Q&A with Sue McGarvie

Dear Sue,

I was just wondering if this is normal. My penis always has a fishy like smell. Sometimes it smells really bad. What could I do?


Dear J.S.
Just like when you hear about vaginaís that smell like fish it all has to do with too much bacteria present on and around your penis. Itís called bacterial vaginosis and itís easy to identify because of that fish smell. You have an infection (NOT a Sexually Transmitted Disease) and itís easy to treat in a couple of days with a product like Nidagel. Go see you doctor, mention the smell because it sounds like an obvious case of BV. Itís no big deal and youíll be smelling like roses in a couple of days.