I would like to start this question by stating that I am a man speaking of behalf of my girlfriend. Currently we are a little short on cash and can't really afford to see anyone, and that is why I am posing here.
Since my girlfriend and I have began sexual activity, almost a year ago, her vagina has started generating a foul odor. She claims to have never had this problem before with past partners. This smell, which I believe, occurs all the time, not only during arousal. Also, her breasts, quite frequently, when compressed excrete a clear liquid resembling serum. We have read online that these problems could be caused by stress and poor diet but since they have been ongoing for almost a year we are both becoming worried.
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The symptoms that you describe could be suggestive of vaginal infections. It is difficult to comment on the exact cause without examining her. She should consider going ahead with visiting her gynecologist/obstetrician at the earliest for examination, vaginal swab/smear test and hormonal work-up. Hormonal work-up will help to identify any hormonal imbalances responsible for breast discharge. Vaginal swab/smear test will help to identify causative agent. She will be started on appropriate treatment based on examination findings and investigation results. If infective cause is detected, you should also get treated simultaneously to prevent chances of re-infection (and avoid having intercourse while being on treatment course). She should drink plenty of water and take adequate rest. She should avoid vaginal douching or use of harsh soap/perfumes etc in the area (as these can alter vaginal secretion & pH and make it more susceptible to infection). She should be in regular follow-up and monitoring of her treating gynecologist/obstetrician and report any abnormal/new symptoms immediately.
She might be suffering from bacterial vaginosis, the symptoms of which are grey, frothy discharge and smelly vaginal odor. having a dily intake of yogurt and apple cider vinegar can help to get rid of the foul smell. Or soaking in a warm in which 2 cups of apple cider vinegar has been added can help too.
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