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What causes vaginal odor?

What causes vaginal odor?

Mucus: Most vaginal odors are normal, and caused by the mucus you produce. However, if it is particularly different, or foul, you should be seen. ...Read more

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Vaginal Odor (Definition)

Vaginal discharge that suddenly differs in color, odor, or consistency, or significantly increases or decreases in amount, may indicate an underlying ...Read more


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What causes the vaginal odor?

What causes the vaginal odor?

Usually an infection: The most common cause of vaginal odor, other than during one's menstrual period, is an infection. See your doctor who can likely identify the cause and treat you properly. ...Read more

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What causes vaginal discharge?

What causes vaginal discharge?

Normal vs unhealthy: Vaginal discharge could be related to infection, ph changes or might be completely normal/ healthy. ...Read more

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What causes Vaginal discharge?

What causes Vaginal discharge?

Several Possible: A vaginal discharge may be caused my several factors. Since no other information is provided, the possible causes could be physiologic or infectious. Infection from Yeast, Trichomonas or Bacterial Vaginosis may cause a vaginal discharge. Cervical inflammation or infection may cause a discharge. On the other hand a discharge may be caused by ovulation, normal vaginal secretions, or recent sex. ...Read more

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What causes vaginal itching?

What causes vaginal itching?

Yeast?: There are many things that can cause vaginal itching. The most common cause is a yeast infection. Other causes are a trichomonas infection and a host of skin conditions such as eczema, vulvar dystrophies, etc. Your Ob/Gyn is trained to distinguish between these problems and give you the correct diagnosis. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What causes vaginal itch?

What causes vaginal itch?

Usually yeast: Usually yeast but other things. See dermatologist or gynecologist to find out. ...Read more

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What causes vaginal infections?

What causes vaginal infections?

Several causes: Vaginal infections can be caused by a variety of organisms. The most common is yeast. Other causes include bacteria (bacterial vaginosis), trichomonas, and herpes. ...Read more

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What can cause vaginal odor?

What can cause vaginal odor?

Possibilities: Bacterial vaginosis can cause a “fishy” smell. Other possibilities include std’s like gonorrhea, trichomoniasis & chlamydia or pelvic inflammatory disease. If there is a retained tampon or a lack of proper vaginal hygiene those are potential causes. Yeast is usually odorless but is still a possibility. If a woman has a fistula or cancer that can also lead to odor. See your doctor if uncertain. ...Read more

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What causes a bad odor in vaginal discharge?

BV most likely: Bv most likely is the cause of a fishy smelling discharge. This is easy to treat and get rid of. See your gyn doctor. ...Read more

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What is the cause of fishy smelling vaginal discharge?

What is the cause of fishy smelling vaginal discharge?

Bacterial Vaginosis: Most common cause of a fishy vaginal discharge is bacterial vaginosis. It is not an std; it is similar to a yeast infection. It is the most common abnormal vaginal discharge. Other cause can be an std called trichomonas. Douching, recent increase in sexual frequency, or recent antibiotics/antifungal medication can increase one's changes, but it often occurs for "no reason". You need a rx to treat. ...Read more

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What causes a musty odor in vagina?

What causes a musty odor in vagina?

Uncertain: If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/swelling then it is best to see your gynecologist for evaluation ; accurate assessment. ...Read more

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What kinds of stds cause Pink vaginal discharge With Foul Odor?

What kinds of stds cause Pink vaginal discharge With Foul Odor?

Here are some...: Foul-odored vaginal discharge suggests BV or STD-related vaginitis, usually being bacterial, chlamydia, trichomonas, etc. But, clinically it doesn't matter because you need to be treated and followed anyway. More? Ask the treating doctor timely so to get right Dx for right Rx, care, and counseling for the present and the future. ...Read more

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What kind of infection causes white, clumpy discharge plus fishy odor?

What kind of infection causes white, clumpy discharge plus fishy odor?

