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I have a smelly vagina?
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Brittany Chan
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In brief: May be infection
Infection, particularly bacterial vaginosis, is the most common cause of foul-smelling vaginal discharge.
Normal discharge is clear or white, and may have a slight odor but usually doesn't smell. Poor hygiene, as in other parts of the body, can be a culprit too-it's best to wash the external area w/ mild soap and water during your shower, and never douche! if the smell bothers you, see your dr.

In brief: May be infection
Infection, particularly bacterial vaginosis, is the most common cause of foul-smelling vaginal discharge.
Normal discharge is clear or white, and may have a slight odor but usually doesn't smell. Poor hygiene, as in other parts of the body, can be a culprit too-it's best to wash the external area w/ mild soap and water during your shower, and never douche! if the smell bothers you, see your dr.
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