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Vaginal infections

Infections can range from superficial skin infections to deep-seated sexually transmitted infections (STD).
Hindustan Times | By Dr Kavan Lakdawala, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2010 05:22 PM IST

I am 16. I feel my vagina is smelly. Is there any infection?
The chances of infections are high in the hot and humid climate in our city. Infections can range from superficial skin infections to deep-seated sexually transmitted infections (STD). The chances of urinary tract infections are higher among women. Wearing cotton undergarments, using warm water to clean private parts and keeping the area dry are a few tips to avoid infections.The pre-menstrual flow may also lead to foul-smelling discharge in few cases. You need to consult a gynaecologist if the problem persists.

I know of a person who had only one testis. He became a father. How?
You seem to know only partial facts. Testes are the sites of production of sperms. The sperms are the male equivalent of the female eggs. They fertilise the ovum, leading to the development of the foetus. A single testis can work as efficiently as both of them. So, you should not be surprised. It is like a single kidney functioning efficiently.

I have been married for three weeks. I want to have sex everyday. Is it normal?
Are you asking about your marriage or your sex life? Both are absolutely normal, according to me. Post marriage, the frequency of sexual encounters may be more due to the novelty factor. Over a period of time it may reduce, though this is not a rule. If both of you are enjoying the act, there is no reason to worry.

Mail your queries to
Dr Kavan Lakdawala at:
HT Media Limited, 2nd Floor,
Mahalaxmi Engg Estate,
Mahim (W), Mumbai: 400016; email:lakdawalakavan@gmail.com

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