It’s always good to start paying attention to your V-zone! We list down a few typical female health concerns for you to take note of.
The V-zone comes in different shapes, sizes and colours, and it goes through a lot in a lifetime. There are some obvious changes like puberty, childbirth, and menopause. But there are some changes that could raise a red flag. So, being familiar with this part of your body will help you care for yourself better. If something feels off, your vagina could be suffering from an infection. Here, we’ll shed some light on the more common infections.
A healthy vagina has a balance between healthy and unhealthy bacteria. When fungus overgrows in your vagina, that’s when the yeast infection develops. This causes uncomfortable symptoms such as vaginal itching, burning sensation, and discharge.
Women who use hormonal birth control, birth control pills, birth control patch, or vaginal ring may also have more yeast infections. Vaginal yeast infections are common and can be easily treated.
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
A UTI occurs when bacteria enter the urethra, and travel to the bladder. If the bacteria survive and grow, they can result in infections which commonly cause frequent, painful, and/or foul-smelling urination, discomfort above the pubic bone, blood in the urine, fever, nausea, fatigue, and even mental confusion.