Lewisburg, WV
A 18-year-old female asked:

For weeks have had thick brown/ bloody discharge. tampon doesn't help at all still leaks through to underwear. has weird smell. why is this happening?

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Dr. Kelly Kasper
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Seek healthcare: This could be the sign of an infection. You should seek health care.
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Dr. Chevies Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Heavy bleeding: The odor is likely due to the extra blood. Go to your doctor if sexually active, persistent irregular bleeding can come from an std. Irregular bleeding is not uncommon, try the birth control pill but i would go in.
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Last updated Oct 23, 2017

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