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,
Why does my vagina smell
Oh sorry. What are you doingé Clone: I've been on a pineapple only diet all week and I still don't smell like a pineapple. What. Clone: I don't want my icky vagina to smell bad like they normally do. Clone: so I read online that I can make it smell like a pineapple! Oh my god I have to make a tutorial about this. It's time to talk about vaginas.
Your sausage wallet, punani, cookie, clam, toybox, cunt. Cunt is my favorite. Not just my favorite word for vaginas but like my favorite wordEnglish. It makes me really sad when I have casual vagina conversations with my friends and they don't know basic vagina owning 101. I wonder if theres a book called that. I'm going to look it up and if so its going to be on the screen right now. Just cause. I'm buying it. God I sound so pretentious. quot;I know more about vaginas then like, all of my friends.quot; Make a gif of that.
Alright, having a naturally bad smelling vagina isn't a thing. Vaginas are awesome. They smell awesome. And they taste awesome. Some people have faint scents, some people have strong scents. Do you want to bea tutorial about vaginasé When I tell people I don't wash my vagina they freak out. BUT HOW DO YOU KEEP IT CLEANé! Hey listen, vaginas clean themselves. They are a product of millions of years of evolution and all of that was before soap was invented.
There are actually lots and lots of little living things inside your vagina. Clone: AHHH! Don't freak out! There are tons of little living things all over and inside your body on the microbiological level and they're all working really hard to keep you healthy. So uh make their job a little easier and don't fuck it all up. Seriously if you're using soap or douchesyour vagina you are fucking up your natural cleaning process. Seriously though clean the dirty parts of your body. Your vagina isn't one of them. But having an unbalanced vagina is totally a thing. And if you use anything dirtyyour vagina like penises, toys, fingers you really gotta stay on top of it.
Now if your partners the one telling you to handle your shit downstairs tell them to go fuck a pineapple. But with that being said your vaginas a constant war between yeast and bacteria. If either of them wins, you're going to have a problem. That's not really how it works but I just love describing a vagina as that. IT'S A WAR ZONE. I don't know. Vaginas are badass y'all. Yeast infections and bacterial infections can both cause bad smells. BUUUUT, so called 'feminine freshness' products actually cause this.
They murder these tiny little organisms that keep you healthy and then make you smell bad. Let me say that again. DOUCHES AND SOAP MAKE YOU SMELL BAD. So you think you smell bad. You use a douche. You use a feminine soap. Then the smell goes away for a day and you're like, quot;Oh my god I smell like roses and mangoes!quot; Then the next day you smell bad again so you have to buy more of their products. It's a freakin vicious cycle. Chaching for them. Woof for you.
How to Get Rid of Smelly Discharge
I need to know how to get rid of smelly discharge. Use deodorant or don't wear sweats while workingout. I mean, down there. If you're wearing that tight lycra while workingout and the sweat builds up around there, you can still get a yeast infection or rashdown there that smells pretty bad. If I were working out that much, I wouldn'tworry about this smell relative to the odor of sweat. I hope you've seen a recently.
I don't think this is like acne so bad youneed to see a dermatologist. If you have an STD, you could have bad smellydischarge. And that's all the more likely if you have sores or bad itching or coloreddischarge. You can have white or grey discharge, I think,and it isn't anything that serious. If you have whitish or grey discharge thatlooks like cottage cheese, you have a yeast infection. Fortunately, the fishy odor goesaway once you treat it. I don't think I've even seen cottage cheese. If you've seen yogurt, you can use that.
Internally or externallyé There are folk cures of putting yogurt upthere, but really, just eat more of it, and if that doesn't work, get an over the counteryeast mediion. Once you're cured, the odor will go away. Except I don't smell a fishy odor. That rules out trichomoiasis. That's quite a mouthful. No wonder they callit trich for short. Trich can cause a musty smell too, plus burningand itching.
I've had irritation but don't want to sayit is that. You can have bacterial infections cause amusty or fishy smell too. And unlike an STD, you can get it all by yourself. How do I get rid of ité Have the find out what you have andoffer a treatment for it. I could douche to clean down there and eliminatethe odor. Actually, douching causes the pH down thereto shiftways that facilitate more bacterial growth, and it doesn't help if there's aninfection or yeast.
So covering up the smell today could makeit worse tomorrow. You can try washing down there several timesa day with antibacterial soap, wear loose cotton underwear and clean thoroughly afteryou pee or poop. I know what leaking pee smells like, and that'snot this. And antibacterial soap can be harsh. So mix baking sodathe bathwater you useor apple cider vinegaryour bath soak, though with the vinegar, you can do that daily. I suppose smelling like pickles is betterthan how I smell now. And the vinegar thing you can say is froma health fad without saying what it is treating.
The other hygiene steps you can take includechanging out pads often and not leaving tamponstoo long. I know that can cause bacterial growth ifnot toxic shock synome. There are over the counter remedies for yeastand minor bacterial overgrowth, but if those don't work, talk to the . If only because over the counter treatmentsfailing to work prove that I have to.