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What causes fishy foul smelling vaginal discharge odor?

What causes fishy foul smelling vaginal discharge odor?

Bacterial vaginosis : The most common symptom of BV is an abnormal off-white vaginal discharge (especially after vaginal intercourse) that may be accompanied by an unpleasant (usually fishy) smell. This malodorous discharge coats the walls of the vagina, and is usually without significant irritation, pain, or erythema (redness), although mild itching can sometimes occur. Treatment is with antibiotics. ...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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Fishy foul smelling vaginal discharge odor. What is the fastest way to treat this?

Fishy foul smelling vaginal discharge odor. What is the fastest way to treat this?

Prescription drug: Sounds like "bacterial vaginosis", an overghrowth of bacteria in the vagina. Can be treated with a prescription drug like vandazole or metrogel. There is also an oral form of the drug if you prefer. See your health care provider.. ...Read more

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My wife had a foul smelling vaginal discharge after the mensus period. This was before 2 months. She have no pain .What this could be..

My wife had a foul smelling vaginal discharge after the mensus period. This was before 2 months. She have no pain .What this could be..

Possible infection: It is possible to get an overgrowth of your own bacteria causing an infection. It is normal to have a fishy odor after intercourse also. If concerned go to the doctor for a check up. ...Read more

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Pink watery foul smelling vaginal discharge. Not a fishy odor. Have an iud. Also have ovarian cyst rupture before discharge began. Causes?

Pink watery foul smelling vaginal discharge. Not a fishy odor. Have an iud. Also have ovarian cyst rupture before discharge began. Causes?

See your doctor: Your doctor will have to do an examination, run some tests, and look at the discharge under the microscope to see what specifically is wrong. ...Read more

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Had foul smelling vaginal discharge about 6 m..Treated for yeast infections 2x.Treated for ureaplasma x1 .Just had another culture done, all normal..?

Had foul smelling vaginal discharge about 6 m..Treated for yeast infections 2x.Treated for ureaplasma x1 .Just had another culture done, all normal..?

?something else: The discharge you described can be seen with other infections. I recommend you return to your doctor for another pelvic exam to eval for other infections. Blood test may also be needed. ...Read more

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Foul-smelling vaginal discharge 3 days after one-day period. Painful sex on pelvic area. Resume of light period but with foul mucus material?

Foul-smelling vaginal discharge 3 days after one-day period. Painful sex on pelvic area. Resume of light period but with foul mucus material?

Probable infection: Foul smell with discharge and mucus-y material suggests a vaginal infection--whether or not sti can identify only by test. See your gyn / dr / urgent care for examination and testing so can receive any necessary treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dont have my periods after intercourse and along with it I am suffering from very bad anal irritation and foul smelling vaginal discharge. What it can be?

Dont have my periods after intercourse and along with it I am suffering from very bad anal irritation and foul smelling vaginal discharge. What it can be?

Gonococcus +: You have possibility of pregnancy if you had unprotected sex with a potent male. If you had anal sex- std is the gift from your companion to that area in addition to your vagina. See pmd have tests and culture. Abstinence till cured. Do not forget long latent perod stds- hiv, hepatitis. ...Read more

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I started experiencing pelvic pain six weeks ago and now it became worse. I also have lower abdominal pain and foul smelling vaginal discharge. ?

Many possible reason: For experiencing pelvic pain, lower abdominal pain and a foul smelling vaginal discharge. A vaginal infection such as BV - bacterial vaginosis, a bladder infection, a uterine infection, for instance. Best to see a doctor to determine if there is an infection and get it treated. ...Read more

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What is a vaginal discharge?

What is a vaginal discharge?

Many things: Vaginal discharge can be many things. Sometimes yeast can cause this, or BV (bacterial overgrowth). Many sexually transmitted infections (gonorrhea, chlamydia, etc) can also cause this. For discharge that lasts more than a few days, especially if it burns, itches, or hurts, see your doctor. ...Read more

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How come I have excessive vaginal discharge?

See your doctor: Many things can cause vaginal discharge. You should be seen by your provider for a culture. ...Read more

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Could it be bad that I have vaginal discharge?

Vaginal secretions: Can be normal. However, 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 is considered excessive vaginal discharge?

Increasing amount: The amount of vaginal moisture or discharge varies widely between women. It's a good bet the amount is "excessive" anytime there is an increase in the amount. Any new or possibly abnormal vaginal discharge should be professionally evaluated; call your doctor's office for an appointment. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am having weird vaginal discharge please help?

I am having weird vaginal discharge please help?

You haven't : Described the discharge. 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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Why is my vaginal discharge waxy all of a sudden?

You should get: yourself checked out by a healthcare professional. Vaginal discharge is not a normal occurrence, and even with what you consider "normal", its changing consistency usually means that there is an infection or hormonal change. If there is any itching, or pain, or irritation during intercourse, it is most likely an infection of some sort. ...Read more

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Why do I have so much greenish vaginal discharge?

Infection: Sounds like BV (bacterial vaginosis). Get it checked out. ...Read more

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I have a white vaginal discharge what could it be?

Variable: This may be a normal vaginal discharge depending on the timing in the menstrual cycle.. However, vaginal discharge that is heavier, changing in color or accompanied by odor may be the signs of a vaginal infection. See your doctor if concerned. ...Read more

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Is it normal for someone to have vaginal discharge?

Yes: A clear or white discharge is normal. The amount can vary with the menstrual cycle, usually being thinner and more noticeable at mid cycle near the time of ovulation. If there is a foul odor, pain, or itching and irritation - a medical evaluation is needed. ...Read more

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Vaginal Discharge (Definition)

Vaginal discharge is defined as secretions being expelled by the vagina. This can be physiologic or pathologic. Some common causes of abnormal vaginal discharge and yeast infections, bacterial vaginosis and sexually transmitted infections like ...Read more