My vagina started to have a really bad odour suddenly

Patient

Q: My vagina started to have a really bad odour suddenly and it doesn't go away. I have a little discharge now and then but it is light yellow or no colour. What can I do to get rid of the bad fishy odour?

Doctor

A:   Hi.
Thanks for your query.

Bad fishy odor from vagina is indicative of an infection.
I would advise you to consult a Gynecologist for clinical evaluation, physical examination, conduct some tests if needed and give you a Prescription based treatment.
You can certainly keep the personal / local hygiene by cleaning with plenty of water, keep the area aerated, do not use tight undergarments.
Continue probiotics for a long time.
If you are sexually active, ask your partner to take treatment simultaneously.
Complete the course and no sex till you get cleared of the problem.

I hope this answer helps you.

Related Q&A

Q: (Barium Swallow and Achasia Cardia) Name of patient: Radhika Sivapuram Age: 30years Gender: Female Date of Birth:...

Q: Hello, just a quick question. I drink maybe 1 drink a night on average, rarely binge drink (two-four times a year). I...

Q: My son had throbbing in his ear. We used ear drops from pharmacy, pain stopped but now he has fluid trapped in his ear.

Q: I had sex on my ovulation day, took ellaone 30 minutes after condom broke and ejaculation. Is there a high chance of ...

Q: Don't know what these two red marks are on side of penis, getting worried

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews