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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I had surgery 4 weeks ago as it was thought I had endometriosis and ovarian cysts. All was clear but I did have a polyp removed. I have been bleeding ever since,though its just been very light and more pinkish. But now it has started to smell really bad,not like blood at all,more offensive. Is this common?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How ca i help you ?
User :   hi
User :   : I had surgery 4 weeks ago as it was thought I had endometriosis and ovarian cysts. All was clear but I did have a polyp removed. I have been bleeding ever since,though its just been very light and more pinkish. But now it has started to smell really bad,not like blood at all,more offensive. Is this common?
Doctor :   Ok, i have seen your query.
User :   is it commom?
Doctor :   May I ask you a few more questions pertaining to your problem to answer you better ?
User :   yes ok
Doctor :   May I know your age please and was there any complete or partial hysterectomy done at all ?
User :   I am 36 and no there was no partial or complete hyst
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Have you been on any medication after the Polypectomy ?
User :   no
Doctor :   Was it a curettage or a proper surgery ?
User :   proper surgery
Doctor :   OK.
Doctor :   Though bleeding has been usually reported, unusually foul smell ha not been accounted for in most of the cases, there must be a stapph or strepto or e.coli infection and you have rightly recognised at a very early stage, which may actually cause complications which may lead to inferility and PID.
Doctor :   I advise you to ask your gynec to put you on medication, a broad spectrum antibiotic for this problem, so that the infection is prevented.
Doctor :   Do you have any change in your usual quantity and color of your discharge ?
User :   its all a pinky/red colour
Doctor :   Ok, Then it is not to be worried about much.
Doctor :   But as it is 4 weeks, it has to heal by now.
User :   it will be 4 weeks tomorrow
Doctor :   I feel you need to follow up with the doctor who has done the surgery for you and ask him/her to put you on medication immediately.
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   ok
User :   i will call my GP today
Doctor :   Ok, That is better, please do understand as i cannot prescribe medication without seeing you according to medical ethics and go ahead, and get well soon.
User :   thank you
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me, Take care.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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