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What causes a vaginal odor even if your very hygienic and health conscious?

What causes a vaginal odor even if your very hygienic and health conscious?

Many answers: Not wearing cotton underwear and thus increased sweating, douching which removes normal vaginal flora, retained tampons (yes this happens), and over zealous washing of the labial/vaginal area. ...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


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What does it mean when you have vaginal odor but you clean your self daily?

What does it mean when you have vaginal odor but you clean your self daily?

Infection: An infection with a bacterium called gardinerella vaginalis can cause a fishy odor that will be present despite good hygiene practices. See a doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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BAD noticeable to others vaginal odor for a week before every cycle then it's gone when the cycle is over.

BAD noticeable to others vaginal odor for a week before every cycle then it's gone when the cycle is over.

Bacterial Vaginosis: It sounds like you may be suffering from bacterial vaginosis. It is not a sexually transmitted disease; but rather a change in vaginal bacteria (that are normal) that can occur with pH changes. These pH changes occur naturally during the menstrual cycle and can occasionally cause foul odor, discharge or pain. See your gyn for testing and treatment. ...Read more

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Vaginal odor came back after yeast infection treatment, what to do?

Vaginal odor came back after yeast infection treatment, what to do?

Vaginitis: There r other causes of vaginitis other than yeast. Exam needed to check wet mount /cultures. Bacterial vaginosis caused by overgrowth of bacteria and causes symptoms when normal vaginal flora has been disrupted. This produces a fishy odor. This is easily treated with either oral or topical vaginal cream. This is not an STD. ...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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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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How to prevent my vaginal odor after intercourse?

How to prevent my vaginal odor after intercourse?

Probably BV: Bacterial vaginosis is a common condition in women where the normal balance of bacteria in the vagina is disrupted and replaced by an overgrowth of certain bacteria. Bv is not a sexually transmitted disease. It causes vaginal discharge that is usually white or gray. Most complain of a fish-like odor noticed especially after intercourse. It is treated with metronidazole. ...Read more

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19yo female w noticeable flat raised warts on vulva, strong vaginal odor, decreased libido, doesn't get wet. Possible conditions? Should bf stay away?

19yo female w noticeable flat raised warts on vulva, strong vaginal odor, decreased libido, doesn't get wet. Possible conditions? Should bf stay away?

See a doctor soon: There is no one condition that involves all these things. If you have new onset of vulvar warts see a obg this week, and probably avoid sexual contacts until cleared by md. The internet will only delay getting the answers you need, see a doctor in person. ...Read more

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BAD noticeable to others vaginal odor for a week before every cycle then it's gone when the cycle is over.

Bacterial Vaginosis: It sounds like you may be suffering from bacterial vaginosis. It is not a sexually transmitted disease; but rather a change in vaginal bacteria (that are normal) that can occur with pH changes. These pH changes occur naturally during the menstrual cycle and can occasionally cause foul odor, discharge or pain. See your gyn for testing and treatment. ...Read more

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19yo female w noticeable flat raised warts on vulva, strong vaginal odor, decreased libido, doesn't get wet. Possible conditions? Should bf stay away?

See a doctor soon: There is no one condition that involves all these things. If you have new onset of vulvar warts see a obg this week, and probably avoid sexual contacts until cleared by md. The internet will only delay getting the answers you need, see a doctor in person. ...Read more

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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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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

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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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Will vagisil wipes take away vaginal odor?

Will vagisil wipes take away vaginal odor?

No: Bacterial vaginal infecton will not be 'wiped away" with vagisil wipes, as the infection is inside the vagina and needs to be treated in that fashion. Moreover, many of these "feminine deoderant type" products contain perfume or irritants to the vulva when used repetively. ...Read more

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How can I control my vaginal odor and discharge?

How can I control my vaginal odor and discharge?

Flagyl: You likely have recurrent bacterial vaginosis. Make sure you don't wear a thong, shower before intercourse. You may need an antibiotic called flagel. There is a vaginel gel 1x per week that can help. Low estrogen can produce this tendency, perhaps even being on depo- provera (medroxyprogesterone). ...Read more

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Vaginal odor only during sex, should I be concerned?

Vaginal odor only during sex, should I be concerned?

BV: This might be a sign of a common vaginal infection called bv, or bacterial vaginosis. It is treated with prescription Metronidazole or clindamycin. ...Read more

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How do you rid of a vaginal odor? There is no discomfort.

How do you rid of a vaginal odor? There is no discomfort.

Alternative: Make a douche of water and "silver shield" from your local health food store. This hi-tech form of colloidal silver will kill all pathogenic (bad) organisms while sparing the good ones. Start taking probiotics from the health food store to prevent recolonization by fungus or bacteria. Get checked by your doctor to make sure you don't have other infections. ...Read more

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Can semen cause vaginal odor? Ongoing problem for 4 years.

Indirectly, yes: Bacterial vaginosis, or overgrowth of normally occurring vaginal bacteria, is the most common cause of vaginal odor. Bacterial vaginosis isn't caused by sperm, but it's easy to understand why some women think it could be because the chemical compounds that cause the odor associated with BV are more noticeable at higher ph. Normal vaginal ph 4.0; normal semen ph 7.0 which causes chemicals to smell. ...Read more

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Vaginal odor like peroxide and water, should I be concerned?

Vaginal odor like peroxide and water, should I be concerned?

Medical evaluation: 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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I have vaginal odor, and what to do to make me smell nice again?

Treat infection: Vaginal odor may be a sign of a vaginal infection. Please see your clinician for evaluation and possible treatment. This should clear the odor. ...Read more

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Hello docs! Can you tell me what could be causing a fishy vaginal odor?

BV: A fishy odor in the vagina is often a sign of bacterial vaginosis (bv), a vaginal infection (not an STD) that is treated by antibiotics. See you doctor ...Read more

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I have vaginal odor 2 weeks after medical abortion, what could be wrong?

I have vaginal odor 2 weeks after medical abortion, what could be wrong?

Could be infection: Usually it's just old blood. But if the odor gets significantly worse, pain gets worse, or you develop fever then call your doc/clinic. ...Read more

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Are norforms (vaginal odor protection) safe to use? Not everyday just herw and there?

Are norforms (vaginal odor protection) safe to use? Not everyday just herw and there?

I'm not familiar: Withfamiliar with the product but if you got it at the store, over the counter, I doubt it's hurting people. The vagina can deal with a lot, babies, sex bacteria, it can likely handle the product. ...Read more