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What causes a fishy odor down there? Is there anything over

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What causes a fishy odor down there? Is there anything over the counter to take?
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 2 months ago.


I am a double board certified US doctor and I will help you with this.

Thanks for coming to the site.

A fishy odor is typical of a bug called gardnerella.

It is not an STD, but can cause problems.

There is no over the counter treatment that is effective.

You need a prescription medicine if you have this.

Your doctor, or any clinic doctor can identify this in the office.

Most likely flagyl is the medicine that would be prescribed.

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