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herpes have a foul smell

A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. AARATHI Cholkeri-Singh
18 years experience Gynecology
Not typically: Herpes do not typically have an odor. A foul, fishy smell is pretty common with a bacterial vaginal infection.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Spencer
35 years experience Dermatology
Usually not: Herpes causes painful blisters. A unusual smell could be a sign of an std such as gonorrhea, and should be checked by a doctor.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Sherman
37 years experience Infectious Disease
No but . . . : Genital herpes generally does not, but genitals and particularly the glands in the groin certainly can produce that sweaty smell.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
NO: The odor and the sweating have not the slightest association with any form of herpes. If you think this could be a medical problem, see a DR.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Bacterial vaginosis?: The main cause of strong vaginal odor is bacterial vaginosis, i.e. overgrowth of mostly normal vaginal bacteria. BV is more common in people with othe ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Repeat exam: Metrogel is often helpful for vaginal odor especially if bacterial vaginosis is present. Give it some time after treatment. Then if you feel things ar ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
BV: It is more likely bacterial vaginosis. See your gyn for proper treatment and advice for prevention.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
23 years experience Family Medicine
Another infection : A fishy vaginal odor is not due to herpes. It is likely you have bacterial vaginitis or trichomonas. See your doctor for an examination.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience Dermatology
It sounds like its : healing but blisters typically don't smell bad, I would see gynecologist to rule out another STD
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Vaginal lump: Soap doesn't cause a vaginal lump which may be a cyst. See your Physician or gynecologist for evaluation.

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