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Smell and spotting during bleeding

I had a D&C two weeks ago, still spotting but the smell is of old blood even though the light spotting I have is a darkish red. No fevers or any pain as I went back to the hospital I had the D&C done and both doctors there didn t agree that I had an infection . What could this smell be then? I can smell it even while wearing a pad.
Asked On : Thu, 3 May 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response

Welcome to Health Care Magic.

Spotting after D&C is common. As you have not been experiencing any pain or fever it is unlikely to be due to infection.

You have mentioned why D&C has been done . Whether for abortion or other medical reasons like menstrual irregularities

Coming to the smell you have been complaining of it is due to dead endometrial cells( If D&C was done due to treat menstrual irregularities) or products of conception ( If D&C was done as a part of abortion)as a result of D&C and due to the action of vaginal acidic secretions on blood. It is a common problem after D&C.

Just stop thinking of of it and you would be back to normal very soon.

Wish you a speedy recovery.

Take care
Answered: Thu, 3 May 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Veera Raghava Rao Buddha.'s  Response
Hi welcome to HCMForum. you must be having infection. or a pre infection state.
some times with out infection also after d
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