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I've been tested for sti's and std's and they all came back clear but I got funny smelling discharge what could be causing the smell?

I've been tested for sti's and std's and they all came back clear but I got funny smelling discharge what could be causing the smell?

Bacterial vaginosis: Or other form of vaginal infection. Do not know how you were tested and cleared for stds, but this requires a doctor to examine you and the discharge and treating appropriately. Go back to doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Killian
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Std (Definition)

This is a disease which can be transmitted from one person to another person through sexually related activities. This does not limit these activities to heterosexual intercourse, but encompasses all modalities of human-to-human sexual activity. It does not include illnesses that may make an individual more susceptible to a condition because of a sexual ...Read more


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Why does my discharge smell like butter? Also it looks kind of white and chunky in my underwear. Not an std, I got tested, came back negative.

Why does my discharge smell like butter? Also it looks kind of white and chunky in my underwear. Not an std, I got tested, came back negative.

Maybe yeast?: A yeast "infection" isn't a real infection, STD or otherwise, just an over-growth of our body's yeast. It happens sometimes when we take antibiotics to kill off bacteria that make us sick, but sometimes for a reason we don't know. Bacterial vaginosis, or BV, isn't an STD either. It's an over-growth of the bacteria that live in vaginas. But both need to be treated so your body is balanced. ...Read more

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Green tint watery discharge with no smell or itchiness. It's not an std what could it be?

Green tint watery discharge with no smell or itchiness. It's not an std what could it be?

Infection? STD?: Any new, abnormal, or unexplained vaginal discharge needs professional evaluation in person, so see your doctor. How do you know it's not an STD? Colored discharge (e.g. green tint) usually means infection, and at age 21, STDs are the most common genital infections. And this is obviously on your mind by the topic tags you chose. Have you had DNA testing for gonorrhea, chlamydia, and trichomonas? ...Read more

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I have a wet white/yellow discharge with a foul smell. Is it STD related? Will it go away? What is it?

I have a wet white/yellow discharge with a foul smell. Is it STD related? Will it go away? What is it?

Get tested for STDs: I assume you're female per your profile, not male as suggested by username. You mention STD, so I assume you think you're at risk (new partner, no condom, etc). Your symptoms are suspicious for trichomonas (an STD). Bacterial vaginosis, sometimes but not always sexually acquired, also is possible. So are gonorrhea and chlamydia. You need to be professionally evaluated in person for STDs. ...Read more

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Do I have an STD? I have no itch in vaginal region, a smell sometimes but no pain, sometimes thick white vaginal discharge, vaginal discharge everyday

Do I have an STD? I have no itch in vaginal region, a smell sometimes but no pain, sometimes thick white vaginal discharge, vaginal discharge everyday

Vaginal discharge: New or unusual vaginal discharge in a sexually active woman raises concern for infection. A pelvic exam with appropriate testing would be necessary to make this determination. ...Read more

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I always wear panty liner and my discharge yellowish colour in my panty liner no smell on it and I had checked for STI & HIV last month and negative.

I always wear panty liner and my discharge yellowish colour in my panty liner no smell on it and I had checked for STI & HIV last month and negative.

Normal: It's normal for discharge to be clear, white and sometimes yellowish in color. So long as you don't have itching and there's no foul smell, likely everything is okay. Especially considering that you recently had a check up for STDs and HIV. Good job being proactive about your sexual health! ...Read more

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What's the cause of white discharge in the vagina with a smell of yeast? . I recently finished my medications for an sti so I am uncertain about this

What's the cause of white discharge in the vagina with a smell of yeast? . I recently finished my medications for an sti so I am uncertain about this

Vaginal Candidiasis: Antibiotics for sexually transmitted infections also put you at risk for vaginal candidiasis which may present as a white, itchy discharge. Vaginal candidiasis is easily treated with over the counter oral or topical antifungal medications. ...Read more

