Feminine issues happen to most women, but even though they are common, it can still be embarrassing for those suffering from odor. It can make a woman feel gross and unclean when that is not the case at all. There are several reasons why the va.gina may have an odor.
1. Poor Hygiene Women have many complicated parts and caring for them is not always easy to do. Your feminine odor may be nothing more than poor hygiene habits. Be sure wash the area carefully every day. Use soaps that are mild and have no fragrance. After using the restroom, wipe from front to back. Also, change underwear each day, even if you are not taking a shower.
2. Bacterial Vaginosis This problem occurs when an overgrowth of bacteria occurs in the va.gina. Va.ginal discharge is the main symptom of the condition, but it can also cause va.ginal odor. Many women do not have any symptoms. Other infections have to be excluded before treating bacterial vaginosis. Treatment includes gels to use on the va.gina and oral antibiotics. Even after a successful treatment, this condition can recur.
3. Trichomoniasis This is a sexually transmitted infection that is caused by a parasite and can occur in men or women. Symptoms do not always show up when a person has the infection, but some to look for include a discharge from the va.gina or urethral that looks green or like a froth, burning when you urinate, pain during se.x and itching in the genital area. Diagnosis is made by indentifying the parasite during an exam of the area. Antibiotics are used to treat the infection and it may recur after treatment.