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A 35-year-old female asked:

I have a chronic vaginal odor. i have been to the doctor and it is not bv or yeast infection. is norform suppositories safe for long term use?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Get rechecked: This depends a lot on the nature of the odor and other symptoms, like discharge. Yeast doesn't cause odor, so that make sense. But if the odor is fishy or strong, BV remains a good bet and sometimes is hard to diagnose. Trichomonas, an STD, causes similar odor; it needs a PCR test for accurate diagnosis. Norform is a deodorant, won't treat any infection. Consider getting a second opinion.

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