8 Little Signs Your Vagina Is Unhealthy

Sometimes a little voice inside you tells you something might be wrong with your vagina. It’s your vagina– you don’t really want to talk about it, ask about it, or stress about it. Depending on your parents’ style, you might not even have someone you can go to if you’re worried (I would rather poll my entire school before ever asking my mom about anything having to do with sex). Making sure that your body is healthy, though, should be a priority for you. Everyone is different, so your diet, personal hygiene, and sex practices may affect your vagina differently than it would your friends’.

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I’m one of the lucky women who gets urinary tract infections on a regular basis (yay). In the beginning, I couldn’t talk to my mom about it, and my friends weren’t really much help. Learning to be open with my doctor about my “vaginal situation” was important for me to stop suffering from that awful UTI pain. If you’re sensing anything out of the ordinary down there, you’re probably experiencing some sort of infection that can be cured with antibiotics.

Wearing cotton underwear, taking probiotics, having safe sex, and only using mild soap are all ways that you can keep your vagina feeling good. But what if it isn’t feeling good? How do you know when it’s time to call a doctor? Here are some things to look out for if you’re worried that your vagina is unhealthy:

Do you have any advice for knowing if your vagina is unhealthy? Help us all out by letting us know in the comments below!

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