Vaginal Discomforts: Understanding What’s Going on Down There

12/05/2012 02:23

No matter how busy it gets in the women’s world, they always have time to talk about personal issues that even men will never be able to imagine. Amazingly, no woman is really bold enough to blurt out vaginal discomforts like unusual smells or discharges to any of her most trusted friends without reservation. Sometimes, sensitive topics like this often reach the media first before women start talking about it among themselves. One great example would be the controversial vaginal mesh surgery. Majority of the women population has not even heard of it until it shook the FDA and some women group advocates. In fact, more than 70,000 surgeries like these are performed in the US annually, medical journals say.

Vaginal Mesh Implants
Well, that is enough for mesh updates. This article is meant to address every woman that finds it difficult to 
share their vaginal discomforts. Oftentimes, women ask these embarrassing questions online. Perhaps, it is because this is the only way they may keep their identities unknown. More and more women (especially those younger ones who still have much to discover about their sexual functions) find online blogs and forums helpful. Although there are a lot of useful bits of health information in the web, the reproductive health is much too complex and individualized. If you want to find out about the type of vaginal problem you are having, only an experienced doctor who has analyzed your symptoms may be able to diagnose it and help you find treatment for it.
Almost every woman suffers from vaginal discomforts. Some are normal conditions especially in times of fluctuating hormone levels such as during ovulation, menstruation, pregnancy, or menopause. Also, their food and fluid intake affects their vaginal discharges. A slight change in the consistency, color, amount, and smell of the woman’s vaginal discharge may be observed. These changes will go away with the factors that triggered it.
More bothering situations like vaginal itching, soreness, pain, bleeding, and pus-filled discharges call for an immediate attention of a professional. These signs may be indicative of infections that are either viral or bacterial. Identifying the right causative factor requires a series of tests. This is always necessary so the right kind of medical interventions may be given, and further complications may immediately be prevented.
The presence of urine leaks or accidental dribbles after each voiding may also leave an acidic smell in your most sensitive area. This is your genitalia’s way of sounding off the distress call for perineal hygiene stat. Keeping your vagina fresh, clean, and moist-free prevents any unwanted odor. To keep you freshened up even when you are away from home, always carry with you a pack of clean wet wipes for regular use whenever you visit the ladies’ room, and a spare of underwear in cases of unexpected leaks or unwanted discharges.
Incontinence is another common problem often overlooked by women. When experienced for a long time, some treatments may not work and may even lead to other more devastating conditions. Recurrence of incontinence is one of the many reasons for the thousands of transvaginal mesh lawsuit filings pending in courts today. So, the next time you visit your obstetrician or your family physician, do not think twice to raise some questions involving your health if you have any, no matter how minor you think it is.