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Why does my vagina smell?

Why does my vagina smell?

Usually bacteria: There are normally a number of different bacteria and yeast present in the vagina. Over 70% of women have gardnerella vaginalis in the vagina. The different bacteria keep each other in check and the vagina typically has a benign odor. When one bacteria overgrows (especially g. Vaginalis) a foul odor can occur. Other reasons for an odor are infections (pid), yeast, and foreign body (lost tampon). ...Read more

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Why does my vagina smell fishy?

Why does my vagina smell fishy?

Bacterial vaginosis?: The most cause of strong vaginal odor is bacterial vaginosis, an overgrowth of mostly normal bacteria. BV odor typically is fishy, as you have noticed, and sometimes there is increased discharge. Trichomonas and other STDs are more common in BV, so have an STD check. This should be easy to diagnose and treat; see your doctor soon. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why does my vagina smell like metal?

Why does my vagina smell like metal?

Blood and Iron: This is most likely blood or hemoglobin with iron in it. ...Read more

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Why does my vagina smell like onions?

Why does my vagina smell like onions?

Vaginosis: Many healthy females with good hygiene have an overgrowth of bacteria during their "cycle" your OB md can help immensely. ...Read more

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Why does my vagina smell ? Please help

Why does my vagina smell ? Please help

Bv?: Change in vaginal ph could create a foul smell which could mean bacterial vaginosis. See your doctor for a pelvic exam ...Read more

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After sex why does my vagina smell?

After sex why does my vagina smell?

Secretions: Depending on any chemicals used during sex (lubricants, etc) the smell is most likely just a "stirring" of the smells inside the vagina along with any ejaculate that may be present. Semen has a "smell" unto itself. If using a condom, they have their odor. If you are having a foul or offensive odor, perhaps you have a bacterial vaginosis. A fishy odor is usually bv. Get checked and get treated. ...Read more

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Why does my vagina smell fishy after sex ?

Why does my vagina smell fishy after sex ?

Possible BV: One of the common vaginal infections that women can get is BV or bacterial vaginosis. One of the symptoms is a vaginal discharge with a fishy odor. An exam will be able to tell if you have an infection. ...Read more

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Why does my vagina smell like cheese doodles?

Why does my vagina smell like cheese doodles?

Uncertain: If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/swelling then it is best to see your gynecologist for evaluation ; accurate assessment. ...Read more