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Brown Smelly Discharge After Giving Birth
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
After giving birth back in jan., I tore in the 2nd degree. Ever since then (my doc said that it would heal on it's own) it hasn't healed. There is a sour odor and a yellowish/brownish discharge with an itch. They have done texts before but each time they
6 weeks after giving birth stopped bleeding red at 3 weeks but ever since then I've had brown stringy discharge im exclusively breastfeeding?
Still normal: Some women bleed for up to 6-8 weeks after delivery. Discuss with your OB at your 6 week follow up appointment. ...Read more
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?
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
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
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 that a period?
1 month: After a baby, starting on birth control pills, it may take 4 weeks to stop the brown discharge. ...Read more
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
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
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
NO: See you obgyn doc for evaluation.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
Good day, I want to ask why I have green discharge after 4mos of giving birth. Papsmear is negative, done taking albothyl but still have the green dis?
Abnormal: Some infection s particularly pseudomonas cause green drainage. Be checked by gyn. ...Read more
Upset stomach losing appetite and getting nauseous when eating creamy white discharge 2 months after giving birth could I be pregnant?
Amenorrhea: I would do a pregnancy test right now ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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 took some abortion pills which obviously didn't work but has left me with some red brownish smelly discharge that is so embarrassing. What do I do?
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
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