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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

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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What causes my discharge to smells bad very bad, but it appears to look normal? My husband and I have been having unprotected sex for a year with no problems. My discharge looks normal but smell very bad. Does this mean he has been having unprotected sex

What causes my discharge to smells bad very bad, but it appears to look normal? My husband and I have been having unprotected sex for a year with no problems. My discharge looks normal but smell very bad. Does this mean he has been having unprotected sex

The: The most common reason for bad smelling discharge in a woman in a monogamous relationship is bacterial vaginosis (bv). Bv is not a sexually transmitted disease, but is an imbalance between the "good" and "bad" bacterial that normally live in the vagina. Douching and having sex can put you at risk since both activities cause a change in the vaginal environment leading to an overgrowth of "bad" bacteria. Many women will complain of a fishy odor, increased discharge and a few may even have itching and discomfort. You should give your doctor a call to see if you have bv. The doctor can test your vaginal discharge to know for certain whether you have it or not. Bv is typically treated with a short course of antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can eating ginger make your vagina smell? It was a ginger seasoning & I used a lot. Now my discharge smells really bad & I've never had smelly dischar

Can eating ginger make your vagina smell? It was a ginger seasoning & I used a lot. Now my discharge smells really bad & I've never had smelly dischar

It's coincidental.: Eating ginger will not affect vaginal odor. But an infection can. While there are vaginal test kits available OTC that can screen you for vaginitis, they just give you a general idea of whether you have a yeast infection or bacterial infection. Since this is the first time you've had smelly discharge, your best bet is to see a doctor. Stay healthy! ...Read more

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My period is 5 days delay. My vaginal discharge smells bad/strong. I've been sleeping late for the past days. What could be the cause of this odor?

My period is 5 days delay. My vaginal discharge smells bad/strong. I've been sleeping late for the past days. What could be the cause of this odor?

Be examined: You need to establish why your cycle is late and have the cause of your vaginal odor/ discharge investigated. See your doctor this week. All the best. ...Read more

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Started yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill approx 2 weeks ago & noticed brownish discharge & my pee smells bad. Is this a side effect of yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) or is something else wrong?

Started yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill approx 2 weeks ago & noticed brownish discharge & my pee smells bad. Is this a side effect of yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) or is something else wrong?

Time: When you start a new birth control method it often takes a few months to adjust before we judge whether or not it is working. Well for them. Periods on this particular pill are usually very light so it may improve with time. Brown discharge is a small amount of old blood. Urine smell is diet related unless you have burning and frequency. If you have those symptoms you have a bladder infection. ...Read more

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Why is my discharge gooy not wet and white it's not clumpy but kinda smells bad?

Why is my discharge gooy not wet and white it's not clumpy but kinda smells bad?

Seems normal: Your ejaculate or discharge could be gooy and white. It may smell bad. Ejaculate should be at lease 2ml in volume, 20 millions or more per cubic milliliter, 60% of the sperm should be morphologically normal and 60% should have good motility.
Your ejaculate seems ok. Please consult with your pcp for sure and if needed, a fertility specialist. Thanks. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a thick milky discharge, some times smell like urin, then smells fishy sometimes, itch bad right after?

What should I do if I have a thick milky discharge, some times smell like urin, then smells fishy sometimes, itch bad right after?

Depends: Discharge in a woman can be abnormal, normal, or transitional. It all depends on your history. It may be important for you to see a provider to be sure. They may be able to run tests on the discharge and obtain a complete history. Some common causes of discharge can be yeast, bacterial vaginosis or stds. ...Read more

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I have a discharge in my vagina its bad smells in my underware?

I have a discharge in my vagina its bad smells in my underware?

Bacterial vaginosis?: The main cause of vaginal discharge with strong odor is bacterial vaginosis, an overgrowth of mostly normal vaginal bacteria. Some STDs also can do it, such as trichomonas. Also, other STDs like gonorrhea and chlamydia are more common in women with BV. See a doctor soon for diagnosis and treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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What to do if I think its vaginal discharge but it smells sooooo bad. Its like gooey. What the heck is it?

What to do if I think its vaginal discharge but it smells sooooo bad. Its like gooey. What the heck is it?

