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A 21-year-old female asked:

hi i would like to know what does it mean if i have a thick white-yellow vaginal discharge in large amounts i think along with a strong fishy smell. what can i do? i have had this for as long as i can remember but i believe it is stronger now. thanks

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Vaginal infection ?: The ""thick white-yellow" discharge may be in part from a yeast infection, but it is not unusual to have simultaneously other infectious organisms. A "fishy odor" is frequently a symptom of trichomonas, so see your physician for an exam and treatment. If the test is positive for trichomonas, any sexual contacts will need treatment as well as any other contacts they may have .

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