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foul odor coming from my std's?

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I took an HIV test, chlymidia test, and gonorrhea test. It came back positive for chlymidia and gonorrhea. For the past 2-3 weeks i have had a very foul odor coming from my vagina even through my pants. could this be from my std's or is this something else they didn't test for. I never told my doctor because I was embarrassed. I am very clean and i shower 1-2 times a day. If this information is necessary I have a septum hymen. I wear thongs, use tampons, and tight pants. I don't know if that makes a difference.


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replied May 6th, 2012
Sexually Transmitted Diseases Answer A34646
Hi,
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you out.

Symptoms of gonorrhea include burning or frequent urination, a yellowish vaginal discharge, redness and swelling of the genitals, and a burning or itching of the vaginal area. Chlamydia is usually without symptoms but sometimes cervicitis may be present.

This foul odor can be due to bacterial vaginosis. It is the most common cause of abnormal vaginal odor and discharge. Get an examination done from a gynecologist for this possibility. Diagnosis can be confirmed after pelvic examination and microscopic examination of the vaginal discharge. Treatment is by metronidazole and clindamycin which are available under prescription.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.


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