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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
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Not normally: Lochia is postpartum vaginal discharge comprised of mucus, blood, and placental tissue. It is supposed to smell like your normal menstrual flow. If it ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possible infection: Contact your OB MD to make sure that you do not have an infection of the lining of the womb (Endometritis). which can produce a foul smell when presen ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
1 week late: Home pregnancy tests become positive at about the time when you're one week late.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
3 weeks post-sex: Conception occurs within day or so of the sex. It takes about 3 weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG for a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
Vaginosis: A fishy vaginal odor is most often attributed to bacterial vaginosis. This is a condition treated with Rx medications, which can also be present with ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
29 years experience Fertility Medicine
Maybe, but: "fishy" is often not quite normal. Since there is no exact definition of "fishy" i suggest you get examined by a doctor if it bothers you, or if it co ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neeoo Chin
40 years experience Fertility Medicine
Semen oder: Semen can have a different smell due to a man's diet. Supposedly consuming more fresh fruits that are sweet will improve that. Semen oder can potentia ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rothwell
24 years experience Family Medicine
Infection: Likely bacterial vaginosis which responds well to antibiotic intravaginal treatment. See your primary care physician who may or may not need to do an ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. AARATHI Cholkeri-Singh
19 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 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
35 years experience Pediatrics
Vaginitis: A fishy odored discharge has been associated with trichomonas infection. Other potential cause are yeast or gardenella infection. It is a good idea to ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Bacterial infection: You probably have a vaginal bacterial infection that needs treatment. See a md soon who 'nose' how to treat it.

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