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Can Healthy Vaginas Smell Bad When Aroused
Vagina has odour. Not bad smell, just strong. Can often smell it even through clothes. No other symptoms. Also moist. Arousal or infection? Or normal?
Bacterial: Sounds like it might be a bacterial imbalance. A simple test in the gyn office can check for this. ...Read more
Bacterial vaginosis?: The main cause of vaginal discharge with strong odor is bacterial vaginosis, an overgrowth of mostly normal vaginal bacteria. Some STDs also can do it, such as trichomonas. Also, other STDs like gonorrhea and chlamydia are more common in women with BV. See a doctor soon for diagnosis and treatment. Good luck! ...Read more
Bacterial vaginosis: Most commonly: a ph imbalance resulting in proliferation of a certain (normal) bacteria all women have in the vagina. It could also be: trichomoniasis (which is sexually transmitted), but BV is most common. Easily treated with antibiotics. Or could try boric acid vaginal suppository from a compounding pharmacy (but I think you still need prescritpion). ...Read more
See a gynecologist: You need an examination.Get a more detailed answer ›
See OB/GYN now: The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends a woman visit an OB/GYN for an exam in the presence of odor. A persistent odor coming from your vagina might be from vaginitis or other causes. At age 21, you should get your first pap smear, which tests for cervical cancer, and, the USPST recommends young women get tested for chlamydia and gonorrhea even if asymptomatic. Good luck ...Read more
I have a clear and some times cloudy dranige from my vagina and I have a bad smell what could it be.
Smelly discharges: Usually suggest some kind of std. Best to see your primary physician for an exam and definitive treatment. ...Read more
My sister has a very bad fishy smell from her vagina, she's had it for awhile, and no matter how much she washes it, the smell is still there?
My vagina smells really bad almost all the time. I would take a good shower and 30 minutes later, it would smell bad again. What is wrong with it?
Bacterial vaginosis?: The main cause of strong vaginal odor, sometimes with discharge, is bacterial vaginosis, an overgrowth of mostly normal bacteria. There is debate about whether BV is considered an STD, but it's often triggered by sex, and other STDs (gonorrhea, chlamydia) are more common in women with BV. The STD trichomonas causes the same kind of odor. See a doctor for diagnosis, STD testing, and treatment. ...Read more
Hii my friend joelle had a really bad smell from her vagina. What can cause that smell? And how can we stop it? (Make it smell any better) excuse my E
Vaginal infection.: She should go in and get checked for an infection. If the smell is really bad, it is possible she has a lost tampon. She should see her GYN to get checked. ...Read more
Possible: You should see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Need exam: See a doctor. You could have an infection. ...Read more
Here are some. ..: Smelling something is highly smeller-subjectively & unique. Yet, both semen and vaginal discharge have their own unique smell widely among individuals, and mixing both together may further alter the smell. So, being bad or good is personal. Bottom line is if you are symptomatic. So, see, talk, and checked with your gyn-doc timely. Best wish. .. ...Read more
What does it mean if you have a bad sour smell and discharge coming from the vagina is there a cure?
Be seen: It could be an infection. Be checked and diagnosed. ...Read more
If someone smokes in house and your panties smell like cig smoke can it make your vagina have a bad odor?
Bacterial vaginosis?: This has nothing to do with smoking by anyone. The most common cause of bad vaginal odor is bacterial vaginosis, an overgrowth of mostly normal bacteria. Trichomonas, an STD, also can do it, and women with BV are at increased risk for other STDs like gonorrhea and chlamydia. See your doctor ASAP for exam and testing. Your sex partner (s) also should be checked. Good luck! ...Read more
My vagina has a smell quite similar to sweat, only sweeter and slightly metallic. Is this normal/healthy?
Can be: The vaginal milieu in every woman is unique. Often women have a similar description of their discharge that persists for months/years and this is their baseline. Sometimes, they have change in discharge with foul odor, increased secretions with change in color that can be due to an infection from yeast or other microbes. If your current discharge isn't a bother, let it be for now. Best wishes. DrM ...Read more
Why does my discharge smell bad? My vagina doesn't hurt not itch it's just my discharge that smells foul
Why can't my vagina have the same smell all day, like I can never have a normal odor that lasts all day. What's wrong with me? Bad Hygiene?
Vaginal odor: Some changes in the vaginal odor are expected. Just like your armpits and bottom this area of your body will sweat and have a change throughout the day. On the other hand there are certain infections that can cause malodorous discharge. Bacterial vaginosis and trichomoniasis are two common ones. Testing can be done to determine if you have this and treatment can be given. ...Read more
I have an irritation in my vagina it comes and goes I've been treated for this symptoms but I still have this pronlem it is less and a bad smell?
See your dr: Vaginal irritation can have many causes--from bacterial infections, to stds, to yeast infection, to other causes. If there is a bad odor, it may be bacterial vaginosis--which can be recurrent. You need to let your doctor know that it's come back, and ask for a repeat evaluation. ...Read more
Vagina secretes a milky fluid and it smells. This scent is being smelled after every sex I have with my partner. How do I need to stop this bad odor?
Abnormal bacteria: Sounds like bacterial vaginosis: an overgrowth of the wrong bacteria and a deficiency of the good bacteria that defend the vagina and keep the correct ph balance. This leads to a bad odor that is typically "fishy" smelling. It is not usually related to an std. It responds to some antibiotics, but it often recurs. Metronidazole or Clindamycin are the best Rx. Vaginal probiotics may help too. ...Read more
Can eating ginger make your vagina smell? It was a ginger seasoning & I used a lot. Now my discharge smells really bad & I've never had smelly dischar
It's coincidental.: Eating ginger will not affect vaginal odor. But an infection can. While there are vaginal test kits available OTC that can screen you for vaginitis, they just give you a general idea of whether you have a yeast infection or bacterial infection. Since this is the first time you've had smelly discharge, your best bet is to see a doctor. Stay healthy! ...Read more
Bacteria: Blood in the vagina encourages bacterial growth. That growth van result in an odor. ...Read more
The best remedy: Is proper hygeneGet a more detailed answer ›
Possible infection: Bacterial infection of the vagina can cause an odor. Visit your primary care or OB/Gyn for a checkup. They can diagnose and treat you if needed. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Can HPV cause a bad smelling odor in the vagina? If not what else could be contributing to bad smells?
I'm getting this nasty oder from my vagina. How can I prevented to smell so bad or what could it be? Help!
May be BV: See your obgyn, for an evaluation. This may be bacterial vaginosis and needs a prescription for proper treatment. Of course it is difficult to diagnose this via computer ;) so see your obgyn. Best of luck! ...Read more
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