A fishy smell is a sign of bacterial vaginosis. It is caused by an imbalance of the bacteria in the vagina. You have to visit your doctor where they can test for the type of bacteria and give you prescription medicine.
If you are having sex, your partner may also need to be treated.
Hi there, i had the same thing happen to me.
I went to the doctor had a swab done and the test came back as thrush, I took a pill which can be bought from the pharmacy no prescription needed and it has gone away. I was worried it was bacterial vaginosis but
From an Oriental Medicine perspective (acupuncture, Chinese herbal) this symptom does not necessarily correspond to an infection, but this depends on how strong the odor is, and whether or not it can be considered a "light" or "fresh" seafood smell, or if it could be considered "foul" or very strong. A practitioner can help you.
A less foul fishy smell is usually a sign of cold or cold-damp accumulated in the urinary bladder or liver channels affecting the vagina. Other signs & symptoms can be used to verify such as cold in the lower legs or feet, cold urination, a lengthening of your cycle, clear or white discharge, and quite a few others. The treatments are helpful not just for the symptom but also for the quality of your life... the treatment almost always makes you feel better in addition to resolving the symptom. Antibiotics, in this situation, can actually feed the problem by introducing more cold energy and further damaging the digestion (which is a fundamental cause for the cold accum in the first place). Use antibiotics ONLY in the case of a verified infection, not just a symptom that seems abnormal -- far too many MD's diagnose and treat like this.
You will need to visit a quality qualified practitioner if you wish to see what Oriental medicine has to offer. Self-diagnosis is not an option for you... you need a second set of eyes, as it were, to gain a clear perspective of your situation. Good luck!