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I have a sour smelling discharge, watery and lots,I have not had discharge like this before, is this something I need to go in for?


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replied December 9th, 2009
Sexual Health - Women Answer A8355
Hello,
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. Your concern is regarding the foul smelling watery vaginal discharge that you are having. Going by your symptoms, it looks like bacterial vaginosis to me. It is the most common cause of abnormal vaginal odor and discharge. It is caused by a change in the type of bacteria found in the vagina.

In addition to unpleasant "fishy" vaginal odor, thin white or yellowish discharge from vagina may also be present. Diagnosis can be confirmed after pelvic examination and microscopic examination of the vaginal discharge. Treatment is by antibiotics( pessaries and oral antibiotics ) for which I would suggest a gynecologist’s evaluation. Although bacterial vaginosis is not a serious disorder but it has been associated with the development of pelvic inflammatory disease and other infections. So please get yourself examined by a gynecologist and start with the treatment.

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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