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Noticeable Vaginal Odor
Vaginal Odor: According to the centers for disease control and prevention, bacterial vaginosis (bv), also known as bacterial overgrowth, is the number-one cause of vaginal odor in premenopausal women. But there are also other causes. ...Read more
I am experiencing frequent urination, vaginal irritation, abnormal vaginal discharge (quality: itchiness) , vaginal itching, vaginal odor, groin pain and dark colored (brown) urine.
See Dr: It will require exam + lab to define your problems. Treatments to be determined by office evaluation. ...Read more
Infection: An infection with a bacterium called gardinerella vaginalis can cause a fishy odor that will be present despite good hygiene practices. See a doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
Infection. Get tests: From the color description, old blood be present especially if this is near the time you ended your period. However, you may have a sexually transmitted infection. Get tested for chlamidia, gonorrhea, syphilis, hiv. Also be checked for bacterial vaginosis. Visual examination to check for vaginal/cervical trauma. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
BAD noticeable to others vaginal odor for a week before every cycle then it's gone when the cycle is over.
Bacterial Vaginosis: It sounds like you may be suffering from bacterial vaginosis. It is not a sexually transmitted disease; but rather a change in vaginal bacteria (that are normal) that can occur with pH changes. These pH changes occur naturally during the menstrual cycle and can occasionally cause foul odor, discharge or pain. See your gyn for testing and treatment. ...Read more
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
No, BV does!: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am experiencing vaginal itching, vaginal pain, vaginal irritation and abnormal vaginal discharge (quality: itchiness, cheesy discharge) .
"Itching" to see MD: Your are "itching" to see a MD for a vaginal infection as that symptom alone is a dead giveaway for the same. Time to make an appointment with a local GYN MD who can diagnose and treat this issue. ...Read more
Vaginitis: there r other causes of vaginitis other than yeast. Exam needed to check wet mount /cultures. Bacterial vaginosis caused by overgrowth of bacteria and causes symptoms when normal vaginal flora has been disrupted. this produces a fishy odor. This is easily treated with either oral or topical vaginal cream. This is not an STD. ...Read more
Various causes: Vaginal discharge requires an examination to determine the cause and treatment. Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause and often has a vaginal odor. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. Testing is important to determine the treatment and keep you and your partner safe. ...Read more
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