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I am 46 y/o and occasionally have a vaginal discharge that has an odor of ammonia. What could this mean? I've not taken the pill for many, many years and have not had a hysterectomy.
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Hello,
This could be a bacterial vaginosis (BV) - and this can be treated over the counter with RepHresh cream. BV is basically an overgrowth of your normal vaginal bacteria. If you continue to have a problem you might need to see your ob/gyn to get a prescription to either Flagyl (metronidazole) or Cleocin (clindamycin).
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