Candida: This is the most common infection in this area. You can try over the counter antifungal creams for starters. If this does not work, then make an appointment with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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What causes fishy foul smelling vaginal discharge odor?

What causes fishy foul smelling vaginal discharge odor?

Bacterial vaginosis : The most common symptom of BV is an abnormal off-white vaginal discharge (especially after vaginal intercourse) that may be accompanied by an unpleasant (usually fishy) smell. This malodorous discharge coats the walls of the vagina, and is usually without significant irritation, pain, or erythema (redness), although mild itching can sometimes occur. Treatment is with antibiotics. ...Read more

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What causes brown vaginal discharge?

What causes brown vaginal discharge?

Probably old blood: This is probably blood that has been retained from your menses but younshoukdmdiscuss this with your gynecologist for a full evaluation and explanation. ...Read more

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What causes vaginal brown discharge?

Blood: There could be several possibilities but the most likely is blood. You may have stared spotting but the flow is very light. Consequently the blood can become oxidized in the process and turn from red to brown. The blood could be associated with abnormal uterine bleeding or infection and may need to be evaluated if it persists. ...Read more

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What can cause yellow vaginal discharge with a fishy odor?

What can cause yellow vaginal discharge with a fishy odor?

Bacterial vaginosis: A fishy odor is most commonly caused by overgrowth of certain bacteria in the vagina. There are several possible causes and while it is not necessarily a sexually transmitted infection it could be. A diagnosis should be obtained by pelvic examination. There are characteristic findings on microscopic evaluation of the discharge. See your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes vaginal itch without odor, discharge, or rash?

Yeast infection?: Yeast infection is the most likely explanation. Contrary to popular opinion, yeast infections usually cause little discharge and do not cause abnormal odor. See a doctor. Or you could try an over the counter yeast medication, active ingredient ending with "azole" (miconazole, clotrimazole, etc). But for sure get professional care if it doesn't help within a week. ...Read more

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What causes odorous urine?

What causes odorous urine?

Many possible causes: Of smelly urine: concentrated due to dehydration & low fluid intake causes a strong smell.Urinary infections may be most common cause of foul smelling urine and often alert subjects to presence of uti.Some antibiotics such as Amoxicillin &cipro cause smelly urine as does consuming large volumes of coffee, ie >6cups/day.Classically asparagus has distinctive smell.Others r liver disease & diabetes. ...Read more

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What causes vaginal odor?

Mucus: Most vaginal odors are normal, and caused by the mucus you produce. However, if it is particularly different, or foul, you should be seen. ...Read more

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What causes vaginal odor and discharge? Test for BV and other bacterias have come back negative.

What causes vaginal odor and discharge? Test for BV and other bacterias have come back negative.

Doubt your statement: The vagina creates mucus from its inner walls & that mucus contains sugar/proteins that readily support germ growth/survival. The metabolism of germ survival creates gasses that smell. If you have been evaluated they did so for germs that would be threatening or easily eradicated, however there are common benign germs that can persist just like the millions on your skin surface at any one moment. ...Read more

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What causes vaginal odor? Had my annual done test came back fine with no infections or STD idk what made the smell its not bad so what can clear it?

What causes vaginal odor? Had my annual done test came back fine with no infections or STD idk what made the smell its not bad so what can clear it?

Bacterial vaginosis: The most common vaginal infection is bacterial vaginosis which occurs when the normal good bacteria in the vagina, peroxidase positive lactobaccillus, are killed off (many things can do this including douching). The most common symptom is a vaginal odor which worsens with intercourse. It would not be tested for when in your annual exam and is not considered an STD. ...Read more

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What can cause vaginal odor?

Possibilities: Bacterial vaginosis can cause a “fishy” smell. Other possibilities include std’s like gonorrhea, trichomoniasis & chlamydia or pelvic inflammatory disease. If there is a retained tampon or a lack of proper vaginal hygiene those are potential causes. Yeast is usually odorless but is still a possibility. If a woman has a fistula or cancer that can also lead to odor. See your doctor if uncertain. ...Read more

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What causes the vaginal odor?

