Top 20 Doctor insights on: What does it mean if your discharge smells

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I have a white-ish discharge that smells like vinegar. What does this mean?

I have a white-ish discharge that smells like vinegar. What does this mean?

It means: You may have an infection, therefore I would go in and be examined. ...Read more

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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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

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

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Vagina discharge is brown and smells sweet. What does this mean?

Vagina discharge is brown and smells sweet. What does this mean?

Old blood: Brown discharge after a period is just old blood that has been sitting at the back of the vagina. Once blood degrades it turns brown and then black. The vaginal odor will need to be evaluated by examination. ...Read more

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What could it mean to have vaginal discharge that smells like urine?

What could it mean to have vaginal discharge that smells like urine?

Vaginal disch: You may have an infection. You should see your doctor about a pelvic exam and appropriate tests, to determine the cause. ...Read more

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I have brown vaginal discharge that smells like metal what does that mean?

I have brown vaginal discharge that smells like metal what does that mean?

Discharge: Unfortunately, neither the color, nor the smell of the discharge is diagnostic of any disorder. It needs to be tested to know what it may be. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your fart smells like my BV discharge?

What does it mean when your fart smells like my BV discharge?

Likely: This is likely a direct result of something you specifically ate that would make a characteristic smell. ...Read more

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My vaginal discharge smells like sperm what does it mean?

My vaginal discharge smells like sperm what does it mean?

See answer: Vaginal odor may vary throughout your menstrual cycle and may be especially noticeable right after having sex. Poor vaginal hygiene as well. Bacterial vaginosis (an overgrowth of normally occurring vaginal bacteria) is the most common vaginal infection that causes a vaginal odor. Trichomoniasis (STD) also can cause a vaginal odor whereas chlamydia, gonorrhea, and yeast infections generally do not. ...Read more

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What does disgusting discharge from the vagina? That smells like rotten egg means?

What does disgusting discharge from the vagina? That smells like rotten egg means?

Possible infection: If there is a discharge, a sample of that discharge needs to be obtained for testing
by your provider, and then therapy directed to the specific organism. ...Read more

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What does it mean when ever I finish my period I always get this white discharged and it smells?

What does it mean when ever I finish my period I always get this white discharged and it smells?

Vaginal thrush: Based on your limited description of an otherwise asymptomatic white, malodorous vaginal discharge recurring after menses, you most likely have vaginal yeast infection which can occur which the menstrual hormonal changes. You can treat this with over-the-counter and prescription medications as well as good hygiene. ...Read more

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What could it mean if I'm having sharp pain with white cloudy milky discharge it smells like baby formula?

What could it mean if I'm having sharp pain with white cloudy milky discharge it smells like baby formula?

More info!: Discharge from where? Nose, breast, vagina? Any painful discharge needs to be evaluated though. See a doc today. Painful vaginal discharges can mean a serious infection and in prompt treatment is essential to prevent permanent damage. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have brown discharge a day after my period and it smells bad?

What does it mean if I have brown discharge a day after my period and it smells bad?

Usually Normal: This is usually just a mixture of old blood from your period mixed with normal vaginal mucous, nothing to be alarmed about. If it continues more than a week then see your doctor to rule out bacterial vaginosis. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your vaginal discharge is very thin, almost watery, with white specs? Oder smells like cheese. (Or somewhat cheesy.)

What does it mean when your vaginal discharge is very thin, almost watery, with white specs? Oder smells like cheese. (Or somewhat cheesy.)

Get tested: 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

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What does it mean if your discharge smell like cheese?

Normally a discharge: Doesn't smell like cheese. For a change in odor, texture, amt, color of d/c - get gyn eval. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have light green discharge, but with no smell?

What does it mean when you have light green discharge, but with no smell?

Green discharge: 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

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I took Mobistat 1 on Monday it is now Saturday. I have a lot. I mean a lot of white clumpy discharge. No smell. Just a lot.

Vaginal discharge: Possibly a pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). It is an infection of the female reproductive organs. It usually occurs when sexually transmitted bacteria spread from vagina to uterus, fallopian tubes or ovaries. Often times women either experience no signs or symptoms or don't seek treatment. Consultation with your doctor for evaluation and treatment is warranted. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you get a varginal discharge with an awful smell?

What does it mean when you get a varginal discharge with an awful smell?

It means that you: Most likely have an infection. Please either see your gynecologist or an std clinic for eval. Take care. ...Read more

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So it means I have unsuccessful abortion? .Why im having brown discharged but no foul smell? ...

So it means I have unsuccessful abortion? .Why im having brown discharged but no foul smell? ...

Unclear: If you feel you had an abortion that was unsuccessful or not done correctly then prompt follow-up from your physician is warranted. Brown discharge is usually old blood ...Read more

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If my discharge is clear and watery but has no smell what does that mean and its bad to were I can feel it?

Ceevical/vaginal: Mucous: if thin, clear and watery s usually indicative of mid-cycle secretions and suggests ovulation and fertility time. If this discharge is related to unprotected intercourse: get screen and checked for STDs. ...Read more