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A 19-year-old female asked:

Ok so i was prescribed macrobid/nitrofurantoin for a bad uti . i have about 3 pills left & my discharge has been brown with a strong odor . is that normal ? & should i finish the medicine?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Normal vaginal secretions are colorless &odorless. The medication may have altered the vaginal bacterial makeup of your vagina causing vaginitis. Most nonserious urinary tract infections in women clear up after 5 days of macrobid. If you've taken it for that amount of time& have no urinary tract infections you could stop it now & ask your MD or gynecologist to check you & reculture urine
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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 58 years experience
OK so follow what the prescription says but suggests you have a Macrobid resistant infection. Check with your Drs. Ask about getting a culture.
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Last updated Nov 21, 2021

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