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Vaginal Discharge Guidelines

My Vaginal Discharge Smells Like Fish

My vaginal discharge smells like fish. I'm assuming this couldn't possibly bedue to a messy fish and chips dinner. No, way more intimate than someone constantlyspilling dinnermy lap. Then the most likely cause is due to an infection. I don't think I have a social disease. Well,I hope I don't have a sexual disease. If you have bacterial vaginosis caused bythe overgrowth of bacteria naturally down there, you can end up with a fishy odor. How could I have developed thaté

So much douching to remove any odor that youstripped away healthy bacteria, leaving the bad ones a fertile playground. If you said that about my digestive tract,the solution would be probiotics. If you have that type of discharge, you cantreat it by eating yogurt and hoping that circulates through your system to the vagina.Or you can take the direct route and put yogurt up there. That's as embarrassing to admit as a coloncleanse. You know that it is bacterial overgrowth ifit is worse after you have sex or if you're

suffering a UTI too. I don't see how a UTI could cause this. If you're wiping back to front, the poopbacteria that get into the urinary tract and cause a UTI will cause vaginosis too. What's a reason that doesn't have to dowith a playground being between two sewersé A fishy odor accompanied by a green dischargemeans you have trichomoniasis. It is sometimes called just trich, pronounced trick. *That I've heard of, but I don't knowanything about it.

Trichomoniasis is a protozoan infection, andit causes a sour or fishy smell. Then trich is a sexual disease. Yes, and they can cure it with antibiotics. What else could it beé If it smells like rotted meat down there,you may have forgotten a tampon. That's what can cause toxic shock synome. Yes, and rotted fish smells means you havethe vaginosis or severe yeast infection, plus the bacteria that can cause toxic shock synome.

Anything on that list necessitates gettingto a , and after which, only using ultrathick maxi pads. If the vaginal discharge smells bad and lookslike curds, you have a yeast infection. It is also more likely if the itching is bad,skin is red and it hurts when you pee or have sex. At least that I can treat with stuff fromthe store. And any other cause requires talking to a, yogurt or not.

Vaginal Discharge

One topic that's rarely ever coveredUSsex eduion is vaginal discharge, which is mindboggling to me, given that it's suchan important bodily phenomenon that happens to everyone born with a vagina. Since it'ssuch an important process and can even contain important information about our health andmenstrual cycles, why doesn't anybody talk about ité I dunno, so I'm going to talk aboutit. Discharge is fluid producedglands loedthe vagina and cervix that is expelledout the vaginal opening, cleaning out bacteria and dead cells along the way. It's also naturallyacidic and plays an important roleregulating the vagina's PH and preventing infections.The look and amount of discharge will vary

from persontoperson and also changes overthe course of each individual's menstrual cycle. The look of healthy discharge can rangefrom clear and stretchy to thicker and white, and it often goes yellowish when exposed toair. A lot of people tend to release a smaller amount of thicker dischargethe coupleweeks following their period, then move on to a thinner, stretchy variety during ovulation,then revert back to the thicker stuff, buta larger amount, as they approach theirnext period. A large amount of slippery discharge is often produced during arousal and actsas a natural lubricant for sex. But again, all of this can vary significantly from persontoperson.Because vaginal discharge is so rarely discussed,

when people start experiencing it, they oftenget nervous or embarrassed or think there's something wrong. Discharge itself is completelynormal and healthy, but it can carry warning signs about your health, as the color, consistency,amount, andor smell can change if you have an infection down there. Here are a few thingsto watch out for. Thick, white, clumpy discharge resembling cottage cheese. Common sign ofa yeast infection. Lots of frothy, greenish discharge can mean trichomoniasis. Grey orgreen discharge with a fishy smell is commonbacterial vaginosis. If it appears pusyand smells bad, it could be chlamydia. And if it's odorless and abnormally creamy whiteor yellow, it could be gonorrhea. Pay attention

to your regular discharge over the courseof your menstrual cycle, so you get a sense of what's normal for you and can spot if anythingunusual happens. Other than that, just let the vagina do its thing. Trying to mess withit and get rid of its natural, healthy behaviors is just likely to leave you with irritationand possibly an infection. Normal discharge is a sign that your body is taking care ofitself and keeping you healthy, which is the most important thing. Do you have any otherquestions about discharge or other things that vaginas doé Leave them downthe comments.Thanks for watching, and I'll see you next time. time.

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