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Doctor insights on: Menopause And Vaginal Odor

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Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

The absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more


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Vaginal odor after menopause? Should I be worried?

Yes: It can still mean a vaginal and therefore worth getting checked for. However, there is a condition known as atrophic vaginitis, an behave like an infection - discharge, itching, painful sex - but a consequence of drying of the vaginal mucosa because of the lack of secretions due to dramatic decrease of estrogen after menopause. ...Read more

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Is metrinodazale good for vaginal odor?

Possibly: If your odor is from an infection treatable with metronidazole, then yes. ...Read more

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Is there any way to eliminate vaginal odor?

Is there any way to eliminate vaginal odor?

Yes: See your gyn for an exam and culture so you can get the proper diagnosis for the odor and sometimes could be coming the cervix or from inside the uterus. ...Read more

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What are some of the causes of vaginal odor?

What are some of the causes of vaginal odor?

Vag odor: Bacterial vaginisis, std, poor hygiene, foreign object left inside vagina. ...Read more

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How to treat vaginal odor?

Treat the cause: You first need to find the cause and then treat that. The causes of vaginal odor are many but include bacterial vaginosis, which is easily treated. See your doc for diagnosis and treatment. ...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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Does Flagyl help with vaginal odor?

Does Flagyl help with vaginal odor?

Yes: If you have a common vaginal infection called bv, which is associated with a discharge and vaginal odor, then Flagyl is exactly what should be used to treat it! Avoid alcohol or you will get very sick on this medication! ...Read more

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How can I get rid of of vaginal odor?

Odor: Vaginal odor (other than from poor hygiene) is usually due to abnormal bacterial growth in the vagina. It is not a dangerous problem but is certainly a bother. The antibiotics Metronidazole and Clindamycin do a good job at clearing it up. Occasionally it can be quite difficult to eradicate. ...Read more

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Why does heroin use cause vaginal odor?

Why does heroin use cause vaginal odor?

Odours: It might cause increased body secretions and this probably gives some odour.
One other thing to consider is the possibility of an infection causing the odour, especially if there are other symptoms with it.
For the above mentioned reason, I would advise you to see your doctor for a check up ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a fishy vaginal odor?

How do I get rid of a fishy vaginal odor?

Get checked: This is suggestive of a vaginal infection which can be treated effectively with prescription medication but not with over-the-counter preparations. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of vaginal odor?

What can I do to get rid of vaginal odor?

Avoid douching: There are many types of vaginal washes available. Also may have something to do with the ph of your vagina. Be careful with very acidic foods and drinks. ...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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What's the best way to get rid of vaginal odor?

What's the best way to get rid of vaginal odor?

Washing: Frequent washing or using a bidet can help, but do not douche, as it can be irritating and your cervix would be open some, and you do not want to instill the effluent into your uterus. ...Read more

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I'm worried about vaginal odor & off white discharge?

This may be a: Vaginal infection. Encourage you to be evaluated by your gynecologist. Take care. ...Read more

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How to control vaginal odor odor and bladder leakage?

Vaginal Odor: Underlying health issues may cause odor and leakage. Over growth of microscopic fungi may make the discharge dense and thick in texture. Make an appointment with your dr soon to get cultures. ...Read more

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Are there any foods that help get rid of vaginal odor?

Acidolphilus pills: Can help prevent vaginal infections. If you have odor you should be evaluated by a board certified gyn to determine the cause and you can get the proper treatment. ...Read more

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What drug (s) has worked best for vaginal odor without infection?

Vaginal odor: Usually indicates a pH imbalance. I would recommend Boric acid vaginal inserts to correct the pH. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me some good ways to get rid of vaginal odor?

Can you please tell me some good ways to get rid of vaginal odor?

See your gyn: U may have bacterial vaginosis or trichomomas, so your gyn can do cultures to find out exactly what u have and u can get teh proper txment. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies or suggestions to get rid of vaginal odor?

What are some home remedies or suggestions to get rid of vaginal odor?

See your gyn: That is not a problem for home remedies as rarely order can be from something bad so see your gyn for a workup and evaluation. ...Read more

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What OTC products can I use w/o a doc consultation that will work for bad vaginal odor?

What OTC products can I use w/o a doc consultation that will work for bad vaginal odor?

