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Lochia smell fishy

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
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21 years experience
Not normally: Lochia is postpartum vaginal discharge comprised of mucus, blood, and placental tissue. It is supposed to smell like your normal menstrual flow. If it... Read More

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possible infection: Contact your OB MD to make sure that you do not have an infection of the lining of the womb (Endometritis). which can produce a foul smell when presen... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
1 week late: Home pregnancy tests become positive at about the time when you're one week late.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
3 weeks post-sex: Conception occurs within day or so of the sex. It takes about 3 weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG for a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Vaginosis: A fishy vaginal odor is most often attributed to bacterial vaginosis. This is a condition treated with Rx medications, which can also be present with... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
Maybe, but: "fishy" is often not quite normal. Since there is no exact definition of "fishy" i suggest you get examined by a doctor if it bothers you, or if it co... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
From where? If vaginal it can be bacterial vaginosis. See your doctor
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. AARATHI Cholkeri-Singh
Gynecology 20 years experience
Not typically: Herpes do not typically have an odor. A foul, fishy smell is pretty common with a bacterial vaginal infection.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Bacterial infection: You probably have a vaginal bacterial infection that needs treatment. See a md soon who 'nose' how to treat it.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
Possible infection: Pain and a fishy odor after sexual intercourse may signal an infection. Best to see a health care provider for examination.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics 14 years experience
Urine smell: Compounds found in foods like asparagus can give your urine a bad smell. However, a fishy odor accompanied by discharge is concerning for an infection... Read More
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