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What does it mean when you get a nasty smell from the vagina ?
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Dr. Aamir Siddiqi
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Varies
Many reasons why there may be odor in the vaginal area.
Many infections, esp. Bacterial vaginosis causes a fishy odor. This is usually not an std, but requires antibiotics. Excessive douching my put someone at risk.

In brief: Varies
Many reasons why there may be odor in the vaginal area.
Many infections, esp. Bacterial vaginosis causes a fishy odor. This is usually not an std, but requires antibiotics. Excessive douching my put someone at risk.
Dr. Aamir Siddiqi
Dr. Aamir Siddiqi
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Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Gynecology
In brief: Infection
Bacterial infection is the most common reason.
Your doctor can check that for you.

In brief: Infection
Bacterial infection is the most common reason.
Your doctor can check that for you.
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
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