Posted by: S'thololo | 2005/01/05


Hi ladies i just want to know if i am asking the right thing about douching,because is for the third time now today,and i've got no answer i dont know maybe i'm wrong or was not suppose to ask pls advise or something.thank uuu S'thololo.

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Posted by: Purple | 2005/01/05

The gynae will reply when she can - she has a full time job in addition to this service, so answers all questions within about a week.

Other people only reply on things they have experience with, so perhaps nobody is on line today who has need to douche before.

If you have an infection and are wanting to douche, perhaps you should see your gynae before doing it, as they may be able to prescribe you anti biotics or something more pleasant. Douching doesn't sound like it could be too pleasant.

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Posted by: Golly | 2005/01/05

Normally douching is not required - your immune system is set up to protect against vaginal infections. Some women douche frequently (thinking it is more hygenic) but this may interfere with the body's own natural defense mechanisms. Ultimately, they may become more susceptable to infections or even introduce infection through frequent douching.

So, like Anne said if you do not have a recurrent vaginal infection or scarred tissue there is no need to douche. Normally your docter will recommend it when necessary. A saline (salt) solution may be adequate instead of a strong anticeptic such as TCP or betadine.

I hope this helps answer your question.

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Posted by: Anne | 2005/01/05

Be more patient, you do not need to douch if you do not have thrush or an infection. It is for anticeptic uses, so it will only assist in getting rid of bacteria. More ladies will reply eventually, pls sometimes it takes a day for someone or the doctor to reply.

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Posted by: Zethu | 2005/01/05

Sthololo yintoni na le douching usimele ngayo, pls try and explain to us, we want to help u, but usilahlile apha, yintoni le douching, some form of lovemaking or what on earth is it

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