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A 49-year-old female asked:

it is common to say that a woman's vagina smells "fishy". is that its normal state or does having sexual intercourse w/out use of a condom trigger it?

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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
?fishy: A "fishy" odor can often be caused by some normal vaginal bacteria and does not neccesarily signify infection. Sex with or without a condom certainly does not cause the odor.

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