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A 43-year-old member asked:

My girlfriends vagina smells like a fish market floor! could this be a yeast infection?

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Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Bacterial vaginosis: Most likely she has bv, an overgrowth of vaginal bacteria that requires very specific prescription medication. Often, semen can have a very distinct odor. The infection can be transmitted back and forth by sexual contact. See your healthcare provider for proper evaluation.
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A member asked:
Are these symptoms of a yeast infection I have a brown discharge and an itch on the outside of my vagina there is no smell and the discharge is not that thick i would also like to know if there is anything over-the-counter that i can use
Dr. Mary Engrav
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Ive got tested for bv and yeast Infection plenty of times but it always came back negative. I have a bad vagina Odor and my discharge is like flakey. I noticed that if I eat sweet stuff the smell will get worse. Ive had this issue for two years Now?
Dr. John Berryman
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Vaginal odor ?'s: Whether you are sexually active or not, vaginal odor usually involves infection. See your gyn physician to determine the cause.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
When after a yeast infection does my vagina smell?
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Last updated Dec 10, 2013

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