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Causes Of Vaginal Infection

Written By: admin - Nov• 11•11

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    what happens if fingering is done,is it normal.or all this causes vaginal infection.i am worried?
    me and my bf do a lot of fingering and other related things and ive had sex too.does this lead to vaginal discharge.

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  2. QUESTION:
    what causes vaginal infection?
    I wanna know what causes. and what happens if you leave untreated? is it dangerous? and what do u do to take off without going to the doctor and which is the most dangerous type of infection. I did alot of questions but the best answers gets 5 stars

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  3. QUESTION:
    I was wondering what causes vaginal infections?
    This may sound totally gross but I get vaginal infections all the time. At least once every other month.
    What happens is I get a milky colored, stinky discharge (a lot of it) It is so disgusting. I am very clean and I dont understand why I get these so often.
    I know this is nastly but the discharge smells like garlic. Yuck!
    Its really starting to make me not want to have sex because he notices.
    Does it sound like maybe an std? Or do I have just a regular infection?

    The doctors just say its an infection and give me meds but dont tell me how to make them stop reoccuring
    Thanks for the help!

    • ANSWER:
      Vaginal infections are actually caused from a lack of the natural bacteria in your private area. Don't wash those areas with any soap at all! Your body just needs it's bacteria to regrow, even though it may seem gross to leave it smelly. Also eating alot of yogurt with live and active cultures can help.

  4. QUESTION:
    What are the causes of vaginal infection ?
    How can you tell whether or not you're infected without going to the doctor ? I'm just wondering. And also, what are the causes of leukemia ? And again, how can you tell whether or not you have leukemia ? Thanks in advance! And no stupid answers, please. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Infections occur because naturally occurring bacteria or fungus take root. There is a constant battle between bacteria and fungi and your immune system. Sometimes, the bacteria or fungi win.

      Certain things increase the chance of an infection taking hold:
      1. Trapping sweat with synthetic materials. Moisture makes fungi and bacteria grow more easily.
      2. High blood sugar.
      3. Vigorous sex makes micro abrasions that make it easier for infections to take hold.

      Fungal infections (also known as yeast infections - yeast is a kind of fungus) and bacterial infections occur in women who have not had sex. Sex is not a necessary component of an infection. You can guess that you have a yeast infection and take an over the counter yeast infection treatment. But if you have a bacterial infection, this will make it worse, so be prepared to go to the doctor.

      Bacteria and fungi naturally compete with each other, so if you take an antifungal (yeast infection medicine), it will make a bacterial infection worse because you're removing the competition.

  5. QUESTION:
    can a vaginal bacterial infection causes symptoms of a uti?
    my gynecologist did urinalysis, bacterial swab, and an std swab to see what was wrong with me (i had been experiencing itching around my vagina). along with these symptoms i have been experiencing symptoms of a UTI (which is why she did urinalysis). i did in fact have a bacterial infection but my urine test came out normal. I was wondering if maybe this bacterial infection might have caused my uti symptoms?

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  6. QUESTION:
    Is it fair for my girlfriend to blame me for a vaginal infection she developed?
    Not to be too graphic, but basically, we were doing some fooling around that involved the placement of sugary foods in her vaginal canal. She developed some kind of infection shortly afterwards, and blames me for that. Is it actually my fault, or can the presence of foreign sugars in a woman's vaginal canal actually cause infections?

    • ANSWER:
      If she allowed you, then it is BOTH of your faults lol. Although it sounds as if neither one of you knew any better. She most likely now has a yeast infection, correct? Yeast feed and thrive on sugar, and other than taking antibiotics is one of the surest ways to contract one.

  7. QUESTION:
    Please anwer- could I get a vaginal infection from this?
    I took a bowel movement today (poop, crap, whatever) and when it fell into the toilet bowl a little bit of water splashed back up into my genital area. I know that the bacteria in feces can cause vaginal infections, but it was only a drop of water and the crap had JUST hit the water. I cleaned myself off twice with vaginal wipes, and I wiped in the right direction. What else should I do? Do you think I'm okay?

    • ANSWER:
      don't worry, you're fine

  8. QUESTION:
    Causes and cures of vaginal yeast infection?
    I got a yeast infection about 3/4 days ago.. The burning now is not as intense as it was then, but it still bugs me a great deal.
    This is the first time this has happened to me, so I dont really understand what causes a yeast infection.I heard that tampon pads may cause it, if they do, could I use tampons again. Also, I know that you can buy over the counter medicine like Vagisil and Monistat, but could this infection heal by itself? Does yogurt help?

    • ANSWER:
      Get Monistat, it helps insert it before you go to sleep, so it can stay up there a while. It does help. Eat yogurt, it definitely cannot hurt you. If you are not better with those two things(in a few days) call your family physician or gynecologist.

  9. QUESTION:
    can a vaginal infection cause my 2 month missed period?
    i havnt had my period since april, and im not pregnant.
    i had neg blood and urine test. but he sias i have sum kind of infection, is tht the cause of my missed period? culd it mean i cant have bbys?

    • ANSWER:
      Not sure what that is. But i think ur doctor should at least tell u if that is whats causing it? good luck to u

  10. QUESTION:
    Can a yeast infection cause vaginal sores?
    The past two times I've been on an antibiotic I've gotten a yeast infection and at the same time I've also gotten little sores around my vagina. I can't really see them with a mirror but I can feel them and they hurt. I know for a fact that I don't have genital herpes because I've been tested for it recently. Can a yeast infection or other kind of vaginal infection cause sores? I was looking online but didn't find much information although I know that other types of yeast infections can cause rashes.

    I know I should go to my doctor but I've been on painkillers so I can't drive and I have no one to drive me and I'm looking for a new gynocologist since I had a lot of issues with my last one.
    Prof. Dr. Gayane Dolyan- Did you even bother reading my question? Your links didn't help me at all and had nothing to do with the question. I've been tested for STDs and I know I don't have any and nothing in the links had anything to do with bumps or sores.

    • ANSWER:
      Read http://www.menstrual-cycle.info/36-Safer-Sex.html and http://www.menstrual-cycle.info/5-Vaginal-Discharge.html

  11. QUESTION:
    What causes frequent vaginal infections?
    I have frequent vaginal infections, both bacterial and yeast infections. I have already been to the doctor and all tests come back perfectly normal. What could be some possible causes of this, and what can I do to prevent/treat them without continuously going to the doctor?

    • ANSWER:
      You could be having sex with someone who keeps giving you infections, and then when you take antibiotics, you get yeast infections, and it's a cycle. If you are sleeping with someone, get that person checked out too.

  12. QUESTION:
    what kind of vaginal infection could i have?
    the other day i had sex with my boyfriend and we had anal sex and then vaginal sex straight after. i told one of my friends and she said you shouldnt do that cause it can cause infection? i now have a really smelly vagina and its really embarassing!! i heard that if you put natural yoghurt in your vagina it helps, or vinegar?? please help, id rather avoid going to the doctors as i get really embarassed.

    • ANSWER:
      Actually, my previous ob/gyn used to recommend that I put yogurt on a tampon and insert it for a vaginal infection; they also used to teach in medical school that this was a good way to rebalance the acidophilus in the vagina during a yeast infection. However, it wasn't recommended for any other type of infection, and within the last two years, there have been more studies showing this is completely useless, as the strain of acidophilus in the yogurt is completely different from the strain of acidophilus in the vagina, so it's not helpful in any way. It will also interfere with any kind of tests you may need to have at the doctor's office to determine the type of infection you may have.

      A certain type of vinegar is actually in vaginal douche products, but only a certain kind that is diluted a certain way. Douching is actually known to be harmful to your vaginal tissue, especially during an infection, and putting straight vinegar up there that isn't specially formulated can be downright dangerous and send you straight to the doctor or ER.

      I would say it's likely you ended up with a type of vaginal infection caused by E.Coli, a bacteria that typically is carried in stool (fecal matter) and tends to live inside the anus. This is why you should NEVER have vaginal sex after anal; if you absolutely must do this, always use condoms - one for the anal, one for the vaginal, as well as having him wash his penis in between.

      An E.coli or other bacterial infection of the vagina cannot be treated with yogurt or other yeast infection meds like you would obtain at the store. The only treatment would be either a penicillin-based antibiotic that you take orally, or a vaginal antibiotic if the infection were caused by a different bacteria, like gardnerella. You can only obtain these antibiotics through a doctor.

      You also need to rule out other STDs like Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Trichomoniasis, which can also cause a smell (Trichomoniasis can actually be transmitted even if you used a condom).

      If you leave the infection untreated, it can damage vaginal and cervical tissue, as well as lead to something called pelvic inflammatory disease, kind of like toxic shock syndrome. That can be fatal if it goes for too long untreated, so it's important to get to a gynecologist ASAP if you ever suspect a vaginal infection. The gynecologist won't laugh or scold you - they see tons of these types of infections every week, even every day. They want to help you feel better; that's what they're there for.

  13. QUESTION:
    Can severe bad breath cause a vaginal infection?
    If oral sex is given by someone with horrible breath, can some kind of vaginal infection occur? Would it be a yeast infection or something even more serious? Please only reply if you know what your talking about.....I have been curious about this for a long time now...I saw a similar question on TalkSex with Sue and have been very curious about this since then.....

    • ANSWER:
      There are a lot of bacteria germs in the mouth, therefore I would say no to a yeast infection but yes to a bacterial infection.

  14. QUESTION:
    Can this cause vaginal bacterial infection?
    I know it's probably a stupid question but I've always thought that your vagina cleanses itself and flushes all the bad stuff out.

    Anyways I was stuck at the beach all day with sand in my bikini bottom and I tried to get a lot of it out but beach bathrooms are so nasty and there's no sinks. Can't really wash yourself up, so now ever since then...I've been feeling irritation down there even though I've washed. It's been like 4 days now.

    • ANSWER:
      You're right, your vagina does cleanse itself by flushing out harmful bacteria, dirt, dead cells etc. and it's slightly acidic pH helps kill off anything nasty...

      If you've washed then it may not be the sand and other nasties from the beach - but, although the vagina does self-clean it can only do so much, it can take time for it to recover after it's had something nasty inside it, so it may be a little under the weather for a few days. It may have brought on an infection, if worried then see a doctor to check for infections.

  15. QUESTION:
    My bf and I fooled around(genitals touched) could this be cause of vaginal infection?
    A couple of months ago, my bf and i were fooling around and we pretty much had sex, except no penetration. Now I have a vaginal infection. Could our fooling around have caused this? It was just genitals touching. Nothing more.
    I had been treated for a yeast infection, but it hasn't gone away. I always have not taken any bubble baths, i don't wear very tight pants, and the infection has lasted for over a week to two weeks.

    • ANSWER:
      It should have happened sooner than that. Think about what you have been doing lately. Have you been wearing tight pants? No underwear? Taken a bubble bath? A lot of vaginal infections are caused by Ph imbalances. Use some Vagisil and if it persists after a week, check it out with a doctor.

  16. QUESTION:
    can shampoo cause vaginal infection?
    My boyfriend made me a bubble bath and we ended up having sex in it. i asked him later where he got the bubbles and he said he just dumped a bunch of shampoo in the water.....seeing as alot of it undoubtedly got inside me during intercourse.....could shampoo cause an infection there??

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  17. QUESTION:
    Can a vaginal yeast infection cause canker sores and sore nipples?
    Hi everybody! just looking for a little help. I have a yeast infection for the first time and am wondering if they can cause canker sores (i got two on the inside of my lower lip near my teeth) and sore nipples...i mean really sore!! ??? any help is greatly appreciated

    • ANSWER:
      Canker sores are usually caused by stress, food allergies, menstruation, etc.

  18. QUESTION:
    Vaginal infection cause lack of menstruation?
    Can a vaginal infection cause the lack of a menstruation cycle??

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  19. QUESTION:
    i'm married,mother of one son.is frequent sex can cause vaginal infection?
    we have sex three to four times a week. i have awful discharge. is this the cause of frequent sex?

    • ANSWER:
      NO it is not,sex dose not cause infection,but rough handleling dose,like rape.
      Since you are a mother,this is not so,infection can be caused by lots of other things like,if the weather is warm and you wear a tight fitting underwear,there is a posibility that this will cause an infection.
      Stress is also one of the causes of infection.
      If your hubby is having one it could also be passed on to you.
      Sex should be fun ana painless,as you are a mother already if it is any different do go to your gyno for help,as it would be best,no one would like sex if it would be painfull.
      Good luck.

  20. QUESTION:
    Tricomoniasis (vaginal infection) can go on its own?
    My doctor didn´t examine my vaginal discharges but diagnosticated Tricomoniasis, a type of vaginal infection caused by a parasite. The problem is that I have not taken any medication and the symptoms have gone away just using vagisil and he prescribed me Diflucan and Tetraconazole, both medicaments for yeast infections, although, is supposedly a parasite infection what I have. Please tell me if, according to these statements, you think I have tricomoniasis or why is it that I don´t feel any symptoms now.

    • ANSWER:
      Trichomoniasis is a genital infection. It is a common infection that affects both men and women. It is almost always acquired through sexual contact.

      Most of the time, trichomoniasis causes no symptoms. At times, symptoms in women may include the following:
      + abdominal distress
      + dyspareunia, or painful sexual intercourse
      + painful urination
      + vaginal discharge
      Diagnosis of trichomoniasis begins with a history and physical exam. With proper treatment, trichomoniasis has no long-term effects.

      + Diflucan is an antifungal antibiotic.
      + Diflucan is used to treat infections caused by fungus, which can invade any part of the body including the mouth, throat, esophagus, lungs, bladder, genital area, and the blood.

      Metronidazole is highly effective against trichomoniasis.

      Good Luck -

  21. QUESTION:
    Causes of vaginal bacteria Infection?
    Is there any known reason of why one would get vaginal bacteria infection? would oral sex do it or any typed of sex or does it just happen randomly.
    I do not use soap, perfoumed anything else in that area, and do not have an IUD

    • ANSWER:
      Bacterial vaginosis is when bacteria living naturally inside the vagina grow more than usual (for example, Gardnerella vaginalis). It is the most common cause of vaginal discharge in women of childbearing age.
      Possible triggers of BV include:
      perfumed soaps or feminine hygiene sprays
      intra-uterine system (IUS or coil)

  22. QUESTION:
    Do vaginal infections cause you to miss a period?
    My period is a week late. I had some spotting...one day it was brown, then a few days later there was some light blood on the tissue paper, but it only happend when I wipped. The only symptoms I have of a vaginal infection would be some white discharge. It isn't smelly or itchy or painful either. Can infections cause a missed period? Or could it be pregnancy?

    • ANSWER:
      it can cause u to miss it but it dose not sound like u have a infection, pregnancy could b a possibility but id say ur body just skipped it

  23. QUESTION:
    What else, besides a vaginal infection, could cause a strong odor after sex?
    I'm 21, and have never had children. I only have had one sexual partner, my husband (and just to clarify neither of us have any STD's)

    I get a pap every 6 months and I've never had a yeast infection. I don't have skin irritation and the odor isn't fishy. I take showers/baths often and use mild soaps without dyes or fragrance, so it's not that I'm not clean.

    I always smell it really stongly after sex. What could cause this?

    • ANSWER:
      I know what you mean, I think it's just the combinations of the fluids. It sounds weird, I know, but I get the same thing and it's only after sex, so that's gotta be it.

  24. QUESTION:
    Helpppp! Can this cause a vaginal infection or somethin?
    At times when i have sexual intercourse and im not wet enough me and my partner use lotion, or hand lotion, we use it like if its lubricant..can the use of lotion cause like a vaginal infection or is it bad in any way?

    • ANSWER:
      That could be very bad!!! Number 1 cause of infections is anything contaning perfume or scented anything. Soap, tampons, you name it, can cause bacterial infections. I would recommend KY jelly or any Feminine lubricant. Hand lotion really doesn't lube you up that much anyways, so I would try any of those. Happy Humping!!

  25. QUESTION:
    *Can a vaginal yeast infection cause ringworm?
    i have had a vaginal yeast infection for two months, and have yet to get rid of it, and i recently discovered what I think is ringworm, and I was wondering if it was because of the yeast infection or not.

    • ANSWER:
      No a yeast infection does not cause ringworm. Sounds like you need to see a doctor.

      Different types of infections:

      Signs of yeast infections:
      White, cottage cheese-like discharge
      Swelling and pain around the vulva
      Intense itching

      Signs of bacterial vaginosis:
      A white, gray or yellowish vaginal discharge
      A fishy odor that is strongest after sex or after washing with soap
      Itching or burning
      Slight redness and swelling of the vagina or vulva

      Signs of trichomoniasis
      A watery, yellowish or greenish bubbly discharge
      An unpleasant odor
      Pain and itching when urinating
      Most apparent after your period

  26. QUESTION:
    What are the causes of a vaginal yeast infection?

    • ANSWER:
      Vaginal yeast infection, also called "Candida vaginal infections," typically are caused by the Candida albicans fungus. During a lifetime, 75% of all women are likely to have at least 1 vaginal Candida infection, and up to 45% have 2 or more. Women tend to be more likely to get vaginal yeast infections if their bodies are under stress from poor diet, lack of sleep, illness, or when they are pregnant or taking antibiotics. Women with immune-suppressing diseases such as diabetes and HIV infection also are at increased risk.
      Vaginal Yeast infection is not very serious, but is usually uncomfortable.
      So there is no need to worry about it.
      Vaginal yeast infection is caused by two factors:
      One is the pathogenic factor which is called "wet" and "hot" by the TCM produced by the internal organs of the body.
      The other is the external cause which is infected with contacting insanitary items such as bathing and so on.
      Vaginitis Powder is composed of many famous and precious herbs which are selected by a number of famous Chinese medicine doctors. Its ingredients are targeted, so Vaginitis Powder can clear easily all internal and external causes of colpomycosis, thus to cure the disease.
      Clinical practice proves that the treatment effect of Vaginitis Powder is very good.

  27. QUESTION:
    Women only pllease.... Can wearing pads instead of tampons cause Vaginal infections?
    I have gotten a reoccurance of a bacterial vaginal infection now three days after my period ended. I was out of tampons and just was lazy and didn't go to the store and used the maxi pads I had. Are pads more likely to cause an infection or is this likely not related? Also what can I do to prevent vaginal infections????

    • ANSWER:
      technically yes, but your more prone to infection while using a tampon because all the bacteria dwells up there for long periods of time, its better to naturally let it flow out.

  28. QUESTION:
    Can vaginal infection cause a miscarriage? I had a miscarriage and I don't know what caused it.?
    The baby died in the 9th week and I only realized it in in the 11th. In the 8th week its hart rate was 173, and it was 1.8 cm big, everything was perfectly normal. I'm 26, healthy, no drug abuse, no alcohol, no smoking, healthy diet, healthy lifestyle. No case in my family history indicated that I should be prepared for this. I really want to know what caused it, but I'm not sure doctors in my country will be able to tell.

    I did have a vaginal infection and I took Polygynax (Doctor recommended) capsules. Can that have caused it?

    I also didn't have a lot of appetite, still I ate everything but cheese and milk, which I used to like before my pregnancy.

    Any feedback would be very useful. Thank you very much in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      Maybe, maybe not.
      I'm sorry that you had to go through this.
      Remember that about 25% of all pregnancies end in a miscarriage and in most cases, we don't know why. So, in all likelihood, it was not because of something you did and there may have been nothing you could have done to prevent it.

  29. QUESTION:
    How are bacterial vaginal infections caused?
    I'm curious b/c I got a pH of 6 on a vagisil screening test, and I am NOT sexually active. I have a strong unpleasant odor, yellow discharge, itching, and a bit of a rash. I also have soreness around the vaginal area. I am wondering if I got these symptoms from public bathrooms or eating too much refined sugar or something else.

    • ANSWER:
      Such infection can come from unhygienic utilities as well as from a partner.

  30. QUESTION:
    What can be underlying cause of vaginal bacterial infection?
    I've had one for nearly a year. I've been on 13 medications. Nothing has worked! The doctor has confirmed that it's a bacterial infection, but nothing is curing it. Could there be some larger disorder that this is a symptom of? I'm at a loss for why it won't go away.

    • ANSWER:
      You should always wipe front to back to not contaminate your vagina with fecal material.

      If you wear thong underwear you increase your change of a bacterial infection.

      You can try taking probiotics.

      I would also recommend you get a second opinion.

  31. QUESTION:
    Has any1 heard of having yellowish vaginal discharge that causes itching?
    One doctor told me that it was a bacterial infection caused by irritation from my Nuva Ring I have been on for more than 2 years. The other doctor told me it might be a yeast infection and she told me to get tested for herpes. Has anyone heard of this discharge with the herpes virus?
    I got tested at both doctors and it doesn't have the odor that bacterial vaginosis gets.

    • ANSWER:
      I'd say it was thrush but you can get a discharge with the herpes virus. I would get it checked out anyway.

  32. QUESTION:
    Can drinking an excessive amount of orange juice cause a vaginal yeast infection?
    My friend Samantha told me this at lunch one day when I was drinking orange juice and she said if I drink a lot of orange juice I would get an yeast infection. Is this true?

    • ANSWER:
      No! This is definitely is not true!! Orange juice is really good for you, so drink it up!!

  33. QUESTION:
    Can a vaginal infection cause a late period..or is this pregnancy?
    I've had BV in the past, and when I had it I was on the pill. However, I went off the pill a few months ago, and started using condoms again. My period is now 3 days late, and I've been having a thick white discharge. I noticed it a week ago, and it went away, and now it's back. But I'm not sure if it's an infection because theres no odor or itching.

    OR could this be an early sign of pregnancy? My boyfriend and I have been careful, but there was one time this past month we didn't use a condom for like....a minute before he put on a condom. (i know, there's still a risk)

    (...i'd rather have an infection.)

    But overall, I don't have any symptoms of pregnancy besides a late period and this discharge, which im not even sure of.
    I keep telling myself it's just stress from work last week

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  34. QUESTION:
    Can a vaginal yeast infection spread to the anus or cause anal itching?
    I just recently got off of antibiotics for bronchitis, which I know have been known to cause yeast infections. Personally, I have never had one before but I have been experiencing a vaginal itch, along with discharge - classic signs of a yeast infection. My only concern is that I am having itching in my anal area as well. Is it possible that the yeast infection could have spread to my anus or that the irritation has spread to that area?
    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, it can easily be spread if not treated. I'd contact your doctor.

  35. QUESTION:
    Vaginal infections? Causes?
    Following a hysterectomy I find I am very prone to bacterial infections of the vagina. I keep myself clean and change undergarments a couple times a day. I'm wondering, can the fragrance in laundry detergent and dryer sheets, or in soap or body wash, be exacerbating the problem?

    • ANSWER:
      yes!!

      lots dont know but things like scented pads, scented wipes, scented tampons, scented feminine sprays and stuff can cause vaginal infections. and it can VERY possibly be your detergent or something.

  36. QUESTION:
    Does yogurt to treat vaginal infection cause side effects?
    I heard yogurt is being used by women to treat things like thrush, and was advised to dip a tampon in yogurt and stick it up in the vagina, let it stay there but not over 4 hrs, just as with any tampon used.

    Well, I had it in there for just 2 hours and I started to feel this throbbing headache, and my tongue started to feel "numb", there is this wierd taste (kind of septic-like)...it still is now, even with the tampon off for 5 hours. I don't have a headache anymore.

    Btw I'm not sensitive to tampons, have been using them for several years.

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  37. QUESTION:
    what are the causes of cervico vaginal infection,and how to cure it? any internet site available re this topic

    • ANSWER:
      Chlamydia, we use antibiotics like Tetracyclin ( doxycycline )
      Gonorrhoea, we use Ceftriaxone
      Candida, we use antimycotics, like Miconazole, nystatin
      Vaginosis, Gardnerella vaginalis, we use Metronidazole
      Trichomonal vaginalis, Metronidazole

  38. QUESTION:
    Women's health - My inner vaginal lips are long? Causing infection?
    My inner vaginal lips (please tell me what it is called!) are probably longer than usual. I get discharge a lot. I was wondering if that causes the discharge and if there some kind of procedure to help with this?

    • ANSWER:
      They're called your labia minora. It's normal for them to be longer and that's not causing infection. They couldn't cause an infection. Actually, I doubt you have an infection, a lot of discharge is normal and as long as it's not a color other than clear, white, or even a yellowish tint or has a weird smell you're normal. There's no surgery to help with discharge, it's healthy, it cleans out your vagina. There is surgery called labiaplasty to make your labias shorter but I doubt that's necessary, it's usually done for aesthetic rather than health reasons. But it is possible for longer labia minora to cause irritation because they rub against your clothes and if that happens you could talk to your doctor.

  39. QUESTION:
    Is this bad..can this cause a vaginal infection?
    At times when i have sexual intercourse and im not wet enough me and my partner use lotion, or hand lotion, we use it like if its lubricant..can the use of lotion cause like a vaginal infection or is it bad in any way?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes it can, it can change the Ph level and so you can get a yeast infection for example. Use lubricant, that's what it's for.

  40. QUESTION:
    Can a yeast infection cause bumps inside of the vaginal canal?
    I have a yeast infection (for about 6 days now) and as of tonight I have noticed flesh colored bumps with no puss inside the opening of my vagina. I am not sexually active so I do not think it is from a STD, could this be a result of the yeast infection since I am quite swollen and was previously on strong antibiotics from an illness? I am going to the doctor tomorrow but this is really bothering me!!

    • ANSWER:
      A yeast infect. can cause redness,soreness,and itching. You will also have a cottage cheese looking discharge, it is thick and will be on the skin down there. Antibiotics will give you a yeast infection and your doctor should have given you medicine for it when he/she gave you the antibiotics, if not you need to always tell them you need something every time you take them. I always get yeast from the antibiotics myself and if i forget to tell my doctor then i have to buy something over the counter for it, it cost about the same anyway but, the pill the doc can give you for yeast is much better ,I think ! you can take it while on antibiotics so you you want get yeast ! The bumps you see may just be normal on the skin there and they look red and swollen from the yeast infec. I wouldn't worry much about it sense you know you couldn't have an S.T.D. sense you don't have sexual relations! But if you have ever had sex with anyone then you might be concerned. Still your doctor will help you more about this so, don't worry about it sense you will be seeing someone real soon!! Then you will feel better. I bet its nothing anyway, just the yeast. so good luck to ya! hope you feel better!

  41. QUESTION:
    Does a birth-control-caused vaginal fungal infection go away when you get used to the pill?
    Hi, I have started using the Valette birth control (also goes by the name "Jeanine" i think) since about 1 month. After using it for just about 3 weeks, I developed an awful itch in my privates, which my obgyn diagnosed as a harmless fungal infection. May be harmless but it's so so so annoying and uncomfortable :( The doc said these kinds of infections are mostly caused by hormonal change which i guess in my case could be the start of the birth control use.
    I was wondering if I will have to endure these infections monthly, or if they will stop occurring once my body gets used to it....but the hormone regulation does stay changed, so would these infections really stop? please help, I really don't want these to continue!!! If they do, i would immediately switch brands...which ones work to avoid these infections???
    I don't know if this makes I difference, but I'm 18 years old :)

    • ANSWER:
      im glad im a guy and dont get my cootch all fkd up when i wanna bang and not get pregnant

  42. QUESTION:
    Could a vaginal infection have caused me to go into labor at 23 weeks!!?
    I went into labor at 23 weeks and lost my baby boy due to PPROM (Preterm Premature Rupture of Membranes).
    That same day the doctor told me by a blood exam that I had infection.

    Will it happen again?

    thankss

    • ANSWER:

  43. QUESTION:
    Do depression and stress cause vaginal infections?
    November of last year I think I got a vaginal infection after I douched for the first time.... which was a couple days after i had sex with my then bf.(we used condoms)...

    I was really stressed out during that time too... because we were going through somethings.... The infection never went away and I was too embarassed to visit a doctor... so I broke up with him and stopped having sex all together...... but i was still stressed and it was still persistent.... i will say from the end of nov til april i dealt with it... Once I stopped stressing everything started to go back to normal...

    But now I feel like im stressing again... and guess what... Its back =(...

    I hate it..... could this be caused by stress??

    • ANSWER:

  44. QUESTION:
    Can antibotics cause a vaginal infection or irritation?
    I had a really bad cold last week and I was prescribed amoxicillin. I took 2 pink pills twice a day for ten days. I was wondering if maybe these amoxicillan pills could cause a vaginal infection. Nothing has changed in this past time a little over a week except the medication. I have been having irritating soreness and itchiness on my vagina. I also have been on my period and pads are rubbing the irritated skin as well I just am wondering if the antibotics could've caused this. There is no discharge that I can see. I think it might be the beginning stages of a yeast infection. I already have a doctor's appointment I was just wondering if anyone has experienced this before when taking amoxicillan.
    i bought some vagisil and some summer's eve feminine powders will these help?

    • ANSWER:

  45. QUESTION:
    confussed... can sperm cause a vaginal infection?
    my vagina itches extemely, it is red and a little bit swollen. Can you get some type of infection if after you have sex, there is still some remaining sperm in and on your vagina. because i had sex last night and this morning there was still some sperm left. Can that lead to an infection? Are you supposed to clean after you have sex. This has never happened to me before, and i am in alot of pain right now.

    • ANSWER:
      Honey, It sounds like you have a yeast infection. One of the best ways to avoid this is to wash after sex however it does help if you pee after sex. Sounds strange I know, but I am prone to bladder infections and my Dr. told me to at least pee after sex. Help flush fluids away.
      Good luck with that ... And do not have sex till you get it taken care of - as a yeast infection (should it be that ) can spread to men.

  46. QUESTION:
    Can condoms cause vaginal infections?
    Im not allergic to condoms but every time i have sex my bf uses a condom (we use latex lubricated trojans) but there's a white discharge that comes out & i know its some sort of infection. I was diagnosed w/ Bacterial Vaginosis & i've used 2 different treatments but the discharge still comes out so i looked it up & i guess condoms so cause it.

    If anybody has had this happen please tell me what should i do, which condoms don't cause this?? please help!

    THanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      Could be that you are allergic to the latex..... when you were diagnosed did you discuss possible causes of the infection? Try a different brand, ask the pharmacist for non - latex and see what happens

  47. QUESTION:
    Does a yeast infection caused a missed period?
    I have had a yeast infection before. But now Im itching again down there and my period hasn't shown though I already went through pms last week. Two questions:

    1- can a yeast infection be the cause of my missed period?

    2-Can the internal vaginal procedures cause a Yeast infection? I went through a pelvic ultrasound and a HSG within two weeks of eachother about three weeks ago.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, a yeast infection can be related to a late period, but it's not necessarily the cause. (It could be hormone changes that cause the yeast infection AND the late period.) Before treating the yeast infection, take a pregnancy test, just in case! If you are pregnant, it would be best to discuss with a doctor before using anything over the counter -- some types of yeast infection medicine explicitly say not for use while pregnant, but you won't know that until you read the fine print inside after purchase!

  48. QUESTION:
    can yeast infections cause vaginal dryness?
    I know I've posted many questions on this subject as a whole, but I looked at the symptoms of a yeast infection and I'm just not sure if it is one or just vaginal itching. Here are my symptoms:

    Dry vagina

    Itching mostly around my clitorus
    discharge smells SLIGHTLY fishy but not really-mostly normal

    dishcharge is more like dried up balls- but not cottage cheese like- totally dried up

    vagisil only helps for an hour

    mostly its a slight uncomfortable itch but other times its really bad

    Not able to get to a doctor. so, I really need help here

    • ANSWER:
      it looks like you have yeast infection and you must get rid of it as soon as it is possible!!!

      if you really want to get rid of yeast infection forever then you must follow these tips:

      1) Eat yogurt!!!! It contains helpful bacteria (live cultures, including acidophilus and bifidus) that destroy yeast. Use only plain yogurt with active cultures.

      2) Douche with a solution of 1 to 3 tbsp. vinegar in a quart of water. Repeat once a day while having symptoms, but no longer than a week.

      3) Decrease or eliminate sugar and sugary foods. Sugar promotes yeast growth.

      4) Use a garlic clove as a suppository. Garlic contains a natural anti-fungal agent.

      5) Try gentian violet. It's a traditional remedy for yeast and other infections, and can be found in pharmacies. Swab the area with it once or twice a day. Make sure to use a thick pad - it stains everything.

      6) Use an herbal douche. Combine equal amounts of sage, raspberry and comfrey with 1/4 part goldenseal. This can be combined with cider vinegar.

      7) You must use herbal treatment. In that case Yeastrol is really good (probably the best) product that gets rid of yeast infection comparatively fast and makes you feel more confident knowing that it wont reappear again!
      And of course it is better if you use full course (5 months - if I remember correctly). For me it worked very fast + I dont get yeast infections anymore...

      I do not know if any pharmacies carry Yeastrol but I do know that you should purchase it directly from the manufacturer and read more about the product here http://www.yeastrol.com/?aid=221781

      good luck!

      Working in women's health - Gynecologist + personal experience

  49. QUESTION:
    what is caused of vaginal yeast infection?
    women, just want to know if you had an idea why most of has this problem.
    give good answer and you get good points..

    • ANSWER:
      Yeast infection usually is cause by over population of Candida Albicans in the vagina, rectum, and mouth. While it is known to be a women health issue, men also can contract a yeast infection, if they have unprotected sexual activity with a partner who has a yeast infection (NOTE: Yeast infection IS NOT a STD).

      A yeast infection will not cause the women to miss her period. Actually the period should clear up any mild yeast infection, since fungal causing the infection (Candida Albicans) don't like the PH created by menstrual bleeding.

      Factors that may contribute to development of yeast infection are as follow:
      •Antibiotic treatments (it is recommended while taking antibiotic to eat plain yogurt having “active Yeast” as one of its ingredients)
      •Oral contraceptives
      •Hot weather or non-ventilating clothing, which increase moisture and warmth, fostering fungal growth
      •Repeated intercourse over a short period of time
      •Stress
      •Suppressed immune system (including HIV)
      •High carbohydrate intake, especially refined sugars and alcohol
      •Pregnancy
      •Diabetes
      •In cases, it has been observed that certain types of soaps, powders, new detergents, certain type of condoms, latex, and other products which cause irritation.
      While there are many over counter medication to treat Yeast Infection, it is always advised to see a physician to ensure the symptoms are only yeast infection and nothing else. Note that there are other health problems, including a few STDs which have similar symptoms, thus they should be ruled out ASAP.

      Is a yeast infection dangerous?
      While yeast infections can cause severe discomfort and rarely cause serious health problems, recurring yeast infections may be difficult to prevent or cure, due to other underlying problems.

      To learn more about Yeast Infection, what causes the problem, its symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, preventions, and its danger level, please refer to the following provided reference URL.

  50. QUESTION:
    Can a vaginal yeast infection cause vomiting?
    I realized a couple days ago that i have a yeast infection. Ever since then iv been feeling nauseous on and off but today iv thrown up everything iv eaten. I havent eaten anything out of the norm. Everything iv eatin today my boyfriend has too and he is fine. Im also getting REALLY bad headaches. Could this yeast infection be causing all of this or something else? ..
    And yes i am pregnant, im 7 months. I have not had morning sickness since the end of the 4th month.
    Thanks everyone!.......
    Hey "the guy" i asked this question for a reason..if it grosses you out you should have ignored it. 3 out of 4 women get a yeast infectiom sometime throughout their life...its part of life so grow up. Id like to see you go what im going through and still be a d*ck about it....

    • ANSWER:
      everything is possible...
      anyway - if you have yeast infection - you must get rid of it as soon as it is possible!!!

      and if you really want to get rid of yeast infection then you must follow these tips:

      1) Eat yogurt. It contains helpful bacteria (live cultures, including acidophilus and bifidus) that destroy yeast. It also works when applied topically. Insert some into the vagina using a finger or plastic tampon applicator. Use only plain yogurt with active cultures.

      2) Douche with a solution of 1 to 3 tbsp. vinegar in a quart of water. Repeat once a day while having symptoms, but no longer than a week.

      3) Decrease or eliminate sugar and sugary foods. Sugar promotes yeast growth.

      4) Use a garlic clove as a suppository. Garlic contains a natural anti-fungal agent. Peel a fresh clove, wrap it in gauze and insert it into the vagina.

      5) Try gentian violet. It's a traditional remedy for yeast and other infections, and can be found in pharmacies. Swab the area with it once or twice a day. Make sure to use a thick pad - it stains everything.

      6) Use an herbal douche. Combine equal amounts of sage, raspberry and comfrey with 1/4 part goldenseal. This can be combined with cider vinegar.

      7) You must use herbal treatment. In that case Yeastrol is really good (probably the best) product that gets rid of yeast infection comparatively fast and makes you feel more confident knowing that it wont reappear again!
      And of course it is better if you use full course (5 months - if I remember correctly). For me it worked very fast + I dont get yeast infections anymore...

      I do not know if any pharmacies carry Yeastrol but I do know that you should purchase it directly from the manufacturer and read more about the product here http://www.yeastrol.com/?aid=221781

      good luck!

      Working in women's health - Gynecologist + personal experience


Causes Of Vaginal Discharge With Odor

Written By: admin - Nov• 10•11

What Causes Fishy or Foul Smelling Odor or Discharge Right after Sex? Embarrassed with Fishy Smell Discharge from Vagina?

Are you embarrassed with the fishy smell from your vagina and afraid that others will find out?

Do you have colorless fishy foul smelling discharge right after sex?

Are you afraid to have sex because your partner would find out your fishy smelling vagina?

Do you have an IUC placed?

Do you have sore vulva that causes intense pain?

Bacterial Vaginosis is the culprit, causing fishy foul smelling odor from down under!

Bacterial Vaginosis is one of the most common vaginal infections and outnumbers yeast infections by nearly 2:1. BV is caused when there are more pathogenic (bad) bacteria in the vagina than beneficial (good) ones, which happens when the vaginal pH becomes elevated, allowing "bad" bacteria to thrive.

According to Dr. Seibel, women experience many of the most common pH triggers for vaginal infection on a regular basis:

1. Menstruation and Tampons: The pH of blood is 7.4, which is much more alkaline than the normal pH of the vaginal environment, which is anywhere from 3.5 to 4.5. Tampons absorb menstrual fluids for extended periods of time, and are therefore among the most common pH triggers that can lead to infection.

2. Intercourse: sexual intercourse can also change vaginal pH. Sweat and bodily fluids, like semen, with a pH of 7.1 to 8, and can elevate pH.

3. Douching: any vaginal infusion of water or other fluids can affect vaginal pH, as the pH of water is 7. Fragrances and perfumes can also irritate the vagina.

4. Medication: many different kinds of medications, from birth control pills to IUCs to antihistamines, can alter hormone levels, dry out the body, or change the pH of the body's most sensitive tissues.

5. Hormonal changes: Pregnancy, menopause and your normal monthly cycle can cause hormone changes which alter vaginal pH, raising women's susceptibility to infection.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    I would like to know what causes watery vaginal discharge with an odor similar to ammonia?
    It seems to happen several days after intercourse, and lasts a few days. I need to wear panty liners or pads because it just falls out of me. I am post-menopausal and have genital herpes, so Valtrex seems to get rid of it. I've asked my gynecologist, but she doesn't really have an answer.

    • ANSWER:
      Glands inside your vagina and cervix make small amounts of fluid. This fluid flows out of the vagina each day, carrying out old cells that have lined the vagina. This is your body's way of keeping your vagina healthy and clean. The discharge is usually clear or milky and doesn't smell bad.

      The color and thickness of the discharge change with your monthly cycle. The discharge is thicker when you ovulate (when one of your ovaries releases an egg), when a woman is breastfeeding or when a woman is sexually excited.

      Changes that may signal a problem include an increase in the amount of discharge, a change in the color or smell of the discharge, and irritation, itchiness or burning in or around your vagina. This is called vaginitis. A discharge that's stained with blood when you're not having your period could also be a sign of a problem. Some other types of infections such as yeast infection, bacterial vaginosis and trichomoniasis can also cause discharge that is usually accompanied by odor such as beer/yeast/fish.

      I would recommend that if you have any of these signs or any concerns regarding this you consult with your gynaecologist again, or since you have seen her, get a second opinion for a proper diagnosis and for proper treatment should you have anything other than just a normal vaginal discharge.

      Good luck :)

  2. QUESTION:
    What is the cause of vaginal discharge with odor ?
    I'm a healthy girl who always maintains good body hygiene. A few months ago I've had unpleasant odor discharge and itchiness but it was gone after a few weeks. Now I'm having it again and it's beginning to worry me. Can you tell me what is the cause of this condition and what should I do about it ?

    • ANSWER:
      Change of vaginal discharge appears when the vaginal pH balance is disturbed, causing vaginitis. There are many factors that can upset the balance of the acidity level, such as using harsh soap to clean the vaginal area, perfumed feminine sprays, antibiotics medicines, douching or other vaginitis development.
      To prevent vaginitis : choose cotton panties as cotton allows air flows and absorbs moisture easily, avoid wearing tight pants for long period, avoid douching or using feminine spray to your vaginal area and clean your genital area with mild soap (be sure to dry thoroughly with clean towel).
      Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is the most common cause of vaginal infection.
      Beside the vaginal discharge with odor, BV is usually indicated with itching and burning, inflammation and swelling of the vulva. Sometimes BV can go away without treatment. However to avoid complications such as pelvic inflammatory disease, it is advisable to treat BV to relieve symptoms and stop it from recurring. Since antibiotics can kill both ‘bad’ bacteria and “good” bacteria, BV is better be treated with natural treatment and following methods that cut the root causes of bacteria vaginosis.

  3. QUESTION:
    What causes vaginal odor?
    I have been having bad vaginal discharge with odor. I dont use any condoms and I take showers daily. I tried using a douche and eves feminine wash and deoderant but it didnt work either. I just cant seem to get rid of the odor. I dont think i have a yeast infection. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Oh hun, don't douche anymore! You're pushing the infection farther up into your uterus and it can cause infertility from pelvic inflammatory disease.

      Those feminine washes and deodorant cause your pH to mess up, and leave you more susceptible to yeast infections and bacterial vaginosis. Since you have odor, it's most likely BV or an STD, which can only be cured through antibiotics prescribed by a doctor.

      Make an appointment ASAP

  4. QUESTION:
    vaginal discharge with no odor, caused by birth control pills?
    for the past 2 or 3 days, i've been having some cramping/bloating/heaviness in my pelvic area, and last night i had some yellow/brownish vaginal discharge. it had no odor, but i was wondering what caused it? i've also had some itching inside of my vagina. could the birth control pills be causing all of this? i'm on my 2nd month of Yaz. or something else causing this? and im still a virgin so its not pregnancy/stds.

    • ANSWER:
      you might have an infection. go see a dr asap

  5. QUESTION:
    What is the Cause of Vaginal Odor without pain or discharge?
    I have noticed for a while now that I have a vaginal odor without discharge. I am a 45 and a clean person and bathe everyday. I have been married to the same man for 25 years (my only sexual partner in those years) Does this have something to do with the aging process?
    There is no pain and no discharge at all. I don't usually notice the odor during my cycle. After showering there is not an odor. I will see the ph imbalance might be correct. TY everyone. I don't think it is a fishy odor though.

    • ANSWER:
      Our bacterial flora is much influenced by hormone status. Sometimes it gets out of balance, and bacterial vaginosis is the result. It has more symptoms, fishy smell is one, discharge is another but they does not always have to be present.
      I have good experience with the vaginal lactose tablet called ladybalance to keep this problem under control.

  6. QUESTION:
    Vaginal Discharge & Odor?
    Okay so i'm 15 years old, i've never had sex or anything. I've recieved oral sex before & I've been fingered but I've never actually had intercourse. I've had a really bad vaginal odor since I was about eleven & I went to the emergency room about 3 months ago because of a really really bad pain in my stomach & lower back. I told them of my symptoms which were discharge, odor, & the pain. They diagnosed me with bacterial vaginosis on the spot. They gave me antibiotics & it stopped the discharge & the odor. I had to take the pills for a week & the odor had stopped until about a week after I had stopped taking the pills. I went to my normal doctor about a month later & she told me that BV isn't painful & that the doctor at the ER was supposed to give me a couple of tests before he diagnosed me. So she asked me if I ever had sexual intercourse & I said no & she made me lay down & all she did was feel around my vagina & get a cultural exam from a q-tip she had used. She came back & told me she found nothing wrong, and that it's usual for girls to have odor & discharge. So I left with no medication, no nothing. The thing is though that the discharge is really heavy & it's like a liquidy brown. It stinks REALLY bad & the odor is REALLY embarassing. I feel like it has to be something wrong down there for me to have discharge everyday no matter what time of the month & I feel like the odor is just not normal. It is really heavy, not like a fishy smell but with a really strong nasty smelling scent that's kinda difficult to describe. Also, I'm a softball player & I have really big thighs that rub together when I walk which I know might cause somewhat of a small odor. I don't usually itch down there & i take two showers a day. My diet is pretty bad though but I get enough protein, meats, etc. So what I'm asking is if this is really normal or should I see a different doctor? I really want to get rid of the discharge & odor. Does it seem like the symptoms are some type of infection? Thanks for answering & reading.

    • ANSWER:
      There are things that you can do to help yourself. You can eat yogurt with live active cultures in it. This is good bacteria that will help balance your ph.

      A few additional tips:

      -Wipe front to back
      -Wear cotton underwear
      -Don't sleep with underwear at night. Perhaps just loose shorts.
      -Don't use over the counter conventional douches no matter how pretty the packaging. Instead take a bath with 1 1/2 cups of apple cider vinegar if you really feel unclean. Be sure to eat yogurt afterwards.
      -Don't use vaginal lotions, perfumes or creams.
      -Use a gentle but very intense cleanser called Dr. Bronner Peppermint 18-in-1 Pure-Castile Soap. You'll never feel more clean.
      -Change your pad/tampon every 6 hours and use a no rinse perineal spray. You should use this every time you come out of the bathroom but especially during your period.

  7. QUESTION:
    What is the cause of excess vaginal discharge with a bit of an odor?
    It has been happening for about a month and I do not know what is wrong, an answer would be nice thanks! :)

    • ANSWER:
      See a doctor. It could be a number of things.

  8. QUESTION:
    vaginal bumps w/ discharge, odor, and itching?
    i have moderately heavy, thin vaginal discharge w / strong odor, a small whiteish bump on lowest opening of vagina, smaller, slight bumps on clit and vaginal walls that cause major irritation. i've looked it up and the symptoms point to two conditions, one starting with a t and the other hpv. i have had sex with various partners and am scared to go to the doctor. please help.

    • ANSWER:
      sometimes, it can be vaginal pimples, usually due to ingrown hair. so if u can't produce hair there it might be something more serious. if these are new(the odor,discharge,ext) u NEED to see a doctor. I know how u feel, about being nervous. but it's better safe than sorry.

  9. QUESTION:
    What could be the cause of painful sexual intercourse, vaginal odor, and discharge?
    For a while i've had pain whenever I have sex with my boyfriend, almost to the point where I don't even want to have sex. I also have been having vaginal odor and discharge. Im 19 years old, and im just worried that I could have cervical cancer or ovarian cancer. Could someone please help me out? I have a doctor appointment tomorrow, but im really scared...:(
    The discharge is just a white mucusy color...and it smells sort of fishy.
    I just got scared because my doctor said "well if youre having pain thats NO GOOD no good at all! and then he went into cervical cancer talk along with ovarian cancer...it freaked me out.

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds to me like Bacteria Vaginitis which is a vaginal infection that causes symptoms like you are having.

      The doctor will look at your area and take a sample. They will look for clue cells under a microscope and be able to tell you from there.

      Dont worry, it is likely something small.

  10. QUESTION:
    Vaginal Odor & Discharge? Please Help!?
    I'm fifteen and I've had vaginal odor for a very long time. Since I was 11 or 12. I'm a sophomore and it's really bothering me now more than ever because every time I have to get up or something, I'm worried about how I smell or if someone else can smell me. The odor is 24/7. I smell better when I'm on my period though. I have discharge, and it's like a grayish/brown [disgusting, I know!] it is a REALLY strong smell and it's hard to explain, but it's not a fishy smell but more of just a really stinky strong smell. I have huge thighs that rub together though, so that could be a cause of the smell . . But if that's the case then everyone with big thighs would have vaginal odor which isn't true ! but anywho . . I went the doctor once because I was having TERRIBLE stomach pain & they diagnosed me with Bacterial Vaginosis without any tests or anything, they just asked me for my symptoms. They gave me antibiotics to take for a week & the smell & discharge had gone away that whole week and like 3 weeks after I stopped taking the medicine, the smell and discharge came back. I went to my normal doctor, she gave me a vaginal exam and asked me if i was sexually active & i said no even though I've recieved oral sex. . i told her of all of my symptoms . . & she told me that the other doctor wasn't supposed to just diagnosed me with BV & that there was nothing wrong with me and that being stinky like that is normal which I don't think it is. So if you're a doctor, or have had something similar like this what can I do!? i really need help advice please! should i go back to the doctor? idk!

    • ANSWER:

  11. QUESTION:
    Unusual white vaginal discharge with mild odor...why?
    Being stupid and naive and in love, I had unprotected vaginal sexual intercourse on July 4th with a high risk partner. Afterword I was diagnosed with Trichonomiasis. I was treated for the trich with Metronidazole but afterward started to notice a white vaginal discharge. I figured the discharge would go away, since there was no accompanying irritation. So I figured I had nothing to worry about and had sex (with a condom) on August 31st for the first time since (july 4th). Then I developed a single small genital wart on my vaginal opening and was diagnosed with HPV. I have been on a multivitamin ever since, and have been treated for ALL stds. All my tests have come back negative, but I am still getting the discharge.Therefore my nurse does not know what is causing this (white discharge). Also, I had been taking YASMIN birth control pill, but got off track and stopped in late July. I have not had a mestrual cycle since. My nurse said my period should be coming anyday now, since the Yasmin is probably out of my system, and my cycle should be on track by now....my question is, what could b causing this discharge since i have ruled out everything else? Could it be my stopping YASMIN? and if so, shouldnt my cycle be back on track by now?? Does it have anything to do with HPV? (The single wart is still there, but I am taking a vitamin, and waiting for it to clear up rather than getting it burned off) Everything else seems to be fine.....please help me.

    ps: Dont judge me. FYI, I am not promiscuous, have only had sex a few times, and unfortunately fell for the wrong type of guy...a guy who was promiscuous...i guess It is my own fault, but i never thought id be faced with such things...I only had unprotected one time with this partner...We've had protected sex in the past and I never had a problem.....I just thought that going unprotected with him would make him realize that I was serious about him and really loved him...... Please, all I ask is your answers, help and support.

    • ANSWER:
      Thou who has not sinned cast the first stone... meaning I wouldn't pass judgment. If all the STD tests came back negative.... and no the wart wouldn't cause drainage, then it is safe to assume it is a mild yeast infection or a natural discharge. It might be worth it to try an over the counter cream for yeast infection or ask your nurse to get an order for Diflucan which is an oral med to help with the yeast. It is at least worth the shot. Otherwise cycle out on your pills and see if it stops once you get back into your groove.

  12. QUESTION:
    What could be causing a vaginal odor in a 13yr old?
    My daughter said that she is having a problem with vaginal odor even after she gets out of the shower. She said she's been wearing cotton panties & she said there is no itching, burning, inflammation or abnormal discharge. She has informed me that she's been washing her body with shampoo, I'm not sure why she would do that, we all generally use Dove soap. What does this sound like? Just normal teenage hormone stinkiness or a yeast infection?
    No, she has not been on any antibiotics or other medicines.

    • ANSWER:
      Hormones in my opinion.
      Male or female, there's usually a bit of a wiff down below. She may have a problem, or she may even just be worrying over the normal amount of odour.

      Anyway, if there was an infection, she would probably be experiencing rashes, itching, abnormal discharge, or other symptoms, so it's most likely that her teenage hormones are just exaggerating everything. You know, like greasier hair, more sweat, and vaginal odour likewise.

  13. QUESTION:
    Constant Vaginal discharge+Bad Odor+Burning+Wounds?
    This started a month or so ago - thought it was normal, not so much now.

    During the day, I have a constant vaginal discharge that creates some sort of mucus layer all over my vagina, including where I pee from and sometimes the anus.
    Everytime I go to the bathroom, when I clean, the toilet paper ends up having little yellowy clumps, just like the rest of my vagina and the pubic hair, I have to wash it afterwards and that doesn't last long.

    Like it says in the title, the discharge has a bad odor, and also I have a burning sensation all over - including small wounds everyonce in a while that cause some very minor bleeds.

    I've been asking my mother to take me to the Gyn, but she won't do it yet - which is why I have to ask here.

    The wounds have been going on for a longer time than the discharge, they are formed right in between my legs and vagina like slashes or like little burning circles anywhere else.

    I do not have multiple sex partners, I've only been with one person and he has only been with me.
    I keep myself clean - I used to use soap down there but stopped, it hasn't changed anything.

    Any suggestions ?

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like a really bad yeast infection. Read this description of a yeast infection:

      "classic symptoms of yeast infections include vulvar itching, redness, and irritation. If your urinary opening is inflamed, you may have to urinate somewhat more frequently than usual, and urination may be uncomfortable. If your infection is severe, your vulva may swell and fine breaks, called fissures, may appear. Your vaginal discharge will become thicker, whiter, and curd-like (similar to cottage cheese in texture and appearance)."

      It sounds to me like you're getting the thicker vaginal discharge, and the slashes sound like the fine breaks/fissures.

      You should really, really go to a gyno. If that's really not possible (money, insurance, time, etc.), there are over-the-counter treatments for yeast infections available at any drugstore, but your first time with a yeast infection you should really be diagnosed by a doctor.

      And just so you don't get scared, yeast infections aren't STD's, and they aren't specifically caused by having sex (although that can set one off). They're also completely curable.

      P.S. If your mom won't take you, there's always Planned Parenthood or other free clinics.

  14. QUESTION:
    Thick, white vaginal discharge with NO odor after 2 nights of anal sex means...?
    This is SO disgusting 2 me but my friend asked me for help and my opinion.
    Ok so my friend called me this morning freaking out because she noticed thick white vaginal discharge with no odor last night and this morning. She said she had anal sex last night and the night before for the 1st time (her way of preventing pregnancy) and yes the guy nutted in her. Now she's worried about being pregnant and i told here there is NO way you can get pregnant from anal sex and you cant tell if you're pregnant after 1 or 2 days. She said her last period was on December 3 and lasted till December 7. I told her maybe she's ovulating or might have an infection (because he also ate her out. Im pretty sure what I told her is true, there's no way she's pregnant, but what could be the cause of her thick white odorless vaginal discharge???

    • ANSWER:
      Discharge is normal, but if it has changed in some way such as the color, the amount that comes out, and if it has an odor, it could be some type of infection. White vaginal discharge that's cottage cheese like and odorless is usually a sign of a yeast infection. I agree with the others, you can't get pregnant through anal sex.

  15. QUESTION:
    What could cause cramping, lots of clear discharge (with no odor), and loss of vaginal pleasure?
    Like I feel pressure but no pleasure. I have been married for 3 and a half years and just started experiencing these symptoms yesterday. I have never slept with anyone but my husband and we were each others first sex partner so there is no way I could have an STD. There is also no way that I could be pregnant because we are both totally infertile (i don't ovulate and husband has no sperm). Any ideas on what could be going wrong with me?!

    • ANSWER:
      it could be just vaginal infection (not sexually transmitted!) - for example bacterial vaginosis - discover more below

  16. QUESTION:
    What is the cause of my vaginal discharge ?
    Over the past week i have been suffering with a brown vaginal discharge.

    I'm 14 and i haven't started my period yet I've never had sex either
    the discharge has no odour but has a slight smell of blood it hurts when i pee am worried it could be a severe infection can someone tell me what the problem is please thanks x

    • ANSWER:
      It could be that you have thrush,you get this usually if you use perfumed soap to wash yourself down there although it is usually clear, or it could be cystitis which is like a water infection if you get the e.coli bacteria from your anus into your vagina this givesa burning sensation when you go to the toilet and if it is quite severe can cause it to bleed through soreness get some cystitis relief and see if it cures it you can buy it for £1.39 at Morrisons or any chemist

  17. QUESTION:
    I have a white milky vaginal discharge that keeps leaking out of me along with a foul odor?
    I went the gyno to check it out and they did all std tests and everything came out negative. They also said i dont have a yeast infection. They gave me an antibiotics for a bacterial infection (ciprofloxicin), I took it all but still have this leakage.What else could be causing this? Please help!!

    • ANSWER:
      cipro is not usually used to treat BV. it is usually treated w/ flagyl or metronitizole, or cleocin.
      i would call your dr to find out for sure what they are treating you for. since cipro is not used to treat BV you will still have the odor and d/c.
      call them tomorrow and let them know you are still having the symptoms and see if they will call something else in for you.

  18. QUESTION:
    could this be a reason for vaginal odor?
    for what ever reason my mom has never taken me to a gynecologist. and when i got old enough to understand what they do i told her i probably should start going. she would say she asked hers about it and hers told her i wouldn't have to go till i lost my virginity. well i'm 24, i lost my virginity with my boyfriend on christmas, and am getting tired of having vaginal odor every time i discharge. so i been thinking what if its because i never went in to see one? could never seeing one be a cause for odor? the discharge is normal looking and i don't itch or burn at all. so i don't think its an infection.
    i also forgot to add that i had this odor for years.

    • ANSWER:
      It's not because you never went to see one. And why did you wait on your mother to take you, if you wanted to go, you could have gone any time after 18 without her permission. You may have some type of infection, or you may just have an odor that is more pronounced then others. The only infections that burn or itch are yeast infections and they don't come with a bad odor.

  19. QUESTION:
    Is my veganism giving my vaginal discharge a strong odor?
    A little over a year ago, I became vegetarian. Once I was vegetarian, I found that when my various boyfriends performed oral sex on me (and from what I noticed myself), it had little-to-no-taste and zero smell. This is different than it was when I ate meat (when I ate meat, it was sometimes quite salty).

    Four months ago, I became vegan. Though no one has said anything to me, I have noticed that my vaginal discharge has a distinct taste and a strong, heady aroma (this does not happen unless I'm turned on and my natural lubrication is flowing. I bathe extremely regularly and it is not a problem of hygiene). It's not necessarily a bad smell, but I miss my vegetarian days when there was no smell and no taste. I'm dating someone different than I was when I was a vegetarian, so I can't ask if they notice a difference, and I'm too nervous to ask if it bothers him. I really don't understand this though...I've read numerous times that dairy products make it more bitter. Why would eliminating them from my diet make it taste worse (or at least stronger?). Does anyone have any experience with this situation? Are there any things in my vegan diet I could be eating to cause such a thing? It's not a fishy aroma, and it's not an infection (I've gone to the doctor since I've noticed it) I even tried the pineapple thing for a while, but, though I found that it actually did taste slightly more like pineapple, it was not the sweetness of pineapple that was present--rather it was the acidity.

    Also, I know that being vegan has done some things to make me generally smell and taste sweeter--my boyfriend has commented many times when we are making out that my kisses (my saliva, I suppose) "taste good"...and this is hours after I last brushed my teeth and when I haven't had anything to eat yet in the day. I just don't understand why that isn't true of everything.

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry, being vegan should mean you are more 'clean' etc. Could be you have an infection.

      Strong veggies effect scent and taste - asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower. Try increasing your water intake and even adding drops of grapefruit seed extract to the water.

  20. QUESTION:
    Any idea on what can cause brownish vaginal discharge?
    For the past two days I have had a lot of vaginal irritation. When i checked/wiped down there I had some brownish discharge. This irritation started when I finished my period. I am not sure why I am having this kind of irritation. At first i thought it was blood but the discharge is some what clumpy. It is sticking to my vaginal walls and none is appearing on my underwear. When this discharge started no odor was present but now the odor is smelling nasty like a dirty vagina. I had protected sex last week so I am not sure if that has anything to do with the discharge. I'm not sure what is going on I know i should go to the doctor but because of my schedule I cannot go till next week. Some one have any idea on what is going on? Pleas help

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  21. QUESTION:
    Help! Strong vaginal odor?
    I've been experiencing a strange vaginal odor that I, and others around me can smell. I've been to the gynecologist on numerous occasions and have repeatedly tested negative for any infections including bacterial vaginosis. There was only one occasion she mentioned she saw signs of slight inflammation. I took corticosteroid suppositories which didn't help the odor but cleared up the inflammation. I'm not sexually active although I've also been checked for STD's just to be sure that it couldn't by chance be an STD. The vaginal odor isn't accompanied by any other strange symptoms except for possibly a discharge that stains my underwear yellow even after I wash it in hot soap water and bleach on the sanitary cycle. I've been told everything including my vaginal discharge is normal. I'm very well educated on vaginal health and follow all of the rules. I've made dietary changes, eat really healthy, the whole nine.

    My gynecologist was basically ready to refer me to a psychologist because she thought this odor is in my head which it's not. She started talking about how some people have a psychological disorder that causes them to think that they smell when they don't. She was basically insinuating that I was experiencing the same thing which almost caused me to break down in tears. I'm sure if she was in my shoes she wouldn't have said that, and she would have been more understanding :( .

    The odor is a vaginal odor. However when I discharge, my discharge doesn't have much of an odor to it. Another strange characteristic of the odor is it kind of "stays in the air." Sometimes I will leave my room or whatever room I'm in and come back, and I'll notice that the room I was in just minutes ago smells.

    The only time I get a break from the odor is when I take a probiotic like Fem-Dophilus or RepHresh Pro-B. The odor gets worse when I'm menstruating. When I'm menstruating the odor gets more metallic, I don't use tampons because tampons tend to make the odor smell more fishy and intensifies it. The odor varies from time to time. The odors smells are like :a "wet dog", "stinky feet", "musty", like "butt" or "feces", and "sweaty." Keep in mind this is just a vaginal odor, not a body odor.

    The dietary changes I've made helps a lot. Eating anything with caffeine and sugar really makes it worse.

    Now I'm wondering if I have TMAU or is it something else like a really bad bacterial imbalance.

    I'd really appreciate any advice or recommendations from anyone. Like what I should do, what kind of doctor should I see, could I possibly have TMAU ...?
    I'm sure I do have a heightened sense of smell now because I'm so paranoid about the way I smell. But, other than that the situation still is the same regardless of whether I have a heightened sense of smell or not.

    • ANSWER:
      Go see another doctor.

  22. QUESTION:
    What do you think is the cause of my brown vaginal discharge?
    I am on birth control, a low dose pill and I have sex with no condom with my boyfriend because of this. Both of us have only ever been sexually active with each other.
    Now I know that usually brown discharge even with a stringy quality in some cases tends to be old blood, but I also have a yeast infection. I want to know if the brownish discharge is related to the yeast infection (though I can't find anything to support that it is a symptom of the yeast infection). OR if it is plainly old blood or the possibility of something else. There is no odour at all, so I hesitate to think BV. It has persisted for a week before my period and now that my period is done, the discharge continues in small amounts. Thoughts?

    • ANSWER:
      STD- you must go to the dr and get checked it can be any number of things now that you are sexually active

  23. QUESTION:
    Why I always have a vaginal discharge?
    I had undergone several laboratory test papsmear and gram staining to ensure what types of bacteria causing it, all the results showed mixed bacteria. Trans vaginal scan was also performed yet result was negative. My Ob presrcibed me with high doses of medicines like zithromax and metronidazole ... still yellowish or greenish discharge sometimes noticed, NO foul odor, No abdominal pain. I didnt hav sex with my husband for a long time.. Im worried pls help!

    • ANSWER:
      Glands inside a girl/woman’s vagina and cervix make small amounts of fluid. This fluid flows out of the vagina each day, carrying out old cells that have lined the vagina. This is your body's way of keeping your vagina healthy and clean. The discharge is usually clear or milky and doesn't smell bad.

      The color and thickness of the discharge change with your monthly cycle. The discharge is thicker when you ovulate (when one of your ovaries releases an egg), when a woman is breastfeeding or when a woman is sexually excited.

      Changes that may signal a problem include an increase in the amount of discharge, a change in the color or smell of the discharge, and irritation, itchiness or burning in or around your vagina. This is called vaginitis. A discharge that's stained with blood when you're not having your period could also be a sign of a problem. Some other types of infections such as yeast infection, bacterial vaginosis and trichomoniasis can also cause discharge that is usually accompanied by odor such as beer/yeast/fish.

      I would recommend that if you have any of these signs or any concerns regarding this you consult with your doctor for a proper diagnosis and for proper treatment should you have anything other than just a normal vaginal discharge.

      Good luck :)

  24. QUESTION:
    i have a thick, white, creamy vaginal discharge.....depo question,help please.?
    my sister took depo for the first time in the beginning of may but decided not to take another shot at the beginning of this month..so she's been off for about a month. The entire time while on depo she says she was having unprotected sex with her boyfriend and he never "pulled out".. she has taken two pregnancy test both negative..So is it normal to have a thick, white/yellow, creamy vaginal discharge with no odor or any other cause for concern after you've been off depo for almost a month. She says it's been happening for about 2 days now..What could it be?
    its not an std..She alrready tested negative for any of those. what do you think?

    • ANSWER:
      usually creamy white vaginal discharge just means your ovulating, tell your sister to use condoms or have her boyfriend pull out, unless she wants a baby. hah

  25. QUESTION:
    Can it still be BV if my discharge is normal, but a new fishy odor has suddenly appeared?
    I've always had normal vaginal odor, but literally overnight, I started having an abnormal stronger and "fishier" smell coming from inside that won't go away no matter how much I cleanse. There has been no pain, burning, itching, discolored or excess discharge...just this odor that I've never had before and is extremely unpleasant and strong. It has persisted for about 2 weeks now. I figured it might be a bacterial infection, so I've been drinking cranberry juice, eating yogurt with live cultures, drinking more water, and so far nothing has worked. It also might be worth mentioning that I had a couple of drops of blood mixed in with my normal discharge for about 3 days during this time. It was just a very light pink, and would only come out when I wiped. It went away, but it was weird since I wasn't even close to my period. Today I tried RepHresh to help balance my ph and to hopefully eliminate the odor. I just don't see how it can be BV though without the mentioned discharge that they say normally comes with it. I'm also not sure what could have caused the odor, since I've always been extremely hygenic. The smell intensifies when having intercourse too.

    I am sexually active, on the pill, and have been taking calcium supplements daily for the past month and a half.

    And I know, I know. I'll see a Gyno. Just want to see if anyone can offer any helpful advice or insight in the mean time.
    The slightly pink discharge only lasted 3 days and has been gone for several days now. It didn't appear till about a week after the odor. Discharge is back to clear/milky and light.
    Have had the same sex partner before the odor appeared, our fluids were compatible then and produced no abnormal smell. :(

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  26. QUESTION:
    What is causing my vaginal discharge?
    Ever since having an IUD put in about 7 months ago, I've had a LOT of vaginal discharge. I have to wear pads all the time or else it soaks through my pants. It's very thin and watery, usually clear or white, and doesn't have much of an odor so I highly doubt that it's a yeast infection (as many people have suggested when I say I have discharge.) I assume that it has to do with the IUD, since I didn't have this problem before getting it put in. Could this be something serious?

    • ANSWER:
      Glands inside a girl/woman’s vagina and cervix make small amounts of fluid. This fluid flows out of the vagina each day, carrying out old cells that have lined the vagina. This is your body's way of keeping your vagina healthy and clean. The discharge is usually clear or milky and doesn't smell bad.

      The color and thickness of the discharge change with your monthly cycle. The discharge is thicker when you ovulate (when one of your ovaries releases an egg), when a woman is breastfeeding or when a woman is sexually excited.

