What does vaginal discharge color and odor mean?
Discharge that is a darker shade of yellow, yellowish-green, or green usually signals a bacterial or sexually transmitted infection. See a doctor promptly if vaginal discharge is thick or clumpy, or it has a foul odor.
Is it normal for a woman to have a smelly discharge?
It’s normal for your vagina to have its own unique smell, but a very strong odor may signal a problem. The smell of your vagina may vary during your menstrual cycle, pregnancy, or menopause. You may also experience stronger smells after sexual intercourse or exercise.
What should discharge look and smell like?
Normal vaginal discharge is usually clear or milky and may have a subtle scent that is not unpleasant or foul smelling. It’s also important to know that vaginal discharge changes over the course of a woman’s menstrual cycle. These changes in color and thickness are associated with ovulation and are natural.
What color is STD discharge female?
If the discharge is only slightly yellow and there are no other symptoms, there may be no infection. However, darker shades of yellow or a frothy, yellow-green color may indicate you have a sexually transmitted disease like gonorrhea, chlamydia, or trichomoniasis.
Is a smelly vagina a symptom of chlamydia?
You can get chlamydia in the cervix (opening to the womb), rectum, or throat. You may not notice any symptoms. But if you do have symptoms, you might notice: • An unusual discharge, with a strong smell, from your vagina. Discomfort when you urinate and when you have sex.
Can a man’s sperm make a woman smell?
With sexually transmitted infections, it is possible for the semen to change colour to yellow or green and it can smell offensive. This means semen could be a potential cause of a bad vaginal odour after sex. After a male has ejaculated into the vagina, most semen will either seep out or dry up.
What does Chlamydia smell like?
Chlamydia discharge usually has a strong, foul smell. The odour of chlamydia discharge in women is sometimes said to be fishy, or similar to the smell of pus.