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Is it normal for your vagina to smell like your going to start your period at the end of your third trimester?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Vaginal odor: 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.

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Last updated Mar 8, 2015

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