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Why is my wife so stinky?
Bacterial vaginosis — an overgrowth of normally occurring vaginal bacteria — is the most common vaginal infection that causes a vaginal odor. Trichomoniasis — a sexually transmitted infection — also can lead to vaginal odor. Chlamydia and gonorrhea infections usually don’t cause vaginal odors.
How do I stop smelling down there?
Tips for preventing future odor
- Consider probiotics. Probiotics, which are good-for-you bacteria, can help maintain the pH balance of your vagina.
- Maintain a healthy diet.
- Stay hydrated.
- Avoid douches and scrubs.
- Wash your genital area before and after intercourse.
- Cut out tight clothes.
- Wear cotton panties.
Why does my vagina smell so bad?
Other things that can cause a strong vaginal odor are STDs, your period, and even having sex. When semen mixes with the normal bacteria in the vagina, “it can cause a sort of tangy smell that is totally normal,” Dr. Landa said. Basically, every vagina has a scent, and it’ll probably change sometimes.
Why does my vaginal discharge smell like fish?
While discharge from yeast infections, which is a common kind of vaginal infection, doesn’t usually have an odor, other kinds of infections do. Bacterial vaginosis, the name for overgrowth of bacteria in the vagina, causes discharge that has a strong, fishy odor.
Why does my vagina smell a coppery after my period?
A coppery smell can also be due to less common, but serious, causes of vaginal bleeding. The metallic scent shouldn’t linger too long after your period is over. If your vagina has had contact with semen, this may change the pH level and cause a metallic smell.
Does your underwear affect your vaginal odor?
Certain materials trap in heat and moisture, affecting the overall balance of good and bacteria—and yes, your vaginal odor. The classic advice when shopping for underwear is to go for cotton, but there’s no scientific evidence that shows that synthetic materials (like polyester or silk) are bad for you.