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Doctor insights on: Fishy Smell During Ovulation

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Is fishy smell during ovulation normal?

Is fishy smell during ovulation normal?

Maybe, but: "Fishy" is often not quite normal. Since there is no exact definition of "fishy" I suggest you get examined by a doctor if it bothers you, or if it continues. ...Read more

Dr. Philip Chenette
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Does that so called fishy smell or scent only occur during ovulation?

Does that so called fishy smell or scent only occur during ovulation?

Only ovulation?: The acidity in vagina is changed according to hormonal changes,thus fishy odor that subsequently corrects. ...Read more

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Why is there a foul odor during ovulation? A fishy-like smell. No itching or burning.

Why is there a foul odor during ovulation? A fishy-like smell. No itching or burning.

Bacterial Vaginosis: Usually this is due to bacterial vaginosis, but could have other causes. You can see your doctor. ...Read more

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During ovulation, is there usually a certain smell from the woman? During or not during sex?

During ovulation, is there usually a certain smell from the woman? During or not during sex?

Yes but subtle: Research does show that there is an ovulatory scent that men respond to:

http://www.Uky. Edu/~slmi227/scent_of_a_woman. Pdf. ...Read more

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Does a vagina smell during ovulation?

Does a vagina smell during ovulation?

No difference: There would be a normal odor to the vagina. That odor should not change significantly during the cycle, except with the menses when blood will affect the odor. ...Read more

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My vagina smells differently. After my period it smells nice but as I ovulate it smells fishy. It's been like this for a while.

My vagina smells differently. After my period it smells nice but as I ovulate it smells fishy. It's been like this for a while.

Get checked: A fishy odor is not normal any time. It suggests a bacterial overgrowth (BV). It could also be a sign of Trichomonas. You need to be evaluated by your GYN. ...Read more

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What is wrong if I'm having globs of white mucus ovulation but it doesn't have a smell/ odor?

What is wrong if I'm having globs of white mucus ovulation but it doesn't have a smell/ odor?

Likely nothing: Mucus discharge during/ around ovulation is very common, if it doesn't smell or itch it's likely normal. If it worries you still you'd need an exam to check further. ...Read more

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Squirting watery discharge the past week. I'm ovulating. I just started the Nuevoring. It doesn't smell or itch it's just SO MUCH. Help! I'm panicing?

Squirting watery discharge the past week. I'm ovulating. I just started the Nuevoring. It doesn't smell or itch it's just SO MUCH. Help! I'm panicing?

No need to panic: Firstly, if you are using the Nuvaring, you are not ovulating. I suspect your increased discharge is from the ring. It is not unusual that there is increased physiologic discharge with the Nuvaring. This is normal. ...Read more

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Can water based paint cause issues wen trying to concieve? Have ventilated area windows fans for over a week prior to ovulation? Smell still lingering?

Can water based paint cause issues wen trying to concieve? Have ventilated area windows fans for over a week prior to ovulation? Smell still lingering?

Not sure, but: It is good that you have ventilated the area. Such fumes may have more of temporary impact on sperm production. Unlikely to impact ovulation. Consider sleeping in a different room till it is gone. ...Read more

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My vagina recently smells of rotten egg and worsens in my ovulation time. This smell always comes whenever I have sex with my boyfriend. What do I do?

My vagina recently smells of rotten egg and worsens in my ovulation time. This smell always comes whenever I have sex with my boyfriend. What do I do?

Vaginal odor: Since you are sexual active, it will be good to know your last menstrual date.
In view of the following, I will recommend the following for your care:
1. Urine pregnancy test.
2. Cervical swab for GC and chlamydia.
3. Wet mount looking Trichomonas, yeast and bacterial vaginosis.
Once a diagnosis is made, it can be followed with treatment. ...Read more

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Taking oral progesterone due to 2 miscarriages. Last period on 7/6. Ovulated & started progesterone 7/24. Sense of smell very strong and sore breasts?

Taking oral progesterone due to 2 miscarriages. Last period on 7/6. Ovulated & started progesterone 7/24. Sense of smell very strong and sore breasts?

Ouch!: The symptoms you are experiencing are likely d/t the Progesterone- remember the breast swelling just before your period? Prog levels are the highest then; and that is part of its function, to also enrich the uterus to sustain pregnancy. First, let me empathize, my wife took Prog to maintain her pregnancy (our only one!) Also, you may get pregnant underneath this, so much the better! Good Luck! ...Read more

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I don't have a fishy smell but it is a strong blood like smell during my ovulation. But not so much during my period.

I don't have a fishy smell but it is a strong blood like smell during my ovulation. But not so much during my period.

