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Viginal odour and discharge

I have just recently become concerned about dischrage that i have had for quite a while. I don't know how long I have had this for because I always assumed that notjing could possibly be wrong with me in my genital area because I was and still am a virgin (I dont believe in pre-marital sex). But now, age 24, I am engaged to be married in a couple of months. I noticed that my vagina smells quite bad, but I always assumed that I could do nothing about that. I casually looked it up online and am worried that I might have a yeast infection. I have constant discharge, not just around my period and my vagina smells even after a shower. However it does not itch at all. I am just worried that it will be a turn-off for my fiance who has had sex at one point (with one other girl) but has abstained voluntarily until he gets married (it's been 6 years since he has had sex). Howeer, there was one time that we fooled around and he went down on me- I was so embarressed that he couldnt continue cuz it tasted bad. I know he has gone down on other girls so I am very concerned that it is something wrong with me. I know he loves me so much, and now I feel so uncomfortable by the thought of him ever going down on me again-- he says he wants to, but I know he really doesn't so I wont let him. I really want it though- just not if he doesnt. And I want to smell "normal" when he does. Please help.
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Look up bacterial vaginosis.  If it has a fishy smell that is probably what it is.  This is not an STD, it is caused by an imbalance in the vaginal bacteria.  You have to go to the doctor and get medicine for it to go away.  While its not an STD, if left intreated it can cause Pelvic Inflammatory disease which can lead to infertility.
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I agree - definitely sounds like BV!
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Just visit the doctor. You may be embarrassed ( I know I was first time I had to get checked down there), but for them it is such a normal thing that they do not think anything of it.

Ask for a female doctor if it helps you.

A simple visit to the doctor where you may be prescribed some sort of pessary or cream and wash that should get rid of the smell straight away.
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To whome ever can help.
Recently I have been facing the same poblems. I recently got married about 5 months ago and my huaband and I have sex once or twice a month.Recently I got up enough courage as to ask why our love life is so dead and he replied it is because of the fishy/vinagar smell that is always down there.weather he is eating me out or we are having sex th smell is to strong for him to stand. Ive known about it for 2 years now, but he claims that its been there for 5 out of seven years now. Iv'e went to 2 gyno and they say its normal but if it's affecting my sex life then I don't think it's normal.It's taken a toll on our relationship and it's getting worse because he states that because of the smell he has come to find me unattractive. he says that he loves me but don't want to make love to me. I told him it's probably because our fluids combined could be the reason, because when we do have sex the smell is stronger. I have read on a herbal website that if you place viginar and salt in the bath tub and sit in it with your legs open for about 5 minutes it should eliminate the smell. I tried inserting it into my vigina (vagina) with a swap and the smell went away but then I got my period the next day so I wasnt able to tell if it caused the bleeding.Please someone help me get my love life back in order.
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I think if it smells that bad you must have an infection.  I would try going to a different gyn and explain your concerns.  I know that since semen is so alkaline it can make the vaginal pH increase which in some women can lead to infections.  I would go to the dr. and get it cleared up.  Then use condoms whenever you have sex.  Also, why not shower together before sex so you know you are clean.
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They have determined it is not from sexual activity.  Nuns get bacterial vaginosis.
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Isn't bacterial vaginosis for people who are or have been sexually active?- I am not,and I have never been, so it can't apply to me...right?
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yes me too i have that kind of smell i also went to see the doctors,two of them said i am fine but why i still have the smell i feel embarasing and it turns to be another problems of my couple life ,please help me
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Do you use tampons?  It is possible to forget one and this can cause the foul odor and discharge.  That'd be my first guess.
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For those of you that are active if your partners are not circumcised it can lead to problems both yeast (which has a milder odor) and bacteria (fishy odor) urinate before and after sex.  
For the virgins & non virgins DON'T DOUCH it knocks off the PH in your vagina.  Were loose clothes and sleep in a gown w/o panties on the added air circulation helps a lot!
Mild bladder infections can cause this prob to ladies (a problem I have occasionally)so have your doc check for it, and switch to a unscented soap like dove, finally take showers not baths (this can irritate the urinary track in some women).
Drink plenty of cranberry juice for fishy odors, and eat yogurt  and drink raspberry leaf tea for yeast.
Good luck!
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I am 31 years old. my b/f is not circum. and i notice that I have that fishy smell after sex and i have a itching feeling up there. what do I do about it. we don't use condoms. he hates them I really want to use them.
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exactly what is the normal smell? and for any boys who read this (not likely), what is the normal taste? and what's the normal colour & texture of discharge?
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really and truthfully, if you want to use condoms, you should tell him. and he should respect that. if not, he's a ******* and not worth it. you make him read this.
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Look, all you females need to listen up!!!  I'm a 26yr old male and have a good bit of experience with females(22) and would love to share some information with you.  Typically, vaginal odor affects one out of every five or six females.  So, it's somewhat normal, so I don't want you girls getting too upset over it altough it is the biggest turn off in the bedroom for guys.   First, change your diet, eat healthy, drink plenty of water, eat more fruits and vegtables and avoid sodas or anything with high fructose corn syrup.  Second, start exercising.  Give it three months.  If no changes occur look into sweet release for woman.  I have heard great things about this on the radio on my way to work.  Also, personally, seems like all doctors label woman with smelly vaginas to have BV, seems odd to me.  The number one thing I could say is treat your body as your temple.  Also dont eat sweets.  DO NOT douche and have protected sex.  

If you want to know how other girls smell here;s the low down. Girls have all different taste and smells.  Many woman have no smell what so ever and some smell sweet some smell sour and few smell like my gym clothes. The taste varies as well but most have really no taste and if so its a slighty sweet taste or mildly salty.  If it smells it def taste like it smells fyi.  

Go to your health department and get checked out to make sure if everything is normal.  If so, try what i mentioned and let me know if it helps.

Get flavored condoms!!!! Cause they smell great too!!! and you can also get lube that smells great!!!  
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i was diagnosed with BV and given antibiotics that worked but then it came back. i found site that recommended taking folic acid and it WORKED no more smell. i recommend it to anyone. i just take it with my other vitamins once a day in the morning. i told my doctor i am doing and she seemed to think that was fine.
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thanks (:
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i'm 17 and have been with my boyfriend/ the same sex partner for the past 8 months. i have a foul smell, slighlty fishy. and a cloudy/ white somethimes clear and sometimes yellowish discharge. i've been checked twice and had 3 papsmears since i started having sex at 16. they alll came back normal. and i didnt start having this odor til i started having sex. a few months back i had a wart like thing come up but with in a few days it was gone but the past few days its been hurtin during sex. i dk what to do
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i recently become concerned about a smell i have coming from my vigina (vagina) i got married a few months ago and it makes me feel uncomfortable around my husband, its a prawn cocktail like smell & a white discharge any help would be a great help.
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Hunny you need to go see a doctor about the wart thats not normal at all.. i have had some of these problems but just like that guys said excerise and eating habits mean alot! Nothing else will keep it away unless you take the folic acid if your really off balance.
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Okai I recently had oral sex nd my lover finger me,now the next day I notice a smell I never had nd I always stay wet.Now this is the first time in 5 months since we did anything.I been tested and I'm good wat should I do.
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Okai I recently had oral sex nd my lover finger me,now the next day I notice a smell I never had nd I always stay wet.Now this is the first time in 5 months since we did anything.I been tested and I'm good wat should I do.
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