Bacterialvaginosis is a disease that's caused by the overgrowth of a type of bacteria that's called Gardnerella vaginalis, Gardnerella vaginalis. And as the name might suggest, this is the most common vaginal infection. Now I wanna put these really big quotes
around the term infection because the thing that's interesting about Gardnerella vaginalis is that it's a bacteriathat's naturally foundthe vagina. Now some may consider this to be a sexually transmitted infection, which is interestingbecause it doesn't cause
any problems until there'stoo much of it there. So when we look to the causes of bacterial vaginosis, they are all things that change the vaginal environment. That can include acts like douching, so douching, or rinsing of the vagina. The other is having newor multiple sex partners.
And finally, another known cause is the use of antibiotics. This could bethe case of somebody that has a throat infection or a pneumonia that's on antibiotics which will then attackthe bacteria that exists within the vagina andallow Gardnerella vaginalis to overgrow and cause bacterial vaginosis.
So we've touched a little bit on it here, but I wanna aw it out. So when we talk about the pathophysiology of a disease, we'retalking about the mechanism by which that disease occurs. Soorder to understandthe pathophysiology of bacterial vaginosis, we need to take a look at a sample of bacteria
that existsthe vagina. So I'll aw out someGardnerella vaginalis bacteria, and so I'll put this upour key. This is the symbol forGardnerella vaginalis. And I'll aw a few of them around here, but I also wanna show that there are a lot of other bacteriathat existthis sample. So if you really look at it here,
My Vaginal Discharge Smells Like Garlic
My vaginal discharge smells like garlic. I know that if you eat enough garlic or onions,it can permeate your pores, but if you ate that much garlic, your breath would definitelyoverpower any smell down there. Garlic breath would go awaya few hours. It depends on how much you ate, but it couldcome through your pores a day or two later. If that's the case, start eating out atItalian places so no one notices. And here I thought you'd recommend someperfumed stuff. If you don't like the smell, I'd definitelynot be using it as an antibacterial.
If I was spraying it down there like bodyspray, I'd know. I don't know if you are taking garlic pillsas a natural antibiotic or for heart health, but that can ooze out of your pores too. Andyou might only notice it down there because it is one of the few places not perfumed. I know douching can be bad by rinsing outgood bacteria. That's why I don't do it. Are you sure it isn't a fishy smell you'remistaking for garlicé That's a bacterial infection. And it ispart a result of wiping backto front, having sexthe rear and then
front that introduces bacteria, wearing athong that rubs both areas â€“ I won't admit to any of that, and I don'tthink that's the cause. Do you have red, itchy, burning and thickwhite clumpy dischargeé That's the sign of a yeast infection. Butsome people say it smells more like beer or bread, not garlic. And how often are you doing a smell test tomake the comparisoné Unfortunately, I've had enough yeast infectionsto know what it is like. But bacterial vaginosis can have the smellof an onion or garlic. And if there is a yeast
infection, there is an increased chance ofbacterial infection too. If that's the case, I need to talk to a. Any other tipsé Take more showers, eat some other spices insteadof onions and garlic, ink more water to flush it out of your system. So I'll try curry. Eating curry can make it smell like onionsand garlic down there. And so can eating asparagus. What else could make it smell like an onionor garlic down thereé Antibiotics can alter the bacterial balanceand have that result.
I prefer essential oils. Essential oils can do that too, especiallythe ones related to the foods I already said not to eat. I'd hate to think herbal treatments werecausing this. It may just be a result of not wearing clothesthat let you breathe while eating too much spicy food. Fortunately, that's the easiestthing to cure.
My Vaginal Discharge Smells Like Urine
My vaginal discharge smells like urine. Are you sure you just aren't leaking urineé I don't think so. If you just had a baby, the muscles down thereare tired if not torn from the strain. The end result is greater odds of leaking peewhen you laugh, cough or bend over. No one mentioned thatthe parenting classes. That's because they are less likely to admitit and way more likely to blame it on the diapered crittertheir lap.
What else could be making it smell like urineé A really hard labor where you strain so muchit tears microscopic holesthe vaginathe wall that separates it from the bladder.Then you get urine seeping into the vaginal area. I don't think I'm leaking from the bladder. If you have that type of set of microscopicholes, urine will leak into the vagina even if you're holding the peeanyway. How do you get that fixedé
Surgery. Then again, this is a common problemwhen they do a hysterectomy and don't puta proper floor for the bladder too, butfixing that is surgical as well. I'd like to know what other things couldbe responsible for it so I have solutions other than surgery. It is possible that you are using so muchdouche and clothing so tight that the skin can't breathe that bacteria has caused thepH to shift that badly, but it is rare. I know there are douches you can't use oftenbecause it cleanses so well the good bacteria is washed away. Then you risk a bacterialinfection.
Bacterial infections smell like onion, badfish or garlic. You also have an increased risk of yeast infections, which smell likebeer. I hate to say it, but I have seen enough offeringsto the porcelain god to know the difference between pee, beer and vomitterms of smell. There's also the possibility you are leakingpee into your underwear, and the area still smells like that even after you change clothes. Which is a different reason to talk to the. Or switch to texting to continue the conversationinstead of trying to hold itwhile you
talk. I already text mostly, and I don't waitso long to stop talking that I leak while racing to the bathroom. Then the most likely a bacterial infection,made worse by wearing tight clothes, excessive sweating, and concentrated urine. Then inking water, wear loose clothing andeating yogurt is a start to fixing this. Assuming you don't need antibiotics. I prefer probiotics.
I still think you should take the yogurt orally,rather than sticking it up there and hoping it helps.