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What makes my vagina smell like fish?

Could be infection

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There is a normal odor to vaginal discharge, however, the classic text book presentation of bacterial vaginosis is a "fishy smell." If you think this is a different smell than usual .... See your doctor and asked to be screened for bacterial vaginosis. FYI, the smell of vaginal discharge is very sensitive to what you eat. Certain foods can change the smell or how strong the odor seems.
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Dr. Gary Beach answered:

What would make a vagina smell like cheese?

Monilia?

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Monilia is the medical term for "yeast infection" which frequently may follow the use of antibiotics. There are over the counter yeast treatments that will correct the problem. If it persist, especially with heavy discharge or vaginal pain, you should see your Doctor.
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Dr. Martin Raff answered:

Was told I have high white blood cells in cervix. My vagina smells horrible I was prescribed doxycycline is this going to make the smell go away?

Perhaps

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You have at least a vaginal infection and this may have damaged some tissue. The odor is given off both by bacterial products and dying tissue and rectifying this with use of appropriate treatment should help to solve the problem. Hope this clears up soon. Good luck
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My vagina smells really bad and i can smell it. What can I do for this?

See a gynecologist

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You need an examination.
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Why does my vagina smell bad if I wash it & it smells very bad when I pee too .. Help I'm 16?

Get tested

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There are several causes of bad smelling vaginal discharge and testing is needed to determine the cause and treatment. The most likely is bacterial vaginosis. Bacterial vaginosis is an overgrowth of normal vaginal bacteria. It causes a watery discharge with a fishy odor. It is not sexually transmitted and your partner does not require treatment. It is treated with antibiotics. Using soap is fine
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my vagina smells fishy out of no where.. is there anything i could fo to make it back to normal without seeing a doctor?

Nope

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Your description is typical of bacterial vaginosis and should be diagnosed and treated by your doctor.
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Dr. Adam T. Newman answered:

Clear discharge is coming from my vagina everyday and it smells like must or musty smell but not real but...but why is this?

Can be normal

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A clear discharge can be normal, especially during ovulation. But if you think there is an abnormal odor, get checked by your OBGYN
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Dr. Alan Patterson answered:

Vagina excretions smell like garlic. Is this healthy? Finished Metro for BV 3 weeks ago. Smells better than used to. Just curious.

Should not smell

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like garlic, u need a good vag culture that can check for multiple organisms not just the ones that cause BV
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Dr. Andrew Blazar answered:

My vagina is itchy, a white discharge is present which smells like "sex" (don't know any other smell like that). What could that be?

Yeast

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Sounds like monilia (yeast) vaginitis Try a vaginal rx (over the counter) such as monistat but consult a provider if it does not cure the problem after tratment
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Dr. Clarence Lyons answered:

My vagina smells weird, not a fishy smell more of a urine/sweat. I shower wash and change my underwear everyday. smell comes right through my pants?

See a doctor

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I would see a doctor and I wonder if you might be leaking urine. Get a doctor to check and see if there is anything going on.
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