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Q: Hiya, I am 15 years old and have been sufffering from a vaginal infection- which cause me to have a lot of discharg and the worst thing is that is smells fishy!! I went to see my doctor and he has given me pills and this vagina jell that you insert into ur vagina and I think it has worked a little, but I am still getting a lot of discharge making my knickers very wet, I think what makes it wet is its a lot of discharge, it also can be white and a bit gloopy as well. and it still smells a bit, but it's not so strong, but still smells and I want it to be sorted out as people can smell it at school and its embarrsing!! I don't get the discharge if I wearing loose clothing, only tight. I have had the problem for about 4 months and so won't it to stop!! Please give any advice as this is a problem which any teenage girl does not want and is ruining my life and confidence. Also my period is not on time and I was wondering if it was because of the infection? Thanks
A: See your doctor again and ask for a different kind of treatment.
Q: I am 27 years old, I am not married & never getting sexual relationship to anyone. but from 3 years I am suffering from vaginal itching problem, So please help me to solve this problem & tell me is any problem will happen after my marriage. please give me a good suggestion which I use at home.
A: In the 3 years you suffered with this itching, have you seen a doctor? If you haven't maybe it's time. You could try cotton underwear, sleeping without underwear at night so that it can breathe, and also try bathing in cornstarch powder. These are just a few things to try but I suggested the doctor just in case it's something else that you need a cream for.
Q: There is a smell that is on my underwear but it's not in my vagina. It's worst during the week at work, at weekends it's barely noticable. I've not had sex in 4 years so not an std. And it's a really recent thing.
A: Dear Kim, I think what pinkfluffy is saying is that the smell is different on her knickers than what she would actually expect to smell from inserting a finger in her vagina and taking a whiff. This is a common source of confusion to many females, as it was to me, before understanding that the secretion from the cervix / vaginal walls proper have very little scent in the absence of infection or other abnormal conditions. They DO, however, contain bacteria and cells (bacteria 'food', in a sense), and when mixed with sebum, smegma, external bacteria, urine, sweat, you name it, from the VULVA, they will tend to oxidise, or ferment on the cotton (and especially on synthetic fabrics, which don't 'breathe'.) All of this leads to a smell which is very picquant, and which females tend to be more sensitive to than males, I am told. The summary of my comments are that in absence of other health issues, I would tend to concentrate on diet as the main ingredient in short-term body smell variations, since the vulva is external, and mirrors overall body odour. Spicy foods, such as some exotic asian dishes, may contain a unique spice or veg that your body converts into a pungent external scent. Hope that helps, but please have your doc check you out before too much worry. Garlic and ginger make me smell more, e.g., that I know for certain! :-) Cheers, Ali
A: i dont really understand what your saying the problem is exactly...your underwear is smelling but the oder is not your vagina..? your underwear just wont start smelling...whatever it is your smelling is comming from your vagina and therfore winding up on your underwear. why do you think this underwear is not comming from your vagina? are you washing properly down there? are you changing your underwear often? i think you could have something going on down there that can be cleared up with medication but im not a doctor....you would have to see one
Q: I have had sex 4 times before, and it was never a problem. If i bled it was once after intercourse and didnt effect sex too much. My new partner is considerably larger in size and we have had intercourse twice times. I was already previously aware of a small tear that i had diagnosed on the internet from thrush. I got rid of my thrush and then i let him finger me; this was before we had sex. Even then it bled. I have had so many sexual encounters.. but he is the only one who has made me bleed, so i presumed he was just rougher or i was coming on my period. We tried this again and it was fine, no bleeding of any kind. And the next time again i bled, a considerable amont. We later on had sex because he doesnt mind that sort of thing - he's lovely. There was obviously blood. It was so painful, but i withstood and it we were fine. So i presumed i was then used to it. Next time we went to have sex, i admit i wasnt very wet, and neither was he, but we went very slowly to ensure this wouldnt be a problem, it barley hurt as much as the first time and we enjoyed it. However, he fingered me afterwards, and there was so much blood. It looked like i must have been on my period and during the rest of the afternoon my knickers also looked like i had been on my period. I definetly wasnt. I finished a week before. I checked in the mirror and the tear had torn open. It was very very deep and half way to my anus. It didnt stop bleeding until later then next day but was numb. The whole of that area just ached. I looked on the interent, and it looked like a second degree tear....normally occuring during pregnancy. This was worrying. The edges of it are bevelled down from the normal level until it reached the bottom deep area of the tear. The centre of the tear is about 5mm in width and 10mm down towards my anus, with a depth of around 4mm. . Can someone tell me if its anything different? I know on this occasion it may have been a lubriation problem, but it there a way i can cure this size of a tear and stop it happening again with his size? And why do i bleed just while being fingered by him sometimes? He says he doesnt mind but its really knocking my confidence, its so embarrasing. Help me.
