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Fishy smell

If your vulva smells fishy, it is almost certain that you have bacterial vaginosis (also known as anaerobic vaginosis). This is an imbalance in the bacteria in the vagina. All women have harmless bacteria in their vaginal passage. In bacterial vaginosis, some of the bacteria multiply so that more are present than is normal (it is usually the Gardnerella and Mobiluncus bacteria that are the culprits). In other words, bacterial vaginosis is not an infection caught from your partner, it is due to bacteria that are normally present in the vagina.
 
Bacterial vaginosis is treated with an antibiotic, metronidazole, from your doctor. You will find more information on bacterial vaginosis in the section on genital infections.

Written by: Dr Margaret Stearn
Edited by: Dr Margaret Stearn
Last updated: Monday, December 3rd 2012

 


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Posted by Optional on 09/06/2014 at 01:42

I am 13. My labia minora and clitoris stick out of my lips. I clean my vagina throughly everyday and yet it still smells like fish. I am a virgin, of course.. But what do I do to remove this smell?

Posted by Optional on 05/06/2014 at 12:35

Hi im 22 and i have a bad smell down there and i dont understand why im such a clean person i wash up two times a day i really want to get rid of the smell i haven't had sexual intercourse because of this an im a sex addict so please help me

Posted by Optional on 29/05/2014 at 10:09

How come mine smells and im only a virgin

Posted by Optional on 21/05/2014 at 07:26

Hi. Im 12. I wash myself and vagina everyday. But it smells.BAD. But I wont trll my mum because its weird. I eat petite flous 5x a week. And im afraid my friends can smel it brcause every time I go to the toilet theres a small wet smelly patch in my pants. Im a virgin. Help meee. Xx

Posted by Optional on 19/05/2014 at 07:44

like this article..so helpful

Posted by jade on 02/03/2014 at 04:47

I'm 14 and im starting to smell before my period and whilst on it.I find it quite embarrassing because I can't smell it that well but everyone else I know they can smell it and I don't know what to do about this especially at school.I shower quite a lot and I spray perfume or deodorant on my self.

Posted by shwani on 27/02/2014 at 12:49

i hv bad smell in vagina im 4 mnths pregnant,what must i do to prevent it?

Posted by Optional on 12/01/2014 at 05:21

Ive suffered from bv for 12 years and medication only works for a few weeka and it comes back. If you eat a yogurt a day for a whole week, your vagina will lose the smell. Then be sure to eat yogurt at least twice a week to maintain. This is the only rhing that works and I have done the metro gel, flagyl 500 mg too. Save yourself the money n headache. I like Activia strawberry but as long as you get yogurt n drink wayer u will be ok.

Posted by carol on 17/12/2013 at 06:37

I have this fishy smell everyday of my life and it is so embarrassing. What can i do to stop this smell?

Posted by Optional on 10/11/2013 at 04:21

im a women age 21 i have type 1 diabetes since 2003 but recently at the end of last year ive been gettin pains down below a white milky discharge and a foul smell down below but i didnt think nothing of it til my cousin same age of me who also has type 1 diabetes found out she had cerival cancer at the start of this year and the symptoms are kind of the same to mine but this year its been getting worse my periods have been all over the place ive been getting more pains down below more discharge and very very bad foul smell down below also been sleeping more often less energy pains in the sides of my body and in my back , i have been to the GP about it but they said they cant do a smear test cus of my age. its been going on for a long time now and im getting worried.

Posted by Optional on 30/10/2013 at 08:53

What if a woman is perceiving fishy smell in her pirvate part but do not have itching is it still part of vaginal infection?

Posted by Optional on 02/10/2013 at 12:44

thanx l was helped by the information that u provide me with

Posted by Rajbans huidrom on 29/09/2013 at 02:18

hi Iam having a fussing smell from my penis.How to cure it?

Posted by Mmmmm on 21/09/2013 at 10:37

I hv penis,testicles,legs arm pains.strong smell on testicles and hands and dry joints. I need help.

Posted by Optional on 19/09/2013 at 12:13

Sweet sickly wee smell from vagina even after washing up to 8 times a day sometime its a poo smell aswell from vagina

Posted by Joan on 12/09/2013 at 10:08

Xactly wat am suffering 4rm,gosh!

Posted by Optional on 25/08/2013 at 04:26

Hello. I'm a 12 year old girl and have not had sex, shared underware, or anything. My vigian has started to itch really bad and I discovered a bump on one side. Thee a white things on the hair but I have not had sex!!!!! Also there is white and black stuff in my underware and I don't know what to do. I don't want to tell my mom cause were not really that close. I feel odd putting this but I need help. Some one please!!! I haven't had my period ether... Help me.

Posted by Optional on 12/08/2013 at 11:03

hi i am 14 i have had bv for 2 or 3 years but just thought it was normal. looked up symptoms and they are all related to bv, taking tablets for it but not working so far and im on my 5th day taking them (out of 7 days) if anyone has this problem and something has worked for them please say

Posted by Optional on 06/08/2013 at 11:00

I. Have it and I haven't had sex yet

Posted by optional on 28/07/2013 at 04:02

I totally understand what all of u r writing n about I have bn going thru this since I was 15 years old I too have bn tested for STD' s n all have bn negative when trying to tell ur doctor about what is going on they do give u a look like ur over exagerating only bcus they aren't the ones having to deal with this problem of being embarrested to be around pple or to have entercourse with ur partner bcus of this horrible stench. It actually took me a long time to evn go to a doctor bcus of the embarresment that I felt I wasn't able to enjoy my childhood as to the extent of running and being free and not having to worry about if I smell and does sumone smell me, uhhggg I can go on and on about this but I won't I just wntd to thank the few pple who shared their stories, suggestions, and products that they have tried to get rid of or decrease the odor, God Bless and Thank You.

Posted by carol on 03/06/2013 at 09:55

Hi I started getting same prob after first kid,bad smell of bo down there,if no no its fish or wee, been docs lots says nothing wrong,have taken meds but no joy, always have a lower abdomen pain.getting fed up of the horrible comments now feel helpless and paranoid,starting to get panicky to go anywhere even left my job, even people at shops comment,not sure what to do but can't cope no more I shower daily but nothing makes the bo or fish go please help my kids are losing out

Posted by shamna on 30/05/2013 at 01:35

hi doc,its been 2days dat ma husband is experiencing a bad smell during d sex which changes his concentration i m realy tensd y do it smel badly i dnt hav any other problmes my dischrg is olso normal plz help me suggest a solution

Posted by Optional on 26/05/2013 at 06:23

Hello all just a quick note to say, i'm in total agreement with the below about dermal 500 lotion, the stuff is amazing! I have been suffering with b.v for nearly five years, been to g.p's antibiotics, internal cream etc just didnt work. My friend initially told me about this a month ago and i asked my g.p to prescribe me, after one day no smell, amazed that all this was caused by pesky soap (and the no perfume ones dodnt work for me) All i can can is try it :)

Posted by anonymous on 14/05/2013 at 04:15

I went in the shower to remove some vagina hair with some hair removal cream and when I did it one side of my vagina really hurt then when I washed it of I saw like a red Mark there and I don't know what to do and I haven't told my mum yet!

Posted by Ian on 03/05/2013 at 10:44

My girlfriend likes me performing oral sex, but does she ever smell strong down there, actually unpleasant. It's not fishy so much as a normal smell X by 10. I think she wipes her bum from back to front. Would that do it?

Posted by Optional on 01/04/2013 at 03:48

My 12 year old daughter have a realy bad smell don't know what to do.

Posted by Optional on 20/03/2013 at 12:34

Listen your boyfriend cheated ...that fish smell is CLAMYDIA miss get yoself checked out ;)

Posted by anon on 06/03/2013 at 10:07

fishy smell down below, i feel so worried when were in assembly i have to cross my legs coz i feel i can smell it tht bad, i was wondering if its because i have been eatin quite un healthy recently and i started my period so im not sure but i really really am defently not going to the doctors, im to nervous, is there any way i could stop it

Posted by pensioner on 22/02/2013 at 03:53

For over one year, I have had this disgusting smell around my Privates a sweet sickly smell. Also my pee was the same. it ligered in the toilet My pee was very dark & I'm on water tablet to get rid of the water in my Body. since I had a Heart by pass. a friend recommended virgin coconut oil after the first dose the smell vanished My G.P have checked nothing showed. But one doctor said I had a lot of proteen but did not send me to a specialist. But the doctor said it was not normal & did not prscribe anything

Posted by kay on 08/02/2013 at 07:28

Hi im 24 years old and really dont know whats wrong .ive bathed today and hours after ive got like a fishy smell from down below i have also sharp belly ace .ive had this fishy smell for around 2months now .any one have any idea what it could be ? X

Posted by Optional on 01/10/2012 at 10:17

Im 26 Female as i have sbad smell and itching and little pain so im little afraid of this so please solve me from this

Posted by Reetal on 29/09/2012 at 04:38

After 20 days of veginal delivery there is fishy smell and burn in my inner lips of vegina

Posted by Optional on 27/09/2012 at 01:44

Hi m 17 yrz old I hv smelly yellowish ng greenish diacharges e

Posted by Optional on 22/08/2012 at 10:56

Am a 21 young girl am sexual active and this past few weeks when i have sex the is this bad smell coming up like fishy wise and even when am not have sex i have this bad smell i never had this and i did go to the doctor and he gave me pills but still the smell is still there and my boyfriend is telling me now that since he had sex with me his penis ie so painful even when he pee h even come out blood. I don't know what to do now please help

Posted by Optional on 19/08/2012 at 09:06

My doctor says I'm not aloud to wash with soaps because I get BV and thrush, so gave me some aqeous cream to wash with. Once I've had a bath my vagina (the inner lips still smell quite fishy) the discharge is fine and normal smelling. Its just the strange fishly like smell only after I've had a bath. The smell usually goes after about 10 minutes but it makes me paranoid. Does anyone know what this is?

