When the vagina is healthy it may have a slight, virtually indiscernible odor, but a vaginal odor that is strong and offensive is abnormal. Women experiencing this problem often find it very embarrassing, so it’s not unusual for them to ask – ‘How Can I Get Rid Of Vaginal Odor?”
What Causes Vaginal Odor?
Vaginal odor is typically caused by a change in the pH of the vagina, which in turn points to a shift in the bacterial milieu. The normal vaginal pH is slightly acidic and this helps to prevent the occurrence of bacterial and yeast infections. However, if there is a change in the balance of bacteria within the vaginal microflora it can elevate pH levels, and lead to the growth of odor-causing bacteria.
How Can I Get Rid Of Vaginal Odor?
You can get rid of vaginal odor by correcting the imbalance in the vaginal microflora. This will restore normal pH levels in the vagina and inhibit odor-causing bacteria.
Before balance can be restored to the vaginal microflora, it’s necessary to first identify the vaginal constituents present and their relative concentrations. This can be done efficiently with the help of a vaginal fluid analysis (VFA) test.
The VFA test is an advanced diagnostic tool that was developed by Dr. R. Stuart Fowler, board-certified gynecologist, of Fowler GYN International (FGI).
The VFA test provides a quantitative analysis of the vaginal constituents, and will therefore confirm if an altered microflora pattern is present. If it is, FGI will formulate a customized treatment
protocol to restore balance to the vaginal microflora. Odor-causing bacteria won’t be able to flourish in a healthy, balanced vaginal environment.
If you would like to learn more about treating vaginal odor, contact Fowler GYN International, Phoenix, AZ, at www.fowlergyninternational.com, or by calling (480) 420-4001.