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A 20-year-old female asked:

My vagina was a bit itchy with a weird odor. i assumed a yeast infection, now i have little bumps like skin tags. does that mean i have an std?

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Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 46 years experience
See answer : Unable to tell without a proper exam. Possibilities: likely one of the 3 common types of vaginitis (yeast, trichomonas std, or bacterial vaginosis); or an std (hpv genital warts, trich, hsv). Recommend evaluation by gyne or md for proper diagnosis.
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Last updated Sep 29, 2016

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