I agree with trappedatwork, I think that is very sweet of you to look this up for her. In my opinion I think it may just be body oder, especially if she has a lot of hair in "her area"..she can just get some vaginal soap for that, but I am not ruling out BV. BV has more of a fishy oder and it usally appears with discharge. Sometimes it could have the whole room smelling like a can of tuna after sex. Has she said anything about it when she goes to the rest room, cause she should be able to smell it after she uses the restroom. I hope this was helpful.
I think its great that your looking for info to help her instead of just telling her. Thats very sweet. and I agree with CG822. . the doc can make that smell go away !See more answers here
Q: My boyfriend and I are really close and have been having amazing sexual intercourse for a long time. Now, my boyfriend and I have been doing oral sex -- well, only I am. I've given him "blow jobs" and he loves them, however, he keeps asking or tries to repay the favour but each time i tell him to stop. It's getting really close to the point where he's wondering why i keep saying no. I have a yeast infection, and it comes a lot. I'm on probiotics and im cutting down on the sugar, but it still comes. I'm embarrassed when he takes off my panties, and i'm scared if he can... (I'm sorry about this) smell it -- considering it's oder. But it's been cutting down, the oder isn't there as much, probably comes once in a while, but its still there. I'm wondering what I should do with my boyfriend wanting to give me oral sex. I need some help on this because it'll be our three year anniversary and I think he's not taking a no for an answer now.
Q: How does a woman contract a viginal oder that smells fishy. Could it be stress? or using a soap product? or sexually transmittal? Also what can a woman do about stomach swelling constantly; that bloating looking like you are pregnant and cannot fit into your clothes bloating. It is so irritating.
A: It sounds like you have a bacterial infection... you should see a doctor. They probably give you this gel called Metro Gel. I would suggest you use it at night because it leaks out. You have to use it for 7 days, but it will help.
A: Bacterial vaginosis is definitely a possibility, and for that, see your doctor and get antibiotics. It's nothing to ignore. Good luck!
Q: I have to been to several doctors...had a pap..that came back normal and was tested for std's. I have had of and on burning when I urinate and vaginal oder! The vaginal oder smells bad...and not like fish i might add!..i take baths..and change under wear offten and still have the smell!..Sometimes i have discharge..sometimes i dont.I have had several UTI cultures and dnt have one! Now my doc. i went seen today said i might possibly have herpies. MY QUESTION IS...IF YOU HAVE HERPIES OR ANY OTHER STD WOULD YOU HAVE A STRONG SMELL?? I have only had 2 sexual partners. and Am mortified to think i might have an STD! It also hurts from time to time when i have sex.Sometimes it hurts. Sometimes it burns!.. And it seems extreamly hard for me to have an orgasim. I have also been diagnosed with polly sistic overaries....so i have pain in my overies from time to time. COULD THIS BE ASSOCIATED WITH THAT??? PLEASE HELP I NEED SOME ANSWERS!!!!!??????? THANK YOU
A: It sounds like a bacterial infection called gardella or something like that usually abreviated at BV, I know because I had it, it doesnt have to smell like fish... Some Drs are ignorant! Mine didn't smell at all!!! So you can't go off of the type of smell you have. Go to a diff dr and ask for a test for BV! Still get a herpes blood test anyway... Not cuz I think you have it but because it's always good to know for sure! Since some ppl have no symptoms
Q: What are things you can do to control vaginal oder?
A: Hi there and welcome. Well, probably the best thing to do is to find its source. I recommend seeing a doctor to determine what is causing it. Is it bacterial in nature? That requires antibiotics, fungal in nature? Are the folds getting material in them that smells requiring a different cleaning method? Fishy odor? Sweaty smell? You can try a soft washcloth with some antibacterial soap to clean the area on the outside to see if that helps. But do NOT douche as that is considered unhealthy by health care professionals and leads to yeast build up and issues wth the natural flora within your vagina. But a doctor is best suited to help with this matter by examining you. good luck
A: Thank you for your help
Q: okay here i go again & yet nobody has answered my last post but its okay i guess...anyhow, i just had to add something, the oder in my vagina accompanied by pale yellow discharge, has begun to smell more like (this is gonna sound gross & weird) but it smells to me like fart! its werid. why? does anyone know?
A: It's probably BV and BV stands for Bacterial Vaginosis. Some Dr.'s consider it sexually transmiSSIBLE (not as in a definitive STD). And yes, it can be bounced back and forth between partners. This doesn't mean if you have it you have an STD or he does. It's not like that really. Usually it's an overgrowth of bacteria that already live in your vagina. I think Gardnerella (sp?) is the usual culprit although there are cases where it can be other organisms. It's easily treated but often comes back. I get them all the time and am not sure why. It all began after I took a round of strong antibiotics. Never the same since. My doctor will swab my vagina and see if the pH is off, then prescribe me some Cleocin ovules or Metrogel. BV is characterized by a fishy smell, particularly after sex, abnormal discharge.But I had one once that smelled farty, not fishy. My doc said that some women form bubbles near the top of their vagina and that's how she can tell in absence of odor or discharge. Clue cells with also often appear on a pap smear, but not always. So, hopefully it's BV and then you not be worried about infidelity. But, it could be something else, so it's best to get a culture done. Hope you feel better soon!
