My vagina is very itchy
Reality check: Even if you are one of those ‘blessed’ few who haven’t had to deal with a weekend-ruining bout of thrush, we hate to break it to you, but 75 per cent of women will experience some sort of vaginal discomfort in their lifetime.
According to Dr Fielder, vaginal itching can be associated with either a fungal infection like thrush or dermatitis.
“If you are experiencing vaginal itch it is always best to see your friend family doctor and work out the cause of your symptoms,” she says. “In most cases, a doctor will examine the area and might take some swabs and prescribe appropriate treatment to use.”
My vagina has a new kind of discharge I’ve never had before
The word discharge has a much bigger effect on your body than merely causing you to physically cringe at the very thought of it.
“Vaginal discharge can be normal but it can also be a sign of infection,” Dr Fielder explains.
Most women have physiological discharge that is usually increased during time of ovulation (it is generally clear and does not have an unpleasant odour and is not associated with any other symptoms).”
“If you have a new discharge, especially if it has unpleasant smell associated with it, or is thick, yellow, bloody or is associated with itching, burning or pain, see your GP.”
My vagina is always dry
If you’ve ever experienced this, you’ll know that it can be particularly frustrating during sex. “Your vagina has a natural lubrication produced by glands that respond to arousal – in the majority of cases, appropriate lubrications will occur if foreplay is long enough,” says Dr Fielder.
Although, as Dr Fielder points out, all women’s bodies are different, meaning that lubrication levels can certainly vary.
“If you feel that your vagina is always dry, my trick is to use longer foreplay prior to penetrative intercourse,” she says.
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And if that doesn’t work? Dr Fielder suggests using lubricants available on the market to avoid any sexually induced abrasions and discomfort.
My vagina is lumpy and bumpy
Lumps and bumps, as Dr Fielder explains, have no place in or near your vaginal area.
“Lumps or bumps may indicate a sexually transmitted infections,” she confirms. “If you notice them, please book an appointment with your doctor. It is important to perform appropriate tests and treat any infection early.”