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A 38-year-old female asked:

Is it normal that discharge or spottings during pregnancy has a foul smell?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Sounds like BV: This sounds more like bacterial vaginosis. This is an overgrowth of normal vaginal bacterial and leads to an odor. It is treatable with antibiotics. Schedule a visit for confirmation, testing and treatment.
Dr. Chevies Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
It's not normal: But not unusual. A fishy type odor is likely bacterial vaginosis. It's treatable with an antibiotic called flagyl.

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See your OB: Some small discharge can be normal during pregnancy, as can increased mucus. But you write of it having some smell; that can suggest a bacterial or yeast infection. Your OB can test for these things and decide what further treatments are indicated. Good luck with the pregnancy!
Last updated Nov 27, 2017


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