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    An unusual metabolic condition which means you have difficulty breaking down and digesting certain compounds found in food which causes a pungeant fishy aroma. Read more →

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    Bacterial Vaginosis

    This unfortunate but by no means unusual condition can leave a lady's downstairs smelling like a fishmarket. Read more →

    Hi, I have had this ongoing smell for quite a while from my vagina sometimes it smells worse than other times, it's like a rotting smell and I can smell it through my trousers, I wash with scented shower gel. I also have discharge of a strange smell but not a horrible or fishy smell. What could this be.. Is it an std? Or BV? I have had an std before ( chlamydia ) and had non of these symptoms..





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    I have exactly the same! the smell isnt fishy or anything its just really bizarre and strong! i hate it, im meeting up with my GP next week to see what it is. I had this before a few years ago. I was a virgin then so it couldnt be an STI i dont think because i remember the smell.

    Okay, I'm going to just dive right in. I'm a virgin as far as I know. The thing I noticed is, that my vaginal opening appears to be surrounded by ragged looking sort of skin. It looks a bit like... a peony when you look at one from above if that's any help. It also seems to be "higher up" inside me. Like, it doesn't seem "level" with my other bits, there's like a little "dent" or "grove" where it's located (I'm not sure how to describe it)... There's also a fishy sort of smell. You can't detect it and it's not "offensive" but whenever I touch anything down there, there's always a very light fishy sort of smell... is that normal?





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    I'm not too sure, but I think this might be your hymen. Nothing to worry about, it's just a bit of skin that hasn't broken it you haven't had sex, it will if you do. It can also break if you use tampons, which i'm assuming you don't otherwise it would've broken already.

    Hiya I'm 15 years old and i have a really fishy odour coming from my vagina its really embarrassing because if i wear a dress or leggings you can smell it when i sit down it makes me feel really self conscious in public etc after one day of wearing knickers they go bright yellow and smell of fishy.. also i have alot of extra labia which is really embarrassing because its stopping me and my boyfriend doing sexual activities as i feel it will put him off.is there any possible home remedies i can use to get rid of both of these as I'm definitly not going the my gp or doctors or hospital many thanks!:)





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    I used to get this, do you wash yourself with soap or shower gel down there? Because that can cause an imbalance and irritation? I got diagnosed with BV (bacterial vaginosis) it's worth going to your doctor, I got some tablets which made it go away :)

    this is bacterial vaginosis. This requires a antibiotic for you to get rid of this. The course is 10 days of some flagyl or metronidazole. It will be worse aroud intercourse, your period, and douching. Douching not recommended as this changes the acidity of your fluids. So kiddo, get to your Dr. and no more sex would be advised. xxoo

    I am 15 years old and still a virgin and I have discharge from my vagina everyday and it has a fishy, raw type smell but I wash myself throughly with soap everday so I dont understand where the smell is coming from. Can you advise me on what causing the smell?





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    I'm 13 years old and have this really strong fishy smell coming from my vagina. I wash daily, but it doesnt get any better. I know people can smell it because they ll say 'whats that smell'. i feel like crying. I wear pads now,to try and hide the smell more but it still doesnt help. My discharge doesnt look that unsual, its clear, kind of like water! please please tell me what i can do to stop it!





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    Im 13 too and im expirienceing the same thing, but nobody else can smell it. I read about it and apparently its called 'bacterial vaginosis' and it can happen for no reason at all. how long have you had this for? I read that it should go away after some time but if it doesnt just tell your mum or older sister (if you have one) and they should be able to help you out :)

    Ive had it for a couple of months now, and its not getting any better, i went to the doctores but all they said is that it is just my body changing, but im really not sure, its really bad. x

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    21 years old. Fishy smell from penis, no matter how much I wash it, the smell stays there. I know it may be a build up of smegma so I always wash it, 3 times a day. (I am uncircumcised). Would just like this smell to stop, really irritating and off putting. Any suggestions? Thanks





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    Get circumcised. Having a foreskin contributes to that. Condoms can also create that problem. You might also have an allergy to the type of condom that you use. Good luck.