      Changes that may signal a problem include an increase in the amount of discharge, a change in the color or smell of the discharge, and irritation, itchiness or burning in or around your vagina. This is called vaginitis. A discharge that's stained with blood when you're not having your period could also be a sign of a problem. Some other types of infections such as yeast infection, bacterial vaginosis and trichomoniasis can also cause discharge that is usually accompanied by odor such as beer/yeast/fish.

      I would recommend that if you have any of these signs or any concerns regarding this you consult with your doctor for a proper diagnosis and for proper treatment should you have anything other than just a normal vaginal discharge.

      Good luck :)

  27. QUESTION:
    Vaginal discharge, what could be causing it?
    So I had my period then a few days later I had clear, mucousy discharge with streaks of blood, then 2 days later it went away then for about a week I had yellow mucousy discharge with a foul odor and now I have the clear discharge again without the blood and no odor and some low abdominal cramping. Any idea what that could be a sign of?

    • ANSWER:
      White and clear discharge is 100% normal...

      But when it changes to yellow, brown, or green and has a strange oder then you need to go to the doctor...

      If it itches like hell and the white discharge changes from normal/liquidy to 'chunky' then it is a yeast infection and you can either go to a doctor or get a test kit and/or anti-fungal kit at walgreens, target, or walmart.

      The clear kind happens when you ovulate... it changes due to the ph of the vagina when this happens... It is cloudy between ovulation and period...

      "Normal" dicharge can be mucousy to almost water... That changes based on your hormoan levels too...

      But ANY TIME there is a nasty smell... It means a trip to the doctor...

      No if's ands or buts!

      Good luck!

  28. QUESTION:
    Whats causing the vaginal odor?
    Okay so I had my period about two weeks ago and everything was normal and went normal but ever since I was off of it I slowly started to notice an abnormal odor. I've only had sex with the same person for the last 2 1/2 years so I'm not concerned about STDs or anything like that but it seems to be getting worse. I'm going to be setting up an appointment with my doctor tomorrow but I was kinda of hoping I could get a heads up as to what it might be. I really only noticed the smell at first when i had intercourse but since then I've been able to smell it other times now and after intercourse there was brown discharge but other than that it has been clear. Any thoughts on what it could be or what I should do until I can get into the doctor?

    • ANSWER:
      If you are going to the Doctor tomorrow, then tell the Doctor everything. No one can tell you what it is over the internet. Sorry.

  29. QUESTION:
    Vaginal Discharge - Smells?
    I've been on birth control for 2 years no problemo. I take it every day to STOP periods entirely and I let the periods flush out once a year (7 day period). I have always had, even before taking control pills this foul smelling odor from vaginal discharge. It smells like a musty gassy exhaust. I've been to a gynecologist and she said there is no bacterial inflation or infection of any sort. I have never had sex either. The mucus is so excessive that it soaks 1 normal size pad in under an hour and the smell gets quite annoying. I use anti-bacterial soap around the pubic hair but I never wash with soap inside the vagina. I use plain water and take baths/showers every day.

    I do not have any clue as to what this is, nor do any of the doctors i've been to. I have seen over 5 specialized doctors and gotten 15 kinds of swab examinations non have returned back with any kind of infection or disruption.

    Any ideas as to what's causing this?
    My diet consists of :
    40% Fruits/Veggies (Mostly fruits)
    15-20% Meats
    30% Dairy Products
    10% Wheats / Breads

    • ANSWER:
      This is likely not an infection but I dunno

  30. QUESTION:
    What could be causing vaginal itch?
    I have vaginal itch but no discharge or odor. I'm 25 and just had a c-section 4 weeks ago if that has anything to do with it. I know I don't have any std's.
    The only thing I can think of is it has gotten irritated by the maxi pads cuz I always wear tampons but you can for like a month or 2 after you have a baby.

    Anyone know or can give me any advice.

    • ANSWER:
      It could be a topical yeast infection.

      If it's a topical infection, you can try these two things. I've tired them and they worked for me:

      1. Put a tsp of apple cider vinegar in a 6-8 ounce glass of water and drink it 2-3 times a day.

      2. Mix a tsp of Hydrogen Peroxide in a cup of water and pour over the area.

  31. QUESTION:
    Can feminine wipes cause vaginal irritation?
    I've had yellow discharge and odor for a while. I'm being treated for a vaginal infection. I've been using the wipes to get rid of the odor but I noticed that my skin was painful and irritated. Do you think it has to do with the wipes? I'm not using them now and on the med and the irritation went down. I'm just wondering if they can cause irritation.

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  32. QUESTION:
    I just moved to New mexico and i get constant headaches and sinus pressure on my face how can i get rid of it?
    I've had this for a month already and i get horrible pressure on my face (cheek bones, forehead, sinuses, behind my ears). I take a nasal spray to school and i always drink a pill and tea before i go to bed. All of this usually happens during the night. I just got over an anxiety attack from marijuana can this have anything to do with with my symptoms and also. Can being sick cause vaginal discharge and odor? I've had this for a long time and i'm a teenager so its really embarrassing and uncomfortable. I'm not able to got to the doctor. Is this anything serious? Do i have to go to the doctor?

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  33. QUESTION:
    What causes urine/vaginal smell?
    Lately I've been having a non welcome odor around me. It changes one day its fishy, another its urine etc... My urine is like a dark yellow, will this cause odor? I've also been having a heavy discharge lately, its more like a watery discharge and when it drys its turns yellow with a smell. I got pain one morning in my lower hip area, right area over vaginal I went to doctors about this and took the urine test I'll be calling in tomorrow about it. Was also put on medication that suppose to help but has made it a bit worse. So how do I get rid of the odor? People are noticing at school. :( ALSO! never had intercourse

    • ANSWER:
      just take it easy, change your diet,, eat a lot more of fruit, yes apricots, apples oranges, grapes and you need to stop the pop,, start getting those 8 glasses of water in you, if you do not follow my doctors orders next is your pee will become the burning feelings,, that means it hurts when you tinkle,, answer to that is to drink a glass a day of cranberry juices,,,,, do this, you will be much happier that should clear up your vagina odors and get used to this god created you ladies this way,, go bye those special clean whipes,, that are on tv for itching,, ps us guys smell no better lol and bye the way no one is going around sniffing your undees

  34. QUESTION:
    Yellow Vaginal Discharge that wont go away..even after treatment?
    Ok so I am really getting worried as I am not sure what is wrong with me. For the past 3-5 months I have had a alot of vaginal discharge it is yellow and used to have a smell to it. Also let me add that I have had two children who I birthed vaginally, they are 3 and 6 now...But anyway I went to the dr they tested me and found out that I had bacterial vaginosis, so they put me on pills. I got tonsilitus while on these pills and had to stop taking them cause I had to take another antibiotic. After time had gone by the odor of the discharge went away but I still had the yellow discharge and I may add that it doesnt itch anymore either. So a few weeks ago I called my dr again, explained the problem with the other pill they gave me and they prescribed a vaginal gel for me. I have finished with the entire medication this time and guess what I still have the yellow discharge. I can tell that its yellow cause I have to wear a panty liner all the time and its constant yellow but again no odor. I do take birth control so I dunno if that is something that is causing it. My fiance and I have a very sexually active relationship and we do not wear protection. I have been tested for STD's and HIV, my pap smear came back normal all of the tests came back normal. My fiance shows no signs of std's or anything either and he was also tested. I am really at my witts end with this, I hate to call the dr back again, im scared too. I mean is it likely that they mis diagnosed me, or maybe my bacterial vaginosis is not totally cleared up yet, but then if that is so why dont I have an odor ? I wonder if it could just be a yeast infection, cause I also have a small sore on the inside of my vulva, it looks like a cut or a bug bite and becomes sore sometimes when I pee, but I thought that was just from rough sexual intercourse sorry to be so blunt..But if this was a genital herpes wouldnt the dr have told me about this during testing and wouldnt my fiance have these warts too ? Ugh I am so confused...Can someone please give me some advice on this, I dunno what to think and I am kinda scared.

    • ANSWER:
      Your normal white/clear discharge will turn yellow or dry yellow when exposed to air.

  35. QUESTION:
    Foul vaginal odor sometimes?
    I have had yearly pap smears since I was 18, I'm 22 now. All of em were normal results. I have always had a bad smell from down there at certain times of the month. (I am on birth control pills).
    I have no itching, odd discharge, or anything. I have mentioned a slight yellow discharge and the smell to my doc. and he said its normal and the pap came out normal. He said sometime b/c pills can cause the discharge, so that is normal.

    It seems when I wear a panty liner, I dont notice any smell. When I do not use a panty liner, the smell is there, to me anyway, its bad...when spread my legs like when i'm sitting, it just smells discusting. Again, with a panty liner no smell.

    How do i get rid of the smell. I know I sweat real bad down there, I am a bit overweight. It is very embarassing and I woud like real suggestions from other women who have this problem.
    I do try and shave often. Sometimes there still is a bit of hair there.
    I wash everyday. I have noticed that I dont smell it as much or at all when i wear cotten panties.

    • ANSWER:
      just clean every day, and i know wearing a panty liner sucks but it's much better than smelling, oh and there some powders you can use that help too, you will just have to shop around for the one that is the best for you, (vagasil fem powders and stuff like that)........shhhh i have the same problem

  36. QUESTION:
    Having Vaginal discharge and I am wondering if its normal?
    OK I am having a white thick creamy yet sticky discharge with out any burning itching or odor. I had a hysterectomy 5 yrs ago and all i have is my ovaries. My uterus and cervix is gone. I also suffer from lichen sclerosis and the ointment i use for that causes yeast infections and i was just treated with diflucan a week ago took one pill and 48hrs later took another. Now i have this discharge and i am wondering what it is if it is normal i hadn't had discharge like this except when i was getting my period or when i was pregnant and i know that isn't possible. I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this and knows what it is? also has anyone tried the new vagisil screening kits to tell of you have infection i was just wondering how they worked or if they worked at all? Thank you I am looking forward to your responses i am concerned but my gyno is on vaca for the next week....

    • ANSWER:
      Glands inside your vagina and cervix make small amounts of fluid. This fluid flows out of the vagina each day, carrying out old cells that have lined the vagina. This is your body's way of keeping your vagina healthy and clean. The discharge is usually clear or milky and doesn't smell bad.

      The color and thickness of the discharge change with your monthly cycle. The discharge is thicker when you ovulate (when one of your ovaries releases an egg), when a woman is breastfeeding or when a woman is sexually excited. I know you don't ovulate anymore or obviously don't breastfeed, but thought I'd just mention it anyway.

      Changes that may signal a problem include an increase in the amount of discharge, a change in the color or smell of the discharge, and irritation, itchiness or burning in or around your vagina. This is called vaginitis. A discharge that's stained with blood when you're not having your period could also be a sign of a problem. Some other types of infections such as yeast infection, bacterial vaginosis and trichomoniasis can also cause discharge that is usually accompanied by odor such as beer/yeast/fish.

      I would recommend that if you have any of these signs or any concerns regarding this you consult with your doctor for a proper diagnosis and for proper treatment should you have anything other than just a normal vaginal discharge.

      Good luck :)

  37. QUESTION:
    Orange vaginal discharge with NO odour/pain/itch?
    I've never seen or heard of anything like this and while I'm not getting any horrifying symptoms other than the colour, it still freaks me out.
    I believe that one of the causes of it might be the fact that I recently started taking antibiotics 3 times daily for my recent wisdom tooth extraction. I'm not sure though and there's not a lot of information out there for me. I am not pregnant neither is this to be confused with premenstrual bleeding or anything of the sort.

    I do plan to see my doctor but I'm just wondering if anyone would like to give their two cents on this.

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  38. QUESTION:
    i have really bad and thick white discharge with barely any odor, what could it be?
    Recently i have been getting really bad discharge to the point it feels like i have wet myself. I am only 17 and im not sexually active. I do not want to go to a doctor as i feel i might just be freaking out over nothing, but i just want to check. I have masturbated from time to time, i never stick anything up there so as far as im aware my hymen is still intact. The only other thing i can think of that ive been doing differently recently is going for baths as opposed to a shower, does this make a difference if any chemical soaps are getting in areas they shouldn't be? I often use a vaginal soap every time im in a bath/shower specifically to clean down there as i was told that normal chemical soap can cause an oder below, but im not sure if that is correct and if the vaginal cleanser is what is actually causing the discharge. The discharge has a slight odor but not much, its just very thick and like having my period only it is a white/creamy colour. Any answers are appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      female ejaculation, its nothing to worry about.

      sounds like the stuff you have is, discharge either before or after your period.

  39. QUESTION:
    Lifelong Vaginal Discharge Question? Please Help?
    Ever since I was a little girl I've always suffered from stained underwear and to this day, I've never ended a day with a clean pair. Sometimes it would just be flat stains and sometimes there would be discharge. In either case, the small would be foul. Nowadays, it's mostly discharge and odor. it also seems as if I'm always moist, so when I stand up from chairs, there's always a wet spot (which is QUITE embarrasing). Even when I sneeze, I can feel it discharging.

    After 17 years of dealing with this I'm ready to deal with my problem. I'm moving out for college in August, and the idea of one of my roommates, or anyone else on my hall finding one of my disgusting underwear, I would be BEYOND morified.

    What makes it worse, is that I have NO idea what's wrong with me. Once I thought it was BV, so I took folic acid pills, which helped, but obviously didn't cure anything. I used to take alot of medication as a child because I had asthma and a low immune system, which I know can cause alot of infections. But my immune system is alot stronger now and I don't have alot of asthma flares.

    I've been reluctant to go to a gynocologist because I know how invasive they can be, but I know that I NEED TO GO. But for the meantime, I need pre-visit help.

    If my symptoms ring a bell with anyone, please let me know what I can do. I'm not very knowledgable in things regarding women's health, which is bad, I know, but I don't know what site I could go on to find info about this organ without finding sick pictures that'll make me lose my lunch. And if it helps, I've never been sexually active. So..yeah, any help would be great.

    Thanks in advanced!

    • ANSWER:

  40. QUESTION:
    What could be causing me to have vaginal odor and bleeding?
    okay so heres the deal..
    i have been having very short period for the last few months..only 3 days and very light. but ive always had 7 day long periods and heavy to light at the end. but i figured the period was changing cuz number one i just had a baby almost 6 months ago. and number 2 ive started new birth control. so i thought it was one of those 2 things changing my period length and heaviness. anyway..... i got my period last weekend right on schedule.3 days and it was gone. the day it finished i felt like i was getting a yeast infection..itchiness and some discharge. ugh. that lasted about 2 days. the itchiness and disharge tapered off into nothing and that happened the day b4 yesterday. and then yesterday i started bleeding! like i was getting my period. but it was not brown blood and light like it usually is. it was red blood and it was heavier than when i get my period. and i also got sort of an odor down there too now. i dont know what is going on can anyone help me? i know thats alot of info.. just wanted to add as much as i could so maybe someone can help me with this. im worried i could have an infection or something bad!

    • ANSWER:

  41. QUESTION:
    Vaginal discharge question: What's normal?
    Lately my regular vaginal discharge has had a sort of orange-ish color. Not bright orange, but like rust-colored? There is a bit more of it lately, but the odor hasn't changed. This usually happens in the middle of my cycle, so I know it's nothing to do with my period. What could this be caused by? Is it a big deal? Or are color variations normal?

    • ANSWER:

  42. QUESTION:
    Vaginal discharge? PLEASE Read!?
    Okay.. This is kinda embarrassing but I have to see if anyone knows whats going on with my body here.. First some background info so everyone knows everything before they tell me what they think. I am 23. I have 2 children. I have had the Mirena IUD for a little over 2 years now. The last time I had sex was over 4th of July weekend. It was unprotected with my boyfriend. I found out he was cheating so I broke up with him naturally. About a week in a half later I started noticing that I was discharging some unusual for me discharge. It was thick and stringy and started out as kinda whiteish then started turning a yellowish green color.. No odor or anything else so I tried to wait it out but it didn't go away. Naturally I also assume that my boyfriend had given me some kind of STD so I ended up going to the doc on Aug 11th. Which is over a month after the actually sex and about a month exactly of how long this has already lasted. I told him that I was having some very heavy yellowish discharge that was very abnormal for me and during my examination he said everything looked fine then when all the test came back found out I had NOTHING thank God! But so What is causing this nasty discharge. It is grossing me out. My examination was fine and my test results were fine so what could this be. Because this is not Normal for me. And this is A LOT of discharge. It strings down into the toilet when I use the restroom. And it is like that EVERY TIME I use the restroom. Sometimes I feel it and I have to go clean myself up because it is so gross. It is kinda snot like looking. I don't know what to think. Could this be something more serious like cancer or something. If the doctor said everything was fine then is it something that you normally cant find in a normal pap and pelvic examination. Could it be my Mirena. Please if anyone knows anything Please tell me.
    I trust my doctor. He has been my doctor for 6 years and is very good. And he tested me for EVERYTHING. Literally. I have bills over 00 dollars. The reason I have not gone back yet is because I have lost my medical insurance and just can not go right now. But There are some other things I forgot to bring up on here. I have been cramping a lot and I dont get periodes at all anymore and the past few days I have felt like my vagina is falling out would be the easiest way to put it.. Thanx for the anwsers so far but I hope this info helps more people help me.. Ahhh I hope!

    • ANSWER:
      I have similar discharge every month, but it's not quite as heavy as you are describing. Mine is thick and clear, yellowish, and at times a slight lime green. The green can denote an infection (trichomoniasis) but that usually accompanies an itch and uncomfortableness. The discharge from trich is also frothy and green. It doesn't sound like that. Other times, and in my case, the slight green color is blood oxidation, which means that a small bit of blood has made its way into my discharge and is being flushed out...for some reason this can change to green (think of the statue of liberty..it started as a copper (which is reddish) and oxidized and turned green). It's quite possible that your body is just producing more discharge right now. If there is no bad smell, no itching, no soreness, no fever, sickness etc.. then you may be perfectly fine. Your doctor told you nothing is wrong, so I'm going to go with his opinion and agree that this could be normal for you. If you are still not sure go ahead and call him up to ask more questions or see if he wants you to come back. If he tested you for STD's and nothing showed up then you DON'T have an STD!!! Try to stop worrying for a bit and see if this clears up on it's own.

  43. QUESTION:
    Vaginal discharge! Not like normal!?
    I have 2 kids. When i was pregnant,both times, I had a lot of discharge. I stopped breastfeeding 10 months ago. Recently I started to have milk leak out, not colostum but yellowish milk. I also started have heavy white/yellowish discharge, with an odor. Never had odor before. I started taking vitamins recently which has me peeing neon yellow.Could it be from that.A few weeks ago I douched for the first time. Could I have an infection? What would cause my breast to produce milk again? Or is it my body getting rid of excess?/ Took 3 preg. tests last 3 months. Neg on all of them. Period is regular, no skipped ones. Please help. Oh yeah no med. insurance so can't go to Ob/Gyn. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Glands inside your vagina and cervix make small amounts of fluid. This fluid flows out of the vagina each day, carrying out old cells that have lined the vagina. This is your body's way of keeping your vagina healthy and clean. The discharge is usually clear or milky and doesn't smell bad.

      The color and thickness of the discharge change with your monthly cycle. The discharge is thicker when you ovulate (when one of your ovaries releases an egg), when a woman is breastfeeding or when you're sexually excited.

      Changes that may signal a problem include an increase in the amount of discharge, a change in the color or smell of the discharge, and irritation, itchiness or burning in or around your vagina. This is called vaginitis. A discharge that's stained with blood when you're not having your period could also be a sign of a problem. Some other types of infections such as yeast infection, bacterial vaginosis and trichomoniasis can also cause discharge that is usually accompanied by odor such as beer/yeast/fish.

      I would recommend that if you have any of these signs or any concerns regarding this you consult with your doctor for a proper diagnosis and for proper treatment should you have anything other than just a normal vaginal discharge.

      Good luck :)

  44. QUESTION:
    I have vaginal odor, what can I do to cover up or get rid of the scent?
    I have done many things to try and combat this issue but nothing seems to work. There are no signs of infection, my discharge is clear and odor less. I stopped using scented soaps, they only mask the scent temporarily or mix creating a funky fresh smell, and started mild antibacterial soaps- which were no help. I tried bathing more frequently, but this causes excessive drying to my skin and requires more time from my busy schedule. I started using all natural fragrance oils which seemed to work, but I am worried they might ultimately cause skin irritation. Maybe I am paranoid because I smell it and fear others can too. I am not sexually active and this is one of the main reasons why. The odor isn't fishy or putrid its just a little musty. If anyone has any tips to help with my situation I would really appreciate it! Thanks in advance .

    -Jasi

    • ANSWER:
      hey try lemisol its a feminine wash its really good its going to feel like your vagina is chewing on spearmint lol. heres the website http://www.rysell.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=28&osCsid=5dab1006976b5390b06f0b2e85a7573a and if its a paranoid thing spray body splash on your panties and let it try so when you open your legs the smell is going to come out and you wont feel like everyone can smell the odor. Let the body plash dry really good and spray it from a distance, good luck hope it works and p,s i think your really brave for posting this question up :]

  45. QUESTION:
    What is causing this white, thick, and odorous vaginal (non-itchy) discharge?
    I've had this for much longer than I should have been quiet about... more than four months. I remember it first in December because I tried to douche during a cruise that month, but it didn't work. The smell remains. it varies from day to day. Sometimes, it smells somewhat like sex, for any of you who have walked into a room where whoopee had just been made. Sometimes it smells like fish sticks. Sometimes it isn't so offensive, but I don't know how to describe that smell. I don't recall this discharge then, but as of late (perhaps the last month or so), I've noticed a heavy amount of beigish-white discharge, with the thickness of lotion almost. No itchiness (which is all that has come up in my online research), just the odor and discharge.

    I've been successfully (I thought) treated for yeast infection (from antibiotics) and vaginitis before December, and had no itchiness since then, but now this unfamiliar and bothersome odor has no remedies. Even after showering, it smells. I'm on no medication, I've stopped birth control pills, don't know what else you need to know.

    Additional Notes: I hate pap smears so much; even though I'm sexually active, they still hurt with the small tools, so please have an over-the-counter answer for me.

    • ANSWER:
      Discharge is normal.
      You should NEVER use a douche, they can upset the natural bacteria balance in your vagina and cause infection.
      Try a product like summers eve ( http://www.summerseve.com ) , these are specially designed soaps and wipes for the vagina.

      Use panty liners to absorb excess moisture.

      Although pap smears are uncomfortable, they are probably the most important part of maintaining your reproductive health. If there is something seriously wrong, you wont know what it is because you aren't having your annual smear, gynaecologists check for things like cysts and polyps and also for disease, cancer etc. I suggest you bite the bullet and have a smear done. Yes they suck, but atleast you will know if there is a problem and what can be done to fix it.

  46. QUESTION:
    Help me please! Vaginal Discharge Dilemma!?
    I have been having heavy daily discharge for nearly 5 years (before I even started having my period).

    My only symptom is the heavy and odoured discharge. The odour is an unpleasant, fishy- like scent.

    This is not a yeast infection. I went to my OB/GYN and she did a swab to test for bacterial vaginosis. The result was negative. I was certain that this was the condition I have been experiencing... So I don't know what to do!!

    I was on birth control for three weeks for period regulation. However, I just stopped due to extreme breast enlargment as a result. My gyno thought it may help with the discharge, but it did not make a noticable difference.

    I have not been secually active, so it is not an STI/STD.
    However, I am in a relationship which is headed in the direction of intercourse, so i NEED to take care of this embarassing and uncomfortable situation. I have never utilized douches or anything of the sort, so I have no idea what could have caused such a condition at a young young age for such a prolonged period!!
    THIS IS NOT A NORMAL DISCHARGE.
    PLEASE AID ME WITH ANY INSIGHT YOU MAY HAVE!!!

    • ANSWER:
      OK. First get a different gyno. The first thing a good doctor would have done upon seeing a negative test result would have been to test for something else. And keep testing until the cause was found.
      Just keep looking. You'll find it. Then, you can fix it.

  47. QUESTION:
    Brown Vaginal Discharge?
    Okay I read the answers on here but none were right for me.

    I got me period last August and then again in November but I have not had it since then. It has been about 6 months. And then yesterday my discharge was brown and had a weird odor. Its really embarassing. I am a virgin, I am 14, and I have never even used a tampon. What could this be? I am kind of freaked out. And there is quite a bit of discharge too. What coul have caused this and how do I get rid of it??

    Could it be because I sleep with no underwear and just in boxers???

    Thanks!!

    • ANSWER:
      Spotting or brown discharge can be a sign of your period getting ready to come again. Brown blood is usually old blood. The vagina is self-cleaning.

      Different types of infections:

      Signs of yeast infections:
      White, cottage cheese-like discharge
      Swelling and pain around the vulva
      Intense itching

      Signs of bacterial vaginosis:
      A white, gray or yellowish vaginal discharge
      A fishy odor that is strongest after sex or after washing with soap
      Itching or burning
      Slight redness and swelling of the vagina or vulva

      Signs of trichomoniasis
      A watery, yellowish or greenish bubbly discharge
      An unpleasant odor
      Pain and itching when urinating
      Most apparent after your period

  48. QUESTION:
    Unusual vaginal discharge?
    So for the past 2 weeks while I was sick with a sinus cold, I noticed that my vaginal discharge has increased. So much so that when I wake up in the morning immediately discharge would begin to flow out. Now I had discharge in the mornings before, but this felt like I was on my period, like i couldn't control it. The consistency of it I didn't notice much of a change at first, but until after a week it started it became more milky and liquid like.

    2 weeks later, (right now) I am now better and over my sinus cold, but now I noticed my discharge has become thick again but somewhat chunky. I guess this is what people refer to online as "cottage cheese." Also the color is now yellowish/brown. After some research as to what it can be, I found a variety of answers but nothing that really explains I could possibly have.

    Oh I guess I should also mention that I am on birth control and while I was sick, I missed a week in taking the pills which caused a small period (even though I had my flow a week before I got sick). I am now back on schedule with it since yesterday, and figured this could be a factor since they do affect my hormone balance.

    Summary: no pain, no odor, "cottage cheese" consistency, and color yellowish/brown

    Any idea what it could be?and how I can possibly treat it until I can see a doctor?

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like a classic yeast infection, even if it doesn't hurt. The brownness might be spotting due to missing pills. By the way, you are now unprotected, probably until after you have taken another complete pack to get you back on schedule - so make sure you use a backup method if you have sex.

      Yeast infections can be treated over the counter. I'd recommend one of the one-day treatment packs, because they are convenient, but it will also let you see quickly whether it is a yeast infection or something else. If it doesn't clear up within a few days of the treatment, then you should go see a doctor about it.

  49. QUESTION:
    Pale yellow vaginal discharge?
    My discharge has changed colour in the last year to a pale yellow colour at times- but not all the time, sometimes it is the normal white colour. I have started having sex in the last year too as well as being diagnosed with Crohn's disease. There is no itching, or bad odour at all the only problem is the colour. I don't think it is an STD as there are no painful symtoms (only the colour as I said) and my boyfriend and I were both virgins until we started having sex and before you assume anything I know he isn't cheating! I am nearly 19 years old. Is this normal? Could it be due to the medications I'm on? (those being Pentasa, Yasminelle) I also take vitamins which turn my pee bright yellow, could that be the cause of my discharge being yellow? I have spent a while looking online and pale yellow discharge only seems to be a problem when associated with itching/bad odour. Please help!

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  50. QUESTION:
    PLEASE HELP.... vaginal irritation with spotting. What causes this?
    The irritation seems to get worse thru out the day. In the morning barely noticed and by night time extremely aggravating. The irritation feels like it right around the opening of the vagina. I don't have any weird discharge or odor and I heaven't changed anything such as soap or female products. Please help!!

    • ANSWER:


Causes Of Vaginal Discharge And Odor

Written By: admin - Nov• 10•11

What Causes Fishy or Foul Smelling Odor or Discharge Right after Sex? Embarrassed with Fishy Smell Discharge from Vagina?

Are you embarrassed with the fishy smell from your vagina and afraid that others will find out?

Do you have colorless fishy foul smelling discharge right after sex?

Are you afraid to have sex because your partner would find out your fishy smelling vagina?

Do you have an IUC placed?

Do you have sore vulva that causes intense pain?

Bacterial Vaginosis is the culprit, causing fishy foul smelling odor from down under!

Bacterial Vaginosis is one of the most common vaginal infections and outnumbers yeast infections by nearly 2:1. BV is caused when there are more pathogenic (bad) bacteria in the vagina than beneficial (good) ones, which happens when the vaginal pH becomes elevated, allowing "bad" bacteria to thrive.

According to Dr. Seibel, women experience many of the most common pH triggers for vaginal infection on a regular basis:

1. Menstruation and Tampons: The pH of blood is 7.4, which is much more alkaline than the normal pH of the vaginal environment, which is anywhere from 3.5 to 4.5. Tampons absorb menstrual fluids for extended periods of time, and are therefore among the most common pH triggers that can lead to infection.

2. Intercourse: sexual intercourse can also change vaginal pH. Sweat and bodily fluids, like semen, with a pH of 7.1 to 8, and can elevate pH.

3. Douching: any vaginal infusion of water or other fluids can affect vaginal pH, as the pH of water is 7. Fragrances and perfumes can also irritate the vagina.

4. Medication: many different kinds of medications, from birth control pills to IUCs to antihistamines, can alter hormone levels, dry out the body, or change the pH of the body's most sensitive tissues.

5. Hormonal changes: Pregnancy, menopause and your normal monthly cycle can cause hormone changes which alter vaginal pH, raising women's susceptibility to infection.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    I would like to know what causes watery vaginal discharge with an odor similar to ammonia?
    It seems to happen several days after intercourse, and lasts a few days. I need to wear panty liners or pads because it just falls out of me. I am post-menopausal and have genital herpes, so Valtrex seems to get rid of it. I've asked my gynecologist, but she doesn't really have an answer.

    • ANSWER:
      Glands inside your vagina and cervix make small amounts of fluid. This fluid flows out of the vagina each day, carrying out old cells that have lined the vagina. This is your body's way of keeping your vagina healthy and clean. The discharge is usually clear or milky and doesn't smell bad.

      The color and thickness of the discharge change with your monthly cycle. The discharge is thicker when you ovulate (when one of your ovaries releases an egg), when a woman is breastfeeding or when a woman is sexually excited.

      Changes that may signal a problem include an increase in the amount of discharge, a change in the color or smell of the discharge, and irritation, itchiness or burning in or around your vagina. This is called vaginitis. A discharge that's stained with blood when you're not having your period could also be a sign of a problem. Some other types of infections such as yeast infection, bacterial vaginosis and trichomoniasis can also cause discharge that is usually accompanied by odor such as beer/yeast/fish.

      I would recommend that if you have any of these signs or any concerns regarding this you consult with your gynaecologist again, or since you have seen her, get a second opinion for a proper diagnosis and for proper treatment should you have anything other than just a normal vaginal discharge.

      Good luck :)

  2. QUESTION:
    Can my Mirena IUD be causing weird vaginal odor and discharge?
    I had a IUD inserted about a month ago and have been experiancing wierd vaginal discharge and odor. I havent had sex at all since I got it put in. The discharge is really thin..the consistancy of water,but kinda yellow and very smelly. Not like a fish smelly but just gross smelly. I dont want to have sex until I figure out what this is.

    • ANSWER:
      Read side effects of IUDs in http://www.menstrual-cycle.info/16-IUDs.html
      Be Healthy and Happy!

  3. QUESTION:
    What is the cause of vaginal discharge with odor ?
    I'm a healthy girl who always maintains good body hygiene. A few months ago I've had unpleasant odor discharge and itchiness but it was gone after a few weeks. Now I'm having it again and it's beginning to worry me. Can you tell me what is the cause of this condition and what should I do about it ?

    • ANSWER:
      Change of vaginal discharge appears when the vaginal pH balance is disturbed, causing vaginitis. There are many factors that can upset the balance of the acidity level, such as using harsh soap to clean the vaginal area, perfumed feminine sprays, antibiotics medicines, douching or other vaginitis development.
      To prevent vaginitis : choose cotton panties as cotton allows air flows and absorbs moisture easily, avoid wearing tight pants for long period, avoid douching or using feminine spray to your vaginal area and clean your genital area with mild soap (be sure to dry thoroughly with clean towel).
      Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is the most common cause of vaginal infection.
      Beside the vaginal discharge with odor, BV is usually indicated with itching and burning, inflammation and swelling of the vulva. Sometimes BV can go away without treatment. However to avoid complications such as pelvic inflammatory disease, it is advisable to treat BV to relieve symptoms and stop it from recurring. Since antibiotics can kill both ‘bad’ bacteria and “good” bacteria, BV is better be treated with natural treatment and following methods that cut the root causes of bacteria vaginosis.

  4. QUESTION:
    What causes vaginal odor?
    I have been having bad vaginal discharge with odor. I dont use any condoms and I take showers daily. I tried using a douche and eves feminine wash and deoderant but it didnt work either. I just cant seem to get rid of the odor. I dont think i have a yeast infection. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Oh hun, don't douche anymore! You're pushing the infection farther up into your uterus and it can cause infertility from pelvic inflammatory disease.

      Those feminine washes and deodorant cause your pH to mess up, and leave you more susceptible to yeast infections and bacterial vaginosis. Since you have odor, it's most likely BV or an STD, which can only be cured through antibiotics prescribed by a doctor.

      Make an appointment ASAP

  5. QUESTION:
    vaginal discharge with no odor, caused by birth control pills?
    for the past 2 or 3 days, i've been having some cramping/bloating/heaviness in my pelvic area, and last night i had some yellow/brownish vaginal discharge. it had no odor, but i was wondering what caused it? i've also had some itching inside of my vagina. could the birth control pills be causing all of this? i'm on my 2nd month of Yaz. or something else causing this? and im still a virgin so its not pregnancy/stds.

    • ANSWER:
      you might have an infection. go see a dr asap

  6. QUESTION:
    Causes of excess white vaginal discharge (no itching, no burning, no odor)?
    I usually get a lot of discharge halfway between cycles and right before my period starts. However, my period isn't due to start for about 5 days. What could be the causes of this?

    • ANSWER:

  7. QUESTION:
    What is the Cause of Vaginal Odor without pain or discharge?
    I have noticed for a while now that I have a vaginal odor without discharge. I am a 45 and a clean person and bathe everyday. I have been married to the same man for 25 years (my only sexual partner in those years) Does this have something to do with the aging process?
    There is no pain and no discharge at all. I don't usually notice the odor during my cycle. After showering there is not an odor. I will see the ph imbalance might be correct. TY everyone. I don't think it is a fishy odor though.

    • ANSWER:
      Our bacterial flora is much influenced by hormone status. Sometimes it gets out of balance, and bacterial vaginosis is the result. It has more symptoms, fishy smell is one, discharge is another but they does not always have to be present.
      I have good experience with the vaginal lactose tablet called ladybalance to keep this problem under control.

  8. QUESTION:
    Vaginal Discharge & Odor?
    Okay so i'm 15 years old, i've never had sex or anything. I've recieved oral sex before & I've been fingered but I've never actually had intercourse. I've had a really bad vaginal odor since I was about eleven & I went to the emergency room about 3 months ago because of a really really bad pain in my stomach & lower back. I told them of my symptoms which were discharge, odor, & the pain. They diagnosed me with bacterial vaginosis on the spot. They gave me antibiotics & it stopped the discharge & the odor. I had to take the pills for a week & the odor had stopped until about a week after I had stopped taking the pills. I went to my normal doctor about a month later & she told me that BV isn't painful & that the doctor at the ER was supposed to give me a couple of tests before he diagnosed me. So she asked me if I ever had sexual intercourse & I said no & she made me lay down & all she did was feel around my vagina & get a cultural exam from a q-tip she had used. She came back & told me she found nothing wrong, and that it's usual for girls to have odor & discharge. So I left with no medication, no nothing. The thing is though that the discharge is really heavy & it's like a liquidy brown. It stinks REALLY bad & the odor is REALLY embarassing. I feel like it has to be something wrong down there for me to have discharge everyday no matter what time of the month & I feel like the odor is just not normal. It is really heavy, not like a fishy smell but with a really strong nasty smelling scent that's kinda difficult to describe. Also, I'm a softball player & I have really big thighs that rub together when I walk which I know might cause somewhat of a small odor. I don't usually itch down there & i take two showers a day. My diet is pretty bad though but I get enough protein, meats, etc. So what I'm asking is if this is really normal or should I see a different doctor? I really want to get rid of the discharge & odor. Does it seem like the symptoms are some type of infection? Thanks for answering & reading.

    • ANSWER:
      There are things that you can do to help yourself. You can eat yogurt with live active cultures in it. This is good bacteria that will help balance your ph.

      A few additional tips:

      -Wipe front to back
      -Wear cotton underwear
      -Don't sleep with underwear at night. Perhaps just loose shorts.
      -Don't use over the counter conventional douches no matter how pretty the packaging. Instead take a bath with 1 1/2 cups of apple cider vinegar if you really feel unclean. Be sure to eat yogurt afterwards.
      -Don't use vaginal lotions, perfumes or creams.
      -Use a gentle but very intense cleanser called Dr. Bronner Peppermint 18-in-1 Pure-Castile Soap. You'll never feel more clean.
      -Change your pad/tampon every 6 hours and use a no rinse perineal spray. You should use this every time you come out of the bathroom but especially during your period.

  9. QUESTION:
    What is the cause of excess vaginal discharge with a bit of an odor?
    It has been happening for about a month and I do not know what is wrong, an answer would be nice thanks! :)

    • ANSWER:
      See a doctor. It could be a number of things.

  10. QUESTION:
    vaginal bumps w/ discharge, odor, and itching?
    i have moderately heavy, thin vaginal discharge w / strong odor, a small whiteish bump on lowest opening of vagina, smaller, slight bumps on clit and vaginal walls that cause major irritation. i've looked it up and the symptoms point to two conditions, one starting with a t and the other hpv. i have had sex with various partners and am scared to go to the doctor. please help.

    • ANSWER:
      sometimes, it can be vaginal pimples, usually due to ingrown hair. so if u can't produce hair there it might be something more serious. if these are new(the odor,discharge,ext) u NEED to see a doctor. I know how u feel, about being nervous. but it's better safe than sorry.

  11. QUESTION:
    vaginal discharge and odour since a young age?
    what could be the cause of constant vaginal discharge and odour since a young age?? i mean, i know most females get it before their periods, but mine is constant every single day and i hate it. help!

    • ANSWER:
      the vagina involuntarily cleans itself. the odor shouldnt be strong. but what you can do is take a bath in epsom salt and that will get the smell out because taking a bath can get you clean better down there than a shower would. take care.

  12. QUESTION:
    What could be the cause of painful sexual intercourse, vaginal odor, and discharge?
    For a while i've had pain whenever I have sex with my boyfriend, almost to the point where I don't even want to have sex. I also have been having vaginal odor and discharge. Im 19 years old, and im just worried that I could have cervical cancer or ovarian cancer. Could someone please help me out? I have a doctor appointment tomorrow, but im really scared...:(
    The discharge is just a white mucusy color...and it smells sort of fishy.
    I just got scared because my doctor said "well if youre having pain thats NO GOOD no good at all! and then he went into cervical cancer talk along with ovarian cancer...it freaked me out.

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds to me like Bacteria Vaginitis which is a vaginal infection that causes symptoms like you are having.

      The doctor will look at your area and take a sample. They will look for clue cells under a microscope and be able to tell you from there.

      Dont worry, it is likely something small.

  13. QUESTION:
    Vaginal Odor & Discharge? Please Help!?
    I'm fifteen and I've had vaginal odor for a very long time. Since I was 11 or 12. I'm a sophomore and it's really bothering me now more than ever because every time I have to get up or something, I'm worried about how I smell or if someone else can smell me. The odor is 24/7. I smell better when I'm on my period though. I have discharge, and it's like a grayish/brown [disgusting, I know!] it is a REALLY strong smell and it's hard to explain, but it's not a fishy smell but more of just a really stinky strong smell. I have huge thighs that rub together though, so that could be a cause of the smell . . But if that's the case then everyone with big thighs would have vaginal odor which isn't true ! but anywho . . I went the doctor once because I was having TERRIBLE stomach pain & they diagnosed me with Bacterial Vaginosis without any tests or anything, they just asked me for my symptoms. They gave me antibiotics to take for a week & the smell & discharge had gone away that whole week and like 3 weeks after I stopped taking the medicine, the smell and discharge came back. I went to my normal doctor, she gave me a vaginal exam and asked me if i was sexually active & i said no even though I've recieved oral sex. . i told her of all of my symptoms . . & she told me that the other doctor wasn't supposed to just diagnosed me with BV & that there was nothing wrong with me and that being stinky like that is normal which I don't think it is. So if you're a doctor, or have had something similar like this what can I do!? i really need help advice please! should i go back to the doctor? idk!

    • ANSWER:

  14. QUESTION:
    Unusual white vaginal discharge with mild odor...why?
    Being stupid and naive and in love, I had unprotected vaginal sexual intercourse on July 4th with a high risk partner. Afterword I was diagnosed with Trichonomiasis. I was treated for the trich with Metronidazole but afterward started to notice a white vaginal discharge. I figured the discharge would go away, since there was no accompanying irritation. So I figured I had nothing to worry about and had sex (with a condom) on August 31st for the first time since (july 4th). Then I developed a single small genital wart on my vaginal opening and was diagnosed with HPV. I have been on a multivitamin ever since, and have been treated for ALL stds. All my tests have come back negative, but I am still getting the discharge.Therefore my nurse does not know what is causing this (white discharge). Also, I had been taking YASMIN birth control pill, but got off track and stopped in late July. I have not had a mestrual cycle since. My nurse said my period should be coming anyday now, since the Yasmin is probably out of my system, and my cycle should be on track by now....my question is, what could b causing this discharge since i have ruled out everything else? Could it be my stopping YASMIN? and if so, shouldnt my cycle be back on track by now?? Does it have anything to do with HPV? (The single wart is still there, but I am taking a vitamin, and waiting for it to clear up rather than getting it burned off) Everything else seems to be fine.....please help me.

    ps: Dont judge me. FYI, I am not promiscuous, have only had sex a few times, and unfortunately fell for the wrong type of guy...a guy who was promiscuous...i guess It is my own fault, but i never thought id be faced with such things...I only had unprotected one time with this partner...We've had protected sex in the past and I never had a problem.....I just thought that going unprotected with him would make him realize that I was serious about him and really loved him...... Please, all I ask is your answers, help and support.

    • ANSWER:
      Thou who has not sinned cast the first stone... meaning I wouldn't pass judgment. If all the STD tests came back negative.... and no the wart wouldn't cause drainage, then it is safe to assume it is a mild yeast infection or a natural discharge. It might be worth it to try an over the counter cream for yeast infection or ask your nurse to get an order for Diflucan which is an oral med to help with the yeast. It is at least worth the shot. Otherwise cycle out on your pills and see if it stops once you get back into your groove.

  15. QUESTION:
    Constant Vaginal discharge+Bad Odor+Burning+Wounds?
    This started a month or so ago - thought it was normal, not so much now.

    During the day, I have a constant vaginal discharge that creates some sort of mucus layer all over my vagina, including where I pee from and sometimes the anus.
    Everytime I go to the bathroom, when I clean, the toilet paper ends up having little yellowy clumps, just like the rest of my vagina and the pubic hair, I have to wash it afterwards and that doesn't last long.

    Like it says in the title, the discharge has a bad odor, and also I have a burning sensation all over - including small wounds everyonce in a while that cause some very minor bleeds.

    I've been asking my mother to take me to the Gyn, but she won't do it yet - which is why I have to ask here.

    The wounds have been going on for a longer time than the discharge, they are formed right in between my legs and vagina like slashes or like little burning circles anywhere else.

    I do not have multiple sex partners, I've only been with one person and he has only been with me.
    I keep myself clean - I used to use soap down there but stopped, it hasn't changed anything.

    Any suggestions ?

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like a really bad yeast infection. Read this description of a yeast infection:

      "classic symptoms of yeast infections include vulvar itching, redness, and irritation. If your urinary opening is inflamed, you may have to urinate somewhat more frequently than usual, and urination may be uncomfortable. If your infection is severe, your vulva may swell and fine breaks, called fissures, may appear. Your vaginal discharge will become thicker, whiter, and curd-like (similar to cottage cheese in texture and appearance)."

      It sounds to me like you're getting the thicker vaginal discharge, and the slashes sound like the fine breaks/fissures.

      You should really, really go to a gyno. If that's really not possible (money, insurance, time, etc.), there are over-the-counter treatments for yeast infections available at any drugstore, but your first time with a yeast infection you should really be diagnosed by a doctor.

      And just so you don't get scared, yeast infections aren't STD's, and they aren't specifically caused by having sex (although that can set one off). They're also completely curable.

      P.S. If your mom won't take you, there's always Planned Parenthood or other free clinics.

  16. QUESTION:
    Thick, white vaginal discharge with NO odor after 2 nights of anal sex means...?
    This is SO disgusting 2 me but my friend asked me for help and my opinion.
    Ok so my friend called me this morning freaking out because she noticed thick white vaginal discharge with no odor last night and this morning. She said she had anal sex last night and the night before for the 1st time (her way of preventing pregnancy) and yes the guy nutted in her. Now she's worried about being pregnant and i told here there is NO way you can get pregnant from anal sex and you cant tell if you're pregnant after 1 or 2 days. She said her last period was on December 3 and lasted till December 7. I told her maybe she's ovulating or might have an infection (because he also ate her out. Im pretty sure what I told her is true, there's no way she's pregnant, but what could be the cause of her thick white odorless vaginal discharge???

    • ANSWER:
      Discharge is normal, but if it has changed in some way such as the color, the amount that comes out, and if it has an odor, it could be some type of infection. White vaginal discharge that's cottage cheese like and odorless is usually a sign of a yeast infection. I agree with the others, you can't get pregnant through anal sex.

  17. QUESTION:
    What could cause cramping, lots of clear discharge (with no odor), and loss of vaginal pleasure?
    Like I feel pressure but no pleasure. I have been married for 3 and a half years and just started experiencing these symptoms yesterday. I have never slept with anyone but my husband and we were each others first sex partner so there is no way I could have an STD. There is also no way that I could be pregnant because we are both totally infertile (i don't ovulate and husband has no sperm). Any ideas on what could be going wrong with me?!

    • ANSWER:
      it could be just vaginal infection (not sexually transmitted!) - for example bacterial vaginosis - discover more below

  18. QUESTION:
    What is the cause of my vaginal discharge ?
    Over the past week i have been suffering with a brown vaginal discharge.

    I'm 14 and i haven't started my period yet I've never had sex either
    the discharge has no odour but has a slight smell of blood it hurts when i pee am worried it could be a severe infection can someone tell me what the problem is please thanks x

    • ANSWER:
      It could be that you have thrush,you get this usually if you use perfumed soap to wash yourself down there although it is usually clear, or it could be cystitis which is like a water infection if you get the e.coli bacteria from your anus into your vagina this givesa burning sensation when you go to the toilet and if it is quite severe can cause it to bleed through soreness get some cystitis relief and see if it cures it you can buy it for £1.39 at Morrisons or any chemist

  19. QUESTION:
    I am taking Tri-Sprintec, a substitute for Orthotrycyclen. I have had more discharge and a odor?
    I know I don't have a STD! What could be the cause of this new vaginal odor? Please help. Could I have vaginitis or something?

    • ANSWER:
      Odor is quite often associated with yeast infection. You probably should see your Doctor and be checked just to be sure.

  20. QUESTION:
    I have a white milky vaginal discharge that keeps leaking out of me along with a foul odor?
    I went the gyno to check it out and they did all std tests and everything came out negative. They also said i dont have a yeast infection. They gave me an antibiotics for a bacterial infection (ciprofloxicin), I took it all but still have this leakage.What else could be causing this? Please help!!

    • ANSWER:
      cipro is not usually used to treat BV. it is usually treated w/ flagyl or metronitizole, or cleocin.
      i would call your dr to find out for sure what they are treating you for. since cipro is not used to treat BV you will still have the odor and d/c.
      call them tomorrow and let them know you are still having the symptoms and see if they will call something else in for you.

  21. QUESTION:
    could this be a reason for vaginal odor?
    for what ever reason my mom has never taken me to a gynecologist. and when i got old enough to understand what they do i told her i probably should start going. she would say she asked hers about it and hers told her i wouldn't have to go till i lost my virginity. well i'm 24, i lost my virginity with my boyfriend on christmas, and am getting tired of having vaginal odor every time i discharge. so i been thinking what if its because i never went in to see one? could never seeing one be a cause for odor? the discharge is normal looking and i don't itch or burn at all. so i don't think its an infection.
    i also forgot to add that i had this odor for years.

    • ANSWER:
      It's not because you never went to see one. And why did you wait on your mother to take you, if you wanted to go, you could have gone any time after 18 without her permission. You may have some type of infection, or you may just have an odor that is more pronounced then others. The only infections that burn or itch are yeast infections and they don't come with a bad odor.

  22. QUESTION:
    Is my veganism giving my vaginal discharge a strong odor?
    A little over a year ago, I became vegetarian. Once I was vegetarian, I found that when my various boyfriends performed oral sex on me (and from what I noticed myself), it had little-to-no-taste and zero smell. This is different than it was when I ate meat (when I ate meat, it was sometimes quite salty).

    Four months ago, I became vegan. Though no one has said anything to me, I have noticed that my vaginal discharge has a distinct taste and a strong, heady aroma (this does not happen unless I'm turned on and my natural lubrication is flowing. I bathe extremely regularly and it is not a problem of hygiene). It's not necessarily a bad smell, but I miss my vegetarian days when there was no smell and no taste. I'm dating someone different than I was when I was a vegetarian, so I can't ask if they notice a difference, and I'm too nervous to ask if it bothers him. I really don't understand this though...I've read numerous times that dairy products make it more bitter. Why would eliminating them from my diet make it taste worse (or at least stronger?). Does anyone have any experience with this situation? Are there any things in my vegan diet I could be eating to cause such a thing? It's not a fishy aroma, and it's not an infection (I've gone to the doctor since I've noticed it) I even tried the pineapple thing for a while, but, though I found that it actually did taste slightly more like pineapple, it was not the sweetness of pineapple that was present--rather it was the acidity.

    Also, I know that being vegan has done some things to make me generally smell and taste sweeter--my boyfriend has commented many times when we are making out that my kisses (my saliva, I suppose) "taste good"...and this is hours after I last brushed my teeth and when I haven't had anything to eat yet in the day. I just don't understand why that isn't true of everything.

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry, being vegan should mean you are more 'clean' etc. Could be you have an infection.

      Strong veggies effect scent and taste - asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower. Try increasing your water intake and even adding drops of grapefruit seed extract to the water.

  23. QUESTION:
    i hate vaginal discharge how do you girls handle it!! Please read?
    Hello ladies..
    I'm 17 years old,and yes i know the vaginal discharge is a must we all get it and it's the way the vagina cleans itself.
    But my lately i've been disliking the fact that ..well,here's the thing.First of all I'm a full virgin,as in I've made no sexual contact at all. Alright,so i get vagina discharge nearly on a daily basis,I've heard this is normal and i can wear panty liners but I want to feel free like every other girl seems to.I hate wearing thongs at times..cause discharge on thin thongs is so uncomfortable.
    And another thing i get it a lot at school,it's so uncomfortable i feel so wet..and moist! And,today was the last day of my period and i had a VERY UNPLEASANT discharge the odor smelly and i couldn't wait to get home and shower.I'm afraid to date because of this as well..I'm dying to go to the gyno,can someone advice me on their women hygiene ways to maintain fresh,cause discharge makes me feel dirty :( ..

    Is there a way i can speak to a gyno online,or someone..

    Thanks in advance.
    oh yes,i got my period at the age of 13 so i've had this discharge issue like around the age 15 and at the age of 14 or 15 i believe i got a smear test but the gyno didn't tell me anything wrong..
    maybe,cause my "mind" is sexually active? ..

    • ANSWER:
      Probably nothing wrong, its just an icky fact of life...if you feel it is more unpleasant than it should be, go to a dr - if you don't have $ you can go to your local free health clinic (every city has one, its state funded) and get checked out for free and without parental consent....also, there are really great pantie liners for thongs - i think from Always but not sure - i have used them and they are fabulous.....

      and hey, there is alway douche - it should be something used VERY rarely but it can help when you are thinking the odor isn't so pleasant - the reason you shouldn't use it so much is b/c it washes out all the GOOD bacteria you have in there as well as some bad.....

      welcome to the wild world of being a woman....yeah, its great, loll..

  24. QUESTION:
    what vaginal discharge the has an onion odor?
    I had this during my last pregnancy, anyone have a clue what would cause an onion smelling discharge? Its like onion/garlic like, went to doc today, they said they didn't think I had an infection, but its strong(maybe my nose is sensitive) could they have over looked an infection? They didn't run any tests, just did a pelvic exam. I have had it since I lost my mucus plug a week or so ago... and it seems to be getting worse. Also I was having steady hard contractions all day and night.... the doc said nothing about these.. except that if they get close again to get to the hospital(I have always found these doctors to lack some basic intelligence when it comes to pregnancy, maybe old schooling or something..., but I must see someone and I am limited on who could see me since im in a rural area)

    So... I must ask you folks, hope it gives me a clue, its not urinary its vaginal discharge... white/green, yummy!

    Btw this is my 5th kiddo, im about 35 weeks. Haven't had any complications that I know of.

    • ANSWER:
      i would get another opinion. it sounds to me like its a bacterial infection. i had one when i was 7 weeks along. my dr said to use monistat 7 day. it went away and it is perfectly safe for the baby. if it doesn't go away then i would make a fuss about it. an infection (any type) could cause birth complications and possibly a miscarriage or still birth. hope i helped :) congrats!

  25. QUESTION:
    Any idea on what can cause brownish vaginal discharge?
    For the past two days I have had a lot of vaginal irritation. When i checked/wiped down there I had some brownish discharge. This irritation started when I finished my period. I am not sure why I am having this kind of irritation. At first i thought it was blood but the discharge is some what clumpy. It is sticking to my vaginal walls and none is appearing on my underwear. When this discharge started no odor was present but now the odor is smelling nasty like a dirty vagina. I had protected sex last week so I am not sure if that has anything to do with the discharge. I'm not sure what is going on I know i should go to the doctor but because of my schedule I cannot go till next week. Some one have any idea on what is going on? Pleas help

    • ANSWER:

  26. QUESTION:
    I have a strange vaginal discharge, doctors have found no infection - what could be causing this?
    Recently i have experienced an excess amount of vaginal discharge which is whitish yellow in colour and has an unpleasant odor. I have visited the doctor three times and they have been unable to find any infection. Any suggestions for an alternate cause, or something i can do to help it. I find it to be very embarrassing and its effecting my self-esteem, especially sexually.

    • ANSWER:
      If they haven't found an infection then you are most likely healthy. Just wash more often. Maybe the smell is caused by your diet.

  27. QUESTION:
    Help! Strong vaginal odor?
    I've been experiencing a strange vaginal odor that I, and others around me can smell. I've been to the gynecologist on numerous occasions and have repeatedly tested negative for any infections including bacterial vaginosis. There was only one occasion she mentioned she saw signs of slight inflammation. I took corticosteroid suppositories which didn't help the odor but cleared up the inflammation. I'm not sexually active although I've also been checked for STD's just to be sure that it couldn't by chance be an STD. The vaginal odor isn't accompanied by any other strange symptoms except for possibly a discharge that stains my underwear yellow even after I wash it in hot soap water and bleach on the sanitary cycle. I've been told everything including my vaginal discharge is normal. I'm very well educated on vaginal health and follow all of the rules. I've made dietary changes, eat really healthy, the whole nine.

    My gynecologist was basically ready to refer me to a psychologist because she thought this odor is in my head which it's not. She started talking about how some people have a psychological disorder that causes them to think that they smell when they don't. She was basically insinuating that I was experiencing the same thing which almost caused me to break down in tears. I'm sure if she was in my shoes she wouldn't have said that, and she would have been more understanding :( .

    The odor is a vaginal odor. However when I discharge, my discharge doesn't have much of an odor to it. Another strange characteristic of the odor is it kind of "stays in the air." Sometimes I will leave my room or whatever room I'm in and come back, and I'll notice that the room I was in just minutes ago smells.

    The only time I get a break from the odor is when I take a probiotic like Fem-Dophilus or RepHresh Pro-B. The odor gets worse when I'm menstruating. When I'm menstruating the odor gets more metallic, I don't use tampons because tampons tend to make the odor smell more fishy and intensifies it. The odor varies from time to time. The odors smells are like :a "wet dog", "stinky feet", "musty", like "butt" or "feces", and "sweaty." Keep in mind this is just a vaginal odor, not a body odor.

    The dietary changes I've made helps a lot. Eating anything with caffeine and sugar really makes it worse.

    Now I'm wondering if I have TMAU or is it something else like a really bad bacterial imbalance.

    I'd really appreciate any advice or recommendations from anyone. Like what I should do, what kind of doctor should I see, could I possibly have TMAU ...?
    I'm sure I do have a heightened sense of smell now because I'm so paranoid about the way I smell. But, other than that the situation still is the same regardless of whether I have a heightened sense of smell or not.

    • ANSWER:
      Go see another doctor.

  28. QUESTION:
    Stronger vaginal odor during ovulation?
    I'm expecting ovulation any day now and I noticed yesterday I had a very strong vaginal smell. It isn't a bad smell and all my discharge has been clear. the smell reminds me of the slight odor you get right before intercourse. It's not fishy (like it would be if you were dirty or had some sort of infection) but the only way I can describe the smell is "earthy". Hopefully someone knows what I mean.

    Would this stronger vaginal odor be caused by ovulation?

    • ANSWER:
      Best signs of ovulaions are egg white type stretchy discharge. There is no better indication than that. I have not heard of odour. During pregnancy, because a woman's sense of smell is stronger, she can definitely smell her discharge, and it is not bad smelling as u describe.
      Anyways, as long as your discharge does not have a bad smell to it you have nothing to worry about.

  29. QUESTION:
    What is causing my Vaginal Odor?
    Ok. FACTS: my discharge is thin milky white. Has an odor. Definitely not my natural smell. Vagina DOES NOT itch. Just Odor and thin Milky white discharge. NO burning, NO pelvic pain. No pain PERIOD. Think I have some kind of bacteria infection. Went to the Gyne today. She said I looked fine. Didn't see anything in me as a sign of yeast or bacterial infection. In the mean time have to wait for Pap test results to come back later. So can some one tell me why[if there is no bacteria/yeast infection] what is causing this odor? For the record I do have HPV, but from my last check up before this one I was tested positive for HPV. 2nd Pap then tested negative for HPV[so basically I was normal]. So either my body got rid of the HPV or suppressed it. I'm married and I know for a fact there is no cheating going on[No I didn't get HPV from my husband] HPV was discovered before I met my husband. Seems like my cervix has been fine all this time. NO cellular changes. YES I DO WASH my vagina. So NO is not a hygene thing. So again any ideas as to what could be causing this Odor? Aside from what the Gynecologist told me I feel I need a 2nd opinion. Don't need any surprises.

    • ANSWER:
      Try 'Summer's Eve Douche' as well as the folowing (All by Summer's Eve):
      (These are all optional, I know for a fact that they all will help)
      1. Feminine Cleansing Clothes
      2. Feminine Deodorant Spray
      3. Feminine Wash
      If you try to stick with the same scent, it'll work out better!!

      All can be found at Wal-Mart.

      Hope I helped...

      P.S, Here's the link for extra help
      http://summerseve.com/Welcome.aspx

  30. QUESTION:
    What do you think is the cause of my brown vaginal discharge?
    I am on birth control, a low dose pill and I have sex with no condom with my boyfriend because of this. Both of us have only ever been sexually active with each other.
    Now I know that usually brown discharge even with a stringy quality in some cases tends to be old blood, but I also have a yeast infection. I want to know if the brownish discharge is related to the yeast infection (though I can't find anything to support that it is a symptom of the yeast infection). OR if it is plainly old blood or the possibility of something else. There is no odour at all, so I hesitate to think BV. It has persisted for a week before my period and now that my period is done, the discharge continues in small amounts. Thoughts?

    • ANSWER:
      STD- you must go to the dr and get checked it can be any number of things now that you are sexually active

  31. QUESTION:
    Why I always have a vaginal discharge?
    I had undergone several laboratory test papsmear and gram staining to ensure what types of bacteria causing it, all the results showed mixed bacteria. Trans vaginal scan was also performed yet result was negative. My Ob presrcibed me with high doses of medicines like zithromax and metronidazole ... still yellowish or greenish discharge sometimes noticed, NO foul odor, No abdominal pain. I didnt hav sex with my husband for a long time.. Im worried pls help!

    • ANSWER:
      Glands inside a girl/woman’s vagina and cervix make small amounts of fluid. This fluid flows out of the vagina each day, carrying out old cells that have lined the vagina. This is your body's way of keeping your vagina healthy and clean. The discharge is usually clear or milky and doesn't smell bad.

      The color and thickness of the discharge change with your monthly cycle. The discharge is thicker when you ovulate (when one of your ovaries releases an egg), when a woman is breastfeeding or when a woman is sexually excited.

      Changes that may signal a problem include an increase in the amount of discharge, a change in the color or smell of the discharge, and irritation, itchiness or burning in or around your vagina. This is called vaginitis. A discharge that's stained with blood when you're not having your period could also be a sign of a problem. Some other types of infections such as yeast infection, bacterial vaginosis and trichomoniasis can also cause discharge that is usually accompanied by odor such as beer/yeast/fish.

      I would recommend that if you have any of these signs or any concerns regarding this you consult with your doctor for a proper diagnosis and for proper treatment should you have anything other than just a normal vaginal discharge.

      Good luck :)

  32. QUESTION:
    Is it normal to experience an increase of vaginal discharge?
    I'm 15wks pregnant and all throughout my pregnancy I haven't noticed in an increase of vaginal discharge until now. Its normal color and does not have an odor, but was wondering if anyone else has experienced this as well. I am on a antibiotic (amoxicillan), just wondering if that could be the cause of it.

    • ANSWER:
      It's very normal to have an increase...althugh being on an antibiotic is a totally different story. The antibiotic could cause a yeast or bacterial infection ... so if the discharge is whiteish and thick it's pretty normal for pregnancy, but if there is discomfort, swelling and itching involved it could be a side effect of the antibiotic......best to get your dr to confirm. Don't take any additional medications until you have consulted your doctor.....also Go get a book called " what to expect when you are expecting" by Heidi Murkoff. It's the pregnancy bible and will help with all these questions. Your question as well as many others that you would not expect is in there. It's excellent in describing all of these little things that worry moms and help distinguish when something is "normal" or not.
      Good Luck!

  33. QUESTION:
    i have a thick, white, creamy vaginal discharge.....depo question,help please.?
    my sister took depo for the first time in the beginning of may but decided not to take another shot at the beginning of this month..so she's been off for about a month. The entire time while on depo she says she was having unprotected sex with her boyfriend and he never "pulled out".. she has taken two pregnancy test both negative..So is it normal to have a thick, white/yellow, creamy vaginal discharge with no odor or any other cause for concern after you've been off depo for almost a month. She says it's been happening for about 2 days now..What could it be?
    its not an std..She alrready tested negative for any of those. what do you think?

    • ANSWER:
      usually creamy white vaginal discharge just means your ovulating, tell your sister to use condoms or have her boyfriend pull out, unless she wants a baby. hah

  34. QUESTION:
    i am worried about my vaginal discharge.?
    i am worried about my vaginal discharge. i get it whenever i'm happy or excited. i am still a virgin. the color of the discharge is white, sometimes light green and mucosy. sometimes the discharge has a fishy odor. can you help and suggest to me over the counter drugs to treat this? what is the cause of this vaginal discharge?am i sick?

    • ANSWER:
      The vagina is a self cleaning organ. It cleans itself by producing a mucus that is usually clear and without odor. Having discharge when excited is normal and healthy. When you're excited or sexually stimulated your body responds by increasing lubrication in the vagina to prepare for intercourse. Without this lubrication intercourse can be very painful. When you say the discharge changes color and has a fishy odor, this can be a sign of infection. You should have your mom take you in for an appointment with a gynocologist. They will need to collect a sample, but because you are a virgin most doctors will only use a very small Q-tip.

  35. QUESTION:
    Can it still be BV if my discharge is normal, but a new fishy odor has suddenly appeared?
    I've always had normal vaginal odor, but literally overnight, I started having an abnormal stronger and "fishier" smell coming from inside that won't go away no matter how much I cleanse. There has been no pain, burning, itching, discolored or excess discharge...just this odor that I've never had before and is extremely unpleasant and strong. It has persisted for about 2 weeks now. I figured it might be a bacterial infection, so I've been drinking cranberry juice, eating yogurt with live cultures, drinking more water, and so far nothing has worked. It also might be worth mentioning that I had a couple of drops of blood mixed in with my normal discharge for about 3 days during this time. It was just a very light pink, and would only come out when I wiped. It went away, but it was weird since I wasn't even close to my period. Today I tried RepHresh to help balance my ph and to hopefully eliminate the odor. I just don't see how it can be BV though without the mentioned discharge that they say normally comes with it. I'm also not sure what could have caused the odor, since I've always been extremely hygenic. The smell intensifies when having intercourse too.

    I am sexually active, on the pill, and have been taking calcium supplements daily for the past month and a half.

    And I know, I know. I'll see a Gyno. Just want to see if anyone can offer any helpful advice or insight in the mean time.
    The slightly pink discharge only lasted 3 days and has been gone for several days now. It didn't appear till about a week after the odor. Discharge is back to clear/milky and light.
    Have had the same sex partner before the odor appeared, our fluids were compatible then and produced no abnormal smell. :(

    • ANSWER:

  36. QUESTION:
    No infection, but bad vaginal odor?
    iv had a bad vaginal odor & different discharge that has been there ever since i had a yeast infection a few months ago..it scared me so i got it checked out at the gyno yesterday. she said she didnt see anything like trich,yeast, or bv. could it just be the ph balance is causing this? no itching or burning, and gyno said my cells looked normal. anyone ever expierience this? and more importantly, does anyone know what i can do (wipes, deodorants, anything) to get rid of the smell?

    thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Did the doctor notice the smell?

      It's normal to have your own scent and it will smell stronger to you than to others. Diet, water intake, exercise (sweating), illness and meds will effect the discharge and the scent.

      Different types of infections:

      Signs of yeast infections:
      White, cottage cheese-like discharge
      Swelling and pain around the vulva
      Intense itching

      Signs of bacterial vaginosis:
      A white, gray or yellowish vaginal discharge
      A fishy odor that is strongest after sex or after washing with soap
      Itching or burning
      Slight redness and swelling of the vagina or vulva

      Signs of trichomoniasis
      A watery, yellowish or greenish bubbly discharge
      An unpleasant odor
      Pain and itching when urinating
      Most apparent after your period

  37. QUESTION:
    What is causing my vaginal discharge?
    Ever since having an IUD put in about 7 months ago, I've had a LOT of vaginal discharge. I have to wear pads all the time or else it soaks through my pants. It's very thin and watery, usually clear or white, and doesn't have much of an odor so I highly doubt that it's a yeast infection (as many people have suggested when I say I have discharge.) I assume that it has to do with the IUD, since I didn't have this problem before getting it put in. Could this be something serious?

