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White fishy smelling stuff in the lips of my vagina, been to the doctor and told its not bacterial vaginosis or yeast. not sexually active. help!

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Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 27 years experience
Hmmm: Not sure what to tell you, but usually a fishy smell is due to some type of bacterial imbalance. These don't always show up on a routine culture, and you may be an atypical case. I would try two things: 1) "luvena" is a vaginal lubricant to help balance the ph and encourage the growth of healthy bacteria, and 2) vaginal probiotics like "femdophilus" need to be inserted into the vagina to work.
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