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Foul fishy odour during intercourse. Cause?

Ive been having intercourse with my boyfriend for a year now, and the last two times during intercourse there is a foul fishy odor when he ejaculate, he saids that he did not cum, and he thinks the smell is from me cumming, but I don t know this just started happening all of a sudden......what could be causing this now..
Asked On : Thu, 17 May 2012
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OBGYN 's  Response
hi... your vaginal discharge is grey or develops a strong fishy smell, particularly after sexual intercourse, you could have bacterial vaginosis (BV). BV is an imbalance in the normal bacteria found in your vagina. It does not usually cause itching or irritation.
Like thrush, BV is very common and is not sexually transmitted. It is easily treated with antibiotics. See your doctor.
In diagnosing bacterial vaginosis, it is important to exclude other serious infections, such as gonorrhea and Chlamydia.
At present, it seems to be that a combination of multiple bacteria must be present together for the problem to develop. Bacterial vaginosis typically features a reduction in the number of the normal hydrogen peroxide-producing lactobacilli in the vagina. Simultaneously, there is an increase in concentration of other types of bacteria, especially anaerobic bacteria (bacteria that grow in the absence of oxygen). As a result, the diagnosis and treatment are not as simple as identifying and eradicating a single type of bacteria. Why the bacteria combine to cause the infection is unknown.

Answered: Wed, 18 Jul 2012
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OBGYN Dr. Rakhi Tayal's  Response

Thanks for writing to us.
A fishy foul odor while ejaculation can be there due to an infection. It could be a vaginal infection or a prostatitis. Both the vaginal swab culture and semen examination will help in determining the type of infection you are having. The treatment depends on the cause.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.


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