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Vaginal Odor After Sexual Intercourse (Overview)

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


Dr. Steven Weissberg
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Why do I always get a vaginal odor after sexual intercourse?

Dr. Steven Weissberg
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Why do I always get a vaginal odor after sexual intercourse?

Semen: Semen often has a odor. If you don't use a condom, you may be detecting this. ...Read more

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Dr. Jane van Dis
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Vaginal Odor After Sexual Intercourse (Overview)

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


Dr. Steven Weissberg
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
50 years in practice
3M people helped
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Why do I always get a vaginal odor after sexual intercourse?

Dr. Steven Weissberg
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
50 years in practice
3M people helped

Semen: Semen often has a odor. If you don't use a condom, you may be detecting this. ...Read more

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Dr. Jane van Dis
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Dr. Terri Parks-cannon
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
7 years in practice
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First, slightly painful sexual intercourse, then fishy vaginal odor. Completely monogamous sexual relationship. Sometimes no condom. What is it?

Dr. Terri Parks-cannon
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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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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Dr. Yolanda Wade
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Is it normal to have a bad odour after sexual intercourse with only the same partner and having a copper IUD inserted I have no vaginal infection?

Dr. Yolanda Wade
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Is it normal to have a bad odour after sexual intercourse with only the same partner and having a copper IUD inserted I have no vaginal infection?

Go get tested: You should see your doctor for testing (swab of vagina and cervix). This may indicate a change in balance of normal bacteria. ...Read more

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Dr. Matthew Wilson
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What does it mean when your vaginal area bleeds after sexual intercourse?

Dr. Matthew Wilson
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What does it mean when your vaginal area bleeds after sexual intercourse?

Depends: There are too many possibilities to list them all right now, but if you just had sex for the first time and you bled during or after then that could be normal, from the hymen. If you've been having sex for a while, and now starting to bleed, that should be evaluated by your doctor soon. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Sudler
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Why is my vaginal area swollen after sexual intercourse?

Dr. Stephen Sudler
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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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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Dr. Jie Xu
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12 years in practice
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How do I stop vaginal pain after sexual intercourse?

Dr. Jie Xu
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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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

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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After sexual intercourse can it increase vaginal discharge?

Dr. Wayne Ingram
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Housecleaning: Yes, the deposits of semen and vaginal fluids will increase until mother nature "cleans house" of its' own accord. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Board Certified, Rheumatology
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What can cause vaginal bleeding after sexual intercourse?

Dr. Thomas Namey
Board Certified, Rheumatology
43 years in practice
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What can cause vaginal bleeding after sexual intercourse?

Several things.: If you have bacterial vaginosis, you will be more prone. Very vigorous sex can abrade the vaginal mucosa. And other issues with cervix-cervicitis, etc. See your doctor if this persists! ...Read more

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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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