Just like your gut, your vagina is home to all sorts of bacteria, says Dr. Streicher. The "good" kind, called lactobacilli, help keep vaginal pH between and . But if the vagina's pH is disrupted—say, from semen or menstrual blood—it may become less hospitable to lactobacilli and more welcoming to bad bacteria. The overgrowth often comes with a fishy odor as well as vaginal discharge and irritation. For women who notice a slight smell after sex or their period, using a pH balancing gel, like RepHresh, can make the vagina more acidic and help lactobacilli get the upper hand again. That said, if the bacterial imbalance turns into full-on BV (think: painful urination, itching, more discharge and odor), see your doc for an evaluation and treatment (possibly antibiotics).
I had three injections all of which worked for a few days to two weeks then stopped. The excruciating pain returned and only Vicoden 5 mg 3-4 times a day controlled the pain. Vicoden at that dose is the lowest dose prescribed. it worked perfectly for several years and doctors refused to prescribed opioids for fear of losing their license. My sister recently died of throat cancer and she complained constantly of pain. She died with unrelieved pain. As a cancer patient she was prescribed Morphine 2 mg. every 6 hours. That is beyond ridiculous but keeps our doctor’s license safe. Our doctors are violating their Hippocratic oath – Do No Harm. They had added a caveat “except when the government is breathing down your neck. Then the patient be damned. I am glad this helped you Randy. I don’t know your clinical status but I am sure it differs from mine. Do you have severe and crippling arthritis?