Usually an infection: The most common cause of vaginal odor, other than during one's menstrual period, is an infection. See your doctor who can likely identify the cause and treat you properly. ...Read more

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What causes a vaginal odor even if your very hygienic and health conscious?

What causes a vaginal odor even if your very hygienic and health conscious?

Many answers: Not wearing cotton underwear and thus increased sweating, douching which removes normal vaginal flora, retained tampons (yes this happens), and over zealous washing of the labial/vaginal area. ...Read more

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What could cause vaginal odor and discharge? Have gone to many doctors and all labs have come back negative for BV and other bacteria over the years.

What could cause vaginal odor and discharge? Have gone to many doctors and all labs have come back negative for BV and other bacteria over the years.

Vag Odor/Discharge: If you have any new odor or discharge-->vaginal exam by your OB/GYN. BV and yeast infections often coexist, and odor can have other contributing factors such as hygiene, sexual activity. You should also have a pap smear and maybe some colposcopy or a hysteroscopy by your OB/GYN to evaluate and examine anything in your uterus that may be contributing. A culture may be helpful. See OBGYN ...Read more

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What causes a fishy vaginal odor smell? Even to the point that other people can smell it.

What causes a fishy vaginal odor smell? Even to the point that other people can smell it.

Fishy odor: A "fishy odor" is the classic symptom of gardnerella (nonspecific) vaginitis. It can be easily treated with either a vaginal cream (clindamycin) or Metronidazole tablets. ...Read more

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What is the cause of vaginal odor? Is it normal? Im not sexually active but i noticed the unpleasant smell lately.Help please

BV? : Could be bacterial vaginosis. See http://www.Cdc.Gov/std/bv/stdfact-bacterial-vaginosis.Htm. Aggressive cleansing or use of foreign bodies can lead to bv. Please visit your gynecologist for a proper assessment. ...Read more

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What causes vaginal itch without odor, discharge, or rash?

Yeast infection?: Yeast infection is the most likely explanation. Contrary to popular opinion, yeast infections usually cause little discharge and do not cause abnormal odor. See a doctor. Or you could try an over the counter yeast medication, active ingredient ending with "azole" (miconazole, clotrimazole, etc). But for sure get professional care if it doesn't help within a week. ...Read more

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What are some of the causes of vaginal odor?

Possible causes: Bacterial vaginosis can cause a “fishy” smell. Other possibilities include std’s like gonorrhea, trichomoniasis & chlamydia or pelvic inflammatory disease. If there is a retained tampon or a lack of proper vaginal hygiene those are potential causes. Yeast is usually odorless but is still a possibility. If a woman has a fistula or cancer that can also lead to odor. See your doctor if uncertain. ...Read more

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Can semen cause vaginal odor? Ongoing problem for 4 years.

Indirectly, yes : Bacterial vaginosis, or overgrowth of normally occurring vaginal bacteria, is the most common cause of vaginal odor. Bacterial vaginosis isn't caused by sperm, but it's easy to understand why some women think it could be because the chemical compounds that cause the odor associated with BV are more noticeable at higher ph. Normal vaginal ph 4.0; normal semen ph 7.0 which causes chemicals to smell. ...Read more

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Does adipex cause vaginal odor?

Does adipex cause vaginal odor?

According to : Anecdotes from people who wrote online, yes - adipex can cause strong odor in the urine and vaginal area. ...Read more

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Why does heroin use cause vaginal odor?

Why does heroin use cause vaginal odor?

It does not: Heroin does not cause a vaginal odor it is a vaginal overgrowth and it is pure coincidence and if you would like to know more I would be happy to consult with you ...Read more

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What can be the cause of vaginal odor if there is no infection ?

Perfumes & soaps: If body washes, perfumes, or FDS sprays are being used in the vaginal area, bacteria can sometimes react to them. However, a bacterial infection is the most common reason for odor and the worst reason is a retained old tampon. ...Read more