I was not sexually active before I got the gardasil shots, so I could not have contracted the HPV virus before hand. If I had a vaginal infection, wouldn't the smell be constant, and not on and off?
If it is a vaginal infection, would taking antibiotics help?
I have been going to the same doctor for about 2 years now. She is the one who diagnosed me with HPV and also did the chryo (which she said would not harm the chances of me having children)and I have an appointment with her in june. I have had the wierd smelling discharge for about a year now, and i thought it was from the chryo, because it didnt start until after i had that procedure done. But i have been back, and had 2 pap smears done since then, and have not been told that i had a vaginal infection.
And since i cant douche or use harsh soaps, what type of soap would you recommend me use, especially trying to keep the smell down so its not obvious to other people. I cannot avoid some clothes, because of my job, and I go t
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. Your concern is regarding the foul smell from vagina that you are having. Going by your symptoms, it looks like bacterial vaginosis to me.
In addition to unpleasant "fishy" vaginal odor, thin white or yellowish discharge from vagina may also be present in bacterial vaginosis. Diagnosis can be confirmed after pelvic examination and microscopic examination of the vaginal discharge and urine sample. Hence I would suggest a gynecologist’s evaluation.
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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