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Is there a link between BV and fish?

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Angela Zhang
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In brief: No.

Bacterial vaginosis develops when there is a shift in the bacterial flora of the vagina, most common organism that causes BV is gardnerella vaginalis.
Patients with BV often complain of vaginal discharge with a 'malodorous fishy amine odor". On wet mount, BV will also produce a fishy smell when 10% KOH is added to the slide (+ whiff test).

In brief: No.

Bacterial vaginosis develops when there is a shift in the bacterial flora of the vagina, most common organism that causes BV is gardnerella vaginalis.
Patients with BV often complain of vaginal discharge with a 'malodorous fishy amine odor". On wet mount, BV will also produce a fishy smell when 10% KOH is added to the slide (+ whiff test).
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