9 uncomfortable questions that women do not make her gynecologist

Written by: Dra. María Eulalia Fernández Montolí
Edited by: Noelia Pino García

The visit to a specialist in gynecology is one of the most uncomfortable moments for a woman. Here they are collected some of the questions that women do not dare to ask your gynecologist / a shame, fear or even not to appear ignorant in sexual matters.

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Is it normal to have a larger than another labia?

There is great variability in the anatomy of the female external genitalia. It is very difficult to give a criterion to be considered normal or not in a particular morphology. In principle, try to educate women that variations in the shape and size of the external genitalia are part of normal. Also frequent present some asymmetry in the labia, as in other body areas.


Vaginal sweat: the vagina is normal to sweat?

The vagina is a tubular structure that is coated inside by several layers of stratified epithelium. The cervix is ​​located at one end of the vagina. It secretes a kind of mucus that lubricates the vagina and protects against infections. It is normal secretion of mucus and the look of this varies with hormonal changes that occur during the cycle.

A different topic is the possible sweating and English external genitals, which can be excessive and may require specific treatment.


How to avoid vaginal acne?

In the vagina they may appear a series of injuries that have similar appearance to acne. One of these lesions is hidradenitis suppurativa, which is a chronic disease characterized by inflammation of the sweat glands. Other lesions that are similar in appearance are folliculitis, boils or some sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), such as genital warts, caused by the human papillomavirus. Also, some changes in the appearance of the vulva considered physiological acne may seem, however, are completely normal. It is advisable to consult a specialist in the presence of these lesions for a correct diagnosis of the type of injury, treatment and specific preventive measures.


Is it normal vaginal odor peel?

In the vagina there is a physiological secretion of mucus that has an acidic pH by the action of bacilli Döderlein, whose function is to protect the vagina infections. There is a balance in the vaginal flora. However, sometimes this balance is lost and there is a predominance of a bacteria called Gardnerella vaginalis, which is characterized by the appearance of gray vaginal discharge and a characteristic fishy odor. This is a common cause of odor.

Thicker secretion may be normal after ovulation, when progesterone hormone causes the mucus is dense and thick, being totally normal.


Balls: strengthen the pelvic floor

Chinese balls produce strengthening the pelvic floor muscles. The contact of these on the walls of the pelvic floor is perceived when used. Not produce excitement, but sensations in the vagina that could trigger arousal.


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What are vaginal gases?

These are sounds that appear to allow air to enter the vagina. They are normal sounds and have no importance, but may be uncomfortable. In many cases, the sounds are due to the lack of tone of the muscles of the vagina. It can help performing exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor and avoid certain positions.


Why lubrico not be excited?

Vaginal lubrication is normal and is caused by mucus secretion in the cervix, has no relationship with arousal Mucus is secreted by the glandular epithelium of the cervix.. The appearance of cervical mucus is changing throughout the cycle. Mucus is a function of defense against infections and plays an important role in female fertility.


Irregular menstruation: Can you have menstruation twice in one month? And several months without it?

Menstruation usually occurs every 28 days; but sometimes, hormonal imbalances occur, such as lack of ovulation, which cause delayed menstruation, even several months. Also, due to hormonal causes, the rule may occur twice in the same month. There are other causes of absence of menstruation and frequent blood loss. It is therefore advisable to consult a gynecologist to persistent irregularities of menstruation to study the causes and propose appropriate treatment.


Vaginal Hair Removal: Is bad integral intimate waxing?

Pubic hair has a protective and barrier function trauma and infections. It acts as a barrier to microtrauma in sex, favoring sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and to rubbing and friction with clothes in everyday life. Comprehensive waxing can lead to infections such as warts or genital warts, skin infections and other complications such as irritation or eczema.


Edited by Noelia García Pino

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dra. María Eulalia Fernández Montolí
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Renowned specialist in Gynecology and Obstetrics, Dr. Fernandez Montoli part of medical equipment Gynecology Service of the University Hospital of Bellvitge. She works as a teacher, and is also coordinator of the subject of cervical cancer of the Master of advanced medical skills. She has been visiting the Meomrial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York (breast plastic surgery and breast cancer) and Strasbourg (laparoscopy). PhD in Medicine and Surgery, has a master's degree in advanced clinical skills: Gynecologic Oncology and Breast Pathology Gynecological Endoscopic Surgery and a University Postgraduate Diploma in Senology and Breast Pathology, both from the University of Barcelona. He is currently Secretary of the Catalan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the Academy of Medical Sciences of Catalonia and the Balearic Islands and member of various medical societies. It acts as a reviewer for scientific journals.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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