Posted by Angie on 11/07/2012 at 04:59

SUCCESS STORY! I don't post often but I remember crying all the time because I had no idea of why my vagina smelled fishy. My doctor gave me antibiotics. I took them, they didn't work. I Googled everything and bought creams and douched but my odor got worse. I read about this woman who had the same problem and she said LIQUID CHLOROPHYLL helped her. Then I tried it, and it worked. I just don't like the way it taste. But I don't have vaginal odor anymore and my odor was gone fast. I know many of you are embarassed and have the same problem so I wanted to share with you what helped me.

Posted by Optional on 04/05/2012 at 02:04

TO ALL WHO HAVE POSTED ON THIS SITE, PLEASE READ THIS. Just because you have a smell, discharge whatever does not mean that you had sex-if you are a teen, your mother will not know-you can get an infection without having sex. It can be caused by accidentally getting bacterial soap near the vaginal opening or anything that causes a change in the pH of the vagina. I cannot believe the comments/queries that have been written down below. ALL you people need to go see doctors and not be writing to regular people looking for help. Every one of you need a prescription medicine to get rid of the infection you obviously have. Many of you simply have an imbalance of the natural organisms that grow in the vagina-when they get imbalanced it causes a discharge, odor, possibly itching and pain/burning. Some of you may have a sexually transmitted disease which will not go away without treatment but could easily be cleared up with treatment. The person using alcohol on or around (couldn't tell) the vagina-that's unbelievable. The vagina is one of the most delicate areas of the body. Don't ever put alcohol anywhere near it. And to people who have CHILDREN with vaginal problems I would make absolutely sure that they have not been sexually assaulted and avoid bubble baths. It is very rare for a child to have this sort of problem so I would question the child to be sure but I do know one of the biggest culprits is bubble bath-and chronically wet/damp underpants.

Posted by Optional on 28/04/2012 at 12:25

My child has a vaginal odor what would I be able to get over the counter for the smell

Posted by Optional on 06/04/2012 at 08:46

Well I had sex last Friday with my 2 year bf I notice that ever since my virgina have been swollen also have been very ichy have a very bad smell also this white milky liquid comeing out like crazy ....

Posted by Optional on 10/03/2012 at 05:25

This site is extremely useful. My six years old is having this problem for 2 years. Six years old daughter in and out of doctors office for greenish fowl smelling discharge. My daughter had minor procudere (flushing behind hymen for foreign matter)Nothing found blood works and swabs (negative)Problem persist. This site gives me a lot courage and hope. Glory to god!!!!!!!! 0

Posted by PrettyGirl" on 29/02/2012 at 09:57

I've had NEVER had such a stink smell coming from my vagina. I've had my mirena in for almost a month now. My bf and I had sex and that's when I noticed the odor.it smells like a dead animal its very embarrassing.CAN ANYONE FILL ME IN ON WHAT THIS COULD BE AND WHY ITS HAPPENING? , •ive tried 2 different kinds of pills for birth control bt got really sick on them so mirena was my last choice.could it b the fact that my body is just too weak to accept the hormones in the iudthats y this is happening?

Posted by Edith on 25/02/2012 at 10:29

I have been there and it is horrible. I used to shower twice a day and douche with plain water three times a day. Still a terrible smell came from my vag. Creams, antibiotics hopeless for me. Give proskin candida a try. I have been using it for the past two months and the smell and I assume my bacterial vaginosis are long gone. Now a couple of things - this doesn't work overnight so bear with it. I noticed a difference after a couple of weeks. Apply it daily (it keeps your vag moist as well). Secondly it is over £20 but I still have some left after two months so its not too bad. The coconut oil in it kills the bad bacteria on your vag. Good luck!

Posted by Optional on 13/02/2012 at 04:12

Hi I need help.!!! I take a bath almost everyday some times 3 times a day becuz i have an oder, so i started to use vagisil to lower my baths but that the dont seem to work, I got into an car acciendent so i been also using green acohol but i ran out then i try the regular acohol and now im burning icthing and what use to be good is now painful my vagina has gotton so dry it really hurts..!!!!! I NEED HELP PLEASE!!!

Posted by Optional on 08/02/2012 at 08:16

Hi..uhmm i just wantt to know if it is possible to smell like fish on your period even if you are not sexually active with someone ? No..i do not have this problem but other girls at my school do and it just makes me wonder !!...

Posted by Optional on 07/02/2012 at 04:13

Recently had a colposcopy (all came up negative and clear) and ever since then i've had an odor. It's smells like a yeast infection but no side affects. It's the consistancy of a yeast infection as well. I have not used anything i've just been trying to clean it very well (then i read about bv and it says that can worsen things) it has not been pleasant and is extremely embarrassing! :( I have called and left my dr. a message but no returned phone call for days now. Just want to make sure it's nothing worse. Thanks in advance for your guidance.

Posted by samm on 24/01/2012 at 10:00

this might be wierd but , i been having white discharge for along time now, and i told my mom what was going on, but one thing i didn't tell her was finding dry discharge up in my vagina. i know i had discharge longer then 5 months. i need help solving my problem..

Posted by Optional on 18/01/2012 at 06:54

I have this itching and some watery whitish substances coming out of me and stains my paints, always with a bad smell. Some times a discharge occur, i have tried to cure it but the itching keeps comming. Do you think that my womb is affected too? Pls nid help

Posted by Need helpp on 11/01/2012 at 08:38

Hi so for a while now I've had this white yellowish sticky stuff comignout of my vaginia. It Used t never itch but now in school it itches like crazy and I can't tell my mom. HELP!

Posted by Deanna on 10/01/2012 at 03:35

I've been having problems with odor alot lately because no matter how much i scrub on my armpit and vaginal area with the summer eve's products, it just doesn't seem to work. And it is very embarassing to go to school with that kind of odor.

Posted by Optional on 05/01/2012 at 01:40

my gal took the after morning pills without consultations and after that her period lasted for almost 1 month. during that period we went to see a doctor who gave her some contraceptives to correct her menstrual cycle, the bleeding stopped after 2 days and she stopped taking the pills. since then her once perfect pussy has turned into a smelly rotten fish entail.. this is driving me nuts bcos i love her so much and wouldn't wan a dump her bcos of that but i need our sex life back ... can somebody advice me on way to do.. i had booked an appointment wit a gyn for her tho.. but additional advice wil be welcomed

Posted by Sanny on 02/01/2012 at 09:11

Hi i have been diagnosed with BV in the past, i have used tablets, creams, gels, tee-tree oil, vinegar. Some of it has worked for a short amount of time and then it comes back after my periods. I've been trying to find a cure for the last 5 years almost. I'm tired of going to the doctors when nothing is useful. I even went last week again, and everything was clear, hygienic and healthy looking but that Disgusting FOUL strong smell is still there, and the doctor found nothing, how can that be? My partner of 6 years has also been checked and everything is fine, PLEASE HELP, i would like to have a baby but this smell is over coming everything.

Posted by .....Jassy needs help! on 30/12/2011 at 03:21

okay so i have this brownish white stuff in my underwear everyday and don't know what it is i'm scared to tell anyone even my ma!! and then my vagina is really red and itchy like almost burning!! i need help cuz i feel really weird and if i shouldn't worry or tell my ma so we can go to the doctor i'm only 11. i need help!! and somedays the brownish white stuff is just a little somedays it's alot and i haven't got my period yet either so if someone could helpp that would be greatt(:

Posted by Baby la cool on 28/12/2011 at 09:16

For past four months, i notice that my virgina smells fishy, but now the odour is even worst. If i sit down i will be perceiving the odour of my virgina. Iam even ashamed of pulling my undies before my boyfriend. What will i do to treat this nemesis of my.

