• Speed Racer Speed Racer
    November 20, 2009
    Can eating onions, garlic affect vaginal odor?
    Speed Racer Speed Racer
    November 20, 2009

    My wife's vagina occasionally smells like onions or garlic. Can eating certain foods affect the smell of a woman's genitals?



  • Eileen Bailey
    Health Guide
    June 06, 2014
    Eileen Bailey
    Health Guide
    June 06, 2014

    Strong foods, such as garlic and onions, can also cause an odor in the vagina. It is possible to eat these foods and have the smell appear several days later. Eating sweet smelling foods, such as pineapple, can make the vagina smell sweet.

    Odor in the vagina is often caused by an imbalance in the bacteria. This can be from normal causes, such as semen, or from bacerial vaginosis, which is an infection. Anything that upsets the acidic balance of the vagina can cause an odor. If you or your wife is ever concerned about her genial region, she should seek the advice of her primary care doctor or gynecologist. 


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  • Paul November 20, 2009
    November 20, 2009

    Some reasons for an odor are listed in this article. On the left in that article are links to other parts, such as causes and when to see a doctor. I think if the odor is often present, an exam by a doctor is probably a good idea, as that article will mention. Foods eaten are really not a cause of odor at that location.

  • emma bennett January 10, 2010
    emma bennett
    January 10, 2010

    I am going to disagree with that this is not normal, i have the same problem, also i do not eat onions, my mom does so sometimes i cook with them,like a roast, even though i do not eat onion the roast is flavored with it and i wake with an onion smell from my vagina

    • Odor begone
      February 08, 2014
      Odor begone
      February 08, 2014
      I've struggled with a weird smell to, I've treys soaking in the tub for 30 mins and showering to cut the odor. Also in my daily routine I tried vagisil, which didn't help. I recently tried shaving down their, & so far I have not had an odor at all. READ MORE
  • sarasauin August 01, 2012
    August 01, 2012

    I found a website that goes through a whole lot of causes and solutions to an onion problem. Take a look. It might help :)


  • lalahorton October 15, 2013
    October 15, 2013

    My doctor told me it was because I had a bacterial infection that was treated with just a perscription and all was well... no need to worry. 

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