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I had a Hysterectomy in April of 2014 and i am experiencing a strong musty like odor that will not go away, even after bathing. What could be causing this

By March 5, 2015 - 6:10am
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Hello Michelle,

Welcome to the EmpowHER community. Thank you for reaching out to us with your concern about a musty vaginal odor.

When did you first notice odor? Are you having any other symptoms, such as vaginal itchiness, burning, or irritation?

A change in vaginal odor is often associated with a bacterial or fungal infection and the above mentioned symptoms.

Vaginal bacterial overgrowth known as bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause of a "fishy" or "musty" smell.

Contact your gynecologist. A physical exam can determine whether vaginal odor is being caused by something that is treatable with a medication, such as for bacterial vaginosis, trichomonas, or yeast.

In these cases, the unpleasant smell usually goes away after the treatment. The physical exam can also detect other health problems that might cause unusual body odors.


March 5, 2015 - 9:44am
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