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Fishy Smell ..down
Anon_16469 posted:
hi, usually i don't have a smell "down there" but today when i went pee, there was distinct and strong Fishy smell.
Now i do think i have a bladder infection, but i might also be preggo. I have a doc appt tomorrow to confirm either or both. I'm leaning towards bladder and not preggo.
In any case, is it possible that this is more than just a bladder infection? I ask because should i wait for my appt tomorrow or go to urgent care tonight?
Anon_5366 responded:
Could it be this?

You need to see a doctor if it is bladder or BV.

Women with BV may have an abnormal vaginal discharge with an unpleasant odor. Some women report a strong fish-like odor, especially after intercourse. Discharge, if present, is usually white or gray; it can be thin. Women with BV may also have burning during urination or itching around the outside of the vagina, or both. However, most women with BV report no signs or symptoms at all.
An_241258 responded:
If its a fishy smell its more likely a vaginal bacterial infection than a bladder infection.

Bladder infections cause strong smelling urine, pains when urinating and other symptoms (like confusion, especially in older people).

it sounds more like you may have a vaginal infection, whcih your doc will confirm tomorrow anyway.
bpcookie responded:
Ive had this happen to me once. Right after I had sex I noticed a fishy smell. Very embarrassing. Saw my Dr. and she told me it was Gardnerella. Here is a website that you can go to read about this.

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