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A 25-year-old female asked:

I have been noticing for about 2wks now an odor in my vaginal area. smells like a fishy odor smell. at one point i did notice vaginal discharge. bv ?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
Probably BV: Yes, probably bacterial vaginosis. In fact, I could quote your question to teach med students and residents: the most common symptom of BV is strong odor, often described correctly as fishy. The second most common is vaginal discharge, usually small in amount. See a doctor to confirm the diagnosis, to test for STDs (more common in women with BV, and get treated. Good luck!
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