Posted by teenager. on 23/12/2011 at 10:27

my private areo has been red for 3 months. it doesnt burn or itch. but this white stuff has been coming out of my private. i believe. it doesnt really smell though. i cant tell my mom. but ive been eating yogurt and thats helped it. but what othe rhome remedies can i use ? and is it a yeast infection ?

Posted by christine on 01/12/2011 at 03:53

i was worried sick about this problem but after reading this page it took all the worry away above all it is layed out for even myself to understand and it really did reasure me thanks and will tell my friends and will always come here for advice in future thanks again

Posted by Optional on 28/11/2011 at 05:27

I can't stand having this smell! Doctor thinks it could be yeast infection, so she gave me some cream to apply on the outside of my vag, but that kinda confused me because this "yeast infection" is internal not external!? And ladies/girls don't be embarressd to see a doctor, they are their to help with whatever is concerning you about ur health :)

Posted by Optional on 15/11/2011 at 12:14

Does this fishy smell ever go away?..i ve had it for 3months now, taken antibiotics but it never goes away

Posted by Not needed on 07/11/2011 at 11:05

Hi I also have a smell coming from down there I am very worried because I do not have any intercource and I do not want to menchin it to any family member or doctor because it is very imberising so can sombody please help me out here?

Posted by Optional on 07/11/2011 at 10:44

I've had a problem with odor since the beginning of September. I do not have any new sex partners and have not had this problem before. The only thing that has changed is that I've started new anxiety mess but even so I haven't taken them in nearly two weeks. Any thoughts?

Posted by Optional on 02/11/2011 at 05:56

Okay I'm the one who posted below...about going in to see a gynecologist for my horrendous rotting dead fishy smell bloody mucous. Well it turned out just as I suspected: he found a tampon in there!!! And I was wondering if it might be a tampon....cuz I had this fear that maybe, perhaps there was one still in there from last week. Doc said "well if you think there might be one in there, chances are there might not be..." sure enough after he opened me up he said, "yup, you're right, it's a tampon..." Oh my gosh, I already felt so embarrassed going in there with that awful smell....but man when he found that tampon in there....I felt a mix of relief and uber embarrassment!!! It got lost up in there and I guess since I didn't feel the string, it must not be there, right? WRONG...ladies, trust your gut instict...i felt like something was in there rotting away. And my primary doc, not the gyno, said to just douche....didn't want to see me at all. You gotta be your own advocate when it comes to your health. I went in and yes, I was so self-conscious,but I needed to have myself checked...no matter what. Bad smell or not. And omg...the smell was double worse when he pulled that tampon out...I felt so disgusted but again relieved! No more dead fish smell again!! And be careful with those tiny tampons too!!! Think I will definitely take a break from them!! I've heard of this happening before but never thought it would happen to me!!

Posted by Optional on 01/11/2011 at 04:45

okay all you ladies....i just came down with that same fishy rotting dead meat smell and having a bloody mucousy discharge. I'm going to my gynecologist today because the smell is horrendous! I have only had this smell one other time in my life and it was due to trich. I am sure that I am having an infection of some sort. So I'm going today...because I can't stand another day of smelling like nasty ass!

Posted by Lost Amber on 24/10/2011 at 04:38

I'm 14, and I've got a problem down there. About two days ago, I was taking a warm bath and I was washing with my usual soap, and I washed thoroughly. Now, two days later (I have bathed twice), my you-know-what is itchy, swollen, and painful. It's been that way for the past two days, and I've noticed white discharge that smells a bit, and it's alot thicker than normal. My lower area also feels a bit rough rather than the normal silkiness. I'm very nervous about telling my Mom and I have school tomorrow. Please help me, it hurts some down there and I don't want to go through the embarrassment of a doctor if I don't have to. Is it a problem that can solve itself?

Posted by ky on 06/10/2011 at 10:07

i have a real embarrassing fishy smell/odour from my vagina,tht i havnt bn able 2 get rid of 4 ova 2yrs. Afta numerous doctors visits/smears & std checks they all cum bk clear,but th smells always around. I take 1 metronidazole tablet evryday,tht sort of helps wif my problem but it doesnt clear it altogether,Iv used metronidazole tablets/liquid & sum sort of cream stuff that i had 2 insert daily in2 my vagina,iv tried all sorts of pills 4it bt nothing ever works/clears it 4me completely. Thts also y & how cum my partner after 14yrs & 4sons 2gether left me,bcoz he couldnt stand the odour,it was 2 embarressing 4 him him. Its evn mre embarressing 4 me 2 hav tht problem & 2meet n try 2 get intermate wif sum1-i cant bcoz th smell is embarressing 4me aswell. Iv noticed tht th only thng tht clears it 4me wile taking it is wen i buy & drink that acidophilus yoghurt stuff,which is expensive 2 buy & it also has an expiary d8 on it,but im 28 & dont want 2 spend the rest of my life with this embarressing problem! Iv askd doctors constantly that i want 2c a gynochologist 2try & solve the problem 4 me completely/4ever,but their apparently all booked out,im so sick of & so embarressed by this problem 2try & get intermate wif any1,can u plez help?? because all that wrks 4me wen i constantly take it is tht expensive acidophillus yoghurt stuff,can u help me out plez?

Posted by Optional on 05/10/2011 at 11:12

when i get masturbated the vaginal liquid smell odd to my boyfriend.. how can i get rid off it

Posted by Shantel on 29/09/2011 at 09:31

I had a frind of the same situation i dnt knw hw to tel her coz she thnks am loughng her and sometime if i tel her she gets angry,s i dnt knw how to tel her about thise its realy make me feel very bad.

Posted by Optional on 28/09/2011 at 07:29

If you have Diabetes Type 2, some forms of Metformin smells fishy. This could be the answer. Talk to your Doctor.

Posted by sahara123 on 25/09/2011 at 07:24

ihave this like green discharge from my vagina and it smells a bit too ... my boyfriend doesnt have any sort of diseases or transmitted diseases so i dont know how ive gotten it ... i dont want too tell my doctor coz im not that confident and i feel really emarrassed through it , what can i do? please help me immediatly!!

Posted by Optional on 25/09/2011 at 06:47

Ok, girls. This happened to me when once when I was visiting another country and didn't have access to a doctor. Hence, I sought out home remedies and stumbled upon yogurt as a potential solution. This may sound (and feel) kind of gross, but it worked for me. Buy some plain yogurt and some unscented (preferably unbleached) tampons. Dip a tampon into the yogurt covering it completely and insert. You'll have to do this without the applicator, but it's manageable with a bit of effort. Remove the tampon and replace it with a fresh one with fresh yogurt every couple of hours just as you would during your period sans yogurt. Do this for a few days...or however long it takes. Good luck!

Posted by Can on 11/09/2011 at 07:18

Hi. My wife has this problem. I have been married for a month but we have not be able to do sex because of this problem. She is becoming embarrassed during sex. Her genitals smell very bad although it looks clean. She does not want to fetch a doctor. What can we do to solve this problem?

Posted by renne on 07/09/2011 at 01:07

have problem with my Virginia smell when I'm traveling in a plane or bus,the air from down there stinks really bad make me uncomfortable! help please

Posted by sKiTtLeZ on 31/08/2011 at 02:30

is it possible that i have a yeast infection if i have a strong odor that other people can smell and its not fishy smell or anything....and also wen i take off my underware its wet and it has brown stains in it!

Posted by Optional on 22/08/2011 at 02:16

hi i am only 13 and i have a bad oder down there and it is rlly embrassing. I am rlly scard to tell my mom or the doctor bc i dont want the doctor cheacking there i am rlly shy i also dont want the doctor to cheack bc my vagian doesnt look normal!!!!!i am rlly scard and dont no wht to do please help meeeee:(i am getting worried tht it might turn into something baddd

Posted by Optional on 15/08/2011 at 09:17

hi, im 14 and ive had this fishy odour coming from 'down there' for a while, also my discharge is a yellowy colour. i wash regulaly but it doesnt seem to make a difference. ive never had sex. im scared to tell my mum as it will be awkward and dont no what to do! is there anything i can do on my own? someone please help!!

Posted by Optional on 12/08/2011 at 01:28

i'm not satisfied with the answer

Posted by cp on 04/08/2011 at 03:50

im 14 and everyday i shower, i even have that private part soap and i was my crotch really good, but after a while my crotch sarts to smell really bad! and even if im wearin jeans or sum the smell finds a way out and its so embarassing! i've also noticed that my panties have white stains on them dat smell bad too

Posted by viv on 29/07/2011 at 10:30

i bath my sister every day but after 2hours her vagina has some things which look like gelly and they are grey

Posted by Optional on 27/07/2011 at 09:51

Im terrified to tell my mom. I cant bring myself to tell her because everything gets awkward. And since im 14 i cant go to the doctor on my own...and i don't want the doctors looking...down there. Im very insecure and freaked out when it comes to these things.. Is there anything i can try on my own? Like household items? PLEASE.

