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Foul Smelling Vagina

A foul-smelling vagina can occur due to several reasons that include bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis, poor genital hygiene, and vaginitis. Some abnormal causes include rectovaginal fistula, vaginal cancer, and cervical cancer. It is managed by proper genital hygiene, internal menstruation products, and vaginal care after intercourse.

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I have been experiencing intense itching in my pubic area and between the labia majora for the past week, along with an unpleasant fishy odor. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been experiencing intense itching in my pubic area and between the labia majora for the past one week. There is also an unusually unpleasant, fishy smell in that region. Kindly suggest some medications or oil to get rid of it.  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and I can understand your concern. According to your description, there is a possibility of you having a vaginal infection. To avoid such infections, I suggest you do the following: You should keep the area clean and dry. Change your undergarme...  Read Full »

I have sores on my vulva with a bad odor and itching. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I want to find out the possible cause of the sores on my vulva and itching. While I was on my period, I noticed my vulva started itching, and after my periods finished, I noticed an unpleasant odor from my vagina. Now, I have noticed my vulva looking red, and it is still itching. I am won...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. There could be several possible causes of the sores and itching on your vulva. Here are a few possibilities: 1. Vulvitis: This is an inflammation of the vulva, which can cause redness, itching, and soreness. It can be caused by a variety of ...  Read Full »

Why do I experience foul or rotten vaginal odors?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18-year-old female. I am 5 feet 4 inches tall and weigh 105 pounds. I am experiencing foul or rotten odors coming from my vagina, and I cannot figure out what it is or what I am doing wrong. This has been happening inconsistently for about 2 years. I have a history of taking ...  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hi, We welcome you to icliniq family. I appreciate the confidence you place in me for your healthcare consultation. I am truly sorry about your medical condition. Do not worry; I am here to take care of you. Regarding your symptoms, you have developed pelvic inflammatory disease caused by bacteria...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest some self-care practices for bacterial vaginosis.

Query: Hello doctor, I am reaching out to seek some advice regarding the symptoms I have been experiencing. I am a 15-year-old, almost 16, and I believe I might be experiencing symptoms of bacterial vaginosis (BV). I have noticed a white discharge with a foul odor, (this has been happening since I was abo...  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Regarding your symptoms, I believe you have bacterial vaginosis. I want to know if you have any history of itching or lower abdominal pain. I can see you have whitish fowl-smelling vaginal discharge (attachment removed to protect patient's...  Read Full »

I am a 32-year-old female suffering from fever, chills, foul smelling vaginal discharge, and lower abdominal pain despite taking medications. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32-year-old female, suffering from fever and chills for four days. The fever on the first day subsided after taking Dexa and Para injections. I also suffered from nausea, poor appetite, severe body aches, and mild dysuria on the second day. I have been taking Ciplox 500 mg for t...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. From the description given by you, you were taking the treatment to relieve only the symptoms, when the underlying cause is still there. Fever with chills can indicate the presence of urinary infection and foul smeling vaginal discharg...  Read Full »

I am experiencing foul-smelling vaginal discharge. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing excessive, foul-smelling vaginal discharge for several years. Despite undergoing multiple BV tests and STI checks, all of which have yielded negative results, this issue persists. It's become so severe that I need to constantly use tissue or sanitary towels in...  Read Full »

Dr. Khushbu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Abnormal vaginal odors may result from various causes: An imbalance in vaginal bacterial levels can lead to infection and inflammation, a condition known as vaginitis. Common types of vaginitis causing unpleasant odors often present a...  Read Full »

I have a delay in periods with whitish vaginal discharge. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I did not get my period for the last month and my cycle usually lasts for 35 days. Based on my last period, it was expected to come on first week of this month. I took the tablet Postinor-2 after having sex last month. Recently, I noticed that my urine smelled like onions, but this sym...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Based on your symptoms, it appears that you may be experiencing a vaginal infection, and your doctor has prescribed you an antibiotic course to treat it. The discharge you are experiencing could be a side effect of ...  Read Full »

I am having backache and vaginal discharge. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am sexually active with one partner only. I am not well for the last 4 months. I am having bad backache and a smelly, white thick sometimes brown color vaginal discharge, lower abdomen pain and vaginal pain while urination. I have consulted my gynecologist and took proper medicine. Now a...  Read Full »

Dr. Yelamanchili Alekhya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is the most common cause of infertility if not treated in early stages. Follow the instructions and antibiotics given by your doctor and have a scan done. So, that you will come to know the progress of the disease. Do not...  Read Full »

I have been having smelly vaginal discharge. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have been having vaginal discharge and a horrible smell coming from my vagina. And it is getting bad to where I have to change my underwear multiple times a day. I have been treated for bacterial vaginosis and yeast infections. I have no STDs. I have been tested before. What else coul...  Read Full »

Dr. Joshi Shalaka Kishor

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would like to know whether you have itching associated with the discharge. If yes then it requires a proper treatment. If no itching then no treatment is required. You can use Fluconazole dusting powder in the groin area to keep the area dry. It is advisable to reduc...  Read Full »

Why do I have smelly white vaginal discharge?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having a white discharge and a smell. I have had it for a year and some months now. Last year, I was treated for trichomonas, and I have not had the same symptoms at all, just this white discharge. No redness or burning and no itching. Just the discharge and smell. Please help me out...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As you have given a history that experiences smelly white vaginal discharge without redness, burning, or itching for more than a year, and you had treatment for trichomonas, I would suggest you have a high and low vaginal swab to confirm the diagnosis. But as per his...  Read Full »

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