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My sexual partner has a fish like smell coming from her vagina. She also has a white thick discharge after sex. What could this be? Can it be fixed?T

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Bacterial vaginosis

Bacterial vaginosis is the most common vaginal infection.
It is an overgrowth of normal vaginal bacteria, not a sexually transmitted infection. When it mixes with blood or semen the pH gets elevated releasing the fishy odor. It is easily fixed with antibiotics. She wil need to be tested for other infections but this is the most likely.

In brief: Bacterial vaginosis

Bacterial vaginosis is the most common vaginal infection.
It is an overgrowth of normal vaginal bacteria, not a sexually transmitted infection. When it mixes with blood or semen the pH gets elevated releasing the fishy odor. It is easily fixed with antibiotics. She wil need to be tested for other infections but this is the most likely.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Dr. Osbert Fernandez
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: BV

It could be bacterial vaginosis which is an overgrowth of bacteria, or a yeast infection which is an overgrowth of yeast.
She should see her physician for an accurate evaluation and treatment, both conditions mentioned are very treatable.

In brief: BV

It could be bacterial vaginosis which is an overgrowth of bacteria, or a yeast infection which is an overgrowth of yeast.
She should see her physician for an accurate evaluation and treatment, both conditions mentioned are very treatable.
Dr. Osbert Fernandez
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