Every healthy vagina has a unique and natural smell. But this can change depending on your hormonal state, sex routine and more. Read more:https://getflowerpower.com/blogs/news/fishy-vaginal-odor
If you have a fishy vaginal smell, you may be experiencing something called Bacterial Vaginosis (BV). The naturally acidic environment of the vagina usually maintains the balance between bacteria and yeast growth, but it can be disrupted by factors such as sexually transmitted infections.
A BV infection may also cause vaginal discharge that is milky or clear with a strong, fishy aroma. If you have this condition, your doctor will probably prescribe antibiotics and a vaginal boric acid suppository to clear up the infection and odors.
What You Need to Know About Vaginal Fishy Odor and Yeast Infections
Another common cause of a fishy vaginal odor is trichomoniasis, a sexually transmitted infection caused by a parasite. This condition can produce frothy, foul-smelling discharge that has a strong, fishy odor, says Dr. Felice Gersh, an OB-GYN at Integrative Medical Group of Irvine.
Sweat in your genital area can also lead to an unpleasant odor. Like your armpits and ear canals, the vagina has apocrine sweat glands that secrete fluid when your body feels stress or anxiety.
When you go to a restroom, it’s natural to think that the air is fresh and smells clean. But, your vagina actually houses millions of bacteria.