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Leukorrhea Smells Like Iron
Am having leukorrhea symptoms are liquid or gell like vaginal discharge which produce smell & sometimes it is cheese type discharge of greenish color?
Discharge: Vaginal discharge requires an examination to determine the cause and treatment. Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause and often has a vaginal odor. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. Testing is important to determine the treatment and keep you and your partner safe. ...Read more
Is it normal to have a heavy leukorrhea (white thick discharge with a smell of bread¬ itchy) before menstruation (23yo virgin/not sexually active)?
Normal or infection: If it is often without interfering your daily life likely to be OK but if with odor often you can douche once or twice a week it disappears, then it is nothing to worry about. If persisted you should check out whether you have infection or medical problem manifested in this manner. Good luck ...Read more
I had an abortion done a month and 2weeks ago I was 14weeks I am still bleeding very light but its very very light pink and smells very much like iron is this normal?
Cervical mucus: Cervical mucus does not generally have a metalic odor. Many minor infections can produce different odors, however. See your healthcare provider for a culture and testing. This is most probably harmless. ...Read more
My blood smells like iron. And the viens on my stomach are visable around my liver area. Any clues on this?
See your doctor: These symptoms sound reasonable to be explored further with some laboratory studies. I would suggest having your liver enzymes and CBC (Complete Blood Count)checked at a minimum. If there is a family history of hemochromatosis, a ferritin level would also be useful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My period is heavy and smells strongly of iron. To where I stink up the whole bathroom. Is this ok?
Probably BV: Bacterial vaginosis is a common condition in women where the normal balance of bacteria in the vagina is disrupted and replaced by an overgrowth of certain bacteria. Bv is not a sexually transmitted disease. It causes vaginal discharge that is usually white or gray. Most complain of a fish-like odor noticed especially after intercourse. It is treated with metronidazole. ...Read more
Get them tested.: You can get enough reassurance by getting tested. Are you taking any iron/multivitamin prep. Note for any change in the colour of urine/stool. Dark smoky urine/red tinged / pink urine all are possible with varying degrees of blood in urine. Stool if has digested blood from bleeding tendency in the intestinal system, high in stomach/small intestine, colour appears from tarry black/brown/maroon. ...Read more
Slight tissue like discharge a week before period with iron smell- tan in color-what could this be a sign of? Thanks!
I get black stool once every 20days or a month. It doesn't smell v foul. It happens for one day n color is normal other days. Don't take iron med etc?
Possible bleeding: Black stools always rises the concerns about bleeding from the intestines, most commonly from the upper gastrointestinal tract (esophagus, stomach or duodenum), but it could also come from the rest of small bowel and colon. You should seek medical attention and make sure it is not the case. Iron and peptobismol commonly cause black stools as well. ...Read more
Why do iron supplements make your poop smell so bad? Per my dr I am taking iron and since then it has smelled HORRIBLE! Why?
Keep taking iron: If you are iron deficient keep taking iron, smelly poop notwithstanding. I do not know if it is true but the following may suffice as an explanation. Some of the unabsorbed iron is converted to to iron sulfide by the bacteria in the gut and that generates hydrogen sulfide which produces the smell of rotten eggs. ...Read more
Tan / brown vaginal discharge only when wiping in bathroom, faint iron smell but no other symptoms? Want to avoid doctor visit at all cost!
Blood has iron.: Hemoglobin has iron in it, which explains the smell. Having a menstrual cycle or spotting can cause the tan brown discharge. If it burns when voiding, it could suggest a urinary tract infection. Go see the doctor if you are having cramping, burning when voiding, or low back pain. See a doctor if you are having sexual activity as other causes like STDs are possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer