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What could it mean if you have a foul vaginal odor and some abdominal pain?

What could it mean if you have a foul vaginal odor and some abdominal pain?

Vaginal odor : You may have a bacterial infection called bv. This is usually caused when the vaginal pH changes either from douching, semen etc. The abdominal pain could be secondary to inflammation. Suggest being seen by pcp or gyn. ...Read more

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Belly Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the stomach region or belly. Almost everyone experiences pain in the abdomen at one time or another. Most of the time, it is not caused by a serious medical problem. There are many organs in the abdomen. Pain in the abdomen can originate from any one of them, including: Organs related to digestion -- the end of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas The aorta -- a large blood vessel that runs straight down the inside of the abdomen The appendix -- an organ in the lower right abdomen that no longer serves much function The kidneys -- two bean-shaped organs that lie deep within the abdominal cavity The spleen -- an organ involved in blood maintenance and infection control However, the pain may start from somewhere else -- like your chest or pelvic area. You may also have a generalized infection, such as the flu or strep throat, that affects many parts of your body. The intensity of the pain does not always reflect the seriousness of the condition causing the pain. Severe abdominal pain can be from mild conditions, such as gas or the cramping of viral gastroenteritis. On the other hand, relatively mild pain or no pain may be present with life-threatening conditions, such as cancer of the ...Read more


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What is the most probable diagnosis for a patient with acute abdominal pain on the left, vaginal odor, missed periods, headache and discharge?

What is the most probable diagnosis for a patient with acute abdominal pain on the left, vaginal odor, missed periods, headache and discharge?

Diagnosis: Hard to tell until you have seen your doctor, explained your symptoms, been examined, lab studies drawn. Only then can appropriate management begin. Don't wait too long! ...Read more

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What does a sweet vaginal odor mean?

What does a sweet vaginal odor mean?

Sounds like BV: There are several causes of vaginal odor. You will need to see your doctor for testing. The most likely is bacterial vaginosis. Bacterial vaginosis is an overgrowth of normal vaginal bacteria. The only real way to fix it is with antibiotics. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have vaginal odor but you clean your self daily ?

What does it mean when you have vaginal odor but you clean your self daily ?

Infection: An infection with a bacterium called gardinerella vaginalis can cause a fishy odor that will be present despite good hygiene practices. See a doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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All tests have always been normal no yeast infect. No discharge but I still have a foul vaginal odor. Why is this?

All tests have always been normal no yeast infect. No discharge but I still have a foul vaginal odor. Why is this?

Bacterial vaginosis?: Contrary to populat belief, vaginal yeast infection does not cause strong odor. The main cause of foul vaginal odor is bacterial vaginosis, an overgrowth of mostly normal bacteria. Discharge can be present but usually isn't. Odor tends to be especially strong after unprotected sex. BV isn't an STD, but STDs are more common in women with BV. Return to your doc or get 2nd opinion and STD tests. ...Read more

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Can a herpes outbreak cause a foul vaginal odor?

No: Herpes causes ulcerations. If you have a foul discharge you may have bacterial vaginosis, trichomonas, gonorrhea or chlamydia. You should be checked. ...Read more

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Is BV, trich, and the other 2 common clamydia gonnorrhea STDs the only conditions that can cause a foul vaginal odor?

Is BV, trich, and the other 2 common clamydia gonnorrhea STDs the only conditions that can cause a foul vaginal odor?

Vaginal odor: Any condition that causes an increase in vaginal bacteria can result in a foul odor. This is because some of these bacteria produce chemicals that are quite offensive to humans sense of smell. Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and Trich do not usually cause this, but BV does. Also foreign material such as retained toilet paper or parts of tampons can do this by increasing the bacterial count. ...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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Abdominal Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the ...Read more