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Bad odor from the vagina post sex - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Vaginal and Uterus Health
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 37 Questions
User :   hi i have an odor coming from my vagina and i know i dont have a std or vaginal infection...what should i do and what do you think is wrong with me?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   hi... i have an odor coming from my vagina and i know i dont have a std or vaginal infection...what should i do and what do you think is wrong with me?
Doctor :   May I know your age and since when have you noticed these symptoms?
User :   im 22 and i have been having bv for the last few months off and on but i havent had it recently but after i have sex my boyfriend notices a scent
Doctor :   Ok
User :   and i also have white stuff that just started coming down today but with no scent..
Doctor :   Do you have any other symptoms such as white discharge/increased frequency of urination/burning sensation when you have these symptoms?
User :   today i noticed a white discharge
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you consume alcohol?
Doctor :   Do you have any other medical illness such as diabetes/hypertension?
User :   no and i dont smoke and i dont have any of those medical symptoms
Doctor :   Ok
User :   oh and my urine has a strong smell
Doctor :   Let me explain it to you.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Bad odour are experience by few girls following sexual intercourse.\
Doctor :   They are mainly caused by the action of the bacteria which is normally present in the genital areas on the secretions.
Doctor :   They usually settle down.
Doctor :   However, if they are persisting for more than 1 to 2 days, or if you develop any of the symptoms that I had described before,
Doctor :   it can indicate the persistence of infection.
User :   but is there anything that i could take for the smell of my urine?
Doctor :   I shall suggest you some home measures that should take care of it.
Doctor :   1. Drink plenty of water, they will help in flushing the infected urine out of your system.
Doctor :   2. Change of douches is suggested.
Doctor :   3. Use douches soaked in vinegar instead till the discharge reduces.
Doctor :   4. If the discharges becomes foul smelling or if you develop fever, itching, burning sensation, or the colour of the discharge changes to yellow, you would need antibiotics.
Doctor :   In such cases, you would have to see a gynaecologist for the needful.
Doctor :   Do you follow what I have suggested?
User :   yes but will cranberry juice help?
Doctor :   They would help more in preventing the illness and not treating the present one.
User :   ok and does the semen affect the odor as well
Doctor :   You may continue with it, and follow these measures for the present problem
Doctor :   The odour is due to the effects of the bacteria on all the secretions, that can include on the semen if it is deposited in the external genitalia.
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