Facts and myths about vagina you should know

  1. MYTH: Tampon can get lost

FACT: Vagina is not connected to your body inside. Even if you are unable to find your tampon, your Gynecologist will be able to remove it with a speculum & forceps.




  1. MYTH: Vagina & vulva are the same

FACT: Vagina is a hollow tube that extends from your cervix to your hymen. Everything that you can see โ€“ urethra, clitoris, labia minora, labia majora & pubis is vulva.


  1. MYTH: Bath products or feminine hygiene products are a must for my intimate health

FACT: Bath products that have chemical dyes or fragrances are infact not good as they upset the natural bacterial balance in the vagina. This leads to multiplication of anaerobic bacteria & yeast


  1. MYTH: Vaginal douching keeps my vagina healthy

FACT: Vagina is a self-cleansing organ. Vaginal discharge, whether thick or thin or clear or white is the result of your vaginaโ€™s cleaning efforts. Douching removes the healthy bacteria (lactobacilli), changes vaginal pH (normal 3.8-4.5) & predisposes to bacterial vaginosis & infection.


  1. MYTH: Vagina becomes moist as you age

FACT: Vaginal tissue becomes thinner and drier as you approach menopause due to declining estrogen levels. But vaginal moisturizers, lubricants or estrogen creams can be effective solutions



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