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i had a vaginal hysterectomy (uterus and cervix only)and now i have a bad smell during intercourse. i am not sure what is causing this because i only have the smell during sex. can anyone help or suggest something, please?


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replied August 5th, 2011
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Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
The altered smell could be due to possibility of vaginal infection. Visit your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for examination and vaginal swab/smear test done. If infection is detected, get your partner also treated simultaneously to prevent chances of re-infection and avoid having unprotected intercourse while both of you are on treatment course. Drink plenty of water. Avoid vaginal douching, use of harsh soap or perfumes in the area (vagina has its own mechanism of cleaning itself. Use of these products harms the normal bacteria of vagina and it becomes susceptible to infection). Use loose cotton undergarments and avoid tight fitting clothes (make sure your undergarments are washed properly and have no traces of detergent in them).
Take care.



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