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A healthy vagina never smells bad and hardly possesses a detectable smell. If your vaginal discharge emits extremely horrible odors, then it is a sure shot indication of infection or disease in your lady bits. Even wet wipes won't help in this case.
It's very necessary to keep our private parts clean. Proper hygiene plays a key role in keeping your vagina healthy. Apart from hygiene, there are several other factors responsible for bad smell in your vagina. Check out these major reasons for the foul smell in your lady bits.
A fungus named Candida is responsible for causing yeast infection in the vagina. Symptoms of this infection are scorching, irritation, soreness, excess vaginal discharge and pain during intercourse. Use of anti-fungal ointment or medication can help to get rid of this infection.
STDs such as Chlamydia and Gonorrhea cause foul smell in the lady bits. Though most of the STDs are asymptomatic in nature, you must consult a doctor if you observe any puss-like discharge in your urine. The only way to protect yourself from STD is to use protection during $ex.
PID is an infection that affects the uterus, ovaries, womb and fallopian tubes of a woman. Some common symptoms of PID are fever, vaginal discharge, pain in the pelvis, pain during $ex and painful micturition. Doctors generally prescribe antibiotics to cure PID. It may even lead to sterility if left untreated.
Vaginal cancer is a rare form of cancer that is caused due to the human papillomavirus. It affects the lower part of uterus adjacent to the vagina. Some common symptoms of cervical cancer include bleeding after $ex, smelling vaginal discharge and pain in pelvic area. Though vaginal cancer can be cured in the early phases itself, it's quite difficult to detect as it is asymptomatic in nature.
Overgrowth of bacteria is the main cause of Bacterial vaginosis. The two major symptoms of this infection are excess vaginal discharge and bad odor. Oral antibiotics and gels are used for the treatment of Bacterial vaginosis. There are chances of further occurrence of Bacterial vaginosis even after proper treatment.
Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted infection caused by a parasite. Several cases of this infection have been reported in both males and females. Some common symptoms include vaginal discharge, green-colored foamy urethra, painful urination, pain during intercourse and burning sensation in the private parts.
Poor hygiene is one of the major causes of vaginal odor. Wash your vagina daily with mild soap. Use a separate towel to wipe your lady bits after every restroom visit. Bath daily and make sure you change underwear every day.
Believe it or not! Your diet seriously impacts the way you smells. It is rightly said that: 'You are what you eat.' Garlic, onion, asparagus and curry causes foul smelling odor in the body.
Medications such as antibiotics, antihistamines, herbal therapies and essential oils lead to changes in vaginal odor.
Menstrual cycles, hormonal therapies, birth control pills and vaginal creams causes change in the vaginal odor. Menopause can lead to the reduction of estrogen levels thereby increasing the incidence of yeast infection and Bacterial vaginosis. Share this information with the girls you care.