DEAR DOCTOR K: I have a strong "fishy" vaginal odor and a little discharge. My doctor recommended Monistat, but that hasn't helped. What can I do?
DEAR READER: Miconazole (Monistat) is an antifungal medication. It treats vaginal yeast infections, which are caused by a fungus. If Monistat didn't work, you most likely don't have a yeast infection. Instead, you probably have bacterial vaginosis (BV).