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What is the cause of fishy smelling vaginal discharge?

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Dr. Martin Fielder
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Bacterial Vaginosis

Most common cause of a fishy vaginal discharge is bacterial vaginosis.
It is not an std; it is similar to a yeast infection. It is the most common abnormal vaginal discharge. Other cause can be an std called trichomonas. Douching, recent increase in sexual frequency, or recent antibiotics/antifungal medication can increase one's changes, but it often occurs for "no reason". You need a rx to treat.

In brief: Bacterial Vaginosis

Most common cause of a fishy vaginal discharge is bacterial vaginosis.
It is not an std; it is similar to a yeast infection. It is the most common abnormal vaginal discharge. Other cause can be an std called trichomonas. Douching, recent increase in sexual frequency, or recent antibiotics/antifungal medication can increase one's changes, but it often occurs for "no reason". You need a rx to treat.
Dr. Martin Fielder
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine

In brief: Bacterial vaginosis

A fishy smelling vaginal discharge is often due to bacterial vaginosis, a non-sexually transmitted infection due to an overgrowth of bacteria.
See your family doctor, internist or gynecologist to have the diagnosis confirmed and treated appropriately.

In brief: Bacterial vaginosis

A fishy smelling vaginal discharge is often due to bacterial vaginosis, a non-sexually transmitted infection due to an overgrowth of bacteria.
See your family doctor, internist or gynecologist to have the diagnosis confirmed and treated appropriately.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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