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Old 12-15-2013, 08:51 AM
 
Location: New Albany, IN
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I don't know if there is anything I can do about this foul smell. I had an operation on my cervix last week. It was not extensive, and I was out-patient. Anyway I have a gooey discharge that can last up to "several weeks" after this operation. I'm wearing a sanitary pad to collect this. At first it looked more like blood, but now it looks like a mixture of blood and off-white muck. I have a sickening odor following me and it lingers everywhere I sit and sleep. It is worse than my period or any other bodily smell I've had. Since the operation I have showered and changed my clothes every day. I change my pad about every four hours. I have not left the house since the operation but I know I will have to soon, and I have to go back to work in a few more days. If anyone knows how I can get rid of this bad smell or at least not have it linger, please let me know.
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Old 12-15-2013, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Northern Minnesota
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You really should contact your doctor. It sounds like you might have an infection. You also should have been sent home with instructions that state to contact your doctor if you have abnormal odor, bleeding, etc. I hope this helps.
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Old 12-15-2013, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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Yes, see your doctor.

What procedure did you have?
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Old 12-15-2013, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...
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Foul odors are an indication something is wrong, like an infection. A visit to the doctor should be done ASAP.
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Old 12-15-2013, 04:42 PM
 
Location: New Albany, IN
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Ufff... The recovery instructions and the doctor tell me that to have a discharge from my vagina is normal for a couple weeks, that it should taper off. I don't know if the smell is worse than what it should be, but I didn't expect it to be quite as bad as it is. Maybe I am overreacting. I had a LEEP which I think stands for "loop electrosurgical extraction procedure." Tomorrow I have to go back to the doctor's office for another matter, so maybe someone could answer my question there. An infection seems possible; a large area of my cervix was infected which is why I had the LEEP. My doctor said it could be worse than it looks so we are waiting on test results to determine that.
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Old 12-16-2013, 01:37 PM
 
Location: New Albany, IN
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Update: Talked to a nurse. She said it's normal for the discharge to smell bad. I should be concerned about infection if I have green or yellow muck coming out. So far no.
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Old 12-18-2013, 03:38 AM
 
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You should contatc your doctor. An odor indicates an infection, not part of a normal recovery.
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