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horrible smell from vagina

after recently finishing my period i noticed a very horrible and strong smell coming from my vagina, i have scrubed in the bath but it comes back strait away, my boyfriend can also smell it which has caused him to think i am having unprotected sex with other men, which i am not. i have no discharge from my vagina, i have been having unprotected sex with my boyfreind for over 7 months but no other men ever! has he given me anything as i wash regulary and have never had this before. please help as this is causing problems in my relationship. thankyou
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You sound like you have BV, bacterial vaginosis. You'll have to go to a clinic or a doctor to get a prescription of antibiotics. You should get it treated ASAP as it becomes notoriously difficult to get rid of with some women.
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i have a horrible smell that i only notice right after sex and when i go to the bathroom... its a fish-like smell.. ive been with my boyfriend now for 3months..and noticed it about 2 weeks ago.. like ive said ive never smelled like that before.. i dont know what it is? please help
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DiDi's advice to this poster is correct to apply to you as well - it sounds like you have BV; and it's not considered an STD, in fact it is a build up of bacteria kind of like a YI. Your symptoms are classic for BV, the fish scent right after sex and when you urinate - you might even smell the scent when you shower as well.
You need to contact your doctor and get in to be examined and medicated.
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Is there something guys can do to not be spread bacteria? It seems this problem creeps up after women start having sex, so I wonder if the bacteria are introduced during intercourse... my girlfriend has never had this problem (only dated just her so far, and if things go well I don't ever want to be with anyone else!). Many years ago, way before dating, I read a study which found men with poor hygiene "down there" have a higher chance of penile cancer (due to the buildup of toxins). Since then I have always washed very well.

One wonders about these guys who only change their underwear every few days and probably don't ever wash very well down there. That could be a breeding ground for bacteria. If I were a girl, I'd tell my boyfriend to make sure he's washing well if he wants to get any action. You wouldn't put a unwashed dirty sex toy in there, nor should your boyfriend be unwashed (and no, just standing under a shower and putting some soap in the general area does not count as washing). Still, I don't know if this makes any difference for the bacteria problem, maybe someone can confirm this theory... but it seems like good advice either way!!
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