    • ANSWER:
      Glands inside a girl/woman’s vagina and cervix make small amounts of fluid. This fluid flows out of the vagina each day, carrying out old cells that have lined the vagina. This is your body's way of keeping your vagina healthy and clean. The discharge is usually clear or milky and doesn't smell bad.

      The color and thickness of the discharge change with your monthly cycle. The discharge is thicker when you ovulate (when one of your ovaries releases an egg), when a woman is breastfeeding or when a woman is sexually excited.

      Changes that may signal a problem include an increase in the amount of discharge, a change in the color or smell of the discharge, and irritation, itchiness or burning in or around your vagina. This is called vaginitis. A discharge that's stained with blood when you're not having your period could also be a sign of a problem. Some other types of infections such as yeast infection, bacterial vaginosis and trichomoniasis can also cause discharge that is usually accompanied by odor such as beer/yeast/fish.

      I would recommend that if you have any of these signs or any concerns regarding this you consult with your doctor for a proper diagnosis and for proper treatment should you have anything other than just a normal vaginal discharge.

      Good luck :)

  38. QUESTION:
    What can cause a change of vaginal odor w/ no other symptoms?
    I have noticed a very apparent change of smell in my vaginal odor. No change in discharge (color/consistency/amount). No itching or burning sensations. It is just a change in the odor as well a greater intensity of the smell, I consistently smell it when I am sitting. I don't know how to describe the smell, but it is not pleasant.

    I have had a UTI and yeast infection before, and this does not seem similar to those times. I am a very clean person, and have been even more cautious this past two weeks (when smell occurred) to clean myself more down there

    What is this due to?

    • ANSWER:
      first of all check it with your doctor, but for home remedies take anti-biotics, due to bactical action that makes foul smell, hope it helps you ^_^

  39. QUESTION:
    Vaginal discharge, what could be causing it?
    So I had my period then a few days later I had clear, mucousy discharge with streaks of blood, then 2 days later it went away then for about a week I had yellow mucousy discharge with a foul odor and now I have the clear discharge again without the blood and no odor and some low abdominal cramping. Any idea what that could be a sign of?

    • ANSWER:
      White and clear discharge is 100% normal...

      But when it changes to yellow, brown, or green and has a strange oder then you need to go to the doctor...

      If it itches like hell and the white discharge changes from normal/liquidy to 'chunky' then it is a yeast infection and you can either go to a doctor or get a test kit and/or anti-fungal kit at walgreens, target, or walmart.

      The clear kind happens when you ovulate... it changes due to the ph of the vagina when this happens... It is cloudy between ovulation and period...

      "Normal" dicharge can be mucousy to almost water... That changes based on your hormoan levels too...

      But ANY TIME there is a nasty smell... It means a trip to the doctor...

      No if's ands or buts!

      Good luck!

  40. QUESTION:
    Whats causing the vaginal odor?
    Okay so I had my period about two weeks ago and everything was normal and went normal but ever since I was off of it I slowly started to notice an abnormal odor. I've only had sex with the same person for the last 2 1/2 years so I'm not concerned about STDs or anything like that but it seems to be getting worse. I'm going to be setting up an appointment with my doctor tomorrow but I was kinda of hoping I could get a heads up as to what it might be. I really only noticed the smell at first when i had intercourse but since then I've been able to smell it other times now and after intercourse there was brown discharge but other than that it has been clear. Any thoughts on what it could be or what I should do until I can get into the doctor?

    • ANSWER:
      If you are going to the Doctor tomorrow, then tell the Doctor everything. No one can tell you what it is over the internet. Sorry.

  41. QUESTION:
    Vaginal Discharge - Smells?
    I've been on birth control for 2 years no problemo. I take it every day to STOP periods entirely and I let the periods flush out once a year (7 day period). I have always had, even before taking control pills this foul smelling odor from vaginal discharge. It smells like a musty gassy exhaust. I've been to a gynecologist and she said there is no bacterial inflation or infection of any sort. I have never had sex either. The mucus is so excessive that it soaks 1 normal size pad in under an hour and the smell gets quite annoying. I use anti-bacterial soap around the pubic hair but I never wash with soap inside the vagina. I use plain water and take baths/showers every day.

    I do not have any clue as to what this is, nor do any of the doctors i've been to. I have seen over 5 specialized doctors and gotten 15 kinds of swab examinations non have returned back with any kind of infection or disruption.

    Any ideas as to what's causing this?
    My diet consists of :
    40% Fruits/Veggies (Mostly fruits)
    15-20% Meats
    30% Dairy Products
    10% Wheats / Breads

    • ANSWER:
      This is likely not an infection but I dunno

  42. QUESTION:
    Should I see a doctor about yellow vaginal discharge?
    It dries yellow and has a slightly unpleasant odor. However, I do not have any pains, vaginal irritation, itchiness, or bumps, etc.
    I have never participated in any sort of sexual activity either.
    (If my age is relevant, I am 18.)

    It isn't a recent development, but I've just recently begun to question the normality of this condition.

    Do I have a problem? Did I somehow acquire an STD through some other way than sex? Should I see a doctor? What is causing this?

    • ANSWER:
      Vaginal discharge should be clear or whitish. If yours is coming out yellow or green you might want to see a gyno just to check it out

  43. QUESTION:
    What could be causing vaginal itch?
    I have vaginal itch but no discharge or odor. I'm 25 and just had a c-section 4 weeks ago if that has anything to do with it. I know I don't have any std's.
    The only thing I can think of is it has gotten irritated by the maxi pads cuz I always wear tampons but you can for like a month or 2 after you have a baby.

    Anyone know or can give me any advice.

    • ANSWER:
      It could be a topical yeast infection.

      If it's a topical infection, you can try these two things. I've tired them and they worked for me:

      1. Put a tsp of apple cider vinegar in a 6-8 ounce glass of water and drink it 2-3 times a day.

      2. Mix a tsp of Hydrogen Peroxide in a cup of water and pour over the area.

  44. QUESTION:
    Can feminine wipes cause vaginal irritation?
    I've had yellow discharge and odor for a while. I'm being treated for a vaginal infection. I've been using the wipes to get rid of the odor but I noticed that my skin was painful and irritated. Do you think it has to do with the wipes? I'm not using them now and on the med and the irritation went down. I'm just wondering if they can cause irritation.

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  45. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of vaginal odor?
    I've noticed that my vagina has a very strong, very gross odor. It's been like this for as long as I can remember, and I don't have any considerable amount of discharge, and the little that I do isn't discolored, or having a strange consistency. I've also noticed that when I masturbate, the odor becomes stronger.

    I know the main symptoms of yeast infections are a strong odor, and yellow or green discharge. I don't have any itching or anything, so I'm pretty sure it's not a yeast infection. Also, I've heard that douching can cause odors to be worse, because it disturbs the natural bacteria.

    Is there any way that I can get rid of the foul odor without douching?
    How exactly should one wash there? I usually just use mild soap, warm water and a wash cloth.

    • ANSWER:
      you may have bacterial vaginosis.
      it's quite a common infection 1/10 women will get it some point in their lives.
      its a smelly (fishy, musty) infection that doesn't itch.
      it's caused by a change in the balance of bacteria in the vagina caused by: a change in sexual partner, strong washing powders, shower gels, douching etc
      it's also more likely to develop in women who have an iud (like me)
      it doesn't mean you're dirty, in fact its more likely to develop in women who clean down there more regularly.
      it clears up after a short dose of antibiotics given to you by your doctor, nurse, sexual health nurse.
      in some cases it will clear up by itself.
      washing it with gels etc will actually make it worse, you should just use water.
      it's not a sexully transmitted infection so no one else will have to be treated.

  46. QUESTION:
    I got a vaginal discharge: problems?
    Ok I got this vaginal discharge(that thick, odor-free mucus). I got slightly worried about it so I decided to search for it in google. They say that it is for women which are either stressed, bearing a child, having infection or it is caused by sexual excitement. Well, see- I'm only thirteen. I'm still a virgin and I stayed home the whole day doing nothing. I'm obviously not bearing a child, I'm not stressed or having an infection(that I am aware of) either. I got it a few minutes after I urinated. I told my mom after I found out about it. She told me that I was 'heaty'. I have been eating alot of ice(yes, I know weird) lately. She said that's probably why I'm getting it. Can some one tell me what's going on?
    -thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Vaginal discharge is normal--it's how the body cleans out the vagina. I get vaginal discharge all the time. As I told someone else--the presence of discharge is never what you should be worrried about. Instead, it is the color and the smell that will tip you off to an infection, and sometimes the kind of discharge. What you describe is normal.

      Also, eating ice is not normal--it's a sign of being anemic which has nothing to do with discharge. You might want to check that out.

  47. QUESTION:
    I just moved to New mexico and i get constant headaches and sinus pressure on my face how can i get rid of it?
    I've had this for a month already and i get horrible pressure on my face (cheek bones, forehead, sinuses, behind my ears). I take a nasal spray to school and i always drink a pill and tea before i go to bed. All of this usually happens during the night. I just got over an anxiety attack from marijuana can this have anything to do with with my symptoms and also. Can being sick cause vaginal discharge and odor? I've had this for a long time and i'm a teenager so its really embarrassing and uncomfortable. I'm not able to got to the doctor. Is this anything serious? Do i have to go to the doctor?

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  48. QUESTION:
    What causes urine/vaginal smell?
    Lately I've been having a non welcome odor around me. It changes one day its fishy, another its urine etc... My urine is like a dark yellow, will this cause odor? I've also been having a heavy discharge lately, its more like a watery discharge and when it drys its turns yellow with a smell. I got pain one morning in my lower hip area, right area over vaginal I went to doctors about this and took the urine test I'll be calling in tomorrow about it. Was also put on medication that suppose to help but has made it a bit worse. So how do I get rid of the odor? People are noticing at school. :( ALSO! never had intercourse

    • ANSWER:
      just take it easy, change your diet,, eat a lot more of fruit, yes apricots, apples oranges, grapes and you need to stop the pop,, start getting those 8 glasses of water in you, if you do not follow my doctors orders next is your pee will become the burning feelings,, that means it hurts when you tinkle,, answer to that is to drink a glass a day of cranberry juices,,,,, do this, you will be much happier that should clear up your vagina odors and get used to this god created you ladies this way,, go bye those special clean whipes,, that are on tv for itching,, ps us guys smell no better lol and bye the way no one is going around sniffing your undees

  49. QUESTION:
    Vaginal odor! won't wash away??male ejaculation cause this??help please?
    i was seeing this guy and we never used a condom.
    He would alway finish inside me.Could that have caused the odor.
    Because I take showers and wash there daily but there is still an odor.
    It seems to change smells.I had STD test all of them and
    they came back negative.Also not having any unusual discharge.
    I've been treated for UTI and Yeast infection everything.

    what could it be causing this. I am no longer sexually active..

    • ANSWER:
      Our sperm smells a little like "bleach" but other than that, there's nothing intrinsically offensive in the odor. Certainly sperm is not able to survive for weeks and weeks, most die on trip thru the canal which is why we have millions compared to your 1 or 2 eggs. I'm thinking it's something else going on. Perhaps your diet has changed or you started a new medication? I'm drawing a blank here!

  50. QUESTION:
    what could cause heavy, but normal looking vaginal discharge?
    For the last three days, i've been having heavy discharge. I'm not near my period, it ended a week and a day ago, and its not a yeast infection because the discharge is completely clear, i have no itching, and no odor. My doctor said i had sensitive skin, and that was causing the heavy discharge, so i use special body wash for sensitive skin. Until a few days ago, i had completely normal discharge, and then all of a sudden, this. Any ideas?
    if it is a hair (or other object) it should come out on its own right? and everything go back to normal?
    and this has never happened before, so would it still be "normal" hormon fluctuations? if so, will things go back to how it was? i cant stand this

    • ANSWER:
      You might have a foreign object in there (possibly a hair). Otherwise, it's likely just normal hormone fluctuations.

      http://www.beautifulcervix.com/cervix-photo-galleries/photos-of-cervix/


Causes Of Strong Vaginal Odor

Written By: admin - Nov• 08•11

Bacterial vaginosis bv as it is popularly known is a common vaginal infection, and one of the primary causes of strong vaginal odor. It is not a sexually transmitted infection and can be caused by anything that changes the normal environment in the vagina, such as douching and medications. If left untreated, the infection can at times spread to other organs leading to pelvic inflammatory disease and even infertility.

In this article I am going to share 4 potent herbal remedies used popularly in b v cure

1. Tea tree oil is the most commonly used herbal remedy for b v cure. It has antibacterial and anti fungal properties. It can be used by applying on tampons or made into suppositories.

2. Black walnuts contain a substance called juglone, which has strongantibacterial properties. It is usually applied to the vagina and outer labia in tincture form for b v cure.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Can garlic cause strong vaginal odor?
    My friend put WAY to much garlic in her food. After I ate it I had a BAD vaginal odor the next day. I thought it was an infection, but then the smell went away. It really freaked me out. Has anyone ever heard of this happening before?

    • ANSWER:
      Garlic has oils that are absorbed into the blood. That is why people who overload on garlic not only get garlic breath but (especially in the summer) seem to sweat garlic. That also explains why even if you brush your teeth for 10 minutes the garlic breath returns, its coming from the lungs, not the stomach.

      In your case it was probably just a combination of too much garlic and a warm summer's night.

  2. QUESTION:
    Can fish oil pills cause a strong vaginal odor?
    My eye doctor told me recently to start taking fish oil pills (Nature Made brand, if that makes a difference) as part of my treatment for having dry eyes. Over the past few days, my "area" has smelled very strongly of a smell that is not my natural scent, even after bathing. Could the fish oil pills be causing this? If not, what could be causing this?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, fish or anything strong such as garlic can cause your excretions to smell, even your sweat.

  3. QUESTION:
    What else, besides a vaginal infection, could cause a strong odor after sex?
    I'm 21, and have never had children. I only have had one sexual partner, my husband (and just to clarify neither of us have any STD's)

    I get a pap every 6 months and I've never had a yeast infection. I don't have skin irritation and the odor isn't fishy. I take showers/baths often and use mild soaps without dyes or fragrance, so it's not that I'm not clean.

    I always smell it really stongly after sex. What could cause this?

    • ANSWER:
      I know what you mean, I think it's just the combinations of the fluids. It sounds weird, I know, but I get the same thing and it's only after sex, so that's gotta be it.

  4. QUESTION:
    strong vaginal & underarm odour - how to get rid of it? what are the causes?
    over the last month I have had a strong vaginal and underarm odor i can smell that is disgusting + embarrassing.

    does anyone know the causes behind it and how i might get rid of it? i have had a test at the doctor to see if i had a bacteria infection and the results said i didnt.

    • ANSWER:
      Boy did you get answers for this, Never use Douche especially perfumed junk in your vagina it kills friendly bacteria that have a job to do for you. it is as simple as Drink pure pineaplle juice and never put prefumery below the nipple line, back off the strong soaps an use only body washes with natural fregrance. Honest I am not kidding. it works. I had all that Yeast infections and stink . But with PAJ and cranberry I never have it anymore . I am 11 years cheer GEEK in college now learning to teach and Sports medicine. I will teach my Students to care for their bodies personal problems. cause the prefume Companies won't stop poisoning us. extra care rincing out Jeans the seam cluster in the Fly is BAD reverse them to wash them and get all soap/Detergrnt out before you clamp your vulva on them nextime.,open your legs at night and get some AIR dwnthr open you LLips before you fall asleep .Water is your friend use it wisely go to a web site for chemicals and read the contents of perfume is aint a pretty site. .

  5. QUESTION:
    Stronger vaginal odor during ovulation?
    I'm expecting ovulation any day now and I noticed yesterday I had a very strong vaginal smell. It isn't a bad smell and all my discharge has been clear. the smell reminds me of the slight odor you get right before intercourse. It's not fishy (like it would be if you were dirty or had some sort of infection) but the only way I can describe the smell is "earthy". Hopefully someone knows what I mean.

    Would this stronger vaginal odor be caused by ovulation?

    • ANSWER:
      Best signs of ovulaions are egg white type stretchy discharge. There is no better indication than that. I have not heard of odour. During pregnancy, because a woman's sense of smell is stronger, she can definitely smell her discharge, and it is not bad smelling as u describe.
      Anyways, as long as your discharge does not have a bad smell to it you have nothing to worry about.

  6. QUESTION:
    STRONG Vaginal Odor? Women Only?
    Ok. So I'm 16. I'm a virgin. And I wash my down there area everyday. Twice A day (Morning And Night) But I noticed on some days I have A really strong vaginal odor. It's something that EVERYBODY can smell As soon as I open my legs, which Is really embarrasing. I do not Itch. I Do not have discharge. When I look at my panties to see what could be causing the problem, all i could see was that the top of my panties were wet. Only like a small rectangular portion of my panties were wet, but it was causing such a strong smell. I don't see why, my jeans weren't tight, they were actually baggy, but i think it might be my panties. i think they don't allow my vagina to breathe, because i did an experiment last week and i went 3 days without wearing panties to school and there was no smell at all. But then again the smell doesn't occur everyday, but it occurs OFTEN. Is it because i'm sweating down there? what could be the cause? and most importantly, how can i make this smell go away???? Please and thank you.

    p.s. I wear fruit of the loom panties, if it matters. and yes they're the right size.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi - let's dispel popular myths about vaginas and vulvas, for a start! They do not smell of baby powder and Chanel No. 5 and nor should they. ALL vaginas/vulvas have a unique, sometimes strong smell. You can rest assured that no-one else can smell you; after all, how many times a day do you take your panties off and open your legs wide in front of other people! Never, I hope!

      ALL women have a vaginal discharge, which varies according to which stage of their monthly cycle they are in at any given moment. Normal vaginal discharge is white, thick or thin, clear and slippery, clear and watery, cream, dries yellow occasionally, and does not smell of fish, rotting meat or sulphurous eggs. This discharge cleans the interior walls of the vagina and the uterus and cervix also produce their own various discharges in smaller amounts.

      When you experimented by not wearing panties to school, something simple happened here. Vaginal secretions are largely water-based, so when you DID leak some discharge it got onto your other clothing OR it dried on your skin and dissipated normally into the air. When you wear panties however, the discharge remains on the cloth and can often remain moist, simply because the vulva itself should be moist (the vulva is coated with mucous membranes, so we would expect it to be moist/wet).

      Vaginal discharge can often mimic the smells of any strong-flavoured foods or drinks that you have been eating or drinking. Just dry eating some asparagus and see what I mean; ugh!

      You could invest in some panty-liners, but don't buy perfumed ones as they can irritate the mucous membranes leading to itching and then infection.

      Here's a good link about care of the vulva:

      http://my.clevelandclinic.org/healthy_living/womens_health/hic_vulvar_care.aspx

      I don't think you have anything to worry about at all; your vagina and vulva sound completely within normal range.

      Good luck.

  7. QUESTION:
    What are some other causes of urine/vaginal odor?
    I have noticed that I have a strong odor that I am not sure if it is vaginal or just urine. I know it is the urine, but possibly both if thats possible. I went to the doctor who did some std checks and a urinalysis which showed a possible bacterial infection that I took antibiotics for, however the smell has not went away. Any thoughts on what this could be or has anyone experienced the same issue? I am not sure what to do next considering I have already seen the doctor (gyno). Could it be something I am eating, or something that would not show up on a urinalysis? Thanks for any assistance, this is really frustrating.

    • ANSWER:
      Are you drinking plenty of good processed water ?
      Antibiotics don't work on fungus infection (Poss ably) Doctors give antibiotics for every thing and often cause more problems than they heal.
      Try drinking some organic cranberry juice, acouple of glasses a day with lots of purified water.
      See what happens in about a week. Good luck

  8. QUESTION:
    what causes..........?
    What causes strong vaginal odor and how do you get rid of it? i don"t have any sort of STD s Ive been tested.
    also i am a very clean person and so is my significant other, its not just a normal thing because its never been like this before
    and there are no other symptoms, no pain, no discharge, nothing. i havent changed my diet or anything.

    • ANSWER:
      could be several things
      Yeast infection
      or you could be too clean. if you douche or anything like that, then you might be killing off all the good bacteria that you should have. GO TO A DOCTOR! That is the best thing you can do.

  9. QUESTION:
    How do I rid myself of extreme vaginal odor?
    As the years pass my vaginal odor has become increasingly strong, causing embarrassment and trouble for my husband and myself. What is the most effective way to stop this problem?

    • ANSWER:
      Your Ph balance is out of whack. Eat yogurt
      with live cultures and take Acidophiles pills. Your body needs healthy bacteria to keep your ph in check.

      I keep Huggies wet wipes by the toilet in all of the bathrooms and this is helpful to use once or twice a day.

      Avoid like the plague taking any anti-biotics. They cause yeast and odor problems since they kill the natural bacteria.

      A mild vinegar douche would probably be good occasionally (as needed)

      We must be near the same age. Good luck with your problem.

  10. QUESTION:
    Help! Strong vaginal odor?
    I've been experiencing a strange vaginal odor that I, and others around me can smell. I've been to the gynecologist on numerous occasions and have repeatedly tested negative for any infections including bacterial vaginosis. There was only one occasion she mentioned she saw signs of slight inflammation. I took corticosteroid suppositories which didn't help the odor but cleared up the inflammation. I'm not sexually active although I've also been checked for STD's just to be sure that it couldn't by chance be an STD. The vaginal odor isn't accompanied by any other strange symptoms except for possibly a discharge that stains my underwear yellow even after I wash it in hot soap water and bleach on the sanitary cycle. I've been told everything including my vaginal discharge is normal. I'm very well educated on vaginal health and follow all of the rules. I've made dietary changes, eat really healthy, the whole nine.

    My gynecologist was basically ready to refer me to a psychologist because she thought this odor is in my head which it's not. She started talking about how some people have a psychological disorder that causes them to think that they smell when they don't. She was basically insinuating that I was experiencing the same thing which almost caused me to break down in tears. I'm sure if she was in my shoes she wouldn't have said that, and she would have been more understanding :( .

    The odor is a vaginal odor. However when I discharge, my discharge doesn't have much of an odor to it. Another strange characteristic of the odor is it kind of "stays in the air." Sometimes I will leave my room or whatever room I'm in and come back, and I'll notice that the room I was in just minutes ago smells.

    The only time I get a break from the odor is when I take a probiotic like Fem-Dophilus or RepHresh Pro-B. The odor gets worse when I'm menstruating. When I'm menstruating the odor gets more metallic, I don't use tampons because tampons tend to make the odor smell more fishy and intensifies it. The odor varies from time to time. The odors smells are like :a "wet dog", "stinky feet", "musty", like "butt" or "feces", and "sweaty." Keep in mind this is just a vaginal odor, not a body odor.

    The dietary changes I've made helps a lot. Eating anything with caffeine and sugar really makes it worse.

    Now I'm wondering if I have TMAU or is it something else like a really bad bacterial imbalance.

    I'd really appreciate any advice or recommendations from anyone. Like what I should do, what kind of doctor should I see, could I possibly have TMAU ...?
    I'm sure I do have a heightened sense of smell now because I'm so paranoid about the way I smell. But, other than that the situation still is the same regardless of whether I have a heightened sense of smell or not.

    • ANSWER:
      Go see another doctor.

  11. QUESTION:
    Can scented body wash cause an odor in vaginal discharge?
    I have been using scented body wash for years. However recently I was treated for bacterial vaginosis. It cleared up but like 2 weeks after my following period i smell a strong odor. Im not sexually active at the time. I dont wear tight clothes, some of my underwear are cotton.

    • ANSWER:
      It's the perfumes, alcohols, and artificial additives that cause BV. I know women love scented body washes, but they should be limited to the outer parts of the body. I always keep a bar of my fave. soap in the shower, and when I use scented body washes, I use soap for the other area. This will prevent yeast bacterias and BV from forming.

  12. QUESTION:
    Can an IUD be the cause of vaginal odor?
    Very good hygeine, always smelled normal until i got the iud. Now after having intercourse, there is a strong unpleasant odor. No discharge or other symptoms. Other than bacterial vaginosis could it be from my IUD? also any suggestions on stopping it (NOT douches, i know those are not good)
    i also have hypothyroidism and take meds for lungs, thyroid and some mental issues. But i dont think those are related

    • ANSWER:
      It just might be because of your IUD. I would definitely get it checked out.

  13. QUESTION:
    Can birth control cause vaginal odor? ?
    I had been on the birth control shot for about six months and recently I got off of it. A month has passed and for some reason I now have this strange vaginal odor. It's not a fishy scent nor am I having any discoloring in disharge or anything so I don't believe it is an infection. But the smell is definitely not the scent that I know I normally have. Its seems the moment I got off the birth control that's when I started getting the stronger odor. Can anyone tell me what's up with that?

    • ANSWER:
      sounds like bacterial vaginosis which can occur when there is a change in your harmones.Go to the doctor and get it checked out just to be safe.because you will need an antibiotic to get rid of it

  14. QUESTION:
    What Cause Some Women to Have Really BAD Vaginal Odor?
    This is weird but i have been around quite a few of my female co-workers and i noticed that one of them in particular has a very very strong vaginal odor. Being honest and not trying to come off rude, her private area smelled like pure garbage. My question is... how is it possible for a person to not be able to detect this and know that something is not right. I mean the smell is so strong that like when she walks passed me or even sits down you get a strong wiff of it. It's not my place to say anything, but at the same time the smell is reeking.

    Does the scent come from the internal vagina or is that from the labia??

    • ANSWER:
      bad smells in that area usually indicate an infection but the woman in question may not know this or has become immune to the smell her self she may just think its normal either that or she very rarely changes her underwear

  15. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of vaginal odor?
    I've noticed that my vagina has a very strong, very gross odor. It's been like this for as long as I can remember, and I don't have any considerable amount of discharge, and the little that I do isn't discolored, or having a strange consistency. I've also noticed that when I masturbate, the odor becomes stronger.

    I know the main symptoms of yeast infections are a strong odor, and yellow or green discharge. I don't have any itching or anything, so I'm pretty sure it's not a yeast infection. Also, I've heard that douching can cause odors to be worse, because it disturbs the natural bacteria.

    Is there any way that I can get rid of the foul odor without douching?
    How exactly should one wash there? I usually just use mild soap, warm water and a wash cloth.

    • ANSWER:
      you may have bacterial vaginosis.
      it's quite a common infection 1/10 women will get it some point in their lives.
      its a smelly (fishy, musty) infection that doesn't itch.
      it's caused by a change in the balance of bacteria in the vagina caused by: a change in sexual partner, strong washing powders, shower gels, douching etc
      it's also more likely to develop in women who have an iud (like me)
      it doesn't mean you're dirty, in fact its more likely to develop in women who clean down there more regularly.
      it clears up after a short dose of antibiotics given to you by your doctor, nurse, sexual health nurse.
      in some cases it will clear up by itself.
      washing it with gels etc will actually make it worse, you should just use water.
      it's not a sexully transmitted infection so no one else will have to be treated.

  16. QUESTION:
    vaginal bumps w/ discharge, odor, and itching?
    i have moderately heavy, thin vaginal discharge w / strong odor, a small whiteish bump on lowest opening of vagina, smaller, slight bumps on clit and vaginal walls that cause major irritation. i've looked it up and the symptoms point to two conditions, one starting with a t and the other hpv. i have had sex with various partners and am scared to go to the doctor. please help.

    • ANSWER:
      sometimes, it can be vaginal pimples, usually due to ingrown hair. so if u can't produce hair there it might be something more serious. if these are new(the odor,discharge,ext) u NEED to see a doctor. I know how u feel, about being nervous. but it's better safe than sorry.

  17. QUESTION:
    Is my veganism giving my vaginal discharge a strong odor?
    A little over a year ago, I became vegetarian. Once I was vegetarian, I found that when my various boyfriends performed oral sex on me (and from what I noticed myself), it had little-to-no-taste and zero smell. This is different than it was when I ate meat (when I ate meat, it was sometimes quite salty).

    Four months ago, I became vegan. Though no one has said anything to me, I have noticed that my vaginal discharge has a distinct taste and a strong, heady aroma (this does not happen unless I'm turned on and my natural lubrication is flowing. I bathe extremely regularly and it is not a problem of hygiene). It's not necessarily a bad smell, but I miss my vegetarian days when there was no smell and no taste. I'm dating someone different than I was when I was a vegetarian, so I can't ask if they notice a difference, and I'm too nervous to ask if it bothers him. I really don't understand this though...I've read numerous times that dairy products make it more bitter. Why would eliminating them from my diet make it taste worse (or at least stronger?). Does anyone have any experience with this situation? Are there any things in my vegan diet I could be eating to cause such a thing? It's not a fishy aroma, and it's not an infection (I've gone to the doctor since I've noticed it) I even tried the pineapple thing for a while, but, though I found that it actually did taste slightly more like pineapple, it was not the sweetness of pineapple that was present--rather it was the acidity.

    Also, I know that being vegan has done some things to make me generally smell and taste sweeter--my boyfriend has commented many times when we are making out that my kisses (my saliva, I suppose) "taste good"...and this is hours after I last brushed my teeth and when I haven't had anything to eat yet in the day. I just don't understand why that isn't true of everything.

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry, being vegan should mean you are more 'clean' etc. Could be you have an infection.

      Strong veggies effect scent and taste - asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower. Try increasing your water intake and even adding drops of grapefruit seed extract to the water.

  18. QUESTION:
    What could cause a strong odor at 5 weeks postpartum?
    Strong postpartum odor 5 weeks after delivery?
    I had a vaginal delivery 5 weeks ago. I experienced 3rd degree tearing and was told that they basically had to reconstruct the inner walls of my vagina due to the cord being wrapped around his neck 4 times and him coming out crooked. They stitched for 45 minutes. I'm still bleeding and the blood has a horrible smell. It smells almost like feces. The blood increases after a bowel movement. I got checked at 2 weeks postpartum and was treated for a UTI and told it would help the odor, but nothing changed. I'm now on a strong antibiotic for mastitis so I'm almost certain I don't have an infection. I'm just wondering what in the world could be causing this horrible odor and if there's anything I can do to make it go away. It's so bad I am afraid to go out in public. I'm cleaning myself every 2 hours and it's still horrible. I don't go for my 6 week checkup for another week and a half. Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      If you tore all the way through, there could be a small hole in the repaired area allowing the feces to squeeze through.
      The bleeding will increase after a BM because you are increasing pressure and pushing in the area, so sort of pushing extra out.
      If you are concerned, you should go in early. You don't have to wait til 6 weeks. Call your OB and ask.
      You poor thing... UTI, Mastitis, 3rd degree tearing... You have had it all. I hope you are feeling better soon! :)

  19. QUESTION:
    Change in vaginal odor?
    I'm trying to keep this as clean as possible, and I ask that the answers are kept that way, too, please.

    I've always had the vaginal odor that all woman get. You know, the kind a daily shower gets rid of. But lately, I've noticed a different scent, and this one smells like a can of tuna fish. I swear, that is exactly what it smells like.

    It was very strong, stronger than normal, and I've started using baby wipes after I use the bathroom instead of dry toilet paper. That has helped to keep the odor under control, thankfully.

    What I'm wondering is, can a sudden change in vaginal odor be caused by a medical problem? Is this normal?

    Just to let everyone know, this is not an STD. Trust me, I'm a virgin. In every sense of the word.

    Also, I'm 19. I'm not sure if age is related or anything, but it may help to know my age.

    • ANSWER:
      i'd go to the doc- usually with odor it could be a bacterial infection which is not an STD. do you have any other symptoms? like redness, irritation, vaginal discharge? these are all signs of an infection. when you go to the doc they will take a smear of your discharge and look under the microscope and check to see if you do have yeast or a bacteria infection.

      but if all you have is odor it may just be related to your cycle and where you are at.

  20. QUESTION:
    Why do i have vaginal odor and how can i get rid of it?
    ok so i know this has been asked alot but i really need some advice, i have had vaginal odor for a while and dont know why. according to my boyfreind it smells like ammonia or pee only stronger. i really hate this smell and want to know how to get rid of it or what could be causing it.

    i also am planning to see a OBGYN once i get my insurance card next month.

    • ANSWER:
      Go see the OBGYN but until then here is what I found. =)

      Causes:Besides excessive washing, douching, tight clothes and certain chemicals (scented body washes, antibacterial soap, etc) can cause vaginal infection or yeast infections. Certain contraceptives and foreign body in vagina can provoke vaginal odor and other major health issues. Vaginal and anal intercourse alternation during the same session can cause vaginal infection resulting in vaginal odor. Though rare, diet can affect the smell of your vagina. In some cases of vaginal odor, eating a healthy diet (eating fruit and vegetables abundantly) can remediate the condition without any medical treatment.

      Tips:Wear clean tampons and change them regularlys Avoid Douching, it is not necessary; it can damage or destroy the normal acidity of the vagina resulting in vaginal problems. If you suffer from ant type of vaginal infection, it is recommended to avoid wearing tight underwear and pants so that the vagina can breathe easier. Tight clothes can irritate the vagina and cause or increase vaginal odor. Wearing cotton panties is also important. If a vaginal infection persists despite treatment, you need to see a doctor because it could be a sign of Cancer of the cervix or vagina, Bacterial Vaginosis, Chlamydia, Genital Herpes, Gonorrhea, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), Vaginitis, Yeast Infection, etc.

      P.S. Drink lots of cranberry juice. They usually tell you to do this for UTI's.

  21. QUESTION:
    I have vaginal odour even after shower, it occurs during sex. What causes this?
    In the middle of sex I smell something strong even before orgasm. I always have a shower before sex. I am 65 years old and sexually active. Sometime I feel funny down there. Am not actually having difficulty urinating but there is a bit of discomfort. Is there such thing as too much sex?

    • ANSWER:
      Could be yeast infection......go to the doctors for some anti-biotics

  22. QUESTION:
    Mirena causing BAD vaginal odor?
    I got my mirena put in on the 15th of July, so I guess that's approximately 2 weeks ago. Beggining this week, I started some heavy spotting, and usually my period doesn't smell bad...it just smells coppery, but now it smells just disgusting! It's very strong, I can smell it even when I'm wearing my panties and my pants! It's a very big difference from before I got this IUD. It is embarrassing to say so, but it kind of reminds me of poop...Is this normal, or should I call my doc tomorrow? I've taken bath after bath and it just comes right back...

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  23. QUESTION:
    Need advice for my friend vaginal odor?
    Ok now my friend has a vagina odor she has been to the doc she have no infection i can guarantee that cause i went with her. i ask her doc a few question.She had intercourse with this guy and after they got done the both of them take a shower together she said some how the guy got soap up in her vagina now she has a very strong odor it smell like she just got done having intercourse in never wash her butt it smell like c**hie. She is a very clean person i just want to help her because she don't go place no more all she do is cry. Before this happen to her she never had a odor. I want to help my friend i miss going place with her . Is there anything she can do about the smell. please someone please give me some advice for her i hate to see her like this she is a very fun person to be around.
    she try douching i didn't work it tome the smell got stronger. she never use tampon only pads so iknow that isn't causing the odor. she do take acidophills in pills i don't know how many she take.
    she douche with vingar &water, medicated douche she even douche with acidophills.but she only try it one day because she know douching i
    sn't good for you. i' am starting to
    think the smell is coming from her cervix or uterus is that possible?but her discharge smee just like c**hie. she said she see a light yellow discharge on the tissue after she wipe her self maybe she could have a yeast infection i don't know what think anymore.
    i told her douche wasn't a good thing.she was tested for all those that you said. no she didn't have a odor before this happen to her.i read on a other forum that soap can cause a havoc
    is that why it so strong what can she do to get rid of the havoc.she do not think something is going to happen to her. she is very upset about the odor and how strong it is i am sire you feel the same way if you had a odor that everybody can smell. iam not trying to be smart at all but this has really made her life miserable. thank yall for your respond. she did get a ph balance kit from wal greens in said her ph balance was 4.5 to that mean she was a yeast infection ?

    • ANSWER:
      She may not have an infection, but the balance of normal vaginal flora may be off due to the soap getting into her vagina, or if she didn't use protection semen can cause imbalance in vaginal pH causing imbalance in vaginal flora - some women find some guys semen can cause more problems then others, just like women guys fluids have different pH from person to person.

      Douching was stupid - sorry, but it was - it strips vaginal fluids needed to clean the vagina and protect the vaginal walls, it can force bacteria further up into the vagina, and it will effect vaginal pH. Tell her, if she doesn't know already, never use douching and never wash her vagina with anything other than plain water - no soap, washes, wipes or 'feminine' cleansers. You also mention pads, but what type of pads does she use? If she uses commercial pads such as Always then these can cause problems because they are synthetic which prevents the genitals from being able to breathe thus making the area warm and moist so perfect for bacteria to multiply, they also contain chemicals that can effect vaginal pH. Tell her to switch to either cotton pads like Cottons or cloth pads like Lunapads.

      What was she tested for? Yeast, bacterial vaginosis, STI's? If she wasn't tested for all of these then she needs to go back to the doctors for full screening and to double check there is no infection present. She had an odour before, her vagina would have smelled like a vagina, it's supposed to smell that way - could she just be paranoid? Cervix and uterus is the vagina, that's where most of the discharge comes from.

  24. QUESTION:
    How do I talk to my girlfriend about her feminine odor?
    My girlfriend and I have been dating for a little under two months, and we've been close friends for nearly three years. The relationship is going well, but I have been a bit frustrated with our sex life because of what I consider to be strong vaginal odor (it's definitely not a neutral or even musty smell). After a day of normal activity, its nearly unbearable. Even after a shower, it's quite noticeable during sex, oral and otherwise. We were both tested for STDs recently, both negative. She is recently off a longer than normal period, which we think was caused by her resuming birth control.

    Lately, she's been able to tell that something is noticeably wrong with me after sex, as the subject is on my mind and I'm sure I seem detached. How can I broach this topic with her in a positive, respectful, and sensitive way? What can I suggest as a solution? What do I do if she claims that's her natural scent?
    She eats healthy, including yogurt from time to time. She exercises religiously. Yes, it's not unthinkable that it's her natural scent. I guess "claim" was not the best word to use. What I meant was: If she does say it's her natural scent, then what do I do, as she then knows how I feel about it and there's not immediate solution.
    Ok. So, I spoke with the girlfriend about this issue. It went better than I thought it would, at least in the sense that she was open (and not noticeably mad) and willing to about it. She says she has noticed that her scent has been more pungent as of late. In fact, she mentioned that it's been as such since we've been having unprotected sex. So, I guess that question now is this: could it be our particular chemistry that is creating this issue? Could I be causing this problem through some kind of bacteria that I'm carrying and introducing to her? If so, how can I go about remedying it? Thank you in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      It's great that you both went and got tested for STDs and came up negative; congrats =)

      Simply because she doesn't have an STD, doesn't mean she can't have an infection. If she has a yeast infection, that can cause a sour taste/smell. If she is on antibiotics, she might taste like metal. If her foods are really bitter, that can be why as well. I agree with the woman who said "eat yogurt," it really does help! Why not make her a nice little breakfast, lunch, or dinner - and put some yogurt in a little side dish...Okay, well maybe that would be a little weird.

      If the smell is coming from her natural, vaginal lubrication; then it's most likely something that is internal. If the smell is coming from around the labia and such, she might just be sweating a little more than average. There are FDS (feminine deodorant sprays) out there which help tremendously. Also, she can try to douche (should not do it regularly, though). You need to just be honest with her. Tell her, "Babe, I really want to give you pleasure and make things really enjoyable for you. Unfortunately, I can't seem to do my best because I notice a little abnormal smell down there. I don't want to slack off, when I should be giving your body what it deserves..." If she claims it's her natural scent, then show her some sources online.

      Regards,
      Dr. Tay

  25. QUESTION:
    How do you stop Vaginal odor?
    Ok, I love my Best friend to death and i will do anyting for her, even if that means telling her, her p**sy stink. She's been having this odor lately and its sort of a fishey smell, or idk itz from down there though. (she takes baths daily, i know that becuase she lives next door from me and i be over herhouse like everyday.) but me nor her doesn't know whats causing the strong smell. she doesnt know i'm posting this but i need advise to tell her and what better way than to come here and get good advice and sources.
    p.s googling it is too broad

    • ANSWER:
      I would advise her to go & have a chat with her G.P cos if she is bathing every day but still has an odour then maybe she has an infection. Take no notice of the stupid replies that you are bound to receive , they are just ignorant.
      Yourt friend should be pleased to have some one who cares about her (but don't tell her that you wrote in)

  26. QUESTION:
    How are bacterial vaginal infections caused?
    I'm curious b/c I got a pH of 6 on a vagisil screening test, and I am NOT sexually active. I have a strong unpleasant odor, yellow discharge, itching, and a bit of a rash. I also have soreness around the vaginal area. I am wondering if I got these symptoms from public bathrooms or eating too much refined sugar or something else.

    • ANSWER:
      Such infection can come from unhygienic utilities as well as from a partner.

  27. QUESTION:
    Vaginal Discharge & Odor?
    Okay so i'm 15 years old, i've never had sex or anything. I've recieved oral sex before & I've been fingered but I've never actually had intercourse. I've had a really bad vaginal odor since I was about eleven & I went to the emergency room about 3 months ago because of a really really bad pain in my stomach & lower back. I told them of my symptoms which were discharge, odor, & the pain. They diagnosed me with bacterial vaginosis on the spot. They gave me antibiotics & it stopped the discharge & the odor. I had to take the pills for a week & the odor had stopped until about a week after I had stopped taking the pills. I went to my normal doctor about a month later & she told me that BV isn't painful & that the doctor at the ER was supposed to give me a couple of tests before he diagnosed me. So she asked me if I ever had sexual intercourse & I said no & she made me lay down & all she did was feel around my vagina & get a cultural exam from a q-tip she had used. She came back & told me she found nothing wrong, and that it's usual for girls to have odor & discharge. So I left with no medication, no nothing. The thing is though that the discharge is really heavy & it's like a liquidy brown. It stinks REALLY bad & the odor is REALLY embarassing. I feel like it has to be something wrong down there for me to have discharge everyday no matter what time of the month & I feel like the odor is just not normal. It is really heavy, not like a fishy smell but with a really strong nasty smelling scent that's kinda difficult to describe. Also, I'm a softball player & I have really big thighs that rub together when I walk which I know might cause somewhat of a small odor. I don't usually itch down there & i take two showers a day. My diet is pretty bad though but I get enough protein, meats, etc. So what I'm asking is if this is really normal or should I see a different doctor? I really want to get rid of the discharge & odor. Does it seem like the symptoms are some type of infection? Thanks for answering & reading.

    • ANSWER:
      There are things that you can do to help yourself. You can eat yogurt with live active cultures in it. This is good bacteria that will help balance your ph.

      A few additional tips:

      -Wipe front to back
      -Wear cotton underwear
      -Don't sleep with underwear at night. Perhaps just loose shorts.
      -Don't use over the counter conventional douches no matter how pretty the packaging. Instead take a bath with 1 1/2 cups of apple cider vinegar if you really feel unclean. Be sure to eat yogurt afterwards.
      -Don't use vaginal lotions, perfumes or creams.
      -Use a gentle but very intense cleanser called Dr. Bronner Peppermint 18-in-1 Pure-Castile Soap. You'll never feel more clean.
      -Change your pad/tampon every 6 hours and use a no rinse perineal spray. You should use this every time you come out of the bathroom but especially during your period.

  28. QUESTION:
    Strong postpartum odor 5 weeks after delivery?
    I had a vaginal delivery 5 weeks ago. I experienced 3rd degree tearing and was told that they basically had to reconstruct the inner walls of my vagina due to the cord being wrapped around his neck 4 times and him coming out crooked. They stitched for 45 minutes. I'm still bleeding and the blood has a horrible smell. I got checked at 2 weeks postpartum and was treated for a UTI and told it would help the odor, but nothing changed. I'm now on a strong antibiotic for mastitis so I'm almost certain I don't have an infection. I'm just wondering what in the world could be causing this horrible odor and if there's anything I can do to make it go away. It's so bad I am afraid to go out in public. I'm cleaning myself every 2 hours and it's still horrible. I don't go for my 6 week checkup for another week and a half. Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      I'm sorry you had to go through this. Blood smells bad especially when its old blood . Its happened to me before . It,ll go away once you start to heal

  29. QUESTION:
    Vaginal Odor during sex... kind of.?
    When my bf and i do stuff... like when he fingers me or we have sex, there is the strongest smell of onions! its gross, i know and thats why i would like to know how to get rid of it or make it less strong. or maybe what causes it! thank you for anything and everything!!

    • ANSWER:
      Drink alot of Pineapple juice. Viola! your good to go! Before you know it he will be eating it but sidebar if it smells like fish its a dish if smells like cologne leave it alone.

  30. QUESTION:
    Vaginal Odor & Discharge? Please Help!?
    I'm fifteen and I've had vaginal odor for a very long time. Since I was 11 or 12. I'm a sophomore and it's really bothering me now more than ever because every time I have to get up or something, I'm worried about how I smell or if someone else can smell me. The odor is 24/7. I smell better when I'm on my period though. I have discharge, and it's like a grayish/brown [disgusting, I know!] it is a REALLY strong smell and it's hard to explain, but it's not a fishy smell but more of just a really stinky strong smell. I have huge thighs that rub together though, so that could be a cause of the smell . . But if that's the case then everyone with big thighs would have vaginal odor which isn't true ! but anywho . . I went the doctor once because I was having TERRIBLE stomach pain & they diagnosed me with Bacterial Vaginosis without any tests or anything, they just asked me for my symptoms. They gave me antibiotics to take for a week & the smell & discharge had gone away that whole week and like 3 weeks after I stopped taking the medicine, the smell and discharge came back. I went to my normal doctor, she gave me a vaginal exam and asked me if i was sexually active & i said no even though I've recieved oral sex. . i told her of all of my symptoms . . & she told me that the other doctor wasn't supposed to just diagnosed me with BV & that there was nothing wrong with me and that being stinky like that is normal which I don't think it is. So if you're a doctor, or have had something similar like this what can I do!? i really need help advice please! should i go back to the doctor? idk!

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  31. QUESTION:
    Vaginal odor from a specific man.?
    I never had any trouble with vaginal odors until my ex. Almost immediately after our first time I noticed that I had a vaginal odor that I had never had before. Even after I showered it seemed to be there. I went to the doctor while I was still with him and was tested for every STD known to man and all were negative. The doctor said some men just have a stronger scent than others. Now that Im out of that relationship and in a new one I no longer have the problem. Not one time since Ive broken up with the ex has this happened. Does anyone know what caused this?
    He did have an odd odor but not like another woman.. he had major sweat issues too. It was when we had sex I had a horrible odor even after bathing... now that we broke up its gone..

    • ANSWER:
      All people have their own scent, kind of musky, some stronger than others. And sometimes, your scent doesn't mix well with the guy's.

  32. QUESTION:
    Can it still be BV if my discharge is normal, but a new fishy odor has suddenly appeared?
    I've always had normal vaginal odor, but literally overnight, I started having an abnormal stronger and "fishier" smell coming from inside that won't go away no matter how much I cleanse. There has been no pain, burning, itching, discolored or excess discharge...just this odor that I've never had before and is extremely unpleasant and strong. It has persisted for about 2 weeks now. I figured it might be a bacterial infection, so I've been drinking cranberry juice, eating yogurt with live cultures, drinking more water, and so far nothing has worked. It also might be worth mentioning that I had a couple of drops of blood mixed in with my normal discharge for about 3 days during this time. It was just a very light pink, and would only come out when I wiped. It went away, but it was weird since I wasn't even close to my period. Today I tried RepHresh to help balance my ph and to hopefully eliminate the odor. I just don't see how it can be BV though without the mentioned discharge that they say normally comes with it. I'm also not sure what could have caused the odor, since I've always been extremely hygenic. The smell intensifies when having intercourse too.

    I am sexually active, on the pill, and have been taking calcium supplements daily for the past month and a half.

    And I know, I know. I'll see a Gyno. Just want to see if anyone can offer any helpful advice or insight in the mean time.
    The slightly pink discharge only lasted 3 days and has been gone for several days now. It didn't appear till about a week after the odor. Discharge is back to clear/milky and light.
    Have had the same sex partner before the odor appeared, our fluids were compatible then and produced no abnormal smell. :(

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  33. QUESTION:
    Very embarrassing question about vaginal odor?
    My husband and I have been trying to conceive for a few weeks. Yesterday I started smelling something... well basically my vagina smells a little fishy. It's really not that strong and I can only smell it on my underwear or on my fingers if I touch it (weird I know but I had smelled something funny on my pants and I was trying to figure out if it was me!). I have washed the crap out of myself in hopes that it would help, but it really didn't. I have no discharge, itchiness, pain etc. so I'm really unsure of why it's like this. Does anyone know some things that could cause this? Something I ate? I mean I really don't know, it's never happened to me before. I can't get into my doc for weeks! Thank you for any help!

    • ANSWER:
      the ph levels in your vagina are being offset. have you been using wipes, lubes, soaps, or anything new down there? your vagina has a very delicate ph balance and artificial products can set it off. for now dont use anything except water down there and the fishy odor should go away in a week.

  34. QUESTION:
    How to achieve Vaginal Freshness?
    How many of you wipe front to back? I have been wiping back to front for too many years, that is seems unnatural. I don't feel as dry that way, as when I wipe back to front. But at the end of the day, I have an unappealing odor. I know it is normal to have an odor, but it doesn't smell like fresh vagina odor, it smells like I haven't showered in a week. The smell is NOT coming from the inside, it is purely on the outside. and when I am in the shower, it takes several times rewashing my vagina to get it to be odorless. I have been using the summers eve (not a douche) Feminine Wash. Before I started using the feminine wash, I was using an unscented dove bar. Before that, it was just regular body wash, or shampoo, or whatever I could think of. I wash every day, but a few hours later, I smell fresh vaginal odor, and then by the end of the work day, it just stinks.

    Do you think I am sweating down there and causing odor, or do you think I am not wiping properly? Should I start using those feminine wipes after I use the rest room each time?

    I don't have any infection, just a smell that gets stronger throughout the day.

    • ANSWER:
      Just use feminine wipes whenever you notice the odor. That will fix it. I notice that when I sweat I get an odor as well. I fixed the problem by using wipes and carrying the travel sized ones in my purse. :-)

  35. QUESTION:
    does this sound like gonorrhea HELP PLEASe?
    i found out 4 nights ago that one of the people i had sex with just found out he has gonorrhea . we don't know how because i was clean for sure and he was too so we're just in shock now .
    anyway it was unprotected and he says i more than likely have it cause all the stuff i've been feeling , i'm going to get tested tomorrow . but i just wana know if it sounds like i have it .
    i'm also on my period and was when i found out , so some symptoms like bleeding in between periods i haven't experienced cause i just s tarted gettin these symptoms a little over a week ago .
    and is it still possible to test me even when i'm on my period ?
    none of these symptoms are period , i know for a fact their not .

    symptoms i've been feeling
    _____________________

    very bad abdominal pain
    fever
    irregular menstral
    pain putting tampons in , same thing as pain during sex .
    having to pee more
    pain when peeing
    strong odors down there
    been very nausious
    bumps that hurt really bad , itch , and blister that are around my vagina , on the flaps , and on my butt cheeks .
    also my bumhole has been irratated as it seems , although everything down there is .

    xxx thanks . please try and answer my question don't give me a lecture okay ?

    its starting to feel like its turning into pelvic inflammatory cause the foul vaginal odor .

    • ANSWER:

  36. QUESTION:
    Vaginal (Body Odor)?
    My girlfriend and I have recently being have sexual intercourse. I have noticed that when she gets "hot" and her juices start flowing that the juices kind of have a "body odor" smell. Now I don't mind it when it is on my finger and it actually somewhat arouses me, yet I have tried to go down on her and the smell and taste has been too strong.

    I know she bathes regularly and has no STD's and such, is there anyway I can go about talking this with her or trying to solve this "problem" without her being permanently offended?

    I really want to go down on her and please her as it is something that we both want. I have unfortunately had to back out twice, but she thinks it is just cause I don't want to do it. I really would like to do it for her.

    Thank You All
    I was thinking that it might be her diet. She has a very high fat, meat and milk products diet. Tho she is not fat. I'm not sure how I can get her to eat better.

    • ANSWER:
      all women have a certain smell, but it may be what shes eating. for example, asperagus make certain fluids smell funny. maybe lots of water or cranberry juice can help.

      however, depending on the smell, it may be an infection.

      bringing it up... i think if someone brought it up to me, i would knock them out... i think if it was something out of the ordinary, she would know herself... i know i would.

      good luck!

  37. QUESTION:
    Vaginal/Anal Odour (Strange Recent Odour)?
    For the last month (right after my period),I have noticed a strong odour coming from my nether-regions! Its not the usual scent of these areas!, it smells quite similar to feet, or musty shoes! I notice it all the time, even when I'm dressed in jeans! I am having regular periods. For the first two weeks that I noticed the smell, I was very itchy and inflamed. However, that has gone, and its just the odour! I havent had any change in soap or products, and have no other symptoms of any sort, other than this strange, 'feet' smell. Other people are starting to mention that they can smell 'feet'. Its a strong odour. I'm wondering if anybody has any idea what this may be? and how I can get rid of it? Are there any 'over-the-counter' suggestions? I may have to visit the doctor if I cannot solve it with medicines/creams. I wash thoroughly twice a day (as always), so its a problem that has occured without a known cause!

    ANy help would be brilliant. I'm unsure if the smell is vaginal, or anal, and have never had this problem before. I am 19.

    • ANSWER:
      I got something like this in college when my BF stuck his foot up me, he used to have this fantasy about wearing me like an old dirty galosh, and he'd pretend to be the Gorton's fisherman. Sorry that's probably TMI, but anyway it ended up just being a yeast infection, and the Dr said to get some over the counter yeast infection cream and it worked a treat. They're in any drugstore by the tampons and other icky sundries, if it really bothers you i'd get one of the ones that cures the infection in one dose.

  38. QUESTION:
    Ladies-I want to know if it is possible.....?
    Is it possible to have a strong vaginal odor without getting an infection? Like is it possible that the pH just got a little messed up? Im wondering because the past two times Ive had sex theres been this really strong smell, not fishy, not musky, not my normal smell. My man and I have recently started not using condoms, so can his sweat or something be causing the foul oder? I don't think its an infection. No discharge, no pain, and when ever I use the restroom it smells normal. Oh and when were intimate the fluids look like they normally do, just really smelly. Should I douche and use something like rePHresh to restore the ph? Im thinking about doing that, and following the rePHresh for the whole twelve days, and if it smells after that then Ill take a PH test. But Im not showing any other signs of infection.
    Help. :(
    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      the problem may not be you it may be him. when you are not intimate or like you say buy your self better yet in the morning but not after having sex do you smell the odor?or if you wipe do you smell it?to be cretain insert your finger inside your vagina and see if it has an odor.if not its not you.is he circumcised,some men that are not have to be very maticulous about cleaning under the foreskin because the urine and bacteria stay under the skin which causes a foul odor.if he is circumcised than he may have some kind of infection ,and you didnt notice it when her wore a condom.i would insist he wear one dauring sex until you find out what the odor is from.some men do have a salty smell to their semen but it shouldnt be foul.something doesnt sound right and without some medical attention wich i strongly advise there cant be an exact reason for this odor. good luck.

  39. QUESTION:
    I have a strange vaginal discharge lately?
    It has a strong odour that I can smell, I am so embarassed by it.
    I also have a dry, itchy vagina.
    I read that using perfume soaps can cause something like this...my soap is actually very purfumy, and it burns when I've been using it lately.
    Could this be the problem?
    I haven't been having sex lately. It's so embarassing and I really want to get rid of it!

    • ANSWER:
      change soap and see if it gets any better.
      it could also be a change in your diet. that affects my, erm, smell sometimes.

  40. QUESTION:
    What could be the cause of vaginal itching?
    First off i am on my sisters account. For the past 3 days i have been experiencing a vaginal itch, no abnormal discharge, a slight odor, but not strong, not over whelming no swelling and no abnormalities. i had sex about a week ago. tuesday or wednesday i went to the dr. for a uti, and they gave me a shot of antibiotics. (not sure what the name was) then 2 days later i started experiencing the itch. I have had a yeast infection before, had the discharge, everything. but the itching is the same this time, but no discharge. i have recently started a new birth control (lo loestren fe') i believe thats how you spell it, but i only took it for two days because it made me sick. Plese no negative answers. only answers that are from a personal experience or that are helpfull.
    Thank you.

    • ANSWER:

  41. QUESTION:
    what vaginal discharge the has an onion odor?
    I had this during my last pregnancy, anyone have a clue what would cause an onion smelling discharge? Its like onion/garlic like, went to doc today, they said they didn't think I had an infection, but its strong(maybe my nose is sensitive) could they have over looked an infection? They didn't run any tests, just did a pelvic exam. I have had it since I lost my mucus plug a week or so ago... and it seems to be getting worse. Also I was having steady hard contractions all day and night.... the doc said nothing about these.. except that if they get close again to get to the hospital(I have always found these doctors to lack some basic intelligence when it comes to pregnancy, maybe old schooling or something..., but I must see someone and I am limited on who could see me since im in a rural area)

    So... I must ask you folks, hope it gives me a clue, its not urinary its vaginal discharge... white/green, yummy!

    Btw this is my 5th kiddo, im about 35 weeks. Haven't had any complications that I know of.

    • ANSWER:
      i would get another opinion. it sounds to me like its a bacterial infection. i had one when i was 7 weeks along. my dr said to use monistat 7 day. it went away and it is perfectly safe for the baby. if it doesn't go away then i would make a fuss about it. an infection (any type) could cause birth complications and possibly a miscarriage or still birth. hope i helped :) congrats!

  42. QUESTION:
    some kind of vaginal infection?
    i recently went to the doctors with the following symptoms
    vaginal burning
    yellow discharge
    cloudy urine
    strong odour

    the doctor tested my urine which showed traces of proteins meaning i dont have a uti or some sort of bladder infection. stds are out of the question cause i have only had one partner and i am 100 percent sure he is clean.

    anyways he said it was just a bacterial infection so he perscribed me some antibiotics. they helped for a couple of days, the burning wasnt as bad, discharge lessened. but now just 5 days later it is back to normal.

    is it possible i need another dose or can i actually have something else? any ideas of what it could be would be great

    i have had this on and off for a couple of months

    • ANSWER:

  43. QUESTION:
    Please help!? Vaginal infections/UTIs?
    Since I have become sexually active I have had a continuous UTI. I have been treated 6 times in 6 months. The last time I was treated, strep was found in my urine so my antiobiotics were adjusted. Since then, no pain, but I STILL have incredibly cloudy urine with an odor, so something is still wrong.

    The past 2 months I have been experiencing burning during sex. I am blaming this on vaginal dryness, since I started the pill 5 months ago, and know that is possible. (but would it really take that long to show up as a symptom?)

    I have also begun having a very thick yellow discharge. Not "cottage cheese" textures like a yeast infection, but gloopy. There is no strong distinguishing odor that I have noticed, not that my partner has mentioned.

    I do not have an STD (I lost my virginity to my partner, and he had only had sex once prior to me, and it was 2 years ago. They had both been virgins. Also, I've been tested for chlamydia and gonnorhea).

    Is there anything this could possibly be?? Why are my treatments for UTIs not working? Is there any infections that would cause me to read possitive for a UTI when it is really something different? It sounds kind of like I have Trich, since I have urethral and vaginal issues, but I know it can't be an STD...
    No insurance and not even enough money for food.
    The only possible doctor for me to see is Planned Parenthood (who clearly has not been helping much.)
    Yes, I know I need to see a urologist, but its completely out of the question.
    I mentioned already, I have been going to Planned Parenthood (a free clinic) constantly. I keep getting antibiotics. They keep having no effect. Also, no I do not have cable or a cell phone, and the netbook was a gift from the grandparents I don't speak to. Please read what I have typed and attempt to help me, or leave.

    Every time I visit Planned Parenthood for a UTI they test me for several STDs. I am clean.

    • ANSWER:
      This happens to me a lot. It actually IS a buildup of yeast, and you basically need to eat more yogurt...

  44. QUESTION:
    Vaginal discharge smells horrible!?
    Whenever I end my period, for a couple days, my discharge has a very strong odor and it smells sooooo nasty, like fish.

    I can smell it even when I'm just sitting at my desk working.

    Is this normal?
    And is there any way to reduce or get rid of the smell?
    What's causing it?

    Thank you so much :)
    by the way, this happens everytime my period ends, it's not just a thing that happened once or twice

    • ANSWER:
      The best thing would be to visit the doctor and find out for sure. Then you will know how to treat it. It should not be that strong.

  45. QUESTION:
    This is humiliating but I am concerned......?
    I normally do not have a strong odor in my vaginal area. I am 28 weeks pregnant and recently I've started to have a very strong onion like odor. I also have had some itching. I've been with the same partner guy for 7 years. I also have had preterm labor and am worried that I have some sort of infection that is causing the contractions. Has anyone else dealt with this what was it? what is the cure? did it affect your pregnancy?

    • ANSWER:
      Well, it sounds like it could be bacterial vaginosis, which is NOT a sexually transmitted disease and it is also pretty common in pregnant women.

      Pregnant women with BV more often have babies who are born premature or with low birth weight (low birth weight is less than 5.5 pounds).

      If not properly treated the bacteria that cause BV can sometimes infect the uterus (womb) and fallopian tubes (tubes that carry eggs from the ovaries to the uterus). This type of infection is called pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). PID can cause infertility or damage the fallopian tubes enough to increase the future risk of ectopic pregnancy and infertility. Ectopic pregnancy is a life-threatening condition in which a fertilized egg grows outside the uterus, usually in a fallopian tube which can rupture.

      And just a little FYI, if you need any more medical advice I would call your OB/Gyn office, they should have a 24 hour messaging service even if the office is closed. When dealing with an issue as important as pregnancy you cannot rely on the advice from strangers on the internet. I don't mean to be rude and I apologize if I come across this way, but please, don't feel embarrassed about asking whatever question you may have to your OB/Gyn. I called during my pregnancy because a neighbor had me scared when she told me that putting my arms over my head could wrap the baby's umbilical cord around her neck, and I am a medical administrator! So believe me, whatever questions you ask, don't ever think they are too dumb or crazy because TRUST me, they have always heard worse!

      And congratulations! Being a Mom is the most rewarding experience and blessing you'll ever have!

  46. QUESTION:
    Why are people so obsessed with covering up the natural scent of their (or their sexual partner's) vagina?
    Probably the most self-consciousness is about smell. Yes, we have all heard the fish jokes. Most women will at some time notice a stronger smell than usual and feel concerned. If you feel you may have a problem, then see a doctor as you may have an infection or an STD. If you are healthy and do not have a
    medical problem, then the most probable cause is hygiene. Vaginal fluid is healthy, necessary and normal, and it does not usually have a strong odour. It has such an ever so slight and subtle smell, that it is hardly noticeable and usually quite pleasant, much like sweat has a nice subtle, salty smell, but if left unchecked it becomes a strong and unpleasant odour. A considerate lover will always make sure she is fresh and clean
    before engaging in sex. Some women are so self-conscious about their odour that they become fanatically clean and go so far as to use perfumed products. This is a bad idea, as your vaginal fluids contain pheromones which act as aphrodisiacs.

    • ANSWER:
      if you have sexual chemistry with someone then your body smells will be attractive to them. but since u cant have sexual chemistry with everyone, and people are lonely, they try to mask their smell so that more people will like them

      so, that's why people are obsessed with covering up the natural scent

      ~vadge~

  47. QUESTION:
    Vaginal Cleaning?
    I regularly clean the outside of my vaginal area and lips with warm water and a mild soap when I shower. When I take a bath I do the same thing but I soak in the tub for a while and allow the water to help in the "womanly cleaning process." But I still seem to have somewhat of a mild odor. I talked to my gynecologist about douching but I can't since many of them have smelly fragrances that I'm highly allergic to. I also can't use strong soaps, since the use of them have caused me to get infections in the past.

    I've done some research on douching and I came across one where the only ingredients were vinegar with water (I think). I'm not even sure there is a douching product on the market similar to this.

    As women do you have any suggestions on what I could do to help in keeping a clean healthy vaginal area. Or should l I just keep with the routine I've been doing?

    All answers will be greatly appreciated. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      im not a woman but i have learned that hair will hold odor if you have a little discharge at any time, an it gets into your hair, the odor will be stronger,, a long time ago before douches were bought in the store thats what woman used was water an vinegar ask your mother or grandmother what they used a long time ago they will probly say it was like a hot water bottle with a long tube an a end on it an it hung in the bath tub

  48. QUESTION:
    STD symptoms for a few days?
    STD Symptoms
    For women, symptoms of an STD can be inside or outside the body (or both). Common symptoms may include:

    1. Discharge (fluid) from the vagina or rectum. Some vaginal discharge is normal. But discharge caused by STDs may be heavy and have a strong odor.

    2. Burning or pain during urination.

    3. Sores or blisters in or around the mouth, vagina, labia, or rectum.

    4. Lumps or bumps on the genitals.

    5. Itching on or around the genitals.

    6. Pain in the lower belly or rectum.

    these are what i found on a medical website. I had 1, 2 and 5 for a few days before they all disappeared. Do i have STD?

    Also, the cauliflower like symptom on the nipple, are they very obvious to be considered STD? How do they look like?

    • ANSWER:
      Jen above me - there is NO reason to be a ***** when you answer. Having these types of symptoms are SCARY. you have obviously never had one, so why are you here? Don't judge someone you do not know! How do you know this person is not in a monogomas relationship and quite possible got cheated on? Yea. Think about what you say before you say it.

      My answer:

      It sounds maybe like a yeast infection. There are a few other STD's it might be. Chlamydia causes burning with urination, dischrge and itchiness. It is curable with antibiotics. Gonorrhea might also have these symptoms. Research each individual STD and go from there. The best thing for you to do IS to go get tested - but dont worry yourself over something that might be nothing. Yeast Infections can mimic a lot of the same types of symptoms that chlamydia can have. Go get tested ASAP - STD screens are free, and you get the results back within a few days to a few weeks. Best of luck to you!

  49. QUESTION:
    Question about vaginal infections?
    Hey, I have a couple questions! If you had a vaginal infection, over time, would the symptoms get worse or not? I am wondering because I get itchy down there a while back, and now it's barely bothering me, so I was wondering, if I did have an infection, would the itching have gotten worse? And also, when it was itching more frequently, it wasn't severe, it was very minor. I have question about the smell down there. If I am not exercising or anything, there is a certain smell that gets stronger throughout the day, how can I be sure that smell is the 'right' smell and not saying there's an infection? But it gets really strong after I run, could that be because I have a lot of pubic hair down there? I was wondering if I cut that hair with some scisorrs and just it short if that would take care of some of the odor after exercising? There is a lot is why I'm thinking that might be the cause. Thanks if you can help! :)

    • ANSWER:
      Once you start puberty, it's normal to have your own unique musky scent. It will smell stronger to you than to others. If it's foul smelling, then you have an infection and need to see a doctor. When I wax or shave, I notice my scent is stronger than when I let the hair grow in.

      It's normal for your scent to be stronger after a run....just like it's normal for you to sweat more and have more odor from your arm pits.

      Different types of infections:

      Signs of yeast infections:
      White, cottage cheese-like discharge
      Swelling and pain around the vulva
      Intense itching
      Sometimes a yeast infection can go away on its own just after your period as your period changes the chemical balance.

      Signs of bacterial vaginosis:
      A white, gray or yellowish vaginal discharge
      A fishy odor that is strongest after sex or after washing with soap
      Itching or burning
      Slight redness and swelling of the vagina or vulva
      See a doctor for treatment

      Signs of trichomoniasis
      A watery, yellowish or greenish bubbly discharge
      An unpleasant odor
      Pain and itching when urinating
      Most apparent after your period
      See a doctor for treatment.

