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Does vaginal cancer cause a foul odor down there?
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Andrea Knittel
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Possibly
Vaginal cancer is extremely rare, but can cause discharge, as well as non-period bleeding from the vagina and pain when you have sex.
More common causes of foul odor from the vagina include a yeast infection or sexually transmitted infection. You should see a healthcare provider for evaluation and treatment of any unusual discharge or odor from the vagina!

In brief: Possibly
Vaginal cancer is extremely rare, but can cause discharge, as well as non-period bleeding from the vagina and pain when you have sex.
More common causes of foul odor from the vagina include a yeast infection or sexually transmitted infection. You should see a healthcare provider for evaluation and treatment of any unusual discharge or odor from the vagina!
Andrea Knittel
Andrea Knittel
Answer assisted by Andrea Knittel, Medical Student
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In brief: It may
Cancer by itself does not produce a scent.
However, if the tumor breaks free of the surface, it may result in ulceration or erosion. With erosion, a superinfection from the organisms normally found in the vagina may result in an infection. Infections frequently change the pH (acidity) balance of the vagina, and this results in a change in odor or scent.

In brief: It may
Cancer by itself does not produce a scent.
However, if the tumor breaks free of the surface, it may result in ulceration or erosion. With erosion, a superinfection from the organisms normally found in the vagina may result in an infection. Infections frequently change the pH (acidity) balance of the vagina, and this results in a change in odor or scent.
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