For a body part that half the population has, there sure is a lot of mystery and confusion about the vagina.
From bleeding to itching, many of us feel too embarrassed to ask or tell anyone if we’re experiencing anything out of the ordinary, or at least not straight away.
And no, self diagnosis by Google is never a good idea.
So we got expert Dr Ginni Mansberg to give us the, erm, low down on all things itchy downstairs. What’s normal, what’s not and when you should think about making an appointment with your doctor.
Yes, it could be thrush.
“An itchy fanny is so common. Most women suspect when it’s itchy that it is thrush so they get themselves some cream which feels soothing when it goes on and gives temporary relief but two to three tubes later, it’s still there,” she says.
“The problem is a lack of knowledge around our lady gardens because we just don’t talk about. All itches are not always thrush.”
So what if it is?
"Thrush can be vaginal, so internal, which means you'll get white discharge and make it quite sore," explains Dr Ginni.