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Dr. Benjamin Vela
Board Certified, Dentistry
10 years in practice
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I have a brown, watery, very bad smelling discharge. It is not fishy just horrible smelling, like bad breath. What to do?

Dr. Benjamin Vela
Board Certified, Dentistry
10 years in practice
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I have a brown, watery, very bad smelling discharge. It is not fishy just horrible smelling, like bad breath. What to do?

OBGYN: Contact your obgyn as soon as possible and stay away from sex until it is resolved. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Seres
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Timothy Brown
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
39 years in practice
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I had an endometrial ablation and d&c 16 days ago and I have a very bad smelling discharge, severe back pain, feel bloated and gassy, headache nonstop. I don't feel right and I am out of town until next week. Concerned about what's going on.

Dr. Timothy Brown
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
39 years in practice
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I had an endometrial ablation and d&c 16 days ago and I have a very bad smelling discharge, severe back pain, feel bloated and gassy, headache nonstop. I don't feel right and I am out of town until next week. Concerned about what's going on.

Get checked, NOW: You should be seen immediately. Go to an ER if necessary. You should not wait until you are back in town. You may have an infection or internal damage and the sooner it is evaluated and treated the better. ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
23 years in practice
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
17 years in practice
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Why do I have bad smelling floyds, vaginal discharges, pain during sexual relations, vaginsl itchy (inside), and burnings at urine?

Dr. Jeff Livingston
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
17 years in practice
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Why do I have bad smelling floyds, vaginal discharges, pain during sexual relations, vaginsl itchy (inside), and burnings at urine?

Get tested: Foul smelling discharge needs to be evaluated. The most common cause is a nonsexually transmitted overgrowth of bacteria called bacterial vaginosis. Testing for other sexually transmitted disease may need to be done as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Mary Engrav
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
26 years in practice
4M people helped
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Is having a lot of discharge a bad thing when it isn't discolored, looking like cottage cheese or smelling? Is there anything to do to decrease the amount of discharge?

Dr. Mary Engrav
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
26 years in practice
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The : The amount of vaginal discharge varies depending on the woman's hormone balance and place in their cycle. If the discharge increases over the normal amount, then the patient should be medically evaluated as an increase in discharge can be concerning for infection or other problems. I would recommend a gynecological evaluation to test for infection and also be sure the pap smear is up to date. If the patient has pain, fever, or vomiting, then they should be evaluated immediately. ...Read more

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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
48 years in practice
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What does discharge from pid usually smell like? I know it's bad smelling but what could it be compared to?

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
48 years in practice
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What does discharge from pid usually smell like? I know it's bad smelling but what could it be compared to?

Fishy, usually: Pelvic inflammatory disease itself isn't associated with a particular kind of discharge, but many women with PID also have bacterial vaginosis, an overgrowth of vaginal bacteria. In some cases, BV may trigger PID, along with gonorrhea or chlamydia. BV typically causes a fishy odor. In fact, the vaginal bacteria produce some of the same chemicals that create the odor of decaying fish. ...Read more

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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
48 years in practice
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I have a thick discharge. I keep getting uncomfortable feelings in my vagina/urethra so much that I don't want to move. My pee is bad smelling and only a little bit comes out. The bad feeling worsens?

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
48 years in practice
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I have a thick discharge. I keep getting uncomfortable feelings in my vagina/urethra so much that I don't want to move. My pee is bad smelling and only a little bit comes out.  The bad feeling worsens?

Infection, STD?: Abnormal vaginal discharge always requires professional evaluation. Your symptoms strongly suggest an infection, maybe yeast but more likely an STD (gonorrhea, chlamydia, herpes, etc). Maybe bacterial vaginosis, an overgrowth of vaginal bacteria, which also can go along with STDs. See doctor ASAP for exam and testing. An excellent choice would be your nearest gov't sexual health centre. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Mike Siroky
Board Certified, Urology
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6th day on Macrobid for UTI, off-white coloured bitter smelling discharge is still there. No pain but is the discharge a bad sign? Had sex yesterday

Dr. Mike Siroky
Board Certified, Urology
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6th day on Macrobid for UTI, off-white coloured bitter smelling discharge is still there. No pain but is the discharge a bad sign? Had sex yesterday

Your question: A UTI does not cause a vaginal discharge. You have probably had adequate treatment after six days and should ask your provider if its ok to qut therapy. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Alves
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
19 years in practice
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I have been having foul smelling discharge coming from my vaginal area and bad stomach pain and some spotting what could it be?

Dr. Donald Alves
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
19 years in practice
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I have been having foul smelling discharge coming from my vaginal area and bad stomach pain and some spotting what could it be?

Likely an infection: You should see your gyn / primary dr / urgent care or std clinic dr for examination and testing, as may be an infection. ...Read more

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