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Do vaginal infections always cause odor?

Vaginal infections often cause odor, but not every woman will have this symptom. Trichomoniasis and bacterial vaginosis often cause a "fishy" odor, along with vaginal discharge. However, if you notice this symptom or others, like an unusual vaginal discharge, you should see your doctor to find out if you have a vaginal infection.

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