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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 causes fishy foul smelling vaginal discharge odor?

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

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What would cause a fishy vaginal discharge that goes away and comes back here and there?

What would cause a fishy vaginal discharge that goes away and comes back here and there?

Sounds like BV: Bacterial vaginosis and yeast are the two most common vaginal infections. Bv tends to have a fishy odor. Sexually transmitted diseases like trichomoniasis, chlamydia and gonorrhea are also posibilities. Smelly discharge is not normal and needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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What can cause yellow vaginal discharge with a fishy odor?

What can cause yellow vaginal discharge with a fishy odor?

Bacterial vaginosis: A fishy odor is most commonly caused by overgrowth of certain bacteria in the vagina. There are several possible causes and while it is not necessarily a sexually transmitted infection it could be. A diagnosis should be obtained by pelvic examination. There are characteristic findings on microscopic evaluation of the discharge. See your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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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

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What causes vaginal discharge?

Normal vs unhealthy: Vaginal discharge could be related to infection, ph changes or might be completely normal/ healthy. ...Read more

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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 can cause vaginal discharge to be thick?

Vaginal potpourri: There are any number of reasons for thickening vaginal discharges, from yeast infections, pH changes, frequent douching, etc. If it itches or smells bad go see the MD for Rx. ...Read more

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What causes vaginal discharge to suddenly stop?

Lack of information: Impossible to answer since you give no details about your type of, or history &characteristics of the discharge your are referring to. ...Read more

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What can cause a clear, smelly vaginal discharge?

Trichomoniasis: This is one possibility and an std. Get checked out asap. ...Read more

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Vaginal Discharge (Definition)

Vaginal discharge refers to secretions from the vagina. Such discharge can vary in consistency (thick, pasty, thin), color (clear, cloudy, white, yellow, green), and smell ...Read more