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Vaginal Odor After Sexual Intercourse (Definition)

Vaginal odor after sexual intercourse is an unusual smell noticed after sex.


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Vaginal Odor After Sexual Intercourse (Definition)

Vaginal odor after sexual intercourse is an unusual smell noticed after sex.


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First, slightly painful sexual intercourse, then fishy vaginal odor. Completely monogamous sexual relationship. Sometimes no condom. What is it?

First, slightly painful sexual intercourse, then fishy vaginal odor. Completely monogamous sexual relationship. Sometimes no condom. What is it?

Bacterial vaginosis: Symptoms of painful intercourse coupled with a malodorous discharge is concerning for Candida (yeast) infection or bacterial vaginosis. The latter is associated with a "fishy" odor that you are referring to. ...Read more

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Menopause (Tip)

Menopause

Vaginal lubricants can be very helpful if experiencing discomfort with sexual intercourse. ...See more

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Why is my vaginal area swollen after sexual intercourse?

Why is my vaginal area  swollen after sexual intercourse?

Engorgement: This is due to engorgement or swelling of the blood vessels surrounding the vagina and vulva. I ma guessing you are not referring to trauma, which would be a different reason. ...Read more

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Menopause (Tip)

Menopause

Painful intercourse can be corrected with vaginal estrogen. ...See more

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Improving Sexual Performance (Checklist)

Communicate with your partner
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Practice -- sex improves through practice and communication
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Exercise -- better body image will improve your desire
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I need to know why i'm experience burning inside my vaginal area after sexual intercourse?

Depends: Are you using condoms? Lubricant of any sort? Are you sufficiently lubricated? If all those are negative consider seeing a gynecologist, you may have infection. ...Read more

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How do I stop vaginal pain after sexual intercourse?

How do I stop vaginal pain after sexual intercourse?

Some tips include...: Plenty of lubrication, keep it gentle, and avoid deep penetration. Speak with your doctor if the problem persists. Good luck! ...Read more

Sexual Intercourse (Definition)

Couples often worry about having sex during pregnancy. They may be afraid that having sex could cause a miscarriage or harm the baby. It is best to talk to your doctor or nurse midwife about your specific situation to make sure you are considered at low risk for complications such a ...Read more


Noticeable 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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