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What are some reasons for reoccurring odor to vagina?

What are some reasons for reoccurring odor to vagina?

Infection: Infection is the most common cause of odor. There are several infections that can cause this but the most common is bacterial vaginosis. This is an overgrowth of normal vaginal bacteria which causes a fishy odor. It is treatable with antibiotics. ...Read more

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What are some possible reasons for vaginal discharge?

What are some possible reasons for vaginal discharge?

Many: Normal mucous or vaginal secretions, infection, inflammation, irritation, masses, lesions, injury, lacerations, tumors, foreign bodies, fistula... ...Read more

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What are some reasons for having discharge in the "down there" area? What if it smells?

What are some reasons for having discharge in the "down there" area? What if it smells?

Infection. : Vaginal discharge and odor usually indicate some type of infection. See your family doctor or gynecologist to confirm the diagnosis and start a treatment plan. ...Read more

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What are some reasons for itch and odor in the "down there" area?

What are some reasons for itch and odor in the "down there" area?

Sweating, yeast: Excessive sweating with bacterial colonization will cause itching in odor. This is more common f you are overweight or diabetic. An antibacterial soap will help. A diaper cream used thinly will absorb sweat and decrease friction. ...Read more

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What are the reasons for vaginal discharges for babies and can this problem be rectified ?

What are the reasons for vaginal discharges for babies and can this problem be rectified ?

Leukorrhea: In newborn girls, it is very common to see a whitish vaginal discharge. It is temporary and the result of in utero exposure to mom's hormones. ...Read more

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What would be some causes for frequent yeast infections?

What would be some causes for frequent yeast infections?

Frequent yeast infec: There's no easy answer to this question. Partner harboring yeast but not being treated for that is often the case. Co-existence of other infections such as bacterial vaginosis which may not be identified is another issue. Using tampons and certain hygiene products that may be offensive to the vagina may predispose women to recurrences. ...Read more

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Are there some genetic reasons I get candida albicans off and on?

Are there some genetic reasons I get candida albicans off and on?

Possibly: There may be a genetic factor that is interfering with your immunity, but it is much more likely that you have diabetes which is a common predisposing factor to candida infection. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are different kinds of fungus and infection besides yeast and vaginitos in the vagina?

Could you tell me what are different kinds of fungus and infection besides yeast and vaginitos in the vagina?

Please see your gyn: As your gyn can do a vaginal culture, there are 4 diff. Strains of yeast, 7 different bacteria that can cause BV and numerous other bacteria that can cause vaginal infections, both stds and non stds. ...Read more

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Why do women in general get yeast infections and what causes it?

See below: Candida vaginitis can be caused by overgrowth during or after antibiotic treatment. Growth of vaginal yeasts is favored by high estrogen levels as in users of oral bcp's. It is also higher in those who use the contraceptive sponge and iud's. It is associated with high blood sugar levels in diabetics. Tight insulating clothes also predisposes. ...Read more

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What are some ways to stop yeast infections if there are no sexual activity going on?

See answer: Yeast infections are truly not sexually transmitted infections. A high sugar concentration in the urine (so eating a lot of carbohydrates and sweets, which can cause a sugary urine, may promote yeast infections (which is why they are more common in diabetics). Antibiotics, can affect the normal balance and cause yeast overgrowth too, so be aware of that. Some women r just more prone than others. ...Read more

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Can vaginal dryness occur after treatment for a yeast infection? If so, what are ways to treat the dryness?

See Below: Vaginal dryness occurs when the ovaries produce a decreased amount of estrogen. This can occur at certain times in a woman's life, and may be permanent or temporary. Certain medications can cause this and some women experience this after treatment of a yeast infection. Use vaginal moisturizer and if not better, need to be seen by GYN. ...Read more

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Is it common for many woman to get any kind of vaginal infection?

Is it common for many woman to get any kind of vaginal infection?

Vaginal infection: There are many types of vaginal infections and many women may acquire these. It would not be likely for a man to get vaginal infections. ...Read more

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What treatment should be taken for overgrowth of bad bacteria in the vagina that cause bad odor.Is there any oral treatment.Could vaginal douche help?

What treatment should be taken for overgrowth of bad bacteria in the vagina that cause bad odor.Is there any oral treatment.Could vaginal douche help?

Probably BV: Bacterial vaginosis is a common condition in women where the normal balance of bacteria in the vagina is disrupted and replaced by an overgrowth of certain bacteria. Bv is not a sexually transmitted disease. It causes vaginal discharge that is usually white or gray. Most complain of a fish-like odor noticed especially after intercourse. It is treated with metronidazole. ...Read more

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What are some tips for female hygiene to prevent yeast infections?

What are some tips for female hygiene to prevent yeast infections?

Yeast prevention: Vaginal yeast infections can be minimized by bathing with hypoallergenic soaps, avoiding perfumed feminine hygiene products, wearing cotton underwear and loose clothing, taking probiotics daily and increasing raw garlic in the diet. Avoid excess sugar and simple carbohydrates in the diet as well. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are some common causes for random sensitivity to smells?

What are some common causes for random sensitivity to smells?

Perhaps migraine: Not unique for migraine patient to get rather ill with scent of certain perfumes, or other aromas. Some pts get allergies and ambient chemicals can even cause an asthmatic attack. Some medications may distort tastes and smells and cause adverse rxtns. Some complex partial seizure patients experience foul odors prior to sz, and may be provoked by certain odors rarely. ...Read more