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My period came 8 days late I have severe cramps and bleeding. And i had a clear fishy smelly discharge. I'm i pregnant or is it a really bad period?

My period came 8 days late I have severe cramps and bleeding. And i had a clear fishy smelly discharge. I'm i pregnant or is it a really bad period?

Late menses: A fishy smell is not a sign of pregnancy, but rather possibly of a non-sti called bacterial vaginosis. Bv can develop when the normal balance of the flora in your vaginal tract is altered. Sometimes hormonal fluctuations cause this, and the fact that your period was 8 days late suggests that there was some disturbance in your usual hormonal cycle. See your doctor if the odour persists. ...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


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I am pregnant turning 7 weeks. i have a brown smelly discharge everyday although no itchiness or anything just brown smelly. what is the problem?

I am pregnant turning 7 weeks. i have a brown smelly discharge everyday although no itchiness or anything just brown smelly. what is the problem?

Vaginal infection.: It appears that you have a vaginal infection, most likely a bacterial infection call bacterial vaginitis (vaginosis). It can be treated with antibiotics, usually Metronidazole (Flagyl) if you are bothered by the discharge. The medication may be used in any trimester of pregnancy. see your doctor for an evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Im pregnant with a smelly discharge , every time i come out the shower from cleaning it, the smell comes back again after 10 to 2 im pregnant with a smelly discharge , every time i come out the shower from cleaning it, the smell comes back again after 10

Hello. : Hello. It can be normal to have increased vaginal secretions when pregnant. Especially leukorrhea which is a mixe of dead white blood cells, vaginal scretions and sloughed cells. However, this should not be malodorous. You may have a vaginal infection. Recommend that you be medically evaluated for this. ...Read more

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Good day,please i have this smelly discharge sometimes and bit pains down my abdomen, and i have been trying to be pregnant for sometime nw bt cldnt ?

Good day,please i have this smelly discharge sometimes and bit pains down my abdomen, and i have been trying to be pregnant for sometime nw bt cldnt ?

See your GYN: The first thing that comes to mind when knew has malodorous vaginal discharge and infertility is infection. Especially if you have concomitant back or lower abdominal pain. Pelvic inflammatory disease is common and can even be caused by normal flora that grows outside normal amounts, such as Garderella, aka bacterial vaginosis. Especially as you are attempting conception get checked and treated. ...Read more

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I haven't gotten my period for about 55 days and I have brown smelly discharge and itchiness. There's no way to be pregnant. So what could this be?

Vaginal discharge: You need to see a doctor and have them examine the discharge and you and arrive at a diagnosis and rx treatment. Cannot solve this without a full evaluation. ...Read more

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Having some pelvic pain or spasm for few days after period and some brownish/pinkish smelly discharge after taking norlevo 8 days ago. Am I pregnant?

Having some pelvic pain or spasm for few days after period and some brownish/pinkish smelly discharge after taking norlevo 8 days ago. Am I pregnant?

Maybe not, but...: One can do a pregnancy test later. A urine preg. test done correctly gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened), 3 weeks after an emergency contraception pill, or 1 week after missing a normal regular period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and therefore lead to a repeat test. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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Fluid coming out of an open area or wound. This can be infected ...Read more


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