Type your health question here. Get expert advice.
Ask health and wellness questions and get free answers from top experts and other women who've been there. Click "ask" and your question is associated with your username. Click "ask secretly" and your question is anonymous.
James L. Whiteside(Ob/Gyn (Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery Specialist))answered(1/31/2013)This is tough to answer even in the clinic. Sometimes air in the vagina is from the rectum. Some bowel diseases or trauma can create a small hole between the vagina and rectum causing gas to escape through the vagina. This thankfully isn't that common but it can be tough to diagnose and manage. Another possibility is that you have vagina wind. Yes a sort of odd term but it is a real diagnosis. "Wind" come ordinarily from weak pelvic floor muscles (those one I'm guessing you contract and make the bubbles go away). Age, childbirth etc can cause these muscles to be weak and physical therapy can help. Still some women will have this despite efforts to strengthen those muscles. Vaginal pessaries have been tried but there are down sides to this option. This problem isn't that well understood by a lot of docs so don't get frustrated if you get the "deer in headlights" reaction when talking w/ your physician - suggest physical therapy as a treatment approach.
More On ChickRx:
Anonymousanswered(2/11/2013)Thanks so much for the input, I'll keep this mind when talking w/ my physician.