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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. She wil need to be tested for other infections but this is the most likely. ...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
Depends: Depends. Are you a male/female? Where is the discharge? How long has it been? Please be more specific. ...Read more
Yes: Patients have the right to feel comfortable with their provider. You can seek out a practice with female ob/gyns, or ask if there are women nurse practitioners who can see you. ...Read more
Call doc: Call your doc. It could be a sign of infection if it is very foul smelling. You may need antibiotics. Or if you have fevers, pain, or lots of bleeding. ...Read more
Need eval: Brown d/c is usually associated with old blood. Which can be related to spotting or infection. Any time there is unexplained or unusual discharge this should be evaluated. Infections may not show symptoms immediately. Schedule appointment with your doctor. ...Read more
Possibly: Brown discharge is usually old blood leaving the body. However, if you notice a foul odor, you need to be seen to rule out the possibility of an infection. ...Read more
I had a skipped cycle I did the home test twice and it was negative since a few days I have pain and a smelly discharge?
Hi i was just wondering if you could help me.. iv ovulating and got really bad smelly discharge my discharge is really bad too?
Bacterial vaginosis?: The main cause of strong vaginal odor, often with increased discharge, is bacterial vaginosis, an overgrowth of mostly normal bacteria. Trichomonas, an STD, causes similar discharge and odor, and gonorrhea and chlamydia are more common in women with BV. It probably is nothing to do with ovulation. BV is easy to diagnose and treat, so see your doctor and also ask about STD testing. Good luck! ...Read more
Smelly discharge coming out bellybutton. Try to keep it clean and dry but continues, recently with a bit of blood. Has happened before. What now?
INfection: It's possible to get infected cysts in this area. If it can't be cleared up with cleaning with peroxide, folowed by thorough drying, and applying an antibacterial ointment possibly followed by heat you may need to see a clinic for antibiotics/evaluation. ...Read more
2 different things.: Thrush is caused by candiasis infection. However vaginal yeast infections don't have an odor. Smelly discharges can be related to bacterial vaginosis or a number of std's. So, it is recommended that you have this checked by your family physician or your gynecologist. ...Read more