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what distinguishes symptoms between a yeast infection from bv (bacterial vaginitis)?

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Dr. Edward Jacobs
46 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
See your HCP: The symptoms can frequently be similar for both, but, typically, BV is associated with a foul fishy ordor, a watery discharge that comes and goes, and itching. A yeast infection generally does not have a distinct fishy odor, but may have a thick white discharge and itching associated with it. Many times, vaginal dryness is the first indication of a yeast infection. See your hcp for diagnosis.
Answered on Jan 12, 2015
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