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Can a women have discharge after having BV?

Can a women have discharge after having BV?

Yes: Havng a vaginal infection can cause discharge. Sometimes the treatment for BV can cause a yeast infection, because the antibiotics kills the bacteria in your vagina then the yeast over grows. ...Read more

Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


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Can discharge from an STI look and smell similar to BV or yeast infection or are the completely different? (I'm a female by the way)

Odor: Bacterial vaginosis and trichomonas both smell fishy. Chlamydia and GC may not have an odor. A yeast infection is very itchy and may have a thick white discharge. ...Read more

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My question is what color is your discharge when you have bv?

My question is what color is your discharge when you have bv?

Discharge: Bacterial vaginosis can present with a yellowish cloudy, white or gray discharge which has a fish-like odor. ...Read more

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I have a white stretchy discharge after treating a bv, could this mean that it is not cured?

I have a white stretchy discharge after treating a bv, could this mean that it is not cured?

Probably not: The white stretchy discharge tells me you are likely at a particular time of your cycle. Are you on birth control? BV will appear as a thin, watery discharge that has a fishy odor and may cause your vagina to itch or hurt. If those things happen, you should go back to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is BV discharge continuous (all the time) or more intermittent (there one day and not the next).?

Is BV discharge continuous (all the time) or more intermittent (there one day and not the next).?

Usually continuous: Usually all the time, but it could be intermittent. The main symptom of BV is strong vaginal odor, often fishy, often more prominent after sex. Any new, changed, or abnormal dishcarge should be professionally evaluated, so see your doctor soon. Good luck! ...Read more

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I was told I had BV but that my body has healed itself. Now, I'm still having a slight discharge and raw feeling. Normal after cure?

Consult doctor: After completing the treatment with antibiotics for bacterial vaginitis you may have slight discharge as well raw feeling as complete healing takes time. If the discharge smells foul or persists, then see your doctor., to rule out that if any infection is present and needs more treatment. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with bv and I was treated for it twice because the green discharge wouldn't go away. It still hasn't gone away, what's the problem?

See your doctor: There are several possible causes of a green vaginal discharge. If you have been treated for BV but still have the discharge, its possible that the diagnosis is incorrect. The best thing to do is to see your doctor and get an exam, cultures and other tests to find out if the diagnosis is correct and treat the correct cause. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What is bv? I am also having discharge, itchiness and an odor?

What is bv? I am also having discharge, itchiness and an odor?

Bacterial vaginosis: Bacterial vaginosis or BV is a condition in the vagina. It is an imbalance of bacteria types, there is an overgrowth of BV causing bacteria. It causes a yellow to greyish discharge that has a fishy odor. Important to follow up with doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Can BV be odorless and have white almost off white discharge?

Can BV be odorless and have white almost off white discharge?

Bacterial vaginosis: Yes. Most people notice a fishy odor after intercourse and the discharge can be water and off white but that's one of those things that really has to be looked at under a microscope to be sure. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a ordorless white discharge even after being treated for bv?

What does it mean to have a ordorless white discharge even after being treated for bv?

May be normal: It is normal for most women to have a clear or white vaginal discharge. The discharge typically will wax and wane throughout the cycle and is usually a bit heavier at mid cycle near the time of ovulation. If the discharge is associated with an odor, itching, pain, or irritation - it may indicate bv, yeast, or some other abnormal condition. ...Read more

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Can cervicitis be mistaken for bv? Can both be present at same time? Does cervicitis discharge have an odor?

Manage separately: These are often present at the same time. Bacterial vaginosis often has the distinctive odor, but chronic cervicitis, which is less well understood, doesn't -- it's an anatomic finding. ...Read more

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I've been getting watery discharge for over a year now, I got diagnosed with BV but the discharge is still there. I'm woried incase I can't have children?

May be normal: A certain amount of vaginal discharge is normal. The cells of the vagina are constantly growing and replaced just like the rest of your skin. There are also lubricating glands that keep the vagina moist. These contribute to vaginal health. There are factors that can increase or alter this process like estrogen, heat, obesity, etc. ...Read more

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Itchy discharge and odor not BV and not yeast?

Need cultures: If you know it is not yeast or BV from an exam with a wet prep slide, the next step would be cultures for aerobes, anaerobes, and yeast as well as a work-up for std's (trichomonas would cause those symptoms). ...Read more

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Is white clumpy discharge normal, when taking metrogel for bv?