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Why do I have a fishy smell in my vagina, does this mean I can have an std? I also have a bit of discharge

Why do I have a fishy smell in my vagina, does this mean I can have an std? I also have a bit of discharge

Hello.: Hello. I can't diagnose your condition. However, you may have a sexually transmitted disease. This is of course more likely if you have unprotected sex. Normal vaginal secretions are clear or white. They can also look yellowish or tan. They normally are not malodorous. Do you have any vaginal irritation or redness? I think it would be helpful to have this checked by your gynecologist. Take care. ...Read more

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I was recently diagnosed with HSV 2, while tests clear of all other std's. Ever since my discharge smells bad and strong.

I was recently diagnosed with HSV 2, while tests clear of all other std's. Ever since my discharge smells bad and strong.

Bacterial vaginosis?: It isn't herpes. The main cause of vaginal discharge with odor (often fishy) is bacterial vaginosis -- overgrowth of mostly normal bacteria. Trichomonas, an STD, can do the same. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment advice. Don't be tempted to douche, which increases the chance of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), a serious fallopian tube infection. Good luck! ...Read more

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I just got tested for std's and was told I'm good but I have a discharge with a faint stinky smell. If I'm clean why the discharge and why the smell?

I just got tested for std's and was told I'm good but I have a discharge with a faint stinky smell. If I'm clean why the discharge and why the smell?

Vaginitis: You can still have vaginitis in the absence of a std. Vaginitis is usually caused by bacteria or yeast. An exam and a couple of simple tests in the office can determine the cause and the treatment. ...Read more

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I recently got tested for STD's and HIV and everything was negative. My discharge smells like corn chips but idk if that supposed to be normal or not.

I recently got tested for STD's and HIV and everything was negative. My discharge smells like corn chips but idk if that supposed to be normal or not.

Corn chips: Your discharge may be due bacterial vaginosis, which presumably you were not tested for. See your doctor for a vaginal culture ...Read more

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I shower and put clean underwear on and in a couple of hours my underwear smell of ammonia. There is no discharge, tested for std's. Help!

I shower and put clean underwear on and in a couple of hours my underwear smell of ammonia. There is no discharge, tested for std's. Help!

Urinary Incontinence: This could be caused by mild urinary incontinence. Kegel's exercises and caffeine elimination are simple measures that can often control mild urinary incontinence. For a more comprehensive assessment have a discussion with your primary care provider. ...Read more

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I went to the dr. Bc my discharge was little to none, thin &clear had a very distinctive odor. Doc. Tells me no BV or std's why is there a smell?

? odor: It depends on the odor you had or have. If the odor resolved and there are no symptoms then it was likely a physiological discharge- which is a discharge with no infectious cause. If odor is persistent then I recommend recheck. ...Read more

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I have yellow vaginal discharge everyday for 1year now. My bf is neg in std. My discharge no pain no itch no smell only yellow vaginal discharge. Help!

I have yellow vaginal discharge everyday for 1year now. My bf is neg in std. My discharge no pain no itch no smell only yellow vaginal discharge. Help!

Get tested yourself: There are many possible causes of vaginal discharge, but yellow color suggests infection. You need to be tested for STDs yourself; you cannot rely only on your bf's test results. Testing in men sometimes misses chlamydia or gonorrhea, and men usually aren't tested at all for some infections e.g. trichomonas. There are excellent STD clinics in Malaysia and Singapore. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have white thick clumpy discharge with clear egg white looking mucus, I've been cleared of all STD's and there is no smell or itching. Normal?

I have white thick clumpy discharge with clear egg white looking mucus, I've been cleared of all STD's and there is no smell or itching. Normal?

Could be yeast: The description fit yeast infection
i will go and see a doctor and have it tested
i is easy to treat
if you are sexually active with one partner should be treated as well because man could be a carrier and asymptomatic. ...Read more

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I shower, put clean underwear on and in a couple of hours my underwear smell of ammonia. There is no discharge, tested for std's, and married.?

