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A 20-year-old female asked:

ive been having an odd smell and yellow discharge from my vagina for a while. ive tried yeast infection pills, rinsing with apple cider vinegar, i shower everyday, i use wipes after going to the bathroom but nothing seems to work. what should i do?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
See a GYN MD: You need to see a GYN MD who can sample the vaginal discharge and determine exactly what type of infection is present for Rx.
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
BV? STD? See doctor!: Vaginal yeast usually causes little if any odor or discharge. The main cause of discharge with strong odor is bacterial vaginosis, an overgrowth of mostly normal bacteria, but also with STDs like gonorrhea, chlamydia, or trichomonas, and these go along with yellow discharge. See a doctor ASAP. Stop douching with vinegar or anything else; it increases the risk of serious complications like PID.

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