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Is it normal to have smelly yellow discharge with some blood after giving birth?

Is it normal to have smelly yellow discharge with some blood after giving birth?

No.: Bloody discharge is normal for up to 6 weeks, but a yellow discharge with odor may indicate bacterial vaginosis or vaginitis. See you doctor about an exam and possible antibiotic treatment. ...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 ovulated for the first time after giving birth but I never got a period only brown discharge 2 days. Been 2 weeks since that and pregnant test neg. Why?

I ovulated for the first time after giving birth but I never got a period only brown discharge 2 days. Been 2 weeks since that and pregnant test neg. Why?

First period: The first period after delivery may be scant because the lining of the uterus (endometrium) was minimal. That brown discharge for 2 days may have been all the menses you may see this month. Recheck the pregnancy test in 2 weeks if no further bleeding. ...Read more

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After giving birth my first three month I have my period but now have been 6 month without it and today I have a brown discharge irregular period alwa?

After giving birth my first three month I have my period but now have been 6 month without it and today I have a brown discharge irregular period alwa?

Irregular periods: A pregnancy test is the very first thing that needs to be done and if negative consider the brown discharge a possible beginning of a period. ...Read more

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I stopped having blood clots during my period after giving birth but now I have to wear pantyliners everysay because of brown discharge. Is it normal?

I stopped having blood clots during my period after giving birth but now I have to wear pantyliners everysay because of brown discharge. Is it normal?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems Obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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I'm on 8 weeks after giving birth and 2 weeks now using birth control pills, I have brown vaginal discharge, what's that means? Is tha my period?

I'm on 8 weeks after giving birth and 2 weeks now using birth control pills, I have brown vaginal discharge, what's that means? Is tha my period?

Period or spotting: It's hard to know for sure. You could just be having some spotting. Old blood is sometimes brown. If you're having any irritation, itching or any other symptoms, or if this going on for more than a few days, make sure you check in with your doctor. ...Read more

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How long will I have a discharge after giving birth?

How long will I have a discharge after giving birth?

4-6 weeks: You will likely have discharge for 4-6 weeks after a vaginal birth. It will start out heavy and bloody and change to a brown, yellow and finally white color. If you are passing a clots or continue to have heavy bleeding after the first couple of days contact your doctor. ...Read more

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I have discharge that looks like snot after giving birth - what's going on?

I have discharge that looks like snot after giving birth - what's going on?

How soon?: In the first couple of weeks after delivery one passes discharge called lochia. This should stop after 1-3 weeks. If there still abnormal discharge after that schedule a visit for testing ...Read more

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Why is does the discharge smeel from my vagin after giving birth?

Not unusual: In the days following delivery, the discharge, often called 'lochial discharge' does seem to have an odor. This is to some extent related to the ongoing healing of the uterine wall related to the where the placenta attached and old blood. Regardless, given that you are noticing a foul odor, you must talk with your ob/gyn now about this! ...Read more

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What is normal discharge around 2 weeks after giving birth?

What is normal discharge around 2 weeks after giving birth?

Varies: After giving birth there are a variety of types of discharge. Some women will have white discharge, pink discharge, frank bleeding of bright red blood, or passing dark brown clots. Really nearly anything is normal and it's normal for it to fluctuate. The uterus is still shrinking and as it does so, it pushes out old blood and new blood. Normal for it to smell kinda bad too. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Hi, I had a baby 12 weeks ago. Since giving birth I have had a lot more discharge then normal. -no smell, thick white and creamy. Thanks?

Hi, I had a baby 12 weeks ago. Since giving birth I have had a lot more discharge then normal. -no smell, thick white and creamy. Thanks?

Can be normal: Hi, and congratulations on your new baby! What you are describing could be normal, as there is no itching or other symptoms, and will likely resolve in another few weeks. If it persists, you may have your doctor or midwife do an exam. ...Read more

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I've had sex w/ my partner 3 weeks after giving birth to our first baby I've had these WHITE STICKY STRETCHY circle form discharge what this mean?

I've had sex w/ my partner 3 weeks after giving birth to our first baby I've had these WHITE STICKY STRETCHY circle form discharge what this mean?

