The Doctors looks into a product claiming to “detox your womb” and issue a strong warning against it!
Various companies are selling balls of herbs wrapped in gauze claiming they can cleanse and detoxify the vagina and possibly help with endometriosis, fibroids, bacterial vaginosis and odor – but The Doctors are calling foul on this product.
OB-GYN Dr. Jennifer Ashton strongly urges everyone to avoid this product.
“The uterus is normally exposed to bacteria. It does not need detoxification. It does not need cleaning. It’s like an oven, your vagina cleans itself,” she explains. “Please don’t buy this!”
One company tells users to leave the product in for 3 days – something The Doctors say one should never do.
“We don’t advocate you leave anything in your vagina for three days, particularly something you bought off of eBay,” Family medicine physician Dr. Rachael Ross tells the audience, and adds, “You might even have an infection afterwards.”
Dr. Ashton goes on to explain normal female body functions further.
“The job of the cervix is to make mucus, that’s what the cervix does. All that mucus flushes the bacteria out of the vagina. As long as the discharge is not green, itchy or smelly. It is probably normal,” she says. “So, don’t be putting any [herb] balls up there!”
The Doctors also note that this product is not approved or tested by the FDA and the contents of the product are not disclosed. As always, please consult with your medical care provider if you are concerned about an issue before attempting to "detox" a body part.