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A vagina will only have a foul odor if a person needs to bathe, if there is a temporary imbalance in vaginal flora/pH, or if the person has a vaginal infection such as Bacterial Vaginosis. The vagina naturally contains a range of bacteria, an acidic pH helps to allow healthy bacteria to thrive while killing harmful bacteria. If pH is thrown off, such as due to menstruation or soaps getting into the genitals, this can cause a temporary imbalance in vaginal flora and if the balance isn't restored it can develop into an infection. If you have a bad vaginal odor it's best to see your doctor for diagnosis.

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