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I have a stong odor coming from my lower feminine area and

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I have a stong odor coming from my lower feminine area and no matter what i wash with it wont go away, it smells fishy and it seems like its only comes directly from my vaginal opening. As i said before my hygiene is fine but the smell will go away even after doing a week of yeast infection cream treatment.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: OB GYN
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Dr. C. replied 1 year ago.

Hi, It's Dr. C. Board certified Ob-gyne. I can help you today.

I'm sorry that you're having this trouble. A fishy odor isn't associated with a yeast infection so that's why it didn't go away with that treatment. A fishy odor is almost always due to a bacterial infection that does require a prescription of a medication called metronidazole. This is also known by the name brand Flagyl. The dose depends on what the discharge looks like under a microscope. So in order to get this treated, you'll need to be examined and get a prescription for treatment. Once you get on the proper antibiotic, the odor should go away within 2-3 days.

I hope this has been helpful. Please reply if I can clarify anything or add details.

Expert:  Dr. C. replied 1 year ago.

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