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what std causes a fishy smell

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
46 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Vaginal odor: A fishy vaginal odor or discharge usually means an overgrowth of gardnerella vaginalis. The condition is called BV or bacterial vaginosis. Not an std, ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
You probably have BV: Which is bacterial vaginosis but you need to see your gyn or a gyn as a culture can be done to make sure you do not have any stds and BV or other caus ... Read More

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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Gardnerella: Semen is a growth medium for gardnerella bacteria which have a distinctive fishy smell due to a chemical they produce when they stand. Don't worry ab ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deepa Agarwal m.d.
36 years experience Pediatrics
Genital hygiene: Are you circumcised or un-circumcised? Wash your penis with soap every day while in shower. if you are un-circumcised, You will need to pull your fore ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
You need to: see a doctor, because treatment is different for different infective agents.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Vaginal odor: There are numerous possibilities, but you need to be examined in order to be correctly diagnosed. See an OB/GYN doctor and have this assessed. Good lu ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Bacterial vaginosis?: The main cause of strong and/or fishy vaginal odor is bacterial vaginosis, caused by overgrowth of mostly normal bacteria. STDs are more common in wom ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
In order to cure the: Smell you need to cure the cause. Please be medically evaluated to have your std properly treated.
A member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Bacterial vaginosis: Bv is more likely. See your doctor for appropriate treatment.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably BV: Bacterial vaginosis is a common condition in women where the normal balance of bacteria in the vagina is disrupted and replaced by an overgrowth of ce ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Murtaza Hayat
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Fishy smell: It can, could be due to trichomoniasis, or vaginosis. Both can be treated with oral metronidazole.

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