A: Yikes, that doesn't sound pleasant. Sounds like your body's telling you that something needs attention. I'd say get yourself to a gynocologist (if the first doesn't address the problem adequately, go to another - sometimes it takes a while to find a good one). Even though it can be a hassle, just go get it checked out. Pain and bleeding shouldn't be happening with sex. And often times, it's something completely and easily treatable. Hope that helps....
Q: Hi there, It seems that I have a very similar problem. I am 24 and I am not sexually active. I had, some years ago, a yeast problem to which I was prescribed some cream to treat it. Apart from the discomfort of the discharge (and smell) it was also very itchy too and I had a feeling of burn in the vagina area too. The cream did not help and only made the feeling even more uncomfortable. At the time I remember I had 3 or 4 small brown blisters close to my thigh and I thought it was to do with shaving or something like that so I ignored. Another attempt was made to treat the discharge, so I was also prescribed some pills, which once again were not of any help. In fact those only made the discharge even worst. Currently I still have the discharge (with smell), itching, feeling of soreness and the blisters kind of disappeared but it seems that this spread all over my skin in the vagina area since my skin in now dry and brown (and terribly itchy). Every time I scratch it, bits of died skin come out and if I do it very intensively it bleeds (which I try to avoid). At the time I feel it very itchy, my vagina is seems to be quite warm in comparison with the other parts of my body. The only way to get this to be less itchy is by cool it down with cold water, which is not always possible, specially when I am not at home! Like three months ago I had a blood test to in order to try to identify the cause of yeast and all the tests came OK. I asked in specific for a diabetes test just to make sure that the cause of yeast was not to do with abnormal levels of sugar in the blood and the result was negative. I guess that my skin is dry because I use pantyliners every single day and perhaps because my legs are a bit fat, which makes more difficult for that area to breath with ease. I am obviously very concerned about this, since for years I am in this situation and I have seen no progress so far to get this sorted. I would be very appreciated if someone could give me some advice! PS: It seems that whenever I have my period (at least the 1st 3 or 4 days), the feeling of itchiness disappears but then it comes back to normal (very itchy). I do not use any vaginal spray and I normally wear cotton briefs. Sorry for the long Comment, but I am quite desperate to get this sorted!!! Regards GardenFlower
A: Hi. I've suffered from yeast infections since I was 17/18...Im now 30. Generally, yeast infections DONT have an odor. Odor usually means that it is a more serious bacterial infection. I KNOW it is hard (b/c I too am suffering from a yeast infection now) but try not to scratch. Each time you use any cream make sure that you wash your hands at least twice with soap and warm water. The pantyliners...well, if you are wearing them everyday your vaginal area is not being able to "breathe". Plus any discharge or perspiration is going to be "stuck", thus allowing the bacteria to grow. They like warm, moist places. Try to wear cotton underwear. Doesn't do much for those sexy intimate moments but you will reap the benefits in the long run. Also try acidiphilus (herb in vitamin section) pills. They help balance the pH balance that's out of whack. You may also try Boric Acid capsules inserted into your vagina. I have NOT been able to find them but I was told by two medical doctors to try this. Finally, go to your local health food store and purchase plain yogurt with live/active cultures (NOTE: Not yoplait or dannon). It must be plain with live/active cultures. Dip a tampon into the yougurt and insert into the vagina for about two hours. Remove and clean. Stay away from douching. It is not good (no matter what the commericals say). They can throw the pH balance off and cause bacteria to have a place to grow. I hope this helps. Good luck..I know how miserable you must feel.