I shower, put clean underwear on and in a couple of hours my underwear smell of ammonia. There is no discharge, tested for std's, and married.?

Bacterial vaginosis?: Strong vaginal odor suggests bacterial vaginosis, an overgrowth of mostly normal vaginal bacteria. Odor is very subjective; people use different words for the same odor. The odor of BV is most commonly called "fishy", but "ammonia" may fit. BV odor is often strongest after unprotected sex, maybe another clue in your case? In any case, see your PCP/gynecologist for exam, testing, and treatment. ...Read more

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My girl friend is 23 she has smelly breath and her vigiana smells as well, she also has a lot of discharge. She has psoriasis, is that it or an std?

My girl friend is 23 she has smelly breath and her vigiana smells as well, she also has a lot of discharge. She has psoriasis, is that it or an std?

Multiple questons: Bad smell to breath may mean she does not brush her teeth well, has a dental infection, or sinus congestion, or a problem with tonsils or other tissues in this area. Vaginal discharge which is malodorous should be evaluated by a doctor, since treatment is readily available if infection present. Psoriasis should not be responsible for these. Why doesn't she see a doctor? ...Read more

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I got smelly white discharge so does this mean I have too much bacteria in my discharge 2make it smell, or could it be an STD since im sexually active?

Needs testing: There are several causes of bad smelling vaginal discharge and testing is needed to determine the cause and treatment. The most likely is bacterial vaginosis. Bacterial vaginosis is an overgrowth of normal vaginal bacteria. It causes a watery discharge with a fishy odor. It is not sexually transmitted and your partner does not require treatment. It is treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Vagina smells very strong. No discharge. Only use feminine safe wash. Not itchy. No STD's. Why? What to do?

Vagina smells very strong. No discharge. Only use feminine safe wash. Not itchy. No STD's. Why? What to do?

Here are some...: Clinically, you're probably okay. Known to us, the sense of smell widely varies among all humans in the degree and composition of excreting skin-protecting oil from skin glands. So, less smelly right after showering and cleansing; more smelly or foul in the evening before showering, especially someone with "incontinence". More? Consult gyn-doc for detailed counseling. ...Read more

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I have a light green discharge from vagina, it doesn't smell, itch, or doesn't hurt. I've been checked out and no STD. Please help.

Vaginitis: Most vaginal infections are not caused by STDs. But, there are twelve common STDs. You were checked for all twelve? You have an infection. It is not really likely to be an STD. ...Read more

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Bad odor coming from vagina 3 weeks after unprotected sex. Was tested for STD 2 weeks ago. What could this be from? No discharge just smell

Bad odor coming from vagina 3 weeks after unprotected sex. Was tested for STD 2 weeks ago. What could this be from? No discharge just smell

Bacterial vaginosis: The most common reason for a bad odor from the vagina is going to be from an infection from bacteria. Sometimes it's an overgrowth of normal bacteria (gardeneralla) and sometimes it can be trichomonas. The smell comes from the elevation of the vagina's ph. Sometimes doctors' testing doesn't reveal a positive when there is an infection. Consider metrogel, or probiotics, or return visit to doctor. ...Read more

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I have brown vaginal discharge, very itchy but no smell. My bf just had std test and its all negative. What is my problem? Pls help me thank u

I have brown vaginal discharge, very itchy but no smell. My bf just had std test and its all negative. What is my problem? Pls help me thank u

Vaginitis: Usual causes of vaginitis are yeast (candida or monilia), bacteria, or trichomonas. None of these will show up on usual STD tests (tests for gonorrhea, chlamydia, HIV and syphilis). You can try OTC yeast treatment but if not better see your doctor for additional evaluation. If it is trichomonas, that is something transmitted from/to a sexual partner, who would need treatment too. ...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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

Sexually transmitted infections can be viral, bacterial or caused by protozoa. They are ...Read more