Any change in the colour(purple),discharge and odour from the vagina is indicative of infection.Of course a colour and odour like this is not normal and usually reflects an infection of either bacterial, fungal or parasitic origin. It is impossible to guess what the cause is without the benefit of examining you and performing an examination.
In the absence of being able to do this you could try an over the counter preparation to treat a possible fungal cause. This would be clotrimazole and is used once daily at bedtime for at least 3 days. It is a topical cream actually which is inserted into the vagina.Avoid douching,tampoon use and use cotton underwears.Avoid tight fitting clothes and intercourse.
If the symptoms persist consider visiting a Gynaecologist for evaluation and if required you might be prescribed antibiotics and other medications.
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