Let's face it—there's a lot that can go wrong below the belt. From itches and odors to bumps and bleeding, sometimes it seems like you need a manual. Who wouldn't freak out after seeing a lump or mark on their privates? This could be so many things, but it's likely not serious, says ob-gyn Alyssa Dweck, M. It could be anything from an ingrown hair to a sebaceous cyst a lesion under the skin , says Dweck. Warm soaks are a good first line of defense, but you can also apply a little over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream if it seems inflamed, she says.
7 Vaginal Health Issues Every Woman Should Know
Vagina: What's normal, what's not - Mayo Clinic
Vaginal bleeding is bleeding that flows from the vagina. Bleeding can originate in the vagina, cervix or uterus. Abnormal or unexpected vaginal bleeding that occurs outside your normal menstrual cycle or causes extreme symptoms during your period can be caused by a wide variety of abnormal conditions, including hormonal imbalances, infection, complications of pregnancy, malignancy, trauma, and certain medications. However, many underlying causes of abnormal vaginal bleeding, such as vaginal dryness and cervical dysplasia, are very treatable if promptly diagnosed and treated. Treatment of vaginal bleeding varies and is tailored to the individual case, the underlying cause, the severity of symptoms, and the presence of any complications. Sometimes bloody urine , which is due to bleeding from the urinary tract, or bloody stools, which is due to bleeding from the gastrointestinal tract, can be mistaken for vaginal bleeding.
Too Embarrassed To Tell Your Doc?
You already know about conditions-slash-annoyances like yeast infections and UTIs, but plenty of other issues may crop up down under—from mysterious bumps and lumps what is that?! Got weird symptoms? Check this list to see if you need to call your doc. Gyno Problem 1: Vulvodynia Chronic, long-lasting pain in the vulva the area surrounding the vagina that is not caused by an infection or other medical condition is called vulvodynia.
For some of us, a bottle of lube makes an appearance everytime we have sex, while others use it less often. Postmenopausal women are more likely to experience vaginal dryness — which stems from a drop in oestrogen levels — so might be reaching for the lube more often, but women of any age can experience it, too. Lube can make sex more playful, heighten sensations, and reduce soreness, possibly meaning you can go at it for longer.