Does a yeast infection come with a fishy smell? The answer is not typically. A yeast infection generally does not produce a fish-like or briny vaginal aroma. Instead, its signature scent is more on the musty side. Many individuals with a yeast infection may also experience a cheesy-like discharge accompanied by intense itching.
When one mentions a fishy smell, it often points towards bacterial vaginosis. This condition is characterized by a different kind of watery, profuse, gray discharge accompanied by that distinct fish brine odor. Therefore, while a Candida infection might produce a strong odor, it shouldn’t be mistaken for a fishy one.
For those seeking more detailed information on this topic and others related to vaginal health, our book Candida Crusher provides in-depth insights. In Chapter 3, we delve into diagnosing, testing, and identifying yeast infections. The book offers a comprehensive section discussing various vaginal afflictions, ranging from inflammations to conditions like Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Herpes, Candida, and Bacterial Vaginosis. The signs, symptoms, types of discharge, and possible odors associated with these conditions are thoroughly detailed in the book.
Disclaimer: While this post provides information on yeast infections and their associated odors, it’s crucial to consult with your healthcare professional for personalized advice and diagnosis.