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A few days before I was to start my period I noticed a fishy smell and a yellowish brown discharge. Should I be worried?

A few days before I was to start my period I noticed a fishy smell and a yellowish brown discharge. Should I be worried?

Need an exam: The best thing is to schedule an appointment so you can have an exam. That will be the best way to identify the cause of your discharge. You may have a discharge along with spotting (beginning of your menses). Your doctor will be able to help diagnose and treat (if needed). ...Read more

Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


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I have these symptoms: Itchy/red vagina Foul smell - fishy I think I've bled twice during sex in the past two weeks I had dark brown discharge for the?

I have these symptoms: Itchy/red vagina Foul smell - fishy I think I've bled twice during sex in the past two weeks I had dark brown discharge for the?

YOU NEED: A GYN exam and CULTURE for what is most likely a vaginal/pelvic infection.
Don't delay since many of thse infections can spread to your sexual contact (s) and RE-INFECT you or others!

Hope this helps!

Dr Z ...Read more

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What to if I am having brown discharge. With no smell can this be chylmadia?

What to if I am having brown discharge. With no smell can this be chylmadia?

Unlikely: The discharge is most likely a little bit of old blood if it disappears after your next regular period, it is probably unimportant. ...Read more

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What are some causes of sweet smelling light brown discharge? It smells as sweet as pineapple and I haven't eaten any pineapple lately..

What are some causes of sweet smelling light brown discharge? It smells as sweet as pineapple and I haven't eaten any pineapple lately..

Discharge: Your discharge is normal. The brownish discharge is due old unoxygenated blood. The sweet smell is due to the normal acidity of the vagina. ...Read more

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I noticed light brown discharge with bad smell after an abortion. I bled for a week started having this discharge. Please what should be used?

I noticed light brown discharge with bad smell after an abortion. I bled for a week started having this discharge. Please what should be used?

Probably blood: Brown discharge after an abortion is probably old blood. Old blood can have an unpleasant odor. This should resolve. You may also have bacterial vaginosis. A doctor will need to do an exam to confirm and prescribe antibiotics ...Read more

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Hi only recently IV had some light brown discharge that smells.... Also very bad headaches are they linked? And is it serious? Xx

Depends: 1st off- Discharge from where? Anything coming from the body that smells "bad" probably needs to be cultured since it sounds infected. So you'll need to get that done. 2nd'ly- Headaches related? Depends on timing. Are these headaches exactly linked in onset to when you starting with discharge? If they resolve with discharge then, likely yes. More questions? Www. Healthtap. Com/dr-saghafi ...Read more

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Guy's I apologize for all of these questions but I was wondering why I always seem to have a smelly period. My brown discharge afterwards smells foul.

Guy's I apologize for all of these questions but I was wondering why I always seem to have a smelly period. My brown discharge afterwards smells foul.

Do not be sorry: Get an evaluation and the smelly discharge tested to assure you do not have an infection. By getting an evaluation, you can get properly diagnosed and then treated, and all your questions will be answered. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I'm having Brown discharge and sometimes pink am on the. Mirena (levonorgestrel) I also have a smell?

RULE OUT INFECTION: Light bleeding, brown discharge with a odor need to be checked out to rule out infection. See your gynacologist ...Read more

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What if brown discharge is coming from my vagina and it has a smell ; that have been this way over a week? What should I do?

See a doctor: Usually brown discharge is blood. Sources of blood from the vagina may vary, but usually would be coming from the uterus. Whether this discharge is normal depends on where you are in your cycle and your medical history. A possible cause of the odor and discharge is infection, and this should be ruled out by your doctor. ...Read more

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After my mentruation 2 weeks after I had brown discharge and after a week my discharge smells like rotten egg then blood discharge came out. I'm scared?

Check for tampon: A bad smelling bloody discharge can be from a retained tampon. Check for that. If not, see your doctor to be checked for an infection. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have brown discharge a day after my period and it smells bad?

