healthy Vagina
http://www.everydayhealth.com/womens-health-pictures/hygiene-rules-for-a-healthy-vagina.aspx#01

8 steps to keep your vagina happy and healthy:
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/09/05/vaginal-health-stay-healthy-clean-_n_1854398.html

9 Weird Vagina Issues
http://www.womenshealthmag.com/health/vaginal-issues

10 Most Common Causes Of Vaginal Discharge
http://www.doctortipster.com/3898-10-most-common-causes-of-vaginal-discharge.html

30 Types Of Pussy
http://www.rooshv.com/30-types-of-pussy

Abnormal vaginal bleeding
http://www.revirgination.net/abnormal-vaginal-bleeding.html

All Things Vagina
http://www.allthingsvagina.com/

Anatomy of the vagina
http://www.multi-gyn.com/general/anatomy-of-the-vagina/

Anti-infection health tips
http://www.msu.edu/user/eisthen/yeast/causes.html

Can olive oil be used as a lubricant?
http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/ate/sexandrelationships/sex/200771.html

Causes Staph Infection
http://www.dherbs.com/articles/staph-infection-152.html

The Center for Vaginal Health
http://www.centerforvaginalhealth.com/

Common Health Issues
http://www.rephresh.com/Common-Health-Issues/

Diet for Vaginal Health
http://www.livestrong.com/article/307367-diet-for-vaginal-health/

Eight Types Of Vaginas As Described By Men
https://www.360nobs.com/2016/01/women-sex-wednesday-eight-types-vaginas-described-men/



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Female Anatomy: Vulva, Vagina, and Breasts
https://www.plannedparenthood.org/teens/my-body/female-anatomy-vulva-vagina-and-breasts

Genital Size
http://genitalsize.com/

Gynaecology
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Gynaecology

Healthy Vaginas
http://www.healthyvaginas.com/

How to Have a Healthy Vagina
http://www.wikihow.com/Have-a-Healthy-Vagina

How to Wash Your Vagina
http://www.wikihow.com/Wash-Your-Vagina

ILLUSTRATED VAGINA
http://illustratedvagina.com/index.html

Information on the average size of vagina
http://www.revirgination.net/vaginal-size.html

Is My Vagina Normal? ( NSFW )
http://vforvadge.com/is-my-vagina-normal/

The Labia Library
http://labialibrary.org.au/

Maintaining Vaginal Health
http://www.gannett.cornell.edu/cms/pdf/sexual/upload/Vaginal_health.pdf

Rate My V
http://ratemyv.com/

Self-Exam: Vulva and Vagina
http://www.ourbodiesourselves.org/health-info/self-exam-vulva-vagina/

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
http://womenshealth.gov/mens-health/sexual-health-for-men/sexually-transmitted-infections.html

Sexually Transmitted Diseases(STDs) In Women
http://www.medicinenet.com/sexually_transmitted_diseases_stds_in_women/article.htm

STD symptoms: Common STDs and their symptoms
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sexually-transmitted-diseases-stds/in-depth/std-symptoms/ART-20047081



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There are sixteen common types of vagina
http://freelanceserve.weebly.com/freelanceserve-trend/types-of-vagina-and-their-sexual-attributes

Vagina
http://www.healthline.com/human-body-maps/vagina

Vagina
http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/621487/vagina

Vagina
http://www.wikidoc.org/index.php/Vagina

Vagina
http://microbewiki.kenyon.edu/index.php/Vagina

Vagina
http://getiton.org.uk/womens-health/the-vagina/

Vagina
http://www.innerbody.com/image_repfov/repo12-new.html

Vagina anatomy
http://www.edoctoronline.com/medical-atlas.asp?c=4&id=22021&m=3

Vaginal Discharge
http://www.hhs.gov/opa/reproductive-health/general-reproductive-health/vaginal-discharge/index.html

Vaginal Dryness
http://www.dherbs.com/articles/vaginal-dryness-200.html#ixzz1aFU2tWkh

Vaginal Health
http://womenshealth.about.com/od/vaginalhealth/

Vaginal Infections
http://www.webmd.com/women/guide/sexual-health-vaginal-infections

Vaginal Infections (Vaginitis)
http://www.emedicinehealth.com/vaginal_infections/article_em.htm

Vaginal Infections (Vaginitis)
http://youngwomenshealth.org/2012/11/20/vaginal-infection/



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Vagina: What's normal, what's not
http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/womens-health/in-depth/vagina/art-20046562

Vaginitis/Vaginal infection information
http://www3.niaid.nih.gov/topics/vaginitis/index.htm

Vulvo-Vaginal Disorders
http://www.health.am/gyneco/more/vulvo-vaginal-disorders/

Vulvovaginitis
http://www.targetwoman.com/articles/vulvovaginitis.html

What is vaginal odor?
http://www.bettermedicine.com/article/vaginal-odor?goid=hg&gclid=CISw2siEgawCFZJS7AodIlIwLQ

Women: Keep Your Lady Parts Healthy (And Happy)
http://blackdoctor.org/387163/vaginal-health/

Your Vagina
http://www.oregonclinic.com/about-us/blog/your-vagina-owners-guide-part-1



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