Her hooha smells... off. What's going on?
July 18, 2010 12:21 PM Subscribe
A question from Ms. Ash3000: "My vagina smells funky, but I don't have the symptoms of a yeast infection. Could this be just a side effect of the summer heat, or is it more likely that something else is going on?"
posted by Ash3000 to Health & Fitness (15 answers total)
For the past 2-3 days, my girlfriend's vagina has smelled differently than it normally does. It is more pungent, and smells like a combination of urine and, for lack of any better way to describe it, overripe moist cornflakes. (That's honestly what comes to mind.)
We're both concerned that she might have some kind of infection, but it doesn't seem to match the symptoms of anything we're familiar with. Here's what she says about her habits:
I sleep in the nude, and usually wear cotton underwear (though not exclusively; to wear dresses, which I do a couple days a week, I have to use spanx-type shorts). I shower regularly, and wash my vulva with warm water (no soap).
It seems that the only symptom I have is this weird smell. There is no change in discharge, and no itchiness, or discomfort. I just smell different than normal, in a slightly unpleasant way.
What could be going on here? She's going to see her OB/GYN soon, but should she try to get an urgent appointment, or is it okay for her to see the doctor in a few weeks? Thanks, AskMe.