(Fort Worth, Texas)
If I have discharge (womanly) and it has not been able to be cured, is this a sign of PH imbalance?
My doc says my PH is off but I don't know if it's something to worry about.
First she put me on a suppository and that did not work, now Flagyl 500 mg. Still having discharge.
Can you give me a little more information? Is the discharge the only symptom? Are you experiencing burning or itching? Has the doctor ruled out a yeast infection?
What is the color of the vaginal discharge? Is it a smelly discharge? I know that's all a bit personal, but it may help to know more specifics. :)
The medication the doctor prescribed, Flagyl 500, is for a bacteria, but not targeted at a yeast infection, and certainly does not improve your body pH.
The vaginal discharge you are experiencing can be from a number of different causes, that's why I asked for more specifics.
An excess of sugar in your diet, a yeast infection, another type of infection, etc., can all be a possible underlying cause.
I suppose your pH imbalance may be a contributing factor, but that alone probably isn't the sole cause. Usually pH imbalance makes the body more susceptible to other problems. If you'd like to improve your body pH, you can do so easily by using some Barley Life
each day. It's excellent.
Here's what I'd suggest.
- Get some plain organic yogurt (with the live bacteria in it) and apply that vaginally for a few days. Be sure the yogurt does not have sugar in it! Yes, it's a bit messy, but it usually works great.
Just give yourself a 15 minute time out a couple of times per day and get comfortable. Apply as much of the yogurt as you can and just relax and allow it to work.
- Start taking some probiotics (good/friendly bacteria). Regardless of the cause of the infection, yeast or otherwise, this will help your body fight it off. I recommend Florafood.
- If the doctor IS saying that you have some type of bacterial infection, I'd suggest using a natural cleanse, like Herbal Fiberblend to treat it from the inside out.
Hope that helps some in getting rid of the constant discharge for you. I'm fairly confident it will.
If you'd like to provide more details of your situation, I'll be happy to see if I can add anything else that may be helpful. To your good health!