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Thirty five yr old female. Experiencing some vaginal odor (musky smell) keep area cleaned. Is this normal? Reminds me of an animal in heat!!

Thirty five yr old female. Experiencing some vaginal odor (musky smell) keep area cleaned. Is this normal? Reminds me of an animal in heat!!

Musky vaginal odor: In mid-thirties, the hormones produced are much higher b/c the ovary needs more stimulation to produce an egg. This means higher estrogen, which stimulates sweat and sebaceous material from glands in the groin area. This can be a "musky odor", and is not indicative of a problem. ...Read more

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Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...Read more


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Is it common for women over 45yr vaginal smell to change?

Is it common for women over 45yr vaginal smell to change?

Hmm: F 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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Does it smell when a woman participates in vaginal intercourse? If so, why? Assuming diet is healthy, should intercourse smell?

Does it smell when a woman participates in vaginal intercourse? If so, why? Assuming diet is healthy, should intercourse smell?

Bacterial vaginosis: When friction occurs during intercourse, amines from bacterial vaginosis can activate and cause smell. Probably you have an infection that get worse during intercourse. Have your obgyn examine you to find the cause of this. ...Read more

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I'm a female, never had sex, but I have yellowish mucus like, goopy, vaginal discharge NO BLOOD. I'm not itching, burning, or smell. What's wrong?

I'm a female, never had sex, but I have yellowish mucus like, goopy, vaginal discharge NO BLOOD. I'm not itching, burning, or smell. What's wrong?

Could be normal.....: You state you never had sex so I assume this means you have never had any kind of sex not just intercourse. If this is true as well as not using an vaginal washes (douche), this likely represents a normal change in the vaginal secretions. It should resolve as you enter a different phase of your menstrual cycle (assume cycles are normal). If any of the above is not true see a GYN. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have an odorless vagina? My partner said it's not & every woman has an unique smell. Is it because of my age? 21. Going to gyn soon

Is it normal to have an odorless vagina? My partner said it's not & every woman has an unique smell. Is it because of my age? 21. Going to gyn soon

Probably fine: There really aren't concerning issues that would necessarily cause the lack of odor. It may very well be the case that your "odor" is subtle and not readily perceptible. As long as your not having concerning symptoms, I wouldn't worry too much. ...Read more

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It is common to say that a woman's vagina smells "fishy". Is that its normal state or does having sexual intercourse w/out use of a condom trigger it?

It is common to say that a woman's vagina smells "fishy". Is that its normal state or does having sexual intercourse w/out use of a condom trigger it?

? fishy: A "fishy" odor can often be caused by some normal vaginal bacteria and does not neccesarily signify infection. Sex with or without a condom certainly does not cause the odor. ...Read more

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Itching in the vaginal area and yellowish discharge that smells sour and is thick?

Itching in the vaginal area and yellowish discharge that smells sour and is thick?

Maybe but: Vaginal itching and in the surrounding area called the vulva can be a sign of a yeast infection in the skin. Yeast medication is available over the counter without a prescription. Try that and if not improved schedule a visit for testing. ...Read more

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If there is a "smell" in the vaginal area before your period... Is that normal or no?

If there is a "smell" in the vaginal area before your period... Is that normal or no?

Past history 2 guide: Use your past menstrual history as a guide to determine if this is normal for you. If every month you have some vaginal odor around the time of your cycle then this may be normal for you. If you have never had this before then it may signal an infection such as bacterial vaginosis. ...Read more

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Lately my vaginal area has an smell. I'm not itching there. What could it be?

Lately my vaginal area has an smell. I'm not itching there. What could it be?

Bacterial Vaginitis: Most likely, it is bacterial vaginitis. This is a build up of bacteria that causes your symptoms. A diagnosis may be obtained with a pelvic exam and a couple of simple tests in the office. The treatment is an oral or vaginal antibiotic. ...Read more

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What can cause weird smell or discharge from the vaginal area?

What can cause weird smell or discharge from the vaginal area?

Many things: Fishy odor with discharge can be caused by bacterial vaginosis and can be seen even in people who are virginal. Trich, a sexually transmitted infection, can also cause a fishy odor. Other sexually transmitted infections, in general, can cause a weird smell or discharge from the vagina. Urine can have a weird smell with a urinary tract infection. The best thing is to get checked. ...Read more

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My vaginal area smells kinda sweet and has a white discharge what could that be?

My vaginal area smells kinda sweet and has a white discharge what could that be?

Yeast: "Sounds like" a yeast infection. See your Gynecologist for treatment especially if you are sexually active since other STD's may present this way

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I have a fishy smell with itching and burning in my vaginal area. What causes this?

I have a fishy smell with itching and burning in my vaginal area. What causes this?

Bacterial vaginosis: Occurs from a disruption in the normal bacterial levels within the vagina. Can be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have redness in my vaginal area along with a discharge, it doesn't have a smell to it, what could this be?

I have redness in my vaginal area along with a discharge, it doesn't have a smell to it, what could this be?

See your doctor.: There could be many reasons for redness and a discharge, among these reasons are chlamydia, a widely spread sexually transmitted disease which is characterized by a thin discharge without much smell. Chlamydia can harm your fertility and cause scarring of the fallopian tubes when and if it progresses to pelvic inflammatory disease. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have a white discharge and a fishy smell along with a little discomfort in my vaginal area?

Bacterial: Vaginosis most likely. You need a pelvic exam. It could be yeast or it could be a sexually transmitted disease like trichmonas. If you don't have a local OB to go to you can go to your local planned parenthood for evaluation and medication if needed. ...Read more

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I've been itching lately in the vaginal area but no discharge and the smell seems to change from a fishy to a rubbery smell?

