Don’t ignore these symptoms.
An unhealthy v**ina is a v**ina that isn’t given the attention it deserves. The v**ina needs to be given the same hygienic attention as any other part of your body. An unhealthy v**ina does not visit the gynecologist to get the appropriate check up yearly or have sexually transmitted infection testing between partners. So ladies, if you’re experiencing any of these problems, you may have an unhealthy v**ina and should seek medical attention.
1. Vaginal dryness or irritation.
Vaginal dryness and irritation can be a signs of an unhealthy v**ina especially due to menopause. Menopause can create these symptoms, both inside and outside of the v**ina, which may involve skin flaking and irritation associated with mature skin. This can lead to uncomfortable intercourse as well.
2. A fishy odor.
A healthy v**ina will have its own fragrance, but how can you tell if the smell is healthy or not? A fishy odor with extra clear discharge can be a sign of BV, bacterial vaginosis, that is caused by an overgrowth of bacteria and an imbalance of the pH balance of the v**ina. BV is very common and easily treatable with antibiotics from your gynecologist.
3. Itching or irregular discharge.
If you have discharge that looks like cottage cheese and has a yellow or white consistency, you may have a yeast infection. This is caused by a fungal infection and overgrowth of yeast, and can be caused by taking antibiotics, unbalanced pH, wearing tight non-breathable underwear or clothing, douching, or an unhealthy diet too high in sugars.
4. Burning sensations when urinating.
This can be a sign of UTI (urinary tract infection) and is often caused by s*x. These are also readily treatable with antibiotics.
5. Inability to insert tampons.
Painful s*x is usually a psychological issue, but in rare cases it’s an imperforate hymen — women born with extra tissue around the opening of the v**ina. This can be diagnosed by a gynecologist and treated with surgery.
6. Painful blisters.
This is usually a sign of the sexually transmitted disease, Herpes. You should immediately get tested.
7. You have irregular bleeding.
Bleeding or spotting that occurs when you’re not menstruating can be a hormonal imbalance often caused by birth control methods or stress. It can also be a sign of pregnancy. Bleeding after s*x can be a sign of cervical cancer, and you should see your gynecologist right away.
8. Continual vaginal infections.
If your v**ina seems angry and you’re getting frequent yeast infections, bacterial infections or UTIs, you might need to give your v**ina a break.
Sometimes she is trying to tell you that she is unhappy with the way you are treating her. Maybe you are in an unhealthy relationship, or your partner might be having other partners and bringing problems back to you. Take a pause and give her a break; try and eat healthy, and have less stress.
Your v**ina will get back in balance in no time and will thank you for it.