Usually Normal: This is usually just a mixture of old blood from your period mixed with normal vaginal mucous, nothing to be alarmed about. If it continues more than a week then see your doctor to rule out bacterial vaginosis. ...Read more

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I had brown discharge once 5 days after my period it didn't smell n is it something I need to worry about?

I had brown discharge once 5 days after my period it didn't smell n is it something I need to worry about?

Old blood: Hi!
typically discharge that is brownish and odorless is old blood. For some reason a small amount lagged behind your period. If it begins happening frequently, you should see your doctor.
Good luck!
dr brown. ...Read more

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I think my period has just finished but there's this brown discharge which smells funny what could it be a sign off?

I think my period has just finished but there's this brown discharge which smells funny what could it be a sign off?

Old blood/tissue: During your period, the lining of your uterus is shed and expelled through your vagina as red blood and tissue. At times, some blood is retained in the vagina and turns brown, before leaking out. It is nothing to worry about.

Take Care! ...Read more

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I have a surgical abortion a week ago. 8 bleed for three days now brown discharge is this normal. Low quantity and no smell?

I have a surgical abortion a week ago. 8 bleed for three days now brown discharge is this normal. Low quantity and no smell?

Where r instructions: Every reputable abortion provider gives written instructions to their patients that are undergoing the procedure explaining the procedure and what is normal or abnormal as well as when to contact the provider. Where are your instructions? Please contact your abortion provider for the answer to this question. ...Read more

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Unprotected sex, spotting with blood and brown discharge for 5 days foul smell please help this has never happened to me before.

Unprotected sex, spotting with blood and brown discharge for 5 days foul smell please help this has never happened to me before.

Please see your gyn: For an exam and make sure you do not have bacterial vaginosis and or an std you will need to be tested. ...Read more

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I had a colposcopy and 3 biopsy's taken 2 days ago. I have a bad smell and brown discharge with coffee ground type pieces. Is this normal?

I had a colposcopy and 3 biopsy's taken 2 days ago. I have a bad smell and brown discharge with coffee ground type pieces. Is this normal?

Colposcopy: The biopsy sites are usually touched with a chemical to reduce bleeding. This will give the discharge you describe. ...Read more

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I had csection 4months ago. Now brown discharge often coming in normal days. No smell or pain. Periods are normal. What is it.

I had csection 4months ago. Now brown discharge often coming in normal days. No smell or pain. Periods are normal. What is it.

Old blood: I worry that it could be retained parts of your placenta. Usually brown discharge is just old blood that is just now being expelled. It's possible, since you're having normal periods now, that it's just left over blood from your periods which isn't terribly unusual, but you might want to get checked out by your ob/gyn to be safe. ...Read more

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Brown discharge. Experiencing pain in my vagina. It itches very bad and it have a very bad smell. My panty sometimes get wet and have a dirty brownish?

Brown discharge. Experiencing pain in my vagina. It itches very bad and it have a very bad smell. My panty sometimes get wet and have a dirty brownish?

Vaginal infection: The brownish color to the discharge suggests old blood, but this is not always the case. It is not typical of a simple yeast infection which you might treat yourself. You need evaluation by health professional (MD/NP/PA) for examination of the vagina & sampling/lab testing of the discharge in order to decide which treatment is best. Be seen AS SOON as you are able! Good luck! ...Read more

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Is there a natural remedy to make the smell go away post period? Even tho I still have brown discharge?

Is there a natural remedy to make the smell go away post period? Even tho I still have brown discharge?

Will slowly improve: The bloody discharge of menses can harbor bacteria which naturally clears itself as the flow ends. Avoid scented pads/tampons as the scent products may adversely affect vaginal pH. Avoid wipes (same pH issue). Change pads, tampons & underwear often; regularly shower. A generalized body spray, not directly on the vaginal area, is often helpful. Persistent odor suggests infection & should be checked ...Read more