Posted by JJ on 26/07/2011 at 04:10

The vagina may struggle to adjust straight away to the pH change caused by arousal, semen, or lubricants - pH is responsible for helping keep a healthy balance of bacteria within the vagina, so if vaginal pH is effected so too is vaginal bacteria, which can in turn cause odour. After sex the vagina will normally adjust, thus fishy odour after sex, this can last from a few hours to a few days, if it lasts longer get treated for possible infection. Don't use anything like rephresh, your vagina is more than capable of sorting itself out, using anything like this will just complicate matters. If having unprotected sex bear in mind the pH of semen differs from vaginal pH - and just like vaginal pH can differ from one woman to the next, so too can men's semen pH differ from one man to the next. Thus why some women may find they have a particular problem with a particular partner - use condoms, or see if you can get him to change his diet to help alter his semen pH, as well as being proactive about this yourself.

Posted by Optional on 23/07/2011 at 09:04

I have been seeing this Guy and we have been sexually active and ever since I started having sex with him I have had this fishy smell and milky discharge and I don't know what the prob is I have even used rephresh and it helps for a couple days but the smell comes back and before I started having sex with him I didn't have this prob ever!!! So I'm really curious to what it is, I have read about bv and I hope to find a cure for this prob..

Posted by Optional on 15/07/2011 at 02:45

I have a stink in my vagina and idk what to do about it my boyfriend wants to have sex but I'm scared because my vagina stinks bad.?? Help

Posted by Optional on 15/07/2011 at 01:37

what are some tips or ways I can calm the fishy smell down there but I keep myself very clean and safe.

Posted by Optional on 14/07/2011 at 03:39

I recently had the fishy odor smell too which was quite scary for me because I am very clean ..I dnt have multiple sex partners but it still came with a discharge...I actually douched n started drinking 3 tablespoons Apple cider vinegar ...but I still went to the local free clinic to get a prescription drug for free since I had bacteria vaginosis it seemed to wrk but I'm nervous about pills ...but rite now I'm doin a yeast balanced cleanse I got from like a natural store or u mite can get them from a vitamin store n I'm going to cut out sugars n bread things that tend to feed on yeast n cause an imbalance in the body...I never want to experience that smell again so I'm switching up some things but I suggest you younger girls check your local free clinic n go in wit friends or somebody just say u are getting tested dnt tell them u have a smell n get the pills because not treating it will lead to worser problems...

Posted by Optional on 13/07/2011 at 07:32

Hi I'm 14, A fishy smell darted to develop over the past yearand it's very embarrassing! My period also stopped! There is a whitish-yellowish discharge. I want to get it treated but I'm embarrassed and I don't want the doctor to look at me strange. I've never had sex and im very hygienic. ):

Posted by Optional on 08/07/2011 at 10:57

I have a fishie smelling discharge.. And all the comments and sites i have been on to have all been telling me to see my doctor. But to see my doctor i have to tell my mum and i really dont want to do that HELP.x

Posted by Optional on 20/06/2011 at 11:17

Hi my discharge smells sooo strongly of fish and its horrible it ruins me having sex with my partner because he has noticed the smell now and i find it extremely emrbassing .. i am too embrassed to go to my doctors so is there anything i can do to tacke lt he problem by myself?

Posted by fer on 14/06/2011 at 10:07

WELL LADIES I HAD THAT PROBLEM SENCE I WAS LIL IT WAS SO EMBARRISING!!! IT SMELL SO FRAKING BACK I COULD NOT DANCE OR SO ANYTHING BECAUSE IT SMELL BAD WHEN I HAD SEX IT STILL SMELL BAD IDK WHY! ONE DAY I WHEN TO MY DRUGSTORE AND I WAS LOOKING ON THE STUFF FOR WOMAN AND I CAME ACROSS THE DOUCHING STUFF SO I TOOK ONE HOME (SUMMER EVE) AND I DID WHAT IT SAID AND THIS THICK STUFF CAME OUT YELLOWIS AND AM CURE!!! IT STOP SMELLING BAD LIKE IT USED TO SMELL!!!! I SMELL GREAT AND AM USING THE SPRAY TO AND THE SMELL WHEN CLOMPLETLY AWAY!!!!! I KNOW THEY SAY ITS BAD BUT THAT HELP ME AND IF U GET A YEAST INFECTION JUST PUT YOGURT ON THE OUT SIDE HOPE IT HELPS Y'ALL!!

Posted by Optional on 30/05/2011 at 07:07

lattly my friends have been notticing i smell like rotten pee AND ITS MY CROTCH can someone tell wats going on IM SCARED :{

Posted by Winds on 25/05/2011 at 09:03

My vagina has lump on it and it smells like fish. Sometimes my panties are wet and has brown stains. And whenever I per it smells bad. Do I have an infection?

Posted by Anonymous on 12/05/2011 at 11:50

I have the same problem i trirled sprays and everything but it just dont work

Posted by katers on 06/05/2011 at 02:19

i'm three months pregnant and my vigina is smelling bad, does this mean i will have miscariage problems?

Posted by Optional on 18/04/2011 at 10:10

I have suffered from this problem as well, ladies tell your doctor to prescribe "clindamycin". They come in pills or vaginal insert, the pills didn't work but the vaginal ones did. Insert once at night for 7 days. Its expensive and it works. Usually doctors don't prescribe it cuz it's so expensive but the metrodizinole doesn't work and is cheap, jus ask for the good stuff that works, good luck

Posted by marie claire on 15/04/2011 at 02:17

I just want to extent my gratitude to you for the peace of advice I recieve.it has permit me to identify my illness,for you can imagine the embarrasement when I feel the sent coming from my sex organ.ive been to hospital severally but to no avail,I feel soooo bad in my body. Im still a virgin & Ican imagin what can give such an odour

Posted by Optional on 14/04/2011 at 01:32

I have read quite a few questions from females regarding a fishy-smelling discharge from their vaginas. I had the same problem, and was convinced that my boyfriend was cheating on me and gave me something. However, as soon as I stopped using KY Jelly (or ANY lubricant, especially scented ones) the problem went away. Hope this helps.

Posted by kas on 11/04/2011 at 03:35

I have had this same problem my doctor found out it was due to me having over active yest meaning it grows two -three times fast then it should so my doctor said cut back on cheese milk ect. I also stop using the sented cleaning products i use a hot water bag with warm water after my period only and cutting all the hair off twice a month and use vasilin to help with itch due to hair grown back and since i dont have the smell anymore

Posted by Optional on 07/04/2011 at 06:12

Im pregnant, But i have nasty thick white discharge in my pants, its verry itchy and smells, what is it?

Posted by Optional on 02/04/2011 at 01:28

i have a odor "down ther" and i am afraid some one can smell it at school

Posted by WHY on 30/03/2011 at 07:10

I JUST RECENTLY STARTED HAVING THIS FISHY ODOR AND I DONT KNOW WHY. I AM A VERY CLEAN PERSON AND I TAKE SHOWERS AND BATHS FREQUENTLY THROUGHOUT THE DAY. I OFTEN SMELL THE ODOR WHEN I UNCROSS MY LEGS AND IT IS VERY EMBARASSING. WHY IS THIS? WHATS GOING ON WITH ME? SO MANY QUESTIONS, I NEED AN ANSWER!!!!!

Posted by Optional on 28/03/2011 at 05:26

I don't douche. I wash my vagina everyday, but it still smells. I went to the doctor and I have bv. I took two rounds of meds, and now I'm taking another one. I quit drinking sugary soda. Im also using tea tree oil. Nothing is working. I'm going to the doc tomorrow though.

Posted by Optional on 22/03/2011 at 04:57

After reading all the comments on here i realized how many people suffer from the same problem as i do...the reoccurent fishy smell odor, most of the time it's associated with some sort of infection. The odor is very embarrassing and frustrating! Seeing a doctor is the best thing to do!!!

Posted by Optional on 15/02/2011 at 12:27

Douching with hydrogen peroxide eliminates odor!!!

Posted by Optional on 14/02/2011 at 11:27

I have had this odor for a long time and I have gone to the doctor and had taken medication for a yeast infection, so I am certain I don't have a yeast infection. Also, I haven't started my period yet, but I do have normal vaginal discharge, and I change my panty-liner regularly, so whatever I have doesn't get worse. HELP! Does anyone know what is wrong?

Posted by ....... on 08/02/2011 at 07:38

i've had this ever since i was at least one. i hate it so bad. it smells fishy. it doesnt smell like it when im on my period. idk what to do my mom said she will take me to the docter, but she hasn't. it is very embarrassing and i cant do cheerleading or gymnastics. i HATE it someone please help me.

