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douche

1. a stream of water or air directed onto the body surface or into a body cavity, for cleansing or medical purposes
2. the application of such a stream of water or air
3. an instrument, such as a special syringe, for applying a douche
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Because of the elevated prevalence of douching among women with bacterial vaginosis, the investigators explored the association between douching and bacterial vaginosis among women who reported vaginal symptoms (discharge, change in color of discharge, odor or itching, and odor after intercourse) and those who did not.
Douching, smoking, and the absence of vaginal lactobacillus emerged as powerful independent risk factors for acquisition of bacterial vaginosis in the first large longitudinal study of this common gynecologic disorder.
In a survey of 169 girls aged 19 years or younger, 69% reported douching regularly, said Dr.
Twenty percent of black women reported douching at least twice a month, compared with just 7% of white participants and 3% of Mexican Americans in the study.
Yet the American Public Health Association and other health groups strongly recommend not douching unless specifically medically recommended.
Females in the intervention group reported a reduction in douching compared with those in the control group: Over the 12-month follow-up period, women in the intervention douched 56% less often than controls.
Vaginal douching with Coca-Cola as a form of contraception is part of folklore.
It gently cleanses with none of the harsh chemicals contained in many of the existing over-the-counter douching kits that doctors have long counseled female patients against using.
There is evidence globally of an association between vaginal douching and adverse reproductive health outcomes.
Instead of making you feel fresh, washing or douching inside may make you smell unpleasant.
Why does excessive douching increase the risk of developing BV?
Douching with vinegar or other chemicals increases the rate of vaginal yeast infections because it alters the vaginal bacterial balance.