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Vagina Smells Like Sewage
When I urinate my vagina smells like sewage, I know the toilets are clean so it's not that, what could it be?
Bacterial Vaginosis?: Its most likely Bacterial Vaginosis or an infection of the uterus or vagina. Prescriptions are needed for the antibiotics for these problems, so you will need to see your doc and have an exam. Best wishes! ...Read more
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. I've tried to go to the doctor but I never have time
See doctor: You must make time or go to an evening clinic or emergency room! Good luck! ...Read more
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
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
Ask him: It sounds like he is referring to an odor that is normal for him. If it is something that concerns you both, be checked. All the best. ...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
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
Vaginal odor: There are several causes of bad smelling vaginal discharge and testing is needed to determine the cause and treatment. The most likely is bacterial vaginosis. Bacterial vaginosis is an overgrowth of normal vaginal bacteria. It causes a watery discharge with a fishy odor. It is not sexually transmitted and your partner does not require treatment. It is treated with antibiotics. ...Read more
If there is a discharge, a sample of that discharge needs to be obtained for testing
by your provider, and then therapy directed to the specific organism. ...Read more
Anytime I eat fish my vagina smells like fish, what can I do to stop smelling, I love to eat fish?
Shouldn't be a: Connection. If you are noticing that you are exuding a fishy smell after eating fish generally, try hydrating more and make sure hygiene isn't an issue. If you are noticing it only in your vagina, this may be coincidental and consider speaking with your gynecologist about other possible causes. I hope this helps a little. ...Read more
Vagina excretions smell like garlic. Is this healthy? Finished metro for BV 3 weeks ago. Smells better than used to. Just curious.
Should not smell: Like garlic, u need a good vag culture that can check for multiple organisms not just the ones that cause bv. ...Read more
For a few days I've noticed my vagina smelling kinda funny. The only way I can describe it is it smells like how a cat would when it sprays something?
My vagina often smells like sweetish sour. What does that mean? Is it alright for it to give off that smell? I'm rarely sexually active and ok diet.
Infection?: A certain amount of vaginal odor is normal. Particularly strong odor, especially if fishy or with discharge, suggests an infection such as bacterial vaginosis or trichomonas. Diet isn't known to affect vaginal odor. Odor is very subjective, and one person's "sweetish sour" might be another's "fishy". If this is a definite change, it would be best to see your doctor and get it checked out. ...Read more
Why does my vagina smell slightly? I'm a virgin, and I keep as clean as possible down there without actually washing the inside. The thing is, the actual discharge does not smell, its just that above the opening it smells a little. Almost like sweat. Its n
That: That is very normal and is usually caused by fluctuation in hormones. It sounds like you are doing everything just right. This is a very common occurrence and you don't need to be worried. Wearing cotton underwear, avoiding hot baths or bubble baths, and the general hygiene you are already doing is exactly what you should be doing. You would only need to be concerned if you had a marked change in discharge or itching, which could be a yeast infection. ...Read more
No, a fish like odor: Is not a sign of pregnancy. 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
Either/or: Best to get checked and screened for STDs if any concern. ...Read more
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
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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