3- Strong unpleasant or fishy odor from the vagina
It occurs due to bacterial vaginosis, which develops when the “good” bacteria (lactobacilli) do not outnumber the “bad” bacteria in the vagina. The smell is most noticeable after sex, during, or immediately after your period. Semen and menstrual blood have a high pH (they are acidic).
This acidity causes bacteria to release amines, organic compounds that cause unpleasant odors.
- White or gray discharge;
- itching and burning.
It is best to have a vaginal smear taken to confirm the diagnosis. The standard therapy is an oral antibiotic.
4-The Acrid smell of urine when emptying the bladder
A urinary tract infection (UTI) in the kidneys, bladder, ureters, or urethra is to blame. Other factors, such as vitamins, medications, and food, can also change the smell of urine. But this usually only lasts once or twice after using the toilet. If a person takes vitamins or medications on a daily basis, the effects may last longer.
- urge to use the toilet;
- dripping urine;
- cloudy or bloody urine.
If nausea, back pain, or fever develops, it could be a kidney infection. The doctor will inoculate the urine, identify pathogenic microbes, and prescribe an antibiotic.
How to help you feel better and prevent future relapses
- To drink a lot of water. This helps to flush bacteria out of the urinary system.
- Take cranberry juice. There is some evidence that it prevents (but does not cure!) UTIs.
- Do not delay urination. Regular bladder emptying removes bacteria from the urethra.
- Always wipe the genitals from front to back to avoid getting fecal bacteria into the urinary tract. Discover more odors and symptoms on the next page.