  50. QUESTION:
    Mysterious infection, please help?
    Thanks for looking into my question. I believe I’m afflicted with a mysterious infection that I’m completely baffled with now. Here’s a list of items of concerns:

    1.To this date, it has been almost 3 years since I had unprotected sexual contact w/ my ex-ex-girlfriend, I suspect I have acquired this infection from her since she cheated which is the reason I broke up with her. At that point I got myself tested for the common array of major STDs and got negatives across the board.
    2.For the entire course of my possible infection, I have not shown or observed any symptoms at all, thus prompting no treatment up to this date
    3.The first time I had unprotected sexual contact with my ex-girlfriend was about a year ago, after which she displayed no apparent symptom except that during intercourse, her vaginal secretion will emit a really strong foul odor which wasn’t the case when I had protected sexual contact with her for the first couple months. She was given various treatments but nothing was curing the foul odor and since it did not cause any other discomfort, she did not pursue further treatment
    4.The first experience of unprotected sexual contact with my current girlfriend is similar to the last one, no symptoms until we had unprotected sexual contact, which is the very reason that lead me to believe I am the one to blame for the infection. This time however, when she did display symptoms, they include itchiness, excess vaginal discharge, and general discomfort, but there was no foul odor. She had her period one day after the symptoms start to manifest and after the period the symptoms were gone. I made the mistake of having unprotected sex with her again and the symptoms came back. She had since been tested for various components of Bacterial vaginosis including Trichomoniasis and Candidiasis but none are positive. She was given treatments nevertheless and her symptoms are again disappearing.

    My question is, how do I get myself tested in this case? I have no precise name of virus/bacteria to chase after and by laws of cause and effect I’m obviously to blame for these infections. What test should I do? Urine? I have just gotten a complete blood test recently and I know I’m clean in all major STDs. Are there drugs I can take?

    Thanks for the advises. Thank you for your time.
    I think I need to mention this.

    When I was with my ex-ex-girlfriend, We both got tested positive Chlamydia at one time, we talked it out and both got treated and we both was tested negative in the aftermath. However this is not a question on relationships so I will not add redundant information. My question is, could my Chlamydia infection have somehow made me vulnerable and is responsible for my current infection?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi look u really need to seek Urologist medical advice in that u may need a broad spectrum antibiotic as u may be still harbouring germs not STD's that cause infection in your partner .
      It is very hard to diagnose ,all I can do is speculate Ciao ♥


Causes Of Unpleasant Vaginal Odor

Written By: admin - Nov• 08•11

Are you among the women who suffer from fishy vaginal discharge and you don't know anymore how to cure it? Did you spend a fortune on feminine soaps and antibiotics to mask the odor? Actually, there many home remedies for vaginal odor that work very well in treating the cause of your discharge.

For women it is very embarrassing even mentioning that they suffer from vaginal discharge thinking that other people will judge them as been unclean. The unpleasant feminine odor has lots of causes, poor hygiene been just one of them. You are rather suffering from vaginal yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis. However, there are certain things that you could do about it yourself.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How can i get rid of unpleasant vaginal odor?
    I have been to the doctor numerous times and they can never find anything wrong with me, but yet I have an unpleasant odor. It has caused me to become self conscious. I have heard of a new product called Enzara that the company claims works, but I have been hesistant to purchase it. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like you have a lot of bacterial down there and it's causing a smell. Whatever you do....DON'T DOUCHE! Douching does more harm than good, so don't do it! You should try Feminine wash by Summer's Eve to clean down there. During the day, use Feminine powder and Feminine wipes. All of these products are made by Summer's Eve and you can find them in any store next to the pads and tampons. I use all of these products everyday, and I don't have odor anymore, so you try it. It worked for me, it should work for you.

  2. QUESTION:
    Can an IUD be the cause of vaginal odor?
    Very good hygeine, always smelled normal until i got the iud. Now after having intercourse, there is a strong unpleasant odor. No discharge or other symptoms. Other than bacterial vaginosis could it be from my IUD? also any suggestions on stopping it (NOT douches, i know those are not good)
    i also have hypothyroidism and take meds for lungs, thyroid and some mental issues. But i dont think those are related

    • ANSWER:
      It just might be because of your IUD. I would definitely get it checked out.

  3. QUESTION:
    What is the cause of vaginal discharge with odor ?
    I'm a healthy girl who always maintains good body hygiene. A few months ago I've had unpleasant odor discharge and itchiness but it was gone after a few weeks. Now I'm having it again and it's beginning to worry me. Can you tell me what is the cause of this condition and what should I do about it ?

    • ANSWER:
      Change of vaginal discharge appears when the vaginal pH balance is disturbed, causing vaginitis. There are many factors that can upset the balance of the acidity level, such as using harsh soap to clean the vaginal area, perfumed feminine sprays, antibiotics medicines, douching or other vaginitis development.
      To prevent vaginitis : choose cotton panties as cotton allows air flows and absorbs moisture easily, avoid wearing tight pants for long period, avoid douching or using feminine spray to your vaginal area and clean your genital area with mild soap (be sure to dry thoroughly with clean towel).
      Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is the most common cause of vaginal infection.
      Beside the vaginal discharge with odor, BV is usually indicated with itching and burning, inflammation and swelling of the vulva. Sometimes BV can go away without treatment. However to avoid complications such as pelvic inflammatory disease, it is advisable to treat BV to relieve symptoms and stop it from recurring. Since antibiotics can kill both ‘bad’ bacteria and “good” bacteria, BV is better be treated with natural treatment and following methods that cut the root causes of bacteria vaginosis.

  4. QUESTION:
    Unpleasant odor? do i have vaginal infection or its just the feminine wash?
    Hi Im jana 12 years old. I need help I noticed this since i didnt get my period for 3 months. and 2 months of using the feminine wash. When i was changing I removed shorts I smelled something. . I think its the white or greenish mucus that comes out, the smell reached my shorts, i think the mucus thingy is normal for me before you have your period. Now after 1 one week my mom said the smell of my room is disgusting. I also smelled it it smelled the same with the smell of my shorts the other week. I know its disgusting and embarassing. the smell was all over my room. I just started my very first period January 2010 I havent got my period for 3 months. so is it normal cause i didnt get my period for so long that the smell was like that? or is it the feminine wash? my doctor said i should wash my vagina for 2 times a day. but now im doing it once a day. should i discontinue? or is it just i didnt get my period for so long that's why its like that? when ask my mom. .she wont answer me. .
    SO PLEASE HELP ! IM WEARING PAJAMAS RIGHT NOW AND THE SMELL REACHED MY PAJAMA AGAIN SO I ALWAYS CHANGE.

    THANKS!
    btw. the pediatrcian told me to use feminine wash months before i started my period started. Ever know and then that time i change the feminine wash everytime its no more. this january 2010 i started my first period. the last one was march. i used ph care before using lactacyd that im currently using right now. i noticed the smell since last month and i itch. and sometimes lower abdomen pains.
    should i need to go to a pediatrician or gynecologist ?
    the let me use the feminine wash when i was 10 or 11 ? i still didnt get my period that time. i started at 12.

    • ANSWER:
      for your period not being on time please consult a gynecologist immediately.

      to get rid of vaginal odor you can easily make use of some home remedies. These are natural cures which are bound to provide you quick permanent relief from a smelly vaginal

      http://ezinearticles.com/?Causes-and-Cures-For-Vaginal-Odor&id=4461045

  5. QUESTION:
    Vaginal Odor and irritation?
    Okay,

    So not long ago I was dating a guy who I found out was a little more sexually active than I had been led to believe, so I went to the Doctors and had my 1st ever paps-mere done and also insisted on being tested for STDs. To my relief, all STD results came back negative. But my Pap came back bad and I had to go to a professional. Turned out I had a condition called Displasia which is something that causes HPV (not 100% understanding of it all) and after a horrible experience with the probing and removal of the "issue" and a biopsy, I was left bleeding for well over 2 months! Talk about a horrible experience. Of course during this month, I had experienced some more potent than normal odors which I assumed was due to the surgical laser-based biopsy and removal of the displacement. Well the healing has finally passed I believe because the bleeding had ceased. Unfortunately, I started getting a mild itchy-like irritation that happens only at certain random times and have been releasing a thicker, whiter fluid for my vagina that puts off a very unpleasant odor.

    I wasn't sure if this was due to my surgery or if was a bacterial infection like yeast infection... I bought the over the counter Monistat Kit and haven't used it cause I am not sure if this is the appropriate situation for it or maybe I should go back to the doctor who performed my surgery. I used to have no odor or problems til after my surgery. But its been bout 4 or 5 months since my surgery. Should I get retested for STDs?? Should I go back to my doctor? Should I take the monistat pill 1st?? What do you think it is and what do you think I should do?

    • ANSWER:

  6. QUESTION:
    How are bacterial vaginal infections caused?
    I'm curious b/c I got a pH of 6 on a vagisil screening test, and I am NOT sexually active. I have a strong unpleasant odor, yellow discharge, itching, and a bit of a rash. I also have soreness around the vaginal area. I am wondering if I got these symptoms from public bathrooms or eating too much refined sugar or something else.

    • ANSWER:
      Such infection can come from unhygienic utilities as well as from a partner.

  7. QUESTION:
    Vaginal odor question?
    I can't believe that I'm asking this as it's really embarrassing. But my boyfriend says that I've got vaginal odor that's unpleasant. He makes out like I have terrible hygiene and don't care about it, but that's just not true! I wash the area with unscented, mild soap every time I get in the shower. I have treated repeatedly for BV and yeast infection thinking that might be the problem. I drink a ton of water everyday. I eat a lot of yogurt. I don't douche (never have, never will...or cleanse up in the vagina), and I don't have any std's. I wipe from front to back. I don't wear a lot of tight clothes. I do shave the area, but I shouldn't think that would cause a huge problem. Still, my boyfriend complains about the odor, and he acts like I'm ignorant to female problems. I'm not ignorant to the problem, but I also don't know what to do anymore. A part of me thinks he's just not fond of the way I personally smell, especially since I don't think it smells particularly bad. I have had a few infections in my life, but they're not chronic. Could it be that's just the way I smell? Could it be the lubricant we use? I'm just at a loss here!

    • ANSWER:
      Seems you're doing everything right. And you know what to or not do.
      No, never douche. It'll upset the vaginal ph level. (Vaginas are 'self cleaning' ovens if you've not heard that term before..lol)

      Tell him it's normal and if he doesn't like it, then tell him to get lost. He's not worth the trouble if he doesn't understand a woman's body. Sorry, but true.

      Ask him if he's brushing his tongue and flossing!! That can affect smelling!!

  8. QUESTION:
    I have a strange vaginal discharge, doctors have found no infection - what could be causing this?
    Recently i have experienced an excess amount of vaginal discharge which is whitish yellow in colour and has an unpleasant odor. I have visited the doctor three times and they have been unable to find any infection. Any suggestions for an alternate cause, or something i can do to help it. I find it to be very embarrassing and its effecting my self-esteem, especially sexually.

    • ANSWER:
      If they haven't found an infection then you are most likely healthy. Just wash more often. Maybe the smell is caused by your diet.

  9. QUESTION:
    Should I see a doctor about yellow vaginal discharge?
    It dries yellow and has a slightly unpleasant odor. However, I do not have any pains, vaginal irritation, itchiness, or bumps, etc.
    I have never participated in any sort of sexual activity either.
    (If my age is relevant, I am 18.)

    It isn't a recent development, but I've just recently begun to question the normality of this condition.

    Do I have a problem? Did I somehow acquire an STD through some other way than sex? Should I see a doctor? What is causing this?

    • ANSWER:
      Vaginal discharge should be clear or whitish. If yours is coming out yellow or green you might want to see a gyno just to check it out

  10. QUESTION:
    Can it still be BV if my discharge is normal, but a new fishy odor has suddenly appeared?
    I've always had normal vaginal odor, but literally overnight, I started having an abnormal stronger and "fishier" smell coming from inside that won't go away no matter how much I cleanse. There has been no pain, burning, itching, discolored or excess discharge...just this odor that I've never had before and is extremely unpleasant and strong. It has persisted for about 2 weeks now. I figured it might be a bacterial infection, so I've been drinking cranberry juice, eating yogurt with live cultures, drinking more water, and so far nothing has worked. It also might be worth mentioning that I had a couple of drops of blood mixed in with my normal discharge for about 3 days during this time. It was just a very light pink, and would only come out when I wiped. It went away, but it was weird since I wasn't even close to my period. Today I tried RepHresh to help balance my ph and to hopefully eliminate the odor. I just don't see how it can be BV though without the mentioned discharge that they say normally comes with it. I'm also not sure what could have caused the odor, since I've always been extremely hygenic. The smell intensifies when having intercourse too.

    I am sexually active, on the pill, and have been taking calcium supplements daily for the past month and a half.

    And I know, I know. I'll see a Gyno. Just want to see if anyone can offer any helpful advice or insight in the mean time.
    The slightly pink discharge only lasted 3 days and has been gone for several days now. It didn't appear till about a week after the odor. Discharge is back to clear/milky and light.
    Have had the same sex partner before the odor appeared, our fluids were compatible then and produced no abnormal smell. :(

    • ANSWER:

  11. QUESTION:
    WOMEN ONLY! Personal Question?
    I have excessive and clumpy vaginal discharge, it has an unpleasant odor.
    Also, I have very bad genital sweating, which also causes a musty,
    acidic sweaty odor. I sometimes get small, zit-like lumps around my pubic area.
    I've never had a sexual partner, I'm 15 and very self conscious about that area.
    The smell can get so strong.

    Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.
    I'm too embarrassed to talk to mum about it, and won't even consider
    a doctor or gynecologist.

    Can anybody give me some peace of mind!?
    Thankyou.

    • ANSWER:
      You mom has gone through this, and it is ok that you have never had sex. That is not what causes this.

      But you do need to talk to your mom, and go see the doctor and have it checked out. And you may as well do it now while you are young. As you get older you will be going to the doctor a lot with one issue or another.

  12. QUESTION:
    i hate vaginal discharge how do you girls handle it!! Please read?
    Hello ladies..
    I'm 17 years old,and yes i know the vaginal discharge is a must we all get it and it's the way the vagina cleans itself.
    But my lately i've been disliking the fact that ..well,here's the thing.First of all I'm a full virgin,as in I've made no sexual contact at all. Alright,so i get vagina discharge nearly on a daily basis,I've heard this is normal and i can wear panty liners but I want to feel free like every other girl seems to.I hate wearing thongs at times..cause discharge on thin thongs is so uncomfortable.
    And another thing i get it a lot at school,it's so uncomfortable i feel so wet..and moist! And,today was the last day of my period and i had a VERY UNPLEASANT discharge the odor smelly and i couldn't wait to get home and shower.I'm afraid to date because of this as well..I'm dying to go to the gyno,can someone advice me on their women hygiene ways to maintain fresh,cause discharge makes me feel dirty :( ..

    Is there a way i can speak to a gyno online,or someone..

    Thanks in advance.
    oh yes,i got my period at the age of 13 so i've had this discharge issue like around the age 15 and at the age of 14 or 15 i believe i got a smear test but the gyno didn't tell me anything wrong..
    maybe,cause my "mind" is sexually active? ..

    • ANSWER:
      Probably nothing wrong, its just an icky fact of life...if you feel it is more unpleasant than it should be, go to a dr - if you don't have $ you can go to your local free health clinic (every city has one, its state funded) and get checked out for free and without parental consent....also, there are really great pantie liners for thongs - i think from Always but not sure - i have used them and they are fabulous.....

      and hey, there is alway douche - it should be something used VERY rarely but it can help when you are thinking the odor isn't so pleasant - the reason you shouldn't use it so much is b/c it washes out all the GOOD bacteria you have in there as well as some bad.....

      welcome to the wild world of being a woman....yeah, its great, loll..

  13. QUESTION:
    Why are people so obsessed with covering up the natural scent of their (or their sexual partner's) vagina?
    Probably the most self-consciousness is about smell. Yes, we have all heard the fish jokes. Most women will at some time notice a stronger smell than usual and feel concerned. If you feel you may have a problem, then see a doctor as you may have an infection or an STD. If you are healthy and do not have a
    medical problem, then the most probable cause is hygiene. Vaginal fluid is healthy, necessary and normal, and it does not usually have a strong odour. It has such an ever so slight and subtle smell, that it is hardly noticeable and usually quite pleasant, much like sweat has a nice subtle, salty smell, but if left unchecked it becomes a strong and unpleasant odour. A considerate lover will always make sure she is fresh and clean
    before engaging in sex. Some women are so self-conscious about their odour that they become fanatically clean and go so far as to use perfumed products. This is a bad idea, as your vaginal fluids contain pheromones which act as aphrodisiacs.

    • ANSWER:
      if you have sexual chemistry with someone then your body smells will be attractive to them. but since u cant have sexual chemistry with everyone, and people are lonely, they try to mask their smell so that more people will like them

      so, that's why people are obsessed with covering up the natural scent

      ~vadge~

  14. QUESTION:
    This is very embarrassing and I need help?
    For quite a while it seems as if I have an unpleasant odor coming from my vaginal area. Also a yellowish color comes out and hardens up and it makes it embarrassing and is a huge problem for me. Sometimes I don't want to go places cause of the problem. I'm not sexually active and I'm 17. The only other adult in the house is my dad and i don't want to ask him or go to a doctor. I just need to know what I should do about this.
    My periods don't bother me really bad. It's my step dad and our doctor is all the way on Fort Knox. I bathe regularly and take care of myself. Is there a specific reason it's happening?How long do yeast infections last?

    • ANSWER:
      please read below about vaginal odor, vaginal discharge and bacterial vaginosis

  15. QUESTION:
    26wks4days & notice a lot more discharge? Watery? May be TMI BUT NEED YOUR HELP!?
    As the title reads I am 26wks 4days along. Sorry in advance if TMI~

    I've noticed the past 4 days or so that I seem to be leaking a lot more vaginal discharge then usual. Normally, like only a few days ago, my vaginal discharge is thicker.. It sticks to my underwear and is white or clear - but very, very normal for me. Recently it's changed to almost a water-like-substance.

    I feel like I've wet myself but I don't feel it coming out.. The wetness covers my whole panty-line and a little further back. Should I be worried?? :( I can't go by odor checks, because I've ALWAYS had a fairly unpleasant odor - even before pregnancy (cuz of hormones).

    I can still feel my baby move. He still kicks, but not as much as usual... It's mostly him moving around, stretching, shifting... It warps my belly at times. I just figured he's doing that more now cause he's getting bigger. But he IS still kicking.. Just not as much as last week.

    PLEASE HELP!! Thanks for reading. What could be happening? What should I do?.. :( xx
    I lied - sometimes I DO feel the leaking sensation.. Like I do right now.. I'm sitting at the moment. But I still feel my baby shifting and such ~ PLEASE HELP!!??! :( ...

    • ANSWER:
      I would go to your doctor, just to be on the safe side. Any change in discharge should be discussed with your doctor. The "water-like substance" may be amniotic fluid leaking out. I don't want to scare you, but it is possible. You'd want to see your doctor right away if that was the case. Hopefully it's just a change due to hormones. Good luck!

  16. QUESTION:
    RE: HELP! 26wks4days & notice a lot more discharge? Watery? May be TMI BUT NEED YOUR HELP!?
    As the title reads I am 26wks 4days along. Sorry in advance if TMI~

    I've noticed the past 4 days or so that I seem to be leaking a lot more vaginal discharge then usual. Normally, like only a few days ago, my vaginal discharge is thicker.. It sticks to my underwear and is white or clear - but very, very normal for me. Recently it's changed to almost a water-like-substance.

    I feel like I've wet myself but I don't feel it coming out.. The wetness covers my whole panty-line and a little further back. Should I be worried?? :( I can't go by odor checks, because I've ALWAYS had a fairly unpleasant odor - even before pregnancy (cuz of hormones).

    I can still feel my baby move. He still kicks, but not as much as usual... It's mostly him moving around, stretching, shifting... It warps my belly at times. I just figured he's doing that more now cause he's getting bigger. But he IS still kicking.. Just not as much as last week.

    PLEASE HELP!! Thanks for reading. What could be happening? What should I do?.. :( xx

    Additional details
    I lied - sometimes I DO feel the leaking sensation.. Like I do right now.. I'm sitting at the moment. But I still feel my baby shifting and such ~ PLEASE HELP!!??! :( ...

    • ANSWER:
      Yes your discharge can change after so many weeks of being pregnant. I had a friend that had it just like you explained and she went to the hospital and they said it was a bacterial infection. The doc gave her meds and I guess it went away. We dont talk about stuff like that all the time if you know what I mean?! I wouldnt worry about it really unless it was pink, red, or has some pink flesh in it.

  17. QUESTION:
    Help me please! Vaginal Discharge Dilemma!?
    I have been having heavy daily discharge for nearly 5 years (before I even started having my period).

    My only symptom is the heavy and odoured discharge. The odour is an unpleasant, fishy- like scent.

    This is not a yeast infection. I went to my OB/GYN and she did a swab to test for bacterial vaginosis. The result was negative. I was certain that this was the condition I have been experiencing... So I don't know what to do!!

    I was on birth control for three weeks for period regulation. However, I just stopped due to extreme breast enlargment as a result. My gyno thought it may help with the discharge, but it did not make a noticable difference.

    I have not been secually active, so it is not an STI/STD.
    However, I am in a relationship which is headed in the direction of intercourse, so i NEED to take care of this embarassing and uncomfortable situation. I have never utilized douches or anything of the sort, so I have no idea what could have caused such a condition at a young young age for such a prolonged period!!
    THIS IS NOT A NORMAL DISCHARGE.
    PLEASE AID ME WITH ANY INSIGHT YOU MAY HAVE!!!

    • ANSWER:
      OK. First get a different gyno. The first thing a good doctor would have done upon seeing a negative test result would have been to test for something else. And keep testing until the cause was found.
      Just keep looking. You'll find it. Then, you can fix it.

  18. QUESTION:
    Embarrassing?? TMI sorry :( ?
    Ok, this is really embarrassing (tmi...sorry) anyways, I am pregnant....but I have a couple of problems, SO PLEASE BE NICE, first I have pain during sex, like deep pain, no burning or itching, no bleeding, just pain...second, I am not sure if I have vaginal discharge or if I am leaking urine?? How do you tell which it is?? I usually wear a pad and on it - it's just a yellowish color, there is an odor, it's not fishy, but unpleasant, and a few times there is a faint smell of ammonia?? Please don't tell me to go to the doctor, cause I am already going, I just want to know if anyone has anything similar......I already feel disgusting and really embarrassed about asking this and going to the doctor....so please just be nice.....if you have any advice about what is wrong..I would appreciate it, I think it would ease me a little about going to the doctor....... :(

    Thanks in advance
    Whitney - I am not a hoe, I am married, and if you can't say anything helpful, please don't say anything at all!
    I reported Whitney too, so thanks a bunch!! And thanks to everyone for actually answering - I just don't understand why certain people have to be rude and say nasty things :(
    Especially when they don't know you....so again thanks :)

    • ANSWER:


Causes Of Foul Vaginal Odor

Written By: admin - Nov• 07•11

What Causes Fishy or Foul Smelling Odor or Discharge Right after Sex? Embarrassed with Fishy Smell Discharge from Vagina?

Are you embarrassed with the fishy smell from your vagina and afraid that others will find out?

Do you have colorless fishy foul smelling discharge right after sex?

Are you afraid to have sex because your partner would find out your fishy smelling vagina?

Do you have an IUC placed?

Do you have sore vulva that causes intense pain?

Bacterial Vaginosis is the culprit, causing fishy foul smelling odor from down under!

Bacterial Vaginosis is one of the most common vaginal infections and outnumbers yeast infections by nearly 2:1. BV is caused when there are more pathogenic (bad) bacteria in the vagina than beneficial (good) ones, which happens when the vaginal pH becomes elevated, allowing "bad" bacteria to thrive.

According to Dr. Seibel, women experience many of the most common pH triggers for vaginal infection on a regular basis:

1. Menstruation and Tampons: The pH of blood is 7.4, which is much more alkaline than the normal pH of the vaginal environment, which is anywhere from 3.5 to 4.5. Tampons absorb menstrual fluids for extended periods of time, and are therefore among the most common pH triggers that can lead to infection.

2. Intercourse: sexual intercourse can also change vaginal pH. Sweat and bodily fluids, like semen, with a pH of 7.1 to 8, and can elevate pH.

3. Douching: any vaginal infusion of water or other fluids can affect vaginal pH, as the pH of water is 7. Fragrances and perfumes can also irritate the vagina.

4. Medication: many different kinds of medications, from birth control pills to IUCs to antihistamines, can alter hormone levels, dry out the body, or change the pH of the body's most sensitive tissues.

5. Hormonal changes: Pregnancy, menopause and your normal monthly cycle can cause hormone changes which alter vaginal pH, raising women's susceptibility to infection.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    does cigarette smoking cause vaginal odor?
    Every since i started smoking a different brand of cigarettes i have been having this foul sour smelling vaginal odor, just want to know is the cigarettes causing it?

    • ANSWER:
      It might depend on which mouth you are using for smoking! lol

      But why not change back to the other brand?

      Better still, give up smoking.

      Because your breath, your hair and your clothes will smell of stale smoke, no matter how careful you are.

      I wouldn't worry about your vagina, that's not the first thing most people are going to smell!

      (Unless you lead a very interesting life!)

  2. QUESTION:
    Foul vaginal odor sometimes?
    I have had yearly pap smears since I was 18, I'm 22 now. All of em were normal results. I have always had a bad smell from down there at certain times of the month. (I am on birth control pills).
    I have no itching, odd discharge, or anything. I have mentioned a slight yellow discharge and the smell to my doc. and he said its normal and the pap came out normal. He said sometime b/c pills can cause the discharge, so that is normal.

    It seems when I wear a panty liner, I dont notice any smell. When I do not use a panty liner, the smell is there, to me anyway, its bad...when spread my legs like when i'm sitting, it just smells discusting. Again, with a panty liner no smell.

    How do i get rid of the smell. I know I sweat real bad down there, I am a bit overweight. It is very embarassing and I woud like real suggestions from other women who have this problem.
    I do try and shave often. Sometimes there still is a bit of hair there.
    I wash everyday. I have noticed that I dont smell it as much or at all when i wear cotten panties.

    • ANSWER:
      just clean every day, and i know wearing a panty liner sucks but it's much better than smelling, oh and there some powders you can use that help too, you will just have to shop around for the one that is the best for you, (vagasil fem powders and stuff like that)........shhhh i have the same problem

  3. QUESTION:
    foul vaginal odor...help?
    First i want to ask people to not be rude.
    I wash GOOD, i make sure i do. And after a shower its okay for the first couple hours, but then there's always a bad smell, sometimes I can still smell it even with my pants on. It scares me a little and its causing a problem with me and my fiance because i don't want to have sex.
    I'm having alot of discharge and im on the birth control pill yaz.
    Theres no itching or burning, no rashes.
    Does anyone have any idea whats causing this, or what i could do about it?

    • ANSWER:
      Could be Bacterial Vaganoisis. I had it once, and it was very odd and strongggg smelling. Look it up! I had no other symptoms but the smell, I had to go to the gyno to get medicine for it and after I did it never came back!

      Good Luck!

  4. QUESTION:
    I have a white milky vaginal discharge that keeps leaking out of me along with a foul odor?
    I went the gyno to check it out and they did all std tests and everything came out negative. They also said i dont have a yeast infection. They gave me an antibiotics for a bacterial infection (ciprofloxicin), I took it all but still have this leakage.What else could be causing this? Please help!!

    • ANSWER:
      cipro is not usually used to treat BV. it is usually treated w/ flagyl or metronitizole, or cleocin.
      i would call your dr to find out for sure what they are treating you for. since cipro is not used to treat BV you will still have the odor and d/c.
      call them tomorrow and let them know you are still having the symptoms and see if they will call something else in for you.

  5. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of vaginal odor?
    I've noticed that my vagina has a very strong, very gross odor. It's been like this for as long as I can remember, and I don't have any considerable amount of discharge, and the little that I do isn't discolored, or having a strange consistency. I've also noticed that when I masturbate, the odor becomes stronger.

    I know the main symptoms of yeast infections are a strong odor, and yellow or green discharge. I don't have any itching or anything, so I'm pretty sure it's not a yeast infection. Also, I've heard that douching can cause odors to be worse, because it disturbs the natural bacteria.

    Is there any way that I can get rid of the foul odor without douching?
    How exactly should one wash there? I usually just use mild soap, warm water and a wash cloth.

    • ANSWER:
      you may have bacterial vaginosis.
      it's quite a common infection 1/10 women will get it some point in their lives.
      its a smelly (fishy, musty) infection that doesn't itch.
      it's caused by a change in the balance of bacteria in the vagina caused by: a change in sexual partner, strong washing powders, shower gels, douching etc
      it's also more likely to develop in women who have an iud (like me)
      it doesn't mean you're dirty, in fact its more likely to develop in women who clean down there more regularly.
      it clears up after a short dose of antibiotics given to you by your doctor, nurse, sexual health nurse.
      in some cases it will clear up by itself.
      washing it with gels etc will actually make it worse, you should just use water.
      it's not a sexully transmitted infection so no one else will have to be treated.

  6. QUESTION:
    foul sour smelling vaginal odor during intercourse around time of ovulation?
    They say that during the time of ovulation, a sweet smell should arise. Not for me! For me it is exactly the opposite. I noticed this just recently, so maybe it has been going on for sometime, or just began, I don't know. The odor is like a sour smell, almost that of sulfer, and it ONLY arizes during intercourse. There is no discharge, and the smell goes away after I shower. The last couple of times I have noticed it, it has been around the time of ovulation.
    Has anyone had similar occurances? Or possibly know what it might be caused from?

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  7. QUESTION:
    pcos and foul odor???
    ive been diagnosed with pcos since i was 13 and for a while now theres been a foul odor coming from my vaginal area.about 6 months ago i started having this pain in my lower right side of my abdomen.i went to the emergency room a few months ago and they did an x-ray and it didnt show anything,but it took for them to give me an ultrasound to find out i had polycystic ovaries when i was 13..my question is,is this foul odor being caused by my pcos???im a clean person i wash up almost everytime after i use the bathroom.is there any treatment for this???

    thanks.... (need answers from only people who have been through this or by doctors)

    • ANSWER:
      PCO should not cause any odour or discharge. Sounds like you have a vaginal infection and need to see your Dr. Try treating yourself with Monistat or some sort of an antifungal first if you would prefer. Has nothing to do with PCO or being clean. Mater of fact a lot of soaps can be the cause of vaginal infections such as yeast infections.
      Good luck.

  8. QUESTION:
    How to stop foul odor?
    I've had white lotiony discharge for about 2 years now.

    It increased for a while and, and then decreased.

    Currently, it is sometimes white (and gets yellow by the end of the day sometimes), and most of the time it is clear and watery. I'm worried, because now the odor has gotten worse. I can just be sitting down, and smell it.
    I've been to the doctors a lot, they said it was normal. I was recently tested for diseases, and have none.

    The odor just started maybe a week or 2 ago. I haven't been sexually active for a while, so it can't be that.

    I do masturbate, so could that be a cause?

    Is the foul odor a bad sign? Is there any way that I can stop the odor?

    And is it not safe to have oral sex because of my discharge (assuming the odor will stop)?

    I use vaginal spray (i think it's called fds). Could that be a factor?

    • ANSWER:
      Masturbating is not a cause, but the vaginal spray might be. A lot of women are irritated by vaginal sprays and the only signs are the odor. Since you have tested negative for everything, I would suggest you either douche and see what happens (don't do this often), or get a yeast infection kit and see what happens. It could also just be your natural odor. Not long ago, I had a really foul odor and I used a yeast infection treatment kit and I'm back to normal. You say you've had this problem about 2 years so it's possible that's just your natural scent.

  9. QUESTION:
    does this sound like gonorrhea HELP PLEASe?
    i found out 4 nights ago that one of the people i had sex with just found out he has gonorrhea . we don't know how because i was clean for sure and he was too so we're just in shock now .
    anyway it was unprotected and he says i more than likely have it cause all the stuff i've been feeling , i'm going to get tested tomorrow . but i just wana know if it sounds like i have it .
    i'm also on my period and was when i found out , so some symptoms like bleeding in between periods i haven't experienced cause i just s tarted gettin these symptoms a little over a week ago .
    and is it still possible to test me even when i'm on my period ?
    none of these symptoms are period , i know for a fact their not .

    symptoms i've been feeling
    _____________________

    very bad abdominal pain
    fever
    irregular menstral
    pain putting tampons in , same thing as pain during sex .
    having to pee more
    pain when peeing
    strong odors down there
    been very nausious
    bumps that hurt really bad , itch , and blister that are around my vagina , on the flaps , and on my butt cheeks .
    also my bumhole has been irratated as it seems , although everything down there is .

    xxx thanks . please try and answer my question don't give me a lecture okay ?

    its starting to feel like its turning into pelvic inflammatory cause the foul vaginal odor .

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  10. QUESTION:
    Vaginal Disharge & now Foul Oder??
    Since I was young before I started my period I started to experience vaginal discharge. Never thought anything of it just thought it was normal. I became pregnant and hoped it would go away. During pregnancy my ob/gyn said I had a yeast infection so I thought maybe it would go away after treating it. It was still there. So then I tought maybe the dischare would go away after birth. It seemed to just get worst. It started to turn to a white yellowish color with a foul kinda fishy odor. I got an IUD inserted & my dr. never said anything so I thought it was normal.

    Im starting to get very uncomfortable with my self and imbaressed cause the odor is so bad. I shower & clean myself regularly. Any idea's on what could be causing this problem??

    I have also heard that if your sexually active during a yeast infection to tell your dr. cause the male carries the yeast infection so he needs medicine as well. Is this true??
    I no longer have health insurance & cant afford to pay to see the dr. Any helpful idea's on what I should do??

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately most women will at some stage in their life have an Candida/yeast infection, and occasionally our partner may pick up the infection, and will need to be treated too.

      A course of antibiotics, pregnancy, diabetes, chemotherapy immune disorders and a few other prescription drugs can cause or increase the chances of developing an infection. Hence persistent yeast infections need to reassessed to see if you have no underlying conditions.

      You can buy some good over the counter treatments such as Monistat1,2 & 3 day treatment and Gynazole1 day treatment which is topical treatments, and then there is a oral prep such as Diflucan which you may need a prescription.

      If you ask you pharmacist he/she will tell you which are the better ones to use.

      As I said if the infection clears up and then comes back you need to have a reassessment for underlying conditions.

  11. QUESTION:
    Sex and foul vaginal smell? Yay or nay?
    I've just had a miscarriage and finished bleeding in the past couple of days. Discharge is now normal looking and no other symptoms but I still have a faint foul odour. I was trying to look up what might cause it or what I might do to fix it and my boyfriend asked what I was doing as I was trying to smell it. I told him "it doesn't smell like fish or urine... I don't know? Old blood? Death?" Now he wants to leave and not have sex at all. He's looking for the opinion of the Y!A community if he's right or not.

    • ANSWER:
      this could be a bacterial infection which can be caused from antibiotics. Or your body may still be flushing out from your miss carriage i seriously suggest talking with your doctor

  12. QUESTION:
    Why I always have a vaginal discharge?
    I had undergone several laboratory test "pap smear and gram staining" to ensure what types of bacteria causing it but all results showed "only mixed bacteria". Trans vaginal scan also performed yet still negative, My Ob prescribed me with high doses of medicines like zithromax and metronidazole... but i still noticed that my discharges sometimes yellowish , greenish.. No foul odor, No abdominal pain. I didnt hav sex for a long time! im worried about it. Pls help.

    • ANSWER:
      It's normal to have some vaginal discharge, as the vagina stays moist as part of its self-cleansing mechanism. The normal moist discharge clears dead cells and bacteria from the vagina. It comes mainly from glands in the cervix (the neck of the womb), and is slightly acidic, which helps to keep infections at bay. The acidity results from lactic acid, formed by 'friendly' bacteria as they break down sugars.

      The amount of normal discharge varies from woman to woman, and with the menstrual cycle. Many women notice that during the week after a period there is hardly any discharge, and what there is has a thick consistency. Towards the middle of the cycle (about 2 weeks after the start of a period) the amount increases and it becomes thin, slippery and clear, like uncooked egg white. When this discharge is exposed to the air it becomes brownish-yellow, so it is normal to find a yellowish stain on your undies at the middle of the monthly cycle. There may also be a feeling of moistness and stickiness.

      Discharge also increases during pregnancy. And during sexual excitement, vaginal discharge becomes very profuse because two glands near the vaginal opening (the Bartholin's glands) secrete additional slippery mucus, which acts as a lubricant for intercourse.

      Abnormal discharge
      Normal discharge doesn't smell, and does not cause any irritation or itching. A discharge is likely to be abnormal if:

      it smells fishy
      it's thick and white, like cottage cheese
      it's greenish and smells foul
      there's blood in it (except when you have a period)
      it's itchy
      you have any genital sores or ulcers
      you have abdominal pain or pain on intercourse
      it started soon after you had unprotected sex with someone you suspect could have a sexually transmitted disease.
      Possible causes

      bacterial vaginosis
      thrush
      forgotten tampons
      gonorrhoea
      trichomoniasis
      Don't assume that a discharge is necessarily due to thrush; bacterial vaginosis is more common. This gives a fishy-smelling discharge - it's described in detail in the section on vulval problems

  13. QUESTION:
    Vaginal Odor during Pregnancy?
    I'm in my 38th week and starting a week ago I began to notice a foul smell down there.. I just found out that I have Group B Strep infection though.. Would that be the cause of it?

    • ANSWER:
      Im not sure about the Group B Strep but you should report your symptoms to your doctor. You might have just a bacterial vaginosis which you should be put on some antibiotics right away now so that you have it in your system before you go into labor. And don't be embarrassed about it because I hear that vaginal infections are quite common in pregnancy.

  14. QUESTION:
    vaginal odor for me and urinary problems for him?
    i have never in my life had a foul smell to my genital area...but recently i have developed one. my husband is complaining of urinary problems he thinks he may have a kidney stone or something but has yet to go to a doctor. when i was pregnant my doctor told me when i had a urinary tract infection that i could spread it through sex. could my husband have given me something that has made my vagina smell bad? or is it something else? i have NO health insurance at the Moment. but i will be getting some in the next month or two so going to the gyno is not an option right now. but i have to get rid of this odor. its such an offensive odor and it makes me feel horrible about myself. i dont itch at all or burn or have problems going potty but my husband is pissed about the smell and it has caused huge problems in our relationship so i have to take care of it. if there is a cheap home remedy for getting rid of the smell that would be great! any help would be much appreciated. thank you!
    he has on occasion taken viagra im not sure why he does that but he does sometimes and he has been trying to get healthy and weight lifting so he may be taking protien or vitamins

    • ANSWER:
      Douche. Not once but twice.

      If you still 'smell' down there then you should be very concerned and go to a clinic insured or not.

      I have had female friends report when their male partners do not 'pull out' their semen makes then smell bad down there days after.

  15. QUESTION:
    what kind of vaginal infection is it?
    i'm having vaginal discharge, it is pale greenish in color and not really foul in odor. and when it comes out it seems to irritate my external genitalia causing so much itchiness and burning sensation. what can I do?

    • ANSWER:
      could be a infection with Trichomonas Vaginalis

      wash your lingerie at 100 C degrees
      wash every day the interior of your vagina with chamomile tea where you added a bit of bicarbonate. this won't do too much though.
      it's sexual transmited so your boyfriend should have a treatment too.
      the best thing is to go to a doctor. the treatment is with antibiotics and it's very short.

  16. QUESTION:
    Few weeks late on period but a virgin and more? Girls Only Please.?
    I am 13 btw, almost 14, but if you could, please don't judge me by my age, I'm pretty mature for my age. Also, if you don't have an actual answer for the question, then don't answer it. None of those retarded answers please. Okay so I am a few weeks late on my period. Sometimes it will come in the single number days of the month, and sometimes in the teens, but I haven't had it since January 13, what could be wrong? I am not very close to my mom, and although I live with her, I'd rather not talk to her about this. I am also not really close to any of the girls in my family (I find them all immature, and obnoxious). And another thing is I recently started masturbating about last month, but I don't think that it would delay my period.

    Also, about 2 months ago, I started to get a foul vaginal odor, I shower daily, and wash "down there". I have spent about 3 hours looking up causes for this, and cures/preventions such as drinking and eating pineapples, eating of yogurt with at least 15 million or billion (can't remember) cultures, of course shaving (which I do), having a balanced diet which I do have for the most part, and not having a lot of caffeine-filled drinks.

    Another problem I have had is kinda of a salty, sour taste. It's pretty normal for females to taste, or lick there finger after sticking it in there or masturbating if you didn't know. But, this has just recently started to happen about 5 days ago? Yeah, that sounds about right. But, just the other day, I was fingered, which again, I don't think has much do to with it. I mean my boyfriend is pretty much a germ freak :P he washes is hands every other hour it seems like.

    Please help, and since I am a virgin, I don't have any STD's.
    Thanks so much.
    ~Bayleigh.
    Oh, there is no itching or burning a long with the foul odor, so I don't think that I have a yeast infection, candidas, or any vaginitis.

    And yes, I am pretty young, me and my boyfriend have been together 3 years, and he is 1 year older than me. I let him finger me because I just felt that after about 2 1/2 years of waiting he could, because it doesn't bother me. Yes, at the age of 11 he had a pretty strong sex drive. :P
    Answering some of the questions that were asked, pretty healthy, average teen eating habits, or possibly healthier ( my dad is a trainer ), and no eating disorders, I workout about every other Wednesday in a gym, but as for physical activities, nothing but PE, and since I am not at the driving age yet, my friends and I pretty much walk EVERYWHERE, so I guess that could count for physical activity.
    As far as abnormal discharge, nothing really, kinda slimy, but that's what its like for most every females...... Right?
    haha, well thanks for the answers so far.

    • ANSWER:
      This is going to be an answer with a few parts. First: It is normal for your periods to occasionally be irregular within the first few years after getting it. So it's probably nothing to worry about. I used to skip months at a time when I first got mine. The doctors always said that it was normal. I did, however, find out later that I had Endometriosis. So it is POSSIBLE that there is an underlying issue, but I highly doubt it. As far as the odor goes, I would try using a femine wash like "Summers Eve". Sometimes soaps and the perfumes in them can actually CAUSE odor once the smell of the soap has worn off. I really don't think that masterbation has anything to do with your problems. Unless you are not washing your hands before. You could get an infection. Do you have any abnormal discharge? Thick, clumpy, or any other color but milky or clear? If so, I know that you said that you don't want to talk to your Mom about this, but you may want ask her to get an appointment with your GYN. You don't have to tell her that you were fingered or that you are masterbating. These issues are quite common during puberty. Either way, try the wash and if you don't get your period or notice any abnormal discharge, go see the doc. I hope this helps you Bayleigh. Good luck! :)

      PS. Yeast infections DO NOT have a foul smell. A doctor told me that.

  17. QUESTION:
    Please help !!! Doctor told me today found E Coli in Vagina!!?? what is this????
    Please help

    I have been having terrible symptoms of having a runny (sorry i know it's gross) and foul smelling vaginal symptoms. I had a swab done and the DR's office said the doctor went home for the day and said my test came back abnormal-- E Coli in my vaginal swab and I need meds!

    What is this; and is this what is causing my foul odor and discharge? And also what other symptoms come with it..is it cancerous??

    thank you so much
    whew..i feel much better now. Thanks gals !!

    • ANSWER:
      E.coli is a bacteria found in your gastrointestinal tract. It is foul smelling because it is growing inside your vagina but antibiotic should clear it up. it is not cancerous. just be very cautious that you always wipe from front to back and if you are sexually active, do not begin sex in the rectum and then allow him to enter your vagina. E.Coli can get into your vagina and your urinary tract if you do not follow proper hygiene. don't be ashamed or embarassed... it hapens to many women.
      student nurse

  18. QUESTION:
    I have to ask why women douche when it is not right and they know its not?
    My question is for the ladies that douche out there, why do you do it, do you not listen to your doctor when they say its is a very bad thing to do. Douching kills the good bacteria as well as the bad, so why do it. You get your period to clean out the vagina anyway so why douche. Plus your vagina already has a cleaning mechanism in there that keeps you clean, so why douche. I ask these women to please re-educate yourselves on douching and stop doing. it has more bad side effects than good ones, in fact the only thing i cant think of to do it is the feeling of cleanliness. It actually gives you more infections than someone who doesn't douche and actually can wash already infectious bad bacteria up farther into your cervix. So I ask again why do you douche, i suggest you go see your doctor and read up on douching again as it is very unsafe and can do more harm than good. Only douche if your doctor suggests you do otherwise stay clear. other method to clean yourself is to use an unscented soap and warm water to clean the external part of your vagina which is the cause of vaginal odor not the internal tissue. if you have a foul smelling odor its because you could have an infection of some sort or an STD. Clean yourself externally properly and make sure to rinse the soap off thoroughly. Do not ever douche unless suggested by a doctor unless you want those infections to come.
    dude get the hell out a womans question your not a woman so you have no say in this matter, and besides grow the fuck up what are you like 13.
    first off people smoke becuase its addictive, that is why it feels good to them, eating things that are bad for you yes everyone does that, Drinking dont even compare that to douching drinking is good in moderation douching is not at all good for you. As far as people going in the sun well that is just stupidity and they are uneducated in the harm of not using sunblock.
    personal experience

    • ANSWER:
      Why do some people smoke?
      Why do some people eat things that are not healthy?
      Why do some people drink alcohol?
      Why do some people go in the sun without sun-block?

      Point is - people are going to do things that they know aren't good for them because it makes them feel good or more comfortable. Don't like it - ignore it.

  19. QUESTION:
    Vaginal Discharge - Smells?
    I've been on birth control for 2 years no problemo. I take it every day to STOP periods entirely and I let the periods flush out once a year (7 day period). I have always had, even before taking control pills this foul smelling odor from vaginal discharge. It smells like a musty gassy exhaust. I've been to a gynecologist and she said there is no bacterial inflation or infection of any sort. I have never had sex either. The mucus is so excessive that it soaks 1 normal size pad in under an hour and the smell gets quite annoying. I use anti-bacterial soap around the pubic hair but I never wash with soap inside the vagina. I use plain water and take baths/showers every day.

    I do not have any clue as to what this is, nor do any of the doctors i've been to. I have seen over 5 specialized doctors and gotten 15 kinds of swab examinations non have returned back with any kind of infection or disruption.

    Any ideas as to what's causing this?
    My diet consists of :
    40% Fruits/Veggies (Mostly fruits)
    15-20% Meats
    30% Dairy Products
    10% Wheats / Breads

    • ANSWER:
      This is likely not an infection but I dunno

  20. QUESTION:
    Can you keep catching bacterial vaginosis from your spouse?
    Ive read conflicting things about this infection. I have herpes, which ive read makes me more prone to catching bacterial vaginosis. I often experience a foul vaginal odor after my husband and I have sex. Ive also read that if you have alot of sex within a short period of time, your more prone to catching the infection. Ive also read that your at a higher risk for catching bacterial vaginosis if you have multiple partners, but im assuming that's not the case here because as far as I know my husband and I are monogamous. So, is it possible for spouses who are very sexually active to catch bacterial vaginosis? Is the fact that I have herpes causing me to catch it more than usual? If anyone can help me, please do. Thanks.
    I dont know where you're getitng your "medical fact", but from what ive read the infection clears up on its own after a few days. Its not like herpes where you carry it around in your blood for the rest of your life. Im asking if a high level of sexual activity combined with the fact that I have an STD is causing me to be more prone to catching bacterial vaginosis, not how to treat it. Also, we tryed the condom idea & I still had an odor afterwards, so maybe it's just me?

    • ANSWER:
      Bacterial Vaginosis is a pain in the butt.
      You don't necessarily get it from your partner. It's a change in your pH in your vagina. Just like a yeast infection where its an over growth of yeast, this is an over growth of the bacteria that is supposed to be in your vagina. When you partner ejaculates inside of you, his sperm can change your pH.
      I'm going to agree with you and say, yes it be would likely the more sexually active spouses ARE going to be more suspectible to getting BV. It's not a thing you can "catch" btw..Men are not routinely treated for his.
      I don't think* the fact that you have herpes has much to do with it..
      Condom isn't going to help with the smell by the way..not all cases of BV d go away on their own..You have to go in an have them do a whiff test or a gram stain and then get antibiotics- either a pill or a gel..which makes life better in less than 24 hrs. =)
      BV can also be caused from wearing too tight clothing, or non cotton underwear. So lay off the frilly nylon thongs, if that's your thing!

  21. QUESTION:
    Do I have a vaginal infection?
    For approx. five years I have had thick, yellowish discharge. I never thought much of it since it was not accompanied by smell or itching, and I was not sexually active. I went to the doctors eventually, and he said it was not a yeast infection and didn't mention any other problems.

    Though, it has recently become much worse, and there is a foul odor along with it. I recently started taking birth control pills, and have been sexually active, but only with one partner and protection. If it was not a yeast infection, what else could it be? Because it's only getting worse, and it is obviously not normal. Could the pills be causing the odor at least? Or could it have been a yeast infection and the doctor made a mistake?

    Help greatly appreciated. I will be getting to a doctor again soon, but I'd like an idea of what I may be up against here.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi- I like using www.webmd.com website it always lots of info, maybe if you try looking up 'vaginal discharge whats abnormal' and see what you find closest's to you condition, then you approach your doctor with it and see what he has to say then. To answer the question about birth control- yes it can have some effects on discharge any where from smell,color,to texture.

  22. QUESTION:
    Vaginal discharge, what could be causing it?
    So I had my period then a few days later I had clear, mucousy discharge with streaks of blood, then 2 days later it went away then for about a week I had yellow mucousy discharge with a foul odor and now I have the clear discharge again without the blood and no odor and some low abdominal cramping. Any idea what that could be a sign of?

    • ANSWER:
      White and clear discharge is 100% normal...

      But when it changes to yellow, brown, or green and has a strange oder then you need to go to the doctor...

      If it itches like hell and the white discharge changes from normal/liquidy to 'chunky' then it is a yeast infection and you can either go to a doctor or get a test kit and/or anti-fungal kit at walgreens, target, or walmart.

      The clear kind happens when you ovulate... it changes due to the ph of the vagina when this happens... It is cloudy between ovulation and period...

      "Normal" dicharge can be mucousy to almost water... That changes based on your hormoan levels too...

      But ANY TIME there is a nasty smell... It means a trip to the doctor...

      No if's ands or buts!

      Good luck!

  23. QUESTION:
    suddenly thick vaginal fluid?
    I am 13 years old, and i have recently noticed my vaginal fluid has become thicker and more sticky then it has been before.
    it has changed from clear in color, thin, and not at all sticky, to thick, sticky, and off white in color. it doesent have any foul odors to it and it doesent cause me itching and burning. i dont think its a yeast infection...

    i have had my period for about 3 years now, and have never had sex of any kind, so i know it is not an std...

    is this sudden change in vaginal fluid normal, or something to worry about?

    • ANSWER:
      No worries. Discharge normally changes quite a bit throughout the cycle as the uterus changes and that's a very typical consistency/color, I guess your uterus is developing more now even though you've already been menstruating for some time.

  24. QUESTION:
    Help! vaginal irritation, what can i do?
    I've recently(since late Dec) have been having irritation with my vagina. It's been feeling itchy, but on just one flap. it usually happens after i use the bathroom and wipe myself(i wipe front to back)? what is the cause, should i go to the doctor or just buy some vagisil? I know i don't have a yeast infection, b/c i had that 2 yrs ago and i know how it feels, this feels less serious than a yeast infection. this goes away, but comes back weeks later, idk what it is. also, i've been menstruating irregularly, my cycle starts at the end of a month and goes into the next month, last usually about 3/4 days.
    no foul odor, and i have normal discharge. this isn't frequent, and i noticed it started happening after having a pimple on one of my flaps, it went away by itself. after that, i started having minor vaginal irritation, esp. after i washed my vagina with scented soap. i always do, but that time i put too much. maybe an allergic reaction?
    i'm not sexually active at all, still a virgin, so no stds.
    PPL I HAVE NO STDS!!! IM NOT SEXUALLY ACTIVE! i'm telling u, how could i come into contact with a std, if i don't have sex at all! and how r u so sure ppl instantly have herpes when they have a pimple, pimples can appear anywhere in the body! ur not a doctor, so therefore i don't believe ignorant strangers that come to me with nonsense.
    i've had a yeast infection before, so i know what the symptoms are, and this is VERY diff than a yeast infection. it's not even that serious, it's more like a minor rash than an infection. plus, antibiotics don't work on me, b/c they caused my cured yeast infection to come back within weeks.
    last time i had a yeast infection was 2 yrs ago, it was my first time having it.

    • ANSWER:
      WOW can you say the same situation i am in now? yes yes yes, you pretty much described my situation. my period have been lasting alittle longer than usual and have been coming back sooner too. its really weird and might i say annoying? yea that sounds good. but i thought i would try a different soap one time because i like the way it smelt and i heard really good reviews on it so i thought i would try it, but instead i ended up getting a pimple that was really annoying on my right flap, and it hurt really bad and i felt a lot of pressure down there, it was really weird. but i talked to my aunt about it and she suggested that i try dove soap bars that arent scented so i bought the 2 bars of dove exfoliating nonscented BARS, and its not only helped with my problem with my vagina, but also helped with the smoothness of my skin. i highly suggest switching to dove bar soap, exfoliating is really good :)
      good luck, email me back if you need any more tips.
      chelseajbauer@ymail.com

  25. QUESTION:
    Ladies-I want to know if it is possible.....?
    Is it possible to have a strong vaginal odor without getting an infection? Like is it possible that the pH just got a little messed up? Im wondering because the past two times Ive had sex theres been this really strong smell, not fishy, not musky, not my normal smell. My man and I have recently started not using condoms, so can his sweat or something be causing the foul oder? I don't think its an infection. No discharge, no pain, and when ever I use the restroom it smells normal. Oh and when were intimate the fluids look like they normally do, just really smelly. Should I douche and use something like rePHresh to restore the ph? Im thinking about doing that, and following the rePHresh for the whole twelve days, and if it smells after that then Ill take a PH test. But Im not showing any other signs of infection.
    Help. :(
    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      the problem may not be you it may be him. when you are not intimate or like you say buy your self better yet in the morning but not after having sex do you smell the odor?or if you wipe do you smell it?to be cretain insert your finger inside your vagina and see if it has an odor.if not its not you.is he circumcised,some men that are not have to be very maticulous about cleaning under the foreskin because the urine and bacteria stay under the skin which causes a foul odor.if he is circumcised than he may have some kind of infection ,and you didnt notice it when her wore a condom.i would insist he wear one dauring sex until you find out what the odor is from.some men do have a salty smell to their semen but it shouldnt be foul.something doesnt sound right and without some medical attention wich i strongly advise there cant be an exact reason for this odor. good luck.

  26. QUESTION:
    Is it possible I could have Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, even though I've never been sexually active?
    I'm 16 years old, and I've never been sexually active in my life.

    However, lately I've been having symptoms of an STD or a Yeast Infection: vaginal discharge, disgusting odor from "down there", COLORED vaginal discharge, constant abdominal pain, and just recently I've started bleeding although it's only been a week and a half since I've had my last period.

    I've looked up the possible problems that I could be having, and a website listed PID, explaining the symptoms:
    "Women who have symptoms of PID most commonly have lower abdominal pain. Other signs and symptoms include fever, unusual vaginal discharge that may have a foul odor, painful intercourse, painful urination, irregular menstrual bleeding, and pain in the right upper abdomen (rare). ".

    Is there any other disease that I could have besides PID?

    About a year and a half ago I had a Grapefruit sized cyst on my left fallopian tupe that I had to get surgically removed (along with my left fallopian tube), if that could triggered what I have now by any chance.

    I know I should see a doctor and talk to my parents about it, but I want to know for sure if PID is what I really have. After all, all the cases I've read about have been caused because women are sexually active. I don't want to blindly mention that I may have it and my parents un-rightfully assume that I'm lying and have had sex behind their backs, because I haven't.

    Could someone help me out?

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry to hear that you going through such discomfort. PID or Pelvic Inflammatory Disease is typical for women that are sexually active. Since you recently started your menstrual cycle, there could be a link to that. You had a cyst and fallopian tube removed. Hopefully there are no other cysts. Another thing you should look into is to see if your hymen (the layers of skin in your vaginal os (opening)) is not perforated fully. When pubescent girls go through menstruation and the hymen is half to almost completed intact, the blood that is released tends to stay within the vagina. This causes a cesspool of bacterial overgrowth, that eventually climbs up the vaginal canal, into the uterus leading to PID. Not always does it occur, but it's a possibility.
      My overall suggestion is if the pain and foul discharge persist, to see your gynecologist asap. They would do some bacterial cultures, and maybe a manual hymenal rupture to prevent this from occurring later. Another test that would be done is an abdominal ultrasound (a picture that would view your stomach and pelvic region) to better see what's going on. As well as some other blood test, urine test and what not. I hope this helps you.

  27. QUESTION:
    can someone plz help me out for 10pts?
    can a yeast infection cause your period to mess up?? cause i have had sex 5 times this month using a condom ( which i think caused the yeast infection ) i have been having foul odor, gooey stuff alot of vaginal discharge, itcheness, etc. and the other day i was due for my period, and i only spotted once that whole day, it was light pink, and was gone with one wipe, 2nd day it did the same exact thing, day 3 no sign of a period or spotting, really worried,, pregnant, or yest infection? opions please. i have already taken 2 pregnancy test, a pregnancy test a week ago = negative and i took a pregnancy test a few minutes ago = negative.

    • ANSWER:

  28. QUESTION:
    Mysterious infection, please help?
    Thanks for looking into my question. I believe I’m afflicted with a mysterious infection that I’m completely baffled with now. Here’s a list of items of concerns:

    1.To this date, it has been almost 3 years since I had unprotected sexual contact w/ my ex-ex-girlfriend, I suspect I have acquired this infection from her since she cheated which is the reason I broke up with her. At that point I got myself tested for the common array of major STDs and got negatives across the board.
    2.For the entire course of my possible infection, I have not shown or observed any symptoms at all, thus prompting no treatment up to this date
    3.The first time I had unprotected sexual contact with my ex-girlfriend was about a year ago, after which she displayed no apparent symptom except that during intercourse, her vaginal secretion will emit a really strong foul odor which wasn’t the case when I had protected sexual contact with her for the first couple months. She was given various treatments but nothing was curing the foul odor and since it did not cause any other discomfort, she did not pursue further treatment
    4.The first experience of unprotected sexual contact with my current girlfriend is similar to the last one, no symptoms until we had unprotected sexual contact, which is the very reason that lead me to believe I am the one to blame for the infection. This time however, when she did display symptoms, they include itchiness, excess vaginal discharge, and general discomfort, but there was no foul odor. She had her period one day after the symptoms start to manifest and after the period the symptoms were gone. I made the mistake of having unprotected sex with her again and the symptoms came back. She had since been tested for various components of Bacterial vaginosis including Trichomoniasis and Candidiasis but none are positive. She was given treatments nevertheless and her symptoms are again disappearing.

    My question is, how do I get myself tested in this case? I have no precise name of virus/bacteria to chase after and by laws of cause and effect I’m obviously to blame for these infections. What test should I do? Urine? I have just gotten a complete blood test recently and I know I’m clean in all major STDs. Are there drugs I can take?

    Thanks for the advises. Thank you for your time.
    I think I need to mention this.

    When I was with my ex-ex-girlfriend, We both got tested positive Chlamydia at one time, we talked it out and both got treated and we both was tested negative in the aftermath. However this is not a question on relationships so I will not add redundant information. My question is, could my Chlamydia infection have somehow made me vulnerable and is responsible for my current infection?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi look u really need to seek Urologist medical advice in that u may need a broad spectrum antibiotic as u may be still harbouring germs not STD's that cause infection in your partner .
      It is very hard to diagnose ,all I can do is speculate Ciao ♥

  29. QUESTION:
    My friend is too shy to shy to ask her doctor:?
    She have been on birth control for a year now but ever since she has been on it the 1st week she starts a new pill pack, she gets heavy vaginal discharge. Its still regular color just comes out randomly almost like she has her period and it has a foul odor to it.

    Is this caused by the birth control pills?

    I thought it may be bacterial vaginosis (over productivity of a woman's natural bacteria) i read that it can be caused by BC pills but i am not a doctor and you cant believe everything you read on the internet.

    She refuses to go to the doctors.

    i told her to go and talk about it and change her pills.

    Anyone on here a doctor? that can help out? thanks a lot.

    • ANSWER:

  30. QUESTION:
    Does this sound like a bacterial infection?
    Please, this is hard enough as it is. If you're going to be immature, hop off my question.

    Im 15, female. I have this discharge, sometimes its clear, sometimes white, sometimes light yellow.
    Usually its clear after a shower, white is during the day, and yellow is usually at the end of the day. It has a foul odor, but all the words ive seen is "fishy", and i dont think it is a fishy smell, but it IS NOT normal. I can tell. Ive looked online and im beggining to think i have BV. I went to the family doctor a few months ago saying i thought i had a yeast infection and she very quickly asked questions, took a swab of my vagina, and said she saw yeast, gave me two pills to take and monistat and said it should clear it up. She also said that i was low on some good bacteria..i dont remember the name, but it was long. I recently read online that BV is cause when good bacteria is low, allowing the bad bacteria to grow more. Causing the abnormal discharge and odor. I dont want to seem like a hypocondriac and keep showing up at the doctor, because ive been there like six times in the past few months-for various reasons.

    I live with my dad. So, its not that easy to tell him these things. Telling him to take me to the doctor for what i THOUGHT was a yeast infection was so hard and embarassing, so i think im just gonna ask him this time to take me to an gynocologist since they are experts at the female area.

    Also, after i did the monistat kit, i started my period like the next day. It just so happens that i had my appt. at the same doctor for my 2nd Guardisil vaccine a few days after i went for the infection. She gave me my shot and asked if the medicines had helped. I was on my period, but my dad was sitting in the room. So i just said Yeah, because i reallly didnt know if it had or hadnt, since i was on my period. When i got off of it, things were fine for about three days. I was THRILLED that it had gone away. Knock On Wood. :/ It came back. This time even worse. The odor was super strong, and the skin around the vaginal opening burns. Like, whenever the discharge comes out, it seems as if its irritating the skin...Ill go wipe myself and it stops burning until more discharge comes. and discharge was stinky and it constantly comes out. It comes out so much to the point that im always wearing panty liners. If this has been a bacterial infection for the whole time, would the monistat for a yeast infection make it worse? Or do you think i had a yeast infection, it went away, then i got BV.?

    • ANSWER:
      You need to see a gynecologist. There is a special test that can determine if you have BV.
      If you have BV, Monistat is not going to cure it.

      There are other conditions that may be causing your discharge to have an odor.'You could have a cervical infection (which can be effectively treated.)
      You definitely need to be seen by a gynecologist to get to the root of your problem
      There is no need to keep suffering. You can be treated effectively, but first you have to be properly diagnosed,
      Is there any signiifcant woman in your life that you could confide in?
      Otherwise, discuss this with your dad (I know this is kind of personal and difficult to do, but you really need to be treated better than you have been by the other doctors.
      Edit
      You can request that you want to speak to the gyno by yourself.
      I wish you well.

  31. QUESTION:
    Cervical bleeding? Went to the doctor and very unhappy with diagnoses?
    I have been having some bleeding/spotting after intercourse, pelvic pressure and daily menstrual cramping for a few months now so I went to the doctor this morning. I explained what was going on and she said before she even examined me that she will probably give me an antibiotic, didn't say why. She swabbed my cervix with a q-tip and that alone made it bleed so there is obviously a problem somewhere....she said so herself.

    After waiting an hour for her to look under the microscope, the nurse finally called me into her office to check out and they gave me antibiotics for bacterial vaginosis. She never said they found any bacteria and I have no symptoms of a bacterial infection...no fishy or foul odor, no abnormal discharge...nothing. The nurse said to call after the week of antibiotics if it doesn't get better. I told her I don't have any symptoms of what I am being treated for so how do I know when I am better? She basically shrugged her shoulders and said to make sure my husband and I don't have intercourse while I'm on the pills, again didn't say why. I'm not trying to put the nurse down because she seemed like the only one who knew what she was doing and they were very busy/behind schedule so I didn't want to be there any longer (I was already there for 2 hours at this point) so I left and started planning on where to get a second opinion.

    What's really weird is one of my friends is having similar problems and her doctor diagnosed her with this too and she doesn't have it! AND her sister was diagnosed with it and doesn't have it! What the heck is going on with this "quick and easy" wrong diagnoses and what is wrong with me?

    I have googled cervical bleeding and have ruled out many causes...no stds, no endometriosis (was checked a few years ago for that), no imflammation, no yeast infection, etc. I also googled bacterial vaginosis and the only link connected to bleeding says that "Vaginal bleeding due to Bacterial Vaginosis, although rare, is a disturbing symptom"?!

    I'm sorry this is so long but I can't stop worrying about it. My poor husband thinks I have cancer lol. I do have a very strong family history of cancer but I'm only 23 so I'm trying to think positive.

    Any advice/experience stories are appreciated. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      The one I can answer for sure before I suggest things is the reason they didnt' want you having sex while on the pills is becuase if it was indeed an infection (weather they proved it or not) you would be passing it to your husband, which neither of you want.
      Here is some info on cervical cancer, which I don't beleive you have: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/cervical-cancer/DS00167/DSECTION=symptoms

      Cancer is an easy option to automatically think when they can't find a diagnoses, but it often is not the case.

      You don't always have to have ALL the symptoms of something to have it. You defiantely need to get a second opinon and possibly even a third. Doctors are not always right, even though they think they are. Be agressive, do your research and request specific tests that you find information about. They will proabbly try to talk you out of them, but fight back. Unfortunately, people have to take their own care into their own hands. Doctors don't want to do the work, in most cases (not all though, there are a lot of great doctors out there!)

      Was your endo ruled out by a laproscopic surgery? If not, you probably need to go down that road becuae I suspect endometriosis.

      In the meantime, while you are waiting for another dr appointment. Start keeping a symptom journal. What you were donig when you started bleeding for feeling pain, what you had to eat just before that, how bad the pain is on a scale from 1-10, where it is located what it feels like, etc. Anything at all, even if you think it is not related. Include exercise habits.

      Good luck

  32. QUESTION:
    my daughter put soap in her vaginal what can i do?
    My daughter is 15yrs of age i just fine out she is sexual active i am so upset with her because she didn't talk with me before she did this. Sh e has a odor that is very foul i ask her why she has a odor down there she sit down with me in told me about four month ago she had sex with some boys and after that she wash her self with soap i said yourself with soap she yea . i ask her did she put soap in her vagina and answer was yes i take her to the doctor. the doctor give pap swear wet mount she didn't have any infection i told the what happen she said soap will not cause a smell in the vagina i don't how true that is but she smell pretty bad it is very strong you can smell it through her jeans what can i do will she have this smell for the rest of her life this horrible.
    Just to let yall know i did ask the doctor alot question concern the smell in the soap. why would she smell if there is no infection. is it possible thrush.?
    you can smell it through her cloths no she don't have std's. please don't be rude i am trying to fine out what can be for her.
    she keep herself clean i did teach her that.
    we don't have any insurance right now is there any free clinic g r mich?

