Why do you smell ‘on down there’?
A lot of women are not confident when it comes to their vaginal odor. Even if the smell change, remain completely confused and do not know what is happening.
Unfortunately, there are numerous studies of vaginal odor, that women could be informed about what is ‘normal’ and what is not, says gynecologist from New Orleans, Dr. Rajiv Gala.
But if you notice a very strong smell, there is a chance that the fault infections.
Fungal infection, which is the most common infection in women, usually has no smell, no other type of infection you have. Bacterial vaginosis, which is the term for excessive multiplication of bacteria in the vagina, causes a discharge that has a strong smell, like a fish.
Trichomoniasis or trihomonad colpitis is infections of the vagina and vulva, and / or the urethra caused by the parasite Trichomoniasis vaginalis, and the discharge in this case can also have the smell of fish.
But a third of women who have experienced vaginal odor, has a completely different reason. “There are reasons such as excessive sweating, chronic constipation, urine output and poor hygiene,” says dr. Gala.
For example, wearing tight clothing can cause excessive vaginal odor because the sweat and bacteria remain ‘closed’ on the skin, as well as being overweight, because excess skin can absorb into the folds of sweat starting to stink.
The smell of the vagina also can also change during the menstrual cycle, and if a woman starts to worry, some ask for help to your doctor, because it is not a rare problem, and if it comes to infections, anyway it should start (as soon as possible) to treat.
Although women may wish prevent odors using drugstore soap for intimate care and perfumes for the same area, etc.. Dr. Gala points out that this is not recommended, as these products can mask a problem that is not really gone, but according to some data the use of such products may can also increase the risk of bacterial vaginosis, fungal infection and pelvic inflammatory disease.