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Bacterial Vaginosis: Sometimes disturbances to the natural bacteria in your vagina (douching, irregular bleeding, unprotected sex, etc) can allow abnl bacteria like Gardnerella to overgrow and cause a fishy odor. It's not sexually transmitted, but can be treated w/ Metronidazole(Flagyl)/Clindamycin/Boric Acid. See your GYN for a prescription and be examined for other potential causes. Nothing urgent/dangerous though. ...Read more
Several things: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more
Bacterial vaginosis: Bacterial vaginosis is an overgrowth of abnormal bacteria in the vagina. The fishy odor is caused by amines produced by those bacteria. Bv may come and go and may predictably return in certain situations. I would recommend pelvic exam to assess for bv. Eating cultured yogurt or taking probiotics may prevent BV once you are clear of the infection. ...Read more
After sex I have a fishy odor, also during, but not noticeable any other time.. What could this be and how can I cure this?
Sounds like BV: 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
Hello im 30 years old I have been having a discharge with a foul fishy odor, discharge is wet and sometimes i get some sharp pains in my lower area?
Vaginal infection: You may have a vaginal infection. Would see your ob-gyn. ...Read more
See a doctor: You must take the child to her pediatrician. ...Read more
Yes: Bv is an imbalance of bacteria in the vagina, where the anaerobic bacteria overgrow. The condition can cause an abnormal odor, but can be present with no symptoms. The controversy is whether "mild" BV needs to be treated, especially if there are no symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very common: You probably have bacterial vaginosis. This is an overgrowth of one or more types of anaerobic bacteria (non oxygen using bacteria). These tend to be very symptomatic including discharge, burning, odor and itching. These overgrowths occur after sex or a period. Itreatment is simple but requires a prescription in most cases. See your provider, even planned parenthood can help in list cases. ...Read more
Infection: Check for urinary infection and bacterial vaginosis-completely treatable. ...Read more