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i got smelly white discharge so does this mean i have too much bacteria in my discharge 2make it smell, or could it be an std since im sexually active?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Needs testing: There are several causes of bad smelling vaginal discharge and testing is needed to determine the cause and treatment. The most likely is bacterial vaginosis. Bacterial vaginosis is an overgrowth of normal vaginal bacteria. It causes a watery discharge with a fishy odor. It is not sexually transmitted and your partner does not require treatment. It is treated with antibiotics.
Answered on Sep 25, 2013

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