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Vaginal Odor (Overview)

Vaginal discharge that suddenly differs in color, odor, or consistency, or significantly increases or decreases in amount, may indicate an underlying problem like an infection.


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What causes vaginal odor?

What causes vaginal odor?

Mucus: Most vaginal odors are normal, and caused by the mucus you produce. However, if it is particularly different, or foul, you should be seen. ...Read more

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Vaginal Odor (Overview)

Vaginal discharge that suddenly differs in color, odor, or consistency, or significantly increases or decreases in amount, may indicate an underlying problem like an infection.


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How can I cure vaginal odor?

How can I cure vaginal odor?

Probiotics: Generally, when the pH of the vagina is off, bacteria and yeast can grow instead of the body's normal flora. This can create smells and abnormal discharge. Read more at: http://www.Drfinke.Com/2011/08/11/bacteria-and-your-body-its-a-good-thing/. ...Read more

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Maintaining Vaginal Health (Checklist)

Wear clean, dry, breathable underwear
Once
Shower daily
daily
Do not wear a wet bathing suit after swimming for an extended period
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Maintain good nutrition to ensure good pH balance
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What can cause vaginal odor?

What can cause vaginal odor?

Possibilities: Bacterial vaginosis can cause a “fishy” smell. Other possibilities include std’s like gonorrhea, trichomoniasis & chlamydia or pelvic inflammatory disease. If there is a retained tampon or a lack of proper vaginal hygiene those are potential causes. Yeast is usually odorless but is still a possibility. If a woman has a fistula or cancer that can also lead to odor. See your doctor if uncertain. ...Read more

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What causes the vaginal odor?

What causes the vaginal odor?

Usually an infection: The most common cause of vaginal odor, other than during one's menstrual period, is an infection. See your doctor who can likely identify the cause and treat you properly. ...Read more

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How can I manage vaginal odor?

How can I manage vaginal odor?

Vaginal Odors ?: This is most likely due to infection , u need to see u obgyn for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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How to help mask vaginal odor?

How to help mask vaginal odor?

Should not be masked: It should be evaluated and treated. You should see a board certified obgyn for diagnosis , treatment and prevention. ...Read more

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What can I do for vaginal odor?

What can I do for vaginal odor?

See a Clincian: A vaginal odor may be a sign of an infection, that will usually require a prescription to treat. See a clinician for proper evaluation and diagnosis. ...Read more

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What can I do about my vaginal odor?

You need to have an: infection ruled out. Please see your gynecologist for eval. Take care. ...Read more

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What does a sweet vaginal odor mean?

What does a sweet vaginal odor mean?

Sounds like BV: There are several causes of vaginal odor. You will need to see your doctor for testing. The most likely is bacterial vaginosis. Bacterial vaginosis is an overgrowth of normal vaginal bacteria. The only real way to fix it is with antibiotics. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce vaginal odor?

You need to see gyn: See your gyn for a culture and exam and you may need an ultrasound, once your gyn determines the cause he or she can prescribe the proper txment. It is not normal to have vaginal order ! ...Read more

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Is metrinodazale good for vaginal odor?

Possibly: If your odor is from an infection treatable with metronidazole, then yes. ...Read more

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What can I do about smelly vaginal odor?

What can I do about smelly vaginal odor?

Bacterial vaginosis?: The most common cause of strong vaginal odor is bacterial vaginosis, an overgrowth of mostly normal bacteria. The odor often is fishy. Although not a true STD, as far as known, BV is more common in women with gonorrhea, chlamydia, or other STDs. Trichomonas, another STD, also causes these symptoms. See a doctor or clinic ASAP for evaluation, testing, and treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is there any way to eliminate vaginal odor?

Is there any way to eliminate vaginal odor?

Yes: See your gyn for an exam and culture so you can get the proper diagnosis for the odor and sometimes could be coming the cervix or from inside the uterus. ...Read more

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What are some of the causes of vaginal odor?

Possible causes: Bacterial vaginosis can cause a “fishy” smell. Other possibilities include std’s like gonorrhea, trichomoniasis & chlamydia or pelvic inflammatory disease. If there is a retained tampon or a lack of proper vaginal hygiene those are potential causes. Yeast is usually odorless but is still a possibility. If a woman has a fistula or cancer that can also lead to odor. See your doctor if uncertain. ...Read more

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Can I make my vaginal odor and dicharge better?

Be seen: There are several possible etiologies. Be seen for an exam and diagnosis. ...Read more

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Embarrassing vaginal odor? How far can it travel?

Embarrassing vaginal odor? How far can it travel?

Varies: Depending on the severity of the process, a few inches; maybe some feet. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my vaginal odor is normal / abnormal?

How can I tell if my vaginal odor is normal / abnormal?

Depends: Performing good personal hygiene is always one of the best ways to maintain a normal vaginal odor. A normal vaginal odor isn’t too strong, and doesn’t smell unpleasant or sour.  the smell of your vagina may change slightly, or get a tiny bit stronger at different parts of your menstrual cycle.This is normal.  however, strong "musty/fishy" odor likely is due to over-bacteria/infection &needs eval. ...Read more