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whats does it mean if my vagina is purple and smells strange

my vagina started to smell for about a week and then when i was in the shower today i relized it was purple and way befor all this i was getting clear and white discarge what can this all mean :/

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replied March 20th, 2012
Vaginal and Uterus Health Answer A32960

Welcome to ehealthforum and thanks for writing

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.
Take care!

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