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What Is The Cause Of Smelly Discharge
What's the cause of smelly vaginal discharge after sex. Had a vaginal swab done and tests came out negative for everything. Negative for STDs too?
Bacterial vaginosis?: The most common cause of discharge with foul vaginal odor (or odor alone) is bacterial vaginosis, an overgrowth of mostly normal bacteria. As you have noticed, odor often is most noticible after sex. Trichomonas, an STD, can cause the same symptoms. Treatment with metronidazole (Flagyl®) usually is effective. 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 are the causes of smelly vaginal discharge. How would it treated? Its itchy...Sometimes there is a green or white discharge
Doctor can evaluate: A primary care doctor can evaluate to see if there is an overgrowth of unfriendly bacteria or too much yeast. An odor is often due to those causes, and may be associated with things that alter the ph (acidity) and change the natural environment inside the vagina (such as having sex and getting semen in there). ...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
Get tested: There are several causes of bad smelling vaginal discharge and testing is needed to determine the cause and treatment. The most likely is bacterial vaginosis. Bacterial vaginosis is an overgrowth of normal vaginal bacteria. It causes a watery discharge with a fishy odor. It is not sexually transmitted and your partner does not require treatment. It is treated with antibiotics. ...Read more
Possibly: Fibroids within the uterus, called submucous fibroids, can lead to an abnormal discharge and if the 'degenerate' or start to die off, they could possibly cause a smelly discharge. More likely, though, this represents a vaginal infection called bv. ...Read more
Old blood: Brown discharge is old blood, and nothing to be worried or concerned about. Sometimes the smell is there simply because the blood is old, sometimes smell can signify an infection. Give it a few more days and see if it goes away. If it goes away, then just related to uterus cleaning itself out. If smell continues, then could be an infection and see a doctor for diagnosis. ...Read more
Can cervical HPV cause symptoms? (Previously had abnormal cells, cleared & sorted) but everynow & again get smelly discharge? Normal?
Hello I've been having brown smelly discharge after sex should I go see a doctor what could be the cause?
Good idea: In order to diagnose this correctly a clinical history and exam and exam of the discharge would be helpful. Go and be seen. Best wishes. ...Read more
Noticed itching and foul smelly discharge after my menses which seemed irregular what could be the cause?
I had the novasure done 2 weeks ago and now I have a watery smelly discharge. What is this? Is this a cause for concern? Can I have sex while this is ongoing?
Infection / abcess: Enough said. Should be cleaned out and kept clean and dry. Possible antibiotics if more than superficially infected. ...Read more
A week or so before my menstral cycle I have a burning, smelly discharge what could cause this? It is brownish in color and burns on the outside of the vagina not the inside. My cycles are sometimes irregular in the past I had an in office procedure to ha
It: It might be from hormonal changes, but because of your abnormal pap smears please be rested and be sure this is not a problem. Please write down your syptoms for your doctor and be sure they know about the prior abnormal pap. ...Read more
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
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
Discharge: Std's can cause smelly discharge, specially trichomona, you may not have any symptoms and still have an std, so both you and your girlfriend should go and see a doctor. ...Read more