When you notice changes in the smell of your intimate areas you begin to worry: What is it? What happened? What should I do?
If it is constant and it is maintained over time, it is important to consult a specialist. A Gynecologist will have the tools to find the reason for this odor. However, it may be due to one of these five factors listed below:
1. You have your period
The change of smell during your period is frequent. "Besides blood, there is also tissue from the uterus, and maybe even bacteria from the uterus that is expelled when you have your period," said gyno Jennifer Landa to Health. This change of smell is a totally normal thing.
2. You had sex
When semen mixes with normal vagina bacteria, "it can cause a sort of tangy smell that is totally normal," Landa explains. However, if the odor persists and is accompanied by a white discharge, it is important to consult the doctor.
3. You ate certain foods
Food does not only affect your breath, but also the smell of your vagina. Garlic, onions, asparagus, curry and red meat can generate different and annoying smells. You can change your diet, but the different smell is not a sign of any problem, in this case.
4. You have an STD
You might have a sexually transmitted disease—this is a sign that you have to act and consult a doctor. STDs or infections can generate an unpleasant odor.
5. You have an infection
It may also be because you have a fungal infection. If so, it is necessary to consult your gynecologist to be able to quickly fight the problem.
Now you know when to worry and when to not regarding the changes in the smell of your vagina.
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