The first question you may have is what causes a fishy odor? There are around nine most common causes of vaginal fishy odor, each with their own unique symptoms and treatment options. In some cases, you may be able to solve the problem yourself with home remedies and in other cases, you may need medical treatment. Several studies have demonstrated that BV increases the risk for preterm premature rupture of membranes PPROM , preterm delivery, and puerperal infections, like chorioamnionitis and endometritis. Women of a fertile age typically experience BV after sexual intercourse, although it is not a sexually transmitted infection. BV is caused by a bacterial imbalance of vaginal flora most often the Gardnerella vaginalis bacteria and Bacteroides. If you have bacterial vaginosis you are most likely to notice a fishy odor after sex.
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Your vagina, by nature, has a slight smell. But chances are, your gynecologist can help! Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center.