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I had sex a week ago and have notice a bad odour down below

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I had sex a week ago and have notice a bad odour down below since. I am really worried
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Hello, and thank you for your question. I will be happy to assist you. Answers are for educational purposes only.

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Most likely you have a bacterial infection called bacterial vaginosis. This is a condition where the normal bacteria in the vagina gets out of balance and you get some overgrowth.

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THis is treated with a antibiotic called metronidazole.

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It is not sexually transmitted.

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.

will Balance Active suppositories help?

It may help to prevent it in the future, but it won't treat it. To treat it, you really need the antibiotic I mentioned. Thank you for your payment and rating. Best of luck.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

the smell went away a day later after starting the antibiotic and using just on BA suppository. However, there has been a lot of itch and pain. I think it may be thrush which i have been prone to since i was in my early 20s, long before i was sexually active. Over the counter treatments for thrush are not working on this ocassion. any advice?

Glad to hear it is getting better. It is very possible that you have a yeast infection as well. Ask your doctor for a script for Diflucan 150mg. It is a one time oral pill. It takes about a week for the symptoms to resolve completely.