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My vaginal discharge smells like onion- is this normal?

My vaginal discharge smells like onion- is this normal?

BV: A change in vaginal secretion odor can indicate an imbalance in the bacteria or bacterial vaginosis. ...Read more

Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


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Why does vaginal discharge smells like semen?

Why does vaginal discharge smells like semen?

Vaginal discharge: A vaginal discharge that has an unusual odor can be due to seminal discharge after relations or bv. Check with your gyn if the odor persists. ...Read more

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My vaginal discharge smells like sperm what does it mean?

My vaginal discharge smells like sperm what does it mean?

See answer: Vaginal odor may vary throughout your menstrual cycle and may be especially noticeable right after having sex. Poor vaginal hygiene as well. Bacterial vaginosis (an overgrowth of normally occurring vaginal bacteria) is the most common vaginal infection that causes a vaginal odor. Trichomoniasis (STD) also can cause a vaginal odor whereas chlamydia, gonorrhea, and yeast infections generally do not. ...Read more

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Constant yellow vaginal discharge, smells sour, no symptoms of anything or discomfort. Minus the discharge?

Constant yellow vaginal discharge, smells sour, no symptoms of anything or discomfort. Minus the discharge?

Evaluation: Get a pelvic exam and swabbing. Most women have normal discharge which is not indicative of infection. Evaluation will make sure it is not an infection ...Read more

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My vaginal discharge smells literally like ammonia. What could this be? Is it deadly? Should I get myself checked asap??

My vaginal discharge smells literally like ammonia. What could this be?  Is it deadly? Should I get myself checked asap??

Possible infection: The odor may be from a common but not deadly infection. A health care provider can make a diagnosis with examination and appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Vaginal Discharge (Definition)

Vaginal discharge refers to secretions from the vagina. Such discharge can vary in consistency (thick, pasty, thin), color (clear, cloudy, white, yellow, green), and smell ...Read more