Why does my discharge smell of cheese?

Smell yeast-y, like you’re baking a loaf of sourdough down there? Then you probably have a yeast infection. Other telltale signs include cottage cheese-like discharge, and intense itchiness of the vagina and vulva, says Dr. Minkin.

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Then, what STD smells like cheese?

Bacterial vaginosis

Male partners do not carry this condition, but it can spread between female partners. Common symptoms include an itchy, foul-smelling discharge that may look grayish or greenish, as well as burning during urination.

In respect to this, does yeast infection smell like cheese? Swelling of the vulva. White or gray vaginal discharge that may be thick (sometimes described as looking like cottage cheese) but does not have a bad smell. Greenish or yellowish vaginal discharge that’s also similar to cottage cheese and smells like yeast or bread. Burning during urination.

Secondly, why does my discharge smell like dairy?

is generally due to a fungal infection (yeast infection). The discharge is often thick, and may have an odor something like spoiled milk.

Why am I always wet down there and smelly?

Bacterial vaginosis, the name for overgrowth of bacteria in the vagina, causes discharge that has a strong, fishy odor. Trichomoniasis, which is spread through sex and caused by the parasite Trichomonas vaginalis, causes a discharge that can also sometimes have a fishy odor (in addition to other symptoms).

Can my boyfriend keep giving me BV?

There’s no way for men to get BV. However, experts aren’t as sure about whether men can spread BV to female partners. Women can develop BV regardless of whether they’re sexually active. But sexually active women do have a higher risk of developing bacterial vaginosis.

Can others smell my discharge?

Don’t worry too much about other people noticing the way your vulva smells. Generally other people won’t be able to smell it at all unless they get very close to your vulva, like when you’re having sex, and in that case most people like the way their partners’ vulvas smell.

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