    Get a cotton bud and scrub under foreskin lad

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    I have a smell down below but it doesn't smell fishy it's just not a very nice smell could you tell me what it could be.





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    Hi, about a month ago after my period I noticed that the smell of my discharge changed from what i considered normal for me, to a really fishy smell. I thought it might be BV so i went to the doctors and had swabs taken but they came back negative. The smell seemed to subside but it still smells and after my period it smelt worse. I don't know if this is just a phase or something else. Please help.





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    I have a fishy smell coming from my vagina I can smell it more after I have had sex . I have been to the doctors and had swabs but they say everything is normally. I am 33 years old please help





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    i am a 24 year old girl and i have a bad fishy odour smell very badly coming from my vagina i can smell it all the time and it is really embarassing i am very paranoid about it please help me





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    I had that problem and it was Bacterial Vaginosis, I've had it more than once and it's terrible! You could get treated at a sexual health clinic or by your GP and they will probably give you a 5 day course of Metronidazole. Mine cleared up within 2 days when I took those - was such a relief!

    this may be an infection or something called B.v it is not sexually transmitted and is easily treated with antibiotics, get it checked out by ouor G.P good luck

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    Watching one of the shows, the DR. said fresh sperm has a slight fishy odor. For me, it seems to get even smellier the next morning, after masturbation, from the night before. After multiple washings throughout the day, the fishy smell finally goes away, won't be back until hours after next sex time. Never had a partner, so guess not std. Am finding women at work have mentioned about fishy smell, whenever around me, if I had sex night before. Have to hold off sex until weekend, so they don't smell me any more. I have read L-Arginine supplements can make smell worse. Are there pills that take the smell away? Can the smell come from a bad prostate? Is this fishy smell due to oxidation of moist sperm? Last question. Do we smell fishy, because we evolved from the sea?





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    Im a lady in my 50's,and have sometimes a fishy sort of smell from my vaginal area. I don't have any discharge or irratation. But i do douch reguarly.I have stopped doing this as i wondered whether or not this was causing it. I do find it rather embarrassing when im making love with my husband if i get this fishy smell instead of the usual nice sexual smell. Is this normal or do i have an infection?





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    I am in my 80th and have suddenly developed this fishy smell from my penis. I wash everyday but it will return the next morning. My wife keeps telling me I smell and I should take a shower which I do daily. What can I do to eliminate this fishy smell. I have an excellent diat eat reasonable and only drink 2 glasses of wine a week. Do not smoke. Slightly over weight 75 kg





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    Im 16 and i have been living with my parter for the last 2 years and the last 7 or 8 months I have had a fishy smell down there and some pain while having sex but just reasontly I havnt notest the the smell anymore but some discharge it's white and clear and runny I am very embarrassed by this I don't know if the fishy smell has gone permantly I don't know if my partner knows he hasn't said anything I really don't want to go to the doctor as im embarressed is there anything I can do my self to get rid of the pain and the smell permantly the pain isn't there every time I have sex please any suggestions can be useful





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    Hi I have been having problems with an odour down below its like a fishy smell! I thought it was thrush so I took a tablet it said it should work within 48 hours and it hasnt I have discharge in my knickers and a fishy smell I wash in the mornings and nights. When I have sex with my partner its a really big turn off! can you help???





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    Go and get a smear done!! Or if you don't want to do that go and see a kinesiologist. You may be eating things that make you have discharge. Could be too much yeast and sugar intake, citrus, etc. Get it checked!! Especially if you also feel drained quite easily..........

    Fishy smell is typical of Bacterial Vaginosis http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/bacterialvaginosis/Pages/Introduction.aspx It's a disruption of the normal bacteria in the vagina that can come from washing inside the vagina. So the washing may be making it worse! It's easily treated with antibiotics from your doctor. It's not an STI.

