Lately my vagina has a fishy smell, even after I clean it. What could it be?
By Kendall @ Planned Parenthood | Sept. 30, 2011, 12:11 p.m.
Category: Ask the Experts
my vagina has been smelling like fish lately , it just started to do that and everytime i take showers i clean inside and outside my lips but it doesnt help at all.
All healthy women have an odor from their vaginas and vulvas, and it’s a totally normal part of who they are. You are most sensitive to your own natural odor, and it’s very unlikely that anyone else around you can smell it.
However, an unpleasantly smelly odor can be a sign of an infection that needs to be treated right away, especially if it’s accompanied by an unusual discharge. A strong fishy smell that won’t go away is worth seeing a health care provider about. Fishy smells are associated with a type of vaginitis called bacterial vaginosis. Health care providers can prescribe medications to treat it.