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A 29-year-old female asked about a 34-year-old female:

When i'm on my period, my tampon is soaked with an old urine smell, what causes that type of discharge from my vagina?

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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
A Verified Doctoranswered
45 years experience
Infection: The odor is likely ammonia and urea. This odor indicates infection. It is likely that an infection exists. It is possible that a fistula exists between vagina and bladder. It is possible that a cervical or vaginal infection exists. The work up requires urinalysis, urine culture, GYN exam, and vaginal and cervical cultures.ur
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