None: Most vaginal odors may be due to a vaginal infection, such as bacterial vaginosis or trichinosis. Those infections are treated with antibiotics. You will need to see your gynecologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. Other odor may be secondary sweating, poor hygiene, or other disorder which may make you smell an odor other people may not perceive ...Read more

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Vaginal odor from frequent sex how do you get rid of it to enjoy your partner sex as much as twice a day

Vaginal odor from frequent sex how do you get rid of it to enjoy your partner sex as much as twice a day

Do: Do not assume the vaginal odor is from frequent sex. Vaginal odor may be a sign of infection (yeast, bacteria, std), or even a foreign body lodged in the vagina (i.e. Tampons) can be the caused. I know that may sound shocking, but you would be surprised how many foreign bodies I have found in the vagina after a patient complained of vaginal odor.
You should schedule a visit with your primary care doctor or gynecologist for an evaluation and testing in order to determine the cause of your problem and provide treatment. Hopefully this will alleviate the odor.
If nothing is found and the odor persists, try taking a bath instead of a shower after intercourse, you can add a liittle vinegar to the water which may help.
Good luck. ...Read more

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After having intercourse with my new partner I noticed I have a vaginal odor out of no where, why is that?

Odor from somewhere: Actually it is an odor from "somewhere" which is usually a vaginal infection. See a GYN for assessment and do STD testing if you haven't done that already. Your new partner could also be the source of a bacterial "change". ...Read more

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I am experiencing a strong fishy vaginal odor, but with no discharge, no itchiness & dryness. What could this be?

I am experiencing a strong fishy vaginal odor, but with no discharge, no itchiness & dryness. What could this be?

Vaginal infection: In spite of "no discharge" the abnormal bacteria in your vagina are causing an infection. The fishy odor is from the breakdown of chemicals that now produce putrescene and cadaverene which are, as they sound, very unpleasant to the "discriminating noses of the world." See a GYN MD now for diagnosis and Rx, and preserve everyone's sense of smell. ...Read more

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Have terrible vaginal odor for 2 wks. Had total hysterrectomy 30 yrs ago. Not active sexually. What could be causing this?

Have terrible vaginal odor for 2 wks. Had total hysterrectomy 30 yrs ago. Not active sexually. What could be causing this?

Need check up: The vagina should never smell bad. If it does, that's usually a sign of an infection or a bacterial imbalance. This is sometimes more common in menopause because the lack of estrogen causes a deficiency of the healthy bacteria that guard the vagina from abnormal germs and maintain the correct ph balance in the vagina. See a gyn for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Strong persistent vaginal odor that has lasted at least 1 month after a lot of unsafe sex with new partner. Even worse after sex. What could it be?

Strong persistent vaginal odor that has lasted at least 1 month after a lot of unsafe sex with new partner. Even worse after sex. What could it be?

Vaginal infection: If there is a new and persistent odor since having unprotected sex., increasing with each coital act I would suggest you have an exam as soon as possible. Also use condoms, one infection increases the chance of a second. ...Read more

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There is a fishy vaginal odor that does not go away even I shower using vagisil. It is even worse after intercouse. What is the cause and cure for it?

There is a fishy vaginal odor that does not go away even I shower using vagisil. It is even worse after intercouse. What is the cause and cure for it?

Bv: Most likely you have bacterial vaginitis- an overgrowth of normal vaginal flora, usually treated by specific prescriptional antibiotic, just go to your doctor, get it checked and get a script. ...Read more

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10 days before period I sense a strong vaginal odor similar to what I can describe as 'earthy' or 'dirt, clay.' should I worry? No bothersome symptoms

10 days before period I sense a strong vaginal odor similar to what I can describe as 'earthy' or 'dirt, clay.' should I worry? No bothersome symptoms

Odor: Vaginal discharge requires an examination to determine the cause and treatment. Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause and often has a vaginal odor. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. Testing is important to determine the treatment and keep you and your partner safe. ...Read more

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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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How can I cure vaginal odor?

How can I cure vaginal odor?

Probiotics: Generally, when the pH of the vagina is off, bacteria and yeast can grow instead of the body's normal flora. This can create smells and abnormal discharge. Read more at:
http://www. Drfinke. Com/2011/08/11/bacteria-and-your-body-its-a-good-thing/. ...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 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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How can I manage vaginal odor?

How can I manage vaginal odor?

Vaginal Odors?: This is most likely due to infection, u need to see u obgyn for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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How to help mask vaginal odor?

How to help mask vaginal odor?

Should not be masked: It should be evaluated and treated. You should see a board certified obgyn for diagnosis, treatment and prevention. ...Read more

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What can I do for vaginal odor?

See a Clincian: A vaginal odor may be a sign of an infection, that will usually require a prescription to treat. See a clinician for proper evaluation and diagnosis. ...Read more

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