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Doctor insights on: Yeast Infection Body Odor

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Took Monistat 1 (tioconazole) for mild yeast infection. 4 days later thicker white discharge. No smell. Still the ovule leaving my body? Can I use a v/w duesch?

Took Monistat 1 (tioconazole) for mild yeast infection. 4 days later thicker white discharge. No smell. Still the ovule leaving my body? Can I use a v/w duesch?

Itching discharge?: If the thick white vaginal discharge is not itching or has an odor then if there was an infection it has been resolved. It is never recommended to douche as this can exacerbate any vaginal problems by removing good bacteria.

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I went to the health department today and they told me I have a yeast infection but I have a foul fishy odor. Why?

Might also have BV: 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.

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I just finished 7 days of yeast infection medicine. I have no insurance yet I'm still itchy and dry and have a foul odor. What do I do? Again, I have

Sorry, but you need: Medical evaluation. Yeast infections do not cause a foul vaginal odor. You most likely have an infection other than yeast.

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I thought I had a yeast infection but my only symptom is the odor. Is that possible?

Doubtful: yeast infections are usually odorless. You should be checked for trichomonas, bacterial vaginosis (BV) and if sexually active, STDs.

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I have a chunky white discharge with no itch or odor. Could it be a yeast infection?

Could be: The description of the discharge sounds like yeast, but yeast if very itchy. It is best to see a health care provider and have a pelvic exam to determine the cause of the discharge. Only then can appropriate treatment be given. If you have pelvic pain, fever or are at risk for STI then it is important to be seen as soon as possible

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I have white clumpy discharge. There is no odor or irritation and I have already treated for a yeast infection. What could this be?

I have white clumpy discharge. There is no odor or irritation and I have already treated for a yeast infection. What could this be?

White discharge: If you treated yourself without consulting your doctor I would suggest you should see your doctor. Sometimes minor odorless white discharge is normal.

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Had yeast infection 3 wks ago, discharge is still slightly green and has a strong odor but is not foul. Itchy every so often. Could it still be Y.I?

Had yeast infection 3 wks ago, discharge is still slightly green and has a strong odor but is not foul. Itchy every so often. Could it still be Y.I?

BV? STD?: Yeast infections usually cause only a little discharge, or none; yeast discharge usually is white, not colored; and yeast discharges don't have strong odor. So this is something else. Bacterial vaginosis (an overgrown of bacteria) is possible, but so are STDs like trichomonas, gonorrhea, or chlamydia. See a doctor very soon for testing and treatment. Good luck!

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Been having virginal/vulva itching but no discharges and no odors. Do I have a yeast infection or is it something else?

Been having virginal/vulva itching but no discharges and no odors. Do I have a yeast infection or is it something else?

Get checked: The surest way to know if it is yeast or not is to see a GYN MD who can check it out and give Rx if needed.

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Does a yeast infection have a fishy odor?

Normally yeast: Infections don't cause an odor. That is more likely with bacterial vaginosis. Please see your physician to accurately diagnose your condition & treat it properly. Take care.

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What do you suggest if my yeast infection has an odor?

What do you suggest if my yeast infection has an odor?

If malodorous: If may not be a yeast infection. Would have it medically checked.

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Why does my yeast infection have an odor? Is this normal?

If malodorous: It might not be a yeast infection. Yeast usually has no odor (or occasionally a mild odor).

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Is it possible to have a yeast infection without discharge or odor?

Is it possible to have a yeast infection without discharge or odor?

No odor with v D/C: Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness & itching of the vulva; burning with urination & vaginal intercourse & a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. So in short: yes.

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My discharge is a white color and little bit of an odor is that a yeast infection?

Yeast infection: Hi, it could be although yeast infection usually doesn't have any odor, therefore I suggest that you see your PMD or family doctor for evaluation and proper treatment,

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Dr gave me duflican for yeast infection took duflican 4 days ago, still have some discharge and a slight fishy odor is Odor normal? It's not to strong

BV? Trichomonas?: The main vaginal yeast symptoms are irritation and itching, scant discharge, without odor. Fishy odor suggests bacterial vaginosis or trichomonas. Maybe it wasn't yeast, or you had yeast plus BV or trich. It can be difficult to diagnose vaginal infections, so probably not your doc's fault. Return to be rechecked; request the newer, more accurate DNA test for trich if not yet done. Also STD tests.

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I've had a yeast infection once before and now it seems as if I have one again, but does it cause a bad vaginal odor?

No: Yeast infections cause a whitish discharge with itching and burning. Bacterial vaginosis causes a discolored discharge with burning and and odor. Bv is usually treated with prescription medication, so a visit to your doctor to diagnose would be a great idea.

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Lately, my urine has a smelly odor. I don't have symptoms of a yeast infection (irritation, discharge). What is it?

Urine Odor: It could be from foods that are ingested. Some foods like asparagus are notorious for this. You also could have s bladder infection. You may want to see you doctor and have a urinalysis to make sure there is nothing wrong.

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Yeast (Definition)

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