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Is a musty odor common for women with bacterial vaginosis?

Is a musty odor common for women with bacterial vaginosis?

Musty or fishy odor: Bacterial vaginitis typically produces a "fishy" odor from the agents putracine and cadaverine from "breakdown" of baccteria in the vagina. ...Read more

Vaginal Odor (Definition)

Vaginal discharge that suddenly differs in color, odor, or consistency, or significantly increases or decreases in amount, may indicate an underlying ...Read more


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Whats the difference between vaginal discharge and yeast infection discharge? Could a std cause a yeast infection?

Whats the difference between vaginal discharge and yeast infection discharge? Could a std cause a yeast infection?

STD vs yeast: No STD causes yeast infections. Usually vaginal yeast infections cause no discharge, or only a slight amount, usually white and thick. The main symptoms of yeast are itching, irritation, and sometimes redness of the labia, vaginal opening, etc. There are many causes of vaginal discharge, including STDs. Since you ask about STDs, probably you suspect you may be at risk, so get tested. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is itchiness a sign of yeast infection?

Is itchiness a sign of yeast infection?

Often a prominent: symptom. Yeast can present with clumpy, white vaginal discharge to a watery, white discharge. Sometimes a discharge is not apparent. There is no odor. It can cause swelling and redness of vulva along with itching and burning pain. It may lead to pain with urination or intercourse. ...Read more

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Is a white, creamy discharge a sign of a yeast vaginal infection?

Is a white, creamy discharge a sign of a yeast vaginal infection?

Vag discharge: The type of discharge is typical usually of one or the other infection but not diagnostic.You would need a vaginal culture and other tests to confirm what is the nature of infection and treat accordingly. ...Read more

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What is the cause of fishy smelling vaginal discharge?

What is the cause of fishy smelling vaginal discharge?

Bacterial Vaginosis: Most common cause of a fishy vaginal discharge is bacterial vaginosis. It is not an std; it is similar to a yeast infection. It is the most common abnormal vaginal discharge. Other cause can be an std called trichomonas. Douching, recent increase in sexual frequency, or recent antibiotics/antifungal medication can increase one's changes, but it often occurs for "no reason". You need a rx to treat. ...Read more

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Is thick pink vaginal discharge a symptom inna yeast infection?

Is thick pink vaginal discharge a symptom inna yeast infection?

May be: A clumpy (cottage cheese- like), white, non- odorous discharge associated w itching, burning, swelling or redness can be due to yeast infections. Although bleeding isn't usually associated with yeast, there could could be a small amt of blood mixed in causing pink coloration. Leukorrhea is a normal vaginal discharge (d/c). D/c is composed of cellular debris, vaginal secretions ; bacteria ; is >>. ...Read more

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Is a smell of ammonia and yeast infection a sign of pregnancy?

Is a smell of ammonia and yeast infection a sign of pregnancy?

NO: The smell of ammonia and a yeast infection does not correlate with a sign of being pregnant. ...Read more

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Is a musty odor a common odor for women with vaginosis?

Is a musty odor a common odor for women with vaginosis?

Musty or fishy odor: Bacterial vaginitis typically produces a "fishy" odor from the agents putracine and cadaverine from "breakdown" of baccteria in the vagina. ...Read more

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Is vaginal itching a sign of vaginal cancer?

Is vaginal itching a sign of vaginal cancer?

No, not necessarily: But look out for any growth or thickening of the skin or muscosa. That can be a sign of cancer and itching can be a symptoms in some cases. ...Read more

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What is a vaginal bacterial infection from usually?

What is a vaginal bacterial infection from usually?

BV: Bacterial vaginosis may result as an overgrowth of normal vaginal bacterial flora or transmitted sexually. ...Read more

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Is the vaginal discharge in case of bacterial infection watery or thick?

Is the vaginal discharge in case of bacterial infection watery or thick?

Vaginal discharge: This is quite variable and depends upon the type of bacterial infection vs overgrowth syndromes and the individuals immune status, etc. There is no hard and fast rule. ...Read more

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What distinguishes symptoms between a yeast infection from BV (bacterial vaginitis)?

What distinguishes symptoms between a yeast infection from BV (bacterial vaginitis)?

See your HCP: The symptoms can frequently be similar for both, but, typically, BV is associated with a foul fishy ordor, a watery discharge that comes and goes, and itching. A yeast infection generally does not have a distinct fishy odor, but may have a thick white discharge and itching associated with it. Many times, vaginal dryness is the first indication of a yeast infection. See your hcp for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Does a yeast infection cause more vaginal discharge?

Does a yeast infection cause more vaginal discharge?

Sometimes: Yeast infections certainly can be associated with an increased vaginal discharge. The classic discharge is "a cottage cheese" discharge. However, there are other causes for vaginal discharge also. If you are noticing an increased vaginal discharge that is unusual for you then see a gynecologist for further evaluation.For more information: www.AskYourGynecologist.org ...Read more

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One side of my vagina is swollen, there is a white fishy odor. Is this a Bacterial Vaginosis?

Perhaps: It could be bacterial vaginosis. The swelling could be from a different reason, it can be an infected cyst as well. You will need a medical doctor evaluation to help. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the frequency of a yeast infection after treatment for bacterial vaginosis?

What is the frequency of a yeast infection after treatment for bacterial vaginosis?

Common: Any antibiotic dose can make yeast worse if it was already there, and sometimes (i hate to admit) us providers were wrong and the discharge was from yeast all along and the BV treatment made it worse. ...Read more

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Can a yeast infection cause fishy vaginal odor?

Bacterial vaginosis: Not usually. A fishy order is usually caused by bacterial vaginosis. ...Read more

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Bacterial Infection Of The Vagina (Definition)

Overgrowth of bacteria in the lining of the vagina, causing a characteristic fishy odor, ...Read more