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A 16-year-old female asked:

Ive been having this fishy smell on my vagina. i had a yeast infection 2 weeks ago. the smell just wont go away. i am sexually active and worried it might be a sti?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
It may not be a recurrent yeast infection but a bacterial vaginal infection instead. See a GYN MD or Clinic to be examined and tested for that and STI's as needed.
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Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
You probably have bacterial vaginosis and fishy smell vaginal discharge is one of its characteristics. This condition is not a STD. You should see your doctor for a correct diagnosis and treatment.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
I have been having this fishy smell coming from my vagina for about 3 months now..2 cultures detected only a yeast infection but i still smell fishy?
Dr. Chevies Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
I would ask: Specifically for metronizadole 500 mg 2x per day for 7 days. You don't need a culture to diagnose that one, it's bacterial vaginosis and sometimes yo... Read More
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Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff commented
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
But if this fails, go see a gynecologist.
Mar 22, 2013
Dr. Chevies Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Provided original answer
I am gynecologist, fishy, anaerobes, vaginosis, watch the thong, retained tampon, whatever.
Apr 26, 2013
A 18-year-old female asked:
17 y.o rarely sexually active girl w/ all symptoms of yeast infection except smell. Diagnosed with BV but no BV symptoms. Recurrent for past 3 months.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Recheck: If symptoms are not resolving - this warrants reassessment.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
I figured out I may have left a tampon in too long the other day, now my vagina smells foul not fishy but its unpleasant. Im not sure if I have any infections because most of them are sexually transmitted. so what can I do about the smell?
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
See a GYN MD or clinic soon as bacteria can grow on the tampon that was left in too long producing an infection that you presently have now. Moreover,... Read More
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A female asked:
White fishy smelling stuff in the lips of my vagina, been to the doctor and told its not bacterial vaginosis or yeast. Not sexually active. Help!
Dr. Christina Adberg
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Hmmm: Not sure what to tell you, but usually a fishy smell is due to some type of bacterial imbalance. These don't always show up on a routine culture, and ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Is it normal to have recurring vaginal yeast infections 24/7? im not sexually active but i have bumps and recurring yeast infections and it just itches alot. i tried meds but it didnt help. is there anything else i can do to help it?
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 51 years experience
You seem to need medical attention. Recurrent yeast infection in sexually inactive girl is not normal. In addition, yeast infection does not cause b... Read More
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Last updated Jul 26, 2021

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