A member asked:

I was diagnosed w/placenta previa i have on and off light bleeding which also has a foul smell i was told i have no infections. is this normal?

7 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Charles Whiting answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Bloody vaginal discharge can have a bad smell even if nothing else is going on. Best wishes!

Answered Nov 24, 2014


Dr. Claudette Anderson answered

Specializes in Gynecology

A persistent or intermittent bloody vaginal discharge may create an environment for a shift in the normal bacteria.You should talk to your gyn. If you are having a continuous offensive vaginal odor.

Answered Nov 27, 2014



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