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I've had a vaginal odor since my partial hysterectomy with no std diagnosis or exposure. Is there something I can take to re-balance my environment?

I've had a vaginal odor since my partial hysterectomy with no std diagnosis or exposure. Is there something I can take to re-balance my environment?

Bacterial vaginosis?: The main cause of strong vaginal odor, sometimes with discharge, is bacterial vaginosis, an overgrowth of mostly normal vaginal bacteria. Hysterectomy might trigger it. The doctor who did your hysterectomy undoubtedly has a lot of experiecne with BV. Contact her for advice on diagnosis and treatment. It is unlikely you can accurately sort this out without professional evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more

Vaginal Odor (Definition)

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


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Have terrible vaginal odor for 2 wks. Had total hysterrectomy 30 yrs ago. Not active sexually. What could be causing this?

Have terrible vaginal odor for 2 wks.  Had total hysterrectomy 30 yrs ago.  Not active sexually.  What could be causing this?

Need check up : The vagina should never smell bad. If it does, that's usually a sign of an infection or a bacterial imbalance. This is sometimes more common in menopause because the lack of estrogen causes a deficiency of the healthy bacteria that guard the vagina from abnormal germs and maintain the correct ph balance in the vagina. See a gyn for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Very itchy vaginal canal with odor but no discharge . Had radical hysterectomy 3 years ago. Using estrogen gel?

Very itchy vaginal canal with odor but no discharge . Had radical hysterectomy 3 years ago.  Using estrogen gel?

Unknown: Are you using estrogen gel? At any rate, i would recommend going in for an evaluation. Most likely you have some sort of infection. Go to the doctor. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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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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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Does adipex cause vaginal odor?

Does adipex cause vaginal odor?

According to : Anecdotes from people who wrote online, yes - adipex can cause strong odor in the urine and vaginal area. ...Read more

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Does Flagyl help with vaginal odor?

Does Flagyl help with vaginal odor?

Yes: If you have a common vaginal infection called bv, which is associated with a discharge and vaginal odor, then Flagyl is exactly what should be used to treat it! avoid alcohol or you will get very sick on this medication! ...Read more

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How can I get rid of of vaginal odor?

Odor: Vaginal odor ( other than from poor hygiene) is usually due to abnormal bacterial growth in the vagina. It is not a dangerous problem but is certainly a bother. The antibiotics Metronidazole and Clindamycin do a good job at clearing it up. Occasionally it can be quite difficult to eradicate. ...Read more

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Why does heroin use cause vaginal odor?

Why does heroin use cause vaginal odor?

Odours: It might cause increased body secretions and this probably gives some odour.
One other thing to consider is the possibility of an infection causing the odour, especially if there are other symptoms with it.
For the above mentioned reason, I would advise you to see your doctor for a check up ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a fishy vaginal odor?

How do I get rid of a fishy vaginal odor?

Get checked: This is suggestive of a vaginal infection which can be treated effectively with prescription medication but not with over-the-counter preparations. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of vaginal odor?

What can I do to get rid of vaginal odor?

Avoid douching: There are many types of vaginal washes available. Also may have something to do with the ph of your vagina. Be careful with very acidic foods and drinks. ...Read more

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Bad vaginal odor. No discharge or itching?

Vaginal Odor: According to the centers for disease control and prevention, bacterial vaginosis (bv), also known as bacterial overgrowth, is the number-one cause of vaginal odor in premenopausal women. But there are also other causes. ...Read more

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What's the best way to get rid of vaginal odor?

What's the best way to get rid of vaginal odor?

Washing: Frequent washing or using a bidet can help, but do not douche, as it can be irritating and your cervix would be open some, and you do not want to instill the effluent into your uterus. ...Read more

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Vaginal odor after menopause? Should i be worried?

Yes: It can still mean a vaginal and therefore worth getting checked for. However, there is a condition known as atrophic vaginitis, an behave like an infection - discharge, itching, painful sex - but a consequence of drying of the vaginal mucosa because of the lack of secretions due to dramatic decrease of estrogen after menopause. ...Read more

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I'm worried about vaginal odor & off white discharge?

This may be a: Vaginal infection. Encourage you to be evaluated by your gynecologist. Take care. ...Read more

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How to control vaginal odor odor and bladder leakage?

Vaginal Odor: Underlying health issues may cause odor and leakage. Over growth of microscopic fungi may make the discharge dense and thick in texture. Make an appointment with your dr soon to get cultures. ...Read more

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Are there any foods that help get rid of vaginal odor?

Acidolphilus pills: Can help prevent vaginal infections. If you have odor you should be evaluated by a board certified gyn to determine the cause and you can get the proper treatment. ...Read more

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What drug(s) has worked best for vaginal odor without infection?

Vaginal odor: Usually indicates a pH imbalance. I would recommend Boric acid vaginal inserts to correct the pH. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me some good ways to get rid of vaginal odor?

Can you please tell me some good ways to get rid of vaginal odor?

See your gyn: U may have bacterial vaginosis or trichomomas, so your gyn can do cultures to find out exactly what u have and u can get teh proper txment. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies or suggestions to get rid of vaginal odor?

What are some home remedies or suggestions to get rid of vaginal odor?

See your gyn: That is not a problem for home remedies as rarely order can be from something bad so see your gyn for a workup and evaluation. ...Read more

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Hysterectomy (Definition)

The entire uterus (womb), cervix, the part protruding into the vagina, and ...Read more