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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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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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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
Once
Maintain good nutrition to ensure good pH balance
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How to treat vaginal odor?

How to treat vaginal odor?

Treat the cause: You first need to find the cause and then treat that. The causes of vaginal odor are many but include bacterial vaginosis, which is easily treated. See your doc for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Will vagisil wipes take away vaginal odor?

Will vagisil wipes take away vaginal odor?

No: Bacterial vaginal infecton will not be 'wiped away" with vagisil wipes, as the infection is inside the vagina and needs to be treated in that fashion. Moreover, many of these "feminine deoderant type" products contain perfume or irritants to the vulva when used repetively. ...Read more

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How can I control my vaginal odor and discharge ?

How can I control my vaginal odor and discharge ?

Flagyl: You likely have recurrent bacterial vaginosis. Make sure you don't wear a thong, shower before intercourse. You may need an antibiotic called flagel. There is a vaginel gel 1x per week that can help. Low estrogen can produce this tendency, perhaps even being on depo- provera (medroxyprogesterone). ...Read more

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Vaginal odor only during sex, should I be concerned?

Vaginal odor only during sex, should I be concerned?

BV: This might be a sign of a common vaginal infection called bv, or bacterial vaginosis. It is treated with prescription Metronidazole or clindamycin. ...Read more

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How do you rid of a vaginal odor? There is no discomfort.

How do you rid of a vaginal odor? There is no discomfort.

Alternative: Make a douche of water and "silver shield" from your local health food store. This hi-tech form of colloidal silver will kill all pathogenic (bad) organisms while sparing the good ones. Start taking probiotics from the health food store to prevent recolonization by fungus or bacteria. Get checked by your doctor to make sure you don't have other infections. ...Read more

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Can semen cause vaginal odor? Ongoing problem for 4 years.

Indirectly, yes : Bacterial vaginosis, or overgrowth of normally occurring vaginal bacteria, is the most common cause of vaginal odor. Bacterial vaginosis isn't caused by sperm, but it's easy to understand why some women think it could be because the chemical compounds that cause the odor associated with BV are more noticeable at higher ph. Normal vaginal ph 4.0; normal semen ph 7.0 which causes chemicals to smell. ...Read more

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Vaginal odor like peroxide and water, should I be concerned?

Vaginal odor like peroxide and water, should I be concerned?

Medical evaluation: 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

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I have vaginal odor, and what to do to make me smell nice again?

Treat infection: Vaginal odor may be a sign of a vaginal infection. Please see your clinician for evaluation and possible treatment. This should clear the odor. ...Read more

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Hello docs! can you tell me what could be causing a fishy vaginal odor?

BV: a fishy odor in the vagina is often a sign of bacterial vaginosis (bv), a vaginal infection (not an STD) that is treated by antibiotics. see you doctor ...Read more

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I have vaginal odor 2 weeks after medical abortion, what could be wrong?

I have vaginal odor 2 weeks after medical abortion, what could be wrong?

Could be infection: Usually it's just old blood. But if the odor gets significantly worse, pain gets worse, or you develop fever then call your doc/clinic. ...Read more

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Are norforms (vaginal odor protection) safe to use? Not everyday just herw and there?

Are norforms (vaginal odor protection) safe to use? Not everyday just herw and there?

I'm not familiar: Withfamiliar with the product but if you got it at the store, over the counter, i doubt it's hurting people. The vagina can deal with a lot, babies, sex bacteria, it can likely handle the product. ...Read more

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What causes a fishy vaginal odor smell? Even to the point that other people can smell it.

What causes a fishy vaginal odor smell? Even to the point that other people can smell it.

Fishy odor: A "fishy odor" is the classic symptom of gardnerella (nonspecific) vaginitis. It can be easily treated with either a vaginal cream (clindamycin) or Metronidazole tablets. ...Read more

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Hey i have a vaginal odor that smells like strong b.o. and onions i don't know what it is ?

You need med eval: 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