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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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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Body Odor (Definition)

Body odor is a symptom in which a person has a strong, undesirable odor usually coming from the mixture of sweat, bodily oils, bodily chemicals, and skin bacteria in the warmer, moist parts of the body. Babies and young children should have little or no body odor ...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

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