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25f, virgin, light yellow vaginal discharge. vagina smells fishy especially when i wash with bar soap. what can this be? :(

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Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Bacterial vaginosis: Mostly commonly, a fishy odor from the vagina is bacterial vaginosis. An overgrowth of a normal bacteria in the vagina. Sometimes it can be in response to environmental changes such as changes in diet, exercise, stress or products placed in the vagina. If you're concerned, see your physician and she may decide to treat you with some antibiotics.

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Last updated Jul 15, 2016

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