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Foul Smelling Discharge (Overview)

Foul smelling vaginal discharge is a symptom in which the material coming from a woman's vagina has somewhat of a bad odor. This type of discharge can be due to a Trichomoniasis infection, although sometimes a woman will have more than one type of problem/infection in her vagina. A foreign object such as a forgotten tampon in the vagina can also create a bad odor.


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What can cause a foul smelling discharge from the belly button? Some constipation, weak urine flow

What can cause a foul smelling discharge from the belly button? Some constipation, weak urine flow

Unless : Unless you have bulging in that immediate area, it is likely an infection of the belly button. If the belly button is hard and is jutting out, you need medical attention. Regarding the constipation, recommend that you drink at least 8 8 ounce glasses of water per day, eat 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day. Avoid junk food and take in a good amount of fiber. Try to be physically active every day. ...Read more

Foul Smelling Discharge (Overview)

Foul smelling vaginal discharge is a symptom in which the material coming from a woman's vagina has somewhat of a bad odor. This type of discharge can be due to a Trichomoniasis infection, although sometimes a woman will have more than one type of problem/infection in her vagina. A foreign object such as a forgotten tampon in the vagina can also create a bad odor.


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I'm having a yellowish/ green foul smelling discharge, i got treated for yeast, it didn't go away so now they are treating it again. Is yellow normal?

I'm having a yellowish/ green foul smelling discharge, i got treated for yeast, it didn't go away so now they are treating it again. Is yellow normal?

Maybe not yeast?: Yellowish green foul smelling discharge does not sound typical for a yeast infection. Did you get tested for other infections such as trichomoniasis, gonorrhea, chlamydia? These are treated much differently. Speak with your doctor and go through other possible causes for your discharge. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Im a virgin and I have a foul smelling discharge what is it is it serious can I get help?

Im a virgin and I have a foul smelling discharge what is it is it serious can I get help?

Bacterial vaginosis: Most likely bacterial vaginosis. This has many causes and requires treatment. Please see your doctor for proper exam and treatment. ...Read more

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Treatment for foul smelling nasal discharge?

Treatment for foul smelling nasal discharge?

Medical evaluation: to determine cause of discharge. Treatment plan will depend of cause (i.e., sinusitis). ...Read more

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Foul smelling discharge 6 weeks pregnant. Smells almost like poop. Clear for STDs but i can't get rid of BV and have tried douching with peroxide?

Foul smelling discharge 6 weeks pregnant. Smells almost like poop. Clear for STDs but i can't get rid of BV and have tried douching with peroxide?

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. Bv is treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Foul smelling discharge for6 mnths, back&abdominal pain with irritation, free fluid noted in pod.Whats cause?What wil happen?Sometimes bleeds bw periods

Foul smelling discharge for6 mnths, back&abdominal pain with irritation, free fluid noted in pod.Whats cause?What wil happen?Sometimes bleeds bw periods

See your doctor. : You most likely have an infection, which will require some tests to to diagnose and treat. Do this asap to prevent permanent damage and/or acute illness. ...Read more

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I have severe BV with very foul smelling discharge. I am 6 weeks 4 days pregnant, is my baby at risk? Lost last bb from cervical cerclage infection

I have severe BV with very foul smelling discharge. I am 6 weeks 4 days pregnant, is my baby at risk? Lost last bb from cervical cerclage infection

Increase risk: Bacterial vaginosis can increase the risk of preterm labor, premature rupture of membranes, and postpartum uterine infections. Although men may clear the infection without treatment, i would recommend that your partner and you should be treated. You schould avoid sexual intecourse for two week, then use condoms. Have your doctor check you for recurrences. Check with you ob/ gyn for appropriate tx. ...Read more

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What would cause thick white and foul smelling discharge?

What would cause thick white and foul smelling discharge?

Get tested : There are several causes of bad smelling vaginal discharge and testing is needed to determine the cause and treatment. The most likely is bacterial vaginosis. Bacterial vaginosis is an overgrowth of normal vaginal bacteria. It causes a watery discharge with a fishy odor. It is not sexually transmitted and your partner does not require treatment. It is treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Im a virgin and I have a foul smelling discharge what is it is it serious can I get help?

Bacterial vaginosis: Most likely bacterial vaginosis. This has many causes and requires treatment. Please see your doctor for proper exam and treatment. ...Read more

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Can an abscess cause a foul smelling discharge ?

Can an abscess cause a foul smelling discharge ?

Absolutely: Yes, it can. It depends on the bacteria in the abscess but many anaerobic bacteria (like from the gut) have a foul odor. ...Read more

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What causes me to have a foul smelling discharge before my period?

What causes me to have a foul smelling discharge before my period?

PH changes: Foul smelling discharge is most commonly associated with changes in the ph or acidity/alkalinity of your vagina. Food and alcohol can affect ph, bacterial infections can affect ph. Ejaculate too. There are a variety of environmental causes of foul smelling discharge. Having said that, the changes in your hormones before a period (decline in estrogen) may be causing this as well. ...Read more

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I need medical help i don't have insurance right now it's pending. I'm 7 weeks preg. Foul smelling discharge an pinkish spotting. Er sends me home.

I need medical help i don't have insurance right now it's pending. I'm 7 weeks preg. Foul smelling discharge an pinkish spotting. Er sends me home.

Early prenatal care: Is important. Do you have access to a county health clinic, or a free clinic in your area. "rural health clinics" have to take all patients regardless of ability to pay on a "sliding scale". You are right to seek care. ...Read more

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I am getting a foul smelling discharge from vagina. Whatcould it be?

I am getting a foul smelling discharge from vagina. Whatcould it be?

Vaginosis: Probably the smell is due to an infection either bacterial or fungal. You need a pelvic exam with samples taken to determine the type of infection an the therapy needed. ...Read more

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Will an ovarian cyst cause a foul smelling discharge?

Will an ovarian cyst cause a foul smelling discharge?

No: The ovaries are not connected to the uterus or vagina. An ovarian cyst is a separate issue from malodorous vaginal discharge. This is a sign of infection, such as bv, and should be evaluated and treated. This is especially important if you are having pelvic pain that you are assuming is an ovarian cyst, but might actually be a sign of a pelvic infection! ...Read more

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I'm having a yellowish/ green foul smelling discharge, i got treated for yeast, it didn't go away so now they are treating it again. Is yellow normal?

Maybe not yeast?: Yellowish green foul smelling discharge does not sound typical for a yeast infection. Did you get tested for other infections such as trichomoniasis, gonorrhea, chlamydia? These are treated much differently. Speak with your doctor and go through other possible causes for your discharge. Best of luck. ...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