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A 25-year-old female asked:

can bacteria vaginitis and yeast cause anus to smell bad have a fishy discharge & itchy vulua for months now i wipe &put soap when shower and later on my anus still smell also vagina smell so bad it leaves my panties with brown stain moist what is it?

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Dr. Ashwin Patel
Urgent Care 42 years experience
Need to be treated.: You have an infection called Bacterial Vaginosis. This gives a discharge like rotten eggs. It probably has spread to the ano-rectal area. You need to see a family doctor or Ob/Gyn to check and test in. This infection can easily be treated with antibiotic.
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Gynecologist: Yeast infection can cause vaginal discharge and itching. Bacterial vaginitis can cause foul smelling discharge. Both of these infections need more than vigorous cleaning to be cleared. It is best for you to be examined by your gynecologist for proper diagnosis and treatment.

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