Posted by Optional on 28/01/2011 at 02:59

i have been tried for bv and i still smell fishy is this normal. Cause i have been going back and forth to the doctor for two years with the same problem.

Posted by Keeps coming back!!! on 24/01/2011 at 05:35

I'm 28 years old. Suffered with bacterial vaginosis a numerous times. I had an op not so long ago for fibroids which my doc's for this was part of the problem but I've recently noticed it has been a bit smelly and find it highly embarrassing. If I bend to get something I smell it!! When I'm getting undressed I can smell it!!! I think my doctors are actually fed up with me keep going back because I've been treated with it soo many times surely there is something stronger or something to prevent it????? Please help me this very embarrassed girl!

Posted by abby on 23/01/2011 at 03:15

Hello i am 15 years old and i have discharge and smelling like a sweet fishy odor i really dnt know what to do about im to scared to tel my mum and to go to the doctors

Posted by R'ki on 21/01/2011 at 01:30

I have a foul smell coming from my vagina and its embarassing , I'm hoping that it is bacterial vaginosis and not an std. I'm pretty positive that its not because my boyfriend is was a virgin before I took it away . I'm really nervous

Posted by Aynonomus on 18/01/2011 at 05:24

I have a “fishy” odor.Is it normal? And what should I do?

Posted by ... on 17/01/2011 at 05:30

one of the housemates i live with has an awful fishy smell that can be smelt through the whole upstairs of the house after she has been to the toilet. This isn't just a recent thing;however the smell is getting progressively worse. Obviously me and my other housemates don't know what to do. The girl is muslim, and keeps herself very distant from us, so we are not close- so telling her would not only be horrible for her, but horrible for us! What can we do?!?!

Posted by Optional on 13/01/2011 at 09:23

i have white discharge and it has a werid smell i dont know why ??

Posted by Optional on 13/01/2011 at 09:04

I use all natural soap online from www.noirliliana.etsy.com. It works for me. You can tell her of your problems and she can make something for you. She has soaps that have no fragrance and soaps that are scented naturally. They are safe for the environment and help with vaginal issuses-hope this helps!!

Posted by Optional on 17/12/2010 at 07:58

My daughter has this same problem. She is only 5. I can smell her when she just comes near. I always bath her every day. but within just a few hours the smell starts to come back. The doctor recomended soaking in a salt bath for 20 minutes everyday. I put in about 2 tablespoons of salt into a tub about 1/3 full of warm water. We have been doing this for about a week now and I have noticed a huge diference!

Posted by Vicky on 13/12/2010 at 10:50

just before the end of my period, i started to have a itching sensation, which continued, 2 days after my period had finish i was still itching and notice that i was having discharge which look like it was mixed with blood. it wasnt brown but a light red colour. Then i started noticing a odor which got worse and smells fishy. went to see my Dr. who did a swab and test, and say they were all negative! but have me a vaginal tablet for trush and cream for the itching... so now im confused as to wat is going on with my body, never experience anything like this before, and all my tests are clear... no thrush, no BV!... Can anyone help me.

Posted by shakira on 09/12/2010 at 06:22

how can i get rid of the fishy smell comes from the vagina or vulva..what can i apply...cox it gives really a bad smell.

Posted by Optional on 24/11/2010 at 05:10

im a 17year old , recently i have a really fishy smell coming from my virgina, and i find it really embarrasing, when it comes to my boyfriend especially when we talk about oral sex. when we decide to try having sex, i find it really hard to relax, and kills to go up. why is this???

Posted by Optional on 07/11/2010 at 11:01

I have never shaved down there b4 and it was never a problem, but lately I've been having some kind of smelly odor and I think its because of the hair down there. I don't want 2 shave it all off but I would highly appreciate if someone could explain 2 me how 2 shave that area.

Posted by Optional on 05/11/2010 at 12:18

I have so much discharge everday, and i have since i was like 17, so i wear tampons everyday (yeah its that bad). Also it hurts really bad to have sex, but when im in the bathtub alot of water goes up there and i know thats not normal

Posted by sunshine on 03/09/2010 at 08:50

I have been with the same person for five years. we recently split and I had sexual relations with a friend. now I have this fishy oder. I have this phobea about being clean down there. I cant understand if I haven't smelled before. why now? I was wondering if it is from the person I was with or me? please help!!!!!

Posted by Optional on 02/09/2010 at 07:24

during intercourse,my partner indicated there was a strange fishy smell eminating from my vagina.i am currently receiving treatment for polymyalgia rheumatica could this be the cause?

Posted by lovely2010 on 23/08/2010 at 03:34

I have an odor from the vagina and had it for awhile. I had a drs appt and it was cancelled and changed to another date, from the office that is,three times. I have accompyning abdominal discomfort as well. The odor though is not persistent, its been more of an on and off thing. At first it was fishy but now it smells different but still bad. I have another appt soon but dont know what to do until the appt or even know what the problem is....

Posted by ptherapy on 22/08/2010 at 10:09

HI, after january 2009 i had my first child, i got a IUD put in and after that i had a PID they keep the IUD inside of me. couple of months later i smell fishy in my vagina no unnormal discharge oh and i had chlamydia after the IUD was put in i got cured. i still felt pain i wanted the IUD out but the doc said no...i discovered i had a UTI when the doc thought i had another PID two doc said somthing different, they dont do anything bout my fishy smell they test me for everything so they say...i notice when my boyfriend ejaculates in me every day so many times the smell comes and dominates ..please help me..

Posted by Optional on 19/08/2010 at 04:27

im only 15 and i have one viginal lip bigger then the other, it started just before puberty cause i rember thinking is it normal? im still not sure and its wrorrie'ing me quite abit. i dernt tell my mum and now that im older its getting to the stage were im thinking that if i was going to then i should off done it before when i was younger, it would be less embarsing now. and im too affrade to go see my doctor, :/!!

Posted by divine on 11/08/2010 at 05:00

i have fishy smell of the vagina. please help me, am in a big trouble. thans

Posted by hannah on 07/08/2010 at 08:52

If something like that is going on, don't post something online and wait for people to comment. SEE A DOCTOR. Fishy smelling discharge is often a sign of infection in the way of infection. Gonorreah has a strong fishy odor, but so does a bacterial infection. See a professional because untreated infections can be serious.

Posted by Optional on 01/08/2010 at 11:03

I have a white substance in my vagina that smells fishy few days to my menstruation

Posted by Deanne on 24/07/2010 at 05:18

Hello, i have a problem with my vagina. My panties get very very worn after few minutes i change it and anyway i have costanly fishyyellowed subtance which keep coming out from my vagina, what it can be???

Posted by Secret123 on 23/07/2010 at 06:08

My boyfriend and are having alot of sex, sometimes twice a day. So before he ejaculated he asked me to give him an oral sex, when I was about to I noticed a fishy smell on his penis (he's circumstanced). I got scared a little, at first I thought the smell came from me. But I realized that one day, while he was taking a shower I went to the bathroom and when I was near him just talking to him with the shower curtain opened real quick, I smelled a fishy odor from just a foot away from him while he was washing his private part. He told me that since he had a long day at work it was just men's sweat... Is that possible? or does he has STDs? I'm very worried, I don't know how to tell him about this... P.s Thnx!

Posted by Optional on 07/07/2010 at 07:59

My vulva smells and its embarassing when i uncross my legs! i am a late developer and not sexually active or anything! i am just wondering why it smells !

Posted by Optional on 03/07/2010 at 04:42

After 30 long year with the same partner I've noticed that I released a fishy odor only when having sex/masturbate. I don't have any discharge only viganal dryness. After sex, I go the restroom to urinate and my urination also has been contaminated with the fisy odor. This occurs only when having sex. Everyday routine the smell is normal.

Posted by Optional on 30/06/2010 at 07:00

my vigina smells fishy and no matter how much i clean it, it still smells i can smell it through my trousers what can i do :/?

Posted by Jennie on 28/06/2010 at 06:01

I have been struggling with fishy discharge for long time. Had several Metronidazole cures. Ladybalance is a sugar tablet inserted into the vagina. It has done miracles for me. Not that it takes the problem fully away forever, but i can always control it with this small wonder.

Posted by Optional on 24/06/2010 at 06:03

Can a man's penis have a fishy smell without having sex? My boyfriend and I were intimate and his penis had a fishy smell and after we had sex my vagina began burning. I'm scared of what might be wrong. What could it be? Thanks for any information out there.

Posted by Daniela on 23/06/2010 at 09:17

hi, im almost 17 years old and i have never smelled this fishy odor come from my vagina before. i shower 2 times a day. i try keeping my vagina as clean as possible but this odor doesnt seem to go away. i have sex with my boyfriend, which ive been dating for almost 2 years. the other day he notice while we were having sex a white cottage chesse looking thing come out of my vagina. its really embarrising, i dont know what to do. WHAT COULD IT BE ????!

