Having a specific scent "down there" is actually very common, but most of us don't go around discussing the topic. Because of this, many women wonder if certain scents are indicative of health issues. This isn't always the case, and there isn't usually cause to worry, or feel ashamed of your body's natural processes, but there are some signs that indicate you may not have a healthy feminine odor. Knowing the difference between a healthy vagina and the symptoms of a health issue is important, as you'll want to see a doctor if anything seems to be amiss with your reproductive health.
"Everyone has a distinct vaginal odor that is unique to them," Lakeisha Richardson, MD, OB/GYN tells Bustle. "Vaginal odor can change depending on diet and the type of personal hygiene products that you use. Some vaginal odor will tend to be more musky after exercising or working out."
And that is completely common, and also healthy. However, certain type of odors can indicate an infection, and you'll want to make sure you see your gynecologist if your vaginal smell is accompanied by any unusual symptoms. If you're not sure if your scent down is there is a cause for concern, watch out for these seven signs that experts say may mean it's time to consult your OB/GYN.