Vaginal d/c: It can be a bacterial infection, or std. More than likely, you should follow up with you ob/gyn. They will that culture, an do further testing. ...Read more

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Hey I have been having smells to discharge and light bleed the bleed has only lasted 4 days today but its lighter today and then I'm having bad headach?

See a doctor: If you are having a discharge with a bad odor then you may have an infection. You need to see a doctor and get a pelvic exam as soon as possible. Doubt that the headache is related. ...Read more

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What to do if I get a bad discharge from my vagina and it smells?

What to do if I get a bad discharge from my vagina and it smells?

? infection?: Funny smells from the vagina can come from an infection such as bacteria or yeast. It can also come from old blood. Metabolic and hormone disorders can cause funny smells. Please see a provider to sort this out! ...Read more

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Thick white creamy discharge, smells like onions and it itches badly?

Thick white creamy discharge, smells like onions and it itches badly?

Vaginal?: I assume you are talking about vaginal discharge. A common cause of white discharge is candidiasis or a "yeast infection". Alternatively, some bacterial infections of the vaginal tract can present similarly. ...Read more

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Female, 59, new sticky greenish discharge from urethra, smells bad but no pain. What to do?

See a doctor: This sort of symptom needs in-person professional evaluation. Are you sure the dishcarge is from the urethra, not vagina? In any case, it sounds like an infection, although atypical for most urinary tract infections. STDs are possible if at risk, but quite rare at your age. Don't mess around with this; see your doctor ASAP. Good luck! ...Read more

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My urine smells funny I don't have any discharge or anything that look bad what can it be or should I do?

My urine smells funny I don't have any discharge or anything that look bad what can it be or should I do?

See your PCP: See your pcp and he can obtain a urine culture and sensitivity. If indeed it is an infection you may need treatment. ...Read more

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Why does my discharge smell bad? My vagina doesn't hurt not itch it's just my discharge that smells foul

Why does my discharge smell bad? My vagina doesn't hurt not itch it's just my discharge that smells foul

Check for BV: Check for bacterial vaginosis. It represents an overgrowth of bad bacteria and is worse if you have more than one partner or douche. Be checked and treated if this is what you have. All the best. ...Read more

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Hi only recently IV had some light brown discharge that smells.... Also very bad headaches are they linked? And is it serious? Xx

Depends: 1st off- Discharge from where? Anything coming from the body that smells "bad" probably needs to be cultured since it sounds infected. So you'll need to get that done. 2nd'ly- Headaches related? Depends on timing. Are these headaches exactly linked in onset to when you starting with discharge? If they resolve with discharge then, likely yes. More questions? Www. Healthtap. Com/dr-saghafi ...Read more

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What would cause a vaginal discharge that smells like bad bo, like it haven't been washed for awhile. I shower everyday. Clean where I'm supposed to.

Get checked by MD: Multiple vaginal infections can cause an odor, including bacterial vaginosis and trichomonas. See an obgyn for an evaluation if your odor is accompanied by a vaginal discharge as these are easily treated. ...Read more

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My vaginal discharge smells like cheese really strong smelling cheese. Is that bad?

My vaginal discharge smells like cheese really strong smelling cheese. Is that bad?

Bacterial vaginosis?: The main cause of strong vaginal odor, sometimes with discharge, is bacterial vaginosis, an overgrowth of bacteria. The STD trichomonas causes the same odor, and other STDs (gonorrhea, chlamydia) are more common in women with BV. Your chosen topic tags show STDs are on your mind, so you're likely at risk. See a doctor soon for diagnosis, treatment, and STD testing. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have recently been getting a dark brownish black discharge from my belly button that smells bad. I have showered and cleaned it out but it remains.

I have recently been getting a dark brownish black discharge from my belly button that smells bad. I have showered and cleaned it out but it remains.

See an md: Sounds like you may have an infection, I would go see an MD for an exam. Just use soap and water on your skin and avoid probing the area until you are seen. ...Read more

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I'm a 16yr virgin, and have started getting a much thicker discharge that smells bad, and I have a growth of skin which isn't painful from my vagina?

I'm a 16yr virgin, and have started getting a much thicker discharge that smells bad, and I have a growth of skin which isn't painful from my vagina?

Med eval.: 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 uation ; accurate assessment. ...Read more