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We have a really nasty smell and discharge. Is this something to be concerned about?

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Marianne DiNapoli
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A fishy smell coming from the vagina could be a sign of an infection called bacterial vaginosis.
It can be treated with antibiotics that a doctor can prescribe. In addition, other sexually transmitted infections can also cause a discharge. Best to see your ob/gyn or family doctor for a full evaluation and definitive diagnosis.

In brief: Dr. can evaluate

A fishy smell coming from the vagina could be a sign of an infection called bacterial vaginosis.
It can be treated with antibiotics that a doctor can prescribe. In addition, other sexually transmitted infections can also cause a discharge. Best to see your ob/gyn or family doctor for a full evaluation and definitive diagnosis.
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