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    hi, im 14 and think i have a fishy smell coming from down below, im still a virgin so its not an std or anything. i dont even know if i have a smell i just get really paranoid when people are around me. i havnt always been like this just over a month ago i was on my period and on one day i could smell a fishy odor, also a few people around me could smell it aswell but they never said anything about it and im not even sure if it was actually me. Since then i havnt smelt that smell again myself but i have been really scared incase i do smell bad, its really embarressing and i dont really have anyone to talk to about it. I have a bath everday and use 2 different types of shower gel just to make sure it doesnt smell, i also spray alot of deodrant and body spray down there, i wear a pad everyday and through out the day i spray perfume onto it just incase i smell. it stings really bad but if i dont do it i feel really smelly. Also i drink lots of water but i dont hav a very good diet, is this something to do with it? or if not is there something i can do to prevent the smell. Or is it just me been paranoid? please help





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    it could be caused by overwashing so stop using the shower gel and buy vagisil wash instead from boots, its ph balanced so its good for that area. Other than that, just use normal warm water, dont use soap coz this can be alkaline adn this can cause dryness and the smell to get worse. Also you shouldnt be spraying deodorant and body spray dont there, it will make the area very dry and itchy and this is not healthy. Once you stop all of these and the smell is still there, then i would advise going to ur doctors if its really bad, im sure no one has even noticed it and the smell was probably from ur pads that you were using as you were on your period, im sure its nothing health wise serious.

    okay so basically I'm 16 and sexually active I've been with my boyfriend for 3 years and haven't slept with anyone else nor has he; the other day I had sex with him (protected) and straight after I went to the toilet and I smelt a really bad fishy smell I often suffer from cystitis and have done all my life but never have I had this fishy smell on top of the symptoms..I've been drinking plenty of water to try flush it out





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    This sounds like bacterial vaginosis also know as BV, it's very common and has symptoms a lot like thrush however it does make you smell, particularly after intercourse. I suggest seeing your gp or nurse practitioner as they can provide you with cream or tablets that will clear it up for you. Really hope this helps!

    Hello I'm 15 and iv had a bad fishy smelly discharge odour iv had that for about 3years now but recently iv had white discharge and the smell has stayed there I hate having sex where u can smell the fishy odour, I get very embarresed and I am very shy about it I don't want to go to my doctor where I'm to embaressed about it but the smell also gets worser when the boy cum's inside me, I don't no what to do please help me? Also iv just recently had a baby if it helps to?





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    It's more than likely Bacterial Vaginosis... Go to your GP, or failing that go to a sexual health clinic. As they will be able to test for a multiple of things.

    Hi I am 18 and I have always gotten a really strong fishy odor when I'm on my period.. But it's only when I'm on my period and its not even all the time.. Its only at like the middle of my cycle. I shower and wash myself constantly. When I'm not menstrating there isn't even an odor. Is this normal, and if so is there a solution so it doesn't smell? Because I know people can smell it sometimes and it's embarrassing. I also know that the fishy smell can be a sign of chlamydia but I thought that was all the time not just occasion.





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    Fishy smell is typical of 'bacterial vaginosis' http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/bacterialvaginosis/Pages/Introduction.aspx it can come from disrupting the normal bacteria of the vagina, are replacing it with others that produce smell. This can happen after washing 'inside' of the vagina, so avoid over washing and washing 'inside'. It's not an STI, ask your doc for some antibiotics.

    I have 2 things today, I'm 16, and currently by the of my boobs hang downwards, I've tried uplifting bras.. Etc my nipple points downwards they don't seem to grow underneath my boobs, they are fine on top but not underneath, also.. I have a weak bladder, I could be walking down the high street and i d get this smelly fishy smell, I go to the toilet and check and my knickers are wet, I don't know if its just discharge but how can I get rid of the smell? Its seriously EMBARRASSING! I have to change my clothes almost three times a day due to the fishy smell. I hope someone can answer my questions, thank you .





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    For the fish smell problem, I'm pretty sure that's discharge. Urine doesn't have that smell. That smell and the quantity of discharge *could* indicate that there's an infection (although sometimes it's normal - everyone's body chemistry is different), so it would be a good idea to talk to the doctor about what's going on. Good luck!

    Hi, i sometimes find that i smell really fishy (not sure if other people can smell it)and i have been told that this is called bacterial vaganosis. Is there anything i can do to stop the smell or what causes it to smell because it's bring me down.





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    As Laura has commented it us normal if it dosn't smell fishy, maybe if it did smell to ask for a phone consultation with tie go for more advice if you didn't want to meet them in person. But I'm going to try and find out more about the smell to see what I can do about it because not always but sometimes it dies really smell.

