I am a fan of silicone lubricants since they tend to be the most slippery, longest lasting, and least irritating. Silicone lubes are a little pricier than water-based lubes, but they're well worth it. You get what you pay for.
Matti Korhonen, MD
Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology
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How do I choose a vaginal lubricant?
Lauren Streicher, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology, answeredThe world of lubes is confusing, and there are a lot of products out there. You will see shelves of vaginal lubricants that warm up, light up, and come with a theme song. Your first impulse will be to grab the bottle at the very end of the aisle, while stocking up on shampoo and deodorant to hide the fact that vaginal lubricant is the only thing on your list. But take some time with your decision, because this is an important one.
I am a fan of silicone lubricants since they tend to be the most slippery, longest lasting, and least irritating. Silicone lubes are a little pricier than water-based lubes, but they're well worth it. You get what you pay for.Helpful? 4 people found this helpful.
Are there any side effects of vaginal lubricants?
Stacy Wiegman, PharmD, Pharmacy, answeredThe use of vaginal lubricants relieves uncomfortable or painful side effects associated with vaginal dryness, including:
• painful intercourse
• urgent urinary urgency
Vaginal lubricants are not expected to cause any adverse side effects. However, you should check the ingredients label on your lubricant in case you have allergies. Discontinue use and contact your doctor right away if you experience signs of an allergic reaction such as:
• skin rash
• difficulty breathing
• swelling of the face, tongue, or throat
What should I do if I or my doctor detects a mass in my breast?
Johns Hopkins Medicine answered
Your doctor will likely recommend that you get a diagnostic mammogram, which is a screening test for breast abnormalities. A radiologist will discuss the mammogram findings with you right after the test. If the findings need further investigation, your radiologist will recommend other diagnostic tests.
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