Q: Sorry if this is TMI, but I don't know how else to find the answer to this question. DH and I have been TTC for 2 years. Recently, I have noticed that I have vaginal odor. I know you shouldn't ****** when TTC and I was wondering if anybody had any idea what I can do to eliminate this embarrassing problem. Thanks
A: Hey, about a year ago i had the same problem, i went to see my OB and she said it wasn't a big deal but she prescribed me with this medicine for about 8days and it was gone.It was really a bad fish smell and stop having intercourse for a while too. So hope that helps just let your ob know she will prescribe you with something; goodluck with TTC and extra SSBD to you and DH
A: Hey dont need to worry,,maybe due to the infections,,just check with ur RE,,not a big thing to bother,,,
Q: Hi, I have had issues with feminine odor for several years and it has gotten really awful. I am 20 and of a healthy weight(159lb, 5 foot 4). I have noticed that if I don't go out there doesn't seem to be an odor, but if I go to school or work it's really bad. The best that I could describe the smell is sour milk and B.O. If I sit down for more than 20 minutes or so that is when the smell gets really bad. I sweat underneath my thighs all the way up to my vaginal area. When I stand up I fell wet in that area, although it's not visible. I have gone for several tests such as paps, urine tests, and blood tests, but it all comes back negative. I have tried using vagisil deodorant powder as well as perfume but they just seem to make it worse. I also shower for about 20 minutes everyday. I am almost certain that I have heard people around me making comments on my smell. This is having a horrible effect on my psychological and emotional health. I feel badly all of the time now because I smell so horribly. Has anyone ever gone through this? Can anyone help me?
A: If it is indeed BV it can be very hard to treat. Normally you are given antibiotics to take for a week. It will clear up, but sometimes reappear later on down the line. As you said in your post sometimes certain soaps and perfumes cause the smell to get worse. BV is general caused by an imbalance in the PH levels, that can result in odor and discharge. Once you have seen your doctor and if he gives you medication to clear up this problem; start wearing cotton underwear free of color (unless it has that white patch at the crotch area). Also try using Ivory soap because it too is free of perfumes and no heavy dyes. I hope everything works out for you. Best Wishes! Skiey
A: I'm not actually sure if they checked for BV... I'll make another appointment and ask. The Doctor did confirm an odor but didn't seem to think it was out of the ordinary. It really bothers me though.
Q: Hi. I'm not sure if its reason for concern. I have recently been tested and nothing came up. but I have a large amount of discharge normally, this is regular for me. but with it I sometimes get raw skin on my outer labia. It looks like its just been rubbed raw. There is a small amount of itching, but it's appears to be the same thing that happens when I have waayyy too much sex, and it rubs raw. So I do believe it is not an sti, as i again have been tested. But I am curious if it could be caused do to too much vaginal discharge. or if its just from thee labia rubbing together... I also think it could be caused by my underwear? sometimes I do wear tight panties that rub a little. Im just curious of what can cause it, and how i can go about preventing it. could baby powder help? thank you!!
A: Hello starburt87, you are probrably rubbing too hard in the shower and causing yourself to be raw. That area is very sensitive , there are certain soaps that can be too strong and it will cause.irritation. try and wear loose cotton panties and after the shower be sure to dry the area good, do not leave it damp nor moist from the shower. You can dry with a blowdryer @ the lowest cold setting just to be sure you are completely dry before putting on your clothes. You may have to even not wear any underwears for a week just to allow your vagina to breath. Do not use baby powder it may irritate the area more. You can use feminine summers eve powder but do not put AnyThing in or around your vagina it will make the problem worse. Good luck!