    Hi, please please can someone help me. I wash my hair everyday, i know its not good for you hair but, I've noticed a strong smell coming from the crown of my head. If i wash it in the morning, by 5-6pm it gets quite strong. If i dont wash it the next day the smell is really strong and tremendously embarrassing. Its not massively itchy, no bleeding, no seeping or flakes. It looks normal.I dont know if this is linked, but ive also noticed that my arm pits also have a slight fishy smell to them. (Completely different to that coming from my scalp) This isnt very strong but it is worrying. Even if i scrub my armpits, as soon as i step out of the shower I can still smell a subtle fishy smell from them. Please help and advise





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    hi i'm 20 i've been with my boyfriend for over 1 year, and these last 6 months my wee and vagina have a very fishy smell coming all through the day and i always smell of fish when i wash it's still there, the smell comes though my clothes too I shower regualary and even when I am washing the smell is very pungent. Can you suggest a treatment? as iv been checked and have no infecton





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    I recommend shaving your anal area and then use a medicated body wash (vagisil).

    hello im 13. I am really embarrassed and need your help because my vagina always seems to smell fishy. When i go in the bath/shower i wash it really well but then about 10 minutes later the smell is back.I thought it could be the shower gel im using so i changed it to another one but then it didnt change it so i tryed to just wash it with water but it made it even worse. Yes, i do masterbate quite often, is this anything to do with it ? if not please tell me the other things that could be causing it. I also have another problem that i would like to ask you about. Since i was about 5 iv been dribbling in my knickers, which leaves yellow stains. when i get changed infront of somebody i hate it because i feel like people can smell it. i think this maybe something to do with me smelling fishy. I have talked to my mum about these problems but she has told me to try and stop half way through having a wee because it will tense my muscles up and make them stronger. But i cant seem to do it because whenever i try i still dribble :( please help me because even my friends are starting to comment that i smell like fish :( Please please please help X





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    Hi i am 16 and have a fishy smell coming from the vagina area and i have had it seem starting my period. After having a shower there is no smell and only develops after walking around or using the toilet during the day. the smell is worst in the night after wearing the same underwear all day. my discharge is clear and usually fine. it just the smell. Could it be BV and how is BV caused.





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    Im 13 and i get discharge really bad, I don't know if anybody else can smell it but I can and it makes me really paranoid about the people around me, its smells fishy and sort of cheesy, it's so bad it's made my room smell! I have too change my sheets almost every other day because I'm so worried my famil will smell it. It doesn't seem to have effected or have any correlation to my period but I really want to get rid of the smell!! any help here!!??





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    Oh my days I'm the same, I never had this problem until I met my new partner. I've only bin wid my ex before for so many years and never even heard of bv. Sometimes I thought I could smell his penis being slightly fishy and I no this sounds nasty but I put it down to sweat. Now I have bv and it won't go away! I take tablets it goes away and then comes back. I've asked the doctors if the fishy smell can be linked to my bv but they kept saying its got nothing to do with my partner it's my balance blah blah blah but what a coincidence no???

    I have been getting a yellow/white discharge and a fishy smell, I had a large amount of discharge just sat inside my vagina the other day and was sore, I had just finished anti-biotics and my doctor diagnosed Thrush and gave me a tablet I also used cream, I am no longer sore but still have the discharge and fishy smell do you think its TRICHOMONIASIS or was it TRUSH? someone help me





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    hello' i am 14 and i smell alto and i still shower 2ce a day and i still smell round the penice area it smell like fishy :/ i am relay concerned ?





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    Hi i had a similar problem myself when i was 14 in my experience this could be because you are starting puberty most of the boys smell abit in my school and they are about your age try and use a diodrant that suits u.But this could also be an infection if you are getting discharge out of your penis it is probably this and if you are it can be treated with drugs from your doctor but if you don't think i am right and you are really concerned i would go to your GP (doctor) hope this has helped from Dave

    If you've got that smell, I suggest you go to your doctor. I had it once, its called BV. You can get antibiotics for it. It's really easy to get rid of :)

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