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What Causes Foul Vaginal Odour Post An Intercourse?

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Posted on Tue, 28 Mar 2017
Question: Hi, I am currently experiencing a fishy smell only during the intercourse. I have no vaginal discharge problem or vaginal odor problem. Why is this happening? I am currently using neo-penotran I bought from the pharmacy and is on the second day. Since the smell is only during the intercourse, how should I know if the neo-penotran actually works? Should I masturbate to check before having sex again with my husband? Can my husband and I continue with our sexual activity during the 7 days neo-penotran course?
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Answered by Dr. Sudha Rani Panagar (21 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Madam,seems to be vaginal infection.

Detailed Answer:
Hi.Welcome to healthcaremagic and thanks for trusting us for your health related queries.
I guess your concern is about fishy smell during intercourse.Though you don't have any discharge problem or odor problem you are sensing fishy odor that too only during intercourse.I understood what you are trying to say.

Well,fishy smell indicates that there is vaginal infection.May be the contents of infection inside vagina is still in pre-mative stage and not sufficient enough in quantity to discharge out and visible to naked eye or smell to your nose.
During intercourse,may due to friction its displaced outside and in the external environment you are able to sense it.

Moreover fishy smell is because of chemical amines. Chemicals present in semen with sperms may react with this amines and exaggerate its fishy smell.So,this might be the reason you are correlating to the sexual act.

Advice:1.Whatever it is,its wise to visit a nearby gynecologist to inspect the region and order for some microbiological tests and start treatment accordingly.

2.Its better to take your husband along with you,because sometimes the infections if at all if he has can be looked upon easily at the same time.Even if he doesn't have, infection from vagina may be transferred to him,so has the benefit to take him along with you.

I hope this information is helpful and useful to your query.

Feel free to ask further queries.

Get well soon.

Good luck.

Regards,
Dr,Sudha XXXXXXX panagar.MBBS,MS(obstetrics and gynecologist)





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Follow up: Dr. Sudha Rani Panagar (12 minutes later)
Dear Dr. XXXXXXX XXXXXXX

Thank you so much for your advice. Will definitely make time to visit the gynecologist and do further checking.
As for now, is the neo-penotran suffice?

Just to repeat my questions earlier on the neo-penotran:
Since the smell is only during the intercourse, how should I know if the neo-penotran actually works? Should I masturbate to check before having sex again with my husband? Can my husband and I continue with our sexual activity within the 7 days neo-penotran course?
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Answered by Dr. Sudha Rani Panagar (30 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Neo penotran you can continue

Detailed Answer:
Hi.
Welcome back again.

You can continue the course of the medicine you have bought from pharmacy shop.

If the medicine is effective gradually infection settles down.Not necessary to masturbate to check its effectiveness.Wait till you complete its course.

Its better to avoid intercourse till you get completely cured or at least till you complete neo penotran course.

Feel free to ask further queries.

Good luck

Regards,
Dr,Sudha XXXXXXX panagar.MBBS,MS(obstetrics and gynecologist)

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What Causes Foul Vaginal Odour Post An Intercourse?

Brief Answer: Madam,seems to be vaginal infection. Detailed Answer: Hi.Welcome to healthcaremagic and thanks for trusting us for your health related queries. I guess your concern is about fishy smell during intercourse.Though you don't have any discharge problem or odor problem you are sensing fishy odor that too only during intercourse.I understood what you are trying to say. Well,fishy smell indicates that there is vaginal infection.May be the contents of infection inside vagina is still in pre-mative stage and not sufficient enough in quantity to discharge out and visible to naked eye or smell to your nose. During intercourse,may due to friction its displaced outside and in the external environment you are able to sense it. Moreover fishy smell is because of chemical amines. Chemicals present in semen with sperms may react with this amines and exaggerate its fishy smell.So,this might be the reason you are correlating to the sexual act. Advice:1.Whatever it is,its wise to visit a nearby gynecologist to inspect the region and order for some microbiological tests and start treatment accordingly. 2.Its better to take your husband along with you,because sometimes the infections if at all if he has can be looked upon easily at the same time.Even if he doesn't have, infection from vagina may be transferred to him,so has the benefit to take him along with you. I hope this information is helpful and useful to your query. Feel free to ask further queries. Get well soon. Good luck. Regards, Dr,Sudha XXXXXXX panagar.MBBS,MS(obstetrics and gynecologist)