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Smelly Discharge After Period
Vaginal odor: Blood in vagina gets broken down into into products which gives the odor off when interacting with normal vaginal bacteria.If odor persists with discharge, one must rule out retained tampon or other vaginal infections needing treatment like bacterial vaginosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
malodorous discharge: Brown discharge often contains older, deoxygenated blood ; may be seen after the period. However, would not anticipate that it would be foul smelling. If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/swelling then it is best to see your gynecologist for evaluation ; accurate assessment. ...Read more
Culture: that is likely a bacterial mixture. I advise you to get it cultured. It is likely there because u r vitamin D3 deficient. You will need enough vitamin D3 treatment to get to a level of 50-66 (not just 30). That usually requires about 5,000 units a day for 1year & then 5,000 u a day 5 days a week from then on. BUT 1st get your culture and D3 level checked. HRS, MD, FACC ...Read more
I've had smelly discharge after my period for the the past 2 months. And it happens all the time i could be at school and its in my panties. Why?
An infection: A retained tampon can cause abad odor but it is more likely to have an infection with bacterial vaginosis. Not serious and easily treatable. ...Read more
I m 18 and have brown smelly discharge after my period pain above and below my waist and lower back pains. Is this normal?
Maybe.: It is possible that the brown discharge is old blood and just spotting as your period ends. It is hard to say if this is normal without more history and an exam. As far as the back pain goes, some people have pain with periods which can include back pain - even shooting pain down their legs. Again, talk to your doctor about your symptoms so they can advise you appropriately. ...Read more
Having a brown yellow smelly discharge before and after period and lasts a couple of days what dose that mean ?
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. Other infections are possible too so testing is warranted. ...Read more
Had my son over 2 years ago for the first time and ever since i've had a slight smelly yellowish brownish discharge after my period... Help?
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