Posted by Optional on 15/06/2010 at 07:53

i have a yellowish discharge and its not a fishy smell its a weird smell what should i do ?

Posted by karen on 15/06/2010 at 03:00

to rebekka 12 6 2010 hello sorry to read about your promblem.first of all you have not caught any thing.your promblem is caused by your age.lots of teenage girls suffer from some kind of vaginal promblems this is due to the changes that are taking place in your body turning you into a grown woman.the discharge that is comming out in white lumps act as a cervical plug and in normal circumstances come out of your vagina just before your period.in your case you suffer from an exccess of this.your condition will clear up soon.as your body settles down into adulthood your condition will go away never to come back.aviod using deoderants ,perfume and scented wipes a round your vagina as this can make your condition worse also do not shave your pubic hair for this reason.just keep using the shower to keep clean.also wear 100 per cent cotton knickers no nylon or any thing that contains nylon.i hope that i have helped you take care sweetheart karen xxxx

Posted by Rebekka on 12/06/2010 at 07:35

im 16 and for three years i have had this white discharge in my nickers all the time and it comes out in massive lumps. sometime though i have had a yellow paste like discharge and its usally is horribly smelly i dont know what it is and how to get rid of it. i shower twice a day and its always comes back after like an hour or so of getting out the shower i have only slept with two boys so i dont think i have caught anything PLEASE HELP ??????

Posted by karenl on 12/06/2010 at 04:00

hiya girls.just dropping you a quick line another product you can use for vaginal problems is vegan soap which you can buy from health food shops it contains no perfume or chemicals a friend of mine told me it is good for cleaning the vagina especially after her periods i think it is worth checking out....karen.

Posted by beathatilness on 10/06/2010 at 05:26

SAME PROBLEM IM YOUNG AND IT DISCUSTING AND I HAVE HAD NO ORAL SEX

Posted by tn vol on 09/06/2010 at 07:31

a few months ago i noticed a foul smell from my vagina, it does not itch, burn, i have no discharge, it's not a fishy smell, it's like a rotting smell. but only have it the week or so before my period. I douche and clean with water but it doesn't help. I'm married and after sex it's terrible. i've taken antibiotics, meds for yeast infections, wear cotton panties but cant stand the feeling or knowing my cat stinks. My husband and I are very sexually active so this is a problem.

Posted by danielle jones on 07/06/2010 at 12:45

hi, i am a 23 year old girl, and recently i have been suffering with a really stinky vagina. my vagina smells of rotten fish, and people can notice the smell even from a distance from me, it is really depressing me, especially when people make comments like i smell like billingsgate fish market, i also get pain after sex, and my normal morning discharge is thick and creamy almost like cottage cheese. the other thing i notice is that when i let out vaginal wind during sex a seem to spray out this greenish fishy substance. it is very embarrassing, please can someone give me advice

Posted by anonymous on 04/06/2010 at 09:28

Hi I am having a problem with my vagina smells, the inside of my vagina smells fine. But the outside where my p***y walls and click are smell bad like they are musty or fishy. I dnt why they are and I'm a virgin and I want to have sex but I'm afraid of what my bf will say when he smells it what should I do.

Posted by Optional on 24/05/2010 at 03:27

hi there,i had sex with my boy friend while i was on my period and after some days im developing thick n smell discharge,and the discharge is too much and itchy,so i want to know how can i treat it.

Posted by Optional on 16/05/2010 at 02:37

i have been having trouble with a foul smell from the vagina i have have swabs done and results are all normal.....but the problem is still here i have tried ph gels, i keep myself clean but i just don't know what to do it's taking over my life.what can i do?? PLEASE HELP

Posted by Kenisha on 02/05/2010 at 08:53

i have a little problem with my vagina it have a heavy discharge my vagina itches when it gets irritated and when i scratches my vagina then it starts to burn and when the heavy discharge appears on my under wear it leave a fishy like or passing gas odor what do you think is the problem and what treatment can i use to stop the discharging and the odor and the itching for good

Posted by Optional on 01/05/2010 at 12:40

I ve had a fishy discharge for almost a month and pain in the abdamon and a very painful period the worst onr=e i have ever had and now that the period is over that fishy smell is back and so is the painful cramps and tierdness and back pain whats going on i do plan to go to ny doctor in june should i get there sooner

Posted by Kele on 26/04/2010 at 01:19

Am pregnat and my discharge smell bad.What must i do.

Posted by jarred on 24/04/2010 at 06:33

thnx, this solved my problem.

Posted by Optional on 18/04/2010 at 11:47

Ive been having this very bad odor at my vaginal area i take my bath in the morning and night but it still smells i need help really bad what should i do

Posted by Optional on 15/04/2010 at 01:32

ok so iam 14 and a late devolmper and i started having a change in my discharge it became watery and whitish. it smelt different,but it does not smell fishy,others can smell fish though so is that normal.

Posted by sara caray on 10/04/2010 at 01:24

I've been experiencing same fishy smell for 2 weeks but there's no ichiness but i feel like i'm swallen from inside during intercourse is that a signal of samething serius. please help.

Posted by Abigail on 09/04/2010 at 09:57

Hi, my vagina is really smelly, but not like normal, it is quite bad as when i have my legs crossed with my trousers on you can smell my vagina odour. is this normail?

Posted by Toni on 04/04/2010 at 10:43

Some vaginal odor during certain hormonal phases through the month is normal but excessive fishy odor or an odor that is overly strong (ammonia, cheesy, sour etc) is also not normal. Stay away from douching but if you use one, use a vinegar and water type and only use it infrequently, maybe a few times a year like after a period is over. Another "natural" remedy you can use is plain yogurt. (Eating it regularly will help you keep the healthy bacteria in balance which helps keep the "bad" bacteria from taking over). Take that same yogurt and put some in your vagina by spooning about 1/2 of a cup into a bowl, dip a tampon (coat it well) into it and then insert. Also, use some yogurt on the outside vulva areas and put on some loose cotton panties. Take the tampon out after an hour and rinse the residue off with with cool water. Do NOT rinse your vagina out. Do this once a week. Don't use any sprays and try to stay away from perfumed soaps. Air yourself out by using cotton underwear and leave them off at night when you go to sleep. If you have pain or continue to have a foul odor see a doctor. Further commentary: for those who are very young I'm of the thought that young girls should not be having sex and trying to make babies until they are of an age of social, emotional and financial ability. Don't put yourself at risk for infection or other STD's.

Posted by Optional on 10/03/2010 at 01:26

Having an odor aroung the vigina area. I have the answer to this problem. First, if the smell is from within the vigina, go see a doctor, if the smell is from the outside i.e. the vigina lips then this advice will help you. Some facts about the vigina and then onto the cure. On and around the lips of a womans vigina and on the shaft and around the head of a mans penis ( I have heard that men suffer from smelly penis also ) there are glands called sebaceous glands that secrete an oily, waxy substance called sebum that is made of fat, wax, and the debris of dead fat-producing cells that help fight bacteria and any harmful germs. Sebum is odorless, but its bacterial breakdown can produce very strong odors. Sebum acts to protect and waterproof hair and skin, and keeps them from becoming dry, brittle and cracked by dehydration. It can also inhibit the growth of some microorganisms on the skin also. The activity of the sebaceous glands increases during puberty because of heightened levels of androgens. This is however normal, not to be confused with an STD. When the ph level of the vigina and penis is off balance from using strong soaps or other washing products they strip the vigina or penis of the bodys natual waxy defence and then the body thinks it's under attack from germs so it produces more of the waxy substance (that's the thick cheesy stuff on the penis and on the vigina lips that has a very strong smell) and then with the harmful soap and other washing products the sebum fights the chemicals and the breakdown of these is what causes the very bad smell. You are not ment to wash the head of the penis or the vigina lips with anything other than warm water and something with a ph of 7.0. even with a ph of 7.0 I have found that there still is a slight smell but with a substitute soap there is NO smell at all. You wash at the start 3 times a day, once in the morning, the evening and once at night for a week then to twice a day for one week then you can just wash your penis or vigina every morning and there will be no smell. The product that I use and has been the only thing that works for me (NO SMELL AT ALL) is called Dermol 500 lotion, it's a substitute soap and you wash really well around the area and you make sure that you thoroughly rinse off the lotion and thats all you need to do. It's a bit expensive £15 but really worth it for peace of mind and it lasts soo long as you don't have to use much at all. The lotion has 500ml in it. I think you can get it delivered to your door if there is no shops that sell it near you. Please come back and share to other people that it works when it works for you because I know it has been a relief to me. Please even look it up on the net. Sorry about the long post. I will spread the word as it has taken me a while to find the cure. The Researcher

Posted by Anonymous on 07/02/2010 at 08:54

Ive have had a vaginal smell and discharge for a couple of years now, ive only just plucked up the courage to go to the doctors last year once i turned 17 because i was embarrassed to tell anyone. I havent had sex or sexual contact. Ive tried everything my doctor put me on antibiotics for a week, they didnt work and she eventually gave me a swob and it came back clear, i always get a shower and wear cotton underwear and i always rinse my vagina after a bath with clean water... what should i do :( its realy getting me down, i want to be happy, but this is making me so sad all the time! Please help me! Thank you guys

Posted by virgo on 05/02/2010 at 01:21

I HAD A YEAST INFECTION,I WENT TO THE Dr. & WAs treated for it but i'm still getting a fishy odour coming from my vagina.Is there anything i can do to minimise this smell.please help i feel embarassed especially when my partner have to smell me.

