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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 a bad odor in vaginal discharge?

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 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 STD couses vaginal ordor bad smell?

What STD couses vaginal ordor  bad smell?

Trichomonas: It depends on the observer what is typically malodorous. Trichomonas is an anaerobic infection which causes the well-known musty or fishy odor in the discharge. ...Read more

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Bad vaginal odor. No discharge or itching?

Bad vaginal odor. No discharge or itching?

Vaginal Odor: According to the centers for disease control and prevention, bacterial vaginosis (bv), also known as bacterial overgrowth, is the number-one cause of vaginal odor in premenopausal women. But there are also other causes. ...Read more

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Does uti cause vaginal fishy odor?

Does uti cause vaginal fishy odor?

No, BV does!: Sometimes disturbances to the natural bacteria in your vagina (douching, irregular bleeding, unprotected sex, etc) can allow abnl bacteria like Gardnerella to overgrow and cause a fishy odor. It's not sexually transmitted, but can be treated w/ Metronidazole(Flagyl)/Clindamycin/Boric Acid. See your GYN for a prescription and be examined for other potential causes. Nothing urgent/dangerous though. ...Read more

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Can dehydration cause vagina fishy smell?

Can dehydration cause vagina fishy smell?

Usually not: Vaginal fishy smell is usually caused by vaginal infection (bacterial vaginosis) and may require treatment. ...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 causes vaginal Oder, like sewer gassed? NO DISCHARGE

Odor: Vaginal odor may vary throughout your menstrual cycle and may be especially noticeable right after having sex. Normal sweating also can cause a vaginal odor. Though it may be tempting to douche or use a vaginal deodorant to decrease vaginal odor, these products may actually increase irritation and other vaginal symptoms.Generally, if you have vaginal odor without other vaginal symptoms, it's unlikely that your vaginal odor is abnormal. ...Read more

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Does vaginal cancer cause a foul odor down there?

Does vaginal cancer cause a foul odor down there?

Possibly: Vaginal cancer is extremely rare, but can cause discharge, as well as non-period bleeding from the vagina and pain when you have sex. More common causes of foul odor from the vagina include a yeast infection or sexually transmitted infection. You should see a healthcare provider for evaluation and treatment of any unusual discharge or odor from the vagina! ...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 could cause unusual smelling vagina odors?

What could cause unusual smelling vagina odors?

May be an infection: A normal vagina has certain bacteria that must remain in balance to keep the area clean and healthy. Things like harsh cleansers, sexual intercourse and infections can offset this balance. An odor associated with itching, burning or unusual discharge can mean you have a bacterial infection. Such an infection needs to be diagnosed by your doctor and treated with antibiotics. ...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 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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Can vaginal yeast infection cause bad breath ?

Can vaginal yeast infection cause bad breath 
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Um, no: There is no communication between your genitals and your oral cavity. Bad breath can be caused by so many different factors, including cavities, periodontal disease, diet, sinus infections, and acid reflux (to name but a few), but not a vaginal yeast infection. ...Read more

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What causes a strong musky vaginal smell, with thick discharge?

Bacterial vaginosis: see your gynecologist today in order to get a pelvic exam and a vaginal swab to better determine whether or not you have a bacterial infection called bacterial vaginosis, which is commonly associated with a strong vaginal odor. ...Read more

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Can a yeast infection cause fishy vaginal odor?

Can a yeast infection cause fishy vaginal odor?

Bacterial vaginosis: Not usually. A fishy order is usually caused by bacterial vaginosis. ...Read more

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Vaginal infection, bloody discharge and foul odor, cause and treatment?

Vaginal infection, bloody discharge and foul odor, cause and treatment?

You need to see your: Gynecologist to determine the type of infection. The treatments differ depending on which type of infection it is. ...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 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