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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?

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 (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 are the causes of smelly vaginal discharge. How would it treated? Its itchy...Sometimes there is a green or white discharge

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

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What are the causes of thrush and smelly discharge?

What are the causes of thrush and smelly discharge?

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

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What can cause a clear, smelly vaginal discharge?

What can cause a clear, smelly vaginal discharge?

Trichomoniasis: This is one possibility and an std. Get checked out asap. ...Read more

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Does fibroids cause smelly discharge?

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

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Brown smelly discharge after surgical abortion is caused by what and the effects?

Brown smelly discharge after surgical abortion is caused by what and the effects?

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

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Can cervical HPV cause symptoms? (Previously had abnormal cells, cleared & sorted) but everynow & again get smelly discharge? Normal?

Can cervical HPV cause symptoms? (Previously had abnormal cells, cleared & sorted) but everynow & again get smelly discharge? Normal?

Foul discharge: The foul smelling discharge may be a BV that is not necessarily caused by HPV, but more likely another infectious cause. Get the D/C tested and treated for a possible BV. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hello I've been having brown smelly discharge after sex should I go see a doctor what could be the cause?

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

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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?

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?

Maybe: It is not unusual to have a discharge after novasure. However if it has an odor please see your gyn to rule out an infection. You may want to put off sex till you are checked. ...Read more

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What can cause a red bump inside the belly button with brownish smelly discharge?

What can cause a red bump inside the belly button with brownish smelly discharge?

Infection / abcess: Enough said. Should be cleaned out and kept clean and dry. Possible antibiotics if more than superficially infected. ...Read more

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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

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

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What is the smelly discharge on female?

What is the smelly discharge on female?

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

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Days of light brownish smelly discharge?

Days of light brownish smelly discharge?

Brown discharge can: Be old blood. 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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Smelly discharge what drug should I take?

Smelly discharge what drug should I take?

Needs eval.: 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 am having a white and smelly discharge, what does this mean?

I am having a white and smelly discharge, what does this mean?

An infection...: Based on what you describe it is commonly a vaginal yeast (Candida) infection or bacterial vaginosis. ...Read more

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I have a white thick pasty smelly discharge. What could this be?

I have a white thick pasty smelly discharge. What could this be?

Depends: Depends. Are you a male/female? Where is the discharge? How long has it been? Please be more specific. ...Read more

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I don't want to see male gyno with my smelly discharge. Can I ask for nurse practioner?

I don't want to see male gyno with my smelly discharge. Can I ask for nurse practioner?

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

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Smelly discharge before menstruatuon?

Smelly discharge: Could be vaginoses, see u pcp for evaluation. ...Read more

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White, cloudy, smelly discharge from vaginal area?

White, cloudy, smelly discharge from vaginal area?

Need a visit: While this likely represents either a yeast and/or bacterial infection, the possibility of an std (if you are sexually active) cannot be ruled out. You should see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have a smelly discharge post abortion, what to do?

I have a smelly discharge post abortion, what to do?

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

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Smelly discharge with mucus and bloodstains everyday?

Smelly discharge with mucus and bloodstains everyday?

Vaginal Discharge?: A malodorous vaginal discharge warrants medical evaluation. An infection is likely which might be sexually transmitted if you are sexually active. ...Read more

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What exactly does brown, smelly discharge after sex mean?

What exactly does brown, smelly discharge after sex mean?

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

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Is it normal to have brown and smelly discharge after abortion?

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

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Why am I having smelly discharge, I had an hysterectomy 8 yrs ago?

Why am I having smelly discharge, I had an hysterectomy 8 yrs ago?

Likely unrelated.: There are many potential causes for a vaginal discharge with odor whether you have a uterus or not. Check with your doctor to determine the cause of this discharge. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Smelly discharge on panties what could it be my panties always moist?

Smelly discharge on panties what could it be my panties always moist?

Vaginitis: It sounds like you have an infection. Please see your doctor or go to an urgent care for a pelvic exam to get a diagnosis and treatment. If you have any pelvic pain or fever go to Emergency Department right away. ...Read more

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My girlfriend has smelly discharge but I have no symptoms what could this be?

My girlfriend has smelly discharge but I have no symptoms what could this be?

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