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What causes bad vaginal odor?

I have vaginal odor and I don t know what it s from. My underwear can really smell and sometimes, after I take off my pants, I can smell the odor in the crotch area. Does this have to do with being overweight? What causes it? I don t have abnormal discharge, it s just the smell.
Tue, 9 Jun 2015
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HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

Yes, it may be related to your weight to some extent. There may be increased heat and moisture in the genitalia that is contributing to the problem.

If the skin folds are inflamed or irritated then this would also play a role.

It would be best to see your doctor for an assessment which would include vaginal and skin examination.
Anti fungal and additional therapy may be needed.

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What causes bad vaginal odor?

HI, thanks for using healthcare magic Yes, it may be related to your weight to some extent. There may be increased heat and moisture in the genitalia that is contributing to the problem. If the skin folds are inflamed or irritated then this would also play a role. It would be best to see your doctor for an assessment which would include vaginal and skin examination. Anti fungal and additional therapy may be needed. I hope this helps