What can cause vaginal odor?

Possibilities. Bacterial vaginosis can cause a “fishy” smell. Other possibilities include std’s like gonorrhea, trichomoniasis & chlamydia or pelvic inflammatory disease. If there is a retained tampon or a lack of proper vaginal hygiene those are potential causes. Yeast is usually odorless but is still a possibility. If a woman has a fistula or cancer that can also lead to odor. See your doctor if uncertain.

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What can be the cause of vaginal odor if there is no infection?

Perfumes & soaps. If body washes, perfumes, or FDS sprays are being used in the vaginal area, bacteria can sometimes react to them. However, a bacterial infection is the most common reason for odor and the worst reason is a retained old tampon. Read more...