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My Discharge Smells Bad
I was recently diagnosed with HSV 2, while tests clear of all other std's. Ever since my discharge smells bad and strong.
Bacterial vaginosis?: It isn't herpes. The main cause of vaginal discharge with odor (often fishy) is bacterial vaginosis -- overgrowth of mostly normal bacteria. Trichomonas, an STD, can do the same. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment advice. Don't be tempted to douche, which increases the chance of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), a serious fallopian tube infection. Good luck! ...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
What causes my discharge to smells bad very bad, but it appears to look normal? My husband and I have been having unprotected sex for a year with no problems. My discharge looks normal but smell very bad. Does this mean he has been having unprotected sex
The: The most common reason for bad smelling discharge in a woman in a monogamous relationship is bacterial vaginosis (bv). Bv is not a sexually transmitted disease, but is an imbalance between the "good" and "bad" bacterial that normally live in the vagina. Douching and having sex can put you at risk since both activities cause a change in the vaginal environment leading to an overgrowth of "bad" bacteria. Many women will complain of a fishy odor, increased discharge and a few may even have itching and discomfort. You should give your doctor a call to see if you have bv. The doctor can test your vaginal discharge to know for certain whether you have it or not. Bv is typically treated with a short course of antibiotics. ...Read more
Can eating ginger make your vagina smell? It was a ginger seasoning & I used a lot. Now my discharge smells really bad & I've never had smelly dischar
It's coincidental.: Eating ginger will not affect vaginal odor. But an infection can. While there are vaginal test kits available OTC that can screen you for vaginitis, they just give you a general idea of whether you have a yeast infection or bacterial infection. Since this is the first time you've had smelly discharge, your best bet is to see a doctor. Stay healthy! ...Read more
My period is 5 days delay. My vaginal discharge smells bad/strong. I've been sleeping late for the past days. What could be the cause of this odor?
Be examined: You need to establish why your cycle is late and have the cause of your vaginal odor/ discharge investigated. See your doctor this week. All the best. ...Read more
Started yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill approx 2 weeks ago & noticed brownish discharge & my pee smells bad. Is this a side effect of yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) or is something else wrong?
Time: When you start a new birth control method it often takes a few months to adjust before we judge whether or not it is working. Well for them. Periods on this particular pill are usually very light so it may improve with time. Brown discharge is a small amount of old blood. Urine smell is diet related unless you have burning and frequency. If you have those symptoms you have a bladder infection. ...Read more
Your ejaculate or discharge could be gooy and white. It may smell bad. Ejaculate should be at lease 2ml in volume, 20 millions or more per cubic milliliter, 60% of the sperm should be morphologically normal and 60% should have good motility.
Your ejaculate seems ok. Please consult with your pcp for sure and if needed, a fertility specialist. Thanks. ...Read more
What should I do if I have a thick milky discharge, some times smell like urin, then smells fishy sometimes, itch bad right after?
Depends: Discharge in a woman can be abnormal, normal, or transitional. It all depends on your history. It may be important for you to see a provider to be sure. They may be able to run tests on the discharge and obtain a complete history. Some common causes of discharge can be yeast, bacterial vaginosis or stds. ...Read more
My discharge taste sour more like an acidic taste and it also has a smell not bad but smells different. Plus I have a milky discharge too..
Bacterial vaginosis?: The main cause of vaginal discharge with strong odor is bacterial vaginosis, an overgrowth of mostly normal vaginal bacteria. Some STDs also can do it, such as trichomonas. Also, other STDs like gonorrhea and chlamydia are more common in women with BV. See a doctor soon for diagnosis and treatment. Good luck! ...Read more
What to do if I think its vaginal discharge but it smells sooooo bad. Its like gooey. What the heck is it?
Vaginal d/c: It can be a bacterial infection, or std. More than likely, you should follow up with you ob/gyn. They will that culture, an do further testing. ...Read more
See a doctor: This sort of symptom needs in-person professional evaluation. Are you sure the dishcarge is from the urethra, not vagina? In any case, it sounds like an infection, although atypical for most urinary tract infections. STDs are possible if at risk, but quite rare at your age. Don't mess around with this; see your doctor ASAP. Good luck! ...Read more
My urine smells funny I don't have any discharge or anything that look bad what can it be or should I do?
Why does my discharge smell bad? My vagina doesn't hurt not itch it's just my discharge that smells foul
Hi only recently IV had some light brown discharge that smells.... Also very bad headaches are they linked? And is it serious? Xx
Depends: 1st off- Discharge from where? Anything coming from the body that smells "bad" probably needs to be cultured since it sounds infected. So you'll need to get that done. 2nd'ly- Headaches related? Depends on timing. Are these headaches exactly linked in onset to when you starting with discharge? If they resolve with discharge then, likely yes. More questions? Www. Healthtap. Com/dr-saghafi ...Read more
I had the esure proceder done instead of getting my tubes tied and now I have a black discharge that smells very bad. Is that normal.
Essure: You may have an infection. You should see or call your doctor soon. ...Read more
I have clear very smelly discharge its like water and it soaks my panties daily. What is it? Its always clear but it smells so bad. Help?
My virginia smells of a fishy smell I don't have any itching just a watery discharge with no colour it doesn't hurt but the smell is really bad?
What would cause a vaginal discharge that smells like bad bo, like it haven't been washed for awhile. I shower everyday. Clean where I'm supposed to.
I took plan B about 3 weeks ago and I've been having A lot of discharge. Also it smells different. Not BAD just different. Do the hormones cause this?
Get checked: An odor is not normal. You should be evaluated by your GYN. ...Read more
Bacterial vaginosis?: The main cause of strong vaginal odor, sometimes with discharge, is bacterial vaginosis, an overgrowth of bacteria. The STD trichomonas causes the same odor, and other STDs (gonorrhea, chlamydia) are more common in women with BV. Your chosen topic tags show STDs are on your mind, so you're likely at risk. See a doctor soon for diagnosis, treatment, and STD testing. Good luck! ...Read more
I have recently been getting a dark brownish black discharge from my belly button that smells bad. I have showered and cleaned it out but it remains.
See an md: Sounds like you may have an infection, I would go see an MD for an exam. Just use soap and water on your skin and avoid probing the area until you are seen. ...Read more
Have a bump right at my right bra line 1 week now. Size of quarter, but feels deep when I squeeze. Discharge smells like ammonia hurts really bad.?
Possible infection: Discharge with odor may signal infection. Please see a health care provider for examination. ...Read more
I'm a 16yr virgin, and have started getting a much thicker discharge that smells bad, and I have a growth of skin which isn't painful from my vagina?
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