Maybe nothing?: This could be just a normal discharge with hormone changes after pregnancy. As long as you have no pain or bleeding, it is probably not an infection, and you are probably ok. We do usually recommend waiting about 4-6 weeks after giving birth to start having sex, just to allow everything to heal. Remember to use birth control, as you can get pregnant. Good luck! ...Read more

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What does white discharge mean and cramps 5 weeks after giving birth? I healed quickly no problems.

What does white discharge mean and cramps 5 weeks after giving birth? I healed quickly no problems.

Depends on discharge: Some mild white vaginal discharge is normal, and is likely due to the body responding to hormones. If the discharge becomes excessive, foul-smelling, cottage cheese-like, or associated with itching or discomfort, you might consider bringing it up with your doctor, since it could be due to an infection. ...Read more

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Green mucus vaginal discharge 5 weeks after giving birth?

Green mucus vaginal discharge 5 weeks after giving birth?

Not good.: A green vaginal discharge is never good. Green usually suggests a bacterial infection - possibly a postpartum endometriosis or an std if you have been sexually active.
This should be checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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Is a thick stringy gooey yellowish discharge normal 6 weeks after giving birth. It resembles egg white but has a yellow tinge to it.?

Not normal: I am not sure if you are asking about eye dc in a 6 weeks old infant?
The eye discharge in a 6 weeks old could be tear duct obstruction or eye infection.
Tear duct obstruction discharge is clear watery.
If it is thick, yellow discharge, it likely is a eye infection, . ...Read more

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I am 4.5 months postpartum and have had a thin watery vaginal discharge since giving birth. There is a strong vaginal scent. I'm 27 this is my third child vaginal birth no tearing and breast feeding.

Ok: Some discharge is normal but over 2 months may be due to other causes like bacterial vaginosis or it might just be physiologic. Talk to your GYN who can assess you and determine if its normal or abnormal ...Read more

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What exactly does brown, smelly discharge after sex mean?

What exactly does brown, smelly discharge after sex mean?

Need eval: Brown d/c is usually associated with old blood. Which can be related to spotting or infection. Any time there is unexplained or unusual discharge this should be evaluated. Infections may not show symptoms immediately. Schedule appointment with your doctor. ...Read more

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Brown smelly discharge after surgical abortion is caused by what and the effects?

Brown smelly discharge after surgical abortion is caused by what and the effects?

Old blood: Brown discharge is old blood, and nothing to be worried or concerned about. Sometimes the smell is there simply because the blood is old, sometimes smell can signify an infection. Give it a few more days and see if it goes away. If it goes away, then just related to uterus cleaning itself out. If smell continues, then could be an infection and see a doctor for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Hello I've been having brown smelly discharge after sex should I go see a doctor what could be the cause?

Hello I've been having brown smelly discharge after sex should I go see a doctor what could be the cause?

Good idea: In order to diagnose this correctly a clinical history and exam and exam of the discharge would be helpful. Go and be seen. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What does brown smelly discharge mean after a period?

Brown discharge: Most often brown discharge after a period is old blood being cleaned from the uterus. It might have a slight odor but usually would not expect extreme malodor. ...Read more

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I went off my cycle on a monday. I put on a tampon just in case and when I took it out, it was a brown smelly discharge on it. What is this?

I went off my cycle on a monday. I put on a tampon just in case and when I took it out, it was a brown smelly discharge on it. What is this?

Old blood: It is probably just old blood and menstrual products. Blood turns brown after it sits awhile and if the tampon was in long enough will begin to smell. If it is not a one time thing, you might see your gyn or family doc. Vaginal infections can also cause discharge and odor. ...Read more

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Brown smelly discharge from anus on vacation?

Brown smelly discharge from anus on vacation?

Anorectal discharge: You may be describing mucus discharge, impaired anal sphincter function, or even a draining abscess or fistula. Gi or proctologist will first perform a visual inspection & digital exam after taking your history as to circumstances, duration, quality, timing of symptoms & your risk factors. They may then determine topical treatment, antibiotics, or perform further evaluation of rectal lining. ...Read more