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Foul Smelling Discharge (Definition)

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 ...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 have brown, clumpy, foul- smelling discharge after PMS symptoms and period-like bleeding in the morning. What could it be?

I have brown, clumpy, foul- smelling discharge after PMS symptoms and period-like bleeding in the morning. What could it be?

Need pregnancy test: You should get a pregnancy test done. See a dr. To be sure and let him or her know your symptoms so they can check you for other causes. ...Read more

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I had my normal menstrual period that lasted around 5-6 days. I had intercourse straight away and now have a brown foul smelling discharge. What is it?

I had my normal menstrual period that lasted around 5-6 days. I had intercourse straight away and now have a brown foul smelling discharge. What is it?

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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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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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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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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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