What The Smell Of Your Vagina Really Tells You

Should you be worried?

As you would have already known, your lady bits is sensitive – and we don’t only mean sexually. It can be affected by various things, from a change of diet to your sexual activities, making it prone to infections. But how do you tell if your vagina is infected? One easy way to tell is through the smell.

While it’s perfectly natural for your vagina to have some sort of aroma, certain vaginal odors can indicate a serious infection — particularly when accompanied by a change in colour, amount, or consistency of vaginal discharge. Here are the smells you need to be aware of to assess whether you’re in need of medical treatment.

Text: Natalya Molok / The Singapore Women’s Weekly / July 2017
Additional text: Hidayah Idris

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For more stories on vaginal health, read 10 Tips on How to Care for Your Vagina — From a Doctor and This Is What Your Vaginal Discharge Is Trying To Tell You.

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