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Dr. Norm S., Board Certified OB/GYN
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What is the current medical thinking on shaving/waxing all

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What is the current medical thinking on shaving/waxing all hair from vaginal and anal areas? Is it safe?
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. Norm S. replied 6 months ago.
It's medically safe to remove all hair from the vaginal and anal areas, but it's not unusual to have side effects from most hair removal techniques, since it's fairly sensitive skin.Side effects include razor burn, ingrown hairs, skin infections, chemical burn, etc.

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