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Unusual Vaginal Smell
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
May be an infection: A normal vagina has certain bacteria that must remain in balance to keep the area clean and healthy. Things like harsh cleansers, sexual intercourse and infections can offset this balance. An odor associated with itching, burning or unusual discharge can mean you have a bacterial infection. Such an infection needs to be diagnosed by your doctor and treated with antibiotics. ...Read more
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
No not normal: Please your gyn for a ork up and cultures ad a pelvic ultraosund. ...Read more
Bacterial vaginosis: Bacterial vaginosis is the most common vaginal infection. It is an overgrowth of normal vaginal bacteria, not a sexually transmitted infection. When it mixes with blood or semen the ph gets elevated releasing the fishy odor. It is easily fixed with antibiotics. You wil need to be tested for other infections but this is the most likely. ...Read more
No: Check for a possible infection. Most often there is not bleeding with implantation. When it does occur - the amt of blood would be miniscule. Would not anticipate a foul odor. Get med eval. ...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
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
Hello. I've been having an unusual vaginal discharge that's thick and clumpy with an unusual smell it doesn't smell fishy but the smell is abnormal?
Possible Candida: There are 3 main causes of abnormal vaginal discharge: Bacterial vaginosis, Candida (yeast) and Trichomonas infection. Candida tends to be thick, whitish and cheesy in consistency. For excellent patient information please go to the following sites: http://bit.ly/1MALpU3 http://bit.ly/1w1flDK http://bit.ly/1DvHK7p ...Read more
Get tested: Typical symptoms (can vary) and type of test. Urine-chlamydia-<25% women have symptoms; gonorrhea-creamy or pus like, bad odor discharge-trichomonas-itch, frothy, strong odor; yeast-thick, white, itch, no bad odor; bacterial vaginosis-watery, itch, fishy smell blood-hiv no symptoms; herpes-pain/itch, burning, bumps, no odor; syphillis-rash, no itch/odor exam- to inspect. Yeast and BV are not stds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infection? BV? STD?: The main discharge with foul odor (often fishy) is bacterial vaginosis, an overgrowth of mostly normal bacteria. Trichomonas, an STD, causes similar odor and discharge. Also, gonorrhea and chlamydia are possible, and more common in women with BV. Your chosen topic tags show STDs are on your mind, so you're probably at risk. Get medical care ASAP for diagnosis, testing, and treatment. Good luck! ...Read more
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
I am experiencing abnormal vaginal discharge (quality: cheesy discharge) , abnormal vaginal bleeding, vaginal itching, incontinence, thick mucus d...
Yes... physiological: A physiological vaginal discharge is normal, does not usually smell and is clear, or milky-white in colour. It can change in character or quantity during your monthly cycle or after sex. Significant change in quantity or appearance can be due to other causes. Non STD; Bacterial Vaginosis and Thrush. STD causes; Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Trichomonas. See your Dr if you have troublesome discharge. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I am experiencing vaginal odor, thick mucus discharge and vaginal itching. The following also describe me: Abnormal vaginal discharge and Vaginal ...
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