Bacterial vaginosis?: Odor is very subjective. One person's "fishy" might be another's "blood like". Any strong, noticeable vaginal odor suggests bacterial vaginosis, an overgrown of vaginal bacteria. And BV is associated with elevated risk of STDs like gonorrhea and chlamydia. So don't take chances with this: maybe everything is OK, but better safe than sorry. See a doctor soon. ...Read more

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Do herpes have a foul fishy smell during outbreaks?

Do herpes have a foul fishy smell during outbreaks?

Not typically: Herpes do not typically have an odor. A foul, fishy smell is pretty common with a bacterial vaginal infection. ...Read more

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What causes Odd smell in women during sex? And how do I make it go away.? Dome people call it fishy smell

What causes Odd smell in women during sex? And how do I make it go away.? Dome people call it fishy smell

Bacterial vaginosis: Bacterial vaginosis is the main cause of increased vaginal odor. BV is an overgrowth of mostly normal bacteria. The odor often is fishy and most common during or after sex. Trichomonas, an STD, causes the same odor, and BV sometimes goes along with gonorrhea or chlamydia. See a doctor; it should be easy to diagnose and treat, but needs a prescription antibiotic. Discuss STD testing as well. Good luck. ...Read more

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Fishy smell during sex, not after or before, it's worse if I have a bath or shower right before. What is this?

Bacterial infection: This may be due to a bacterial infection of the vagina. The "fishy" odor is due to the release of a by product from the bacteria when the ph of the vagina is elevated. ...Read more

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Married 10yrs recently had uti that was treated. Only during sex there's a fishy smell, 2 times. What could cause this? No smell unless sex.

Married 10yrs recently had uti that was treated. Only during sex there's a fishy smell, 2 times. What could cause this? No smell unless sex.

Typical BV symptoms: The main cause of strong vaginal odor is bacterial vaginosis, an overgrowth of mostly normal bacteria. The odor is often fishy and especially noticeable after sex. Trichomonas, an STD, is possible (if at risk). UTI antibiotics can trigger BV by suppressing protective bacteria. It is easily treated with metronidazole. See your doctor (preferably gyn) for diagnosis and treatment advice. Good luck! ...Read more

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My husband has really terrible teeth. I notice that after oral sex, during and right after intercourse I have a "fishy" smell. Could it be his teeth?

My husband has really terrible teeth. I notice that after oral sex, during and right after intercourse I have a "fishy" smell. Could it be his teeth?

Possibly, but rare: Despite transmission of oral bacteria during cunnilingus your husband's bacterial load in the mouth would have to be off the charts for you to smell a "fishy" odor. And his breath would have to be chronically putrid for that to happen. You may want to rule out any issues with yourself by seeing your ob/gyn first. Then when you are given a clean bill of health send your husband to the dentist. ...Read more

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I have these symptoms: Itchy/red vagina Foul smell — fishy I think I've bled twice during sex in the past two weeks I had dark brown discharge for the?

I have these symptoms:
Itchy/red vagina
Foul smell — fishy I think
I've bled twice during sex in the past two weeks
I had dark brown discharge for the?

YOU NEED: A GYN exam and CULTURE for what is most likely a vaginal/pelvic infection.
Don't delay since many of thse infections can spread to your sexual contact(s) and RE-INFECT you or others!

Hope this helps!

Dr Z ...Read more

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Recent pap, all good. Now, sudden foul vaginal smell, NOT fishy, and tiny bit of light, thin discharge after peeing. Smell gets worse during sex. HELP?

Recent pap, all good. Now, sudden foul vaginal smell, NOT fishy, and tiny bit of light, thin discharge after peeing. Smell gets worse during sex. HELP?

Bacterial infection : Even if the odor does not smell fishy to you, the odor with bacterial vaginosis classically gets worse with sex and this sounds like the most likely diagnosis. It is an easy diagnosis for your doctor to confirm and rule out other possible infections. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Mom's hving fishy smell discharge after period. & pain during sex, like somthing is being bumped inside. What's possible diagnosis aside frm BV and Y?

Smelly discharge: Your mom may be having an infection or other problem. Have her see her doctor for an examination and diagnosis, so she can get treatment. ...Read more

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Does time matter during ovulation?

Does time matter during ovulation?

Time of ovulation: I do not exactly understand your question. What do you mean by time. Ovulation is dependent on complex hormonal changes that are tied to the timing of your menstrual period etc. ...Read more

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What symptoms are common during ovulation?

What symptoms are common during ovulation?

Pelvic discomfort: During ovualtion you might experience lower pelvic discomfort during the time you ovulate. Not all women can tell they are ovulating and do not always have any pain or discomfort. You will see an increase in vaginal secretions that are thin and can be stringy. ...Read more