Gynecology / Women's Health Expert Forum
Vaginal odor
About This Forum:

This forum is for questions and support regarding gynecology issues such as: Cervical Disorders, Colposcopy, Cramps, Cystitis, Fallopian Tube Disorders, Menstruation, Ovarian Disorders, PAP Test, Pelvic Exam, PID, PMS, Surgery, Tests, Ultrasound, Uterine Disorders, Vaginal Disorders.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Avatar universal
Vaginal odor
I have noticed a bad odor lately.. Could this be caused by vaginal dryness? I am 57 & obviously post menopausal.  What could be the cause and how can I treat it?
Discussion is closed
Cancel
3 Answers
Page 1 of 1
242596 tn?1192429549
Hello,

You should be seen by an ob/gyn.  A postmenopausal woman can still develop bacterial vaginosis and if sexually active trichomonas can present with malodorous discharge.  Another non-infectious cause could be atrophic vaginitis.  You'll need to be examined by an ob/gyn to ascertain the nature of your symptoms and the underlying cause.

Best regards,

Dr. Downing
Discussion is closed
Cancel
Avatar universal
Thanks so much for the prompt response. I checked the symptoms of both those conditions and they both should have a 'discharge' which I do not have at all. Plus, it is imtermittant, not consistant. And  I  have not been sexually active for nearly two years.
I did see my Obgyn in late Feb and it happened to be one of the days when the odor was not present nor  he did  notice anything amiss.  Pap was normal. Should I still see him about this?
Discussion is closed
Cancel
Avatar universal
A related discussion, does smoking cause a vaginal odor was started.
Discussion is closed
Cancel
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank