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Can I "smell" an std? Is a foul smell an indication of it? Any more indicators?

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Dr. Hector Chapa
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Not really

Stds are tough to spot.
That's why it's wise to use protection if you are concerned. At times, vaginal odor may be a female condition called bacterial vaginosis. That's not an std. Trichomonis is an std that infects the vagina (women) and urethra of men. In women, it may also cause a vag odor. Herpes, chlamydia, gonorrhea and other stds are not related to an odor. Be safe.

In brief: Not really

Stds are tough to spot.
That's why it's wise to use protection if you are concerned. At times, vaginal odor may be a female condition called bacterial vaginosis. That's not an std. Trichomonis is an std that infects the vagina (women) and urethra of men. In women, it may also cause a vag odor. Herpes, chlamydia, gonorrhea and other stds are not related to an odor. Be safe.
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