    • ANSWER:
      If she had used Irish Spring she would not have any odour

  33. QUESTION:
    Still not having my period? Possibly pregnant? Details included?
    i posted this question weeks ago and most of them told me not to worry and wait for my next period. i was due with my next period last december 1 and i still don't have it up to this time. it is now december 21.

    so here was my question.

    please bear with me with my intricate details.

    i started my most recent period last nov 3,
    and last november 16 i slept over at my boyfriend's house. we never really had intercourse before. we just had fun making out and him touching my you know what, and i always give him bj's until he cums last because i'm afraid of cums getting anywhere near my perineal area, it freaks me out because i don't want to get pregnant. i'm paranoid about it, rights after i give him the bj's i always make him wash his hands and change his underwear and boxers, then i stay out of his room for a while, and lay beside him after about 3 mins. then we continued to make out and stuff, did a little dry humping as others call it. then i accidentally fell asleep naked beside him hugging me, but he had his boxers on. i never wanted to sleep naked cause as i said, i'm paranoid. when we woke up, we did it again, and as usual i let him wash and change his underwear. i don't know how it happened, but all of the sudden, he talked me into having real sex..so he took a condom and put it on. and he tried to put it in me, we had a hard time and it was painful that as soon as i felt the pain, i always push him off. he was always just half way in and i always push him off. we tried to put it in again, slowly, and it was almost fully in but i couldn't take it anymore so pushed him away. these just happened for about less than 5 mins. after that he took a bath and invited me to join him, i did. after that i got so scared and i pray that i'm not pregnant. i vowed not to do anything like it again.

    please help me. could i be pregnant?
    it happened on the 16th which means that i was ovulating, right?
    please no rude comments and answers, i'm just really worried.

    i'm actually a little worried about the sleeping naked thing with him, does it help in getting pregnant?
    and when giving him bj's i know there must be some *** on my hands, and most of the *** is in his hands because he catches it all, i do wash it off, and he does too, and then we get back to bed again and i or he would rub my v. could that make me pregnant?

    PLEASE. PLEASE. THANK YOU.

    ---
    was there any chance that the condom broke from what happened?
    and now i'm really worried. could i be pregnant? just tell me what you think.

    also i have an increase in yellow-like and clear vaginal discharge and now it's starting to have a slightly strong foul odor. i just don't know what's going on. i took a test a week ago and it turned out negative. why am i still not getting my period?

    ps. i know that y answers is not a pregnancy test, nor is it a doctor as people say. but i just need your help, opinions, answers. i live in a dorm and have no budget for a check up. i still have to wait for my parents. i just need to have an idea. thank you!

    i already took a test last week and it was negative. but people say they aren't that accurate.

    • ANSWER:
      since the test was negative and you still have a period you arent pregnant!

  34. QUESTION:
    Why am I still not having my period? Could I be pregnant?
    i posted this question weeks ago and most of them told me not to worry and wait for my next period. i was due with my next period last december 1 and i still don't have it up to this time. it is now december 21.

    so here was my question.

    please bear with me with my intricate details.

    i started my most recent period last nov 3,
    and last november 16 i slept over at my boyfriend's house. we never really had intercourse before. we just had fun making out and him touching my you know what, and i always give him bj's until he cums last because i'm afraid of cums getting anywhere near my perineal area, it freaks me out because i don't want to get pregnant. i'm paranoid about it, rights after i give him the bj's i always make him wash his hands and change his underwear and boxers, then i stay out of his room for a while, and lay beside him after about 3 mins. then we continued to make out and stuff, did a little dry humping as others call it. then i accidentally fell asleep naked beside him hugging me, but he had his boxers on. i never wanted to sleep naked cause as i said, i'm paranoid. when we woke up, we did it again, and as usual i let him wash and change his underwear. i don't know how it happened, but all of the sudden, he talked me into having real sex..so he took a condom and put it on. and he tried to put it in me, we had a hard time and it was painful that as soon as i felt the pain, i always push him off. he was always just half way in and i always push him off. we tried to put it in again, slowly, and it was almost fully in but i couldn't take it anymore so pushed him away. these just happened for about less than 5 mins. after that he took a bath and invited me to join him, i did. after that i got so scared and i pray that i'm not pregnant. i vowed not to do anything like it again.

    please help me. could i be pregnant?
    it happened on the 16th which means that i was ovulating, right?
    please no rude comments and answers, i'm just really worried.

    i'm actually a little worried about the sleeping naked thing with him, does it help in getting pregnant?
    and when giving him bj's i know there must be some *** on my hands, and most of the *** is in his hands because he catches it all, i do wash it off, and he does too, and then we get back to bed again and i or he would rub my v. could that make me pregnant?

    PLEASE. PLEASE. THANK YOU.

    ---
    was there any chance that the condom broke from what happened?
    and now i'm really worried. could i be pregnant? just tell me what you think.

    also i have an increase in yellow-like and clear vaginal discharge and now it's starting to have a slightly strong foul odor. i just don't know what's going on. i took a test a week ago and it turned out negative. why am i still not getting my period?

    ps. i know that y answers is not a pregnancy test, nor is it a doctor as people say. but i just need your help, opinions, answers. i live in a dorm and have no budget for a check up. i still have to wait for my parents. i just need to have an idea. thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Well first off you need to talk to a doctor.. Whether you are or are not pregnant you have to talk to a doctor, because even if you are not pregnant something is still wrong with your menstrual cycle, and considering your period is now late it's hard to tell when you were ovulating. Even if you have no budget for a check up I know that even when I was in a community college that has no dorms there was still a nurse on campus. So, I am sure you must have some type of a nurses office or something on your campus where you can at least go talk to someone to see what's up.

      The next thing you need to understand and I am trying not to sound mean, so don't take it the wrong way is sperm dies very quickly. Without human body warmth of them being inside the man's sac or inside the woman's vagina they die. One they hit the air they are dead... I am not telling you to be reckless and not use a condom whatever, but the sperm die very quickly so I really doubt you are pregnant. After giving him a bj or whatever and there is his stuff on your hands even if you touched your vagina your not going to get pregnant it's basically impossible. Also, the more you worry and get yourself worked up the more you are causing your period to be late. And I do not know what your eating habits are like, but eating right affects a woman's menstrual cycle. For example women with eating disorders typically have irregular periods.

      If you want I would say find your closest Planned Parenthood office and get a pregnancy blood test there. Sometimes the home pregnancy tests don't work accurately.. It is extremely rare of course, but it's not unheard of. If you have low HCG levels (pregnancy hormone) the home tests won't pick it up. So seriously, you do need to see a doctor, and you do need to stop worrying and being so dramatic. I know it's easier said then done, but you are not doing any good for yourself by worrying. Good Luck.

  35. QUESTION:
    Why am I still not having my period? Could I be pregnant? Details included?
    i posted this question weeks ago and most of them told me not to worry and wait for my next period. i was due with my next period last december 1 and i still don't have it up to this time. it is now december 21.

    so here was my question.

    please bear with me with my intricate details.

    i started my most recent period last nov 3,
    and last november 16 i slept over at my boyfriend's house. we never really had intercourse before. we just had fun making out and him touching my you know what, and i always give him bj's until he cums last because i'm afraid of cums getting anywhere near my perineal area, it freaks me out because i don't want to get pregnant. i'm paranoid about it, rights after i give him the bj's i always make him wash his hands and change his underwear and boxers, then i stay out of his room for a while, and lay beside him after about 3 mins. then we continued to make out and stuff, did a little dry humping as others call it. then i accidentally fell asleep naked beside him hugging me, but he had his boxers on. i never wanted to sleep naked cause as i said, i'm paranoid. when we woke up, we did it again, and as usual i let him wash and change his underwear. i don't know how it happened, but all of the sudden, he talked me into having real sex..so he took a condom and put it on. and he tried to put it in me, we had a hard time and it was painful that as soon as i felt the pain, i always push him off. he was always just half way in and i always push him off. we tried to put it in again, slowly, and it was almost fully in but i couldn't take it anymore so pushed him away. these just happened for about less than 5 mins. after that he took a bath and invited me to join him, i did. after that i got so scared and i pray that i'm not pregnant. i vowed not to do anything like it again.

    please help me. could i be pregnant?
    it happened on the 16th which means that i was ovulating, right?
    please no rude comments and answers, i'm just really worried.

    i'm actually a little worried about the sleeping naked thing with him, does it help in getting pregnant?
    and when giving him bj's i know there must be some *** on my hands, and most of the *** is in his hands because he catches it all, i do wash it off, and he does too, and then we get back to bed again and i or he would rub my v. could that make me pregnant?

    PLEASE. PLEASE. THANK YOU.

    ---
    was there any chance that the condom broke from what happened?
    and now i'm really worried. could i be pregnant? just tell me what you think.

    also i have an increase in yellow-like and clear vaginal discharge and now it's starting to have a slightly strong foul odor. i just don't know what's going on. i took a test a week ago and it turned out negative. why am i still not getting my period?

    ps. i know that y answers is not a pregnancy test, nor is it a doctor as people say. but i just need your help, opinions, answers. i live in a dorm and have no budget for a check up. i still have to wait for my parents. i just need to have an idea. thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like infection or std actually not pregnancy. You need to go to the doctor, end of story.

  36. QUESTION:
    I do not want sex from my girlfriend.?
    Ok, listen to this. In the past when my girl and I used to have sex, she would want me to give her oral until she cums or she would grind on me until she cums. After that she is like a wall flower. It is a shame because she has alot of ass and thigh, but she just likes to lay there. In addition, I noticed a foul odor coming from her and I begin to wonder what it is. She claims that it is stress related and a couple of her co workers have the same issues. At the same time, she complains, that I do not give her anymore, but the odor is not regular coochie odor, it be smelling like sour buttermilk and boiled baloney, which is a complete turnoff. She went to the doctor and got some kind of vaginal gel, but it is not really working. I suggested to her that maybe she should douche more, but claims that can cause a woman to have problems.

    I truly do not know what is wrong with her, this has been going for months, and I really need some good sex, without coochie smelling like that. At the same time, I noticed laziness in her performance.

    Am I expecting too much or what?

    • ANSWER:
      She has a yeast infection. By all means do not eat the coochie right now!!! Yeast infections can be stress related. Douching does NOT help, it can actually cause the infection. Be careful because you can get a yeast infection in your urethra; you can use the same over the counter medicine that women buy to clear it up. You should treat yourself even if you don't see any signs. Just rub a small amount of the cream on your penis, especially around creases and the hole at the tip. If you don't, you are going to just keep giving the infection back to her, thats probably why the ointment her doctor gave her didn't work. You can try Monistat 7, the combination pack works the best for women, but you would only need the cream...that is the one that takes 7 days; they sell 3 and 1 day creams too, but they don't always work as well so better safe than sorry.

      As far as her laying there like a dead fish; in my experience, if you don't make her come right away, it might make her try a little harder. When you feel her starting to cum, stop what you are doing and change things up. She will have to start working to reach orgasm....If that doesn't work, next time she says she's horny, lay on your back and tell her to giddyup, horsey!!!! If she wants some, she's going to have to stop being lazy!

  37. QUESTION:
    Lifelong Vaginal Discharge Question? Please Help?
    Ever since I was a little girl I've always suffered from stained underwear and to this day, I've never ended a day with a clean pair. Sometimes it would just be flat stains and sometimes there would be discharge. In either case, the small would be foul. Nowadays, it's mostly discharge and odor. it also seems as if I'm always moist, so when I stand up from chairs, there's always a wet spot (which is QUITE embarrasing). Even when I sneeze, I can feel it discharging.

    After 17 years of dealing with this I'm ready to deal with my problem. I'm moving out for college in August, and the idea of one of my roommates, or anyone else on my hall finding one of my disgusting underwear, I would be BEYOND morified.

    What makes it worse, is that I have NO idea what's wrong with me. Once I thought it was BV, so I took folic acid pills, which helped, but obviously didn't cure anything. I used to take alot of medication as a child because I had asthma and a low immune system, which I know can cause alot of infections. But my immune system is alot stronger now and I don't have alot of asthma flares.

    I've been reluctant to go to a gynocologist because I know how invasive they can be, but I know that I NEED TO GO. But for the meantime, I need pre-visit help.

    If my symptoms ring a bell with anyone, please let me know what I can do. I'm not very knowledgable in things regarding women's health, which is bad, I know, but I don't know what site I could go on to find info about this organ without finding sick pictures that'll make me lose my lunch. And if it helps, I've never been sexually active. So..yeah, any help would be great.

    Thanks in advanced!

    • ANSWER:

  38. QUESTION:
    Thick discharge like vaseline, yeast infection? pregnancy?
    Problem:
    I've been having this irregular thick discharge down there that is different than my normal. It is white with a slight tint of yellow, it is very very thick but not like cottage cheese, more like vaseline but more opaque. There is no foul odor, no fishy smell, and I don't feel itchy down there or feel burning when I urinate. Overall I feel pretty normal down there except for the discharge.
    I used the Vagisil screening kit and it says I have a normal vaginal pH.

    Question:
    1. Do you think it's yeast infection? I don't have health insurance so I can't go to an ob/gyn. Should I just go ahead and try to clear it up with Monistat?

    2. I read somewhere on the net that when a woman is pregnant, she gets some thick white discharge too, is that true? I had unprotected sex with my husband about 2 weeks ago (using the pull-out method), my period is supposed to start in a few days from now, do you think the thick discharge that I'm having is caused by pregnancy?

    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      I had a yeast infection and didn't know. my Dr told me I had it during a pap. I had no itching and no burning so ys it could still be an infection.

      Also yes pregnancy can cause a discharge like that too. You could take a test using first response since it is the most sensitive and you could take it tomorrow morning with your first morning pee.

  39. QUESTION:
    Can you get Cervicitis from BV?
    I went to the Doctors office the other day because I noticed I had some odor, vaginal Discharge and a Bump on my cervix. I googled those symptoms and I found Nabothian cysts and BV. I told the doctor that I found a bump on my cervix and he actually giggled at me and asked what I was doing in there and said I did not know where my cervix was. After the exam he said that I may have BV and Cervicitis. I asked him if they were both STD's and he shook his head and said he's going to give me a cream for me to put inside myself and for me to take pills (antibiotics). When I got home I went back on google and looked up what cervicitis was and I keep getting gonherrea and clymadia. But I also read that it is caused by an imbalance in bacteria in your vagina. When I googled BV I found the samething. So I wanted to know if you can get cervicitis from BV or the other way around. I have been with the same person for 4 years. I was told about 4.5 years ago to stop using tampons becuase I kept getting infections (UTIS) from them. But I used them for a few periods this month. I douched too. I started noticing that my discharge was smelling differently in Feburary. In Feburary I started to take Ecstasy. After one weekend I started to take it every weekend or even during the week. But I slowed down and did it every weekend, every other weekend, once a month, and then every few months. When I did not take it for a while I noticed that my discharge was going back to normal. The night before Halloween I took Ecstasy and for the rest of the week my discharge was foul smelling. Then it stopped. I did not tell the doctor any of this. I also had sex the night before I went for my exam. Could these be factors too? I told my boyfriend that I have BV but can he get it too? What about the cervicitis they say males can not get it but if its supposed to be linked to gonherrea and clymadia then can't he get it? Please HELP!!!!!!
    please answer in english

    • ANSWER:
      Cervicitits just means your cervix is inflamed. (Men cannot get it because they don't have a cervix.) Cervicitis is not really a condition by itself, but it's caused by many other things like STDs, a yeast infection, recently having rough sex, a prolapsed uterus, and yes, it definitely can be caused by BV.

      The cause of cervicitis should be investigated to make sure it's not something serious. Normally I'd recommend getting an STD check so that can be treated if it's there. Also a pap smear to check for cervical cells changes. But since you already know you have BV, it's most likely from that. Give the BV meds a chance to work, and then go back to your doctor to make sure the problem has resolved.

      BV is an overgrowth of certain bacteria in your vagina. The bacteria are always there, you just have too many of them right now. By having sex, you can pass on this bacteria to your boyfriend. They won't hurt him, but then if you have sex with him again, he could pass the bacteria back to you. He's not really reinfecting you because you always will have this bacteria in you (you need it), but he can upset the natural balance of bacteria in your vagina. It's best to use condoms until the BV is gone.

      Also, tampons aren't usually associated with BV, but douching is. Stop douching. You do not need to douche. A healthy vagina is self cleaning.

      I'm not sure how Ecstasy affects BV, but it is one of the worst drugs to take because it permantently destroys the pleasure receptors in your brain. Please stop taking it.

      Lastly, I do not know why your doctor giggled about you finding a lump on your cervix. I feel mine all the time. Mostly because I use the NuvaRing, but feeling your cervix to help determine when your ovulating or if something is wrong up there (like weird bumps) is totally fine! You should do it with clean hands, but there's nothing wrong with it.

      Good luck!

  40. QUESTION:
    foul vaginal odor...help?
    First i want to ask people to not be rude.
    I wash GOOD, i make sure i do. And after a shower its okay for the first couple hours, but then there's always a bad smell, sometimes I can still smell it even with my pants on. It scares me a little and its causing a problem with me and my fiance because i don't want to have sex.
    I'm having alot of discharge and im on the birth control pill yaz.
    Theres no itching or burning, no rashes.
    Does anyone have any idea whats causing this, or what i could do about it?

    • ANSWER:
      This could easily be Bacterial Vaginosis, which is treated with antibiotics.

      In any case, you need to see a Dr and get it properly diagnosed.

      delaying treatment will make it harder to treat.

      Good luck :)

  41. QUESTION:
    Why I always have a vaginal discharge?
    I had undergone several laboratory test papsmear and gram staining to ensure what types of bacteria causing it, all the results showed mixed bacteria. Trans vaginal scan was also performed yet result was negative. My Ob presrcibed me with high doses of medicines like zithromax and metronidazole ... still yellowish or greenish discharge sometimes noticed, NO foul odor, No abdominal pain. I didnt hav sex with my husband for a long time.. Im worried pls help!

    • ANSWER:
      Glands inside a girl/woman’s vagina and cervix make small amounts of fluid. This fluid flows out of the vagina each day, carrying out old cells that have lined the vagina. This is your body's way of keeping your vagina healthy and clean. The discharge is usually clear or milky and doesn't smell bad.

      The color and thickness of the discharge change with your monthly cycle. The discharge is thicker when you ovulate (when one of your ovaries releases an egg), when a woman is breastfeeding or when a woman is sexually excited.

      Changes that may signal a problem include an increase in the amount of discharge, a change in the color or smell of the discharge, and irritation, itchiness or burning in or around your vagina. This is called vaginitis. A discharge that's stained with blood when you're not having your period could also be a sign of a problem. Some other types of infections such as yeast infection, bacterial vaginosis and trichomoniasis can also cause discharge that is usually accompanied by odor such as beer/yeast/fish.

      I would recommend that if you have any of these signs or any concerns regarding this you consult with your doctor for a proper diagnosis and for proper treatment should you have anything other than just a normal vaginal discharge.

      Good luck :)

  42. QUESTION:
    Still not having my period? Possibly pregnant? Details included?
    i posted this question weeks ago and most of them told me not to worry and wait for my next period. i was due with my next period last december 1 and i still don't have it up to this time. it is now december 21.

    so here was my question.

    please bear with me with my intricate details.

    i started my most recent period last nov 3,
    and last november 16 i slept over at my boyfriend's house. we never really had intercourse before. we just had fun making out and him touching my you know what, and i always give him bj's until he cums last because i'm afraid of cums getting anywhere near my perineal area, it freaks me out because i don't want to get pregnant. i'm paranoid about it, rights after i give him the bj's i always make him wash his hands and change his underwear and boxers, then i stay out of his room for a while, and lay beside him after about 3 mins. then we continued to make out and stuff, did a little dry humping as others call it. then i accidentally fell asleep naked beside him hugging me, but he had his boxers on. i never wanted to sleep naked cause as i said, i'm paranoid. when we woke up, we did it again, and as usual i let him wash and change his underwear. i don't know how it happened, but all of the sudden, he talked me into having real sex..so he took a condom and put it on. and he tried to put it in me, we had a hard time and it was painful that as soon as i felt the pain, i always push him off. he was always just half way in and i always push him off. we tried to put it in again, slowly, and it was almost fully in but i couldn't take it anymore so pushed him away. these just happened for about less than 5 mins. after that he took a bath and invited me to join him, i did. after that i got so scared and i pray that i'm not pregnant. i vowed not to do anything like it again.

    please help me. could i be pregnant?
    it happened on the 16th which means that i was ovulating, right?
    please no rude comments and answers, i'm just really worried.

    i'm actually a little worried about the sleeping naked thing with him, does it help in getting pregnant?
    and when giving him bj's i know there must be some *** on my hands, and most of the *** is in his hands because he catches it all, i do wash it off, and he does too, and then we get back to bed again and i or he would rub my v. could that make me pregnant?

    PLEASE. PLEASE. THANK YOU.

    ---
    was there any chance that the condom broke from what happened?
    and now i'm really worried. could i be pregnant? just tell me what you think.

    also i have an increase in yellow-like and clear vaginal discharge and now it's starting to have a slightly strong foul odor. i just don't know what's going on. i took a test a week ago and it turned out negative. why am i still not getting my period?

    ps. i know that y answers is not a pregnancy test, nor is it a doctor as people say. but i just need your help, opinions, answers. i live in a dorm and have no budget for a check up. i still have to wait for my parents. i just need to have an idea. thank you!

    i already took a test last week and it was negative. but people say they aren't that accurate.

    • ANSWER:
      that happened to me..... im also lost

  43. QUESTION:
    Still not having my period? Possibly pregnant? Details included?
    i posted this question weeks ago and most of them told me not to worry and wait for my next period. i was due with my next period last december 1 and i still don't have it up to this time. it is now december 21.

    so here was my question.

    please bear with me with my intricate details.

    i started my most recent period last nov 3,
    and last november 16 i slept over at my boyfriend's house. we never really had intercourse before. we just had fun making out and him touching my you know what, and i always give him bj's until he cums last because i'm afraid of cums getting anywhere near my perineal area, it freaks me out because i don't want to get pregnant. i'm paranoid about it, rights after i give him the bj's i always make him wash his hands and change his underwear and boxers, then i stay out of his room for a while, and lay beside him after about 3 mins. then we continued to make out and stuff, did a little dry humping as others call it. then i accidentally fell asleep naked beside him hugging me, but he had his boxers on. i never wanted to sleep naked cause as i said, i'm paranoid. when we woke up, we did it again, and as usual i let him wash and change his underwear. i don't know how it happened, but all of the sudden, he talked me into having real sex..so he took a condom and put it on. and he tried to put it in me, we had a hard time and it was painful that as soon as i felt the pain, i always push him off. he was always just half way in and i always push him off. we tried to put it in again, slowly, and it was almost fully in but i couldn't take it anymore so pushed him away. these just happened for about less than 5 mins. after that he took a bath and invited me to join him, i did. after that i got so scared and i pray that i'm not pregnant. i vowed not to do anything like it again.

    please help me. could i be pregnant?
    it happened on the 16th which means that i was ovulating, right?
    please no rude comments and answers, i'm just really worried.

    i'm actually a little worried about the sleeping naked thing with him, does it help in getting pregnant?
    and when giving him bj's i know there must be some *** on my hands, and most of the *** is in his hands because he catches it all, i do wash it off, and he does too, and then we get back to bed again and i or he would rub my v. could that make me pregnant?

    PLEASE. PLEASE. THANK YOU.

    ---
    was there any chance that the condom broke from what happened?
    and now i'm really worried. could i be pregnant? just tell me what you think.

    also i have an increase in yellow-like and clear vaginal discharge and now it's starting to have a slightly strong foul odor. i just don't know what's going on. i took a test a week ago and it turned out negative. why am i still not getting my period?

    ps. i know that y answers is not a pregnancy test, nor is it a doctor as people say. but i just need your help, opinions, answers. i live in a dorm and have no budget for a check up. i still have to wait for my parents. i just need to have an idea. thank you!
    i already took a test last week and it was negative as stated above.

    • ANSWER:
      I am a little confused since you said you live in a dorm so I am assuming you are in college, but it sounds as if you know very little about sex. But anyway, no, sleeping next to someone naked will not get you pregnant, it could increase your chances of getting pregnant since there is a MUCH greater chance of you two having sex. The only way a person can get pregnant is if the penis was in the vagina and he came in you. Sperm cannot survive outside the body unless the room was as hot as our internal temperature. Also, it doesn't happen often but condoms do break, and if his condom was broken and he did not come I say you are fine and you are not pregnant because the vagina is very harsh to sperm, most of them die right when they enter you because of the pH levels. It could also be that you are late or if you haven't been eating well, even stressed so try to relax. But about the smell, you two may want to get checked just in case. (I know you don't have the money right now but your wellbeing is worth the money.


Causes Of Increased Vaginal Discharge

Written By: admin - Nov• 07•11

Do you have sudden or irregular vaginal bleeding? If this is accompanied by other unusual symptoms, inform your doctor immediately.

Vaginal bleeding is a symptom that needs your attention, especially since it can come from anywhere in the female genital tract. The reason for this includes anything from vigorous sexual intercourse to cancer which usually strikes postmenopausal women. Lei's examine them one by one.
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If you're fond of rough romancing, the lips at the vaginal entrance may be injured and bleeding will occur. Naturally, if this is the first lime you've had sex and your hymen was broken, expect some bleeding too.

Masturbation can be tough on the vagina, especially if you use vibrators, bottles or other foreign objects. This can cause bleeding. Another reason is deep penetration which can bruise the cervix, the opening into the uterus. If you're using an IUD (intrauterine device) or are taking oral contraceptives, there may also be bleeding.

Pain and bleeding after intercourse and a persistent vaginal discharge may indicate uterine cancer but this is more likely to occur in women between 50 and 60. Cervical cancer has the same symptoms but it affects women aged 30 to 50.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Can frequent masturbation cause increased vaginal discharge?
    I'm simply asking because I'm not having yeast problems, and I know that increased discharge is a very early sign of pregnancy. I don't WANT to be pregnant. Just wondering if my increase this week in masturbation could also be the cause. Thanks.
    I do not use any sort of "toy", and I know for a fact it is healthy discharge, just increased.

    • ANSWER:
      it could be the cause but its just an increase right after you masturbated from you being aroused and everything. i've never heard of increased discharge being an early sign of pregnancy. if you arent having sex then honestly you wont have to worry about getting pregnant right now.

  2. QUESTION:
    Does increased adrenaline cause Vaginal discharge?
    Are sports and being active a cause of having more vaginal discharge than usual? Every time i play a sport i always have more vaginal discharge than i usually do. Is this due to my rise in adrenaline levels?

    • ANSWER:
      I know very little about vaginas, but I would say "probably not".

  3. QUESTION:
    What could be the causes of a increase in vaginal discharge?
    Other than yeast and other infections, or stds, what could be the cause of an increasing amount of vaginal discharge?

    • ANSWER:

  4. QUESTION:
    Increased vaginal discharge and frequent urination?
    So, yesterday, I noticed i urinated a whole lot more than usual, considering i didn't drink that much liquids yesterday.

    Furthermore, i noticed an increase in my vaginal discharge, that was not caused by any sexual excitement

    What could be the cause of this?

    • ANSWER:
      Well, in my experience, there are two things that could cause this.

      1) You could be pregnant. In the very early stages of pregnancy (Within first week or two even) Alot of women urinate alot more often for no apparent reason. Also, Vaginal discharge is common too.
      Go get a pregnancy test!

      OR....

      2) You could have a Urinal infection or a sexually transmitted disease.
      It sounds alot like Cystitis too.
      If this is the case, you need to go to the doctor and get antibiotics as soon as possible, cause some of these sexually transmitted diseases can cause long term damage and can make you infertile.

      Good luck.

  5. QUESTION:
    Increase in vaginal discharge?
    I'm having a lot more vaginal discharge lately.
    And I'm not sure why.
    I'm not really having sex so much anymore, like maybe once every few weeks instead of a few times a week. So I'm not really sure if that might be part of the reason why.

    But anyway is there any main causes of increased vaginal discharge?
    Do you think it will go back to normal soon?
    Thanks.
    It's a clear to whitish color.
    No foul smell or anything.
    Which is good.

    • ANSWER:
      depends on the discharge, is it clear? yellow? greenish (maybe)? does it have an odor to it? fishy smell? lumps? if its clear and has a semi odor to it then your fine, your body is just preventing any infections since you are sexually active. just keep it dry and clean and it should stop pretty soon.

  6. QUESTION:
    Increase in vaginal discharge towards end of pregnancy?
    I am 32 weeks pregnant. I've been having really strong, slightly painful, but irregular braxton hicks for the past few weeks. Here today I noticed a large increase in vaginal discharge. Not to sound gross or share TMI, but It is very heavy, and I often feel wet! It is clear, I don't think I'm leaking amniotic fluid because I haven't noticed any smell. But what is causing the increase in discharge?

    • ANSWER:
      It is normal to have increased discharge toward the end of pregnancy, it is completely normal. It could also be that you are leaking amniotic fluid slowly, I was leaking fluid and didn't realize it until I gave birth because when the midwife went to break my bag of waters there was practically no fluid left, it explains why my labour was so painful and why my poor baby looked overcooked when he came out.
      Get it checked out either way, if it is your amniotic fluid leaking they might choose to induce you early =)

  7. QUESTION:
    what foods can cause an increase in vaginal discharge?
    today i wore shorts and i had a stain of discharge on them after school ive never had this happen and i usually have barely any discharge on my underwear but for some reason today ive had an excessive amount and im not sure why...are there any foods that can cause this? all ive had to eat today was coffee apples cookies cucumbers and chips?

    • ANSWER:

  8. QUESTION:
    Does HPV ever cause in increase in Vaginal Discharge?
    Ok so I had an abnormal pap about 2 months ago but I tested negative to all other STD's. I am schedualed for a colpscopy but I was wondering if anyone ever showed symptoms to HPV. I have been researching this like crazy cause I am having no warts but an increase in vaginal discharge it is clear which my primary care doctor says is fine. The discharge makes me itchy and seems to be most sever at night. I do understand that some discharge is normal but I also know my body at 28 and know it has increased tramendously! Every web site though is saying no sympotoms. I have found a couple but they all say warts. Well alot of peole don't get warts. I have only had sex with one person. I understand that it is still possible because I was not his first. I have however been normal for 8 years until now. But if anyone else has had this symptoms or others please fill me in,,,THANKS

    • ANSWER:
      I am 28 as well, and I have HPV (1 in 3 sexually active people have it). I didn't have any noticible symptoms, but it is possible that you could also have a yeast infection, or some kind of bacterial infection. I get those kind of frequently - I think I'm very sensitive to any kind of Ph change in there - you may be the same. Good luck with your colpscopy. By the way, my pap smears are normal now, so I'm sure you'll be fine too.

  9. QUESTION:
    Increased vaginal discharge?
    I have had increased vaginal discharge for about 3 months. It does not have an odor and is clear and watery. Occasionally it is a bit yellow but mostly just clear and watery. What is the cause of this?

    • ANSWER:
      It could be anything really; just because it is clear and odorless does not mean anything. It could be chlamydia, gonorrhea, bacterial vaginosis, hyperirritation of the vaginal mucosa secondary to trauma or manipulation, or just idiopathic benign hypersecretions. You should go to the doctor to have some of that fluid looked under a microscope.

  10. QUESTION:
    What can cause a significant increase in vaginal discharge?
    It is not a strange color or smell or anything, there i just much, much more than i ever used to get.

    i thought it might be because i had been sick with mono a couple months ago.. like, maybe my body was purging stuff.. i don't know, but it has been a couple months and hasn't stopped..

    what could be the cause?

    and can i get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      You very well could be pregnant. That was the first indication that I was pregnant with both of my kids. Get a home pregnancy test. If it's negative, go to the doctor, just to be sure.

  11. QUESTION:
    No period in 50 days- and increased vaginal discharge?
    I'm a bit worried because my period hasn't shown for little over 50 days and i also experience my vaginal discharge to be of a larger amount. It's not different in anyway (the discharge), although i don't exclude the possibility to a fungal infection, but i've had that before and that was different from what i experience now. As i said, it's not weird in any way, only that it's a heavier discharge than before.

    The story behind my period.. it's a long and complex story, but i'll try to be brief:

    In march i went to paris. Met a guy there whom i slept with and when i came back home my period was acting weird cause it came 1-2 weeks earlier than expected, and i bled lot less than i usually do. My period normally lasts for 7-8 days and i bleed pretty heavily. This time it only lasted for 4 days and i didnt bleed as much so i suspected STD. Went to see a midwife, had myself tested and she also thought i should take a preg test, which i thought was a waste of time cause "me ?? im not pregnant !!" but as it turns out i was !! according to the preg samples (had two) and the midwife told me i was expecting a baby. I still couldn't believe it so i dropped by the drug store and picked up a double pack of clear blue (preg tests, supposed to be real accurate) and they both turned out negative. Had another double pack purchased a week after and they were also negative and then on the 26 of april i got my period. So i thought well there you go, im not pregnant.

    Problem now is that i havent got my period since then, but all the pregnancy tests were negative back then !! I don't feel weird in any way, as in i cant feel anything different or any changes in my body. Cause i should if i were pregnant, right ?? Only thing thats different is the discharge. I know nobody can say if im pregnant or not, that i'd have to go and see a doctor to be sure, but i could really use some support, has anybody ever experienced anything similar ?? I should add im 25 years old, normal sized, healthy, exercise and eat regularly, no weird moustache growth or anything else that would indicate an imbalanced hormonal status. Anybody ?? I would really appreciate it.

    • ANSWER:
      could be bacterial vaginsosis or mabey yeast, or id take another test

  12. QUESTION:
    Is it normal to experience an increase of vaginal discharge?
    I'm 15wks pregnant and all throughout my pregnancy I haven't noticed in an increase of vaginal discharge until now. Its normal color and does not have an odor, but was wondering if anyone else has experienced this as well. I am on a antibiotic (amoxicillan), just wondering if that could be the cause of it.

    • ANSWER:
      It's very normal to have an increase...althugh being on an antibiotic is a totally different story. The antibiotic could cause a yeast or bacterial infection ... so if the discharge is whiteish and thick it's pretty normal for pregnancy, but if there is discomfort, swelling and itching involved it could be a side effect of the antibiotic......best to get your dr to confirm. Don't take any additional medications until you have consulted your doctor.....also Go get a book called " what to expect when you are expecting" by Heidi Murkoff. It's the pregnancy bible and will help with all these questions. Your question as well as many others that you would not expect is in there. It's excellent in describing all of these little things that worry moms and help distinguish when something is "normal" or not.
      Good Luck!

  13. QUESTION:
    Does vaginal discharge increase before your period?
    Hey so umm... My period should be coming soon and my discharge has increased. I've looked on a million sites about this and they don't help.
    Today I noticed I was having more than normal and I'm kinda worried. I am sexually active so I'm afraid this might be a sign of pregnancy. But I really hope its not cause my boyfriend and I are definitely not ready for a kid.
    So anyone, PLEASE help me if you can.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes usually you discharge more during ovulation (to allow sperm to enter through the cervix) and before your period is about to start (so that menstrual blood can flow through).

      If you think you maybe pregnant, you are better off taking a pregnancy test anyway. But discharge is normal around this time.

  14. QUESTION:
    Vaginal Discharge?
    What could be the cause of an increase in vaginal discharge?

    • ANSWER:
      i dont know how old u r but the middle of the month is very commen to have more

  15. QUESTION:
    Hi I am 10.5 weeks pregnant and over the past 2 days, vaginal discharge has increased so much. Is this normal?
    The discharge is largely whitey/ yellow mucus, bit snotty/pleghm like( I know this sounds disgusting so pls accept my apology 4 the raw description). I phoned the EPAU and they say is nothing to worry about, just the placenta taking over and causing changes but am still quite anxious as keep thinking it could be mucus plug and onset of miscarriage...does anyone out there have similar experiences or any advice. Is my first pregnancy after 10 years of trying and have pcos as well. Any advice would be very much appreciated.
    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Due to hormones it could just be normal but it could be also a sign of an UTI. UTIs are very common in preg women. You don't even have to have the burning or itching or any of those symptoms trust me I've had 2 back to back with my pregnancy! Just on your next dr. visit have them test your urine for cultures and tell your doctor about the discharge.

  16. QUESTION:
    Cause and treatment for increased discharge?
    First of all I apologise for those who may not feel comfortable reading or talking about such topics but I need some help.

    For about more than a month now I have been having continous vaginal discharge and it happens all the time. Before I used to have it just before my periods would start. I have tried looking it up online and tried finding out what I can do but I cant seem to relate to some things and some seem very extreme conditions however not relating to me.

    Please can anyone advise me on what I can do and why this may be happening???

    Thank you
    Also my breats have been sore for about the same length of time. They are usually sore just before my periods but never for this long. Can you please tell me why?

    • ANSWER:
      The only way you'll ever be sure is if you see your GP or sexual health clinic for tests. Sorry I know that's probably not what you want to hear.

      It will probably turn out to be nothing to worry about, but you need to be sure.

  17. QUESTION:
    Frequesnt Urination and Increase in vaginal discharge
    I just had my period about 2 weeks ago it lasted for 2 days.Iam on the pill but skipped the last week in last months pack so I could get my period over with was going on vacation.I did and have had un protected sex.Ever since my period I have had an increase in vaginal discharge just the normal discharge just more of it no smell or anything weird.I have also had frequent urination I got up 4 times last night to pee and eveytime i thought i was going to bust.My boobs are now getting sore Iam not sure if its something i should worry about or PMS coming on.
    So what other things besides pregnancy causes these symptoms?
    I have also been havin headaches and dizzy spells when bending over or crouching .

    • ANSWER:
      Sound like pregnancy.... Take a test

  18. QUESTION:
    are there any vaginal infections OTHER than herpes that could cause sore that is accompanied by a discharge?
    So PPH has made a lot of money off of me.. and yet I still have the same problems. I know when there is a change in my discharge and for about a year now I have had increased discharge, to where everytime I use the restroom I have discharge outside of my vagina, or my panties are continuously damp. When I wipe the discharge seems to string out of my body. Its quite embarrassing.. it doesnt seem to have a foul or fishy smell but I would say it is definitely musty or something of that nature... normally my discharge smells not like anything. The other issue is a sore that appeared, just one and it doesnt completely look like herpes... as it seems to be set a layer into the skin rather than on top. PPH just keeps telling me its normal even though I tell them its not, and they seem to prescribe me diflucan or whatever it is for a yeast infection. They say when they look at my discharge they dont see BV but I have a high number of white blood cells meaning I am fighting something.. so here have this for yeast. They also ran a culture on the bump as this is the second time it has appeared in the same spot and said it was an adequate sample and it was negative for HSV. So I am trying to find out, are there any vaginal infections (BV, trich, yeast ECT, or other STDS like gonorrhea, chlamydia ) that could cause an increase in discharge, that is yellowish to at times yellowish green in color and may produce a sore?
    I would like to add that I would love to get a second opinion, however I am one of the many americans without health insurance who has also lost their job, to boot I am a single mom. I dont have the ability to go rack of expensive doctors bills as most require payment at the time of service and PPH's 75-100 visit is breaking my bank and making it to where I have to choose to not to eat so I can feed my son still
    so far no one will work out a payment plan. And surprisingly enough, my local health departments do not offer a blood test. I would like to also add that I do not have increased just before and during the sore that appeared, it is always. I heard from most people who say they have herpes that yellowish to yellowish green discharge is very rare with herpes. I dunno, I just know that the discharge is there regardless. The single sore has appeared once a year since mid 2008 (last sexual activity was nov 2007) and typically after shaving

    • ANSWER:
      HERPES DOES NOT HAVE A DISCHARGE...

      HERPES ARE OPEN SORES IN THE PRIVATE AREA..

      NO DISCHARGE...... OPEN SORES..

      CALL YOUR DR. & PLEASE GET YOURSELF CHECKED OUT, & WEAR CONDOMS FROM NOW ON..

      HERPES IS CONTAGIOUS & THERE IS NO CURE!!!!

  19. QUESTION:
    Help with vaginal discharge please!?
    My husband and I are actively TTC. In the last few days, I've noticed that my vaginal discharge has increased and I'm finding tiny pieces of what I'm assuming is some kind of tissue (at first I thought it was toilet paper, but now I'm sure it's not as I have been checking constantly). The pieces are white/clear and very small. My discharge is not smelly and I have no other symptoms of infection (no burning, no itching, etc.). So of course I googled my symptoms and am finding a wide array of causes ranging from infections to cancer. I plan on calling my doctor first thing in the morning, but would like to know if anyone has experienced this before. I'm due for my period on Nov. 3rd.

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like a yeast infection to me. I could be wrong though. Go to the doc she will tell you for sure. Good luck and baby dust your way!

  20. QUESTION:
    Please help with vaginal discharge symptoms!?
    My husband and I are actively TTC. In the last few days, I've noticed that my vaginal discharge has increased and I'm finding tiny pieces of what I'm assuming is some kind of tissue (at first I thought it was toilet paper, but now I'm sure it's not as I have been checking constantly). The pieces are white/clear and very small. My discharge is not smelly and I have no other symptoms of infection (no burning, no itching, etc.). So of course I googled my symptoms and am finding a wide array of causes ranging from infections to cancer. I plan on calling my doctor first thing in the morning, but would like to know if anyone has experienced this before. I'm due for my period on Nov. 3rd.

    • ANSWER:

  21. QUESTION:
    Vaginal discharge increase before my period?
    Just to get details out the way
    I've had recent unprotected sex
    I'm on Birthcontrol
    My vaginal discharge usually increases right before my period
    I don't get my period until a few days
    I have no signs of pregnancy.
    Except the increase if you count that.
    So is it normal for it to increase before my period?
    It's been like ever since I started the first time.
    Can I be pregnant cause I missed a pil this month?
    Or can I just be over reacting from the guilt of having unprotected sex?
    it's the same color it's always been
    Not even white really, it more clear.
    it's the same color it's always been
    Not even white really, it more clear.

    • ANSWER:
      overreacting most def.
      increse in vag discharge is completely normal roght before your period. dont worry about it. you should be fine.

  22. QUESTION:
    What Could This Be, Vaginal Discharge? Pregnancy? Please help!?
    (Kind of Gory, sorry and only mature responses)

    Around the end of June, I had anal sex with my boyfriend and we both did oral on each other. When we had our anal sex (he did not c**), my discharge was flowing more so then I've ever seen it. We did not have vaginal sex, though some of his c** might have entered me on his finger. Sorry for the TMI.

    Since then my discharge hasn't been the same, it seems like it's flowing more so then before. It's been more watery and once this month it was clumpy, stretchy and clear. I have been exercising more. And it has gotten dry and I did get some clear stretchy ovulating discharge after I had masturbated, which I have no idea if this counts. (does it?)

    I have gotten my period every month around the normal time, with clots and a heavy enough flow I have to change panty liners. It's pretty normal and no spotting in between.

    Otherwise no real pregnancy symptoms, cause I know increase in discharge is an early symptom.I took a pregnancy test (if I was pregnant) at 6 weeks with a digital early morning urine and it was a negative.

    Is this increase in discharge from the anal sex?
    Does it sound like I'm pregnant?
    Any advice would help?

    Thank you so very much for all answers and for your help.

    • ANSWER:
      If it's clumpy it's thrush , I reckon it's thrush , but go see your doctor if it's smelly or yellow .

      Anal sex is catchy where infections are concerned and there is a discharge called gardnerella you can get, also , so go to your doctors and get tested tell about the anal and see how it goes.

      You'll get some meds or cream for it.

  23. QUESTION:
    Vaginal Discharge changes lately?
    Hey,
    I was wondering when it comes to vaginal discharge, what's normal and what's cause for concern?
    I am supposed to get my period tomorrow or the day after and I usually get very dry down there just before my period starts, but these last few days have been different. My vaginal discharge has been increased amount wise for some reason and it's milky and white, no funky smell though...but I was wondering if that is normal or if it could be a symptom of something? I don't think I have a yeast infection because it's not itchy, burning, or tingly down there and I don't think it's a urinary tract infection either because again, no itching, burning ,or tingling and I am not haveing any pain when peeing, although I have noticed an increase in the amount I pee when I go to the bathroom and I have also noticed that I have been going pee more often as well this week. My boyfriend and I recently had sex that was unprotected and even though I am pretty sure he didn't ejaculate in me before we got around to using a condom, I know that it's possible to get pregnant from pre-ejaculation and he tends to have that. I have also noticed that I have been a little nauseous lately. I know for certain that my boyfriend and I are both 100% faithful to each other and neither one of us has any STD's, so I don't feel like that is what this change in my discharge is form. We've recently been trying KY his and her lubricant and I am wondering if maybe that's causing changes OR if it's something else health wise? I know that changes and increase of discharge can occur during pregnancy, but I don't think I am pregnant and I am pretty sure that if I am pregnant by some chance that at this point in time, I won't be able to tell with a test for a few weeks....advice ladies? Does anyone know what is going on with my discharge?

    • ANSWER:
      You sound fine to me. I wouldn't worry about it.
      Sometimes before a woman get's here period it can be dry, and sometimes you can get that milky white discharge.

      As long as you are not having any itching or burning, and your discharge is not a funky color or looks like cottage cheese, and does not smell. You are fine, it shouldn't be an infection of any sort.

      It could just be a normal change with your hormones since you are about to start your period.

      I wouldn't worry about being pregnant, if you did have sex less then 3 days ago..it could just be discharge from that. If your period is late, be sure to take a test.

      You are fine! Good luck hun! :)

  24. QUESTION:
    Increase of Vaginal Discharge...................?
    Yesterday I've started having an increase of vaginal discharge. It doesn't smell or anything like that. The color is clear/whitish. I just wanted to know if there is something wrong or anything like that. By the way I'm supposed to get my period by now and I never got it yet, so can that be the cause?

    • ANSWER:

  25. QUESTION:
    Unusual vaginal discharge?
    So for the past 2 weeks while I was sick with a sinus cold, I noticed that my vaginal discharge has increased. So much so that when I wake up in the morning immediately discharge would begin to flow out. Now I had discharge in the mornings before, but this felt like I was on my period, like i couldn't control it. The consistency of it I didn't notice much of a change at first, but until after a week it started it became more milky and liquid like.

    2 weeks later, (right now) I am now better and over my sinus cold, but now I noticed my discharge has become thick again but somewhat chunky. I guess this is what people refer to online as "cottage cheese." Also the color is now yellowish/brown. After some research as to what it can be, I found a variety of answers but nothing that really explains I could possibly have.

    Oh I guess I should also mention that I am on birth control and while I was sick, I missed a week in taking the pills which caused a small period (even though I had my flow a week before I got sick). I am now back on schedule with it since yesterday, and figured this could be a factor since they do affect my hormone balance.

    Summary: no pain, no odor, "cottage cheese" consistency, and color yellowish/brown

    Any idea what it could be?and how I can possibly treat it until I can see a doctor?

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like a classic yeast infection, even if it doesn't hurt. The brownness might be spotting due to missing pills. By the way, you are now unprotected, probably until after you have taken another complete pack to get you back on schedule - so make sure you use a backup method if you have sex.

      Yeast infections can be treated over the counter. I'd recommend one of the one-day treatment packs, because they are convenient, but it will also let you see quickly whether it is a yeast infection or something else. If it doesn't clear up within a few days of the treatment, then you should go see a doctor about it.

  26. QUESTION:
    vaginal itching and discharge what can be causing it?
    This is the first time this has ever happened. It Is intense itching on the inside of the vagina, and some white pasty; cottage cheese like discharge. At first it was just a bit of discharge now the amout has increased but not to an excessive amount.

    I want to go see a gyno. But can't afford one right now.. working on it..
    But meanwhile i wanted to get some advice or info on what it could possibly be.

    • ANSWER:
      it sounds like you have yeast infection / candida of the vagina. its usually because of imbalance of the natural condition of the vagina , this happens when someone is taking antibiotics for a long period, or steroids, or have low immune system like in diabetes .

      treatment is with an antifungal in oral / suppository form. single dose fluconazole is most convenient.

      to have a certain diagnosis, the discharge must be examined under a microscope

  27. QUESTION:
    is vaginal discharge normal?
    ok well starting in about the 5th grade, i started getting vaginal discharge. I read in a magazine that that meant you would have your first period in 3 months or so. Well, about 3 years later, i got my first period. I thought this meant that the discharge would stop. After my first period, it stopped for a couple days and started again, and i just thought it was normal. About my 3rd period, i would get increasing amounts of discharge a couple days before my period. Now, I always have small amounts of discharge and increasing amounts shortly before my period. I thought this was normal until i was reading a health site about different health problem and it said that vaginal discharge or wetness could be a reason a doctor would give you a pelvic exam. So i was wondering if this meant vaginal discharge is normal or not? did it just mean discharge that caused irritation or what?

    • ANSWER:
      Discharge, yuck right! Don't worry, it is normal to have vaginal discharge. Usually women have more discharge when they are ovulating, meaning a week or so before you actually start your period. It can look alot of different ways just depends on the women. However if you have a foul smelling discharge, a grayish white discharge or you are having problems with irrations it is best to go see a doctor asap. This could mean a STI or another sort of infection like a yeast infection.

  28. QUESTION:
    Does endometriosis cause/relate to excessive vaginal discharge?
    My GP and OB/GYN currently suspect endometriosis. I believe I will have a laparoscopy soon.

    Lately I have been having ridiculous amounts of creamy white cervical mucous. I have never seen so much discharge in my life! It doesn't smell, and I have no itching.

    I have been on birth control pills for 5...recently stopping two months ago. So I guess I don't know what my "natural/normal" cervical mucous is like.

    Also, the discharge doesn't seem to be to related to ovulation or different days of my cycle.

    So is an increase in discharge normal in endometriosis?
    Also, ANY INFO/RESOURCES you have or EXPERIENCE you have had with ENDO would be greatly appreciated.

    I'm scared and want to be proactive in this diagnosis/treatment process.

    • ANSWER:
      First of all, I don't know your age so it's a little hard to answer. However, I live with an extreme case of endometriosis. Now, I'm fourty-seven but had problems since I was about fifteen. At that time, they didn't know much if anything about the disease, not in my small town anyway. I started to have the kind of discharge you're talking about at that time. The doctor just said it was normal. In my mid-twenties, I was unable to sleep due to the pain and was passing blood regularly even when it wasn't my period. By the age of thirty, I had had so many tests at the hospital,I wouldn't be able to count. I could have had my uterus removed but wanted to wait in case I would get married and wanted children. I found the love of my life and we got married even though the doctors told me I wouldn't be able to conceive(they still didn't know what was the exact problem). I didn't have my period for six months and was supposed to see the doctor on a Monday(he wanted me to try some very strong pills to start my period,no garanties). For me prayer is part of my life and I had said a (novena to Saint-Joseph) so on Sunday, I was taking a walk with my husband and told him that I didn't feel it would be right to start those pills just in case I would be pregnant(99.999%chance I wasn't),I told him that he might think I was crazy but that we should get a pregnancy test.We rushed to the pharmacy which was just opened a few hours on Sunday and I did the test.It showed it was positive.The doctor was skeptical but his secretary told me they were pretty accurate.I had a blood test but nobody called so I deducted that I wasn't pregnant.On Saturday,I was so nauseated I went to the hospital thinking I might have a virus.The doctor came in the room with my file and said casually:"Except being pregnant, everything is fine." He couldn't believe we didn't know. Now we have three wonderful healthy children.I haven't gone for the complete histerectomy but when I was finally diagnosed, the year after I had my third baby(I was 38), I had the endometrial ablation and was told by my OB/GYN that it was the worst case he had seen and he was close to 60. All this to say it's more than likely normal the discharge you're talking about but if you don't feel comfortable with the diagnosis, you should seek another OB/GYN's opinion.If you're young and want a family, just make sure it is totally necessary to have an operation(life threatening). The endometriosis itself is not life threatening however, but causes a lot of pain.It all depends on your priorities of course. The only requirement, I would say, is to have a husband who's very undertanding.

  29. QUESTION:
    What could be the cause of this excessive vaginal discharge?
    I'm 18. For many weeks now I've been having a lot of vaginal discharge. It doesn't smell, I have no itching or burning, everything seems normal except there is _a lot_ of it. It's almost like I'm on my period when I have to keep rushing to the toilet.

    It's pale yellow - it seems it's like it always has been, but just because there is so much, I see a colour; in small amounts it's clear. It varies in amount throughout my cycle and I seem to be around ovulation time, but the volume of the discharge has been gradually increasing over the past few cycles. It's not possible it's an STI. What else could be causing it?

    • ANSWER:
      Discharge types and amount change during your cycle. One of the ways our bodies help us get pregnant is with the type of discharge during ovulation. For about four days before ovulation, the discharge increases and gets runny, similar to egg whites. (This consistency and amount of discharge helps sperm swim better.)

      As long as you have no odor, itching, pain, burning etc., things are probably normal.

  30. QUESTION:
    Did you have a lot of discharge while pregnant?
    **NOTE: may be kind of distrubing, but I'm assuming most women will understand :o ) **

    I'm at week 33, and I've had a lot of discharge throughout my entire pregnancy. The books all say to expect "increased vaginal discharge", but this seems ridiculous!

    I bought a huge box of thin pantyliners from Costco to prevent the dirty feeling down there! But the problem with those is that by the end of the day, it all smells down there: I smell, my underwear smells, and my pants smell! I've gotten kind of paranoid and I ask my husband all the time before we go out if I smell!

    I don't work and I don't go out everyday, so I try to cut back on doing laundry and wear things a few times before I put them into the laundry basket. But like I said, I'm getting a little paranoid about whether or not my clothes are carrying the smell!

    That, along with the fear that I'm not letting myself "breathe" at all down there. It's been fine; I haven't had any rashes or irritation, but I'm still worried that wearing these liners everyday and not giving it time to breathe may cause a problem. But I have so much discharge and I'd rather wear my underwear than take a chance on letting it breathe for the night and waking up to a sticky mess!

    Did/does anyone else have so much discharge? IS it a bad idea to wear panty liners all day everyday?

    • ANSWER:

  31. QUESTION:
    Need help with discharge issues?
    I've been having vaginal discharge since november of 2007. At first it was white and creamy (like lotion), but then the color started changing to a light yellow. I know it couldn't have been from sex, because I haven't had sex for 6 months prior to that.

    I later contracted an STD (a whole year later), and I've been treated for it 2 months ago. The STD caused the discharge to become a brighter yellow, but now the color changed back to the yellow it was before, so I don't think that I was reinfected ( I haven't even had sex since December). I've visited a gynecologist more than 3 times for this problem. The first few times I was given antibiotics and told to eat yogurt. The last time I went, the doctor didn't give me antibiotics, because that was supposedly the cause. I was told to use probiotic capsules and yogurt, but I still don't see the discharge subsiding. The doctor said that the discharge was normal and for me not to worry.

    I can't help but worry, because the amount of discharge increased dramatically. There's no itching, burning, smell, etc. It's just discharge that I can actually feel coming out.

    Has anyone had a similar problem and gotten it cured??? I really need help.
    That's what i've been told, but it doesn't make sense for there to be this much discharge. And why did it start "cleaning itself out" after 16 years of no discharge?

    • ANSWER:
      Well if the STD is gone, then it is just normal discharge. If there is no itching or anything then it is not anything serious, as long as the discharge has no strong odor and is not any other color but its original color then you are fine. It is just your vagina self-cleaning itself and not anything serious.

  32. QUESTION:
    Odd discharge?
    For the past few months I've had a clear to whitish vaginal discharge. It is at times the consistency of phlegm. Gross I know, but that is the best way to describe it, except it's clear/white. I had my annual pap last month and my doctor checked me for infections/std's and it came back as fine. She said the increased discharge was most likely caused by my birth control. But, I've been on Yasmin for 5 years now and have never had this before, so I'm not sure if I believe that. Has anyone else had a discharge like this?

    • ANSWER:
      i have had discharge like that it is nothing to worry about i thought it was at first but the doctor told me its just something your body does

  33. QUESTION:
    Change in vaginal discharge and smell, could I be pregnant?
    So the last like week and a half I've been having some issues. My vagina has been smelling different! The scent is strong but not fishy just different! But I can smell it all the time. I keep myself very clean and haven't been doing anything different then I normally do. Also my discharge has increased a lot, I'll bend over and feel like I started my period. I change my underwear twice a day sometimes. I have had unprotected sex recently but he did not finish in me. I know I can still get pregnant that way but I'm also on birth control. I have had moments where I feel sick like I'm going to throw up and a little lightheaded but I don't know if that's all in my head cause I'm a little freaked out that I'm pregnant. Has anyone had these kind of symptoms during early pregancy? If you have any questions please ask! :) I'm 20 by the way of that means anything.
    Well I've had a yeast infection before and this isn't the same. I don't itch or have a thick discharge like I normally would. But I'll get checked for one again. Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      could be a yeast infection.

  34. QUESTION:
    What are some possible explanations for heavy vaginal discharge?
    I started birth control (Loestrin24Fe) about a year ago. Since then I have had extremely heavy, white, but oderless vaginal discharge. I used to have problems with itching/irritation, but since then have stopped the birth control and the irritation is no longer a problem. I have been treated for yeast infections, vaginitis (clindamax was the name, i believe), and skin rash (with clotrimazole/betameth). I want to make clear that I have been tested for STDs as well, and they were not the cause of the problem either. I have been to two different doctors, both of whom say I appear normal physically. I have changed to a more mild soap. I no longer experience irritation, but my vaginal discharge is still very thick, and it makes intercourse difficult.

    I read that soy products increase estrogen and can contribute to heavy discharge...and I have soy milk in my cereal every morning. Could this contribute to my problem, or are there other causes?
    I only have one sexual partner and I have a regular mentrual cycle.

    • ANSWER:
      I don't have any idea about your problem. However, I came across a blog about yeast infection. Hope you find your answer there.

      Resources for Yeast Infection Causes, Cures, Symptoms, Treatment, Remedies:
      http://yeast-infection-guide.blogspot.com

      :)

  35. QUESTION:
    Three missed periods but three negative pregnancy test could i still be pregnant?
    no pregnancy symptoms that i know of, i have been gettin stomach aches that come and go, vaginal discharge increased, no period, last period i had was on October 7th, & Ended October 14th, is it likely im pregnant i have thought about it or stressed it im just curious im 17 he cam in me i also have a bicornuate uterus is it possible that , that is causing false test ?

    • ANSWER:
      the only way to find out for sure is go to the doctors and get a blood test, store bought pregnancy tests never worked for my wife and we have 2 kids

  36. QUESTION:
    Ladies during pregnancy.....?
    ....have you ever experianced increased Vaginal discharge? I experiance this and it is paticularly fluid like, not so thick...I have to change under garments on some days twice a day. I have a Cervical polyp which has developed as a result of my pregnancy and I know this causes a little extra discharge but do any of you women experiance increased fluid like discharge?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes. If you are very concerned it might put your mind at ease to have a low vaginal swab. Vaginal discharge is a messy problem during pregnancy.
      Usually caused from oestrogen.
      Other things include: Thrush, diabetes! Antibiotics, infection: trichomonas .Could even be strep.

      If the d/c is bloody ,stained, or trickles of fluid then you need to have medical help as soon as possible.

  37. QUESTION:
    Vaginal Pressure?
    I am currentl 21 weeks pregnant with my second child and just today I have noticed what can only be described as sharp twinges and kind of a dull pressure in my vaginal area sorry if this is TMI! There has been no increase in vaginal discharge, no contractions, Kaiya is moving around a lot in there. My only other complaint is that the pressure seems to get worse when I am on the go. I have a doctors appointment on Friday and plan to bring it up there as well. Just wondering if anyone else has gone through this and what causes it?
    Thanks for your responses in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      I'd be cautious and take it easy until you can get to the Dr. It may be nothing, but then again it could be early signs of something wrong. I wouldn't dismiss it until the Dr can check it out and give you the all clear. Twinges are fine, but the pressure you are feeling, which worsens with increased activity is what makes me concerned.

      I've had almost identical symptoms to you and was referred by my dr to go directly to the antenatal clinic to get checked out for a possible prolapse. Thankfully my cervix is well supported, but my bladder is proving to be a problem which will probably require surgury after I've given birth. Good luck and I hope its just a twinge and nothing serious : )

  38. QUESTION:
    Can you take a pregnancy test while experiencing vaginal bleeding?
    I have been nauseous for days, have had headaches, increased clear vaginal discharge, been getting tired early and always wanting to sleep, and other pregnancy signs. Me and my boyfriend had unprotected sex a couple of times three or four weeks ago. I got my I want to believe is my period today but it is four days late. I have read that hormonal changes can cause you to bleed while still pregnant that may seem like a period but it is not. I want to take a pregnancy test asap, but will the bleeding affect the result? Also I did not have the normal steps of getting my period where it is light at first, or i just spot a little bit and then it gets heavier. I just woke up with it this morning and am wondering what I should do. I planned on going to Planned Parenthood tomorrow to get a test done anyways. Should I still go?
    edit:
    so i know most of my answers will be, well you have your period dont you, so your not pregnant. i have done my research and many women still bleed while pregnant especially in the early stages because of your hormone changes during your normal period time, so whats going on now could be my preriod or it could be vaginal bleeding, a common thing during pregnancy, i just want to know if i can take a pregnancy test during this bleeding

    • ANSWER:
      Yes you still can and should go. I don't think it will affect the result. Hopefully it's just your period.

      Harriet

  39. QUESTION:
    Thick, white discharge?
    For the past 2 days, I have been experiencing a very thick, white vaginal discharge. It's almost the consistency of lotion, which is worrying. I am on the birth control pill YAZ, and have experienced this once before, and it eventually resolved itself. Why do I have this thick, increased discharge some months, and not others? I am definitely NOT pregnant, and this is certainly NOT a yeast infection. What is the cause, and has anyone else experienced this?

    • ANSWER:
      I am also using Yaz and experience the same problem but usually around the time of my period or right after. I don't believe it is anything to stress over i think it is just the pill or it could be the bodies way of cleaning itself out

  40. QUESTION:
    pubic pain and increased discharge
    I am at a loss. I had a bacterial vaginal infection in April and was treated, but the pain continued in the pubic area (I describe it as feeling as if you were kicked in the crotch). The antibiotics reduced the pain at first, but after treatment it came back.

    I have had an internal ultrasound - no tumors or cysts. As recently as June, I had a normal vaginal flora with no bacteria that wasn't supposed to be there. However, I am now having again lots of discharge that is white and creamy, but no overwhelming odd smells. My periods are normal and weirdly enough, I do NOT have the pubic pain when I am on my period.

    I am sore for a couple of days after sex. My doctor says it might be a GI problem, but why would a GI issue cause an inflamed vagina? If someone has ANY insight, it would be appreciated. I keep being told they don't know what's wrong.

    • ANSWER:
      go to my profile and my contacts add john jo the flo to your contacts and email him he is a gyno and will email u back dont worry ur adress will be private its all through answers hes really gud just helped me a few mins ago hope this helps lol

  41. QUESTION:
    Lower back pain, pelvic pain, light green discharge?
    For the last 6 weeks I've had a more or less constant lower back pain that ranges in intensity. It sometimes radiates into my buttocks and legs, but the main area of pain is deep in my lower back. I now also have (for the last 3 weeks) pelvic and ovary pain, also mild shooting pains in my vagina. I have noticed a steady increase in vaginal discharge, which is almost always a very pale green colour.

    My smear results came back clear today, and I don't have chlamydia. I haven't had sex in 5 years.

    My Dr's don't seem bothered, and have told me to just monitor my cycle, but I cannot do my normal daily activities, and constantly need to take Ibuprofen, which only helps slightly.

    I have an uneasy feeling, hard to describe, but general malaise feeling when the back and pelvic pain is quite strong.

    The back pain sometimes feels like sciatica, but 80% of the time it doesn't.

    My Dr did notice a slight cervical erosion, but surely that wouldn't be the cause of all these symtpoms?

    Any advice appreciated.
    The vaginal discharge is much thicker than it used to be, almost 'snot like' in texture.

    • ANSWER:
      Were you checked for any cysts on the ovaries (with an ultrasound?)
      Also for any fibroid benign growths in the uterus?

      It is difficult to figure out why your doctor did not discuss other possibilites for your symptoms.
      You could have some compressed nerves in your back -
      Also, there could be some kidney involvement-maybe the formation of a kidney stone
      Pelvic pain in women is common, but not always easy to diagnose the cause.

      You may need to check in with another physician (not easy to do, I realize,)
      but with your continuting symptoms you need to get another opinion.
      There can be so many reasons for your symptoms and no one on Y!A can really diagnose your exact
      problem.
      I hope things improve for you and you get the proper help and diagnoses.

  42. QUESTION:
    I am having bloody vaginal discharge and severe lower abdominal pain. Please help.?
    I got my mirena iud removed almost 2 weeks ago. I immediatly took a plan b pill as recommended by my dr. I forgot to take the second dosage within 12 hours of the first dose and so it was 24 hours later that I took the 2nd dosage. A day later I started severe bleeding and abdominal pain for about 4 days. The bleeding subsided yet the pain is still increasing and I now have bloody discharge. I got the IUD out because it was causing many problems with ovarian cysts that were very painful and I got PID. I have had the PID cleared up for sometime now and was just re checked a week ago at the emergency room and other std testing was ran as well and It all came back clean. I also have a history of Endometriosis. Please tell me what I should do as my pain level is now at a 8 and I fear something is very wrong.
    I went to the emergency department and they said that it was from a Uterine Infection. They didnt call me with the test results from 3 weeks ago to tell me to come get my prescription to make it go away. I am now getting my antibiotics and hoping that this goes away. I have a dr appt tomorrow hopefully more will be explained to me then.

    • ANSWER:
      That sounds like something you need to have extensively checked out, but it may just be the Plan B pill. It's fairly horrific; it threw off my cycles and made me very unhappy (physically and emotionally) for about 3 months.

  43. QUESTION:
    What could cause this? ?
    I feel like I have a cold (sore throat, stuffy nose, headache) but I have nausea. Ive been feeling nauseated but every once in awhile. Ive been sleeping more then usual but having trouble sleeping/staying asleep. My breasts are very tender *cant walk down or upstairs w/o them hurting or lay on them. I cant even wear a bra w.o it bothering them and thats very unusual and I have noticed bluish veins around the area around the nipple. One of my boobs looks like it grew. My right boob is way bigger then the left. Never noticed until now. And I have been having increased vaginal discharge which is white, odorless/normal smelling, and watery. Not ovulating and just got tested for stds in july. What could cause this?

    • ANSWER:
      i'd try a pregnancy test if i were you :)

  44. QUESTION:
    Very early symptoms?
    Are there any pregnancy symptoms that can be seen as early as one or two weeks? Basically me and bf had unprotected sex around the 13th of May and I have noticed increased vaginal discharge and also slight swelling. I have also been quite emotional causing lots of arguements with my bf. Any help will be appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      the emotions and fights, are probably because you're worried about having a baby, that im assuming you're not prepared for or expecting.
      at one or two weeks, you're actually not even pregnant, or only a few days.
      but like you're saying.
      10 days past conception.
      you can probably go out and get a test in a few days.
      so just wait it out untill than, we cant tell if your pregnant.
      any of it could be PMS.
      just sit tight.
      good luck.

