Posted by: Kat | 2005/12/01

Vaginal smell???

Dear Doc,

I have a slightly yellow discharge which smells like Jik, sometimes quite strongly, I've been to two different gynaes and they did a smear but couldn't find anything. Is it possible that the smell of a vagina changes as one gets older? This is quite embarassing to me.

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Yes the smell can differ. If the swabs were normal, it suggests that there is no infection.
If in doubt about whether a discharge is normal or not, consult your doctor.
Best wishes

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Our users say:
Posted by: Cb | 2005/12/04

I'm 22 and i got the smell. Its stronger if my period is due or if i sweat a lot. I've read that its to do with holding your wee in or eating to much vinger, or citrus foods. I want to get rid of it its embrassing and i;m very aware of it all the time

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Posted by: Kat | 2005/12/02

I'm 32 - this only started when I turned about 26, I've been to see gynaes about it and they can't find any problem. There is also a colour to it - slightly greenish/yellowish, but it's not thick and it's not itchy or anything.

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Posted by: Jamz | 2005/12/02

Hey Kat,

I know now what you really mean. My mom always told me that before and after my period cycle that a discharge may appear. Though the ammonia smell is absolutely normal well as far as my mom has told me and a friend studing medicine. If I may ask how old are you because as soon as I hit my mid/late teens I also experienced this sort of thing. And if your discharge turn an off color then go get checked or even changes in amount to a lot.

Good luck

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Posted by: Kat | 2005/12/02

I'm not talking about the fish smell after sex, I know about that, this ammonia smell is different - it has nothing to do with whether I've had sex or not. It's there most of the time, not while I have my period, but about a week after it comes back again.

What is it and how can I get rid of it?

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Posted by: dees | 2005/12/02

not alone ladies,im also have a smell like fish after i had sex,it last for three to four days,dont worry all you have to do wash immediatelly after sex,especially when you're not using condom.good luck

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Posted by: Jamz | 2005/12/01

I have something simular, where I am constantly moist and excrete a white discharge 24/7 all the time and only fo rthe past two days have discovered a smell like fish!I think something is wrong and really wouls like it to go away. I noticed it the day after i had sex and now really worried I contracted something, You not alone.

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Posted by: Pat | 2005/12/01

I know what you mean - myne sometimes smells like amonia and then it's fine again.

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