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My vagina smells like hot garbage please help me?

My vagina smells like hot garbage please help me?

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

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My vagina smells like union/garlic. What could it be?

My vagina smells like union/garlic. What could it be?

Get a check up: You may have "bacterial vaginosis". Get a check up by your physician and get treatment . ...Read more

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So I shower all the time and for some reason my vagina still smells like a fishy kind of smell. I was wondering what that could be from?

Bacterial infection: It is normal to have some degree of vaginal discharge, but if you notice itching, a change in color or a fishy odor you should see your doctor. This could be the sign of a bacterial infection that could easily be treated with an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Vagina smells like fish is that because I ate fish yesterday?

Vagina smells like fish is that because I ate fish yesterday?

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 more

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Vagina smells like ammonia. No other symptoms . What could be the cause?

Vagina smells like ammonia. No other symptoms . What could be the cause?

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

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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

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Clear discharge is coming from my vagina everyday and it smells like must or musty smell but not real but...But why is this?

Clear discharge is coming from my vagina everyday and it smells like must or musty smell but not real but...But why is this?

Can be normal: A clear discharge can be normal, especially during ovulation. But if you think there is an abnormal odor, get checked by your obgyn. ...Read more

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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

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What do you suggest if my vagina smells like fish. bad fish! even after I take a shower?

What do you suggest if my vagina smells like fish. bad fish! even after I take a shower?

See a doctor: You should see a doctor or GYN for an evaluation. Bad fishy odors are usually from Bacterial vaginosis(BV) or trichomoniasis aka Trich( STD). Also a possible foreign body(like a lost tampon) can give a horrible ordor. ...Read more

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