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My vagina smells and I have body odor why is this?

My vagina smells and I have body odor why is this?

PH off/infection?: Bacterial infections typically cause a bad odor. The bacterial infection could be an overgrowth that represents a change the pH and a change in the vaginal flora. It could also be from a sexually transmitted infection. Also, you should make sure that you didn't forget a tampon inside. See your doctor for the appropriate tests/cultures and treatment. ...Read more

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Body Odor (Definition)

What is the definition or description of: Body odor? ANS: hard go describe but you know it ...Read more


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Sudden BAD body odor (underarm & vagina) & very oily/stringy/itchy hair. Started after switching from BC pill to IUD. Could they be related? Any tips?

Sudden BAD body odor (underarm & vagina) & very oily/stringy/itchy hair. Started after switching from BC pill to IUD. Could they be related? Any tips?

Yes: Yes, it might be related, especially if it is a hormaone containing IUD. Bathe with different antibacterial soap, lots of fruit in diet, and B vitamins with C may help ...Read more

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Why does my anus & vagina smell & taste musty sometimes?I shower at least 2X/Daily. Could I have an internal infection in my body? P.S. I am a virgin

Why does my anus & vagina smell & taste musty sometimes?I shower at least 2X/Daily. Could I have an internal infection in my body? P.S. I am a virgin

"Musty, butsy": On a serious note, there could be a vaginal bacterial infection if the "musty" smells more like "fishy". A MD can check that out for you in their office. On the other hand too frequent washing can create "issues". Moreover, there is a reason that the Great Creator placed your nose forward, up and opposite the anus, so we wouldn't spend a lot of time noting its' normal odors. ...Read more

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I recently had a natural mc & my pregnant test came back (-) does that mean my body got rid of eveything? Because now i kind of have a odd vagina smell

I recently had a natural mc & my pregnant test came back (-) does that mean my body got rid of eveything? Because now i kind of have a odd vagina smell

Miscarriage: Any time you have a miscarriage, it is recommended to get seen by a gyn dr. To assure all tissue, etc is removed and you are in good health. A smell can be indicative of some retained products or an infection. Best wishes. ...Read more

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On the outside of my body im kinda smelling a slight fish smell coming from vagina but when i take off clothes and smell i don't smell nothing?

On the outside of my body im kinda smelling a slight fish smell coming from vagina but when i take off clothes and smell i don't smell nothing?

Bacterial vaginosis: Sometimes a fishy odor coming from the vagina can be a sign of a bacterial infection. Best would be to see your doctor and they can test you for this. Often it's not a std, but rather an overgrowth of normal vaginal flora. If you're noticing it, it's likely bothering you. See your doctor and get tested to know for sure. Good luck! ...Read more

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I always have an odor coming from my vagina that smells bad should I be concerned?

I always have an odor coming from my vagina that smells bad should I be concerned?

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

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Help docs? I'm having vagina fishy odor smells very strong?

Help docs? I'm having vagina fishy odor smells very strong?

BV: 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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I am worried about my vagina fishy odor smells very strong?

I am worried about my vagina fishy odor smells very strong?

Please see your gyn: A culture can be done , you most likely have BV and or other and it needs to be treated with either vaginal antibiotic cream or oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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I recently had this strongsmellcome from my vagina but onlywhen aroused.Any other time there is no odor..Smells like sex but 10x stronger?

I recently had this strongsmellcome from my vagina but onlywhen aroused.Any other time there is no odor..Smells like sex but 10x stronger?

?orgasm: If it only occurs when you are aroused and smells like "sex but 10x stronger, " maybe you are having a small orgasm and you are smelling your orgasmic discharge? If it is foul smelling, get checked for an infection by your dr. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can HPV cause a bad smelling odor in the vagina? If not what else could be contributing to bad smells?

Can HPV cause a bad smelling odor in the vagina? If not what else could be contributing to bad smells?

No: Hpv doesn't cause a bad odor. But there may be a different bacterial infection or trichamonas. Retained tampons also can cause a very foul odor. Examination is a good idea. ...Read more

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How come my discharge smells like glue and my vulva was a little itchy but not the inside of my vagina at all? And no odor in my vagina just my discha

How come my discharge smells like glue and my vulva was a little itchy but not the inside of my vagina at all? And no odor in my vagina just my discha

Vaginal discharge: 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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My 6 month old daughter has foul odor coming from her urine.... Her vagina also smells fishy. The urine smells like ammonia.. She only drinks milk?

My 6 month old daughter has foul odor coming from her urine.... Her vagina also smells fishy. The urine smells like ammonia.. She only drinks milk?

Possible UTI: This is frequently the only symptom of a urinary infection in babies so you need to get a urinalysis done. Her pediatrician or her/his nurse can apply a urine bag. Will need a catheterized or supra-pubic specimen for culture if positive. On the other hand, but less likely, smell might be from uninfected urine or vagina if she inadvertently pushed a little stool or something else up her vagina. ...Read more

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I have a horrible odor coming from my vagina. I am not sexually active. And have irregular periods. It smells like period and I get light brown discha?

I have a horrible odor coming from my vagina. I am not sexually active. And have irregular periods. It smells like period and I get light brown discha?

See your doctor: First, i doubt anything truly harmful or dangerous is going on. Second it is not normal for most women to describe discharge so powefully, so you really should see a doctor soon to have this checked out. ...Read more

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My vagina smells and I'm wondering if I should be worried?

My  vagina smells and I'm wondering if I should be worried?

See Your GYN: If you are sexually active, you may have an STD or just BV (bacterial overgrowth). See your Primary Care Physician or your Gyn for an evaluation. Avoid intercourse until you have see your Doctor. ...Read more

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My vagina smells like hot garbage please help me?

My vagina smells like hot garbage please help me?

INFECTION: You probably have a vaginal infection called 'bacterial vaginosis'. It is caused by an overgrowth of your own (anaerobic) vaginal bacteria. You should get checked for this infection and get other infections ruled out (gc/chlamydia/trich/yeast). A simple oral antibiotic will cure this major nuisance. Hope you better soon! ...Read more

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My boyfriend said that my vagina smells, how do I clean it?

My boyfriend said that my vagina smells, how do I clean it?

May need antibiotic: This sounds like bacterial vaginosis. Benign, non-std caused disturbance of the normal vaginal ph. You need antibiotics to treat this. Douching can predispose to getting this type of vaginitis - so resist the urge to douche. See gyn for an antibiotic (metronidazole) usually, or other treatments are available. ...Read more