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Brown, Smelly Discharge Before A Period
Having a brown yellow smelly discharge before and after period and lasts a couple of days what dose that mean ?
Bacterial vaginosis: Bacterial vaginosis is the most common vaginal infection. It is an overgrowth of normal vaginal bacteria, not a sexually transmitted infection. When it mixes with blood or semen the ph gets elevated releasing the fishy odor. It is easily fixed with antibiotics. Other infections are possible too so testing is warranted. ...Read more
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
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 don't have a period at all for whatever reason, and instead I have a brown nasty, smelly discharge all the time. It doesn't go away. Why?
Get checked: It's likely an infection. Get it checked, and it might be a simple treatment. Sometimes a bacterial imbalance can do it. ...Read more
I have a brown smelly discharge and im not sure what it is, my period was about a week and a half-2 weeks ago, and I'm a virgin, please help?
Possible BV: It is possible you have bacterial vaginosis, a change in the balance of bacteria in the vagina. This can be brought on my douching or using vaginal washes. It could also be a change in your discharge from ovulation. Usually discharge is thin, clear and abundant around the time you ovulate, but not brown. Get checked out by your doctor, PA, CNM or NP. ...Read more
Been on nexplanon 2months first month got my period. This month I've had light brown discharge for 2 weeks, Little smelly & discharge is way less now
I've had a Mirena (levonorgestrel) for 4 years, (3rd in my life) I never have issues or periods, until i started brownish non-smelly discharge and cramping? whats up?
Need examination: I believe the best option for you since this sounds like something completely different from what you're used to experiencing is to call your doctor for a checkup. They may wish to get both vaginal as well as urine cultures performed and just do a checkup of IUD placement etc. Questions- www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more
Im 17 yrs old, & all my life I've had really irregular periods. But recently I had sex,now I have brown,smelly discharge. Do I have POCS or am I preg?
Vaginal odor: Blood in vagina gets broken down into into products which gives the odor off when interacting with normal vaginal bacteria.If odor persists with discharge, one must rule out retained tampon or other vaginal infections needing treatment like bacterial vaginosis. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I had a miscarriage about a month ago but I've been having smelly discharge is this normal? I also haven't had a period yet.
Maybe: After pregnancy, miscarriage, or vaginal/uterine surgery it is not unusual to get a discharge until healed. Often this discharge will have an odor because of blood/old blood and bacteria in the discharge. To be safe have this evaluated by doctor. However if associated with any fever, chills, dizziness, nause/vomitting, abdominal pain, bleeding, then follow up ASAP ...Read more
I have had very irregular periods, I have kept a diary to confirm. I also have a smelly discharge from time to time. Should I see a doctor? I am 23.
Might be some: Break through bleeding related to imbalance of hormones. If not a pattern - not to worry. ...Read more
Normal: period related discharge can take on many different appearances depending on the amount of mucus that is being secreted from your cervix around the time of menses. as long as the discharge is not excessive, malodorous, or causing any itching, or pain, it can be normal. Keep watch and consult if getting worse. ...Read more
No: Not "normal", but not necessarily anything serious. If persists, should see gyn. ...Read more
Dried blood: Dried blood.Get a more detailed answer ›
Need eval: Brown discharge is usually old blood- but if there is an odor you may have an infection- go see your doctor for eval. ...Read more
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