A: Hi, Have you been checked for std's? It is possible that this is a symptom of chlamydia. It may also be bv (bacterial vaginosis), which can be caused by sex (but not a std and can not be transferred to partner), douching, etc It is worth a visit to your doctor to and ask to be checked for bv as not many doctors think of it or check for it. Hope that helps :)
Q: i just finshed a 3day anti fungal cream for a yeast infection now two days later my cecretion smells what could it be ..that it didnt kill all of it? while having sex i smelled the oder and got mad = [ help
A: Hi yes it could be that once u kill the yeast it can cause u to have a bacteria infection. I have an ongoing problem when I kill the yeast infections it causes me to have bacteria infections. I know what u mean with the intercourse one day I thought I was clear from yeast or bacterial infection then My boyfriend jumped right off me because of the odor. it was imbarrasing. I went to the doc. and he said it was a bacterial infection. When I asked if that was do to a std or something he said no u can get them very easy by wearing thongs, Certain soaps, not cleaning out after intercourse etc. U should go get a pap smear or pelvic exam to see what it could be. hope it gets better for u.
A: it sounds like bacterial vaginosis....... it has a fishy kinda smell especially DURING or AFTER sex...... a yeast infection cream will not treat the bacteria.... you could just have the bacteria infection and it keeps re-occuring..... its easily fixed and like dutchess123 said its not an std.... just an overgrowth in bacteria..... go to the dr and tell them you think you have bacterial vaginosis and have them swab ya for it.... they will give you the meds and you will feel (and smell) :-) alot better!~
Q: i am 15 and for about a year and a half now ive been smelling a strong smell from my vagina and it smells like a fish:/ when im around my friends they say "it smells like someones on their period" or "whats that smell? it smells like fish". im extremely embarrassed. im too embarrassed to go see a doctor (mainly because im 15 and dont want them thinking im pregnant) and i dont want someone to tell me i shouldnt be embarrassed to see a doctor because it wont change anything. i just need some way to stop my vagina from smelling like a fish. HELP MEEEEEE
A: Well I am going to tell you to not be embarrassed to see the doc because 1) that's why theyre doctors and 2) in order to get a handle on your vagina smelling of fish, you HAVE to go see one because you may have an infection that you need antibiotics for. Sometimes females get bacterial vaginosis, whether they are sexually active or not. Then again, it may not be that. That's why you need to go. It isn't normal for a vagina to smell like fish and the fact that you have been suffering with this for so long is completely unnecessary. Just cause you see a dr, doesn't mean anyone is going to think your pregnant. Ask yourself this--would you rather have your friends comment on a fishy and unpleasant smell everytime you come around or would you prefer to go see a DOCTOR and push your embarrasment aside. You really don't have a lot of options here, as scented soaps and perfumes will only make it worse.
A: Honestly, I would say you don't have to be embarrassed because alot of women and girls are maybe going throught the same thing you are going through.But the best way I can tell you is to use a feminine body wash that you can get from walmart or walgreens.But that should help you out some.But I'm only 6 years older then you and I never had that problem but it can be something serious,so I say if the feminine wash does not work;Have your parents to take you to the doctor and just talk to your doctor one on one about it without your parents around.And your doctor really will not tell your parents what you guys talked about.
Q: Is there anything you can wash with or use to stop your fishy smell?
A: Megzz is absolutely correct. You need to see your GYN doc. Fishy smell is not normal and you may need a medicated cream or an antibiotic for that problem. Bacterial vaginosis may be causing that smell and soaps, perfumes and even sex will make the smell stronger.
A: it shouldnt smell fishy, maybe a trip to the DR to test for bacterial vaginosis is on order... also bathing in a bath with a cup of apple cider vinegar helps keep things in "check" down there.
Q: I Am 10Years Old And I Have A Strange Oder Like Fish and it wont go Help Please! Thanks
A: Type your medical question hereHello, Going by your symptoms, it looks like bacterial vaginosis to me. It is the most common cause of abnormal vaginal odor and discharge. It is caused by a change in the type of bacteria found in the vagina. In addition to unpleasant "fishy" vaginal odor, thin white or yellowish discharge from vagina may also be present. Diagnosis can be confirmed after pelvic examination and microscopic examination of the vaginal discharge. Treatment is by metronidazole and clindamycin. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.
A: You need to tell you parents about this problem, you probably have an infection and you need to be seen by a doctor to get anti-biotics. Please let your parents know you are having this problem.
Q: This is a question out of curiosity.. Is every girl supposed to have the same smell to their vagina, or is it different for everyone? I know it's not supposed to smell like something sweet, or like perfume, lol. Because, mine has the same smell all the time, even when I shower. It only smells bad when I don't shower for a long period of time, then I shower, and I'm alright. It's not a strong smell. And another question, when a girl says her vagina smells like "fish", does it smell as if you're on your cycle or something? Because I always hate hearing that, "She smells like fish!" or "I smell TUNA!" lmao. But of all seriousness...Can someone answer these questions for me? I'm not worried about it or anything, I was just wondering.
A: All girls have their own "scent". It should be musky, and mild. If a female smells of fish, it means she has a bacterial infection and needs to have a doctor treat it.
A: if a woman eats fish or any seafood the smell would often come out down there. Try sucking on a lemon or put a little bit of vinegar in your bath water kind of like a douche