I've been itching lately in the vaginal area but no discharge and the smell seems to change from a fishy to a rubbery smell?

Bacterial/yeast: The most common cause of fishy smell is bacterial vaginosis and itching is mostly caused by yeast ;chlamydia.Treatment based after making the right diagnosis as bacterial vaginosis;chlamydia is treated with antibiotics and yeast by anti fungal drugs.
Meanwhile you can wash the affected area with warm water;mild odorless soap, avoid tight clothings and wear cotton underwears. Consult gynecolo. ...Read more

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For the past couple months I've had this white, clumpy like fluid from my vaginal area. No smell, no itch. And it's a lot during intercourse. Help me?

For the past couple months I've had this white, clumpy like fluid from my vaginal area. No smell, no itch. And it's a lot during intercourse. Help me?

Yeast: It's possible to have a yeast infection without the itch, and based on what you're saying from your discharge, that would be the most likely source. Having said, that, you could also have a low lying bacterial infection as well. Consider going to gynecologist and getting tested to make sure it's nothing that imminently treatable. Good luck! ...Read more

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My vaginal area smells like onion when I stress sweat and exercise. How much parsley and/or chlorophyll should I be taking?

My vaginal area smells like onion when I stress sweat and exercise. How much parsley and/or chlorophyll should I be taking?

Vaginal odor: Parsley and chlorophyll are not likely to help. Vaginal odor can be caused by infections such as bacterial vaginosis and trichomoniasis. If it only smells during and after exercise this this may just be simple normal body odor. Sweaty body parts don't smell good. Get tested. ...Read more

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I have been noticing for about 2wks now an odor in my vaginal area. Smells like a fishy odor smell. At one point I did notice vaginal discharge. Bv?

I have been noticing for about 2wks now an odor in my vaginal area. Smells like a fishy odor smell. At one point I did notice vaginal discharge. Bv?

Probably BV: Yes, probably bacterial vaginosis. In fact, I could quote your question to teach med students and residents: the most common symptom of BV is strong odor, often described correctly as fishy. The second most common is vaginal discharge, usually small in amount. See a doctor to confirm the diagnosis, to test for STDs (more common in women with BV, and get treated. Good luck! ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with UTI before two weeks and I took a dose of ciprox 500mg (5 days). Now I have terrible itching in the vaginal area. No foul smell?

I was diagnosed with UTI before two weeks and I took a dose of ciprox 500mg (5 days). Now I have terrible itching in the vaginal area. No foul smell?

Yeast infection?: Most likely you have a vaginal yeast infection, often triggered by broad-spectrum antibiotics like ciprofloxacin. (The antibiotic suppresses normal vaginal bacteria that keep natural yeasts in check.) The main symptom of vaginal yeast is itching/irritation, with little if any discharge or odor. Usually easily treated -- check back with the doctor who treated your UTI. ...Read more

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Why am I itching in the vaginal area and have a thick white substance but no smell?

Why am I itching in the vaginal area and have a thick white substance but no smell?

Yeast infection?: What you're describing could be a yeast infection. The offending organism is often candida albicans, a common fungus found in and on our bodies that sometimes causes problems. You should see your doc for evaluation and, if necessary treatment. ...Read more

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I worried my vaginal area isn t right I always get heavy discharge and it smells horrible and fishy?

I worried my vaginal area isn t right I always get heavy discharge and it smells horrible and fishy?

Vaginal infection: The presence of heavy discharge and fishy odor are symptoms of a vaginal infection. Over the counter medications such as Monistat will not address it since it is bacterial and not yeast. Go to your pcp or gyn and they will give you a prescription to treat it. ...Read more

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Foul smell in panties my umderwear be wet sometimes there brownstuff on the underwear My vaginal area doesn't always smell when I shower.

Exam needed: The most common cause of foul smelling vaginal discharge is a bacterial imbalance called BV (bacterial vaginosis). You should have an exam so that your discharge can be examined and you can get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have a lot of discharge that smells foul I bleed a lot when I go toilet ive a lot of pain in the pelvic and vaginal area ive been fainting a lot?

I have a lot of discharge that smells foul I bleed a lot when I go toilet ive a lot of pain in the pelvic and vaginal area ive been fainting a lot?

See a Doctor: Foul smelling discharge, pelvic pain and abnormal bleeding can be a sign of pelvic infection. Please seek medical attention so you can be treated. This is really important. ...Read more

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Can fordyce spots spread, get larger or contain a discharge if squeezed (vaginal area)? They itch and discharge smells foul but not vaginal discharge

Can fordyce spots spread, get larger or contain a discharge if squeezed (vaginal area)? They itch and discharge smells foul but not vaginal discharge

Fordyce spots: Fordyce spots are benign sebaceous glands. They contain a white, yellow material that can be expressed if the gland is open. They should not be causing itching or vaginal odor. The white material that can be squeezed out has an unpleasant scent. See an gynecologist to confirm the diagnosis and to make sure nothing else is going on ...Read more

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Swelling of the vaginal area after sex, smelly white (sometimes thick or watery discharge) white stuff around my clitoris (smells) ongoing for years!!!

Swelling of the vaginal area after sex, smelly white (sometimes thick or watery discharge) white stuff around my clitoris (smells) ongoing for years!!!

Professional exam: Swelling or irritation suggest yeast (thrush), but discharge description and odor are more like bacterial vaginosis or perhaps trichomonas. Depending on risk, STDs like gonorrhea or chlamydia are possible, especially at your age (21). Diagnosis should not be difficult. See your doctor, or perhaps your nearest NHS GUM clinic for highly expert, lifestyle-sensitive care. Good luck! ...Read more