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Odour of vaginal discharge, while intercourse - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Vaginal and Uterus Health
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User :   Right before sex my girlfriends' vagina has a strong smell to it. After 10 minutes of intercourse the smell isn't nearly as strong. Is this just her hormones or could there be something wrong of why the smell?
Doctor :   hi.
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here. let me read what you have typed.
User :   hi, a little background too is she is off birth control and only has periods every 6 months maybe. they're random. don't know if this has any effect on the problem
Doctor :   ok. does she have vaginal itching, burning, discharge?
User :   none of that, i don't think she has any problems other than its just an unusual odor.
Doctor :   ok. the unusual odor can suggest infection, most commonly yeast infection
Doctor :   get her to her gynecologist for a check with a vaginal swab
Doctor :   to identify the infection
Doctor :   if infection is found to be present,
Doctor :   then both of you should get treated simultaneously
Doctor :   and avoid having unprotected intercourse during the treatment
Doctor :   to avoid chances of re-infection.
Doctor :   have you followed what I have said?
User :   ok. if no infection is found then maybe it's just her natural fluids??
Doctor :   yes, if no infection is found then it could be her vaginal secretions
Doctor :   vagial secretions are known to have mild odour, but not strong
Doctor :   if any change is noticed, then it is not normal
User :   ok. my other question is sometimes her vagina is tight and other times it's more loose. assuming she's not having sex is this normal?
Doctor :   yes it is normal, the vagina muscles tone can vary from time to time. doing pelvic floor exercises will help to have good tone and tightness
User :   this is over the course of a couple days that i can see a difference. i don't think she's cheating but I question when we haven't had sex for days and when we do it's more loose. then maybe another couple days and its tight again.
Doctor :   yes it is possible, when tyou do not have intercorse it will get loose, but whne you have again for a couple of days, then it gets back teh tone
Doctor :   this happens due to the vaginal muscles getting back into alternate contraction an d relaxation
Doctor :   during the intercourse
Doctor :   that is like exercise for the muscles
Doctor :   and hence the tightness comes back.
Doctor :   did you follow what I have said?
User :   so its normal to be loose until we have sex again?
Doctor :   yes it is normal

User :   thanks
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
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