Q: Hi, I was wondering if anyone could help me with a problem I have. Im 20 years old and lately I've noticed that my vagina smells like body odor, the same kind of smell under arms smell like when sweating and no deodorant. I dont know why all of a sudden I smell like this. After paying close attention to it for about the last few weeks I've noticed that it only smells when I wear skirts or dresses all day. When I wear shorts I dont have the problem. Can anyone relate to this or know what may be causing it? Could this be from sitting at a desk all day with my thighs touching and causing them to sweat? Anything would help! Thanks.
A: I am probably a poor one to comment as I simply love the smell of dirty knickers and the smell you are talking about but you are you and you have every right to decide how to manage your body. We have sweat glands all over our bodies. Under our arms smell of onions and the same can apply to around our bottoms as some of the sweat glands there are similar. As for inside the legs where our thighs touch, a body smell arises. The vagina is sterile if it is healthy as the natural discharge kills any germs. It is only when the moisture reaches the outside world that natural and harmless bacteria get to work and produce a smell. Nature dictates that this smell is attractive to men (or many men) and this is one of the things that turn a man on for sex. Obviously the smell may not be liked by the woman concerned and she will wish to eliminate it as much as possible. My suggeastion is that you can use wet wipes when you visit the toilet but only wipe the outside area. Do not use any chemical deodorant as it can cause inflamation which could spread inside and make matters worse. Around puberty, we humans take on a "Grown up" smell as our sweat glands mature and this leads to a body smell. You might like to take a quick shower each morning (you may be doing this already) or wipe yourself with a warm wet flannel (face cloth) with plain water. A quick squib of perfume or toilet water aimed at your thighs might help but take care as the smell mixes with your natural smell and becomes quite unpleasant, or at least I think so. Diet can influence body smell and eating garlic, which is very good for you, can make you sweat a garlic type smell. Eating other strong foods can do the same. Actually, I suggest you spray your neck, wrists and behind your ears with perfume as this will make you smell really wonderful to both yourself and others. Wearing a skirt or dress should help matters as air can circulate, while wearing shorts may actually increase the sweating although it may be covered up. Maybe you could ask yourself if you have changed your eating habits or if there have been any other changes in your life that could be the cause. Maybe you have become more aware of your body smell which possibly has not changed or maybe it is the natural change I mentioned above at puberty and your body has done this for you maybe later than for some others. Finally, I should not worry about it if I were you as I doubt that others notice it and if you are sure you have no infection down there and you have not started taking any medication that could be the cause, just ensure you are normally clean, as I am sure you are, and go out and enjoy yourself as a young, and I am sure, very attractive young lady.
A: I started having this problem exactly as you explained. It started 13 years ago. Doctors tried telling me its my imagination, until one day I made sure I did not shower prior to Dr visit. Then I asked her "Is it still my imagination or is it your imagination now?" while she was down there. She confirmed it. It was foul. No STD's, No infections. No solutions offered. Its NOT your thighs. Its NOT Yeast or BV. You have glands down there. Google vaginal glands "images". There are glands that secrete fluid, once any type of bacteria touches it then it forms a foul BO odor, sometimes comparable to unwashed belly button, onions, or the foul armpit w/o deodorant. I tried everything you could buy online. I found one product that finally worked after all these years. Its called "Norforms" in the purple box. Use suppositories once daily. It has to be used everyday. After 24 hrs it wears off. This is the only solution I have ever found. My odor was horrid. I could clear a room. I finally got my life back after 13 years! I had to work grave shifts to avoid exposing my odor to co workers. My social life ended. I havent been able to have sex last 13 years. Now its all over with. I have my life back and wish the same for you.
Q: for the past year i haven't been able to get intimit due to the burning and yesterday i wanted to see what it was my boyfriend noticed it he took a picture but deleted it straight after it seem like a triangle hole :/ and i am wondering what it is ?
A: Hi Kath, If this a small wound, try this its a warm sea salt water bath, and if you can try it twice a day, this should help clean and heal your wound, try and keep it dry as much as you can, so no to tights and if you can knickers, or if you do wear knickers make sure there cotton. Good Luck