Anonymous
Anonymous asked in HealthWomen's Health · 1 decade ago

Do you douche?

Most doctors and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) suggest that women steer clear of douching. All healthy vaginas contain some bacteria and other organisms called the vaginal flora. The normal acidity of the vagina keeps the amount of bacteria down. But douching can change this delicate balance. This may make a woman more prone to vaginal infections. Plus, douching can spread existing vaginal infections up into the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    No, and I have no desire to start...

  • 1 decade ago

    I don't douche.I've heard that water is the best thing to use to clean your vagina even though the vagina cleanses it self.If this is known why do women still douche.Why do they still have it on the market.I hate it when i go to the pharmacy and i see women purchasing it.I think they know its harmful but they just don't care.I think more should be done for women to become aware of the disadvantages of douching.

  • Ya-sai
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Once upon a time, I guess when not every house had a bathroom, they were very popular. Just like hair rollers, no one uses them anymore

  • 1 decade ago

    Nope, I was told by my doctor, that it wasn't good for females. He did tell me if I decided to, only use warm water.

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  • 1 decade ago

    NO...I DON'T BUT IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU ARE MAKING A STATEMENT INSTEAD OF A QUESTION. BUT THANKS FOR THE INFORMATION, ALOT OF WOMEN DO DOUCHE BECAUSE OF ONE THING OR ANOTHER, IF THERE IS AN ODOR OR DISCHARGE THEN SEE A DR. THAT MEANS THERE IS A PROBLEM.

  • 1 decade ago

    i dont. i heard that it wasnt healthy a long time ago and can honestly say i tried it once maybe twice...waste of time.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    no and never had. that's just a product made up by men with no brains

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I never have,for those very reasons.

  • 1 decade ago

    douches r not good

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Nope - never have

  • 1 decade ago

    No, I don't. Idea never appealed to me.

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