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I have a vaginal odor but it's not a fishy smell. What kinds of things could it be from?

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Dr. Mary Vanko
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Vaginal discharge

See you doctor. Make sure you do not have a std.

In brief: Vaginal discharge

See you doctor. Make sure you do not have a std.
Dr. Mary Vanko
Dr. Mary Vanko
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Possibilities

Bacterial vaginosis can cause a “fishy” smell.
Other possibilities include std’s like gonorrhea, trichomoniasis & chlamydia or pelvic inflammatory disease. If there is a retained tampon or a lack of proper vaginal hygiene those are potential causes. Yeast is usually odorless but is still a possibility. If a woman has a fistula or cancer that can also lead to odor. See your doctor if uncertain.

In brief: Possibilities

Bacterial vaginosis can cause a “fishy” smell.
Other possibilities include std’s like gonorrhea, trichomoniasis & chlamydia or pelvic inflammatory disease. If there is a retained tampon or a lack of proper vaginal hygiene those are potential causes. Yeast is usually odorless but is still a possibility. If a woman has a fistula or cancer that can also lead to odor. See your doctor if uncertain.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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