Your Vagina: 5 Common Problems You May Have In Your Lifetime


Your Vagina: 5 Common Problems You May Have In Your Lifetime

by Alison Bucalo
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Discharge, Itchiness, dryness… Everyone encounters problems with their vag, but what’s common and what’s not?

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Madge the Vag sits with gynecologist, Dr. Ruth Tessler, to talk about 5 common vagina problems. Dryness. Yikes! No one likes that. So why does it happen? As your cycle changes, so does your moisture and this is totally normal! Treat your dryness with lube. Who doesn’t lube that?

Itchiness or vaginal itching is also a common problem. Everyone always has a little itch but when it’s persists, it’s time to see a doctor.

So, what’s the deal with discharge? Yup, it’s totally normal. However, if it’s accompanied by a foul odor, itchiness, or it simply won’t go away – you should see a doctor. You may have an infection.

Yes, you may have some lumps and the bumps on your vagina. Sometimes the glands on your vagina can get clogged or infected causing a pimple. Often, this is caused by shaving with a razor which contains bacteria. These bumps can become infected. So keep a look out!

Painful sex is more common than most of us are willing to admit. Pain upon entering, says Dr. Tessler, could be from your vagina not being moist enough. So lube it up, ladies! Listen to your vagina and talk to your gynecologist to treat these five common vagina problems!

More about Madge the Vag: Madge the Vag is a quirky mom on a mission to spread (literally) the word on everything vagina. She may have a 1950s wardrobe, but approaches women’s vaginal health in a refreshing way that is very today. Madge highlights a taboo topic or challenging issue many women face but may be afraid to talk about. She interviews experts on a range of topics like public hair, yeast infections and sex.

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