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A 18-year-old female asked:

If my discharge has a smell is it not a yeast infection? it itches, swells, and burns of i scratch or rub it.

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Sterling
A Verified Doctoranswered
46 years experience
The Yeast Is Least: Typically a purely "yeast" infection does not have a very bad smell. It may have an unusual odor but not very disturbiing. They do itch and can also burn. The odor is a tip-off to another infection, probably bacteria. There are over-the-counter medications for itchy yeast, but not the bacteria. Go see your doctor for that....Now...
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
Infectious Disease 35 years experience
Vaginitis: Bad odor from vagina indicate vaginitis that can be caused by bacterial vaginosis or trichomonas vaginitis. Recommend to check with your PCP.
Last updated May 9, 2015

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