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Vagina Smells Like Sewage
Vaginal odor: There are many possibilities for a vaginal odor but most likely it is caused by a vaginal infection. A visit to the gynecologist or her family practice doctor can easily solve the issue - there are tests that can be done in the office to determine what type of infection it is and a treatment can be prescribed. Also, a lost or forgotten tampon or condom can cause an unpleasant vaginal odor. ...Read more
Get it checked.: Bacterial vaginosis can present with a yellowish cloudy, white or gray discharge which has a fish-like odor. 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
Some foods: Contain substances like sulfur or ammonia like compounds that produce a noticeable odor when they are eliminated in the urine other body fluids eg sweat or semen can be affected as well.Food like asparagus gives a distinctive urine smell..Alcohol and cigarette smoke, will change the odor of your urine to a noticeable degree. ...Read more
Smelly Sweat: The primary cause of strong-smelling perspiration is bacterial flora. Sweat is naturally odorless, but when it reaches the skin's surface, bacteria that normally live on the skin digest sweat and excrete the strong-smelling waste associated with smelly sweat. Treat the bacteria and the smell goes away. ...Read more
Could be infection: There is a normal odor to vaginal discharge, however, the classic text book presentation of bacterial vaginosis is a "fishy smell." if you think this is a different smell than usual .... See your doctor and asked to be screened for bacterial vaginosis. Fyi, the smell of vaginal discharge is very sensitive to what you eat. Certain foods can change the smell or how strong the odor seems. ...Read more
Not normal: Bacterial vaginosis (bv) is the most common vaginal infection. It is an overgrowth of normal vaginal bacteria, not a sexually transmittthesis ease. The vaginal ph gets elevated releasing the fishy odor. It is easily fixed with antibiotics like Metronidazole or clindamycin. Ask to be tested for bv. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vaginal odors: Unusual vaginal odors may be a sign of infection, inflammation or hormone imbalance. Make sure all sanitary products are completely removed. Try a warm water rinse with mild soap. See your physical if pain or a discharge develops or the the condition does not improve in a few weeks. ...Read more
Fishy odour: The odour you describe could be due to a condition called bacterial vaginosis - BV for short. Any gynaecologist and almost any fp can check you for this and treat if it is present. Bv is not an sti. ...Read more
See a doctor: need to have a culture taken, likely infection. ...Read more
Infection?: Sounds like a possible urinary tract infection. Sometimes urine can smell foul due to foods we eat. Asparagus contains a sulphurous compound called mercaptan (which is also found in rotten eggs, onions and garlic). When your digestive system breaks down mercaptan, by-products are released that cause the strange smell. When it's an infection usually you have burning or other complaints. Go see MD ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When I urinate my vagina smells like sewage, i know the toilets are clean so it's not that, what could it be?
I have like a sewage smell in my vagina and when my boyfriend and i are having sex, it smells awful like sewage. What is this & how it can be treated?
Bacterial overgrowth: Sewage is a new one for me. Usually dead fish, asset the risk of being politically incorrect. The odor is produced by amines emitted by the anaerobic (non oxygen consuming) bacteria that tend to overgrow when the vaginal environment ph is high or basic. The replace the"good" bacteria, lactobacillus. This happens with sex and around a woman's period. Treatment is easy but recurrence is common. ...Read more
Hi, im 18 years old and my first symptoms were itchy vagina then i had white flakes in my discharge. When they itchiness and white flakes went away i got this terrible odor. Almost like fish and sewage. Ive tried to go to the doctor but i never have time
Get a check up: You may have "bacterial vaginosis". Get a check up by your physician and get treatment . ...Read more
Smell: Smell is usually sign of infection. See gyn. ...Read more
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I have a vagina discharge and it smells like onions its creamy and sme times whitish and a lot for about a year now?
Vaginal Discharge: One year? It is time to get to a clinic to be tested for what is causing this vaginal infection and to get it treated. ...Read more
Hysterectomy 8/29. Vagina smells like onions even after i shower. Tried not eating onions and it still smells that way.
Needs testing: If you're having an abnormal discharge, it needs to be examined and or tested. Especially since you recently had a surgery. It's possible you have a common infection like bacterial vaginosis, although classically its described as a fishy order. The recent surgery would make me want to make sure nothing more serious is going on inside. Good luck and be well. ...Read more
What is the vagina suppose to smell like? Because mine smells like nothing.And when I am at home i most times go witout wearing panties is this good?
Nothing wrong: There is nothing wrong with ordorless and pantyless as long as you feel comfortable. Enjoy your life and count your blessing! ...Read more
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
I recently had this strongsmellcome from my vagina but onlywhen aroused.Any other time there is no odor..Smells like sex but 10x stronger?
Bacterial vaginosis: Bacterial vaginosis is the most common vaginal infection. It is an overgrowth of normal vaginal bacteria, not a sexually transmitted infection. When it mixes with blood or semen the ph gets elevated releasing the fishy odor. It is easily fixed with antibiotics. She wil need to be tested for other infections but this is the most likely. ...Read more
Bacteria: Hello, David 930, A fishy vaginal discharge is most likely due to a bacterial infection. There is also a sexually transmitted disease (Trichomonas) that also can cause a foul-smelling vaginal discharge. Treatment is necessary to get rid of this problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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