Q. Why is my vagina smelling like rotten eggs?

Answered by
Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Mar 03, 2018 and last reviewed on: Oct 03, 2019

Hi doctor,

I have noticed the past couple of days my vagina smells like rotten eggs. I have never been sexually active, but I use tampons. I do not have any other symptoms, like burning, itching, discharge, etc. What could this be?

Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Obstetrics And Gynaecology
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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

How are you doing? The possible causes are:

  1. If a tampon is left in for a long time or unhygienic methods of insertion. You can stop using tampons and use sanitary pads till fine. Use vaginal wash twice a day for a week.
  2. If you have a urinary infection. This will need confirmation of infection with testing urine. Antibiotic and a lot of water.
  3. Polyps or fibroids in the endometrial cavity or the cervix. This has to be confirmed with a pelvic scan. As you are not sexually active, infection is ruled out.

Hope I have clarified your queries, do write back. All the best.

For more information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/obstetrician-and-gynaecologist

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