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Does bacterial vaginosis cause a burning feeling in the clitoris and just beneath it?
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Andrea Knittel
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Generally not
Bacterial vaginosis most often causes a thin, grey-white discharge and a distinctive odor, which some people describe as "musty" or "fishy.
" burning and irritation around the clitoris and the opening to the vagina could be caused by an infection (like an std or a yeast infection) or irritation from another source (like an allergic reaction to a soap). You should see a healthcare provider!

In brief: Generally not
Bacterial vaginosis most often causes a thin, grey-white discharge and a distinctive odor, which some people describe as "musty" or "fishy.
" burning and irritation around the clitoris and the opening to the vagina could be caused by an infection (like an std or a yeast infection) or irritation from another source (like an allergic reaction to a soap). You should see a healthcare provider!
Andrea Knittel
Andrea Knittel
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Possibly
More common to have a vaginal discharge with a un pleasant or fishy odor which is whitish or watery.
However you can have itching around the vaginal opening and up to the clitoris. See a gyn dr. If necessary. Other possibility is a yeast infection which would respond to antifungal creams such as lotrimin (clotrimazole) or monistat.

In brief: Possibly
More common to have a vaginal discharge with a un pleasant or fishy odor which is whitish or watery.
However you can have itching around the vaginal opening and up to the clitoris. See a gyn dr. If necessary. Other possibility is a yeast infection which would respond to antifungal creams such as lotrimin (clotrimazole) or monistat.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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