Posted by Sue on 02/02/2010 at 05:11

I have had 10 bouts of cystitis over the last year and have been in the chnage for 5 years still getting hot flushes do have lots of stress to but this weekend I have had more antibitoics but I feel very heavy in the pelvic area and do feel a little sore down below I cannot use HRT cream as this made me have terrible migraine I still feel the urge to go to the loo quite a lot of times in the day does thrush cause this awful uncomfortable heavy sore feeling or it is the cystitis or both

Posted by Bunny on 28/01/2010 at 08:10

Hi, to all the girls that have this serious problem, not to worry. Please go to http://www.femanol.com it have a product for your solution. I started to have this past 3 months this foul smell after my period, like some peoples, we always look or have the sense of sensitivity in our system that is scared to go out and have other peoples to notice anything. I've had been searching for the right product, some of my friends took this product to see if it works. Couple of wks. later, they said that the smell had stopped, and I myself had been planning in ordering too. I have discharge since i was 12, but didn't have the foul fishy smell until the past 2 months ago now. For some of you please do NOT douche, that's the biggest mistake you will ever make, it will make it worst. And never wear tight underwear, cause it also cause the discharge and the smell too. If some of you can go to http://www.doctorstv.com it will show a new product that they said it will work for them is called waterworks (it seems a metal douche thing). I don't thing that would be a good idea, but is up to any of yall' that wants to try. The website is http://www.waterworkshealth.com and yall' can also go to http://www.naturalvaginalcare.com it have a cream that works wonders for some peoples and some use pills to cure. It's up to any of you that wants to try. Good luck and have a great wkd.

Posted by Anonymous on 27/01/2010 at 05:10

hi i'm 13 and have not started my periods i have been having vaginal distarge for a while it varys in coulour from green to brown and smells discusting with bits of blood should i see a doctor ? what is wrong with me ? ashleigh

Posted by Caren luke on 26/01/2010 at 07:50

i always made fun of girls at my school when that smell like fish stick or dead sea bass lol but now i see its a serious thing ima consider this web site so they can find some emergency douche or let the soap lever 3000 melt in they vag so yea ima do thta cause some girls need some real serious in sight thANYOU

Posted by louise f on 26/01/2010 at 07:28

i think i have bacterial vaginosis... and i would like to know how i get rid of it... because it really smells badly x

Posted by Anonymous on 20/01/2010 at 10:40

Hi, i'm 16. For the past few days, my vagina has this discharge that smells fish and i don't know how to fix this. Also, when i use the bathroom my urine smells really really bad do you have any idea what might be wrong? Please help.

Posted by Anonymous on 19/01/2010 at 10:17

I have an extremely fishy smell, however, I have taken metro gel, and two other pill form antibiotics and they have not gotten rid of it! HELP!!

Posted by Anonymous on 17/01/2010 at 12:51

Do not use soap or other chemicals on your vagina! What happens is that a lot of women try to wash away the smell with things that kill the good bacteria as well as the bad. Take a bath and just use the water to cleanse yourself. After a few days your vagina's bacteria will be in balance and the smell will lessen if not go away completely.

Posted by Anonymous on 14/01/2010 at 11:27

Had smelly yellow discharge for ages, started years before I lost my virginty, what could it be?

Posted by Harley on 14/01/2010 at 06:06

Do anyone of you have the fishy odor? and with the smell of like, pus ? that sometimes doesnt go even after washing?

Posted by Anonymous on 14/01/2010 at 01:54

My daughter is 9yrs and have been discharging brown smelly for about three months. She has a shower everyday. Please help as it is affecting her confidence. Her friends at school laugh and walk away from her. Had antibiotics and now on thrush medication. still smelly. Help

Posted by DARBIE on 04/01/2010 at 07:00

right? im 13 and i have this really bad odar coming from downbelow and i have a shower twice a day once in the morning before i go to skool and one at night before i go to bed. its hard for me cause its really bad ive had very bad discharge its slimmy and yellowish i dont know if this is normal? my stomach is aching constantly and im always in a bad mood ive been on my period for almost a yr and it really hurts and i feel discusting and dirty whenever i think about it. im scared of saying yes to boys incase they smell me and dump me and tell everyone that i smell. what do i do about this HELP!

Posted by Anonymous on 04/01/2010 at 04:10

I have had a foul, smelly discharge off and on for the last year and a half just about. My period hasnt ever been regular and it sometimes doesnt come on for 2-3 months at a time. From what I've read, I think it may be bacterial vaginosis, but Im not sure. I only have one sexual partner, so I dont think its an STD...its so embarrassing. Any help?

Posted by Anonymous on 02/01/2010 at 07:39

My vulva does have a fishy odour, ill have a shower and it goes away, but a day later its back again!!! it is frustrating because I have had numerous tests at the GUM for this and got the ''all clear'' every single time??? confused!

Posted by Anonymous on 30/12/2009 at 12:58

i have been having a smelly discharge for about 4weeks sometimes it goes away but it also comes back i dont know what to do it just wont go away and it is messing up my sex life because im scared of what my partner is going to think about me i need help

Posted by alex2009 on 21/12/2009 at 11:03

My vagina has recently smelt fishy and cheesy recently and I don't understand why. I shower at least 3 times a day im probably the cleanest person ever and i cannot understand it. its really getting me down please help

Posted by H on 20/12/2009 at 08:57

my vagina has smelt like fish for a couple of weeks now me and my boyfriend dont understand why and what causes it. help!!

Posted by Anonymous on 17/12/2009 at 04:41

I have bad vaginal discharge. It sometimes smells of fish but mostly smells of cheese. I don't know if its Gonorrhae. Also my period is met to be due and its regular. I have been losing a lot weight recently and im not diabetic. i dont excerise or stressed. What could be the cause?Help

Posted by Sasha on 17/12/2009 at 03:53

Hi, I have a fishy smell came out of my vagina. i have any time: during sex, after sex, before my menstrual i have those brownish, sometimes pink fuid come out of me and they smell really awful. i have that smell through my menstrual time. to make it easy i have all the days and night.one day i was with a group of friends one of them sit next to me and she said she smells something awful and could the awful smell from me. i was so embarrass. please help

Posted by chubby on 11/12/2009 at 12:31

my period is so light just a spot but i notice a foul smell coming from the blood spot.

Posted by Natalie on 03/12/2009 at 07:31

I am pregnant and in the last couple of weeks have noticed a heavy white discharge and rather bad smell, in the last few days it has become incredibly itchy and sore is this thrush ?

Posted by Anonymous on 03/12/2009 at 05:37

wise girl, it sounds like if you are too embarassed/scared to talk about your vaginal problems with your mom and doctor well you probably shouldn't be trying to have a baby right now. It sounds like you are not mentaly prepared for everything that comes along with getting pregnant.

Posted by wise girl on 29/11/2009 at 07:57

me and my boyfriend have been dating for 11 months now we have been trying to have a baby but we havent succeeded in havin a baby but all the time i'll have this fishy smell or white discharge from my vagina and also i have this pain in my lover abdomen and im embarassed to tell my mom and im scared to go to the doctor what should i do about this problem please help!!!!!!! i really want to know what should i do for this problem because its really embarassing and sometime when im sitting in class i can smell the fishy smell through my clothes i be to embarassed to get up because the smell is horrible

Posted by Anonymous on 11/11/2009 at 01:10

most of the girls here are embarressed about seeing their GP. just remember that all GPs, male or female, have seen plenty of vaginas and plenty of infections. they are swarn to privacy and are there to help. is it more embarassing to see a professional doctor or to walk around with wet smelly undies? for those that find testing never picks anything up, i suggest investigating alternative natural treatments.just google them. clensing needs to happen from the inside out. get some 'good bacteria' into your digestive system, and boost your immune system, it all begins there, everything is connected. for the virgins...be wise always protect yourself, if you have problems now, imagine how easy it is to get them when your sexually active. they dont have to be deadly or even 'serious' to cause a world of grief. xxx

Posted by b on 29/10/2009 at 03:24

A really awesome product to use, assuming that you are healthy and just having an odor issue is a product at your local pharmacy or grocery store called REPPHRESH. You can find it along side the display of pads and tampons. It is a Vaginal gel that has been clinically proven to restore your vagina to a healthy PH level which is why the odor come if your ph level is off. Also, eating strawberries and kiwi seem to sweetin everything as well. A box of REPHRESH is about 15.oo USD. It is awesome! However, it does have little white creamy peices that form and flush out, whatever that is, which can be kind of a problem if you want to be intimate. My suggestion is to use this 2 days before you are intimate and you will be absolutely good to go! Hope this helps.

