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Menopause

About my period

02/16/2008

Question:

ok well during my period i get this really bad odor down there and even when im not on it its really smelly. my fiance said thats not normal that girls dont smell that bad down there. is there something wrong down there? i read on cosmo girl that its probably an infection.

Answer:

A bad odor (sometimes described as a fishy odor) is sometimes associated with a bacterial infection called bacterial vaginosis.  The odor is typically worse right after intercourse.  It can easily be treated with metronidazole.  Another cause of a very strong odor is a retained tampon.

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Margery   Gass, MD Margery Gass, MD
Formely, Professor, Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati