Sweat can cause unpleasant smells in the vaginal area. The prime culprit is a bacteria called Gardnerella vaginalis. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease is often the late stage result of an STD not being treated, and can cause pungent vaginal odor, along with pelvic pain. When symptoms do present themselves, women often experience fishy odors, pelvic pain, fatigue, painful urination or sex, fever and heavy discharge. Simply put, your vagina will have its own special smell that may change due to different factors. A strong, fishy odor, especially post-coital, and white or grey discharge. What I have found most helpful is bathing daily alternating adding baking soda and vinegar to your water.
With trimethylaminuria, trimethylamine is released into the urine instead of being broken down. My Anxiety Diary Jordan Haiber. It can also help if you wash your groin area, then dry the area, before putting on fresh clothes. Research shows that foods with strong scents like pepper, garlic, onion, blue cheese, cabbage, asparagus, fish and broccoli tend to have the most impact.
Is this normal before a period? But where does this incredibly uncomfortable vaginal odor come from, and what is it in the first place? I will also try lemon juice and cranberry. Advertising revenue supports our not-for-profit mission. Anderson MR, et al.
These toxins are then released in the urine, causing the strong smell. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. These relax the bladder neck and reduce painful urination. Lactobacilli are good bacteria that outnumber anaerobes or bad bacteria present in your vagina. They may be a sign of an underlying liver problem or a complication of an already-diagnosed condition. They had to spend years doing internships and residencies where they dealt with every manner of gross, horrifying ailment, and they have become desensitized to all of it. First, see your doctor to see what the cause is.