  45. QUESTION:
    abundance of discharge at 21 weeks... normal?
    I'm 21 weeks pregnant, and for the past 3 - 4 weeks (and since my last dr. appointment) I've noticed an increase in my vaginal discharge. It's almost like a creamy hand lotion... and most times I can feel it coming out of me. I've asked my mother, sisters and aunts if they have experienced the same thing and they all said not until about 30weeks. I know that I don't have an infection or anything because It doesn't hurt, smell or itch at all. Is this normal? Could it be caused by the fact that I'm always on my feet and work over 50hrs a week? Silly question I know, but some insight on it would be nice!! lol.
    I mean it's at the point where I'm wearing /changing my pantyliner up to 5 times a day...
    I thought the days of pantyliners would be over for at least a little longer than that... :P

    • ANSWER:
      Yes it's very normal. I had a loot of discharge in the beginning of my pregnancy, then it subsided, then came back full swing around 18 weeks, went away, then came back again at 22 weeks and I had to keep changing my pantyliner a lot like you. This is normal because of all the hormones in your body. Just make sure to keep your underwear & pantyliner clean because when I was 22 weeks and the discharge came back really heavily, I wasn't expecting it the first day and I didn't have anything to change into the entire day and I ended up with a yeast infection that I just finished treating. So be sure to keep that area clean! Good luck, I hope it subsides soon. It can get kind of annoying & icky =/

  46. QUESTION:
    I have a lot of early pregnancy symptoms..please help!
    Ok here's the deal. For the past 3 months or so, I've had a feeling that I'm pregnant. We very rarely used protection (we were each others firsts, so didn't have to worry about STI's). In the beginning I got really sore boobs which were itchy, as was my stomach, which then got a rash on it lasting a couple of days. At this point, I hadn't had a period for 53 days. Then I came on. My periods have been all over the place since I started them at 14 (I'm now 19). In the past 4 months, I have taken 5 pregnancy tests which have all come out negative. Recently though, I've been having a lot of early pregnancy symptoms. These include feeling very tired most of the time (although I suffer from anemia which could be the cause of that.), my back is aching, my uterus has started to feel hard, I have increased vaginal discharge which is white and creamy but with no smell, bloating, gas, a growing stomach (in the past couple of weeks, I have been asked if I'm expecting 4 times.), my nipples are constantly hard and sore now, I've been feeling a bit nauseous lately, and my last period was 44 days ago. 15 days after my last period I bled for half a day, but it only showed up when I wiped. The last test I took was approximately 2 weeks ago and was negative. I'm not sure what's happening anymore. I'd love to have a baby. My fiance and I have spoken about it a lot, and we'd be ecstatic if I was, but I'm at a bit of a loose end at the moment. Please help! :)

    • ANSWER:
      I WOULD SAY U R ALL MY TESTS WERE NEGATIVE UNTIL I WENTTO THE ER AND HAD A BLOOD TEST DONE IF I WERE U I WOULD GO TO UR DOC AND HAVE THEM DO A BLOOD TEST GOOD LUCK

  47. QUESTION:
    Vaginal Dryness?
    I'm so tired of my vaginal area I'm ready to blow it up literally. Took Trinessa for 21 days. Made me a basket case/crying/aching and spotting nonstop. Caused vaginal irritation on top of that! Went to OBGYN crying. She changed me over to the Nuva Ring which I have no problems with. Well the 'extra whitish' discharge is a bit odd to SEE but I don't feel it. However...the original vaginal irritation has shown to be just dryness. Replens works great. I go back to the OBGYN on the 30th but if the replens is working great for the dryness I am assuming I'm okay to wait until the 30th or should I go to the ER? No abnormal discharge. No itching. No pain. Nothing when I use Replens...well except the increased clear/whitish discharge. I just don't want to 'hurt' myself. I'm sure the dryness is from the emotional rollercoaster I was on for a month and really...just advice please.
    I had my blood work done already. Everything came back fine. She even tested my thyroid. I don't have any obnormal discharge..just white (nuvaring) and normal clear/white. No odd odor. Same odor I've always had. I did have a BAD reaction to a laundry soap a few weeks ago. I tossed it and went to Biokleen and vinegar rinse. I also tossed the Bath and Body works and use pure aloe bar now. Amazingly my back quit breaking out and no more small bumps after shaving either! I did have a UTI a few weeks ago and went to urgent care. They gave me Cipro. Then a Diflucan. I finished those up last Monday. The dryness is what's killing me. I can't stand walking and feeling that scratching. I'm a mess. I've been through it lately.

    • ANSWER:
      Vaginal irritation and dryness are typically directly related to hormonal changes. Since you're doing the BCP-dance (the little name I give to switching methods often) then there's every possibility that your problems will not only go away soon because your body will acclimate but that your original problems stemmed from the first pill.

      If you're not experiencing any horrible problems and the Replens is working for you adequately, then I would just hold off till your appointment. It certainly doesn't sound like anything to go to the ER over.

  48. QUESTION:
    Help me? I'm pretty scared..?
    Okay, my boyfriend of two years just broke up with me a week ago. Everything is falling apart in my life right now and it's really stressful. I'm having increased vaginal discharge, my skin is becoming very oily when i usually have dry skin, and I have a loss of appetite. It's scaring me cause I have lost like four pounds, what could be causing this? Emotional stress?

    • ANSWER:
      it sounds like emotional stress. I'm sorry you are going through a tough time right now, hang in there my friend, take care of yourself. Eating healthy and exercising will alleviate a lot of your stress. Even though you feel emotionally awful, don't forget to be good to yourself. It might sound corny, but go for a brisk walk, take a cool shower, then eat a salad, you will be surprised how much better you feel. Keep your chin up:)

  49. QUESTION:
    35 weeks 4 days pregnant..need help please read!
    i have increased vaginal discharge, a constant urge to go number 2..like bad all the time.
    i also have high blood pressure and have been feeling kinda dizzy today..i feel nauseated as well.
    should i be expecting labor soon?
    will they induce me cause of the high blood pressure?

    • ANSWER:
      have you been diagnosed with pre-eclampsia?? if so then yes, the only treatment i sto induce you soon as possible to avoid any problems to you or the baby...i would suggest that you go see your doctor now so they can check your blood pressure, and if you have any protein in the urine, they might decide to admit you to hospital for monitoring..
      all the best

  50. QUESTION:
    Could this be a sign....?
    I am having weird small little cramps on the left side of my pelvic area. I am having headaches. My period is 3 days late. I keep thinking I'm about to get my period cause my panties feel wet when when I go check, its not it, I am just having increased vaginal discharge. Do you think there is a possibility that I am pregnant?

    • ANSWER:
      Well increased vaginal discharge is deftinitly a sign... It's also possible to get cramps also.... Just take a test, even if its only 3 days late. I took a test when I was only 1 day late because I kind of already knew I was.... It still came out positive even after just 1 day


Causes Of Foul Smelling Vaginal Discharge

Written By: admin - Nov• 06•11

Vaginal discharge: Discharge from the vagina may as Normal or as a specific symptom of disease in the genital area.

Mucus secretion from the vaginal discharge is known as discharge. Discharge is in the majority of women is a sign of their Sexual maturity is and how the ovulation and the monthly menstrual period (Menstruation) to the biology of the adult, fertile woman. The discharge but can also in modified form, quantity, condition, color and its smell is a symptom of various diseases.

Every woman has a little discharge from the daily Vagina. It is usually a year or two before puberty and continues until the Menopause. The discharge varies depending on the Cycle. During ovulation or before Menstruation strengthened herself.

The amount of discharge is different for every woman. Some women experience large amounts of discharge than normal, others would in turn realize the same amount as an alarm signal. If you need to change several times a day or panties or panty liner when the discharge is bloody, yellow, greenish or smelly, you should consult a doctor.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Vaginal Discharge - Smells?
    I've been on birth control for 2 years no problemo. I take it every day to STOP periods entirely and I let the periods flush out once a year (7 day period). I have always had, even before taking control pills this foul smelling odor from vaginal discharge. It smells like a musty gassy exhaust. I've been to a gynecologist and she said there is no bacterial inflation or infection of any sort. I have never had sex either. The mucus is so excessive that it soaks 1 normal size pad in under an hour and the smell gets quite annoying. I use anti-bacterial soap around the pubic hair but I never wash with soap inside the vagina. I use plain water and take baths/showers every day.

    I do not have any clue as to what this is, nor do any of the doctors i've been to. I have seen over 5 specialized doctors and gotten 15 kinds of swab examinations non have returned back with any kind of infection or disruption.

    Any ideas as to what's causing this?
    My diet consists of :
    40% Fruits/Veggies (Mostly fruits)
    15-20% Meats
    30% Dairy Products
    10% Wheats / Breads

    • ANSWER:
      This is likely not an infection but I dunno

  2. QUESTION:
    Why do vaginal discharges smell so foul just after periods but get better later?
    Right after my monthly period i sometimes get a discharge that's like curdled milk which smells so nasty. it clears up after about a week though. What could be the cause? It isn't consistent throughout the month - just for the week after my period. I use pantyliners then but i'd like to get rid of it altogether! Can anyone help out here?

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds to me that you might have some sort of infection or yeast imbalance. Your discharge should never smell foul - it is not normal. I would see a doctor if i were you, just to be on the safe side.

  3. QUESTION:
    foul sour smelling vaginal odor during intercourse around time of ovulation?
    They say that during the time of ovulation, a sweet smell should arise. Not for me! For me it is exactly the opposite. I noticed this just recently, so maybe it has been going on for sometime, or just began, I don't know. The odor is like a sour smell, almost that of sulfer, and it ONLY arizes during intercourse. There is no discharge, and the smell goes away after I shower. The last couple of times I have noticed it, it has been around the time of ovulation.
    Has anyone had similar occurances? Or possibly know what it might be caused from?

    • ANSWER:

  4. QUESTION:
    Abnormal pap smear with symptoms....?
    My sisters pap smear came back abnormal. She had a complicated abortion last year. Since the abortion, she bleeds after intercourse and she says it's painful to have intercourse. She gets really bad pains in her lower stomach area that causes her to sweat. She also has a foul smelling vaginal discharge. She is scheduled to have further testings, but I am wondering if these are obvious symptoms of cervical cancer? I think she told me that either her cervix have changed in color or her cervix cells. She said something about the color green, I am assuming is her cells. Has anyone had similar symptoms?

    • ANSWER:
      Probably is an infection. Maybe more details would help us answer your question. For instance what means abnormal pap? II? III? LSIL? ASCUS?
      And the cell are not green, maybe the discharge is green, and that means a infection, maybe Trichomonas.

  5. QUESTION:
    Girls only!!!!!!!!!! No guys allowed.?
    What is/are the cause(s) of a foul smelling vaginal discharge? What are some cures? Has anyone ever had this problem? If so, what did you do to stop it.

    • ANSWER:
      Bacterial Vaginosis, lol, I`m on antibiotics for it right now.Is the discharge greyish and fishy smelling? Are you itchy? You may need to see a doctor. I`m actually starting to smell better after 3 days on the antibiotics.

  6. QUESTION:
    Vaginal Discharge Problems-Serious Answers Only?
    *First and foremost, I am in my 20's, not sexually active, do not take birth control. I am quite active (bike), eat lots of fruit and carbs, am about 113 lbs but am only 5'1 so it works out. Apparently, I have an elevated white blood cell count in my vaginal-area as well, according to my doctor.

    Since high school, I have had a variety of vaginal discharge "problems". Some of them may be natural, but I don't know because it changes so often.

    My most frequent "symptom" is a foul smelling, pasty white coating (yes, literal coating) to my vaginal wall. At times, it can accumulate and discharge in large amounts. It feels like I am constantly getting my period because it comes out so often. I have resorted to wearing pads almost everyday to keep it from leaking through my pants. Also note that the discharge becomes hard after a while, and can sometimes crystallize to the opening of my vagina, causing my pubic hairs to literally harden with the stuff. It smells terrible and is embarrassing. At other times the discharge will be murky or clear and really stringy (think snot) and jello-like, which I hear is semi-normal depending on your ovulation. Recently, my discharge has become clumpy like moldy yogurt and is usually white or a variation of greeny-yellow. Does anybody have the same issues? Could I have a yeast infection?

    This is really embarressing for me, so serious answers would be appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      That's definitely a yeast infection. Do not leave it untreated, it can cause infection and other complications further down the road. Over the counter medications may help ease the symptoms for now but you should go see your OB-GYN as soon as possible. If you've let this go on as long as it sounds like you have, your doctor may need to put you on antibiotics as well.

  7. QUESTION:
    What's causing my sudden weird vaginal discharge?
    I'm 24 years old and haven't been sexually active for almost a year now. For the past few days I've been experiencing discharge from my vagina. Two days ago the discharge was like thick white lumps along with normal white milky discharge. I had a burning sensation when I urinated and it was very sensitive to touch when I wiped. Today my vagina didn't hurt as bad but now I'm having skin tissue like discharge that's a very light pink. None of the discharge has a foul smell. I should be starting my period anytime now but it almost feels like I'm already on it even though there's no blood. I haven't changed my normal eating habits but early last week my dermatologist put me on 500mg/day of Metformin to clear up my acne (she said it was a hormonal type thing causing my acne). Could the Metformin be causing this discharge and discomfort? I've never had any problems like this before and my periods have always been normal. Only serious answers please! I'm worried this is something serious. I can't get to the doc until after the New Year. Is there anything I can get over the counter to help and what's happening with me?? Thanks!
    Thanks for those who responded so fast! To add some more detail: My dermatologist also has me on Spironolactin also for the treatment of acne. She told me that the Spironolactin has slowed down my acne but it didn't fully get rid of it so she put me on Metformin too. I haven't been taking any antibiotics. What causes a yeast infection? I'm not familiar with them so I'll try and search the web for more info.

    • ANSWER:
      I've been taking Metformin for 8 years or so and I've never had a problem with odd discharge. However, Metformin is always used to make your body use insulin better which alters your hormones which can cause an altered discharge. Does your derm suspect something other than just acne and have you been on antibiotics lately?

      But, I really think that you are on the start of a yeast infection. Especially if you have been on antibiotics. (I'm not doctor but I have a vagina..lol.) There is a kit at the drug store that lets you test whether or not it is a yeast infection or something bacterial. It's fairly inexpensive and works well. For now though try eating yogurt (I've actually put unsweetened yogurt on the area.) or taking pills with active cultures in it to battle the yeast and try an over the counter yeast infection cream.

      I hope you feel better soon!

  8. QUESTION:
    Yellow vaginal discharge?
    I have been experiencing slightly yellow vaginal discharge. It is not always there but when it is it is typically stringy and thin. Once it was thicker and was mixed with white discharge. I have also been having lower adbdominal pain that is mostly on the right side but radiates across the entire abdomen sometimes.

    Yesterday I went to the doctor. Had a urine test and pelvic exam. No UTI and the doctor said my exam looked normal but that she would sent the culture for testing of gonorrhea and chlamydia, even though I was tested 2 months ago and it was negative. The doctor thinks I have an ovarian cyst based on my abdominal pain and thinks the discharge is normal. When I got tested 2 months ago I was also having yellow discharge at the time too.

    I am having no other symptoms. No foul smell, no itching, burning, pain in vaginal region, bleeding during intercourse.
    My question is, does anyone else have this problem or know what may be causing the discharge?

    • ANSWER:
      YOU HAVETWO PROBLEMS 1.DISCHARGE 2.PAIN LOWER ABDOMEN
      1. DISCHARGE-IF YOU WERE TESTED FOR THIS AND NO PROBLEMS WERE DETECTED AND IF THIS DISCHARGE IS MINIMAL,NOT WETTING YOUR CLOTHES AND NOT FORCING YOU TO CHANGE, THEN NOTHING TO WORRY.
      2.PAIN LOWER ABDOMEN-THIS COULD BE BECAUSE OF VARIOUS REASONS, AN ULTRASOUND OF PELVIS WILL BE HELPFUL IN DECIDING IF THERE IS OVARIAN CYST OR NOT.
      ONCE ULTRASONOGRAPHY REPORT IS AVAILABLE THAN MATTER CAN BE FURTHER CLARIFIED.

  9. QUESTION:
    Sex and foul vaginal smell? Yay or nay?
    I've just had a miscarriage and finished bleeding in the past couple of days. Discharge is now normal looking and no other symptoms but I still have a faint foul odour. I was trying to look up what might cause it or what I might do to fix it and my boyfriend asked what I was doing as I was trying to smell it. I told him "it doesn't smell like fish or urine... I don't know? Old blood? Death?" Now he wants to leave and not have sex at all. He's looking for the opinion of the Y!A community if he's right or not.

    • ANSWER:
      this could be a bacterial infection which can be caused from antibiotics. Or your body may still be flushing out from your miss carriage i seriously suggest talking with your doctor

  10. QUESTION:
    Causes of a vaginal itch?
    Ok I have had sex with 2 guys in the past 2 weeks. The first one is someone I have had sex with hundreds of times and I know hes clean. But we used a warming gel that I've never used before and I kinda got a red rash after we were done but I didnt know if it was from the intensity or not. The other guy I accidentally hooked up with while I was drunk but long story short he and I started dating and have had sex a couple times since then. Ive developed a really bad itch since the warming gel incident and Im not quite sure what it is. I dont have any foul smell or discharge except for clear watery stuff that doesnt smell like anything. For a little while my area was kinda swollen but there was no high temperature or bumps or even a rash anymore. I plan to go get checked out here soon but I thought I would ask this and see if maybe its nothing (honestly i've never had this much sex so close together and the guy im dating now likes to use his hands and mouth a lot too)

    • ANSWER:
      Definition:
      Vaginal itching is a tingling or uneasy irritation of the skin of the vagina and the surrounding area (vulva). The itching may cause a desire to scratch the affected area.

      Alternative Names:
      Pruritus vulvae; Itching - vaginal area; Vulvar itching
      Common Causes:
      Common causes of vaginal itching include:

      Home Care:
      To prevent and treat vaginal itching

      http://pennhealth.com/ency/article/003159.htm

  11. QUESTION:
    Having a strange vaginal discharge...what could it mean?
    Since my last check up has come up clean, I have only had sex with one person one time and we used a condom. I have been having a kind of thick off white discharge for weeks now. It used to cause irritation but now it just extrudes a foul smell. Since I have not had unprotected sex...could it still be an STD? Or maybe a yeast infection? Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      ...you can take an over the counter PH test, which can be found at drug stores, but sounds like sounds like bacteria vaginosis .... you need antibiotics

  12. QUESTION:
    Vaginal Mucus causing scabs on him?
    I've always had issues with excessive vaginal discharge, I constantly get yeast infections as of late, but now when i don't have them, and I have intercourse with my bf, his penis dries out a little, I went to my gyno asking about it, she says it's because of my yeast infection, we cured the infection and the dryness on his penis went away.

    I kept having symptoms of constant clear to white lotiony discharge, no irritation or foul smell. I've had THIS issue for a few years,..Dr. says it's a bacterial infection (which she gave me meds for) and we thought we got rid of, but then i had symptoms of strong, dark stale smelling urine...but only in the morning, we tried the same meds as a creme instead of pills like the first time and it seemed like we were on the right track,..but still no cure of it completely.

    I went down to do a unrine analysis and waiting for the results..but I'm concerned because in the meantime I'm still having intercourse with my bf and now he's devolping scabs afterward.

    there's one in particular near the head (just on one side) that keeps opening back up after sex. he says it doesn't hurt,..just tender for a day, the scab overs the opening and he's fine.

    I'm worried though because it seems like things are getting worse for him, even though it's just the same thing that's always happened to me. He thinks may need to get checked out,..i don't think so though, because it only happens when he's with me.

    Any ideas on what can be done or causes?

    • ANSWER:

  13. QUESTION:
    What is the causes of unexplained vaginal bleeding?
    ((srry kind of graphic please don't repot me, I need help))After I had intercourse with this one dude, like 1-2 weeks later, I started getting a yellowish, foul smelling disharge, it wasn't bad but it didn't smell like a smell I'm familliar to comming out of my body, but I went to go get checked, the doctor said it was normal?? I still don't think it is. B/c it would fall like I was on my period sometimes like alot of it...but not all the time...It became a real problem. Until, I got on Depo, the birth control shot, which last for three months. For about 3 weeks, I stopped getting the discharge. After that, I came on my period for the whole time but my periods stared smelling like the discharge. I had my period up until like 2 months after I stopped getting injections. My period stopped for about 3 weeks and then like soon after I had interourse, it came back. About 2 weeks after that, I started getting a mild, itchy rash around the the outside of the lips of my"you know" on the bottom around the opening(hole) where the bottom of my lips are and a hair bump looking bump at the top of my "you know" just under my stomah. Now about 6 weeks later I'm still on my period. And I don't know what it is...I think the rash is from me bleedind for so long or maybe it's the soap or the type of pad IDK...I also started using vinegar...could that be the reason for the rash?? it's going away though and yes I use condoms...but I also have had oral sex too...has neone ever experienced any of this...please help...and no sarcastic answers please! thank you
    Also, my stomach hurts alot, like cramps but not bad, If this is a STD, could I be becoming infertile, and If I did have an STD, how long does it take to become infertile if it was uncheck for so long?? I'm scared, please help!!

    • ANSWER:

  14. QUESTION:
    are there any vaginal infections OTHER than herpes that could cause sore that is accompanied by a discharge?
    So PPH has made a lot of money off of me.. and yet I still have the same problems. I know when there is a change in my discharge and for about a year now I have had increased discharge, to where everytime I use the restroom I have discharge outside of my vagina, or my panties are continuously damp. When I wipe the discharge seems to string out of my body. Its quite embarrassing.. it doesnt seem to have a foul or fishy smell but I would say it is definitely musty or something of that nature... normally my discharge smells not like anything. The other issue is a sore that appeared, just one and it doesnt completely look like herpes... as it seems to be set a layer into the skin rather than on top. PPH just keeps telling me its normal even though I tell them its not, and they seem to prescribe me diflucan or whatever it is for a yeast infection. They say when they look at my discharge they dont see BV but I have a high number of white blood cells meaning I am fighting something.. so here have this for yeast. They also ran a culture on the bump as this is the second time it has appeared in the same spot and said it was an adequate sample and it was negative for HSV. So I am trying to find out, are there any vaginal infections (BV, trich, yeast ECT, or other STDS like gonorrhea, chlamydia ) that could cause an increase in discharge, that is yellowish to at times yellowish green in color and may produce a sore?
    I would like to add that I would love to get a second opinion, however I am one of the many americans without health insurance who has also lost their job, to boot I am a single mom. I dont have the ability to go rack of expensive doctors bills as most require payment at the time of service and PPH's 75-100 visit is breaking my bank and making it to where I have to choose to not to eat so I can feed my son still
    so far no one will work out a payment plan. And surprisingly enough, my local health departments do not offer a blood test. I would like to also add that I do not have increased just before and during the sore that appeared, it is always. I heard from most people who say they have herpes that yellowish to yellowish green discharge is very rare with herpes. I dunno, I just know that the discharge is there regardless. The single sore has appeared once a year since mid 2008 (last sexual activity was nov 2007) and typically after shaving

    • ANSWER:
      HERPES DOES NOT HAVE A DISCHARGE...

      HERPES ARE OPEN SORES IN THE PRIVATE AREA..

      NO DISCHARGE...... OPEN SORES..

      CALL YOUR DR. & PLEASE GET YOURSELF CHECKED OUT, & WEAR CONDOMS FROM NOW ON..

      HERPES IS CONTAGIOUS & THERE IS NO CURE!!!!

  15. QUESTION:
    Foul vaginal odor sometimes?
    I have had yearly pap smears since I was 18, I'm 22 now. All of em were normal results. I have always had a bad smell from down there at certain times of the month. (I am on birth control pills).
    I have no itching, odd discharge, or anything. I have mentioned a slight yellow discharge and the smell to my doc. and he said its normal and the pap came out normal. He said sometime b/c pills can cause the discharge, so that is normal.

    It seems when I wear a panty liner, I dont notice any smell. When I do not use a panty liner, the smell is there, to me anyway, its bad...when spread my legs like when i'm sitting, it just smells discusting. Again, with a panty liner no smell.

    How do i get rid of the smell. I know I sweat real bad down there, I am a bit overweight. It is very embarassing and I woud like real suggestions from other women who have this problem.
    I do try and shave often. Sometimes there still is a bit of hair there.
    I wash everyday. I have noticed that I dont smell it as much or at all when i wear cotten panties.

    • ANSWER:
      just clean every day, and i know wearing a panty liner sucks but it's much better than smelling, oh and there some powders you can use that help too, you will just have to shop around for the one that is the best for you, (vagasil fem powders and stuff like that)........shhhh i have the same problem

  16. QUESTION:
    many yeast infection questions, vaginal discharge questions, help really needed im only 17 recurring infection?
    the following is TMI (too much info aka kind of nasty) so if you dont really wanna help and you have a weak stomach/will be grossed out just stop reading now!

    Im a 17 year old girl and yes im sexually active with a long term bf.
    Okay so for a while I have had white, thick discharge that leaves stains in my underwear(feeling wet alot) and white clumps.. im not sure if its exactly "cottage cheese like" but it has little clumps almost like wet toilet paper and its very WHITE it is not "clear" sometimes it dries yellow(and crusty..ew) but its mostly white white white. it does not itch at all. it is sometimes really TIGHT during intercourse, almost like its really dry and irritated down there, and a little over a month ago i even bled a little bit affter intercourse but just a tiny spot. sex can be painful at times but never overly painful. it looks red and irritated sometimes but other times its perfectly normal. ive had this probably 3-4 months. ive always had heavy discharge so i thought it was normal and i ignored it but its gotten worse the past 2 months. i thought it was part of my cycle because it always happens about a week after my period is gone and then lasts up until right before my period . IS IT POSSIBLE FOR YEAST INFECTIONS TO DO THIS? <-- that is my main question. be present, period, then gradually gain its presence back, period, reapeat the cycle, etc?! anyways it doesnt smell like fish at all, but it doesnt smell good either. it is really strong smelling. i could not call it "foul" but i wouldnt calll it pleasant either and my underwear smells bad and its really embarassing. and sometimes the smell is so strong i can smell myself through my leggings. (highly embarassing) since its getting worse, i dont want to ignore it anymore. my boyfriend cant even go down on me anymore, and heck, i wouldnt let him even if he wanted to...... too embarassing. he said i taste "bitter" which is awful cause it used to be sweet. Does this sound like a yeast infection? i never thought it was cause it hasnt been "painful, itchy" at all. Also, sometimes it feels like a mild UTI occasionally, not all the time, but i know its not a uti. i think its part of the infection maybe?

    does this sound normal or like an infection? anyone else ever had this? when i stick my finger up there to check around the situation, it comes out with the white lotiony discharge but also with small clumps and the "wet paper towel bits" on it and its a extremely white piece of paper color with a lot of discharge. on my vagina lips theres always like little bits of white.. i dont know if this is normal. its probably not :( so embarassing.

    anyways heres my situation now: my last dr oppointment i told them about this(i see a pediatric doctor) and they said they couldnt do anything without a sample and i was on my period so i couldnt give them one.... now if i called to make an appointment today and i dont know if ill get there in time while its still active. i also should add you know that stringy clear discharge you get during ovulation? i used to have that and i know its healthy and i dont even have that anymore just the constant white stuff... very worrying. anyways should i try and make an appointment or should i go to CVS and buy one of those home yeast infection testing kits? if i test positive, should i buy monistat or wait and see a dr? im worried cause ive waited so long thinking it was normal since i had no severe discomfort....

    also what causes these infections? is there a special diet i should be on? no sugar or something? im very worried about this leading to fungal infections in my organs! i heard thats rare but is it really dangerous to leave a yeast infection untreated? please help me im thinking of all worst case scenarios.
    and anyone else ever have a yeast infection that came every period until you realized it was something wrong

    • ANSWER:
      I didn't read it all, I stopped at "could it be a yeast infection?" If you have any burning, thick discharge, itching, odd odor, irritation, etc, you need to see your doctor or specialist.

      YES. Everything you have means you have an infection, it may or may not be yeast, but I'm thinking it is. And because you kept having sex/let your boyfriend go down on you, he needs to be treated too. They get yeast infections from infected partners. It can grow in your mouth, and on genitalia.

      It'll only get worse if you don't get it treated. It doesn't have any effects on your organs, but you will continue to infect your boyfriend. You need to lay off the bread and sugar, drink a lot of water and go to the doctors, get a diflucan to fix it. First of all, -do not- have any playtime until everything is totally cleared up. This includes fingering, oral, and intercourse, it'll only make it worse.

      As soon as you start getting any uncommon symptoms, see your doctor or it will continue getting worse. Some other tips are to make sure you wear really loose, cotton underwear and if you get sweaty, switch them out as sweat can make them worse. This is coming from somebody who has been battling infections for 3 months straight (mine were from taking antibiotics). Not getting it fixed fast will and can mess with your bacteria down there, ultimately resulting in recurring yeast infections, possible bacterial vaginosis or worse.

      When you go, take your boyfriend with you because he needs to be tested too, in his mouth and penis. Good luck. Watch out for signs if this happens again.

      PS: You both should also be tested for STD's. Just in case, to throw those off the list.

  17. QUESTION:
    Please help !!! Doctor told me today found E Coli in Vagina!!?? what is this????
    Please help

    I have been having terrible symptoms of having a runny (sorry i know it's gross) and foul smelling vaginal symptoms. I had a swab done and the DR's office said the doctor went home for the day and said my test came back abnormal-- E Coli in my vaginal swab and I need meds!

    What is this; and is this what is causing my foul odor and discharge? And also what other symptoms come with it..is it cancerous??

    thank you so much
    whew..i feel much better now. Thanks gals !!

    • ANSWER:
      E.coli is a bacteria found in your gastrointestinal tract. It is foul smelling because it is growing inside your vagina but antibiotic should clear it up. it is not cancerous. just be very cautious that you always wipe from front to back and if you are sexually active, do not begin sex in the rectum and then allow him to enter your vagina. E.Coli can get into your vagina and your urinary tract if you do not follow proper hygiene. don't be ashamed or embarassed... it hapens to many women.
      student nurse

  18. QUESTION:
    Can you get Cervicitis from BV?
    I went to the Doctors office the other day because I noticed I had some odor, vaginal Discharge and a Bump on my cervix. I googled those symptoms and I found Nabothian cysts and BV. I told the doctor that I found a bump on my cervix and he actually giggled at me and asked what I was doing in there and said I did not know where my cervix was. After the exam he said that I may have BV and Cervicitis. I asked him if they were both STD's and he shook his head and said he's going to give me a cream for me to put inside myself and for me to take pills (antibiotics). When I got home I went back on google and looked up what cervicitis was and I keep getting gonherrea and clymadia. But I also read that it is caused by an imbalance in bacteria in your vagina. When I googled BV I found the samething. So I wanted to know if you can get cervicitis from BV or the other way around. I have been with the same person for 4 years. I was told about 4.5 years ago to stop using tampons becuase I kept getting infections (UTIS) from them. But I used them for a few periods this month. I douched too. I started noticing that my discharge was smelling differently in Feburary. In Feburary I started to take Ecstasy. After one weekend I started to take it every weekend or even during the week. But I slowed down and did it every weekend, every other weekend, once a month, and then every few months. When I did not take it for a while I noticed that my discharge was going back to normal. The night before Halloween I took Ecstasy and for the rest of the week my discharge was foul smelling. Then it stopped. I did not tell the doctor any of this. I also had sex the night before I went for my exam. Could these be factors too? I told my boyfriend that I have BV but can he get it too? What about the cervicitis they say males can not get it but if its supposed to be linked to gonherrea and clymadia then can't he get it? Please HELP!!!!!!
    please answer in english

    • ANSWER:
      Cervicitits just means your cervix is inflamed. (Men cannot get it because they don't have a cervix.) Cervicitis is not really a condition by itself, but it's caused by many other things like STDs, a yeast infection, recently having rough sex, a prolapsed uterus, and yes, it definitely can be caused by BV.

      The cause of cervicitis should be investigated to make sure it's not something serious. Normally I'd recommend getting an STD check so that can be treated if it's there. Also a pap smear to check for cervical cells changes. But since you already know you have BV, it's most likely from that. Give the BV meds a chance to work, and then go back to your doctor to make sure the problem has resolved.

      BV is an overgrowth of certain bacteria in your vagina. The bacteria are always there, you just have too many of them right now. By having sex, you can pass on this bacteria to your boyfriend. They won't hurt him, but then if you have sex with him again, he could pass the bacteria back to you. He's not really reinfecting you because you always will have this bacteria in you (you need it), but he can upset the natural balance of bacteria in your vagina. It's best to use condoms until the BV is gone.

      Also, tampons aren't usually associated with BV, but douching is. Stop douching. You do not need to douche. A healthy vagina is self cleaning.

      I'm not sure how Ecstasy affects BV, but it is one of the worst drugs to take because it permantently destroys the pleasure receptors in your brain. Please stop taking it.

      Lastly, I do not know why your doctor giggled about you finding a lump on your cervix. I feel mine all the time. Mostly because I use the NuvaRing, but feeling your cervix to help determine when your ovulating or if something is wrong up there (like weird bumps) is totally fine! You should do it with clean hands, but there's nothing wrong with it.

      Good luck!

  19. QUESTION:
    foul vaginal odor...help?
    First i want to ask people to not be rude.
    I wash GOOD, i make sure i do. And after a shower its okay for the first couple hours, but then there's always a bad smell, sometimes I can still smell it even with my pants on. It scares me a little and its causing a problem with me and my fiance because i don't want to have sex.
    I'm having alot of discharge and im on the birth control pill yaz.
    Theres no itching or burning, no rashes.
    Does anyone have any idea whats causing this, or what i could do about it?

    • ANSWER:
      Could be Bacterial Vaganoisis. I had it once, and it was very odd and strongggg smelling. Look it up! I had no other symptoms but the smell, I had to go to the gyno to get medicine for it and after I did it never came back!

      Good Luck!

  20. QUESTION:
    I have a question about vaginal infections yeast and BV?
    Heres the history. I went to to urgent care at 15 weeks due to a horrible vaginal irritation. I assume it was a yeast infection due to the white discharge, fishy smell, burning and itching. So the on call practionioner did not want to do a vaginal exam because she said I was too early in pregnancy. She had me swipe the inside of my vagina and she looked at the discharge under a microscope. She said that she did not find yeast, trich, or BV. He said it was just an irritation and told me to use vagisil and dove scentless soap. My irritation continued to torture me. Two weeks later I had my doctors appointment and my doc did a vaginal exam and she put the swab under a microscope and she said that I did have a mid case of BV and she prescribe me metronidozole(something like that), which is an antibotic. It was a 7 day treatment and I got relief on the 3rd day but the symptoms came back and worst. So now I am depress because I am so miserable. So yesterday at my 21 weeks check up I told my doc I am still itching burning and all, so they check my urine and found 2+ leukyocytes(something like that) so she said it was a UTI but when she did my vaginal exam she said just by the look of it, she new it was a raging yeast infection but she was too lazy to put it under the microscope. I ask about the uti they found and she said it was just due to the discharge from the yeast infection. She prescribe we 2 med. Diflucan and some yeast infection creme. The diflucan is a 2day treatment and I began the creme after I finish the diflucan if my symptoms persist. Ok so heres the question Did the antibiotics cause the yeast infection? I took my first diflucan pill yesterday and a couple hours later I notice a bunch of vaginal mucus dicharge yellowish with chunks in it, coming out of my vagina. I been having this discharge all of along but it never alot like this. Does this mean the pill is working and thats just chunks of bacteria coming from my vagina or do i still have bv. I know some people say the bacteria just dissolves and you cant see it come out. I am not experiencing any itching or burning and the foul smell is just yeasty now as of yesterday.
    I was looking for more answers, if you dont have one then move along and talk your shitt elsewhere.
    BTW I ask this question this morning biotch.
    Thank you so much Tink.

    • ANSWER:

  21. QUESTION:
    Do you know that 90% of indian women are not aware of cervical cancer?
    Cervical cancer has 4 stages,but if it gets noticed in initial stages the patient can be saved[or treated].
    Symptoms:Abnormal bleeding.Women with cervical cancer may experience abnormal vaginal bleeding. This can be heavy or light bleeding during the month.

    Unusual heavy discharge. An increased vaginal discharge is also a symptom of cervical cancer. It may be foul smelling, watery, thick, or contain mucus. It varies from woman to woman. It is important to report any unusual vaginal discharge to your doctor.

    Pelvic pain. Pelvic pain that is not related to the normal menstrual cycle can be a cervical cancer symptom. Many women describe them ranging from a dull ache to sharp pains that can last hours. It can be mild or severe.

    Pain during urination. Bladder pain or pain during urination can be a symptom of advanced cervical cancer. This cervical cancer symptom usually occurs when cancer has spread to the bladder.

    Bleeding between regular menstrual periods, after sexual intercourse, douching, or pelvic exam. Bleeding after sexual intercourse, douching, or pelvic exam can be cervical cancer symptoms. This is due to the irritation of the cervix during these activities. While a healthy cervix may have a very small amount of bleeding, many conditions may cause bleeding after activities like sex.

    Please keep in mind that these cervical cancer symptoms are also symptoms of many other illnesses. If you are experiencing these cervical cancer symptoms, please see a doctor. He or she will most likely do a pelvic exam and may order further tests

    • ANSWER:
      Thanks !

  22. QUESTION:
    How could I have gotten tighter?
    Okay - first let me list the many horrible symptoms I've been dealing with.

    - Depression
    - Hair loss
    - Ingrown hairs on legs and upper arms
    - Lack of appetite (And weight loss)
    - Very often tired and lightheaded
    - Little sleep
    - Sometimes a feeling of cut off circulation in a leg or arm
    - Migraines
    - Stomach pain
    - Extreme cramping on left side of uterus
    - Black stool with sometimes mucus (Yuck!)
    - Irritated around anus (Along with what seems to be a small hemorrhoid?)
    - Foul smelling yellowish green discharge (2 days ago, before period)
    - Brown discharge (On period, it's usually bright red)
    - ^ Also smells more foul then usual
    - What seems to be a pimple under vaginal opening
    - Painless spots around vulva (Fordyce's Spots?)
    - Lesions in mouth (iron deficiency?)

    When I went to put a tampon in, I noticed it was difficult and A LOT tighter then usual.. What could cause this? I'm already suspecting I have a sort of STD.. I know SOMETHING is VERY wrong.. This is the first I've ever had a sort of outbreak (Like the pimple like bump around vulva and the rear end problems). I have an annual doctors appointment sometime soon, either this month or next.. I'm going to ask for a full examination..
    But what can cause the tightness? It's really worrying me..

    By the way, I am 17. I'll be 18 in three months.

    • ANSWER:

  23. QUESTION:
    How could I have gotten tigher?
    Okay - first let me list the many horrible symptoms I've been dealing with.

    - Depression
    - Hair loss
    - Ingrown hairs on legs and upper arms
    - Lack of appetite (And weight loss)
    - Very often tired and lightheaded
    - Little sleep
    - Sometimes a feeling of cut off circulation in a leg or arm
    - Migraines
    - Stomach pain
    - Extreme cramping on left side of uterus
    - Black stool with sometimes mucus (Yuck!)
    - Irritated around anus (Along with what seems to be a small hemorrhoid?)
    - Foul smelling yellowish green discharge (2 days ago, before period)
    - Brown discharge (On period, it's usually bright red)
    - ^ Also smells more foul then usual
    - What seems to be a pimple under vaginal opening
    - Painless spots around vulva (Fordyce's Spots?)
    - Lesions in mouth (iron deficiency?)

    When I went to put a tampon in, I noticed it was difficult and A LOT tighter then usual.. What could cause this? I'm already suspecting I have a sort of STD.. I know SOMETHING is VERY wrong.. This is the first I've ever had a sort of outbreak (Like the pimple like bump around vulva and the rear end problems). I have an annual doctors appointment sometime soon, either this month or next.. I'm going to ask for a full examination..
    But what can cause the tightness? It's really worrying me..

    By the way, I am 17. I'll be 18 in three months.

    • ANSWER:

  24. QUESTION:
    itchy vagina & feels a bit swollen but discharge is clear..what is this??? plz help, its not comfortable?
    for the last 3 days I've been feeling itchy in the vaginal area..I took a look and its not red and there's no bumps or anything that seems abnormal..when I pee I notice that i get a lot of clear discharge. Is this bad...there's no pain or burning during urination and there is no foul smell..Does anybody know what this may be??? it's not comfortable :(

    I got checked for std's and hiv last month and it came out negative but I got fingered a week ago so idk if maybe that caused an infection?

    • ANSWER:

  25. QUESTION:
    Can vaginal infections go away by themselves?
    can they?
    my discharge is grayish, but its not the color of it that has me worried, its the texture. When on the panty, it just looks different idk how to explain it. That's pretty much the only thing wrong I guess because it doesn't smell foul or anything.
    I don't want to tell my mom I need to go to the doctor because I might have a vaginal infection, I can't trust her with stuff like that cause she tells people like her friends or family members. And there's really no one else I can ask.
    I'm 15 jsyk
    I forgot to mention that it was green yesterday but when I checked today after school it was gray(the discharge). Also I haven't had my period in about 3 mnths but I know I'm not pregnant cause I'm still a virgin

    • ANSWER:
      No they can't..you have to go and see your doctor for a prescription (a cream for instance)
      OR
      Treatment of Vaginal Infections
      The treatment for vaginal infections depends on the cause.

      Bacterial vaginosis is often treated with a prescription medication called metronidazole (Flagyl, Protostat). This medication is taken by mouth. Sometimes it causes an upset stomach or nausea. If you drink alcohol while taking this drug, you may have nausea and vomiting. There are other medicines that may be taken by mouth for this infection, such as clindamycin (Cleocin), and there are also vaginal creams and gels.

      A yeast infection is usually treated with creams and suppositories that are placed in the vagina. The length of treatment may vary from one to seven days. Some of these medicines are now available without prescription, such as miconazole (Monistat) and clotrimazole (Gyne-Lotrimin or Mycelex-G), and you may use then when you know you have a yeast infection. If the infection does not get better or comes back soon, you should see your doctor to make sure of the diagnosis and treatment.

      Trichomonas vaginitis is also treated with metronidazole, taken by mouth. However, because this infection is often passed back and forth between sexual partners, it is necessary that the partner also take the medication to prevent it coming back.

      Questions To Ask Your Doctor About Vaginal Infections

      Do the symptoms indicate a vaginal infection?

      What is it called?

      What treatment do you recommend?

      Which drugs will you use?

      How can this infection be prevented?

      Is the OTC drug Gyne-Lotrimin helpful if the infection comes back?

  26. QUESTION:
    Girls ONLY! trust me its too gross for guys?
    ok....for the past couple of years i have had vaginal discharge and i decided to got to the doctor to get tested incase i had an infection (btw i am not sexual active) and the doctor said everytihng was fine and i didnt have an infection! i told her that it was driving me crazy cause i have a foul smell all she told me was to put on a tampon! what the hell! well, i want to have sex pretty soon but i dont want it to cause problems if you know what i mean! its driving me crazy! does anyone have the same problem?! i need solutions! ive been to two doctors and they told me the same thing!help! its not an infection! what is it?
    and its not white or clear its brown!
    thanks for all your answers! and guys..i told you not read! i was examined and it went to the lab and everything came up negative! idk! i know its gross but i dont know what to do anymore!

    • ANSWER:
      its to gross for me

  27. QUESTION:
    help on pregnancy PLEASE READ!?
    okay well if you all have saw my other post i think i'm pregnant i haven't took a test cause i have a up coming doctor appointment real soon so her and update well i i had unprotected sex January 11 and i had a period on January the 22 and it stop February 2 and i didn't have a period all February or all March and this month is almost over but one thing is i have been cramping and having nausea and back pain and when i take a nap i sleep 3-4 hours and thats not normal for me and been really thirsty and having craving very hungry and sore breast and things could i be pregnant? but something got to me today i had this white milky discharge and it didn't hurt or didn't smell bad but i been cramping a lot do you cramp during pregnancy? and i was wondering is this discharge normal during pregnancy cause i pretty sure i pregnant and i look it up about the discharge in it said that his white vaginal discharge is known as leucorrhoea and is a normal effect of pregnancy. The discharge will increase until delivery, so it is advisable to wear a sanitary pad during the last few months. Keep your genitals clean and dry and avoid tight clothing, deodorants, soaps, bubble baths and perfumes. Do not douche. If the discharge turns yellowish, greenish or very thick, notify your doctor immediately. and it doesn't itch or nothing and it dosen't smell foul so what could it be and the only thing itch is my stomach and the top of my vagina where when i washed up a couple hair's fell of and its growing back and that on top it don't itch in the inside or nothings please tell me what you think

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like you are definitely pregnant honey. Congrats! I had all of the above symptoms and I am almost 6 weeks with #2. I would suggest be calm and not stressing out about anything because you don't need that right now. Best wishes to you and God bless you.

  28. QUESTION:
    what do you think? could i be pregnant?
    okay well if you all have saw my other post i think i'm pregnant i haven't took a test cause i have a up coming doctor appointment real soon so her and update well i i had unprotected sex January 11 and i had a period on January the 22 and it stop February 2 and i didn't have a period all February or all March and this month is almost over but one thing is i have been cramping and having nausea and back pain and when i take a nap i sleep 3-4 hours and thats not normal for me and been really thirsty and having craving very hungry and sore breast and things could i be pregnant? but something got to me today i had this white milky discharge and it didn't hurt or didn't smell bad but i been cramping a lot do you cramp during pregnancy? and i was wondering is this discharge normal during pregnancy cause i pretty sure i pregnant and i look it up about the discharge in it said that his white vaginal discharge is known as leucorrhoea and is a normal effect of pregnancy. The discharge will increase until delivery, so it is advisable to wear a sanitary pad during the last few months. Keep your genitals clean and dry and avoid tight clothing, deodorants, soaps, bubble baths and perfumes. Do not douche. If the discharge turns yellowish, greenish or very thick, notify your doctor immediately. and it doesn't itch or nothing and it dosen't smell foul so what could it be and the only thing itch is my stomach and the top of my vagina where when i washed up a couple hair's fell of and its growing back and that on top it don't itch in the inside or nothings please tell me what you think

    • ANSWER:
      go take a test
      a black gurl sitting on her computer at 12pm who is also
      at this time eating a pizza dinner and getting ready for her
      swift at McDonalds cannot read your Uterus's mind.

      Good luck hunnie, and hope you get da results tht u want.

  29. QUESTION:
    Thick discharge like vaseline, yeast infection? pregnancy?
    Problem:
    I've been having this irregular thick discharge down there that is different than my normal. It is white with a slight tint of yellow, it is very very thick but not like cottage cheese, more like vaseline but more opaque. There is no foul odor, no fishy smell, and I don't feel itchy down there or feel burning when I urinate. Overall I feel pretty normal down there except for the discharge.
    I used the Vagisil screening kit and it says I have a normal vaginal pH.

    Question:
    1. Do you think it's yeast infection? I don't have health insurance so I can't go to an ob/gyn. Should I just go ahead and try to clear it up with Monistat?

    2. I read somewhere on the net that when a woman is pregnant, she gets some thick white discharge too, is that true? I had unprotected sex with my husband about 2 weeks ago (using the pull-out method), my period is supposed to start in a few days from now, do you think the thick discharge that I'm having is caused by pregnancy?

    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      I had a yeast infection and didn't know. my Dr told me I had it during a pap. I had no itching and no burning so ys it could still be an infection.

      Also yes pregnancy can cause a discharge like that too. You could take a test using first response since it is the most sensitive and you could take it tomorrow morning with your first morning pee.

  30. QUESTION:
    Question about vaginal fluid?
    Me and my boyfriend of 2 years have had sex for quite a while, ALWAYS with a condom. were both 16. he can drive, but i cant. My mom doesnt know weve been having sex or anything, were not close at all. But i need to see like a health doctor or a doctor for teens because about 2 months ago we noticed that my vagina discharge and fluid smelt weird, like sour and foul. and its been that way ever since. i really want to get it checked out because i know somethings wrong and i might have an infection but i dont want my mom to know that i went to the doctor and got pills and stuff for it. So would there be anyway i can go see like a health doctor without paying much to nothing? cause ive heard there is special places for teens with that stuff.

    • ANSWER:
      If you have always used condoms then I seriously doubt it is an STD. You most likely have a yeast infection such as thrush which is very common in women and is not an STD.

      A lot of women get it after a course of antibiotics as the bacteria balance in the vagina is compromised when they are taken.

      You have no need to worry about going to your doctor about this and the doctor cannot tell your mother anything as you are 16. Alternatively, have a look on the internet for local GUM or sexual health clinics who will check for STDs and infections such as thrush. It is advisable that both you and your boyfriend get checked out regularly, even if you are safe and only sleep with each other.

  31. QUESTION:
    What could be causing this genital rash? I need answers !!!?
    I have unprotected sex i do not sleep around i only have one sex partner. I have this chapping on the outside of my vagina and I get this rash on the inside by my left vagina lip,it sometimes itches and it seems to come and go, like its usually there for a couple days then it goes away for awhile..All std tests are negative i get tested every two weeks. My new gyno that i went to looked down there and she said it doesnt look like anything sexual transmitted down there or herpes.She said its just how im made down there. But she did a test for genital diseases and they were negative. She did a hsv blood test and it shows i have HSV1 in my blood. O yeah my old gyno said i have genital herpes even though the test didnt show it. But i really dont think its herpes because i always thought herpes were painful blisters thats mostly on the outside. But i need answers does anyone know what can be causing the rash?
    I do get recurrent vaginal infections like yeast alot and bacteria vaginosis for the 2nd time. And i changed soaps recently to unscented. But i do wear pantiliners everyday because of the smelly discharge that smells like foul cheese
    also u cant see the rash but u can only feel it,, i just look really red down there

    • ANSWER:
      The test shows you have HSV-1 (oral herpes/cold sores). BUT what the test didn't tell you is WHERE you have HSV-1! Assuming you've had oral sex, there is a very strong possibility that you have HSV-1 transmitted to the genitals via oral sex--which is probably what the "old" gyn was seeing.

      There are two types of herpes:
      HSV-1 (oral herpes/cold sores) which usually affects the lips but is very easily transmitted to the genitals.
      HSV-2 (genital herpes) prefers the genital region and rarely transmits to the mouth, but it is possible.

      IF you took a viral swab of the sores, unless it was done within 24-48 hours of the sores appearing, the test was worthless. The next test you can take is the IgG type-specific herpes test, which differentiates between the types of virus. But here is the catch--it can take anywhere from 2 weeks-4 months for the antibodies of the virus to show up in your blood--and a test taken at 3 months after your possible exposure is the only one that can be trusted. IF you have had exposure to the virus, it is possible HSV-2 antibodies have not yet had the time to appear in your blood.

      But I'm betting you have HSV-1 of the genitals. Herpes does NOT always appear as blisters. It can appear as a rash, a bunch of tiny bumps, a "paper cut" or slit in the skin, which is why doctors miss diagnosing it by sight 90% of the time, because they're looking for blisters and ulcers. Vaginal discharge can be part of the scenario as well, and the outbreak often occurs on the vagina, cervix.

      May want to check out the source below for more information. Time to get educated.

  32. QUESTION:
    I Have A Genital Rash and I Need Answers Help!!!!!!?
    Im 18 years old and i have unprotected sex i do not sleep around i only have one sex partner. I have this chapping on the outside of my vagina and I get this rash on the inside by my left vagina lip,it sometimes itches and it seems to come and go, like its usually there for a couple days then it goes away for awhile..All std tests are negative i get tested every two weeks. My new gyno that i went to looked down there and she said it doesnt look like anything sexual transmitted down there or herpes.She said its just how im made down there. But she did a test for genital diseases and they were negative. She did a hsv blood test and it shows i have HSV1 in my blood. O yeah my old gyno said i have genital herpes even though the test didnt show it. But i really dont think its herpes because i always thought herpes were painful blisters thats mostly on the outside. But i need answers does anyone know what can be causing the rash?
    I do get recurrent vaginal infections like yeast alot and bacteria vaginosis for the 2nd time. And i changed soaps recently to unscented. But i do wear pantiliners everyday because of the smelly discharge that smells like foul cheese lol

    • ANSWER:
      But i do wear pantiliners everyday because of the smelly discharge that smells like foul cheese lol...? thats not funny

  33. QUESTION:
    How to stop foul odor?
    I've had white lotiony discharge for about 2 years now.

    It increased for a while and, and then decreased.

    Currently, it is sometimes white (and gets yellow by the end of the day sometimes), and most of the time it is clear and watery. I'm worried, because now the odor has gotten worse. I can just be sitting down, and smell it.
    I've been to the doctors a lot, they said it was normal. I was recently tested for diseases, and have none.

    The odor just started maybe a week or 2 ago. I haven't been sexually active for a while, so it can't be that.

    I do masturbate, so could that be a cause?

    Is the foul odor a bad sign? Is there any way that I can stop the odor?

    And is it not safe to have oral sex because of my discharge (assuming the odor will stop)?

    I use vaginal spray (i think it's called fds). Could that be a factor?

    • ANSWER:
      Masturbating is not a cause, but the vaginal spray might be. A lot of women are irritated by vaginal sprays and the only signs are the odor. Since you have tested negative for everything, I would suggest you either douche and see what happens (don't do this often), or get a yeast infection kit and see what happens. It could also just be your natural odor. Not long ago, I had a really foul odor and I used a yeast infection treatment kit and I'm back to normal. You say you've had this problem about 2 years so it's possible that's just your natural scent.

  34. QUESTION:
    Is my vagina 'over cleaning' itself?
    If vaginal discharge is due to the vagina cleaning it's self.Then does means if I get it daily,wouldn't my vagina be self cleaning it self a bit too much.

    It's very complicated getting it daily.I'm aware of the smell and color,and it smells normal since it's just white and the smell isn't as foul.
    I'm also aware that females get it differently some get more than others and on certain days,but how come am I getting it every since day?

    it can't be anything regarding sex cause I'm a virgin and 17years old,so i've been having this for like 3 years now would it lessen maybe around my twenties?

    • ANSWER:
      Well, if you have problems with it going all over your undies then use a thin pad to help.

      I think its normal to have it cleaning itself. I dont think theres such thing as over cleaning. At this age, there's infections and all these issues down there. Maybe its just keeping it self nice and clean.

  35. QUESTION:
    Probably my last question on Women's Health YA for some time; Everyone & anyone please answer?
    Background: 19, a virgin, my mum had a hysterotomy due to cyst on her ovary, no visit to an gyno, ever.

    I have been experiencing quite a lot of discomfort for some time now. After masturbation I get cramps and period pains, I feel sick/like vomitting, and a bit fatigued, it lasts varies from 1-2 hours to a day or so. & experience leg cramps.
    I also felt some lumps inside my vagina a few weeks ago, they were quite lumpy and big, and hurt when touched, and sometimes it burns when I urinate, there's probaby around 5 of them around the vaginal walls.
    Finally, I get a white/gloopy discharge in my underwear (even when I'm not on period/or aroused), it feels like I peed myself, and it smells quite foul. It causes great discomfort and embarssment!

    Any answers or solution will be appreciated and considered!

    • ANSWER:
      if it has a foul oder it could be some kind of infection. for the lumps i would go see a obgyn. tell them everything that has been going on.

  36. QUESTION:
    Do I have a vaginal infection?
    For approx. five years I have had thick, yellowish discharge. I never thought much of it since it was not accompanied by smell or itching, and I was not sexually active. I went to the doctors eventually, and he said it was not a yeast infection and didn't mention any other problems.

    Though, it has recently become much worse, and there is a foul odor along with it. I recently started taking birth control pills, and have been sexually active, but only with one partner and protection. If it was not a yeast infection, what else could it be? Because it's only getting worse, and it is obviously not normal. Could the pills be causing the odor at least? Or could it have been a yeast infection and the doctor made a mistake?

    Help greatly appreciated. I will be getting to a doctor again soon, but I'd like an idea of what I may be up against here.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi- I like using www.webmd.com website it always lots of info, maybe if you try looking up 'vaginal discharge whats abnormal' and see what you find closest's to you condition, then you approach your doctor with it and see what he has to say then. To answer the question about birth control- yes it can have some effects on discharge any where from smell,color,to texture.

  37. QUESTION:
    Does this sound like a bacterial infection?
    Please, this is hard enough as it is. If you're going to be immature, hop off my question.

    Im 15, female. I have this discharge, sometimes its clear, sometimes white, sometimes light yellow.
    Usually its clear after a shower, white is during the day, and yellow is usually at the end of the day. It has a foul odor, but all the words ive seen is "fishy", and i dont think it is a fishy smell, but it IS NOT normal. I can tell. Ive looked online and im beggining to think i have BV. I went to the family doctor a few months ago saying i thought i had a yeast infection and she very quickly asked questions, took a swab of my vagina, and said she saw yeast, gave me two pills to take and monistat and said it should clear it up. She also said that i was low on some good bacteria..i dont remember the name, but it was long. I recently read online that BV is cause when good bacteria is low, allowing the bad bacteria to grow more. Causing the abnormal discharge and odor. I dont want to seem like a hypocondriac and keep showing up at the doctor, because ive been there like six times in the past few months-for various reasons.

    I live with my dad. So, its not that easy to tell him these things. Telling him to take me to the doctor for what i THOUGHT was a yeast infection was so hard and embarassing, so i think im just gonna ask him this time to take me to an gynocologist since they are experts at the female area.

    Also, after i did the monistat kit, i started my period like the next day. It just so happens that i had my appt. at the same doctor for my 2nd Guardisil vaccine a few days after i went for the infection. She gave me my shot and asked if the medicines had helped. I was on my period, but my dad was sitting in the room. So i just said Yeah, because i reallly didnt know if it had or hadnt, since i was on my period. When i got off of it, things were fine for about three days. I was THRILLED that it had gone away. Knock On Wood. :/ It came back. This time even worse. The odor was super strong, and the skin around the vaginal opening burns. Like, whenever the discharge comes out, it seems as if its irritating the skin...Ill go wipe myself and it stops burning until more discharge comes. and discharge was stinky and it constantly comes out. It comes out so much to the point that im always wearing panty liners. If this has been a bacterial infection for the whole time, would the monistat for a yeast infection make it worse? Or do you think i had a yeast infection, it went away, then i got BV.?

    • ANSWER:
      You need to see a gynecologist. There is a special test that can determine if you have BV.
      If you have BV, Monistat is not going to cure it.

      There are other conditions that may be causing your discharge to have an odor.'You could have a cervical infection (which can be effectively treated.)
      You definitely need to be seen by a gynecologist to get to the root of your problem
      There is no need to keep suffering. You can be treated effectively, but first you have to be properly diagnosed,
      Is there any signiifcant woman in your life that you could confide in?
      Otherwise, discuss this with your dad (I know this is kind of personal and difficult to do, but you really need to be treated better than you have been by the other doctors.
      Edit
      You can request that you want to speak to the gyno by yourself.
      I wish you well.

  38. QUESTION:
    Ladies-I want to know if it is possible.....?
    Is it possible to have a strong vaginal odor without getting an infection? Like is it possible that the pH just got a little messed up? Im wondering because the past two times Ive had sex theres been this really strong smell, not fishy, not musky, not my normal smell. My man and I have recently started not using condoms, so can his sweat or something be causing the foul oder? I don't think its an infection. No discharge, no pain, and when ever I use the restroom it smells normal. Oh and when were intimate the fluids look like they normally do, just really smelly. Should I douche and use something like rePHresh to restore the ph? Im thinking about doing that, and following the rePHresh for the whole twelve days, and if it smells after that then Ill take a PH test. But Im not showing any other signs of infection.
    Help. :(
    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      the problem may not be you it may be him. when you are not intimate or like you say buy your self better yet in the morning but not after having sex do you smell the odor?or if you wipe do you smell it?to be cretain insert your finger inside your vagina and see if it has an odor.if not its not you.is he circumcised,some men that are not have to be very maticulous about cleaning under the foreskin because the urine and bacteria stay under the skin which causes a foul odor.if he is circumcised than he may have some kind of infection ,and you didnt notice it when her wore a condom.i would insist he wear one dauring sex until you find out what the odor is from.some men do have a salty smell to their semen but it shouldnt be foul.something doesnt sound right and without some medical attention wich i strongly advise there cant be an exact reason for this odor. good luck.

  39. QUESTION:
    foul vaginal odor...help?
    First i want to ask people to not be rude.
    I wash GOOD, i make sure i do. And after a shower its okay for the first couple hours, but then there's always a bad smell, sometimes I can still smell it even with my pants on. It scares me a little and its causing a problem with me and my fiance because i don't want to have sex.
    I'm having alot of discharge and im on the birth control pill yaz.
    Theres no itching or burning, no rashes.
    Does anyone have any idea whats causing this, or what i could do about it?

    • ANSWER:
      This could easily be Bacterial Vaginosis, which is treated with antibiotics.

      In any case, you need to see a Dr and get it properly diagnosed.

      delaying treatment will make it harder to treat.

      Good luck :)

  40. QUESTION:
    I have a question about vaginal infections yeast and BV?
    Heres the history. I went to to urgent care at 15 weeks due to a horrible vaginal irritation. I assume it was a yeast infection due to the white discharge, fishy smell, burning and itching. So the on call practionioner did not want to do a vaginal exam because she said I was too early in pregnancy. She had me swipe the inside of my vagina and she looked at the discharge under a microscope. She said that she did not find yeast, trich, or BV. He said it was just an irritation and told me to use vagisil and dove scentless soap. My irritation continued to torture me. Two weeks later I had my doctors appointment and my doc did a vaginal exam and she put the swab under a microscope and she said that I did have a mid case of BV and she prescribe me metronidozole(something like that), which is an antibotic. It was a 7 day treatment and I got relief on the 3rd day but the symptoms came back and worst. So now I am depress because I am so miserable. So yesterday at my 21 weeks check up I told my doc I am still itching burning and all, so they check my urine and found 2+ leukyocytes(something like that) so she said it was a UTI but when she did my vaginal exam she said just by the look of it, she new it was a raging yeast infection but she was too lazy to put it under the microscope. I ask about the uti they found and she said it was just due to the discharge from the yeast infection. She prescribe we 2 med. Diflucan and some yeast infection creme. The diflucan is a 2day treatment and I began the creme after I finish the diflucan if my symptoms persist. Ok so heres the question Did the antibiotics cause the yeast infection? I took my first diflucan pill yesterday and a couple hours later I notice a bunch of vaginal mucus dicharge yellowish with chunks in it, coming out of my vagina. I been having this discharge all of along but it never alot like this. Does this mean the pill is working and thats just chunks of bacteria coming from my vagina or do i still have bv. I know some people say the bacteria just dissolves and you cant see it come out. I am not experiencing any itching or burning and the foul smell is just yeasty now as of yesterday.

    • ANSWER:
      diflucan is a 1 tablet treatment, the infection should clear up within 5days.
      taking medication and pregnancy, can cause a yeast infection easily!

      the whole yellowish chunk coming out is the infection.. you're vagina is cleaning you're body..

      you probably don't have BV anymore, its the yeast infection

      wait a couple days before starting the other medication, you could get another yeast, which im sure you don't want.

      if you feel better within 5days, you're okay.. call you're doctor about keeping the other medication on hand.. i wouldn't waste both medication and then the yeast infection coming back..

  41. QUESTION:
    Do you know that 90% of indian women are not aware of cervical cancer?
    Cervical cancer has 4 stages,but if it gets noticed in initial stages the patient can be saved[or treated].
    Symptoms:Abnormal bleeding.Women with cervical cancer may experience abnormal vaginal bleeding. This can be heavy or light bleeding during the month.

    Unusual heavy discharge. An increased vaginal discharge is also a symptom of cervical cancer. It may be foul smelling, watery, thick, or contain mucus. It varies from woman to woman. It is important to report any unusual vaginal discharge to your doctor.

    Pelvic pain. Pelvic pain that is not related to the normal menstrual cycle can be a cervical cancer symptom. Many women describe them ranging from a dull ache to sharp pains that can last hours. It can be mild or severe.

    Pain during urination. Bladder pain or pain during urination can be a symptom of advanced cervical cancer. This cervical cancer symptom usually occurs when cancer has spread to the bladder.

    Bleeding between regular menstrual periods, after sexual intercourse, douching, or pelvic exam. Bleeding after sexual intercourse, douching, or pelvic exam can be cervical cancer symptoms. This is due to the irritation of the cervix during these activities. While a healthy cervix may have a very small amount of bleeding, many conditions may cause bleeding after activities like sex.

    Please keep in mind that these cervical cancer symptoms are also symptoms of many other illnesses. If you are experiencing these cervical cancer symptoms, please see a doctor. He or she will most likely do a pelvic exam and may order further tests.

    • ANSWER:
      Ewww
      Count me out

  42. QUESTION:
    Do you know that 90% of indian women are not aware of cervical cancer?
    Do you know that 90% of indian women are not aware of cervical cancer?
    Cervical cancer has 4 stages,but if it gets noticed in initial stages the patient can be saved[or treated].
    Symptoms:Abnormal bleeding.Women with cervical cancer may experience abnormal vaginal bleeding. This can be heavy or light bleeding during the month.

    Unusual heavy discharge. An increased vaginal discharge is also a symptom of cervical cancer. It may be foul smelling, watery, thick, or contain mucus. It varies from woman to woman. It is important to report any unusual vaginal discharge to your doctor.

    Pelvic pain. Pelvic pain that is not related to the normal menstrual cycle can be a cervical cancer symptom. Many women describe them ranging from a dull ache to sharp pains that can last hours. It can be mild or severe.

    Pain during urination. Bladder pain or pain during urination can be a symptom of advanced cervical cancer. This cervical cancer symptom usually occurs when cancer has spread to the bladder.

    Bleeding between regular menstrual periods, after sexual intercourse, douching, or pelvic exam. Bleeding after sexual intercourse, douching, or pelvic exam can be cervical cancer symptoms. This is due to the irritation of the cervix during these activities. While a healthy cervix may have a very small amount of bleeding, many conditions may cause bleeding after activities like sex.

    Please keep in mind that these cervical cancer symptoms are also symptoms of many other illnesses. If you are experiencing these cervical cancer symptoms, please see a doctor. He or she will most likely do a pelvic exam and may order further tests

    • ANSWER:
      well im sure most women in 3rd world countries aren.t aware of them and would resist to pelvic exams........or testing........or even going to the doc.....im sure peoples living in the jungles and deserts don.t even have a clue about it.......not at all their pain.........

  43. QUESTION:
    Do you know that 90% of indian women are not aware of cervical cancer?
    Cervical cancer has 4 stages,but if it gets noticed in initial stages the patient can be saved[or treated].
    Symptoms:Abnormal bleeding.Women with cervical cancer may experience abnormal vaginal bleeding. This can be heavy or light bleeding during the month.

    Unusual heavy discharge. An increased vaginal discharge is also a symptom of cervical cancer. It may be foul smelling, watery, thick, or contain mucus. It varies from woman to woman. It is important to report any unusual vaginal discharge to your doctor.

    Pelvic pain. Pelvic pain that is not related to the normal menstrual cycle can be a cervical cancer symptom. Many women describe them ranging from a dull ache to sharp pains that can last hours. It can be mild or severe.

    Pain during urination. Bladder pain or pain during urination can be a symptom of advanced cervical cancer. This cervical cancer symptom usually occurs when cancer has spread to the bladder.

    Bleeding between regular menstrual periods, after sexual intercourse, douching, or pelvic exam. Bleeding after sexual intercourse, douching, or pelvic exam can be cervical cancer symptoms. This is due to the irritation of the cervix during these activities. While a healthy cervix may have a very small amount of bleeding, many conditions may cause bleeding after activities like sex.

    Please keep in mind that these cervical cancer symptoms are also symptoms of many other illnesses. If you are experiencing these cervical cancer symptoms, please see a doctor. He or she will most likely do a pelvic exam and may order further tests.

