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Why is my vagina smelling like rotten eggs?

Why is my vagina smelling like rotten eggs?

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Published At March 3, 2018
Reviewed AtJanuary 22, 2024

Patient's Query

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?

Answered by Dr. Balakrishnan R

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

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

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Balakrishnan R
Dr. Balakrishnan R

Obstetrics and Gynecology

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