• Question: What's the cause of Vaginal smell among ladies. Does it come with hidden complications? Does it have treatment?

    Asked by debt16and to Peter, Mary, Jacquie, George, Boniface, Alice on 17 Feb 2021.
    • Photo: Jacquie Oliwa

      Jacquie Oliwa answered on 17 Feb 2021:

      It depends..on the type of smell?
      The vagina has a natural odour due to normal secretions
      FOul smelling, fishy odour + discharge usually points to an infection.. complications depend on the the cause and how spread. Most common cause is fungal: thrush. But there are bacterial causes as well such as trichimoniasis.
      Treatment is available for most causes of vaginosis, but would require testing first (high vaginal swab), urine sample and blood tests. Remember to inform your sexual partner, in case of STI, both have to be treated.

    • Photo: George Serem

      George Serem answered on 18 Feb 2021:

      A change in vaginal smell can be due to hormonal changes or infection, a foul smell and accompanied by discharges on most occasions is due to infections. Like Jacky said a test is needed to confirm this, meanwhile, perineal area hygiene is recommended.