Vaginal odor can have various causes, just like most other symptoms. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose vaginal odor, we could:
Is the discharge accompanied by an odor?
Possible responses:→ There is no discharge / don't know
→ Yes - 'fishy'
→ Yes - other (please add a note)