Posted by Anonymous on 16/10/2009 at 11:03

is it natural for virgin girls to get bacterial vagina and fishy smell from their vagina or it's something just happens to women?!is it dangerous?!

Posted by help! on 14/10/2009 at 12:03

i'm really scared i might have this bacterial problem.. but i don't want to tell my mum or anyone. i'm far too embarrassed to go to the doctors! what can i do? can i buy something from the shop to help?? PLEASE HELP this problem has been occuring for a while now..

Posted by Anonymous on 14/10/2009 at 10:51

My vaginal discharge started to have an unpleasant smell 3 months ago. I don't feel any itching and burning. The last time I had sex, my vulva hurt not the abdomen. I want to ask if the same thing happens to you every time you have sex. I'm really wondering what causes this smelly discharge. When I tried to examine my discharge, I didn't wear my pantyliner. It was yellowish in color. I'm not sure if that was caused by my pee or the discharge but the thing is I smell that fishy smell. There was even a time that it turned pinkish. I thought it was my period but it disappeared after a day. What is this?

Posted by HELP PLEASE! on 10/10/2009 at 07:47

i'm really scared i might have this bacterial problem.. but i don't want to tell my mum or anyone. i'm far too embarrassed to go to the doctors! what can i do? can i buy something from the shop to help?? PLEASE HELP this problem has been occuring for a while now..

Posted by Jessie on 07/10/2009 at 07:33

I have a lot of vaginal discharge, which usuallly smells, and makes mess in my underwear, I shower everyday but it seems to come back a few hours afterwards, I had antibiotics for Thrush, but that hasn't stopped it. It doesn't itch, and it isn't sore, it just smells badly, and alot of clear, or greeny/ yellowy discharge comes out. HELP!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Sydney on 05/10/2009 at 09:46

i'm nervous to tell my mom this, or talk to my doctor about this. is there aything i could do and not talk to them about it?

Posted by mandy on 02/10/2009 at 08:06

i get a really fishy odour a week before my period, apart from then i have no odour what so ever, why is this? any quick fixes?

Posted by maria on 28/09/2009 at 06:05

i am sure that i have got bacterial vaginosis,but my GP doctor twice gave me perscriptions which treat thrush.i have got all symphtoms for bacterial vaginosis,but they try treat me from thrush.that is so funny,i am start getting angry.i know better my body and what is wrong with it.

Posted by Anonymous on 27/09/2009 at 11:59

I always get a fishy smell that smells terrible after each period. The DR always assumes a bacterial infection and gives me antibiodics to take while we wait my swab results to come back...the meds always work however my swab results are always the same...no infection...what is causing this?

Posted by mee. on 10/09/2009 at 12:44

When i sit in class, i smell this odor smell from my vagina, i dont know what it is.. i cant get rid of it, even if i have a shower, how do i hide the smell? help????

Posted by successful on 06/09/2009 at 03:54

yea it's a bacteria jus goto the clinic and they will check you out if it's an std or bacteria

Posted by Anna on 01/09/2009 at 07:48

I have really bad discharge, and a musky smell not fishy unless after sex. Its so bad my knickers and extremley wet and the smell is coming through my clothing. I have anti biotics for BV but could it be something my sinister?

Posted by Anonymous on 30/07/2009 at 12:46

The discharge i have smells fishy occasionally but i'm a virgin so this answer can't apply to me?

Posted by Anonymous on 29/07/2009 at 07:00

I have had a thick white-yellowish discharge with a smelly odor for some time now that I have not always had. I went to the gyno and it is not any STD's. So I'm good there, but then what is it? I have more pain in my lower stomach with my period and I have painful intercourse. I can barely have sex with my boyfriend because it hurts my cervix...it was only once that I was actually hunched over in pain after intercourse, other then that I just get cramping in my cervix and lower abdomin. Can anyone help me?

Posted by Fanjita on 23/07/2009 at 12:53

I have the same problem with my vageena, i have smell of feesh all the time, my husbando doeso no like so i spray it with air freshner before he go down dare, he say the smell is fresh, so i amma glad it please him

Posted by Anonymous on 15/07/2009 at 02:18

e.p.a player.....lol no I wouldn't think you gf had a penis when she was born, you will see all sorts of different vaginas in your years to come. And they are all very normal!!!

Posted by Anonymous on 08/07/2009 at 01:14

i have had a sore and spotty vagina now for about two weeks, the spots have started to spread down my legs. do you know what this could be?

Posted by Anonymous on 06/07/2009 at 04:24

There's a girl in my year who STINKS of fish. It's so bad I have to hold my breath when she walks past. Could she have a very severe form of this and does her obesity have anything to do with it?

Posted by e.p.a playa on 02/07/2009 at 07:43

my gf's vagina lips are hanging and long..duz dat mean she had a penis wen she was born?

Posted by John on 23/06/2009 at 05:39

I have a fishy ordor in my private area. What causes this?

Posted by Lerato on 23/06/2009 at 12:13

usually its about a few days after my period, i get this discharge, its white not too thick, just normal thick, it smells when Im just sitting or taking off my pants or urinating...i dont like it because it makes me uncomfotable..sometimes its so bad that when my man comes over i have to take a bath first before he smells it.

Posted by worried. on 23/06/2009 at 11:01

hi, im 13 i have a discharge that smells horrible and is thick and white, ive just started my period and i thought it would go away after my period but it hasint. Ive never had sex, and the discharge happens everyday can anyone help?

Posted by not always perfect on 15/06/2009 at 03:43

my vagina has a bad smell. i guess fishy is the right way to dscribe it. but i have no other symptoms other than that. the funny thing is sometimes i smell it, sometimes i don't. i usually notice it when i use the bathroom/when i get undressed to bathe.I have never had this problem before i was wondering what is causing this how to prevent or fix the problem and if its something i should worry about

Posted by jodie on 12/06/2009 at 08:52

my vagina really smells all the time even after a bath i have to wear peridod pads to stop my kniickers from getting soaking wet please help what should i do i dont want to go to my doctor wb please

Posted by rmw on 08/06/2009 at 05:46

I have a heavy white discharge but sometimes smelly. I started having the smell after a yeast inflection which has since been cleared up form the pill. what would be the cause of the smell my bf had commented on the smell. Please what is it

Posted by Hallow13 on 22/05/2009 at 09:46

my vagina has a bad smell. i guess fishy is the right way to dscribe it. but i have no other symptoms other than that. the funny thing is sometimes i smell it, sometimes i don't. i usually notice on it when i use the bathroom. i was wondering what are some other causes to this.

Posted by lucy on 20/05/2009 at 02:31

i keep getting this really white and sticky discharge looks a bit like cum it happens everyday and its really embarrasing when me and my bf wanna have sex iv got 2 hide it its that bad. im to emmbarresd to go doctors about it.oh and also its as if my parters cum dont agree with me because straight afta sex it jus cums straight back out what is wrong with me??

Posted by Jesus on 19/05/2009 at 10:39

i have discharge in my knickers everyday, it doesnt smell but i get itchy sometimes at night, its horrible and i hate it and i dont want 2 get anything for it because i feel emmbarrased. should i tell my mum?

Posted by katiie on 06/05/2009 at 05:57

hi ever since ive had discharge it has smelt real bad its often fishy and only i smell it im worried if i was to start to have sex my partner will smell it im stilla virgin and have spoke to a nurse i dont want tests does anyone have any tips on what to do . is there any non prescriptive drugs available or something

Posted by Jenny on 05/05/2009 at 03:52

I hav been getting a lot of discharge for abit now.. i'am getting worried!!

Posted by lm32 on 18/04/2009 at 04:30

does anyone else have a discharge all the time?? so much so that it can be wet and uncomfortable.it smells but not all the time.

Posted by charlie on 16/04/2009 at 11:31

Me and boyfriend have been trying for a baby since Feb and obviously been having a lot of sex. I have recently noticed thick white discharge and a slight smell of fish or it could be semen not sure, that i can't get rid of, i have no itching and im not sore. What coujld it be i'm not due my period for another week.

Posted by canadianf on 07/04/2009 at 04:31

Is it really bad if i can smeell my self just sitting.

Posted by Anonymous on 03/04/2009 at 12:24

Missed periods for 8 months now with pain inside the vagina and discharge. Had medication for thrush but it din't help at all.

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