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How Well Do You Know Your Vagina?

By August 10, 2011

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What do you think about when you think about your vagina? There are several things to consider when you decide to learn more about your vagina. The first two things that you might think about when thinking about your vagina are likely to be your menstrual cycle and sex.

See: Top 10 Causes Of Vaginal Bleeding After Sex

Vaginal douching may be something that you do often, occasionally, or never. Many women use a vaginal douche product after menstruation, and / or before and after sexual intercourse. But just how safe are vaginal douches?

Sometimes you might get a vaginal infection such as bacterial vaginosis or vaginal yeast infection. You might even experience vaginal itching and / or vaginal discharge, so you might need to know the difference between normal and abnormal vaginal discharges.

See: 12 Ways To Prevent Abnormal Vaginal Discharge

You probably see your doctor once yearly for a Pap smear and pelvic examination. Before your appointment you may want to know how to prepare for accurate Pap smear results, or you might even want to exam your own vagina.

See: What to Expect At Your GYN Exam

Video: Your Gynecological Exam and Pap Smear with Dr. Kate Grossman

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