Is a musty odor common for women with bacterial vaginosis?

Musty or fishy odor. Bacterial vaginitis typically produces a "fishy" odor from the agents putracine and cadaverine from "breakdown" of baccteria in the vagina.

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Why is bacterial vaginosis more common in women who are sexually active? My only 2 partners never ejaculated in me and my last partner was months ago.

Unknown, complicated. BV is overgrowth of mostly normal vaginal bacteria and undergrowth of others. Why it happens isn't clear. BV often behaves like an STD: rare in virgins, more frequent with new or multiple partners. Cunnilingus may be associated (oral bacteria?). Definitely an STD in lesbians via vaginal fluid; affected women's female partners almost always get it. Once present, recurrence is common w/o new sex. Read more...

Is this bacterial vaginosis if you have a mild discharge but have odor?

Probably. A "fishy" odor is the single most diagnostic symptom of bv, even if there is no discharge. But other things can cause odor as well, such as a retained tampon or yeast with it's "yeasty" odor. Your doctor can confirm if the odor is due to bv. Read more...

What are the symptoms of chlamydia and bacterial vaginosis? Odor?

No, yes. Chlamydia often causes discharge and burning with urination. Men and women often have no symptoms of chlamydia, which is why chlamydia is nearing epidemic proportions; all sexually active people should get screened. Chlamydia may have serious complications, such as pelvic inflammatory disease, which can cause abscess and infertility. Bacterial vaginosis causes fishy odor. Both are easily treatable. Read more...

I have vaginal discharge with no odor. I just treated myself for bacterial vaginosis, everything seemed fine until I noticed heave discharge.

See doctor. A few things come to mind. There are no approved otc meds for bv, no unless a doctor called something in for you, it might not have been a BV medication. Bacterial vaginosis (bv) tends to have a distinct odor, so if your discharge did not have one, may have been something else, such as yeast. Worth seeing your doc to determine cause- there is a new high quality test (affirm) which can help tell. Read more...

One side of my vagina is swollen, there is a white fishy odor. Is this a Bacterial Vaginosis?

Perhaps. It could be bacterial vaginosis. The swelling could be from a different reason, it can be an infected cyst as well. You will need a medical doctor evaluation to help. Good luck! Read more...