    • ANSWER:
      thanks

  44. QUESTION:
    Do you know that 90% of indian women are not aware of cervical cancer?
    Cervical cancer has 4 stages,but if it gets noticed in initial stages the patient can be saved[or treated].
    Symptoms:Abnormal bleeding.Women with cervical cancer may experience abnormal vaginal bleeding. This can be heavy or light bleeding during the month.

    Unusual heavy discharge. An increased vaginal discharge is also a symptom of cervical cancer. It may be foul smelling, watery, thick, or contain mucus. It varies from woman to woman. It is important to report any unusual vaginal discharge to your doctor.

    Pelvic pain. Pelvic pain that is not related to the normal menstrual cycle can be a cervical cancer symptom. Many women describe them ranging from a dull ache to sharp pains that can last hours. It can be mild or severe.

    Pain during urination. Bladder pain or pain during urination can be a symptom of advanced cervical cancer. This cervical cancer symptom usually occurs when cancer has spread to the bladder.

    Bleeding between regular menstrual periods, after sexual intercourse, douching, or pelvic exam. Bleeding after sexual intercourse, douching, or pelvic exam can be cervical cancer symptoms. This is due to the irritation of the cervix during these activities. While a healthy cervix may have a very small amount of bleeding, many conditions may cause bleeding after activities like sex.

    Please keep in mind that these cervical cancer symptoms are also symptoms of many other illnesses. If you are experiencing these cervical cancer symptoms, please see a doctor. He or she will most likely do a pelvic exam and may order further tests.

    • ANSWER:
      My Indian lady friend who is studying to be a nurse is quite aware of cervical cancer, thank you very much.

  45. QUESTION:
    Do you know that 90% of indian women are not aware of cervical cancer?
    Cervical cancer has 4 stages,but if it gets noticed in initial stages the patient can be saved[or treated].
    Symptoms:Abnormal bleeding.Women with cervical cancer may experience abnormal vaginal bleeding. This can be heavy or light bleeding during the month.

    Unusual heavy discharge. An increased vaginal discharge is also a symptom of cervical cancer. It may be foul smelling, watery, thick, or contain mucus. It varies from woman to woman. It is important to report any unusual vaginal discharge to your doctor.

    Pelvic pain. Pelvic pain that is not related to the normal menstrual cycle can be a cervical cancer symptom. Many women describe them ranging from a dull ache to sharp pains that can last hours. It can be mild or severe.

    Pain during urination. Bladder pain or pain during urination can be a symptom of advanced cervical cancer. This cervical cancer symptom usually occurs when cancer has spread to the bladder.

    Bleeding between regular menstrual periods, after sexual intercourse, douching, or pelvic exam. Bleeding after sexual intercourse, douching, or pelvic exam can be cervical cancer symptoms. This is due to the irritation of the cervix during these activities. While a healthy cervix may have a very small amount of bleeding, many conditions may cause bleeding after activities like sex.

    Please keep in mind that these cervical cancer symptoms are also symptoms of many other illnesses. If you are experiencing these cervical cancer symptoms, please see a doctor. He or she will most likely do a pelvic exam and may order further tests.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gardasil

    • ANSWER:
      Thanks for the info

  46. QUESTION:
    Do you know that 90% of indian women are not aware of cervical cancer?
    Cervical cancer has 4 stages,but if it gets noticed in initial stages the patient can be saved[or treated].
    Symptoms:Abnormal bleeding.Women with cervical cancer may experience abnormal vaginal bleeding. This can be heavy or light bleeding during the month.

    Unusual heavy discharge. An increased vaginal discharge is also a symptom of cervical cancer. It may be foul smelling, watery, thick, or contain mucus. It varies from woman to woman. It is important to report any unusual vaginal discharge to your doctor.

    Pelvic pain. Pelvic pain that is not related to the normal menstrual cycle can be a cervical cancer symptom. Many women describe them ranging from a dull ache to sharp pains that can last hours. It can be mild or severe.

    Pain during urination. Bladder pain or pain during urination can be a symptom of advanced cervical cancer. This cervical cancer symptom usually occurs when cancer has spread to the bladder.

    Bleeding between regular menstrual periods, after sexual intercourse, douching, or pelvic exam. Bleeding after sexual intercourse, douching, or pelvic exam can be cervical cancer symptoms. This is due to the irritation of the cervix during these activities. While a healthy cervix may have a very small amount of bleeding, many conditions may cause bleeding after activities like sex.

    Please keep in mind that these cervical cancer symptoms are also symptoms of many other illnesses. If you are experiencing these cervical cancer symptoms, please see a doctor. He or she will most likely do a pelvic exam and may order further tests.

    • ANSWER:
      love orla c's answer.men would just be worse than useless if they had periods.there is a vaccination that helps prevent cervical cancer.it's being used in Holland but not too sure if it's available worldwide yet

  47. QUESTION:
    Do you know that 90% of indian women are not aware of cervical cancer?
    Cervical cancer has 4 stages,but if it gets noticed in initial stages the patient can be saved[or treated].
    Symptoms:Abnormal bleeding.Women with cervical cancer may experience abnormal vaginal bleeding. This can be heavy or light bleeding during the month.

    Unusual heavy discharge. An increased vaginal discharge is also a symptom of cervical cancer. It may be foul smelling, watery, thick, or contain mucus. It varies from woman to woman. It is important to report any unusual vaginal discharge to your doctor.

    Pelvic pain. Pelvic pain that is not related to the normal menstrual cycle can be a cervical cancer symptom. Many women describe them ranging from a dull ache to sharp pains that can last hours. It can be mild or severe.

    Pain during urination. Bladder pain or pain during urination can be a symptom of advanced cervical cancer. This cervical cancer symptom usually occurs when cancer has spread to the bladder.

    Bleeding between regular menstrual periods, after sexual intercourse, douching, or pelvic exam. Bleeding after sexual intercourse, douching, or pelvic exam can be cervical cancer symptoms. This is due to the irritation of the cervix during these activities. While a healthy cervix may have a very small amount of bleeding, many conditions may cause bleeding after activities like sex.

    Please keep in mind that these cervical cancer symptoms are also symptoms of many other illnesses. If you are experiencing these cervical cancer symptoms, please see a doctor. He or she will most likely do a pelvic exam and may order further tests.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes Dear Venkatesh, It is true that nearly 95% of the women population of india is not aware of Cervical cancer. The Govt. if giving much propaganda for AIDS but they should also educate the women of india on Cervical Cancer and they should give Gardasil shots free of cost and also give Pap Smear tests.

      It is a good thing you are doing this service through YA. Please continue the good work. Best wishes. -

  48. QUESTION:
    Do you know that 90% of indian women are not aware of cervical cancer?
    Do you know that 90% of indian women are not aware of cervical cancer?
    Cervical cancer has 4 stages,but if it gets noticed in initial stages the patient can be saved[or treated].
    Symptoms:Abnormal bleeding.Women with cervical cancer may experience abnormal vaginal bleeding. This can be heavy or light bleeding during the month.

    Unusual heavy discharge. An increased vaginal discharge is also a symptom of cervical cancer. It may be foul smelling, watery, thick, or contain mucus. It varies from woman to woman. It is important to report any unusual vaginal discharge to your doctor.

    Pelvic pain. Pelvic pain that is not related to the normal menstrual cycle can be a cervical cancer symptom. Many women describe them ranging from a dull ache to sharp pains that can last hours. It can be mild or severe.

    Pain during urination. Bladder pain or pain during urination can be a symptom of advanced cervical cancer. This cervical cancer symptom usually occurs when cancer has spread to the bladder.

    Bleeding between regular menstrual periods, after sexual intercourse, douching, or pelvic exam. Bleeding after sexual intercourse, douching, or pelvic exam can be cervical cancer symptoms. This is due to the irritation of the cervix during these activities. While a healthy cervix may have a very small amount of bleeding, many conditions may cause bleeding after activities like sex.

    Please keep in mind that these cervical cancer symptoms are also symptoms of many other illnesses. If you are experiencing these cervical cancer symptoms, please see a doctor. He or she will most likely do a pelvic exam and may order further tests

    • ANSWER:
      How Likely are You to Develop and Die From Cervical Cancer?According to the CDC, cervical cancer used to be the leading cause of cancer death for women in the United States. However, in the past 40 years, the number of cervical cancer cases and the number of deaths thereof have decreased significantly. It is believed that this decline is the result of many women getting regular Pap tests, which can find cervical pre-cancer before it turns into cancer.

      According to the U.S. Cancer Statistics: 2004 Incidence and Mortality report, 11,892 women in the U.S. were told that they had cervical cancer in 2004, and 3,850 women died from the disease. The American Cancer Society mirrors these statistics, estimating that about 3,870 women will die from cervical cancer in the U.S. in 2008.

      Well. We’ve already lost 18 girls, some as young as 12, in the effort to spare them from the mere possibility of cervical cancer later in life due to the terrible Gardisil vaccination. Others have developed debilitating and potentially life-threatening ailments within weeks of being vaccinated, and others still have had spontaneous abortions or given birth to babies with birth defects.

      Also consider this: Cervical cancer usually develops in your late 20s to mid 30s. The protection period of Gardasil is estimated to be 4 years. That means, if you receive your first set of shots when you’re 10 years old, you’d need at least 2 to 4 additional booster shots to make it through your 30s. And THAT means you’ll have to expose yourself to the potential side effects of Gardasil over and over and over again.

      But now to the real clincher, and I want you to read the following section as many times as you need to let this truly sink in…

      U.S. statistics show there are 30 to 40 cervical cancer cases per year per one million women between the ages of 9 and 26, which is the age bracket that Gardasil targets (and was tested on).

      According to Merck, Gardasil was shown to reduce pre-cancers by 12.2% to 16.5% in the general population. So, instead of ending up with 30 to 40 cases of cancer per million, per year, in that age bracket, the HPV vaccine can potentially bring it down to 26 to 35 cases of cervical cancer.

      What that means is that you would have to vaccinate one million girls to prevent cervical cancer in 4 to 5 girls.

      Further, about 37 percent of women who develop cervical cancer actually die from the disease, so vaccinating ONE MILLION girls would prevent 1 to 2 DEATHS per year, at the bargain-basement price of 0 million per year, plus potentially lifelong suffering for an untold number of women, which has no price tag. Is this REASONABLE?

      There are more than 100 types of human papillomaviruses (HPVs). Of them, about 40 types of HPV affect your genitals or sex organs, and can cause genital warts, for example. 10-30 strains can lead to cervical cancer. The remainder can cause to skin infections and common warts on your hands and feet.

      The CDC web site states that certain types of HPV can infect your cervix and lead to cervical cancer over many years. (This may be one of the reasons why cancer rates keep dropping, because there’s sufficient amount of time to treat any abnormalities if you’re getting regular Pap smears.)

      It also says that in 90 percent of women infected, HPV clears up on its own within two years, at which point your cervical cells go back to normal. It is only when the HPV virus lingers for many years that these abnormal cells could turn into cancer.

      Additionally, it’s important to know that the vast majority of abnormal Pap tests do NOT equate to cancer. Even abnormal Pap tests showing pre-cancerous cells of the CIN II grade clear by themselves without treatment 40 percent of the time.

      And, current treatment of pre-cancers has limited the progression to actual cancer to only 1 percent. So, just like the polio vaccine, Merck's HPV vaccine is coming out at a time when cervical cancer is already on a steady decline, and anyone who starts talking about how Gardasil has reduced cervical cancer rates in the next few years is likely talking absolute nonsense.

      Gardasil vaccine contains just four types of HPV out of the more than 100 strains. So if you contract one of the 96+ types that aren’t included, you’re out of luck. And, if you’ve already been exposed to one of the four types of virus in the vaccine, it doesn’t work against those either.

      This means that even if you accept the risks and get vaccinated, your chances of getting some form of HPV are still very high. Whether or not the HPV virus will lead to genital warts or cervical cancer, however, depends in large part on the state of your immune system.

      Gardasil, on the other hand, can damage your immune system, and can potentially lead to death. The main causes of death include blood clots, acute respiratory failure, cardiac arrest, and “sudden death” due to “unknown causes” shortly after receiving the vaccine. Again, 11 of the repor

  49. QUESTION:
    How could I have gotten tighter?
    Okay - first let me list the many horrible symptoms I've been dealing with.

    - Depression
    - Hair loss
    - Ingrown hairs on legs and upper arms
    - Lack of appetite (And weight loss)
    - Very often tired and lightheaded
    - Sometimes a feeling of cut off circulation in a leg or arm
    - Migraines
    - Stomach pain
    - Extreme cramping on left side of uterus
    - Black stool with sometimes mucus (Yuck!)
    - Irritated around anus (Along with what seems to be a small hemorrhoid?)
    - Foul smelling yellowish green discharge (2 days ago, before period)
    - Brown discharge (On period, it's usually bright red)
    - ^ Also smells more foul then usual
    - What seems to be a pimple under vaginal opening
    - Painless spots around vulva (Fordyce's Spots?)
    - Lesions in mouth (iron deficiency?)

    When I went to put a tampon in, I noticed it was difficult and A LOT tighter then usual.. What could cause this? I'm already suspecting I have a sort of STD.. I know SOMETHING is VERY wrong.. This is the first I've ever had a sort of outbreak (Like the pimple like bump around vulva and the rear end problems). I have an annual doctors appointment sometime soon, either this month or next.. I'm going to ask for a full examination..
    But what can cause the tightness? It's really worrying me..

    By the way, I am 17. I'll be 18 in three months.

    • ANSWER:
      Some of these symptoms, such as depression, hair loss, lack of appetite, very tired, lack of circulation, migraines, and even the period discharge color, may be related to stress. Unless you are sexually active, it is almost guaranteed it's not an STD. The foul smell and discharge may be a result of a yeast infection which can occur for many reasons: stress, not changing asap after working out, sweating, sexual acts, etc. The "pimple" might be that. However, it sounds like an infection of some sort or a yeast infection gone bad. I recommend calling the doctor right away to schedule an appointment for the next available time. Let them know on the phone about these symptoms and they will do their best to get to you asap. Don't wait another month or so. You need to call now.

  50. QUESTION:
    How could I have gotten tighter?
    Okay - first let me list the many horrible symptoms I've been dealing with.

    - Depression
    - Hair loss
    - Ingrown hairs on legs and upper arms
    - Lack of appetite (And weight loss)
    - Very often tired and lightheaded
    - Little sleep
    - Sometimes a feeling of cut off circulation in a leg or arm
    - Migraines
    - Stomach pain
    - Extreme cramping on left side of uterus
    - Black stool with sometimes mucus (Yuck!)
    - Irritated around anus (Along with what seems to be a small hemorrhoid?)
    - Foul smelling yellowish green discharge (2 days ago, before period)
    - Brown discharge (On period, it's usually bright red)
    - ^ Also smells more foul then usual
    - What seems to be a pimple under vaginal opening
    - Painless spots around vulva (Fordyce's Spots?)
    - Lesions in mouth (iron deficiency?)

    When I went to put a tampon in, I noticed it was difficult and A LOT tighter then usual.. What could cause this? I'm already suspecting I have a sort of STD.. I know SOMETHING is VERY wrong.. This is the first I've ever had a sort of outbreak (Like the pimple like bump around vulva and the rear end problems). I have an annual doctors appointment sometime soon, either this month or next.. I'm going to ask for a full examination..
    But what can cause the tightness? It's really worrying me..

    By the way, I am 17. I'll be 18 in three months.

    • ANSWER:


Causes Of Fishy Vaginal Odor

Written By: admin - Nov• 06•11

Numerous women the world over suffer from bacterial vaginosis caused by different germs and bacteria, resulting in inflammation of the genitalia. As soon as you notice fishy vaginal odor and other symptoms of vaginosis you must take swift treatment. In case you postpone your treatment it can lead to other severe ailments like cervicitis and pelvic inflammatory disease. Compared to conventional medicines this condition responds very well to bacterial vaginosis natural cures.

In this article I am going to discuss 3 useful bacterial vaginosis natural cures tips which will help you deal with the infection:

1. Cleanliness and Hygiene.

You must be careful while cleaning after bowel movements. By doing so, you will prevent the various anal bacteria from getting to the genital area. Thoroughly wipe the anal and vaginal areas with anti-bacterial toilet tissue or wipes. In addition your vaginal area should always be kept clean and dry.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    how to get rid of that fishy vaginal odor caused by frequent sex since i have no infections whatsoever?

    • ANSWER:
      Try looser fitting pants and wear loose cotton underwear. Wash yourself down there before and after sex. Whatever you do, don't douche. It will raise the pH and if you don't have a yeast infection now, then you will.

  2. QUESTION:
    causes of vaginal discharge odor?
    what will be the causes of vaginal discharge odor ,like fishy smell?

    • ANSWER:
      Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) The most common symptoms are abnormal vaginal discharge with a strong fishy odour.. its NOT a STI/STD and its definitely not sexually transmitted. Also, men NEVER get BV. It is caused by an imbalance of bacteria in the vaginia and is easily curable.. Although BV may clear up without treatment, however if left untreated, will cause serious damage to the reproductive system.. I'll suggest you go to your doctor and get treated... Hope this helps..

  3. QUESTION:
    What causes my odd vaginal odor while washing with soap?
    For as long as I can remember I have had a weird odor "down there" while using some soaps. It's as if there's a chemical reaction with my vagina and the soap. The smell is sort of fishy and is nothing like how my vagina normally smells. The odor is only present while washing. As soon as I rinse the smell is gone. Over the years I've found that many liquid soaps do not cause the weird odor, but I have recently switched to all-natural soaps and get the odor every time I wash. I'm deducing that the reaction occurs with my vaginal pH and real saponified soap. But WHY? And how common is it? It does not bother me. As I said, it goes away as soon as I rinse. But it IS weird and I have only ever known one person who has mentioned she experiences the same thing. Anyone know the cause of this?
    No guessing please! I can guess. I'm wondering if anyone has any real answers. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      you arent supposed to use soap down there..
      take a wet washcloth and just clean the outer areas...i was told not to use soap down there by a female doctor as well as the vagina is (as people have said its self cleaning) and the soap drys it all up down there because its such a sensitive area.

  4. QUESTION:
    What is the cause and cure of a fishy vaginal odor?
    I don't know why I have it. My discharge and everything is normal. Nothing seems weird really. It just smells that way. Then I clean it then it comes back like a few hours later. I don't get why. What is the cause and cure? Nothing like RePHresh or douching. Just natural things to get rid of it.
    Oh and:
    -I'm not usually itchy down there
    -Sometimes I skip out on showers but I'm not a filthy sweaty smelly person
    -I eat about 2 fruits and vegetables a day, that might be it, healthy stuff deficiency
    -My discharge is clear (yellowish when it dries), thin, and odorless
    -I am a generally healthy person

    • ANSWER:
      Your vagina will only smell bad if there is something wrong, a 'fishy' smell suggests either an imbalance in bacteria, or a bacterial infection. You need to go to your doctor, if you don't know what it is then there is not only no point in trying to treat it yourself but it's also potentially harmful, also if it is a bacterial infection then you would require antibiotics.

      One of the most common causes I see is how a woman cleans, as your vagina is self-cleaning all you need to do to stay clean is wash with water, using your hands to wipe away any dirt from your vulva. If you're using soaps to wash with then this will effect normal vaginal pH, your vagina cannot adjust to the change fast enough so it causes imbalance in the bacteria within your vagina. Thus a sudden smell after washing, this can also occur after sex as semen is a different pH to the vagina so some partners semen can have this effect, or if the imbalance is not righted then an infection can take hold, also causing smell. This is also true of so-called 'feminine' products that play on women's insecurities about vaginal scent and attempt to suggest vagina's should smell like flower, just like anything else chemical these products aren't good for vaginal health. Keep yourself dry, wearing plain cotton underwear and avoiding synthetic or tight-fitting clothing can help keep your groin cool and dry. Avoid commercial pads as these can make your groin warm and moist, they also contain chemicals that interfere with vaginal pH, instead try organic or cloth pads, tampons should also be avoided at all costs as they are harmful to vaginal health, instead try softcups or menstrual cups - even if it is a regular problem throughout your cycle what you use during your period can effect the vaginal environment enough so that the slightest thing can push it over the edge.

  5. QUESTION:
    Can Omega3 Fish Oil supplements cause vaginal odor?
    I recently purchased some Omega 3 Fish Oil capsules on the recommendation of my stylist for hair health. After doing some research online, however, I have seen that many people complain of it creating a fishy smell in the vagina. Anyone on here taken Omega 3s for hair and experienced this problem? Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      Yes it's possible. This can happen with MANY supplements though, even multi vitamins. However, any odor you might develop won't be permentent. SOmetimes it takes the body a while to adjsut to the supplement. SO after several weeks. the odor should go away.

      If you're taking a high dosage, that might cause odor too. Some simple tricks you can use to help neutralize odor is drinking LOTS of water. This will help dilute your natural discharge. Also, eating lots of fruit will help neutralize the smell.

  6. QUESTION:
    Can birth control cause vaginal odor? ?
    I had been on the birth control shot for about six months and recently I got off of it. A month has passed and for some reason I now have this strange vaginal odor. It's not a fishy scent nor am I having any discoloring in disharge or anything so I don't believe it is an infection. But the smell is definitely not the scent that I know I normally have. Its seems the moment I got off the birth control that's when I started getting the stronger odor. Can anyone tell me what's up with that?

    • ANSWER:
      sounds like bacterial vaginosis which can occur when there is a change in your harmones.Go to the doctor and get it checked out just to be safe.because you will need an antibiotic to get rid of it

  7. QUESTION:
    Vaginal odor caused by semen?
    I've been with my boyfriend for 7 months. We have sex almost every day or every other day and we don't use protection. He ejactulates 5-6 times in 1session. I shower and wash daily and I always take care of myself down there.

    I've had a vaginal odor (musty and fishy smelling) for the past few months. We've both been tested for STDs (all negative.) I went to the hosiptal assuming I had a vaginal infection...NO INFECTION and they couldn't give me any info on why I was having the odor. This is the first relationship where I have had this problem. he said in previous relalationships the female had the same problem and it's from too much sex and the semen is backed up in me. Is this true? A friend of mine said that it could just be a result of our bodily fluids mixing together. I'm thinking rhe problem comes from him because I never had this problem before. I miss my normal smell. Does anyone else have this problem or know what else this may be, or what I can do to get rid of the smell?
    We have also been trying to get pregnant obviously. I have never been pregnant, not even in previous relationships. I don't know if anything having to do with the odor is preventing pregnancy, or is a sign on why I'm not getting pregnant...I think I may be infertile
    When I went to the hospital they said I had no discharge signs of infection so I probably will go somewhere else.....And yes we are planning on marrying
    No he doesn't smoke weed. Only cigarretts and black and milds and he drinks beers

    • ANSWER:
      if he is not circumsized, that is probably it..

  8. QUESTION:
    Can it still be BV if my discharge is normal, but a new fishy odor has suddenly appeared?
    I've always had normal vaginal odor, but literally overnight, I started having an abnormal stronger and "fishier" smell coming from inside that won't go away no matter how much I cleanse. There has been no pain, burning, itching, discolored or excess discharge...just this odor that I've never had before and is extremely unpleasant and strong. It has persisted for about 2 weeks now. I figured it might be a bacterial infection, so I've been drinking cranberry juice, eating yogurt with live cultures, drinking more water, and so far nothing has worked. It also might be worth mentioning that I had a couple of drops of blood mixed in with my normal discharge for about 3 days during this time. It was just a very light pink, and would only come out when I wiped. It went away, but it was weird since I wasn't even close to my period. Today I tried RepHresh to help balance my ph and to hopefully eliminate the odor. I just don't see how it can be BV though without the mentioned discharge that they say normally comes with it. I'm also not sure what could have caused the odor, since I've always been extremely hygenic. The smell intensifies when having intercourse too.

    I am sexually active, on the pill, and have been taking calcium supplements daily for the past month and a half.

    And I know, I know. I'll see a Gyno. Just want to see if anyone can offer any helpful advice or insight in the mean time.
    The slightly pink discharge only lasted 3 days and has been gone for several days now. It didn't appear till about a week after the odor. Discharge is back to clear/milky and light.
    Have had the same sex partner before the odor appeared, our fluids were compatible then and produced no abnormal smell. :(

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  9. QUESTION:
    What else, besides a vaginal infection, could cause a strong odor after sex?
    I'm 21, and have never had children. I only have had one sexual partner, my husband (and just to clarify neither of us have any STD's)

    I get a pap every 6 months and I've never had a yeast infection. I don't have skin irritation and the odor isn't fishy. I take showers/baths often and use mild soaps without dyes or fragrance, so it's not that I'm not clean.

    I always smell it really stongly after sex. What could cause this?

    • ANSWER:
      I know what you mean, I think it's just the combinations of the fluids. It sounds weird, I know, but I get the same thing and it's only after sex, so that's gotta be it.

  10. QUESTION:
    Stronger vaginal odor during ovulation?
    I'm expecting ovulation any day now and I noticed yesterday I had a very strong vaginal smell. It isn't a bad smell and all my discharge has been clear. the smell reminds me of the slight odor you get right before intercourse. It's not fishy (like it would be if you were dirty or had some sort of infection) but the only way I can describe the smell is "earthy". Hopefully someone knows what I mean.

    Would this stronger vaginal odor be caused by ovulation?

    • ANSWER:
      Best signs of ovulaions are egg white type stretchy discharge. There is no better indication than that. I have not heard of odour. During pregnancy, because a woman's sense of smell is stronger, she can definitely smell her discharge, and it is not bad smelling as u describe.
      Anyways, as long as your discharge does not have a bad smell to it you have nothing to worry about.

  11. QUESTION:
    How do I treat vaginal odor?
    I have never had vaginal odor before. I've been in a relationship with the same man for 3 years now. I went away for a month, boyfriend visited, had sex, and now I have a musty, fishy smell down there. I think it's bacterial vaginosis, but I really don't know what could have caused it. I eat healthy, bathe everyday, wash thoroughly, etc. I'm actually out of town on a work trip so I can't see my doctor. Any other suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      omg the person who told you to douche is wrong. especially after sex. the ask your doctor! the vinegar in a douche kills the god bacteria and if there is an infection or std, it Will push it further into your cervix. then you will have a worse problem. the fishy smell probably is vaginosis, which could be caused by soap if you clean to vigorously , especially with perfumed soaps. a Dr told me dove is the worst soap to use down there. until you can see your dr, the other people are right..try one of those new tests, eat plenty of yogurt, and you can try this homeopathic stuff at Walmart called yeast guard...it's the good bacteria you need. if you are concerned your bf brought you something extra, ask your Dr to run std tests.

  12. QUESTION:
    What causes urine/vaginal smell?
    Lately I've been having a non welcome odor around me. It changes one day its fishy, another its urine etc... My urine is like a dark yellow, will this cause odor? I've also been having a heavy discharge lately, its more like a watery discharge and when it drys its turns yellow with a smell. I got pain one morning in my lower hip area, right area over vaginal I went to doctors about this and took the urine test I'll be calling in tomorrow about it. Was also put on medication that suppose to help but has made it a bit worse. So how do I get rid of the odor? People are noticing at school. :( ALSO! never had intercourse

    • ANSWER:
      just take it easy, change your diet,, eat a lot more of fruit, yes apricots, apples oranges, grapes and you need to stop the pop,, start getting those 8 glasses of water in you, if you do not follow my doctors orders next is your pee will become the burning feelings,, that means it hurts when you tinkle,, answer to that is to drink a glass a day of cranberry juices,,,,, do this, you will be much happier that should clear up your vagina odors and get used to this god created you ladies this way,, go bye those special clean whipes,, that are on tv for itching,, ps us guys smell no better lol and bye the way no one is going around sniffing your undees

  13. QUESTION:
    Help! Strong vaginal odor?
    I've been experiencing a strange vaginal odor that I, and others around me can smell. I've been to the gynecologist on numerous occasions and have repeatedly tested negative for any infections including bacterial vaginosis. There was only one occasion she mentioned she saw signs of slight inflammation. I took corticosteroid suppositories which didn't help the odor but cleared up the inflammation. I'm not sexually active although I've also been checked for STD's just to be sure that it couldn't by chance be an STD. The vaginal odor isn't accompanied by any other strange symptoms except for possibly a discharge that stains my underwear yellow even after I wash it in hot soap water and bleach on the sanitary cycle. I've been told everything including my vaginal discharge is normal. I'm very well educated on vaginal health and follow all of the rules. I've made dietary changes, eat really healthy, the whole nine.

    My gynecologist was basically ready to refer me to a psychologist because she thought this odor is in my head which it's not. She started talking about how some people have a psychological disorder that causes them to think that they smell when they don't. She was basically insinuating that I was experiencing the same thing which almost caused me to break down in tears. I'm sure if she was in my shoes she wouldn't have said that, and she would have been more understanding :( .

    The odor is a vaginal odor. However when I discharge, my discharge doesn't have much of an odor to it. Another strange characteristic of the odor is it kind of "stays in the air." Sometimes I will leave my room or whatever room I'm in and come back, and I'll notice that the room I was in just minutes ago smells.

    The only time I get a break from the odor is when I take a probiotic like Fem-Dophilus or RepHresh Pro-B. The odor gets worse when I'm menstruating. When I'm menstruating the odor gets more metallic, I don't use tampons because tampons tend to make the odor smell more fishy and intensifies it. The odor varies from time to time. The odors smells are like :a "wet dog", "stinky feet", "musty", like "butt" or "feces", and "sweaty." Keep in mind this is just a vaginal odor, not a body odor.

    The dietary changes I've made helps a lot. Eating anything with caffeine and sugar really makes it worse.

    Now I'm wondering if I have TMAU or is it something else like a really bad bacterial imbalance.

    I'd really appreciate any advice or recommendations from anyone. Like what I should do, what kind of doctor should I see, could I possibly have TMAU ...?
    I'm sure I do have a heightened sense of smell now because I'm so paranoid about the way I smell. But, other than that the situation still is the same regardless of whether I have a heightened sense of smell or not.

    • ANSWER:
      Go see another doctor.

  14. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of vaginal odour? and what could cause it?
    I am wondering what could possibly be the cause of this the vagina has a fishy smell and discharges quite a lot. I am not sexually active or anything and quite frankly it is rather embarrassing. Is there any home remedies to help? Could someone please tell me what's wrong.

    • ANSWER:
      I would seek medical help as soon as possible. A fishy odor is usually the case of an infection if you can't get to a doctor soon I would consider using a Douch Bag with warm clear water to help clear out the vaginal cavity!

  15. QUESTION:
    Vaginal Discharge & Odor?
    Okay so i'm 15 years old, i've never had sex or anything. I've recieved oral sex before & I've been fingered but I've never actually had intercourse. I've had a really bad vaginal odor since I was about eleven & I went to the emergency room about 3 months ago because of a really really bad pain in my stomach & lower back. I told them of my symptoms which were discharge, odor, & the pain. They diagnosed me with bacterial vaginosis on the spot. They gave me antibiotics & it stopped the discharge & the odor. I had to take the pills for a week & the odor had stopped until about a week after I had stopped taking the pills. I went to my normal doctor about a month later & she told me that BV isn't painful & that the doctor at the ER was supposed to give me a couple of tests before he diagnosed me. So she asked me if I ever had sexual intercourse & I said no & she made me lay down & all she did was feel around my vagina & get a cultural exam from a q-tip she had used. She came back & told me she found nothing wrong, and that it's usual for girls to have odor & discharge. So I left with no medication, no nothing. The thing is though that the discharge is really heavy & it's like a liquidy brown. It stinks REALLY bad & the odor is REALLY embarassing. I feel like it has to be something wrong down there for me to have discharge everyday no matter what time of the month & I feel like the odor is just not normal. It is really heavy, not like a fishy smell but with a really strong nasty smelling scent that's kinda difficult to describe. Also, I'm a softball player & I have really big thighs that rub together when I walk which I know might cause somewhat of a small odor. I don't usually itch down there & i take two showers a day. My diet is pretty bad though but I get enough protein, meats, etc. So what I'm asking is if this is really normal or should I see a different doctor? I really want to get rid of the discharge & odor. Does it seem like the symptoms are some type of infection? Thanks for answering & reading.

    • ANSWER:
      There are things that you can do to help yourself. You can eat yogurt with live active cultures in it. This is good bacteria that will help balance your ph.

      A few additional tips:

      -Wipe front to back
      -Wear cotton underwear
      -Don't sleep with underwear at night. Perhaps just loose shorts.
      -Don't use over the counter conventional douches no matter how pretty the packaging. Instead take a bath with 1 1/2 cups of apple cider vinegar if you really feel unclean. Be sure to eat yogurt afterwards.
      -Don't use vaginal lotions, perfumes or creams.
      -Use a gentle but very intense cleanser called Dr. Bronner Peppermint 18-in-1 Pure-Castile Soap. You'll never feel more clean.
      -Change your pad/tampon every 6 hours and use a no rinse perineal spray. You should use this every time you come out of the bathroom but especially during your period.

  16. QUESTION:
    I have vaginal odor, what can I do to cover up or get rid of the scent?
    I have done many things to try and combat this issue but nothing seems to work. There are no signs of infection, my discharge is clear and odor less. I stopped using scented soaps, they only mask the scent temporarily or mix creating a funky fresh smell, and started mild antibacterial soaps- which were no help. I tried bathing more frequently, but this causes excessive drying to my skin and requires more time from my busy schedule. I started using all natural fragrance oils which seemed to work, but I am worried they might ultimately cause skin irritation. Maybe I am paranoid because I smell it and fear others can too. I am not sexually active and this is one of the main reasons why. The odor isn't fishy or putrid its just a little musty. If anyone has any tips to help with my situation I would really appreciate it! Thanks in advance .

    -Jasi

    • ANSWER:
      hey try lemisol its a feminine wash its really good its going to feel like your vagina is chewing on spearmint lol. heres the website http://www.rysell.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=28&osCsid=5dab1006976b5390b06f0b2e85a7573a and if its a paranoid thing spray body splash on your panties and let it try so when you open your legs the smell is going to come out and you wont feel like everyone can smell the odor. Let the body plash dry really good and spray it from a distance, good luck hope it works and p,s i think your really brave for posting this question up :]

  17. QUESTION:
    What could be causing me to have body odor? can other people notice the smell?
    I've recently noticed i have a smell to me. i think its vaginal body odor but its not a constant smell i only smell it once ina while. its not a fishy smell and i shower and clean myself everyday. i do have sum discharge but nothing excessive. im just wondering what could be causing it and if others can notice or if its just me? anything to get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      Bacteria and yes, people can smell if they stand close to you.

  18. QUESTION:
    Vaginal Odor & Discharge? Please Help!?
    I'm fifteen and I've had vaginal odor for a very long time. Since I was 11 or 12. I'm a sophomore and it's really bothering me now more than ever because every time I have to get up or something, I'm worried about how I smell or if someone else can smell me. The odor is 24/7. I smell better when I'm on my period though. I have discharge, and it's like a grayish/brown [disgusting, I know!] it is a REALLY strong smell and it's hard to explain, but it's not a fishy smell but more of just a really stinky strong smell. I have huge thighs that rub together though, so that could be a cause of the smell . . But if that's the case then everyone with big thighs would have vaginal odor which isn't true ! but anywho . . I went the doctor once because I was having TERRIBLE stomach pain & they diagnosed me with Bacterial Vaginosis without any tests or anything, they just asked me for my symptoms. They gave me antibiotics to take for a week & the smell & discharge had gone away that whole week and like 3 weeks after I stopped taking the medicine, the smell and discharge came back. I went to my normal doctor, she gave me a vaginal exam and asked me if i was sexually active & i said no even though I've recieved oral sex. . i told her of all of my symptoms . . & she told me that the other doctor wasn't supposed to just diagnosed me with BV & that there was nothing wrong with me and that being stinky like that is normal which I don't think it is. So if you're a doctor, or have had something similar like this what can I do!? i really need help advice please! should i go back to the doctor? idk!

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  19. QUESTION:
    This girl had a strange odor down there -> few questions?
    I was fooling around with my date and I was fingering/going down on her, and I noticed her vagina smelled kind of fishy. It's been a week since then and sometimes I start to smell the same odor on my fingers or upper lip. I looked up vaginal odors and it says the most likely cause for that smell was bacterial vaginosis. If it was, should I be concerned about giving her oral? Could the smell be related to any STDs?

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  20. QUESTION:
    vaginal odor.. sex Q?
    I have only gone as far as letting my bf finger me. Can I get an infection from him just fingering me? If so, what causes the infection? The reason I ask is I have been noticing an unusual smell from down there.. it is not a fishy smell at all.. sort of just like unclean. I take a shower everday.. I have tryed taking long baths to see if it eliminates it and as soon as i get out and dry off.. the smell is still there. What is causing this, and how to get rid of it?? Plz helpp :D thankss

    • ANSWER:
      Maybe you can try herbal wash such as 'Manjakani' (Oak Gall). It helps to remove the bad odor as well as excessive discharge.

  21. QUESTION:
    Embaressing question but is this normal?
    i have a very small kind of musty vaginal odor.
    its not fishy. i just saw the gyno yesterday and i have no yeast/std/bacteria infection.
    i get showers daily and i do clean down there everyday.

    what could be causing this small odor?
    its affecting my life because i am so embaressed to let my boyfriend do anything to me because he may think im gross or something.

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  22. QUESTION:
    Very embarrassing question about vaginal odor?
    My husband and I have been trying to conceive for a few weeks. Yesterday I started smelling something... well basically my vagina smells a little fishy. It's really not that strong and I can only smell it on my underwear or on my fingers if I touch it (weird I know but I had smelled something funny on my pants and I was trying to figure out if it was me!). I have washed the crap out of myself in hopes that it would help, but it really didn't. I have no discharge, itchiness, pain etc. so I'm really unsure of why it's like this. Does anyone know some things that could cause this? Something I ate? I mean I really don't know, it's never happened to me before. I can't get into my doc for weeks! Thank you for any help!

    • ANSWER:
      the ph levels in your vagina are being offset. have you been using wipes, lubes, soaps, or anything new down there? your vagina has a very delicate ph balance and artificial products can set it off. for now dont use anything except water down there and the fishy odor should go away in a week.

  23. QUESTION:
    Vaginal Disharge & now Foul Oder??
    Since I was young before I started my period I started to experience vaginal discharge. Never thought anything of it just thought it was normal. I became pregnant and hoped it would go away. During pregnancy my ob/gyn said I had a yeast infection so I thought maybe it would go away after treating it. It was still there. So then I tought maybe the dischare would go away after birth. It seemed to just get worst. It started to turn to a white yellowish color with a foul kinda fishy odor. I got an IUD inserted & my dr. never said anything so I thought it was normal.

    Im starting to get very uncomfortable with my self and imbaressed cause the odor is so bad. I shower & clean myself regularly. Any idea's on what could be causing this problem??

    I have also heard that if your sexually active during a yeast infection to tell your dr. cause the male carries the yeast infection so he needs medicine as well. Is this true??
    I no longer have health insurance & cant afford to pay to see the dr. Any helpful idea's on what I should do??

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately most women will at some stage in their life have an Candida/yeast infection, and occasionally our partner may pick up the infection, and will need to be treated too.

      A course of antibiotics, pregnancy, diabetes, chemotherapy immune disorders and a few other prescription drugs can cause or increase the chances of developing an infection. Hence persistent yeast infections need to reassessed to see if you have no underlying conditions.

      You can buy some good over the counter treatments such as Monistat1,2 & 3 day treatment and Gynazole1 day treatment which is topical treatments, and then there is a oral prep such as Diflucan which you may need a prescription.

      If you ask you pharmacist he/she will tell you which are the better ones to use.

      As I said if the infection clears up and then comes back you need to have a reassessment for underlying conditions.

  24. QUESTION:
    i am worried about my vaginal discharge.?
    i am worried about my vaginal discharge. i get it whenever i'm happy or excited. i am still a virgin. the color of the discharge is white, sometimes light green and mucosy. sometimes the discharge has a fishy odor. can you help and suggest to me over the counter drugs to treat this? what is the cause of this vaginal discharge?am i sick?

    • ANSWER:
      The vagina is a self cleaning organ. It cleans itself by producing a mucus that is usually clear and without odor. Having discharge when excited is normal and healthy. When you're excited or sexually stimulated your body responds by increasing lubrication in the vagina to prepare for intercourse. Without this lubrication intercourse can be very painful. When you say the discharge changes color and has a fishy odor, this can be a sign of infection. You should have your mom take you in for an appointment with a gynocologist. They will need to collect a sample, but because you are a virgin most doctors will only use a very small Q-tip.

  25. QUESTION:
    Alright, this is a really embarrassing question for me, but why does my vagina smell this way?
    It's not "fishy" or anything. It smells like a cross between sweat and used coffee grounds. There's no discharge, except what's normal.
    I'm not sexually active, so it can't be an STD.
    I don't wear tight clothes and I only wear cotton underwear, so it can't be a lack of "breathing" down there.
    I bathe every day, so it's not lack of hygiene.
    I work out pretty intensely every day, and I try to remember to drink water (I don't know if it's enough, but I drink a lot of it, I think).
    I'm taking an ADHD medication called Vyvanse that gives me a dry mouth and makes me sweat more - does Vyvanse cause vaginal odor? It seems to get worse when I take Vyvanse, but I don't know for sure.
    Thank you!
    Hassan: Yes, they do. I do.
    It smells bad to me

    • ANSWER:
      Check WEB MD for your symptoms and PRESCRIPTION DRUGS for side effects of medication. it could be something simple like exercising alot, because you're pushing toxins from your body, try taking/using anti-oxidants to help rid your body of impurities.

  26. QUESTION:
    Is my veganism giving my vaginal discharge a strong odor?
    A little over a year ago, I became vegetarian. Once I was vegetarian, I found that when my various boyfriends performed oral sex on me (and from what I noticed myself), it had little-to-no-taste and zero smell. This is different than it was when I ate meat (when I ate meat, it was sometimes quite salty).

    Four months ago, I became vegan. Though no one has said anything to me, I have noticed that my vaginal discharge has a distinct taste and a strong, heady aroma (this does not happen unless I'm turned on and my natural lubrication is flowing. I bathe extremely regularly and it is not a problem of hygiene). It's not necessarily a bad smell, but I miss my vegetarian days when there was no smell and no taste. I'm dating someone different than I was when I was a vegetarian, so I can't ask if they notice a difference, and I'm too nervous to ask if it bothers him. I really don't understand this though...I've read numerous times that dairy products make it more bitter. Why would eliminating them from my diet make it taste worse (or at least stronger?). Does anyone have any experience with this situation? Are there any things in my vegan diet I could be eating to cause such a thing? It's not a fishy aroma, and it's not an infection (I've gone to the doctor since I've noticed it) I even tried the pineapple thing for a while, but, though I found that it actually did taste slightly more like pineapple, it was not the sweetness of pineapple that was present--rather it was the acidity.

    Also, I know that being vegan has done some things to make me generally smell and taste sweeter--my boyfriend has commented many times when we are making out that my kisses (my saliva, I suppose) "taste good"...and this is hours after I last brushed my teeth and when I haven't had anything to eat yet in the day. I just don't understand why that isn't true of everything.

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry, being vegan should mean you are more 'clean' etc. Could be you have an infection.

      Strong veggies effect scent and taste - asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower. Try increasing your water intake and even adding drops of grapefruit seed extract to the water.

  27. QUESTION:
    Vaginal problems for 5 years and still no cure! Please help!?
    I am a 30 year old woman. 5 years ago I started noticing excessive clear cervical mucus from my vagina. It looks just like snot (pardon the expression). From then on it has been a constant problem for me. The discharge now varies from mucus-like to thin white - to light yellow. If any of it gets on the outside of my body, it causes a lot of itching. I can feel it when it drips out. It has a fishy, metallic odor and I am sick of it. I am a clean person and I don't get why this is happening. I had a normal up until then and I miss it. It leaves a sour odor on my clothes and towels. It gets worse during the summer. My vagina sweats and I can smell it even when I go to the Laundromat to wash my things. I am currently not sexually active and I have been tested for all stds and everything was negative. Matter of fact. This problem started before I even lost my virginity. I have been to the Women's Health Clinic numerous times to solve this problem. They say it is Bacterial Vaginosis and they keep giving me the same stupid Metronidazole pills and they don't work.My body is now immune to the stuff. They referred me to a Gynecologist and they took all the necessity tests at least 3 separate times. No cervical cancer or stds. They said it was Bacterial Vaginosis and Group Strep B. They gave me more Metro pills. Obviously that didn't work. Then I had another exam and I was given Antibacterial pills for the Group Strep B. Those did not work. Then the last time I was there I was given Diflucan just in case it was a Yeast Infection. It did no good. The doctor keeps telling me there is nothing to treat and won't give me anything else now. No one can seem to help me. I don't have diabetes or anything else, so this is nothing to do with a immune issue. I have tried everything to combat the odor and discharge, including Yeast Guard, acidolphilus, apple cider vinegar, Hydrogen Peroxide, vinegar and water, niacin,douches, folic acid, boric acid, cotton underwear, scent free detergent,diet changes and many other things. This has been ruing my life and confidence. I constantly have to buy new underwear. I must wash up several times per day. I am embarrassed to have a boyfriend because he may think I am nasty and unclean or may get a whiff of the odor. My clothes reek of this sour odor. I can't wear certain clothes, such as sweat pants because the discharge leaks through and it is hard to wash out. I need help! What more can I do? I have been to the doctors too many times and I am tired of the exams, which leave me sore and irritated. I just want to have a normal vagina. I am jealous of other women who get to have a normal sex life and don't have to deal with heavy discharge and odor or who can go out in public or on day trips and not worry about smells or discharges or finding the nearest bathroom to clean up stained underwear.

    • ANSWER:
      My very un-medical opinion is that you have too much yeast. If the magic pill didn't work, try the homeopathic cure. You can get them at any health food store and they won't hurt anything even if that's not the problem. It could help regulate you a little though.

      By the way, not only do douches not help, they aren't very good for you.

  28. QUESTION:
    Genital Herpes Symptoms: What is the vaginal disharge like that is supposedly one of the symptoms of herpes?
    I was worried about genital herpes. My husband had been cheating on me. I went to the Health Dept in December and was tested for STD's. While I was AT the Health Dept they said I had irritation around the cervix related to chlamydia or gonnorhea and they gave me a cupful of antibiotics. They told me to call back in two weeks and get the results. I called back in two weeks and they said all my tests came back negative. They couldn't explain why the gave me the antibiotics. She just said I had some infection, they didn't know. So, I went to the gyno because I started itchy and had a fishy like odor and he gave me antibiotics (flagyl). He said he looked at my sample under a microscope but couldn't tell me what it was only "You definitely got something going on down there." He said I had an imbalance. He was very unclear. So, I took my antibiotics, thinking I probably had bacterial vaginosis, but I still have a small amount of greenish disharge and itch (no smell).

    Do they test for herpes at the health department? I can't figure out what could be going on with me and nobody seems to know. I need to know if I am contagious for one thing. I just wonder if I could have something like herpes? I don't see any sores or anything. I just can't figure out what could be going on.

    PS I don't have yeast either because right after I finished the antibiotic I went ahead and treated myself for yeast because I heard the antibiotic causes yeast infections.

    I hope someone has some input.

    • ANSWER:

  29. QUESTION:
    Anyone who knows anything about vaginal problems?
    I had went for a paps-mere back in February. my dr. had told me i had chlamydia which i gotten the medication for that same day. since then i have not started my period i'm just wondering if its because of the std that it caused my period to stop, and will it come back eventually?? I also have a cottage cheese like discharge and a fishy odor down there which is pretty disgusting to me it makes me not to even wanna be Intimate with anyone now don't get me wrong i honestly don't sleep around.. but is this caused because the std didn't go away or did i maybe get a yeast infection..I do drink a lot of alcohol and less water if that helps any...if anybody could help me figure my problem out id appreciate it very much

    • ANSWER:

  30. QUESTION:
    Bacterial Vaginosis.. help!?
    Seriously help only please!

    About 5 months ago I was experience vaginal discharge and a fishy odor. The discharge was white, cottage cheese like and smelly. I left it for a few months, just thinking I was going through some phase. When I was first going through it, I started dating a new guy. We were not sexually active for about a month in. He would never go down on me and I knew exactly why, because what kind of guy wants to go down on a girl when shes smelly! I've NEVER had this problem before, no discharge nothing, it came pretty randomly. Anyways, it really started to hit me, I was feeling uncomfortable and didn't want to do anything sexually with my guy. So, I though it was time to take care of this problem. I did a lot of research and came to the decision on my own that I had Bacterial Vaginosis. I tried a lot of home remedies that were mentioned online, and nothing would get rid of it. So I took a step and went to the doctors. I got a pap test and results were that I had Bacterial Vaginosis. So my doctor gave a prescription for these things called Ovules that you do for 10 days every night before bed. I'd have to insert them directly into my vagina. It started going away after a few days and by the 10th day, my problem was completely gone. I was SO beyond happy. And my boyfriend noticed a difference down below and started going down on me. That was about a month ago. A few days ago, I started to notice a discharge again and a bit of a smell. I read that Bacterial Vaginosis usually comes back and you can't get rid of it. I don't believe that, I know it comes back cause obviously it is happening to me, but there MUST be a way to get rid of it completely.

    So what should I do? Should I go back to the doctors so he can give me another prescription that I can waste another 40 bucks on? Or what should I do? I can't live with it any longer, I'm only 19!

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry, you do have to go back to the doctor.You may have to do another cycle to treat that condition. However, there are a few basic things you could do to lower your risk: use condom and wash the vagina from the front to the rear.

      There are also a few people that recommend using natural yogurt on the vagina, as the bacillus of it help destroying the bacteria. They say to use 1 time a day for 5 days, when you start feeling like that. However, I never seen someone really trying it, so I can't tell you for sure if it works...

  31. QUESTION:
    Trichomoniasis?
    I took one of those Vagisil screening tests for the hell of it cause Im always paranoid and it says I could possibly have like Trichomoniasis but I havent had sex or any sexual contact in 3 years. Sometimes my vaginal area will itch, but rarley, my discharge is white/clear, sometimes my vaginal area will have a fishy odor, but usually if I was down there, its gone, and it doesn't hurt when I pee. However, I do have an eating disorder, and I haven't had a period for a long time (I know, I should stop) I just got a papsmear about 3 months ago and everything was okay, I've had a yeast infection before, and a few bacterial infections, but this test sort of worried me. Regaurdless, Im going to go to the doctors, but what could it be? Thanks so much.

    • ANSWER:
      i used to dabble in eating disorder stuff...which u should stop..and trust me, i am thinner now than i ever was when i wasnt eating...

      but anyways...when i went on starvinig myself..my vigina seemed to suffer aong with the rest of my body...i had thicker discharge and it was more odory...and i had more yeast infections and such

  32. QUESTION:
    STD or Infection?
    Latley my vaginal area has been having a fishy odor, a little itchy, not too much, the discharge is white/clear, never green or yellow, and i dont have a lot of discharge, only before I start my period, which is normal, I am sexually active but I never had unprotected sex, and Ive had this thing before kinda, what could it be?

    and it doesnt burn or anything when I urinate, I dont have pain in the abdominal area, and it doesnt hurt when I have sex, only if I am dry, but that's typical anyways. Its just more of the smell and itch (more towards the inside, not the outside), and I also shave

    and I dont think its a yeast infection cause Ive had one before and its nothing like this

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like you have bacterial vaginosis. Here's an article.

  33. QUESTION:
    vaginal smell, how to get rid of it?
    ah i've been smelling kinda fishy there, like idk why i always do.
    i don't think i have anything like disease wise cause i haven't had anything
    sexual there yet... how could i take that odor awayyy?

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like you have a yeast infection. Its pretty easy to take care of with an OTC yeast infection treatment.

  34. QUESTION:
    Does this sound like a vaginal infection?
    I've been having white-ish discharge for probably close to a year now. It's not super thick, like cottage cheese, and it never hurts when I pee. It doesn't particularly smell fishy, but it does have an odor.
    Is this just my body's natural type of discharge, or does it mean something?

    One other question, I sweat profusely in my crotch area than anywhere else on my body, even when i'm not really doing anything. I wear cotton panties and sometime pantiliners, but what could cause all the sweating and how can I stop it?!

    Thanks=)
    Well, i'm pretty sure it's not a yeast infection. It's not thick enough to be, and it doesn't hurt/burn to pee.
    The discharge is still clear too, but it has the white kinda mixed in.
    And I know I don't have an STD(still a virgin).

    • ANSWER:
      This should help you decide.

      Once you start puberty a white and/or clear, non-foul smelling discharge (mucous) is normal. The vagina is self-cleaning. You will also have your own 'scent' (musky) and it will smell stronger to you than to others. This same discharge increases the closer you get to ovulation and when you are sexually aroused. Trust me, you don't ever want it to go away.

      Different Types of Discharge:

      White: Thick, white discharge is common at the beginning and end of your cycle. Normal white discharge is not accompanied by itching. If itching is present, thick white discharge can indicate a yeast infection.

      Clear and stretchy: This is "fertile" mucous and means you are ovulating.

      Clear and watery: This occurs at different times of your cycle and can be particularly heavy after exercising.

      Yellow or Green: May indicate an infection, especially if thick or clumpy like cottage cheese or has a foul odor.

      Brown: May happen right after periods, and is just "cleaning out" your vagina. Old blood looks brown.

      Different types of infections:

      Signs of yeast infections:
      White, cottage cheese-like discharge
      Swelling and pain around the vulva
      Intense itching

      Signs of bacterial vaginosis:
      A white, gray or yellowish vaginal discharge
      A fishy odor that is strongest after sex or after washing with soap
      Itching or burning
      Slight redness and swelling of the vagina or vulva

      Signs of trichomoniasis
      A watery, yellowish or greenish bubbly discharge
      An unpleasant odor
      Pain and itching when urinating
      Most apparent after your period

  35. QUESTION:
    I am having vaginal discomfort. It all started after taking a bath. My period is also on its way. Any opinions
    I don't usually take baths, but about a week ago I did, using a bubble bath. I was rushed out of the bath and didn't shower after, like I usually do. Ever since then I have had vaginal itchiness, discharge that is white in color with different odors. Every so often the smell is fishy, but mostly it smells like the discharge I get when my period ends. Sometimes I feel like this when my period ends, but that discharge is never white, it generally is brown.

    My period is due in a week, but I use Seasonale the three month birth control so there are always strange things going on with my period.

    I have never had any sort of infection so I really don't know what one would look like, if a bath could cause one or if bubble bath just irritated me and the irritation won't end. I won't rule out an STD, but I am just curious what these symptoms seem to sound like to you.
    I want to make an appointment for a check up with the doc after my period comes and goes. Should I wait 2 weeks?

    • ANSWER:
      Bubble baths can alter the pH balance of the vagina. I wouldn't be suprised if that caused a yeast infection.

      Consider calling your doctor for an appointment for a correct diagnosis. The fishy smell and yellow discharge could indicate bacterial vaginosis. It is not generally considered to be a sexually transmitted infection, but can be confused between a yeast infection or Trichomoniasis (which is an STD).

  36. QUESTION:
    worried if i have a STD?
    hi, i was in the shower the other day and i noticed that there were bumps on the outside walls of my vagina. i started freaking out and looked at it in a mirror and researched it because i thought i had gotten herpes. i even had my best friend look at it and she thinks im ok because they dont look like the usual herpes signs. after about 3 hours since the shower they went away as if they werent there. about a day after when i was wiping i felt a little itchy but its only when i wipe. it doesnt itch any other time. then i think i wiped too much cause it relieved me but then i think i wiped away my tissue is that possible? it hurt when i urinated but i think its because of my tissue. then i had sex with my guy this weekend and the next day i had a slight fishy odor since we did and yesterday when i looked at my vagina i saw that it was dry around my vagina first i think i had yeast infection then maybe vaginitis and now vaginal dryness my vagina is giving me problems please help

    • ANSWER:
      You probably have a yeast infrection, and he probably gave it to you. Men can be carriers. But got your a** to the dr. We can't diagnose you over the internet.

  37. QUESTION:
    Please help me, this is embarrassing?
    Okay so first off I'm warning you ladies that this is kind of gross.

    I lost my virginity to my boyfriend few weeks back and this recent week I've noticed that after we have sex my vagina gets this nasty fishy odor. I always go shower and wash it immediately with intimate sensitive soap, but recently the fishy smell just kinda stayed. He wore a condom most of the time (lubricated, trojan) but sometimes he didn't and he just pulled out. I'm sure I am not pregnant, if that would be the cause of anything.

    My boyfriend left 2 days ago and last time we had sex was 3 days ago. Starting yesterday I started getting itchy down there and today when I went to pee it smelled really fishy. Problem is earlier today went I went to to pee it didn't smell, just tonight, smells just like I just got done have sex. it's been itchy on and off all day.

    Could anyone tell me what this is? Some sites tell me it's a yeast infection, other's tell me it vaginal bacteriosis. I'm going to see my gyno tomorrow I'd just like to know what you ladies think.

    Thanks!
    I have a light yellow discharge in my panties, but I'm not sure if it's regular discharge or not.
    He didn't leave for any bad reason, he just left to go help out his dad, no need to worry about our relationship status, just want an idea of what I have. Thanks =)

    • ANSWER:
      It's most likely just an infection that can be treated with medication. if it is diagnosed correctly you can even get the medicine over the counter

  38. QUESTION:
    been checked for everything, am i paranoid in thinking i smell?
    i suspected i had bv so did a vaginal swab which the dr also said would check for sti's , i rang for the results today convinced it would say i had BV because of an odour ive been having 'down there' however my results came back that everything was normal. Although i was pleased its kinda annoyed me that it means theres nothing i can really do to change the smell. I do think i am being a bit paranoid as sometimes the odour isnt fishy just has a smell but sometimes does smell fishy is there anything else this can be, ive heard that not drinking a lot of water as wierd as this sounds can cause this and im really bad for not drinking enough water but i cant see it causing an odour this bad. Anyone had a similar experience? This is really affecting my relationship and confidence with my boyfriend.

    • ANSWER:
      it's perfectly normal it can be caused from the foods you eat what you drink (DR PEPPER being the worst for smell) and not drinking enough water will cause your natural scent to become extreme so drink more water if you are worried. if it continues then it could be from bacteria or a bladder infection.

  39. QUESTION:
    Ladies-I want to know if it is possible.....?
    Is it possible to have a strong vaginal odor without getting an infection? Like is it possible that the pH just got a little messed up? Im wondering because the past two times Ive had sex theres been this really strong smell, not fishy, not musky, not my normal smell. My man and I have recently started not using condoms, so can his sweat or something be causing the foul oder? I don't think its an infection. No discharge, no pain, and when ever I use the restroom it smells normal. Oh and when were intimate the fluids look like they normally do, just really smelly. Should I douche and use something like rePHresh to restore the ph? Im thinking about doing that, and following the rePHresh for the whole twelve days, and if it smells after that then Ill take a PH test. But Im not showing any other signs of infection.
    Help. :(
    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      the problem may not be you it may be him. when you are not intimate or like you say buy your self better yet in the morning but not after having sex do you smell the odor?or if you wipe do you smell it?to be cretain insert your finger inside your vagina and see if it has an odor.if not its not you.is he circumcised,some men that are not have to be very maticulous about cleaning under the foreskin because the urine and bacteria stay under the skin which causes a foul odor.if he is circumcised than he may have some kind of infection ,and you didnt notice it when her wore a condom.i would insist he wear one dauring sex until you find out what the odor is from.some men do have a salty smell to their semen but it shouldnt be foul.something doesnt sound right and without some medical attention wich i strongly advise there cant be an exact reason for this odor. good luck.

  40. QUESTION:
    I have an odd vaginal smell?
    So my vagina has an off odor... its more prominent at the end of the day (which can result from sweat) and I've been looking everywhere and the only definition of bad smell is "fishy" or "rotting meat" and I don't think its either.. I don't have any other side effects like chunky or odd colored discharge or pain.. it just smells kind of strong and tastes quite salty and I can't really identify the basic taste and smell.. but my boyfriend said it was "weird" but he'd get used to it.. shaving down there does decrease the sweat and smell and I am very clean when it comes to down there.. I'm just wondering if it can be an infection? or anything I can do to make it better? cause as long as I remember it has been like this (well ever since I started observing) help??

    • ANSWER:
      i have the same 'problem' and seemed to always be like that. even before being sexually active. some times discharge can be affected by what we eat and stuff. sorry cant really help you. i went and got a pap the other day, just waiting on results.. if they say im fine then i guess i would be considered 'normal' smelling/ tasting for me. pretty much everyone is different :)

  41. QUESTION:
    Help me please! Vaginal Discharge Dilemma!?
    I have been having heavy daily discharge for nearly 5 years (before I even started having my period).

    My only symptom is the heavy and odoured discharge. The odour is an unpleasant, fishy- like scent.

    This is not a yeast infection. I went to my OB/GYN and she did a swab to test for bacterial vaginosis. The result was negative. I was certain that this was the condition I have been experiencing... So I don't know what to do!!

    I was on birth control for three weeks for period regulation. However, I just stopped due to extreme breast enlargment as a result. My gyno thought it may help with the discharge, but it did not make a noticable difference.

    I have not been secually active, so it is not an STI/STD.
    However, I am in a relationship which is headed in the direction of intercourse, so i NEED to take care of this embarassing and uncomfortable situation. I have never utilized douches or anything of the sort, so I have no idea what could have caused such a condition at a young young age for such a prolonged period!!
    THIS IS NOT A NORMAL DISCHARGE.
    PLEASE AID ME WITH ANY INSIGHT YOU MAY HAVE!!!

    • ANSWER:
      OK. First get a different gyno. The first thing a good doctor would have done upon seeing a negative test result would have been to test for something else. And keep testing until the cause was found.
      Just keep looking. You'll find it. Then, you can fix it.

  42. QUESTION:
    Cervical bleeding? Went to the doctor and very unhappy with diagnoses?
    I have been having some bleeding/spotting after intercourse, pelvic pressure and daily menstrual cramping for a few months now so I went to the doctor this morning. I explained what was going on and she said before she even examined me that she will probably give me an antibiotic, didn't say why. She swabbed my cervix with a q-tip and that alone made it bleed so there is obviously a problem somewhere....she said so herself.

    After waiting an hour for her to look under the microscope, the nurse finally called me into her office to check out and they gave me antibiotics for bacterial vaginosis. She never said they found any bacteria and I have no symptoms of a bacterial infection...no fishy or foul odor, no abnormal discharge...nothing. The nurse said to call after the week of antibiotics if it doesn't get better. I told her I don't have any symptoms of what I am being treated for so how do I know when I am better? She basically shrugged her shoulders and said to make sure my husband and I don't have intercourse while I'm on the pills, again didn't say why. I'm not trying to put the nurse down because she seemed like the only one who knew what she was doing and they were very busy/behind schedule so I didn't want to be there any longer (I was already there for 2 hours at this point) so I left and started planning on where to get a second opinion.

    What's really weird is one of my friends is having similar problems and her doctor diagnosed her with this too and she doesn't have it! AND her sister was diagnosed with it and doesn't have it! What the heck is going on with this "quick and easy" wrong diagnoses and what is wrong with me?

    I have googled cervical bleeding and have ruled out many causes...no stds, no endometriosis (was checked a few years ago for that), no imflammation, no yeast infection, etc. I also googled bacterial vaginosis and the only link connected to bleeding says that "Vaginal bleeding due to Bacterial Vaginosis, although rare, is a disturbing symptom"?!

    I'm sorry this is so long but I can't stop worrying about it. My poor husband thinks I have cancer lol. I do have a very strong family history of cancer but I'm only 23 so I'm trying to think positive.

    Any advice/experience stories are appreciated. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      The one I can answer for sure before I suggest things is the reason they didnt' want you having sex while on the pills is becuase if it was indeed an infection (weather they proved it or not) you would be passing it to your husband, which neither of you want.
      Here is some info on cervical cancer, which I don't beleive you have: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/cervical-cancer/DS00167/DSECTION=symptoms

      Cancer is an easy option to automatically think when they can't find a diagnoses, but it often is not the case.

      You don't always have to have ALL the symptoms of something to have it. You defiantely need to get a second opinon and possibly even a third. Doctors are not always right, even though they think they are. Be agressive, do your research and request specific tests that you find information about. They will proabbly try to talk you out of them, but fight back. Unfortunately, people have to take their own care into their own hands. Doctors don't want to do the work, in most cases (not all though, there are a lot of great doctors out there!)

      Was your endo ruled out by a laproscopic surgery? If not, you probably need to go down that road becuae I suspect endometriosis.

      In the meantime, while you are waiting for another dr appointment. Start keeping a symptom journal. What you were donig when you started bleeding for feeling pain, what you had to eat just before that, how bad the pain is on a scale from 1-10, where it is located what it feels like, etc. Anything at all, even if you think it is not related. Include exercise habits.

      Good luck

  43. QUESTION:
    What does this pain mean?
    Pain in my lower abdomen. Well not really a pain more like a pressure that causes alot of discomfort. Sometimes when i urinate the pressure becomes more intense. but sometimes it doesn't.[?] I have been having a white thick vaginal discharge,but it doesn't really have an odor. definitely not a fishy smell at least. I feel occasional nausea. And sometimes the pressure feels a little like it could be gas but i feel like that feeling could just be a side affect from whatever is causing the pain.
    Im gonna go see a doctor eventually its just ive gotta get insurance stuff straitend out..just wanted to get some opinions of what it may be.

    • ANSWER:

  44. QUESTION:
    Thick discharge like vaseline, yeast infection? pregnancy?
    Problem:
    I've been having this irregular thick discharge down there that is different than my normal. It is white with a slight tint of yellow, it is very very thick but not like cottage cheese, more like vaseline but more opaque. There is no foul odor, no fishy smell, and I don't feel itchy down there or feel burning when I urinate. Overall I feel pretty normal down there except for the discharge.
    I used the Vagisil screening kit and it says I have a normal vaginal pH.

    Question:
    1. Do you think it's yeast infection? I don't have health insurance so I can't go to an ob/gyn. Should I just go ahead and try to clear it up with Monistat?

    2. I read somewhere on the net that when a woman is pregnant, she gets some thick white discharge too, is that true? I had unprotected sex with my husband about 2 weeks ago (using the pull-out method), my period is supposed to start in a few days from now, do you think the thick discharge that I'm having is caused by pregnancy?

    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      I had a yeast infection and didn't know. my Dr told me I had it during a pap. I had no itching and no burning so ys it could still be an infection.

      Also yes pregnancy can cause a discharge like that too. You could take a test using first response since it is the most sensitive and you could take it tomorrow morning with your first morning pee.