Is white clumpy discharge normal, when taking metrogel for bv?

Superimposed Yeast: It is not uncommon for people who are treated for BV to develop a yeast infection on the meds. You should be looked at by your gynecologist but I have seen this before. ...Read more

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I have bv. I am having a thick light yellow discharge. What should I do to clear it up?

See your ob gyn: You would need to get tested to verify for BV then get a prescription for BV i'd that's what is causing your diacharge. If you have been treated for it you need to wait sometime 14 days after starting the treatment to see a significant change in discharge. If it continues to persist you need to go back to your ob/gyn for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I am having thick white discharge with sour odor. I've had BV several times. Could I be having bv again?

I am having thick white discharge with sour odor. I've had BV several times. Could I be having bv again?

Probably: It does sound like BV. There are antibiotics that can treat it that your doctor can help with. People with recurrent BV may benefit from using vaginal probiotics, increasing the amount of acid in the diet (such as fruits and vegetables). Limiting dietary sugar may also help. Prolonged use of antibiotics can work as well in some cases. ...Read more

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How long during treatment of BV does it take for discharge to go away odor gone but still some discharge?

How long during treatment of BV does it take for discharge to go away odor gone but still some discharge?

Usually 2-3 days: 2-3 days after treatment begins, the odor should start to go away. It's normal to have discharge every day. Sometimes when women have BV they have more discharge than they normally do, but discharge every day is okay. Vagina is like a self-cleaning oven that way. Discharge isn't a 'bad' or dirty thing. ...Read more

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After taking medication for BV the very next morning I noticed a white milky discharge what is causing this?

After taking medication for BV the very next morning I noticed a white milky discharge what is causing this?

Yeast infection: Most common scenario for a vaginal yeast infection, is the one you just described. Whitish discharge with other symptoms such as itching, shortly following antibiotic use. Call your health professional- an antifungal agent like Fluconazole will be prescribed to deal with the yeast infection. ...Read more

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How long does it take BV to go away? And how long will it take for the discharge to stop? I'm taking clindamycin.

How long does it take BV to go away? And how long will it take for the discharge to stop? I'm taking clindamycin.

BV: This depends upon the particular individual and their immune status, duration of the BV, efficacy of the treatment chosen. Generally you should be seeing results and improvement within several days after initiation of therapy. ...Read more

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I was recently diagnosed with bv and I took the pills it's all cleared up. But I'm having thick pink discharge after sex?

I was recently diagnosed with bv and I took the pills it's all cleared up. But I'm having thick pink discharge after sex?

Discharge: I would get in and see if you have another cause for the pink discharge. This can not be figured out on line. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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White thick sour smelling discharge which comes and goes all the time- tested many times for BV and yeast- always negative- just 1 partner.

Yeast &or infection: Could still probably be either be BV and or yeast. I would probably try again to aggressively treat for both possibly using different meds, maybe even oral meds this time if vaginal meds used before. ...Read more

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Hi Dr. Adberg! I was online researching the issue of discharge and a strong odor that resembles ammonia. Can you help me identify causes of BV?

Hi Dr. Adberg! I was online researching the issue of discharge and a strong odor that resembles ammonia. Can you help me identify causes of BV?

Often unknown: Sometimes associated with a new sex partner or with multiple different partners. More common if using douche. Local and oral treatments are effective. Smells like rotting fish. ...Read more

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I went to get tested for bv took shower the night before and today the doc said there was barely discharge it was beg could it be because I washed it?

Sounds unlikely: Showering without douching wouldn't make any difference; you did nothing wrong. Scant discharge is to be expected in bacterial vaginosis. The main BV symptom is odor, often fishy and often more prominent after sex. No matter now little dishcarge, diagnosis of BV should be accurate from a vaginal swab (high pH, amine "sniff" test, microscopy with clue cells; or a sialidase test like BVBlue®) ...Read more

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I currently have a thin, white-ish discharge that is moderate to severe. I've battled recurring BV for years and this seems different. The odor is strong and sour.... it almost smells as if I am deca?

I currently have a thin, white-ish discharge that is moderate to severe. I've battled recurring BV for years and this seems different. The odor is strong and sour.... it almost smells as if I am deca?

