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Getting whitish smelly discharge along with redness on vagina. Could it be yeast infection?

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rednesshi i have just noticed that the inside of my labia and vagina are very red... not any pain during urination or sex, but i have been having discharge and a funny smell. could it be a yeast infection or maybe BV???
Posted Wed, 20 Feb 2013 in Vaginal and Uterus Health
Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James 2 hours later
Hi, thanks for using healthcare magic

Yeast infections can be associated with a whitish yellow curdy discharge along with the redness that you described, but they the discharge does not usually have an odour.
Bacterial vaginosis can be associated with a discharge that has an odour.Typically it is usually said to have a fishy odour.
The discharge, if seen, is white or gray.

Some women have both infections at the same time, for this reason they are creams/ovules that consist of medication combined to treat both conditions.
You can either visit your local pharmacy and request one of these topical treatments or visit your doctor who may do a swab to make sure that it is one of these infections.

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
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