You’re just going about you day and then it hits you: something is up down there. Although you’re probably pretty skilled in the art of vaginal care, sometimes they can throw you for a loop. For instance, the reason why your vagina smells like onion might surprise even the most chill person.
It appears that many factors can contribute to this particular smell. According to Med Health Daily, an infection such as bacterial vaginosis, which is caused by an upset of the vagina’s normal pH balance, may cause that kind of scent. (It’s also described as a fishy scent by some people).
In addition, some causes of the oniony smell may not be very serious. You know how asparagus can affect some people’s urine odor? Well, the same type of thing may be at play here. According to Self, eating a lot of onions may lead to an oniony scent in your urine and discharge. It’s harmless and likely to go away on its own in a couple of days.
So if you can’t tell whether the odor is related to a potential infection or just a part of your normal body odor for the time being, it’s a good idea to visit your doctor for a checkup.
Although it may be nothing, you likely don’t want to take any chances with your health. At any rate, you’re probably eager to get everything back to normal in your downstairs area.