Vaginal Odor
What Is Normal & Abnormal  


Vaginal odor is a natural occurrence. It is perfectly normal for every woman to have her own distinct vagina smell or "aroma"

A woman's vagina odors that comes from her vaginal glands is due to:-

  • a combination of the normal bacteria that lives in the vagina
  • the food she eats, if you eat a lot of onions, yes there will be slight onion smell in your vagina odor
  • the clothes she wears
  • her level of hygiene
  • how much she sweats 

So, no two vaginas smell alike.

Occasionally, we might be more self conscious about our vagina smell. But there shouldn't be any cause for concern when it is not noticeable by others.

What Is Normal Vaginal Odor

The menstrual cycle plays a part in how our vagina odour. The smell is mild and very pleasant (musky) around mid-cycle. The odor is stronger right before and after menses.

And it is normal when your vagina smell becomes stronger during foreplay. This is very arousing to your partner and heightens  his sexual excitement. It is this "aroma" that drives him wild, burying his face in our "love nest" and taste it.

Causes Of Smelly Vagina Odor

Causes for normal vaginal odor to turn bad, "fishy" or  foul smelling are:-

  • Poor Vagina Hygiene
  • Menstruation
  • Urine Leakage
  • Vaginal Infections
  • Douching
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Vaginal Fistula
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Diseases (PID)

Vagina Hygiene

Good vagina hygiene such as:-

  • Changing your panties after every shower or at least once a day.
  • Wiping the external vaginal anatomy from front to back with baby wipes or soft tissue after urination.  
  • Rinsing the genitalia and anal region after passing stools.

will cut down vaginal odors from the crotch of your pants and panties.

Menstruation

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During menstruation, you can stay fresh and odor free by:-

  • Cleansing with the kacip fatimah feminine wash.
  • Changing your sanitary pad every 3-4 hours
  • Rinsing or wiping with non-fragrant wipes before putting on a new pad.

Urine Leakage

Most women who have given birth do experience urine leakage when we have the flu or bouts of coughing. We do wear pads or panty liners to absorb the sudden outflow of urine, right?

Panty liners or pads  smells awful when they are soaked with urine.  Do change them. And wash or wipe the vagina with baby wipes every time you put on fresh liners.

Vaginal Infection

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Vaginal infections such as bacterial vaginosis and vaginal yeast infection release/cause

These home-remedies can ease the symptoms. If home remedies are troublesome for you, the vagina wand is effective in getting rid of itching and discharge.

But, if symptoms do not subside after 5-7 days, please see a doctor to rule out that they are not STD related infections.

Vaginal Douching

Douching is not necessary. Scented douches disrupts the colony of good bacteria that lives in the vagina. This could lead to bacterial vaginosis or (BV) which gives off a "fishy" smell.

Washing the vulva with the herbal feminine wash is good enough. Its mild pH maintains optimum vaginal health. It is an effective vaginal-itching remedy too.

Smelly Vagina Which Needs Medical Attention

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

STDs such as Chlamydia, gonorrhea and trichomoniasis cause bad vaginal smell, discharge and painful urination.

If you have symptoms of the above STDs do not try to self-cure. You need to be treated by a doctor who will prescribe a course of antibiotics.

Vaginal Fistula

A vaginal fistula is an abnormal opening or passage between the vagina and another organ such as the bladder, urethra or rectum.

It causes a lot of emotional distress as the fistula lets urine or faeces pass into the vagina which causes embarrassing soiling problems that cannot be controlled (incontinence). There could also be a foul smelling discharge or gas coming from the vagina.

Other than odor, the genital area may get infected and sore too.

There is no alternative cure for vaginal fistula other than surgery to close up the passage to restore normal urinary and bladder functions.

Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that occurs at the cervix. The cervix is the lowest part of the uterus that connects to the vagina. Various strains of the human pappilomavirus (HPV) plays a role in causing most cases of cervical cancer.

Early cervical cancer generally shows no signs or symptoms. As the cancer progresses, there could be a watery, bloody and foul smelling vaginal discharge.

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) is an infection of the female reproductive organs. One of the main causes of PID is complications arising from untreated Chlamydia and gonorrhea.

Other than pain in the lower abdomen, smelly vaginal odor is another symptom of PID.

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