Medical Specialty >> Gynecology

Doctors Lounge - Gynecology Answers

Back to Gynecology Answers List

If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Doctors Lounge ( does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site.

DISCLAIMER: The information provided on is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician. Please read our 'Terms and Conditions of Use' carefully before using this site.

Date of last update: 10/14/2017.

Forum Name: Gynecology

Question: Fishy vaginal odor

 dcgal23 - Fri Aug 19, 2005 6:44 pm

Over the last year I've developed a horrible fishy smell that gets worse during intercourse. I've been sexually active for ten years and have never experienced anything like it. I itch a lot--especially right after my period. I'm very clean and have been tested for STDs. I was on the Orthotricycline Lo for around two years and discontinued it a month ago to see if it would help, but nothing changed. I don't have health insurance and don't know what to do. It's so incredibly humiliating--can anyone help me with this?
 Shana Johnson, CNA - Mon Sep 19, 2005 3:08 am

User avatar It sounds like an infection. Bacterial vaginosis has to be treated with an antibiotic prescribed by a doctor, so you need to make an appointment to be seen.

| Check a doctor's response to similar questions

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application

Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us