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A 44-year-old member asked:

Is this bacterial vaginosis if you have a mild discharge but have odor?

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Dr. Katherine Sutherland
Gynecology 44 years experience
Probably: A "fishy" odor is the single most diagnostic symptom of bv, even if there is no discharge. But other things can cause odor as well, such as a retained tampon or yeast with it's "yeasty" odor. Your doctor can confirm if the odor is due to bv.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Can bacterial vaginosis discharge be brownish?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Bacterial Vaginosis : Can present with a yellowish cloudy, white or gray discharge which has a fish-like odor. There could be a brownish tinge if there is some old blood mixed in. If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/swelling then it is best to see your gynecologist for evaluation ; accurate assessment.
Last updated Mar 4, 2014


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