Does eating tomatoes make your vagina smell.

Not Medical Advice: Although vaginal odors can be affected by many things, tomatoes are not a known factor in changing one's feminine odor. Food does not directly cause strong vaginal odors, but it can contribute to changes in the vagina and affect the scent of the secretions.

Strong, heavily scented or spiced foods such as coffee, garlic, strong spices or onions can contribute. Unpleasant vaginal odors are usually caused by an infection, like a yeast infection, sexually transmitted disease or bacterial infection. Try changing your diet to see if that helps, if not, you will need to be treated by a doctor.

In recent woman's health news, a study revealed that pregnant women are at higher risk of contracting vaginal candidiasis (yeast infection), as a result of lower immunity during pregnancy. Dr. Adewole Nathaniel told journalists “Vaginal yeast infection affects all women at one point or the other in a life time. Although pregnancy increases it, pregnant women who are diabetic or those who are HIV positive also have much higher risk of vaginal infection."

Updated on Wednesday, October 17 2012 at 01:15AM EDT
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