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My girlfriends vagina smells like a fish market floor! Could this be a yeast infection?

My girlfriends vagina smells like a fish market floor! Could this be 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

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Infection (Definition)

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


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I have no signs of a yeast infection but my urine smells like yeast. Is it because of the valacyclovir and camrese?

I have no signs of a yeast infection but my urine smells like yeast. Is it because of the valacyclovir and camrese?

Maybe: Medications can often cause the urine to have a slightly different odor. Unless you are having urinary tract infection symptoms then a temporary change in urine odor is not likely to be important. ...Read more

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I was treated for a yeast infection 2 weeks ago. I now have chylmydia and am being treated. I have a really bad smell down there. Why?

I was treated for a yeast infection 2 weeks ago. I now have chylmydia and am being treated. I have a really bad smell down there. Why?

Odor possibilities: It could be the yeast infection has recurred because you are back on antibiotics. It could also be the infection is not entirely cleared yet, and thus you need to finish your treatment. It could also mean you have something in addition to the chlamydia that needs treatment. It could also be the odor of your urine which can be very nasty while you are on certain antibiotics. Talk over with doc! ...Read more

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I don't have the symptoms of a yeast infection like burning or itching or anything but its that when I sweat, the smell is horrible. What can I do?

I don't have the symptoms of a yeast infection like burning or itching or anything but its that when I sweat, the smell is horrible. What can I do?

Vaginitis: Sounds like you do have a vaginal infection, it may be bacterial vaginitis. I suggest you see York FP or GYN for an exam. They will do a microscopic exam of your se creations and perhaps a culture. If positive they will give you treatment that hopefully will fix the problem. ...Read more

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I have a vag yeast infection. I have milky like fluid that has a mild smell to it that is in my vagina. Could this be due to the infection??

I have a vag yeast infection. I have milky like fluid that has a mild smell to it that is in my vagina. Could this be due to the infection??

Yeast Infection: A yeast infection is usually a cheesy white discharge and extremely itchy and most often has no odor. See your doctor for an exam and cultures to confirm your symptoms. All the best and thanks for using Health Tap. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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 you have to treat the obvious, not depend on a culture. Gd luck. ...Read more

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Why do I smell something in my nose ever since had a yeast infection?

Why do I smell something in my nose ever since had a yeast infection?

Sense of smell: After an infection of any kind, the nerve endings could have suffered a minor injury which causes them to sense things a little differently. It could also be that there is residual material from the infection, like debris that could be sitting in the sinuses that you could be smelling. Because this is not normal, you should have an ENT evaluate. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a yeast infection to smell fishy?

Agree w Dr. Raff: There usually is not a significant odor with a yeast infection. ...Read more

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When after a yeast infection does my vagina smell?

No odor for Yeast: A yeast infection should not have an odor. If you have a vaginal discharge that is malodorous than you may have bacterial vaginosis or a std. Please see your physician if that is the case. ...Read more

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What to do if penis smells bad, no sign of yeast infection?

What to do if penis smells bad, no sign of yeast infection?

Bad odor: Emanating from the penis warrants medical evaluation. Is there discharge? Pain with urination/ sex? ...Read more

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My penis smells bad, but there's no sign of yeast infection. What could it be?

My penis smells bad, but there's no sign of yeast infection. What could it be?

Infection: There are other types of infections other than yeast that could be causing symptoms. Recommend assessment. ...Read more

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Is it true that having UTI can cause yeast infection and liquid coming out with bad smell?

Not likely: Antibiotics used to treat UTI can predispose to secondary yeast infections vaginally, but the UTI itself does not do this. ...Read more

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My vagina is very tender and itches. No smell or has a pinkish duscharge. Is it a yeast infection.?

My vagina is very tender and itches. No smell or has a pinkish duscharge. Is it a yeast infection.?

Could be: Typical symptoms of a yeast infection are a cottage-cheese like discharge and vaginal itching. If you think you might have a yeast infection, try an over the counter yeast medication. If your symptoms do not go away after using the medication, you might consider visiting the doctor. ...Read more

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I'm trying to figure out if I have a bacterial vagina infection again? It smells like it but I've had a yeast infection in the past.

