Vagina Warning Signs that Your Vagina is Unhealthy
Warning Signs that Your Vagina is Unhealthy1. Itching Burning A constant itching and burning sensation indicatesthe onset of a number of vaginal infections. When the harmful bacteria outnumber the goodbacteria in the vagina, the imbalance manifests itself through the physical symptom of itchingand burning. A certain amount of yeast is essential toward off harmful bacteria in the vaginal area. However, an overproduction of yeast can resultin a yeast infection, causing symptoms that include itching and burning.
An inflammatory sensation and itching withoutany foul odor emanating from the vagina are signs of a yeast infection, according to a2004 study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association. Itching can also be a reaction to chemicalsor ingredients in soaps, creams, contraceptive foams and prepackaged douching mixtures. These mixtures can alter the bacterial balanceand acidity of the vagina that protect it against infections. 2.
Smelly Discharge Itï¿½s unlikely for your vagina to smell likea bed of roses, but if you notice a recurrent strong odor, one that even transfers to yourundergarments, it might be a sign of an infection. An excess of harmful bacteria causes bacterialvaginosis. A foulsmelling vaginal discharge is oftenthe first and most common symptom of this infection. A ï¿½fishy odorï¿½ is one of the major symptomsof bacterial vaginosis, according to a 2011 study published in the International Journalof Womenï¿½s Health.
This discharge may especially occur afterintercourse. Pregnant women who contract bacterial vaginosisrun a risk of delivering their baby prematurely, according to the Centers for Disease Controland Prevention. It also increases the risk of contractingsexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including HIV, and may sometimes lead to pelvic inflammatorydisease. Therefore, seek medical attention right awayif you notice a vaginal odor. 3. Discoloration Excessive Discharge
Vaginal discharge is the bodyï¿½s naturalmechanism to keep the vagina lubricated and flush out harmful bacteria. Normal vaginal discharge ï¿½ clear or whiteand does not give off a bad odor. A brown or red discharge that occurs rightafter a menstrual cycle is usually not a matter of concern. However, if you experience brown or red dischargeon normal days between periods, seek medical attention as it could be indicative of cervicalcancer. If it occurs during early pregnancy, it couldsignify a miscarriage.
A green or yellow, smelly and frothlike dischargeis not normal and may be a sign of trichomoniasis, an STD. A watery white, gray or yellow discharge mightbe a symptom of bacterial vaginosis. While the amount of discharge differs fromwoman to woman, recurrent and excessive discharge may also indicate bacterial vaginosis. Seek medical attention right away if you noticea discoloration in your vaginal discharge. 4. Abnormal Bleeding
Why is My Belly Button Brown After Pregnancy
Why is my belly button brown after pregnancy? Maybe you have not had enough time after havinga newborn to properly clean out all the lint. I have to bathe more than once a day becausethe baby peed, puked, pooped or put some other bodily fluid on me. If you just had the baby, the linea negraor dark line may not have faded yet. What causes that? Linea negra is a dark line on the abdomenand even belly button you get due to all the melanin inducing hormones during pregnancy,sometimes causing dark splotches on the face
and dark nipples too. I did not get a dark line like that. Around three quarters of women do get it,and it could lead to a dark belly button until all those hormones flush out once the babyis born. The kid is out and about, trying to roll aroundthe floor. Remember that pregnancy stretches the abdomenimmensely. That's where stretch marks come from; itis bruising of the skin from the pregnancy. It is actually scarring. Even body builderscan get stretch marks, also known as permanent
scars, from growing their muscles too fast. So you think my belly button is scarred. The skin underneath it is, yes, which couldleave it brown even after it goes back to being an innie from being an outie duringthe pregnancy. After all, if it had to pop out to make room for the baby, discolorationafterward is reasonable. What can I do about it? During pregnancy, you can try to fight fluidretention and weight gain beyond what is healthy so the body does not stretch too much. Moisturizerscan help reduce it, but you cannot reverse
it. A lot of beauty creams would say otherwise. But you're asking me what to do about it.If it is not linea negra that is going to fade by six months post partum, it is scarringthat won't. Then you think skin lightening cream won'tmake a difference. Tanning would make more of a difference. The white lines left under the folds of fleshwould make it look weirder. Try washing the skin with soap and water andmaking sure it dries thoroughly, just in case
the dark patches are due to fungal or yeastinfections of the skin. I'd never heard of that, but the baby hashad thrush. You could have skin discolorations under thebreasts, as well, where there's a yeast rash making the skin irritated and darker.The belly button is just what you see when you wonder when your body goes back to normal.