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a strong fishy smell after sex with new partner?

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Fishy smell after sex but no other symptoms? The past 2 days after I had sex, I had a strong fishy smell right after that lasted under an hour. The intercourse is with a new partner I have only been sleeping with for a few weeks. But the smell didn't happen until the past two times we've had sex. I have no other symptoms except for a vaginal itch (but I have been experiencing this chronically for over 2 years). I had recently been taking an antibiotic for bronchitis I don't know if that could have something to do with it...

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replied October 17th, 2013
Yeast Infection Answer A45026
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The foul smell of vaginal discharge and/or the alterations in vaginal discharge color and consistency, etc indicates vaginal infection and should not be ignored. The vaginal itching that you describe could be suggestive of infections, pH imbalances, opportunistic infections, hormonal insufficiency, chemical irritation, etc. You should consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for examination and to go ahead with getting hormonal analysis (done to rule out dryness or itching caused by hormonal insufficiency), vaginal swab/smear test done (to confirm/rule out infective causes), etc. If the itching is getting worse, you can also request for prescription of antihistamines to help you control the symptoms. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle. Avoid vaginal douching, use of harsh soap or perfumes in the area. Use loose cotton undergarments and avoid use of tight fitting clothes. Avoid sweat accumulation in the area and keep the area clean and dry. Rinse undergarments well and use antiseptic solution for the last rinse. If infective cause is detected, it is important to get your partner also treated simultaneously to prevent chances of re-infection, and avoid having intercourse while being on treatment.
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