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I started having a vaginal odor - strong kind of fishy odor about 2 months ago. No discharge.

By Anonymous October 11, 2012 - 10:25am
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I am a 38 year old who has been married for 21 years, had 2 children and have NEVER EVER had a foul odor from my vagina before. I was diagnosed with cervical cancer from HPV in 07 and had a partial hysterectomy.
This started about 2 months ago. I have made changes in my eating due to trying to lose weight but I am eating healthier. My GP told me to start taking Miralax about a month and a half ago to help with my constant constipation.
The odor isn't always as strong. It seems like it has a bad odor all the time but during and after intercourse it is the worst. My husband even says it's so strong when we do the doggy position that it makes him want to hurry up.

I am at my witts end with this issue and it is extremely embarrassing and really is a huge turn off for me and my husband. Please help!

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I am experiencing the same issue, I have no discharge, but the smell is horrible, especially after sex, makes me want to throw up. So I do everything I can to avoid it. I had a partial hysterectomy in 2004, never had this problem until January of this year. All test came back fine, dr. Put me on pill that I had to insert every night for 7 days and every other night for the rest of my life and a hormone pill. I have bend on both of those for 3 mths now and no improvement. Getting worse, I can actually smell it all the time. Bath and shower every day. Hygiene I'd not a question. I'm great on that one.

June 11, 2015 - 9:18pm
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hi there...! i have been treated from one of the certain infections you have stated above. it lasts for 5 days... my OB gave me a medicine for it and even 5 suppositories that i inserted every other day as she directed.it happened October last year. I just want to know if i am already cleared from that infection? it's been awhile i haven't visit my OB. thank you

March 8, 2013 - 10:54am
HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anonymous

We can't say if your infection has cleared but if you took all the meds as required and have no further symptoms then it's likely that you are now fine. You can confirm this by visiting your doctor.



March 8, 2013 - 1:20pm
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I'm 36 years old and I'm having the same problem. I went to my doctor and got tested for everything and all the test were negative. This small is horrible. I douche every morning and use Rephresh but, after four hours I don't feel clean. Some times when I'm sitting at my desk I can feel fluid leaking on my panty liner. My doctor said it was vaginal secretion.
I don't know what toofo. I never feel clean and my husband and I don't have sex.
The smell is horrible.
This started a month after I had my partial hysterectomy.

January 24, 2013 - 9:52pm
HERWriter Guide

Hi Anon

You need to see a doctor. A strong, fish-like odor is common in certain infections, like sexually transmitted infections. You need this to be cleared for an infection. If you have one, you can likely receive treatment.

According to the Mayo Clinic:

Commonly, vaginal odor may be caused by:

Less commonly, vaginal odor may result from:

Please make an appointment to be seen as soon as you can.



October 11, 2012 - 12:22pm
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