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A 20-year-old female asked:

my discharge is white looking which is normal but it smells like urine is that also normal?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Sounds like BV: This sounds more like bacterial vaginosis. This is an overgrowth of normal vaginal bacterial and leads to an odor. It is treatable with antibiotics. Schedule a visit for confirmation, testing and treatment.

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Should I be concerned if my urine is brown?

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Should my baby's urine be dark yellow?

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When can I be discharged from the hospital?

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A 21-year-old member asked:

Must I use an acid washed jug for my 24-hour urine collection?

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A 20-year-old member asked:

Can STDs be transmitted through urine?

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Dr. Marcus Degraw
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NO: No, transmission of HIV through urine has never been established and is not a risk. Unless, there is significant amount of blood in the urine and you have significant exposure to the bloody urine for a period of time. Other STDs are also highly unlikely to be spread by urine and cannot be spread by toilet seats or other surfaces of fomites or surfaces.

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