What does the unpleasant smell of discharge
Vaginal discharge is absolutely normal. Their number for each woman individually and on average does not exceed 2 ml per day. With unstable hormonal background may be a little more. The smell of female secretions is also individual. Increased odor and increase in volume, change in appearance and texture can occur for various reasons, not always pathological.
Heat and sweat
In the hot season, the unpleasant smell of discharge becomes more pronounced because suitable conditions are created for the breeding of bacteria. Using daily pads often does not solve the problem, if you change them every 8-10 hours, as written in the instructions. During this time, a lot of mucus accumulates, and upon contact with air it begins to smell unpleasantly. It is recommended to change gaskets more often.
The unpleasant smell of discharge can be noted while taking many potent drugs. Antibiotics, for example, affect the microflora in the vagina, as a result of which the activity of pathogenic organisms increases.This can lead to the development of thrush and inflammation. Other drugs will enter the blood, lymph, change their chemical composition, because of which the composition of mucus will change. Sometimes you can even note how characteristic the smell of medicine.
After sexual contact in the vagina remain the allocation of both partners. Even after carrying out hygiene procedures, they are not completely removed, and they can also cause a specific smell, which some may find unpleasant. However, it normally disappears very quickly.
Go to the doctor is necessary when the unpleasant smell of discharge is accompanied by itching, discoloration and consistency. Normally, the color varies from white to light yellow. Odor change occurs with a variety of infectious and endogenous diseases. Among them: thrush, trichomoniasis, chlamydia, vaginitis and many others. It can be said that almost all diseases that threaten women's sexual health are accompanied by a change in the type and properties of mucus.
Conditionally pathogenic microorganisms
The sour smell of discharge (along with the curd consistency, itching, irritation) is characteristic of thrush.If the disease is accompanied by an increase in the activity of other types of pathogenic microflora, then it smells like rotten fish. Its intensity can often tell how serious the disease is, but the final diagnosis, of course, is made only by the doctor.
For the treatment of candidiasis (thrush) now there are a lot of drugs, and quite effective traditional methods are known. But it is worthwhile to eliminate the unpleasant odor of the discharge and take the medicine only when you are sure of the nature of the indisposition. Usually the woman herself can say whether the discharge is normal or suspicious at the moment. If additional hygiene measures helped to quickly deal with the problem, most likely there is no reason for concern. But it is important to remember that self-control of inflammation transforms diseases into a chronic form, which is much more difficult to cure.