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Can A Yeast Infection Smell Like Fish
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Maybe: I hate to be a stick in the mud, but... A bacterial overgrowth more likely causes a vaginal discharge and odor. A yeast overgrowth more likely causes vaginal itching only, without with discharge and odor. There are some otc products, like monostat, that you can try if you think you have a yeast infection causing itching. Otherwise, you may need to see your fp about getting Flagyl for bv. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Armpits smell like I have an infection. They smell horrible like a chemical pungent odor. Could it be fungus or bacterial? I'm not obese
SMELLY ARMPITS: HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON? IT COULD BE ANY NUMBER OF THINGS: ARE YOU IN GOOD HEALTH? DO YOU HAVE DIABETES? BACTERIA ARE USUAL FOR STINKY "PITS". DO YOU WEAR CLEAN CLOTHING? DO YOU SHOWER AT LEAST EVERY DAY? IF THIS PERSISTS. PLEASE SEE YOUR PCP OR A DERMATOLOGIST. AND SOON . . . BEST LUCK ...Read more
Some times discharge: Might not be apparent. A clumpy (cottage cheese- like), white, non- odorous discharge associated w itching, burning, swelling or redness can be due to yeast infections.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 eval. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A female with vaginal herpes infection....Can the vaginal discharge be white and look like cottage cheese like a yeast infection?
Bacterial vaginosis: Most likely she has bv, an overgrowth of vaginal bacteria that requires very specific prescription medication. Often, semen can have a very distinct odor. The infection can be transmitted back and forth by sexual contact. See your healthcare provider for proper evaluation. ...Read more
Not usually: There could be a little clinical overlap, but under the microscope they are worlds apart. Generally the symptoms and exam are pretty characteristic of each. ...Read more
I've noticed a stronger vaginal odor lately. Could it be a yeast infection or VB without itching or discharge?
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