A 43-year-old member asked:
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is a brownish smelly discharge normal 3 weeks after having a c section?

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Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Some brownish discharge 3 weeks after c section is not uncommon. Mild transient odor may be acceptable, however if you have persistent odor, let your OB know.
Answered on May 16, 2020
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