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Gynecology

Postpartum discharge with a foul odor

06/20/2007

Question:

hi, i delivered my son 6/6/07 and i`m only 2 weeks postpartum but i noticed my vaginal bleeding and discharge has a funny odor and it is really bugging me but my bleeding is slow and sanitary pads can last me 3-4hrs unless changed when useing the bathroom and i`m not experiancing fever or chills.the odor is almost simular to something sour or spoiled.should i be concerned or is a odor normal after a regular vaginal birth without complications(no tearing,episiotomy or stitches)help please?

Answer:

This question does not fall within the scope of my topic area. I have forwarded your question to a NetWellness Expert who I hope will be able to provide you with an answer. In a few days, please look for an answer to your question in the NetWellness Expert topic area called Pregnancy.

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Response by:

Thomas  A deHoop, MD Thomas A deHoop, MD
Formerly Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
Director, Medical Student Education
No longer associated