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Genital odor caused by infections

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I had BV and my doctor gave me some antibiotic. But recently, my husband's penis and urine smell fishy the day after we have sex. However, I do not have either. Can you please help? What is causing it? and what can he do? It usually goes away after a week. It doesn't happen all the time. A few times a year.


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replied November 27th, 2009
Sexual Health - Men Answer A8065
Thank you for your question on ehealthforum.

The vaginitis due to trichomonas or candida can cause a foul odor or fishy smell. Normal healthy vaginas do not smell foul. If your husband's genitalia are smelly, it is probable that he may also have an infection. The smell can also be due to accumulated secretions around the penis head under the foreskin which can easily get infected.

Please ask your husband to follow up with his doctor to rule out any problem and be treated, if needed. Thank You.



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