Why my vaginal secretions are very acidic a lot of the time?
my vaginal secretions are very acidic a lot of the time?
no discharge, itching, burning or odor.
these instances my spouse complains of burning sensation upon contact
with the vaginal secretions.
no symptoms of my own.
I do take a lot of antibiotics Since I have problems with a poor immune
you very much for your question.
95% of a healthy vaginal bacteria population consists of lactobacilli.
are several subtypes of lactobacilli, but the most important type
produces hydrogen peroxide (a cleaning agent).
vaginal pH is relatively acidic (pH 3.8-4.5).
pH also discourages undesirable bacteria.
may modify a healthy vaginal pH.
of an individual's immune system can be evaluated through the balance
of cytokines it is producing.
cytokine measurement does not appear to be affected by the presence
of semen, but secretory leukocyte protease inhibitor (SLPI) is significantly
higher when semen is present.
leukocyte protease inhibitor inhibits human leukocyte elastase.
Leukocyte elastase destroys bacteria and host tissue.
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