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what is a vagina supposed to smell like?


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Old 11-25-2007, 02:55 PM   #1
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what is a vagina supposed to smell like?

what is a vagina supposed to smell like?

 
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Old 11-25-2007, 06:21 PM   #2
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Re: what is a vagina supposed to smell like?

Mild odor, slightly acid, slightly damp...

New strong smell can be a sign of infection.

 
Old 11-26-2007, 06:19 PM   #3
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Re: what is a vagina supposed to smell like?

This is a tricky answer since I'm sure not all vaginas smell the same! I would just say that if it smells very strong, fishy, or bread-like, there can be an infection, but if none of those apply, I'm sure it's normal. Using mild soap and water in the shower (around the outside, NOT inside) will keep you fresh and that's all you need to do.

 
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Re: what is a vagina supposed to smell like?

It also varies based on where you are in your cycle. It can be stronger and a bit foul during certain points in the cycle, but it can range from no odor, to a moderate odor. If it is overly fishy or foul then you need to see a doc, you could have a bacterial infection.

A good indicator, you know how public restrooms smell? If it smells like that (overly fishy ick!) see a doc.

 
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