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Some test that can help determinee if you have one of the conditions is:a pelvic ultrasound and a pap smear may be required. Your OB/Gyn may give test to help you determinee your treatment options.
This article is focusing on #3, An infection.
Infection usually has an unusual odor, somewhat overpowering.
If it is a fishy odor, then it could be Bacterial vaginosis. The smell is caused by an overgrowth of bacteria. It is sometimes can cause some itching as well.
Most women reach for their trusty douche, this could be a mistake. The vinegar based douche causes the good bacteria to go with the bad, then the bad comes back and you have no protection. The extra bacteria is what is causing the smell. This can be caused by anti fungal soaps as well. They too, will allow the bacteria to grow unchecked by the good bacteria.
The disadvantage of taking some over the counter drugs, is that it tends to come back if you don't take it as directed. Almost like an antibiotic, if you don't take it as directed and finish the dose, it will make the strain stronger.
There are some useful home remedies, that might help.
Yogurt can help balance out the bacteria, which helps tremendously. Believe it or not it can work by applying it topically, just inserting it in the vagina can also quickly add good bacteria.You don't want sugar in the vagina will only worsen the yeast growth as it feeds off of the sugar. It is best to make it yourself.
Acidophiles supplement or probiotics can be taken. It will also give your good bacteria a huge boost to fight off the bad. It can be used when pregnant also.The main culprit here is Sugar. Try to eliminate it from your diet.The different types of infections"
Signs of yeast infections: cottage cheese-like white discharge pain and swelling around the vulva Intense itching
Signs of BV or Bacterial Vaginosis: A gray, white, or yellowish vaginal discharge A fishy odor that gets much strongest after sex or after washing with soap Itching and/or burning Slight redness and swelling of the vagina or vulva
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Symptoms of Trichomaniasis: Watery yellow or green bubbly discharge. Very Stong and unpleasant odor. Accompanied by pain and or itching. Noticeably stonger after your period.
Don't use antibacterial soaps
Try using something like Dial or Ivory. It doesn't stop the good bacterial like the antibacterial soaps do.
You should be talking to your doctor if this doesn't help you.
You can get some other helpful tips by going to Eliminate Vaginal Odor
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