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what does it mean when my urine is dark and smells fishy and i have mixed signs between a uti and yeast infection?

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Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Possible gardnerella: There is a very common vaginal infection called gardnerella vaginitis which classically has a fishy smell. You should be evaluated and have an exam done by a doctor as soon as possible. Treatment is simple and very effective
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Many things: You could also be suffering from a bacterial infection of your vagina that needs antibiotics. It would be prudent to have a physical exam so you can be properly diagnosed.

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