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Hii my friend joelle had a really bad smell from her vagina. What can cause that smell? And how can we stop it? (Make it smell any better) excuse my E

Hii my friend joelle had a really bad smell from her vagina. What can cause that smell? And how can we stop it? (Make it smell any better) excuse my E

Vaginal infection. : She should go in and get checked for an infection. If the smell is really bad, it is possible she has a lost tampon. She should see her GYN to get checked. ...Read more

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How to make your vagina not smell bad?

How to make your vagina not smell bad?

Vaginitis: If your vagina has a bad smell, you may have a vaginal infection. You should get checked out and have it treated, rather than trying to hide the smell with peroxide. ...Read more

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If someone smokes in house and your panties smell like cig smoke can it make your vagina have a bad odor?

If someone smokes in house and your panties smell like cig smoke can it make your vagina have a bad odor?

Bacterial vaginosis?: This has nothing to do with smoking by anyone. The most common cause of bad vaginal odor is bacterial vaginosis, an overgrowth of mostly normal bacteria. Trichomonas, an STD, also can do it, and women with BV are at increased risk for other STDs like gonorrhea and chlamydia. See your doctor ASAP for exam and testing. Your sex partner(s) also should be checked. Good luck! ...Read more

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Could semen make vagina smell bad?

Could semen make vagina smell bad?

Yes it can: Will smell worse ; worse the longer it remains. But usually will not make it smell badly. ...Read more

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How can I make my vagina smell fresh and clean? Haven't had sex in 3 yrs and think I smell bad

How can I make my vagina smell fresh and clean? Haven't had sex in 3 yrs and think I smell bad

Possible infection: Bacterial infection of the vagina can cause an odor. Visit your primary care or OB/Gyn for a checkup. They can diagnose and treat you if needed. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I have a clear and some times cloudy dranige from my vagina and I have a bad smell what could it be.

I have a clear and some times cloudy dranige from my vagina and I have a bad smell what could it be.

Smelly discharges: Usually suggest some kind of std. Best to see your primary physician for an exam and definitive treatment. ...Read more

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My sister has a very bad fishy smell from her vagina, she's had it for awhile, and no matter how much she washes it, the smell is still there?

My sister has a very bad fishy smell from her vagina, she's had it for awhile, and no matter how much she washes it, the smell is still there?

How old is your sis: How old is your sister. She needs to go to see her doctor to be examined. Bacterial vaginosis, or perhaps other type of inflammation/ infection should be ruled out. ...Read more

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