I'm trying to figure out if I have a bacterial vagina infection again? It smells like it but I've had a yeast infection in the past.

See below: How about making an appointment with your physician? Things like possible infections cannot be assessed and/or diagnosed over the web:). ...Read more

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I have a vaginal odor that smells like rotting meat or eggs I have had it for 3 weeks. I took medication for a yeast infection and that didn't work.?

I have a vaginal odor that smells like rotting meat or eggs I have had it for 3 weeks. I took medication for a yeast infection and that didn't work.?

IT IS NOT YEAST!!!: See your gyn today, most likely some type of bacterila infection, and need to check to make sure no foreign body in the vagina like a condom or tampon, your gyn can do an exam, cultures and an ultrasound, you have had your problem 3 weeks too long so try to get in today. ...Read more

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I have bv, I took flagyl. It seems I developed a worst case of yeast infection and it spread to my anus? My stool is dark and smells like chemicals?

I have bv, I took flagyl. It seems I developed a worst case of yeast infection and it spread to my anus? My stool is dark and smells like chemicals?

Antibiotic effects..: The yeast infection is related to the antibiotic (flagyl) that has disrupted the normal balance of the bacteria found in that area of the body. That has been disrupted. Talk to your doctor to discuss therapies to treat this infection, based on the specifics of your case. ...Read more

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After sex my vagina smells like bread. Not super strong but there. I had a Yeast Infection & BV awhile ago. Could I have them again? Or just paranoid?

After sex my vagina smells like bread. Not super strong but there. I had a Yeast Infection & BV awhile ago. Could I have them again? Or just paranoid?

Could be either: Vaginal odor typically indicates an infection. Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause of vaginal odor. Yeast does not typically have a strong smell. Have your doctor do an exam and it should be easy to determine which is the cause. ...Read more

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If a vagina smells like rotten cheese, does that mean she has a yeast infection? I was laying in bed with a girl, and a smell so disturbing hit my nose like a brick in the face. The smell was like rotten cheese times 10. And I still had sex with her. (onl

If a vagina smells like rotten cheese, does that mean she has a yeast infection? I was laying in bed with a girl, and a smell so disturbing hit my nose like a brick in the face. The smell was like rotten cheese times 10. And I still had sex with her. (onl

Don't: Don't know if she had poor hygiene or if there was a vaginal discharge. I havn't heard of a yeast infection smelling like rotten cheese. If she did have a markedly malodorous vaginal discharge and you elected to put your penis in there anyway, have no idea what type of pathogens you may have exposed yourself to.
Just because there is a hole, it doesn't mean you have to poke it. If the woman smelled so bad that you were both overwhelmed and disgusted; this should have raised some big red flags. Or a big red stop sign. If concerned about contracting an std, recommend that you see your doctor. ...Read more

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Vagina smells after husband ejaculate's inside me. Don't have yeast infection... what do I do to take smell away?

Vagina smells after husband ejaculate's inside me. Don't have yeast infection... what do I do to take smell away?

Bacterial vaginosis?: The most common cause of increased vaginal odor is bacterial vaginosis, an overgrowth of mostly normal bacteria. Your symptoms are typical: often odor with little dishcarge, with odor often most prominent after sex. It typically smells fishy. Trichomonas and other STDs possible, but only if at risk for STD. Treatment is metronidazole, a prescription antibiotic, so see doctor for diagnosis and Rx. ...Read more

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What does it mean when my urine is dark And smells fishy and I have mixed signs between a UTI and yeast infection?

Many things: You could also be suffering from a bacterial infection of your vagina that needs antibiotics. It would be prudent to have a physical exam so you can be properly diagnosed. ...Read more

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How to get rid of yeast infection! I really wanna smell good not bad when having sex or when I get wet, please help?

Actually a yeast: Infection should not cause a foul odor. You may have another type of infection. Please see your gynecologist to identify and treat your discharge. ...Read more

Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable of fermenting ...Read more