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Can yeast infections cause the vagina to develop a foul smell?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Not exactly: Technically a true vaginal yeast infection will cause a thick cottage cheese itchy vaginal discharge with no odor. In real life women with yeast infections often complain about odor. If there is a fishy odor i suspect it is not yeast but actually bacterial vaginosis. Either way a visit to the obgyn is needed to determine the cause and help yor get better.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Does having a yeast infection cause your vagina to be sensitive?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Yes: Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness & itching of the vulva; burning with urination & vaginal intercourse & a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. See your physician for accurate dx.

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Last updated Apr 24, 2019

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