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What causes awful vaginal odor?

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Posted on Fri, 12 Jun 2015
Question: what medicine can I take with a terrible smell coming from my Vagina
please answer my question conserving every day smell from my vagina.
I bath 2 times a day
thank you
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (15 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Should go for tests

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thanks for your query.

In my opinion first send samples from pap smear and other swabs for culture and sensitivity. A complete urine examination including microscopy should be done to see if there are fungal forms present.

A terrible smell from vagina may be some infection but can also be cervicitis or even carcinoma in situ. Thus these tests along with a per vaginal examination are very important.
Do you have any other symptoms like pain in lower abdomen, fever, etc.

After sending these tests, you can try clotrimazole vaginal tablets to be inserted every night for 5 - 7 days.

Please see a gynecologist or your family physician to run the tests.

Hope it helps.

Dr Vaishalee
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Brief Answer: Should go for tests Detailed Answer: Hi and thanks for your query. In my opinion first send samples from pap smear and other swabs for culture and sensitivity. A complete urine examination including microscopy should be done to see if there are fungal forms present. A terrible smell from vagina may be some infection but can also be cervicitis or even carcinoma in situ. Thus these tests along with a per vaginal examination are very important. Do you have any other symptoms like pain in lower abdomen, fever, etc. After sending these tests, you can try clotrimazole vaginal tablets to be inserted every night for 5 - 7 days. Please see a gynecologist or your family physician to run the tests. Hope it helps. Dr Vaishalee