What causes fishy vaginal odor?
Here are a few reasons or causes that could lead to fishy vaginal odor.
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
A UTI is an infection in the bladder, kidneys, urethra, or ureters – commonly known as the urinary system. Most commonly, you are likely to see the infection in the bladder and urethra, your lower urinary tract. Women, compared to men, are at greater risk to develop a UTI.
A UTI can cause foul or strong-smelling urine along with burning sensation, itchiness, or pain. A UTI can be one of the reasons behind fishy vaginal odor.
Vaginitis is an infection of the vagina, commonly caused by a bacterial infection. But, it can also be the result of a sexually transmitted infection (STI) called trichomoniasis or a yeast infection.
A fishy smell can be due to vaginitis. Consult your doctor or an OB-GYN to treat this vaginal infection.
Trichomoniasis, a sexually transmitted infection that is spread via sexual contact due to a parasite. This parasite gives rise to a foul or fishy vaginal odor.
This condition can cause a foul vaginal discharge that can be green, grey, or yellow in colour. According to the Mayo Clinic, it can cause genital pain, itchiness, redness, and burning while urinating or having sex.
Therefore, whenever you are experiencing any vaginal issue, contact your doctor immediately.
Cervical or vaginal cancer
Sometimes the foul smell or fish vaginal odor can be a symptom of cervical or vaginal cancer.