My vaginal discharge smells like poop. Are you sure you aren't just blaming thewrong orificeé I don't think I'm leaking poop. The brown on the underwear is a pretty suresign. However, if you have endometriosis that adheres to the bowel, you could have diarrheawhen you have your period and bad gas even if not superpooping. And I thought the stomach pains were bad enoughwhen you had endometriosis. So if you have endometriosis, you could havebad gas at best and extra pooping at worse
when having your period. This is a constant thing, but a new problem. Do you have a new babyé If you just had akid, all the muscles down there are so strained that you may lose the ability to hold it in. My kid is crawling around. If you really strained those muscles, youend up leaking pee and even poop when you strain to pick things up, cough, sneeze andso forth. I haven't leaked peeweeks. That'swhat keigel exercises are for.
That doesn't mean you didn't strain thebowels too, especially if you have rectal tears or hemorrhoids. I don't want to blame this on the kid. If you spent a day or twohard labor, itis possible there are now microscopic holes between the vagina and bowel, or vagina andurinary tract that let that stuff seep into the wrong area. So even if I can hold it in, it finds anotherway out. That's disgusting. It is also a health problem, since poop gettinginto the vagina is a guarantee you'll get
more infections. Or way greater odds of a UTI. It would take a checking things outto say if that's the cause. I also can't rule out you wiping back to front, introducingbacteria to that area, and thus just smelling bad from the bacterial infection. Which becomes yet another reason to talk tothe . And you want to do it before you find yourselfhaving to go to the for even worse problems.
What else could be causing thisé Bacterial infections can make it smell likepoop, though it usually comes with white or gray vaginal discharge. And a burning sensation. You also get a fish like odor, especiallyafter sex. However, if there's a yeast infection too, you'll get more colors and odors. It sounds weird to say you could have morethan one infection at once. Having bacterial vaginosis increases yourodds of developing a yeast infection, kind
of like how you can have two STDs at the sametime. I don't even want to know what it is liketo have two STDs at once.
My Vaginal Discharge Smells Like Chlorine
My vaginal discharge smells like chlorine. Are you sure you just aren't overbleachingyour launyé No, this problem remains whether I wear tidywhities or not. It can take on a chemical smell if you'veused a lot of condoms. That's called safe sex. It can take on a chlorinelike smell whenyou've used some types of lubricantsaddition to a condom. Then I don't need to be worried about thesmell if it can be traced to some intimate
activities. Some guys' semen smells like bleach or afaint sugary smell. Condom use pretty much precludes that cause. Now if it smells metallic, that is a signblood is mixed with the vaginal fluids. If I had my period, I'd notice the blood. Blood has more of a copper smell, but if there'san infection like something with lesions and a tinny smell, you could have an STD causingthe off smell. I know fresh blood when it isn't the righttime for it is a problem.
And your period is usually dark red or brownby the time it shows up. But it won't have a chemical smell, justmean I need to use real chlorine bleach to clean up. Your body has a natural pH of 7.4. That's a little alkaline. Yes, since it is higher than 7. Conversely,bleach has a very high pH. Yeah, around 12, but your vagina usually putsout an acidic discharge. The vagina's normal pH is between 3.8 and4.5. If you have vaginosis or some sexually
transmitted disease, the pH can go higherthan 4.5. Then the bleachy smell isn't because theoutput is becoming alkaline. No, but an STD can alter its pH and smell,and when your brain doesn't know what it is, it assigns the first chemical that isanything close. If my biochemistry has altered that much,I have a problem. It isn't an alkaline diet; any diet thatalters your biochemistry that much will kill you. However, an STD could alter the chemistrydown there enough to take on a chemical or acidic smell.
What if I said it smells like ammoniaé Then I would say it is vaginosis due to bacterialgrowth, though it could be due to excessive sweating or dehyation and concentrated urinetoo. And I could end up blaming a urinary leak. Or just sweating a lottight pants whileinking caffeine and energy inks instead of water. But at least that's somethingyou can fix by taking a long hot bath to relax.
Discharge During Pregnancy When to Worry Parents
When you're pregnant, having increased dischargeis very, very common. It's called leukorrhea of pregnancy, and it's caused by hormonalchanges that affect the uterus, the cervix, the vagina. And for the most part, it's nothingto worry about. If you are having symptoms of abnormal discharge, which can include itching,or burning, or discoloration, or odor, you should talk to your . And typically,we'll have you come into the office, we'll do an exam. You'll be checked for infections,which can include yeast vaginitis or bacterial vaginosis, both of which are not lifethreatening,both of which are easily treatable with prescription creams. A lot of the books will lead you tothink that losing your mucus plug means that
labor is gonna start any moment. Butreality,you can lose your mucus plug weeks before going into labor. I think it's important todifferentiating the third trimester discharge from having your water break. It's a commonquestion that we get. Patients aren't sure if their water's broken. And so, the firstquestion we ask them is to see if they can discern whether it's watery liquid, or it'smore sticky and mucousy liquid that's coming out. If it's more watery, then it could bethat the amniotic fluid bag has rupturedwhich case your definitely needsto know about that. Not every patient will know for sure what it is, and we get lotsof calls. And we encourage patients to come