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Why is the blood in my pad have a foul smell and why do I have a pain in tummy and under my rib cage ?

Hi, I m 36yrs old and currently have my period. It has been quite heavy for a week now and I ve noticed that the period on my pad has been smelling foul when I go to change it. I ve actually noticed that it s only the period on the pad that smells bad despite changing it very frequently. I ve also been having diarohea for the past few days and a bad pain in my tummy which comes and goes during the day. The pain only lasts seconds then disapears, then comes back every few hours. I ve also been having pains under my left rib cage for the past 7months and the pain is more apparent when I lie down in a certain position. When I press on it, it feels very tender almost like a bruise and it s painful. Could you please help me.
Asked On : Tue, 19 Jul 2011
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Nephrologist 's  Response
Thanks for the query.
I think u r suffering from gastro enteritis but it doesnt explain the foul smelling period.
For now u can take a combination antibiotic like ciprofloxacin and tinidazole daily for 5 days after food and along with that pantaprazole 40 mg before food once a day.
If the foul smelling period persists then meet a gynaec for further work up.
Have a healthy living
Answered: Tue, 19 Jul 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
Thanks for query,
1,it is likely that you might have some infection in your genital tract.
Keep local hygiene proper.
2,you are having gastroenterits causing diarrhea and pain,
Take anti diarrheal tablet like ofloxacillin and meftal spas.
Take plenty of water,buttermilk, curd.
3,The pain you got under the rib may be due to costochondritis.
Ok and bye.
Answered: Tue, 19 Jul 2011
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