  45. QUESTION:
    HSV 2 Outbreak very painful help plz?
    ok so i am a bit confused about my having HSV 2 but I am almost about 99.9% sure i do have it, as my ex boyfriend was a positive carrier and we were together for 4yrs using and not using protection at times. I went to my GYN 2 years ago and got a positive result through blood, she retested me last year and it was negative, I am now suffering through really bad sores in my vaginal area and need help she refuses to give me valtrex because she says my last blood result is more accurate than my first one given 2 years ago. I am almost sure that this is an outbreak because it is very painful especially when urinating i can see the visible sores there are about 3 on my lower lips external 1 inside the vulva which is very painful at the entrance of my vagina and one inside near my clitoris (sorry if this is too much) the pain has been going for 3 days now along with discharge and some smelly odor but not fishy just a little smelly. it has never gotten this bad as to where i been breaking fevers for the past few days and suffering badly through severe vaginal pain and terrible headaches. i do not know what to do any advice is greatly appreciated, I tried the warm baths and it does cause a little relief for only about 20 minutes after that it becomes painful again, my GYN treated me for a yeast infection and gave me Diflucan tablets and the cream to insert vaginally but there still are no changes. I'm in so much pain, what can help me subside this pain? this is not my first outbreak either so when will this go away? I know for sure I have HSV 2 and I'm changing GYN asap but for now what are my options for the pain. i tried almost everything plz help i feel awful

    • ANSWER:
      Acyclovir is the only thing you can take to clear up an outbreak . You need to get a culture taken and tested whilst you have the lesions - this will give you a definate diagnosis . However it does sound very much like that is what it is. There isn't a lot you can do for the pain I'm afraid. Taking paracetamol will help with the pain and take your fever down . Also , take salt water baths - you may find it easier to pee in a shallow bath as well - sounds gross but it really helps. Or at least have a bottle of water you can pour over your genital area while you pee. You need rest whilst your body fights the virus - but really the only way to shorten the outbreak and heal quicker is acyclovir or 'valtrex' (same thing! ) I'd suggest seeing another dr asap so you can get some and lessen the amount of tine you are going to suffer with this outbreak for .

  46. QUESTION:
    Does this sound like a bacterial infection?
    Please, this is hard enough as it is. If you're going to be immature, hop off my question.

    Im 15, female. I have this discharge, sometimes its clear, sometimes white, sometimes light yellow.
    Usually its clear after a shower, white is during the day, and yellow is usually at the end of the day. It has a foul odor, but all the words ive seen is "fishy", and i dont think it is a fishy smell, but it IS NOT normal. I can tell. Ive looked online and im beggining to think i have BV. I went to the family doctor a few months ago saying i thought i had a yeast infection and she very quickly asked questions, took a swab of my vagina, and said she saw yeast, gave me two pills to take and monistat and said it should clear it up. She also said that i was low on some good bacteria..i dont remember the name, but it was long. I recently read online that BV is cause when good bacteria is low, allowing the bad bacteria to grow more. Causing the abnormal discharge and odor. I dont want to seem like a hypocondriac and keep showing up at the doctor, because ive been there like six times in the past few months-for various reasons.

    I live with my dad. So, its not that easy to tell him these things. Telling him to take me to the doctor for what i THOUGHT was a yeast infection was so hard and embarassing, so i think im just gonna ask him this time to take me to an gynocologist since they are experts at the female area.

    Also, after i did the monistat kit, i started my period like the next day. It just so happens that i had my appt. at the same doctor for my 2nd Guardisil vaccine a few days after i went for the infection. She gave me my shot and asked if the medicines had helped. I was on my period, but my dad was sitting in the room. So i just said Yeah, because i reallly didnt know if it had or hadnt, since i was on my period. When i got off of it, things were fine for about three days. I was THRILLED that it had gone away. Knock On Wood. :/ It came back. This time even worse. The odor was super strong, and the skin around the vaginal opening burns. Like, whenever the discharge comes out, it seems as if its irritating the skin...Ill go wipe myself and it stops burning until more discharge comes. and discharge was stinky and it constantly comes out. It comes out so much to the point that im always wearing panty liners. If this has been a bacterial infection for the whole time, would the monistat for a yeast infection make it worse? Or do you think i had a yeast infection, it went away, then i got BV.?

    • ANSWER:
      You need to see a gynecologist. There is a special test that can determine if you have BV.
      If you have BV, Monistat is not going to cure it.

      There are other conditions that may be causing your discharge to have an odor.'You could have a cervical infection (which can be effectively treated.)
      You definitely need to be seen by a gynecologist to get to the root of your problem
      There is no need to keep suffering. You can be treated effectively, but first you have to be properly diagnosed,
      Is there any signiifcant woman in your life that you could confide in?
      Otherwise, discuss this with your dad (I know this is kind of personal and difficult to do, but you really need to be treated better than you have been by the other doctors.
      Edit
      You can request that you want to speak to the gyno by yourself.
      I wish you well.

  47. QUESTION:
    Embarrassing?? TMI sorry :( ?
    Ok, this is really embarrassing (tmi...sorry) anyways, I am pregnant....but I have a couple of problems, SO PLEASE BE NICE, first I have pain during sex, like deep pain, no burning or itching, no bleeding, just pain...second, I am not sure if I have vaginal discharge or if I am leaking urine?? How do you tell which it is?? I usually wear a pad and on it - it's just a yellowish color, there is an odor, it's not fishy, but unpleasant, and a few times there is a faint smell of ammonia?? Please don't tell me to go to the doctor, cause I am already going, I just want to know if anyone has anything similar......I already feel disgusting and really embarrassed about asking this and going to the doctor....so please just be nice.....if you have any advice about what is wrong..I would appreciate it, I think it would ease me a little about going to the doctor....... :(

    Thanks in advance
    Whitney - I am not a hoe, I am married, and if you can't say anything helpful, please don't say anything at all!
    I reported Whitney too, so thanks a bunch!! And thanks to everyone for actually answering - I just don't understand why certain people have to be rude and say nasty things :(
    Especially when they don't know you....so again thanks :)

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  48. QUESTION:
    Why is my vagina so outrageous? (Please help!)?
    This is a really long question, but I have a really big problem so I would love it if any of you could help me. Preferably someone who has had similar issues, or maybe someone who is a doctor.

    Okay, I basically have every symptom you could imagine in my vagina right now and I need to know what could be causing all of this. I'm going to start from the beginning. I'm 18 years old and I've been having periods since I was 11. The first 3-4 years were completely normal. I was having periods every four weeks, and I had normal clear discharge in between.

    Sometime around 8th or 9th grade I started having yellow and sometimes brown discharge. My vagina was also very itchy and it took on a bad odor. I think I was under the impression that this was normal, so I never said anything about it. At the end of 9th grade, I started masturbating, but I'm pretty sure the discharge and itching came first so I'm not sure if the two are related or not.

    During my sophomore year my periods started becoming irregular, but only slightly, like I would miss a period now and then. No big deal. Junior year I was taking advanced classes and started getting really intensely stressed out with my workload. I developed insomnia, and I would stay up all night writing papers for school. I was averaging 30 minutes - 4 hours of sleep a night, and it was really starting to affect my health. During the worst part of it (January-February) I would have fainting spells. It was also at this time that my periods got really irregular.

    Early junior year I was having my period every 3 months, and between December and June I didn't have a period for 6 months. Then when I got it in June I bled for 6 weeks without stopping. Since then I've had periods every 2-4 months, and my periods have become stranger, like there will be large dark clumps that come out when I pee, like maybe an inch long. I saw my doctor in May but they couldn't come up with an explanation for my missing period. I'm a virgin so there is no way I could have been pregnant. The doctor gave me a pregnancy test anyways and confirmed it. I also had a ultrasound done of my uterus and they couldn't find anything. I wouldn't let the doctor do any tests inside my vagina because I wasn't comfortable with that. I've attributed the whole period situation to stress. So that is my period issue.

    I have a whole other issue with my general vaginal health, which I kind of touched on before but not completely. This is my main issue: My vagina feels very unhealthy, but I don't know what is causing this. My underwear are always soaked through with discharge, to the point where I sometimes have to change my underwear in the middle of the day. I've used panty liners but I just soak through those and it's annoying to have to change them all the time so I usually don't use them. The appearance of my discharge varies. One day it will be thick and yellow, sometimes it's just clear and really wet, and sometimes it will be brown. Usually yellow though. I don't have anything whitish or cottage cheese-like discharge which is what I have heard happens with yeast infections. My discharge also has a terrible odor. Until very recently I thought that everyone's vagina smells bad but I've done some research and have found out that it shouldn't smell at all if it's healthy. Is this true? My vagina smells a bit like vinegar, sweat, and cheese...but it's not really a fishy smell, which I've heard of people having. I can usually smell my vagina through my clothes while I'm sitting down, so it's really strong. And I always feel wet down there. The worst part is the itchiness. My vagina itches all the time, and sometimes it is really unbearable and I can't scratch it when I'm outside. When I'm alone I scratch it a lot and sometimes it hurts and burns from so much scratching. My anus also gets itchy sometimes, but it's not as bad as my vagina. All of this has become very difficult to deal with lately and I don't know what to do.

    I've recently tried using Vagisil wipes and I will feel relief for about 20 minutes and then I will be even more itchy. So that didn't work. I've never really known how I should wash my vagina. I tend to be reluctant to spend to much time cleaning that area. I'll usually swipe my sponge through, and rinse it off. Is that enough? Could all of these problems be from masturbating? I mostly just use my fingers when I do it, but sometimes I use random household objects. Could I have gotten an infection from doing this? I've suspected this to be the cause and have tried refraining from masturbating to see if things clear up but nothing has happened. I think things actually get worse. I haven't masturbated in about five weeks now, which is the longest I've gone without it and my vagina has been itching worse than ever.

    What can I do??? I haven't had health insurance for the past year, but now I'm in college and I have a really basic insurance plan through the college so I could probably s

    • ANSWER:
      Oh, this is clearly Bacterial Vaginosis. There are excellent natural cures for it - and it would be recurring until and unless you really cure this.

      Don't blow up your pocket using medication. I recommend you try the solution that my wife's friend had tried - the natural cure mentioned here:

      http://www.thebacterialvaginosis.com

      This is all you need. Don't lose heart!

  49. QUESTION:
    Is my veganism giving my vaginal discharge a strong odor?
    A little over a year ago, I became vegetarian. Once I was vegetarian, I found that when my various boyfriends performed oral sex on me (and from what I noticed myself), it had little-to-no-taste and zero smell. This is different than it was when I ate meat (when I ate meat, it was sometimes quite salty).

    Four months ago, I became vegan. Though no one has said anything to me, I have noticed that my vaginal discharge has a distinct taste and a strong, heady aroma (this does not happen unless I'm turned on and my natural lubrication is flowing. I bathe extremely regularly and it is not a problem of hygiene). It's not necessarily a bad smell, but I miss my vegetarian days when there was no smell and no taste. I'm dating someone different than I was when I was a vegetarian, so I can't ask if they notice a difference, and I'm too nervous to ask if it bothers him. I really don't understand this though...I've read numerous times that dairy products make it more bitter. Why would eliminating them from my diet make it taste worse (or at least stronger?). Does anyone have any experience with this situation? Are there any things in my vegan diet I could be eating to cause such a thing? It's not a fishy aroma, and it's not an infection (I've gone to the doctor since I've noticed it) I even tried the pineapple thing for a while, but, though I found that it actually did taste slightly more like pineapple, it was not the sweetness of pineapple that was present--rather it was the acidity.

    Also, I know that being vegan has done some things to make me generally smell and taste sweeter--my boyfriend has commented many times when we are making out that my kisses (my saliva, I suppose) "taste good"...and this is hours after I last brushed my teeth and when I haven't had anything to eat yet in the day. I just don't understand why that isn't true of everything.

    • ANSWER:
      Generally people find that the reverse is true, and consumption of dairy products can produce a "funky" odor and taste.

      Try cutting back on processed foods- chemical additives can have that effect. Also, cooked vegetables like asparagus, cauliflower or broccoli may be the culprit. Try eliminating these, or consuming them raw.

  50. QUESTION:
    HSV 2 Outbreak very painful help plz?
    ok so i am a bit confused about my having HSV 2 but I am almost about 99.9% sure i do have it, as my ex boyfriend was a positive carrier and we were together for 4yrs using and not using protection at times. I went to my GYN 2 years ago and got a positive result through blood, she retested me last year and it was negative, I am now suffering through really bad sores in my vaginal area and need help she refuses to give me valtrex because she says my last blood result is more accurate than my first one given 2 years ago. I am almost sure that this is an outbreak because it is very painful especially when urinating i can see the visible sores there are about 3 on my lower lips external 1 inside the vulva which is very painful at the entrance of my vagina and one inside near my clitoris (sorry if this is too much) the pain has been going for 3 days now along with discharge and some smelly odor but not fishy just a little smelly. it has never gotten this bad as to where i been breaking fevers for the past few days and suffering badly through severe vaginal pain and terrible headaches. i do not know what to do any advice is greatly appreciated, I tried the warm baths and it does cause a little relief for only about 20 minutes after that it becomes painful again, my GYN treated me for a yeast infection and gave me Diflucan tablets and the cream to insert vaginally but there still are no changes. I'm in so much pain, what can help me subside this pain? this is not my first outbreak either so when will this go away? I know for sure I have HSV 2 and I'm changing GYN asap but for now what are my options for the pain. i tried almost everything plz help i feel awful

    • ANSWER:
      Ibuprofen and rest until you can get to the doctor.


Causes Of Bad Vaginal Odor

Written By: admin - Nov• 05•11

Sometimes being a woman is just plain difficult! Not only do we have all the usual female issues to deal with, but occasionally, foul vaginal smells can be a problem. This is an issue which, unlike others, cannot be ignored as it is outwardly noticeable and unpleasant for those around us too.

Occasionally, this can be a one-off problem, caused by a unique set of one off circumstances. For some women though, this can be a recurrent issue. There are a number of home remedies for vaginal odor which you can try and these may be sufficient to get you feeling fresh again.

Sometimes the simplest things can be responsible for foul vaginal smells. Often so simple, that we often think that making such simple changes could not have any real effect. However, in many cases easy changes are all that is required. One cause of vaginal odor is, quite simply the clothes we wear. Tight-fitting trousers, pantyhose and synthetic panties can all contribute to a build up of foul vaginal smells by creating the ideal conditions of warmth and moisture for bacterial growth. Some women find that a few days of watching what they wear can really help-stick to loose clothing and always wear cotton panties.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Mirena causing BAD vaginal odor?
    I got my mirena put in on the 15th of July, so I guess that's approximately 2 weeks ago. Beggining this week, I started some heavy spotting, and usually my period doesn't smell bad...it just smells coppery, but now it smells just disgusting! It's very strong, I can smell it even when I'm wearing my panties and my pants! It's a very big difference from before I got this IUD. It is embarrassing to say so, but it kind of reminds me of poop...Is this normal, or should I call my doc tomorrow? I've taken bath after bath and it just comes right back...

    • ANSWER:

  2. QUESTION:
    What causes vaginal odor?
    I have been having bad vaginal discharge with odor. I dont use any condoms and I take showers daily. I tried using a douche and eves feminine wash and deoderant but it didnt work either. I just cant seem to get rid of the odor. I dont think i have a yeast infection. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Oh hun, don't douche anymore! You're pushing the infection farther up into your uterus and it can cause infertility from pelvic inflammatory disease.

      Those feminine washes and deodorant cause your pH to mess up, and leave you more susceptible to yeast infections and bacterial vaginosis. Since you have odor, it's most likely BV or an STD, which can only be cured through antibiotics prescribed by a doctor.

      Make an appointment ASAP

  3. QUESTION:
    Can garlic cause strong vaginal odor?
    My friend put WAY to much garlic in her food. After I ate it I had a BAD vaginal odor the next day. I thought it was an infection, but then the smell went away. It really freaked me out. Has anyone ever heard of this happening before?

    • ANSWER:
      Garlic has oils that are absorbed into the blood. That is why people who overload on garlic not only get garlic breath but (especially in the summer) seem to sweat garlic. That also explains why even if you brush your teeth for 10 minutes the garlic breath returns, its coming from the lungs, not the stomach.

      In your case it was probably just a combination of too much garlic and a warm summer's night.

  4. QUESTION:
    What Cause Some Women to Have Really BAD Vaginal Odor?
    This is weird but i have been around quite a few of my female co-workers and i noticed that one of them in particular has a very very strong vaginal odor. Being honest and not trying to come off rude, her private area smelled like pure garbage. My question is... how is it possible for a person to not be able to detect this and know that something is not right. I mean the smell is so strong that like when she walks passed me or even sits down you get a strong wiff of it. It's not my place to say anything, but at the same time the smell is reeking.

    Does the scent come from the internal vagina or is that from the labia??

    • ANSWER:
      bad smells in that area usually indicate an infection but the woman in question may not know this or has become immune to the smell her self she may just think its normal either that or she very rarely changes her underwear

  5. QUESTION:
    No infection, but bad vaginal odor?
    iv had a bad vaginal odor & different discharge that has been there ever since i had a yeast infection a few months ago..it scared me so i got it checked out at the gyno yesterday. she said she didnt see anything like trich,yeast, or bv. could it just be the ph balance is causing this? no itching or burning, and gyno said my cells looked normal. anyone ever expierience this? and more importantly, does anyone know what i can do (wipes, deodorants, anything) to get rid of the smell?

    thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Did the doctor notice the smell?

      It's normal to have your own scent and it will smell stronger to you than to others. Diet, water intake, exercise (sweating), illness and meds will effect the discharge and the scent.

      Different types of infections:

      Signs of yeast infections:
      White, cottage cheese-like discharge
      Swelling and pain around the vulva
      Intense itching

      Signs of bacterial vaginosis:
      A white, gray or yellowish vaginal discharge
      A fishy odor that is strongest after sex or after washing with soap
      Itching or burning
      Slight redness and swelling of the vagina or vulva

      Signs of trichomoniasis
      A watery, yellowish or greenish bubbly discharge
      An unpleasant odor
      Pain and itching when urinating
      Most apparent after your period

  6. QUESTION:
    Grown Women Only Pls - Fear of having bad vaginal odor??
    I have a fear of having a bad vaginal odor that other people can smell while being around me. I am healthy and have the normal infections like every other woman on the plant but always get them treated. I want to know if anyone has ever been around someone who you could smell their vagina just by being close to them. I need to know if this is a justified fear or if I am just paranoid. It is causing me a lot of stress and it is really hard to be in a social situation w/out being self conscious... Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      actually, i used to have a friend that had a serious vaginal odor problem. every time she sat next to me, i could smell her...i could also sometimes smell it when she walked past by me. if you want to know if you smell, just ask someone that will take you seriously and wont laugh at this embarrassing question :)

  7. QUESTION:
    Constant Vaginal discharge+Bad Odor+Burning+Wounds?
    This started a month or so ago - thought it was normal, not so much now.

    During the day, I have a constant vaginal discharge that creates some sort of mucus layer all over my vagina, including where I pee from and sometimes the anus.
    Everytime I go to the bathroom, when I clean, the toilet paper ends up having little yellowy clumps, just like the rest of my vagina and the pubic hair, I have to wash it afterwards and that doesn't last long.

    Like it says in the title, the discharge has a bad odor, and also I have a burning sensation all over - including small wounds everyonce in a while that cause some very minor bleeds.

    I've been asking my mother to take me to the Gyn, but she won't do it yet - which is why I have to ask here.

    The wounds have been going on for a longer time than the discharge, they are formed right in between my legs and vagina like slashes or like little burning circles anywhere else.

    I do not have multiple sex partners, I've only been with one person and he has only been with me.
    I keep myself clean - I used to use soap down there but stopped, it hasn't changed anything.

    Any suggestions ?

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like a really bad yeast infection. Read this description of a yeast infection:

      "classic symptoms of yeast infections include vulvar itching, redness, and irritation. If your urinary opening is inflamed, you may have to urinate somewhat more frequently than usual, and urination may be uncomfortable. If your infection is severe, your vulva may swell and fine breaks, called fissures, may appear. Your vaginal discharge will become thicker, whiter, and curd-like (similar to cottage cheese in texture and appearance)."

      It sounds to me like you're getting the thicker vaginal discharge, and the slashes sound like the fine breaks/fissures.

      You should really, really go to a gyno. If that's really not possible (money, insurance, time, etc.), there are over-the-counter treatments for yeast infections available at any drugstore, but your first time with a yeast infection you should really be diagnosed by a doctor.

      And just so you don't get scared, yeast infections aren't STD's, and they aren't specifically caused by having sex (although that can set one off). They're also completely curable.

      P.S. If your mom won't take you, there's always Planned Parenthood or other free clinics.

  8. QUESTION:
    Vaginal Discharge & Odor?
    Okay so i'm 15 years old, i've never had sex or anything. I've recieved oral sex before & I've been fingered but I've never actually had intercourse. I've had a really bad vaginal odor since I was about eleven & I went to the emergency room about 3 months ago because of a really really bad pain in my stomach & lower back. I told them of my symptoms which were discharge, odor, & the pain. They diagnosed me with bacterial vaginosis on the spot. They gave me antibiotics & it stopped the discharge & the odor. I had to take the pills for a week & the odor had stopped until about a week after I had stopped taking the pills. I went to my normal doctor about a month later & she told me that BV isn't painful & that the doctor at the ER was supposed to give me a couple of tests before he diagnosed me. So she asked me if I ever had sexual intercourse & I said no & she made me lay down & all she did was feel around my vagina & get a cultural exam from a q-tip she had used. She came back & told me she found nothing wrong, and that it's usual for girls to have odor & discharge. So I left with no medication, no nothing. The thing is though that the discharge is really heavy & it's like a liquidy brown. It stinks REALLY bad & the odor is REALLY embarassing. I feel like it has to be something wrong down there for me to have discharge everyday no matter what time of the month & I feel like the odor is just not normal. It is really heavy, not like a fishy smell but with a really strong nasty smelling scent that's kinda difficult to describe. Also, I'm a softball player & I have really big thighs that rub together when I walk which I know might cause somewhat of a small odor. I don't usually itch down there & i take two showers a day. My diet is pretty bad though but I get enough protein, meats, etc. So what I'm asking is if this is really normal or should I see a different doctor? I really want to get rid of the discharge & odor. Does it seem like the symptoms are some type of infection? Thanks for answering & reading.

    • ANSWER:
      There are things that you can do to help yourself. You can eat yogurt with live active cultures in it. This is good bacteria that will help balance your ph.

      A few additional tips:

      -Wipe front to back
      -Wear cotton underwear
      -Don't sleep with underwear at night. Perhaps just loose shorts.
      -Don't use over the counter conventional douches no matter how pretty the packaging. Instead take a bath with 1 1/2 cups of apple cider vinegar if you really feel unclean. Be sure to eat yogurt afterwards.
      -Don't use vaginal lotions, perfumes or creams.
      -Use a gentle but very intense cleanser called Dr. Bronner Peppermint 18-in-1 Pure-Castile Soap. You'll never feel more clean.
      -Change your pad/tampon every 6 hours and use a no rinse perineal spray. You should use this every time you come out of the bathroom but especially during your period.

  9. QUESTION:
    Vaginal odor/wash, help?
    In the past week I have noticed I have a bad odor down there, what can I do to help get rid of it or at least help a little? Anything I can get at a drug store? Also what can cause this? Can't say this has ever really happened before. Can a guy going in you cause a bad odor?

    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Persistent, foul odor usually indicates a deeper problem. You can do what you want to cover it up, like using a wash, but if you don't find the source of the odor in the first place, it's like putting a Band Aid on a gunshot wound. Not going to help.

      A guy "going in you" (I assume you mean ejaculating inside you) does not cause a foul odor. However, a guy ejaculating in you usually means that there isn't a condom present, and that can result in an infection (either STD or otherwise). THAT can cause an odor. STD's that can cause odor include chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomoniasis. Other infections (that aren't necessarily sexually transmitted) that can cause odor are: candida (yeast infections), bacterial vaginosis, vaginitis, and pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).

      Any odor that persists despite routine hygiene and/OR is accompanied by discharge or itching needs to be evaluated by your gynecologist (even if no abnormal discharge or itching it present, an exam is a prudent option).

      Lastly, do NOT use any type of douche. These things should be taken off the market. They are of NO benefit to vaginal health, and actually can cause or exacerbate problems. Your vagina is self-cleaning, it does not need to be washed out by any homeade or commercially produced product. Douching interrupts the normal vaginal flora (meaning, the healthy bacteria that is supposed to be there) and can actually CAUSE infections.

      I'm not saying it's bad to use a product, like a feminine wash, to help with odor in the short term. Just a) don't use a douche, and b) know that it is a temporary fix.

  10. QUESTION:
    Stronger vaginal odor during ovulation?
    I'm expecting ovulation any day now and I noticed yesterday I had a very strong vaginal smell. It isn't a bad smell and all my discharge has been clear. the smell reminds me of the slight odor you get right before intercourse. It's not fishy (like it would be if you were dirty or had some sort of infection) but the only way I can describe the smell is "earthy". Hopefully someone knows what I mean.

    Would this stronger vaginal odor be caused by ovulation?

    • ANSWER:
      Best signs of ovulaions are egg white type stretchy discharge. There is no better indication than that. I have not heard of odour. During pregnancy, because a woman's sense of smell is stronger, she can definitely smell her discharge, and it is not bad smelling as u describe.
      Anyways, as long as your discharge does not have a bad smell to it you have nothing to worry about.

  11. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of vaginal odor?
    I've noticed that my vagina has a very strong, very gross odor. It's been like this for as long as I can remember, and I don't have any considerable amount of discharge, and the little that I do isn't discolored, or having a strange consistency. I've also noticed that when I masturbate, the odor becomes stronger.

    I know the main symptoms of yeast infections are a strong odor, and yellow or green discharge. I don't have any itching or anything, so I'm pretty sure it's not a yeast infection. Also, I've heard that douching can cause odors to be worse, because it disturbs the natural bacteria.

    Is there any way that I can get rid of the foul odor without douching?
    How exactly should one wash there? I usually just use mild soap, warm water and a wash cloth.

    • ANSWER:
      you may have bacterial vaginosis.
      it's quite a common infection 1/10 women will get it some point in their lives.
      its a smelly (fishy, musty) infection that doesn't itch.
      it's caused by a change in the balance of bacteria in the vagina caused by: a change in sexual partner, strong washing powders, shower gels, douching etc
      it's also more likely to develop in women who have an iud (like me)
      it doesn't mean you're dirty, in fact its more likely to develop in women who clean down there more regularly.
      it clears up after a short dose of antibiotics given to you by your doctor, nurse, sexual health nurse.
      in some cases it will clear up by itself.
      washing it with gels etc will actually make it worse, you should just use water.
      it's not a sexully transmitted infection so no one else will have to be treated.

  12. QUESTION:
    Help! Strong vaginal odor?
    I've been experiencing a strange vaginal odor that I, and others around me can smell. I've been to the gynecologist on numerous occasions and have repeatedly tested negative for any infections including bacterial vaginosis. There was only one occasion she mentioned she saw signs of slight inflammation. I took corticosteroid suppositories which didn't help the odor but cleared up the inflammation. I'm not sexually active although I've also been checked for STD's just to be sure that it couldn't by chance be an STD. The vaginal odor isn't accompanied by any other strange symptoms except for possibly a discharge that stains my underwear yellow even after I wash it in hot soap water and bleach on the sanitary cycle. I've been told everything including my vaginal discharge is normal. I'm very well educated on vaginal health and follow all of the rules. I've made dietary changes, eat really healthy, the whole nine.

    My gynecologist was basically ready to refer me to a psychologist because she thought this odor is in my head which it's not. She started talking about how some people have a psychological disorder that causes them to think that they smell when they don't. She was basically insinuating that I was experiencing the same thing which almost caused me to break down in tears. I'm sure if she was in my shoes she wouldn't have said that, and she would have been more understanding :( .

    The odor is a vaginal odor. However when I discharge, my discharge doesn't have much of an odor to it. Another strange characteristic of the odor is it kind of "stays in the air." Sometimes I will leave my room or whatever room I'm in and come back, and I'll notice that the room I was in just minutes ago smells.

    The only time I get a break from the odor is when I take a probiotic like Fem-Dophilus or RepHresh Pro-B. The odor gets worse when I'm menstruating. When I'm menstruating the odor gets more metallic, I don't use tampons because tampons tend to make the odor smell more fishy and intensifies it. The odor varies from time to time. The odors smells are like :a "wet dog", "stinky feet", "musty", like "butt" or "feces", and "sweaty." Keep in mind this is just a vaginal odor, not a body odor.

    The dietary changes I've made helps a lot. Eating anything with caffeine and sugar really makes it worse.

    Now I'm wondering if I have TMAU or is it something else like a really bad bacterial imbalance.

    I'd really appreciate any advice or recommendations from anyone. Like what I should do, what kind of doctor should I see, could I possibly have TMAU ...?
    I'm sure I do have a heightened sense of smell now because I'm so paranoid about the way I smell. But, other than that the situation still is the same regardless of whether I have a heightened sense of smell or not.

    • ANSWER:
      Go see another doctor.

  13. QUESTION:
    How does bad vaginal bacterial keep coming back?
    Ok, Me and my girlfriend having this problem for ...I'd say awhile...a few months.Whenever we get intimate , there is always a bad odor and white-clumpy discharge. (she has no std's , neither do i). Doctors has proclaimed UTI,yeast infection, bacterial infection, w/e..and they have treated her w/ anti-biotics each and every time. Whenever we believe its gone, It comes back...My first priority is to be very clean down there always...It just seems like the doctors treatment never works, and we can't seem to figure out what it is...This causes arguments between us , because I'm never sure if its just a simple way of keeping it clean...So i ask...WHY DOES THIS KEEP HAPPENING?

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  14. QUESTION:
    Whats causing the vaginal odor?
    Okay so I had my period about two weeks ago and everything was normal and went normal but ever since I was off of it I slowly started to notice an abnormal odor. I've only had sex with the same person for the last 2 1/2 years so I'm not concerned about STDs or anything like that but it seems to be getting worse. I'm going to be setting up an appointment with my doctor tomorrow but I was kinda of hoping I could get a heads up as to what it might be. I really only noticed the smell at first when i had intercourse but since then I've been able to smell it other times now and after intercourse there was brown discharge but other than that it has been clear. Any thoughts on what it could be or what I should do until I can get into the doctor?

    • ANSWER:
      If you are going to the Doctor tomorrow, then tell the Doctor everything. No one can tell you what it is over the internet. Sorry.

  15. QUESTION:
    What causes urine/vaginal smell?
    Lately I've been having a non welcome odor around me. It changes one day its fishy, another its urine etc... My urine is like a dark yellow, will this cause odor? I've also been having a heavy discharge lately, its more like a watery discharge and when it drys its turns yellow with a smell. I got pain one morning in my lower hip area, right area over vaginal I went to doctors about this and took the urine test I'll be calling in tomorrow about it. Was also put on medication that suppose to help but has made it a bit worse. So how do I get rid of the odor? People are noticing at school. :( ALSO! never had intercourse

    • ANSWER:
      just take it easy, change your diet,, eat a lot more of fruit, yes apricots, apples oranges, grapes and you need to stop the pop,, start getting those 8 glasses of water in you, if you do not follow my doctors orders next is your pee will become the burning feelings,, that means it hurts when you tinkle,, answer to that is to drink a glass a day of cranberry juices,,,,, do this, you will be much happier that should clear up your vagina odors and get used to this god created you ladies this way,, go bye those special clean whipes,, that are on tv for itching,, ps us guys smell no better lol and bye the way no one is going around sniffing your undees

  16. QUESTION:
    How to treat my vaginal odor...?
    Im 15 and have had vaginal odor as long as I can remember. Im pretty sure its always had a more faint smell, but the past few months the odor has gotten worse. Its a very rotten fish type of smell. I dont know the cause of the odor, and Im pretty sure it has nothing to do with uncleanliness, because it still has this smell even after I wash the area.

    Im just kind of guessing that I probably have some kind of infection. Thats probably pretty likely because I heard that you can get vaginal infections from keeping tampons in too long, and I always end up keeping them in sometimes hours over the maximum time they are supposed to be in. Ive stopped keeping them in too long thinking that it might make the 'infection' go away, but it hasnt.

    Does it sound like I have an infection? And what should I do?

    **And for the record Im not sexually active

    • ANSWER:
      Well of course there is always some sort of chance it could be an infection, and it wouldn't hurt to go to a doctor anyway just to be safe. You don't want anything to get "worse" especially in that area. XD But I know what you mean about "odor." Sometimes, that just happens due to just the basic secretions they make in order to clean itself. It also depends were you are in your cycle during the month. If it makes you uncomfotable, here are a few tips that you could try. And of course, some you shouldn't.

      ****THE DO'S***

      1. Wear panty liners. Just so any secretions that may come out don't get on your undies, because if they do, you're stuck with that smell all day. Also, be sure to change the liners as needed, so keep a few extra with you just in case.

      2. Try showering everyday. Was the area as best you can with a gentle soap. And DON'T get the soap inside the actual opening. It's possible the chemicals could cause irritation, and as a defense mechanism, your vagina could produce more secretions, and this might just make your efforts pointless.

      3. Maybe it's something you ate? No worries, often, a diet rich in red meat, or things like "garlic" and other strong foods effect your general body odor anyway, including sweat, and....feminine odors. So if you eat strong foods like that often, showering often, and eating lots of fruit like pineapple or strawberries, will help neutralize these odors. Also, drink plenty of water

      4. Try cotton undies. Sometimes all you need is some "fresh air." Haha, anyway, cotton will breath better than synthetic materials.

      ****THE DON'TS****
      1. Don't douche! Some products can cause irritation, and they kill natural bacteria that the vagina needs in order to fight off OTHER harmful bacteria. In this case, your chances of infection are higher.....which can cause even worse odor.

      2. Along with douching, I don't recomend perfumes, lotions, or any other products that contain lots of chemicals and scents. Overall, they can cause irritation and just mess up the overall pH of everything.

      Well good luck! If the odor is really THAt bad, i suggest talking to a doctor in case it's something more serious. Well, whether it's bad or not, you should go anyway just to get checked out anyway.

  17. QUESTION:
    What could be causing me to have vaginal odor and bleeding?
    okay so heres the deal..
    i have been having very short period for the last few months..only 3 days and very light. but ive always had 7 day long periods and heavy to light at the end. but i figured the period was changing cuz number one i just had a baby almost 6 months ago. and number 2 ive started new birth control. so i thought it was one of those 2 things changing my period length and heaviness. anyway..... i got my period last weekend right on schedule.3 days and it was gone. the day it finished i felt like i was getting a yeast infection..itchiness and some discharge. ugh. that lasted about 2 days. the itchiness and disharge tapered off into nothing and that happened the day b4 yesterday. and then yesterday i started bleeding! like i was getting my period. but it was not brown blood and light like it usually is. it was red blood and it was heavier than when i get my period. and i also got sort of an odor down there too now. i dont know what is going on can anyone help me? i know thats alot of info.. just wanted to add as much as i could so maybe someone can help me with this. im worried i could have an infection or something bad!

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  18. QUESTION:
    Vaginal odor?
    My vagina smells like cat food. I have been to 3 different doctors and had tests done and they said I am perfectly healthy and clean of disease. It is so bad it caused my last relationship to end. What should I do? I also have a lot of discharge. It's gross.
    I am 22 years old

    • ANSWER:
      Don't use any products..I think the person above who said that there might be infection is right. What does the discharge look like? and maybe you should research about this. And if the guy leaves you because of your odor, then he sucks.

  19. QUESTION:
    Vaginal odor question?
    I can't believe that I'm asking this as it's really embarrassing. But my boyfriend says that I've got vaginal odor that's unpleasant. He makes out like I have terrible hygiene and don't care about it, but that's just not true! I wash the area with unscented, mild soap every time I get in the shower. I have treated repeatedly for BV and yeast infection thinking that might be the problem. I drink a ton of water everyday. I eat a lot of yogurt. I don't douche (never have, never will...or cleanse up in the vagina), and I don't have any std's. I wipe from front to back. I don't wear a lot of tight clothes. I do shave the area, but I shouldn't think that would cause a huge problem. Still, my boyfriend complains about the odor, and he acts like I'm ignorant to female problems. I'm not ignorant to the problem, but I also don't know what to do anymore. A part of me thinks he's just not fond of the way I personally smell, especially since I don't think it smells particularly bad. I have had a few infections in my life, but they're not chronic. Could it be that's just the way I smell? Could it be the lubricant we use? I'm just at a loss here!

    • ANSWER:
      Seems you're doing everything right. And you know what to or not do.
      No, never douche. It'll upset the vaginal ph level. (Vaginas are 'self cleaning' ovens if you've not heard that term before..lol)

      Tell him it's normal and if he doesn't like it, then tell him to get lost. He's not worth the trouble if he doesn't understand a woman's body. Sorry, but true.

      Ask him if he's brushing his tongue and flossing!! That can affect smelling!!

  20. QUESTION:
    IS THIS VAGINAL ODOR?
    I smell bad when I come out of the shower and at school i smell like fish and when i put soap with water on it on my but but it burns but smells a little less....is it vaginal odor ? how can i rid myself of it????and can a male get it????cause i'm male

    • ANSWER:
      No, you don't have a vagina, so you can't have "vaginal odor". You might smell like a rotten vagina, but it is clearly not the source of your fishy smell. Are you taking fish pills or Omega pills or something? You need to drink more water and eat more raw foods or something. Perhaps your diet is affecting your body odor.

  21. QUESTION:
    Vaginal Odor and irritation?
    Okay,

    So not long ago I was dating a guy who I found out was a little more sexually active than I had been led to believe, so I went to the Doctors and had my 1st ever paps-mere done and also insisted on being tested for STDs. To my relief, all STD results came back negative. But my Pap came back bad and I had to go to a professional. Turned out I had a condition called Displasia which is something that causes HPV (not 100% understanding of it all) and after a horrible experience with the probing and removal of the "issue" and a biopsy, I was left bleeding for well over 2 months! Talk about a horrible experience. Of course during this month, I had experienced some more potent than normal odors which I assumed was due to the surgical laser-based biopsy and removal of the displacement. Well the healing has finally passed I believe because the bleeding had ceased. Unfortunately, I started getting a mild itchy-like irritation that happens only at certain random times and have been releasing a thicker, whiter fluid for my vagina that puts off a very unpleasant odor.

    I wasn't sure if this was due to my surgery or if was a bacterial infection like yeast infection... I bought the over the counter Monistat Kit and haven't used it cause I am not sure if this is the appropriate situation for it or maybe I should go back to the doctor who performed my surgery. I used to have no odor or problems til after my surgery. But its been bout 4 or 5 months since my surgery. Should I get retested for STDs?? Should I go back to my doctor? Should I take the monistat pill 1st?? What do you think it is and what do you think I should do?

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  22. QUESTION:
    yeast infection/vaginal health?
    do yeast infections cause bad odors down there? for about a year i've had discharge and for the past couple of months i've had a really disgusting smell everytime i urinate so bad to the point that i only use the restroom at my house..i figured a yeast infection would go away on it's on.
    i've waited this long to go to the doctor because i'm not sexually active and i'm scared it may be something serious.

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  23. QUESTION:
    Foul vaginal odor sometimes?
    I have had yearly pap smears since I was 18, I'm 22 now. All of em were normal results. I have always had a bad smell from down there at certain times of the month. (I am on birth control pills).
    I have no itching, odd discharge, or anything. I have mentioned a slight yellow discharge and the smell to my doc. and he said its normal and the pap came out normal. He said sometime b/c pills can cause the discharge, so that is normal.

    It seems when I wear a panty liner, I dont notice any smell. When I do not use a panty liner, the smell is there, to me anyway, its bad...when spread my legs like when i'm sitting, it just smells discusting. Again, with a panty liner no smell.

    How do i get rid of the smell. I know I sweat real bad down there, I am a bit overweight. It is very embarassing and I woud like real suggestions from other women who have this problem.
    I do try and shave often. Sometimes there still is a bit of hair there.
    I wash everyday. I have noticed that I dont smell it as much or at all when i wear cotten panties.

    • ANSWER:
      just clean every day, and i know wearing a panty liner sucks but it's much better than smelling, oh and there some powders you can use that help too, you will just have to shop around for the one that is the best for you, (vagasil fem powders and stuff like that)........shhhh i have the same problem

  24. QUESTION:
    I dont have an infection but i have vaginal odor please help?
    okay i dont have an infection because i went to the ob and they checked me and they found nothing but i alway sweat so easily down there and i smell myself after 20 minutes of getting out the shower. i dont know why i sweat so bad and why i always get odors so easy. its so embarassing. i would walk past my husband and he would say what is that smell . that makes me want to drop dead. everytime i get out the shower i try to keep my legs from rubbing close together so it dosent cause me to sweat down there but it dosent work. anyone have or had this problem and know what to do i use summers eve that supposedly prevents odors but it dosent works for me

    • ANSWER:
      Perspiration or secreted or excreted fluid may create an odor when in contact with bacteria on your skin. Use antibacterial wipes or wash this area with soap and water if you detect an odor. Some odors are related to vaginal infections. If you have a discolored discharge or any itching or burning associated with this odor, see your doctor.

      Good luck, Your BEINGgirl Experts

  25. QUESTION:
    vaginal odor for me and urinary problems for him?
    i have never in my life had a foul smell to my genital area...but recently i have developed one. my husband is complaining of urinary problems he thinks he may have a kidney stone or something but has yet to go to a doctor. when i was pregnant my doctor told me when i had a urinary tract infection that i could spread it through sex. could my husband have given me something that has made my vagina smell bad? or is it something else? i have NO health insurance at the Moment. but i will be getting some in the next month or two so going to the gyno is not an option right now. but i have to get rid of this odor. its such an offensive odor and it makes me feel horrible about myself. i dont itch at all or burn or have problems going potty but my husband is pissed about the smell and it has caused huge problems in our relationship so i have to take care of it. if there is a cheap home remedy for getting rid of the smell that would be great! any help would be much appreciated. thank you!
    he has on occasion taken viagra im not sure why he does that but he does sometimes and he has been trying to get healthy and weight lifting so he may be taking protien or vitamins

    • ANSWER:
      Douche. Not once but twice.

      If you still 'smell' down there then you should be very concerned and go to a clinic insured or not.

      I have had female friends report when their male partners do not 'pull out' their semen makes then smell bad down there days after.

  26. QUESTION:
    Personal question regarding vaginal odour?
    For as long as I can remember I've always had bad odour down there but the last few months its been really bad and embarassing. I've been to the doctor over and over and he said it looks to be fine down there and said to make sure I'm practicing good hygine, which i am of course like duh.he gave me some cream and stuff to try anyway and it worked while i was using it but then came back. so i dont know what to do know matter how many times i shower , as soon as i step out of the shower the terrible odour is still there and i recently got into a new relationship and this is making me parenoid around him cause it is really bad.
    Any ladies here ever experienced anything like this?
    please only serious responses please.

    • ANSWER:
      iv only ever experianced this when my diet has been bad for a few days,not sure what your diet is like but it has a lot to do with it,make sure you eat lots of healthy food and plenty of water.and try female soaps for in that area!
      goodluck!x

  27. QUESTION:
    What can cause a vaginal pH to rise?
    I have a doctor's appointment Tuesday morning, but am becoming increasingly concerned about my symptoms. I have some symptoms of bacterial vaginosis: heavy, yellowish discharge with a bad odor (I've also had this before). I used a Vagisil screening kit to determine that my vaginal pH was over 7, and called for an appointment with my doctor.

    I am fairly certain I have BV, but I'm extremely worried, as some of the research I've done online suggests an STD. I have a faithful monogamus partner of 2 years and therefore it seems impossible, but the last thing I want to do is brush aside a serious issue and put my partner at risk.

    Are there any STDs that can cause the vaginal pH to rise? Advice and nurse/doctor opinions greatly appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      let them check you for std's just to be safe, but it is probably just bv. bv is the most common vaginal infection and is very likely to recur even with treatment, so dont get discouraged if you get it again. some women just dont have enough lactobacilli to keep the ph normal and there is little to do about it. it is not an std but you can get it from having alot of sex and many other ways, I am sure you have read all the risk factors for bv in your research. there is a new product available called rephresh that helps maintain the vaginal ph and prevent bv.

  28. QUESTION:
    vaginal odor help please?
    funny story.
    i was having sex with my boy, and in foreplay we usually use ky gel cause he's the least graceful lover in the world.
    so, he supposedly used it.
    we were in the dark...and..he used my lipgloss.

    so now a day later my vjj smells HORRIBLE. i've tried bathing yet it still smells really, really bad. how do i get rid of this? ;___;
    it was fine right before the sex, btw
    and we're both STD clear

    • ANSWER:
      It sure isn't being caused by lip gloss. There are few foods that will cause vaginal odor, onions and garlic are some examples.

      Another possibility is a yeast infection.

      If you get other symptoms, or it doesn't go away- see a gynecologist

      **EDIT**
      Yeast infections are not an STD. Yeast infections or fungal growths usually develop in a moist environment, such as the vagina. It has has a smell, although not usually unpleasant. It is a common problem for many woman.

      All I can tell you if it is not a yeast infection is, lay off eating many smelly foods. Lip gloss is not going to leave a lingering odor, especially if you washed it all off. Start eating more pineapple, he will thank you.

      Also, you did not specify if you guys did more than foreplay, and if so was it protected or unprotected? Sex has a smell too, not always flowers.

  29. QUESTION:
    foul vaginal odor...help?
    First i want to ask people to not be rude.
    I wash GOOD, i make sure i do. And after a shower its okay for the first couple hours, but then there's always a bad smell, sometimes I can still smell it even with my pants on. It scares me a little and its causing a problem with me and my fiance because i don't want to have sex.
    I'm having alot of discharge and im on the birth control pill yaz.
    Theres no itching or burning, no rashes.
    Does anyone have any idea whats causing this, or what i could do about it?

    • ANSWER:
      Could be Bacterial Vaganoisis. I had it once, and it was very odd and strongggg smelling. Look it up! I had no other symptoms but the smell, I had to go to the gyno to get medicine for it and after I did it never came back!

      Good Luck!

  30. QUESTION:
    How do I discuss my girlfriend's vaginal odor?
    This isn't a joke. I have been with my girlfriend for 2 years, and she has always had a somewhat to intense odor that can keep me from staying aroused or climaxing during sex. This has greatly affected our sex life.

    I have been with more partners than I care to declare here, and I have never encountered a sustained odor like this. At it's worst is smells like used kitty litter, that ammonia type smell. She never douches, which I have read is almost always more harmful than helpful. I don't think either of us have an STD that would cause this, and there is no weird discharge other than normal girl cum or whatever.

    Am I just being a wimp about this or what? Do we have mismatching body chemistry? I have read that smell is a big factor in attraction. She is physically stunning, so this is a pretty shitty situation for me.

    • ANSWER:
      Your body can develop odors from the foods that you eat. Breastfeeding mothers are told not to eat foods such as broccoli because it changes the taste of their milk making baby not eat.

      The link below has some suggestions of foods to eat to prevent vaginal odors. I know this sounds silly or crazy, but it's real and true.

      If you don't want to be out right with her by telling her that her smell turns you off, you could start changing both of your eating habits to include some of the suggested and see what the result is for you.

      Depending upon how you two communicate, she could be offended or grateful for a straight up conversation about it. But either way, if it is affecting you enough to post a question, I would do what you feel is best for your relationship to overcome this obstacle in the way that suits you both best.

      Good luck!

  31. QUESTION:
    Alright, this is a really embarrassing question for me, but why does my vagina smell this way?
    It's not "fishy" or anything. It smells like a cross between sweat and used coffee grounds. There's no discharge, except what's normal.
    I'm not sexually active, so it can't be an STD.
    I don't wear tight clothes and I only wear cotton underwear, so it can't be a lack of "breathing" down there.
    I bathe every day, so it's not lack of hygiene.
    I work out pretty intensely every day, and I try to remember to drink water (I don't know if it's enough, but I drink a lot of it, I think).
    I'm taking an ADHD medication called Vyvanse that gives me a dry mouth and makes me sweat more - does Vyvanse cause vaginal odor? It seems to get worse when I take Vyvanse, but I don't know for sure.
    Thank you!
    Hassan: Yes, they do. I do.
    It smells bad to me

    • ANSWER:
      Check WEB MD for your symptoms and PRESCRIPTION DRUGS for side effects of medication. it could be something simple like exercising alot, because you're pushing toxins from your body, try taking/using anti-oxidants to help rid your body of impurities.

  32. QUESTION:
    i have really bad and thick white discharge with barely any odor, what could it be?
    Recently i have been getting really bad discharge to the point it feels like i have wet myself. I am only 17 and im not sexually active. I do not want to go to a doctor as i feel i might just be freaking out over nothing, but i just want to check. I have masturbated from time to time, i never stick anything up there so as far as im aware my hymen is still intact. The only other thing i can think of that ive been doing differently recently is going for baths as opposed to a shower, does this make a difference if any chemical soaps are getting in areas they shouldn't be? I often use a vaginal soap every time im in a bath/shower specifically to clean down there as i was told that normal chemical soap can cause an oder below, but im not sure if that is correct and if the vaginal cleanser is what is actually causing the discharge. The discharge has a slight odor but not much, its just very thick and like having my period only it is a white/creamy colour. Any answers are appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      female ejaculation, its nothing to worry about.

      sounds like the stuff you have is, discharge either before or after your period.

  33. QUESTION:
    Vaginal infection 3 times this year NEED HELP?
    Ive been to the gyno twice this year first time cause i had bad odor and alot of discharge and itchness down below. I took anti biotics the first time for ten days and was doing fine ...then it return again ...second time i went back she prescribed them again adn i was fine then again it came back not it smells downt here even when i sweat i can smell it ... im so tired of it and its gross..i know.i know its not an std cause ive only had one partner and been tested. I think my partner might have it and keeps giving it to me?? im not to sure ,has anypne has this similar problem. and when i have sex it smells too ... i just want it to go away
    everyday my underwear is wet at the end of the day and has an odor : ( i just hate this help anyone

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  34. QUESTION:
    What is causing my vaginal irritation and spotting?
    The irritation seems to get worse thru out the day. In the morning barely noticed and by night time extremely aggravating. The irritation feels like it right around the opening of the vagina. I don't have any weird discharge or odor. Please help!!
    No I haven't changed anything. Was suppose to go to doctor today to find out whats going on but I've started and they can't see me.

    • ANSWER:
      Have you changed anything in your soap/body wash routine? You could be allergic to an ingredient in a new product.

  35. QUESTION:
    Vaginal Disharge & now Foul Oder??
    Since I was young before I started my period I started to experience vaginal discharge. Never thought anything of it just thought it was normal. I became pregnant and hoped it would go away. During pregnancy my ob/gyn said I had a yeast infection so I thought maybe it would go away after treating it. It was still there. So then I tought maybe the dischare would go away after birth. It seemed to just get worst. It started to turn to a white yellowish color with a foul kinda fishy odor. I got an IUD inserted & my dr. never said anything so I thought it was normal.

    Im starting to get very uncomfortable with my self and imbaressed cause the odor is so bad. I shower & clean myself regularly. Any idea's on what could be causing this problem??

    I have also heard that if your sexually active during a yeast infection to tell your dr. cause the male carries the yeast infection so he needs medicine as well. Is this true??
    I no longer have health insurance & cant afford to pay to see the dr. Any helpful idea's on what I should do??

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately most women will at some stage in their life have an Candida/yeast infection, and occasionally our partner may pick up the infection, and will need to be treated too.

      A course of antibiotics, pregnancy, diabetes, chemotherapy immune disorders and a few other prescription drugs can cause or increase the chances of developing an infection. Hence persistent yeast infections need to reassessed to see if you have no underlying conditions.

      You can buy some good over the counter treatments such as Monistat1,2 & 3 day treatment and Gynazole1 day treatment which is topical treatments, and then there is a oral prep such as Diflucan which you may need a prescription.

      If you ask you pharmacist he/she will tell you which are the better ones to use.

      As I said if the infection clears up and then comes back you need to have a reassessment for underlying conditions.

  36. QUESTION:
    How to stop foul odor?
    I've had white lotiony discharge for about 2 years now.

    It increased for a while and, and then decreased.

    Currently, it is sometimes white (and gets yellow by the end of the day sometimes), and most of the time it is clear and watery. I'm worried, because now the odor has gotten worse. I can just be sitting down, and smell it.
    I've been to the doctors a lot, they said it was normal. I was recently tested for diseases, and have none.

    The odor just started maybe a week or 2 ago. I haven't been sexually active for a while, so it can't be that.

    I do masturbate, so could that be a cause?

    Is the foul odor a bad sign? Is there any way that I can stop the odor?

    And is it not safe to have oral sex because of my discharge (assuming the odor will stop)?

    I use vaginal spray (i think it's called fds). Could that be a factor?

    • ANSWER:
      Masturbating is not a cause, but the vaginal spray might be. A lot of women are irritated by vaginal sprays and the only signs are the odor. Since you have tested negative for everything, I would suggest you either douche and see what happens (don't do this often), or get a yeast infection kit and see what happens. It could also just be your natural odor. Not long ago, I had a really foul odor and I used a yeast infection treatment kit and I'm back to normal. You say you've had this problem about 2 years so it's possible that's just your natural scent.

  37. QUESTION:
    PLEASE HELP.... vaginal irritation with spotting. What causes this?
    The irritation seems to get worse thru out the day. In the morning barely noticed and by night time extremely aggravating. The irritation feels like it right around the opening of the vagina. I don't have any weird discharge or odor and I heaven't changed anything such as soap or female products. Please help!!

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  38. QUESTION:
    Is my veganism giving my vaginal discharge a strong odor?
    A little over a year ago, I became vegetarian. Once I was vegetarian, I found that when my various boyfriends performed oral sex on me (and from what I noticed myself), it had little-to-no-taste and zero smell. This is different than it was when I ate meat (when I ate meat, it was sometimes quite salty).

    Four months ago, I became vegan. Though no one has said anything to me, I have noticed that my vaginal discharge has a distinct taste and a strong, heady aroma (this does not happen unless I'm turned on and my natural lubrication is flowing. I bathe extremely regularly and it is not a problem of hygiene). It's not necessarily a bad smell, but I miss my vegetarian days when there was no smell and no taste. I'm dating someone different than I was when I was a vegetarian, so I can't ask if they notice a difference, and I'm too nervous to ask if it bothers him. I really don't understand this though...I've read numerous times that dairy products make it more bitter. Why would eliminating them from my diet make it taste worse (or at least stronger?). Does anyone have any experience with this situation? Are there any things in my vegan diet I could be eating to cause such a thing? It's not a fishy aroma, and it's not an infection (I've gone to the doctor since I've noticed it) I even tried the pineapple thing for a while, but, though I found that it actually did taste slightly more like pineapple, it was not the sweetness of pineapple that was present--rather it was the acidity.

    Also, I know that being vegan has done some things to make me generally smell and taste sweeter--my boyfriend has commented many times when we are making out that my kisses (my saliva, I suppose) "taste good"...and this is hours after I last brushed my teeth and when I haven't had anything to eat yet in the day. I just don't understand why that isn't true of everything.

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry, being vegan should mean you are more 'clean' etc. Could be you have an infection.

      Strong veggies effect scent and taste - asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower. Try increasing your water intake and even adding drops of grapefruit seed extract to the water.

  39. QUESTION:
    I have to ask why women douche when it is not right and they know its not?
    My question is for the ladies that douche out there, why do you do it, do you not listen to your doctor when they say its is a very bad thing to do. Douching kills the good bacteria as well as the bad, so why do it. You get your period to clean out the vagina anyway so why douche. Plus your vagina already has a cleaning mechanism in there that keeps you clean, so why douche. I ask these women to please re-educate yourselves on douching and stop doing. it has more bad side effects than good ones, in fact the only thing i cant think of to do it is the feeling of cleanliness. It actually gives you more infections than someone who doesn't douche and actually can wash already infectious bad bacteria up farther into your cervix. So I ask again why do you douche, i suggest you go see your doctor and read up on douching again as it is very unsafe and can do more harm than good. Only douche if your doctor suggests you do otherwise stay clear. other method to clean yourself is to use an unscented soap and warm water to clean the external part of your vagina which is the cause of vaginal odor not the internal tissue. if you have a foul smelling odor its because you could have an infection of some sort or an STD. Clean yourself externally properly and make sure to rinse the soap off thoroughly. Do not ever douche unless suggested by a doctor unless you want those infections to come.
    dude get the hell out a womans question your not a woman so you have no say in this matter, and besides grow the fuck up what are you like 13.
    first off people smoke becuase its addictive, that is why it feels good to them, eating things that are bad for you yes everyone does that, Drinking dont even compare that to douching drinking is good in moderation douching is not at all good for you. As far as people going in the sun well that is just stupidity and they are uneducated in the harm of not using sunblock.
    personal experience

    • ANSWER:
      Why do some people smoke?
      Why do some people eat things that are not healthy?
      Why do some people drink alcohol?
      Why do some people go in the sun without sun-block?

      Point is - people are going to do things that they know aren't good for them because it makes them feel good or more comfortable. Don't like it - ignore it.

  40. QUESTION:
    Should I go to the gyno?
    I've had some kind of vaginal infection over the years now. It had caused a very bad odor and abnormal discharge and I would use vaginal cream for temporary relief. Then suddenly, I have no more discharge but the discomforting itch has become severely itching now. It is so unbearable, I don't know what else to do now. The vaginal cream doesn't help anymore and I've even tried diaper rash cream. Please give me some advice.
    Thank you everyone for contributing your responses. Also, yes I am embarass about my issue. I just felt very...I guess you could say "disgusted" with what I was going through; and I felt the need to hide the problem when I really should have done something about it a long time ago. However, now I've grown up and face that I need to have this fix. Thanks to all you guys again. Now I have an appointment this week with a women's health center. I will update you guys about my experience :)

    • ANSWER:
      ABSOLUTELY. You should see a gynecologist. Is there any way that you've put up with this for years without going in? Is access to a doctor the problem? Are we talking about an embarassment problem?

      John Jones, MD

  41. QUESTION:
    what vaginal discharge the has an onion odor?
    I had this during my last pregnancy, anyone have a clue what would cause an onion smelling discharge? Its like onion/garlic like, went to doc today, they said they didn't think I had an infection, but its strong(maybe my nose is sensitive) could they have over looked an infection? They didn't run any tests, just did a pelvic exam. I have had it since I lost my mucus plug a week or so ago... and it seems to be getting worse. Also I was having steady hard contractions all day and night.... the doc said nothing about these.. except that if they get close again to get to the hospital(I have always found these doctors to lack some basic intelligence when it comes to pregnancy, maybe old schooling or something..., but I must see someone and I am limited on who could see me since im in a rural area)

    So... I must ask you folks, hope it gives me a clue, its not urinary its vaginal discharge... white/green, yummy!

    Btw this is my 5th kiddo, im about 35 weeks. Haven't had any complications that I know of.

    • ANSWER:
      i would get another opinion. it sounds to me like its a bacterial infection. i had one when i was 7 weeks along. my dr said to use monistat 7 day. it went away and it is perfectly safe for the baby. if it doesn't go away then i would make a fuss about it. an infection (any type) could cause birth complications and possibly a miscarriage or still birth. hope i helped :) congrats!

  42. QUESTION:
    Aaagh, Vaginal itching, please please please help! I am 18 btw?
    Hello! Basically I have had really bad vaginal itching and dryness, the worst I've ever had, for a few weeks now.
    A couple of months ago I had the same, only not as bad, so I took some Canesten (yeast infection pill), only it didn't do anything, so I went to the doctors and they gave me a chlamydia test and also a yeast test, both came back negative.
    I've had yeast infections before and this isn't the same. There's no unusual discharge, no odour, nothing looks different... I don't douche, I wear only cotton underwear, I don't use shower gels or whatever down there, and I don't know what's causing this problem!!
    I researched and figured the dryness was causing the itching, so I bought some ReplensMD (similar to American RePhresh vaginal gel), which is meant to replenish natural moisture production, and I got the 4 week course so I'm still in the process of using it. It seems to ease the itching and dryness a bit but not completely. It's worst in the morning, in the day its not as bad.

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  43. QUESTION:
    (vaginal area) *please* read and answer?
    ok so i know this is gross but its imbarassing for me.....
    even if i use vaginal wash and wipes and keep "myself" clean down there ill put my underwear on and there is thick clear stuff that always comes out of it all day and it does have very bad smelly odor
    i have had my period and i am not currently on it, im not sexually active and im 15
    i will NOT talk to my mom doctor or anybody about it its too imbarassing for me sorry this is so long..
    can you please help me and tell me the cause of this and how i can stop it, i am re doing this question because i know people are saying it natural but i left out the odor and is it something diffrent? please help

    • ANSWER:
      You can't stop it, its just one of those things. Its not embarrassing, I'm pretty sure every women has had moments like this. You can try wearing a scented pantyliner everyday. See if that helps.

  44. QUESTION:
    does this sound like gonorrhea HELP PLEASe?
    i found out 4 nights ago that one of the people i had sex with just found out he has gonorrhea . we don't know how because i was clean for sure and he was too so we're just in shock now .
    anyway it was unprotected and he says i more than likely have it cause all the stuff i've been feeling , i'm going to get tested tomorrow . but i just wana know if it sounds like i have it .
    i'm also on my period and was when i found out , so some symptoms like bleeding in between periods i haven't experienced cause i just s tarted gettin these symptoms a little over a week ago .
    and is it still possible to test me even when i'm on my period ?
    none of these symptoms are period , i know for a fact their not .

    symptoms i've been feeling
    _____________________

    very bad abdominal pain
    fever
    irregular menstral
    pain putting tampons in , same thing as pain during sex .
    having to pee more
    pain when peeing
    strong odors down there
    been very nausious
    bumps that hurt really bad , itch , and blister that are around my vagina , on the flaps , and on my butt cheeks .
    also my bumhole has been irratated as it seems , although everything down there is .

    xxx thanks . please try and answer my question don't give me a lecture okay ?

    its starting to feel like its turning into pelvic inflammatory cause the foul vaginal odor .

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  45. QUESTION:
    What could cause a strong odor at 5 weeks postpartum?
    Strong postpartum odor 5 weeks after delivery?
    I had a vaginal delivery 5 weeks ago. I experienced 3rd degree tearing and was told that they basically had to reconstruct the inner walls of my vagina due to the cord being wrapped around his neck 4 times and him coming out crooked. They stitched for 45 minutes. I'm still bleeding and the blood has a horrible smell. It smells almost like feces. The blood increases after a bowel movement. I got checked at 2 weeks postpartum and was treated for a UTI and told it would help the odor, but nothing changed. I'm now on a strong antibiotic for mastitis so I'm almost certain I don't have an infection. I'm just wondering what in the world could be causing this horrible odor and if there's anything I can do to make it go away. It's so bad I am afraid to go out in public. I'm cleaning myself every 2 hours and it's still horrible. I don't go for my 6 week checkup for another week and a half. Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      If you tore all the way through, there could be a small hole in the repaired area allowing the feces to squeeze through.
      The bleeding will increase after a BM because you are increasing pressure and pushing in the area, so sort of pushing extra out.
      If you are concerned, you should go in early. You don't have to wait til 6 weeks. Call your OB and ask.
      You poor thing... UTI, Mastitis, 3rd degree tearing... You have had it all. I hope you are feeling better soon! :)

  46. QUESTION:
    Possible yeast infection, OR?
    The past few days i have had white, cottage cheese looking discharge that does NOT have an odor. My vaginal area itches very bad and not it only one spot, it is everywhere.

    I know these are symptoms of a yeast infection, but what else could it possibly be and what could be causing it?

    * I have had a bacterial infection twice before and the symptoms were similar, except the discharge was not really "cottage cheese" like and there was a bad odor

    • ANSWER:
      You have a yeast. Go to your dc and get the meds from him. Try washing with antibactrea soap from now on and air your self out.

  47. QUESTION:
    I get vaginal itches that last a few days and go away on their own ,why?
    I have a really bad vaginal itch, it's only on the outside are around the opening of the vagina. There is no unfamiliar discharge or odors. I know for a fact that it cannot be any STD. This has happend a couple times before where I get really bad itching for a few days; at the most a week, and goes away on its own. Is this normal? What kind of things are causing it? What can I do to relieve itching until I can get my hands on vagisil or something. I have petroleum jelly but i dont know if that would work or not or is ok to put there

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  48. QUESTION:
    Infection?? Vaginal issues!?
    Okayy. So i tried to clean my "cooch" out with Vinegar. It had this really bad odor. not all the time. but sometimes if i had been sweating down there. and sometimes a little itch. i thought maybe it could been a BV or yeast infection until... i sprayed ALOT of vinegar on my vagina and it burned alot of a couple of days and then i thought maybe it could have been because i shaved and nicked myself and that caused the burning from the acid. then i realized small white bumps on my labia and they were painful on contact. i looked it up and found genital warts and herpes. it DEFINITELY do not look like either but thats the symptom i have of both. i read that if you put vinegar on those they turn white. but there was nothing,, no bumps or irritation,, before the vinegar. im scared. So what do yall think??
    I know i need to see a doctor. because i dont have insurance and GA doesnt really offer any free i have to wait until i can afford it.

    • ANSWER:
      looks like you have yeast infection!
      and you must get rid of it as soon as it is possible!!

      and if you really want to get rid of yeast infection then you must follow these tips:

      1) Eat yogurt. It contains helpful bacteria (live cultures, including acidophilus and bifidus) that destroy yeast. It also works when applied topically. Insert some into the vagina using a finger or plastic tampon applicator. Use only plain yogurt with active cultures.

      2) Douche with a solution of 1 to 3 tbsp. vinegar in a quart of water. Repeat once a day while having symptoms, but no longer than a week.

      3) Decrease or eliminate sugar and sugary foods. Sugar promotes yeast growth.

      4) Use a garlic clove as a suppository. Garlic contains a natural anti-fungal agent. Peel a fresh clove, wrap it in gauze and insert it into the vagina.

      5) Try gentian violet. It's a traditional remedy for yeast and other infections, and can be found in pharmacies. Swab the area with it once or twice a day. Make sure to use a thick pad - it stains everything.

      6) Use an herbal douche. Combine equal amounts of sage, raspberry and comfrey with 1/4 part goldenseal. This can be combined with cider vinegar.

      7) You must use herbal treatment. In that case Yeastrol is really good (probably the best) product that gets rid of yeast infection comparatively fast and makes you feel more confident knowing that it wont reappear again!
      And of course it is better if you use full course (5 months - if I remember correctly). For me it worked very fast + I dont get yeast infections anymore...

      I do not know if any pharmacies carry Yeastrol but I do know that you should purchase it directly from the manufacturer and read more about the product here http://www.yeastrol.com/?aid=221781

      good luck!

      Working in women's health - Gynecologist + personal experience

  49. QUESTION:
    extra vaginal discharge?! help!?
    i'm am fifteen and a virgin.
    for a few months i have been experiencing extra discharge on a daily basis.
    it has no link to my period whatsoever.
    there's is no itch, or redness, and there isn't that much of a noticeably bad odor so i know it's not a yeast infection.
    the discharge is sometimes clear and clumpy and sometimes white and creamy.
    as much as i don't want to talk about this, i have a boyfriend now and i want to get rid of this problem before our relationship progresses.
    what could the cause of this be and how can i get rid of it?
    HELP.

    • ANSWER:
      try using torpedo o.o (some people call it a torpedo xDD its a tampon) Use a a tampon, but u will still have discharge
      U have more discharge than other girols just like
      some girls sweat more than other girls ur stuck like that

  50. QUESTION:
    I'm having a yellowish vaginal discharge what is it?
    So this seems to happen just before my period almost every month, I start having the clear discharge and then it starts going kind of yellow, always right after I pee, in the morning when I wake up it feels like I started my period (kind of like there's a lot of fluid between my undies and vagina) but there is a lot of discharge instead and it's between clear and yellow in color, I haven't noticed any bad odor or any itching, I have had mild cramps though, is this normal before my period or it could it an infection? I'm on Cipro right now for Crohn's could this be the cause of the yellowish discharge?

    • ANSWER:
      This happens to me too. It's normal. It's like a lubricate for your body and it's getting ready for the egg by emptying the fluid already in your vaginal area. If you still feel conscious and are worried it is affecting you and your medication seek a doctor and ask.