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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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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 is the cause of a vaginal milky discharge?

What is the cause of a  vaginal milky discharge?

Depends: Some discharge can be physiologic (i.e. Normal), while others could mean an infection. You should see your physician and have a pelvic exam done to determine the exact cause. ...Read more

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What causes the vaginal odor?

What causes the vaginal odor?

Usually an infection: The most common cause of vaginal odor, other than during one's menstrual period, is an infection. See your doctor who can likely identify the cause and treat you properly. ...Read more

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What is the likely cause of bloody vaginal discharge?

What is the likely cause of bloody vaginal discharge?

Many Possibilities..: There are many causes of bloody vaginal discharge. It can be from sexual trauma, infection, your period, etc. If its a persistent problem, you should have an Ob/Gyn do and exam and make sure all is ok. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What causes a bad odor in vaginal discharge?

What causes a bad odor in vaginal discharge?

BV most likely: Bv most likely is the cause of a fishy smelling discharge. This is easy to treat and get rid of. See your gyn doctor. ...Read more

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What is the foul smell coming from my vagina and vaginal discharge ?

What is the foul smell coming from my vagina and vaginal discharge ?

Have it checked: Any fluid that stays for a while can have a smell. If you have a foul-smelling discharge, have it checked as it can be from an infection and of highlight of these is trichomonas which needs antibiotics. Other infections possible, and our sense of smell may all be different. ...Read more

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What are the causes of smelly vaginal discharge ..How would it treated?Its itchy...Sometimes there is a green or white discharge

What are the causes of smelly  vaginal discharge ..How would it treated?Its itchy...Sometimes there is a green or white discharge

Doctor can evaluate: A primary care doctor can evaluate to see if there is an overgrowth of unfriendly bacteria or too much yeast. An odor is often due to those causes, and may be associated with things that alter the ph (acidity) and change the natural environment inside the vagina (such as having sex and getting semen in there). ...Read more

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What could cause the production of watery vaginal discharge?

What could cause the production of watery vaginal discharge?

Several Things.: Watery vag discharge can be a normal finding. Discharge can also increase in response to hormones, especially around ovulation, or certain birth control. If you have discharge with an unusual/ unpleasant odor or have other symptoms accompanying the discharge, consult your doctor to screen for certain infections. Persistant watery discharge, rarely, may be due to more abnormal conditions. ...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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What is the medicine in vaginal fishy smell?

What is the medicine in vaginal fishy smell?

Vaginitis: There are many different types of infection that can cause a vaginal odor. It is a good idea to see a gynecologist so they can diagnose which it is and put you on the proper medication. ...Read more

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Thick white discharge. No itching, burning or smell. What could be the cause of this discharge?

Thick white discharge. No itching, burning or smell. What could be the cause of this discharge?

Vaginitis: Despite the absence of other symptoms there could still be a vaginal infection causing the discharge. Your gynecologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of clear, smelly, watery discharge? Very foul oder.

What can be the cause of clear, smelly, watery discharge? Very foul oder.

Infection: With a foul smelling discharge, an infection should be ruled out by your Health care provider. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What causes thick and clumpy discharge from the vagina?

Vaginal 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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What causes a watery discharge from the vagina?

What causes a watery discharge from the vagina?

Likely normal: Vaginal discharge changes throughout the menstrual cycle based on the changing hormones throughout the month. It can change from white to clear to sticky to runny.... Discharge isn't concerning until it causes itching, foul odor, or pain. ...Read more

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What if the yellowish sticky vaginal discharge is beginning to smell?

What if the yellowish sticky vaginal discharge is beginning to smell?

Get tested: Women having varying degrees of normal vaginal discharge and it changes as you go through your cycle. Schedule an appt and the doctor can test you for yeast, bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis, gonorrhea and chlamydia all of which can cause vaginal discharge. ...Read more

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What kind of infection causes white, clumpy discharge plus fishy odor?

Candida: This is the most common infection in this area. You can try over the counter antifungal creams for starters. If this does not work, then make an appointment with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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What is the cause of Blue discharge from vagina?

What is the cause of Blue discharge from vagina?

Unknown: There is no pathological cause of blue vaginal discharge. It may be from something containing blue dye. All the best. ...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