BV: Sounds like BV and for this I would recommend seeing your doctor to have this tested and treated as soon as possible. The last part of the question got cut off so I apologize about the incomplete answer. ...Read more

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Can bv cause dandelion yellow snotty bubbly discharge?

Can bv cause dandelion yellow snotty bubbly discharge?

Trichomonas, STDs: The discharge of bacterial vaginosis usually is white or gray, without bubbles, doesn't stain underwear. Yellow or colored discharge with bubbles is typical for the STD trichomonas, which causes the same strong odor as BV, usually fishy. Other STDs (gonorrhea, chlamydia) also are a concern for any colored discharge. See a doctor or clinic ASAP. Your sex partner (s) also should be checked. ...Read more

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Can BV cause gel like vaginal discharge?

B V: Bacterial vaginosis can present with a yellowish cloudy, white or gray discharge which has a fish-like odor. If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/swelling then it is best to see your gynecologist for evaluation ; accurate assessment. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your fart smells like my BV discharge?

What does it mean when your fart smells like my BV discharge?

Likely: This is likely a direct result of something you specifically ate that would make a characteristic smell. ...Read more

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I recently had BV & I used vh essentials to cure it. Now tho I'm experiencing white milky urethra discharge. What is it?

I recently had BV & I used vh essentials to cure it. Now tho I'm experiencing white milky urethra discharge. What is it?

Needs restest: When people have both BV and it can be hard to get rid of both. Often it comes back. Sometimes antibiotic treatment leads to a yeast infection. These cases are tricky and will require retesting to make sure the right infection is being treated. ...Read more

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Difference is that in bv, your discharge will smell badly, while in yeast it will have virtually no odors. Is this true?

Difference is that in bv, your discharge will smell badly, while in yeast it will have virtually no odors. Is this true?

Well....: That is generally true. But bacterial vaginosis is not the only reason for a malodorous discharge. If uncertain, it is important to see your physician. A sexually transmitted disease is also a possibility. ...Read more

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I have milky pinkish discharge, previously was tested for yeast and BV and it came out yeast. Took meds for it, what could it be?

BV? STD? Trich?: It could still be yeast, although the main yeast symptoms usually are irritation and itching, with little discharge and usually not "milky" or "pinkish". And yeast usually responds well to treatment. If also strong odor, maybe BV after all, or trichomonas. Return to your doctor for reevaluation. I hope you were tested for STDs (gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomonas). If not, do so now. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex last night and now I have a watery discharge with a foul odor...I'm thinking maybe its BV. Any suggestions?

GYN exam/BC: Yes- please see a GYN for a pelvic exam and culture of the discharge. I suggest these future use of BOTH BC pills and condoms plus spermicidal foam or jelly. The discharge may be related to secretions of sexual mucous after sexual intercourse. ...Read more

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I've had very foul discharge for over a year. Went to doctors and she said I should take probiotics, but what more can I do? (it's not bv)

I've had very foul discharge for over a year. Went to doctors and she said I should take probiotics, but what more can I do? (it's not bv)

Odor: Probiotics might help, but a product called rephresh ph may as well. Organic yogurt douches may help (home made yogurt mixed with sterile water to make slurry inserted into the vagina). I also recommend avoiding thong underwear (increased BV and e coli infections), underwear off at night to allow perineum to dry out, wiping front to back and no unprotected anal sex. ...Read more

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How do you know if meds for bv working cuz I took metro gel & now wen I wipe its thick yellow discharge on tissue mixed wit almost pink stuff?

Check for STDs: First, MetroGel is not the best treatment for bacterial vaginosis; metronidazole by mouth is much more effective. Second, yellow/pink discharge is atypical for BV and suggests other infection, especially STDs. Chlamydia, gonorrhea, or trichomonas often go along with BV, so make sure you were tested for them. Return to the doc or clinic where your BV was diagnosed and take it from there. Good luck! ...Read more

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Got treated for bv, use to have bad odour and discharge now I have clunky white discharge and very water like, is this normal? No ichty, red etc.

White discharge: Not normal. You may have gotten a yeast infection as the antibiotics kill off bacteria including the good ones that hold down yeast from overgrowing. ...Read more

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Bacterial Infection Of The Vagina (Definition)

A condition where the inside of the vagina is infected with an overgrowth of bacteria, causing an unpleasant odor, ...Read more