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How can I tell the difference between a yeast infection and bv?

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Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: See your HCP

The symptoms can frequently be similar for both, but, typically, BV is associated with a foul fishy ordor, a watery discharge that comes and goes, and itching.
A yeast infection generally does not have a distinct odor, but may have a thick discharge and itching associated with it. Many times, vaginal dryness is the first indication of a yeast infection.

In brief: See your HCP

The symptoms can frequently be similar for both, but, typically, BV is associated with a foul fishy ordor, a watery discharge that comes and goes, and itching.
A yeast infection generally does not have a distinct odor, but may have a thick discharge and itching associated with it. Many times, vaginal dryness is the first indication of a yeast infection.
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