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Foul smelling vaginal discharge, irregular and scanty periods - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr XXXhere
User :   Hi, I am a 31 yr old mom of 5.
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query
Doctor :   Ok
User :   My periods have been light for months, I'm overweight, and I've been having smelly discharge for a month or two. I was due my period and two days ago I gushed alot of blood, but it only lasted a few minutes.
User :   Can a infection cause a blood gush?
Doctor :   Since how long are you having this?
Doctor :   Is the discharge white co loured?
User :   The blood gush just lasted a few minutes, then I spotted for a day, and it ended. First te to do it. It was a big mess, I almost went to ER but it stopped so fast.
User :   Discharge is brown/pink/yellow. Rotton smelling. I also have eczema on the outside.
Doctor :   Is the discharge continous or was on and off since months?
Doctor :   The foul smelling discharge indicated some pelvis infection.
User :   It's been on and off for months, but just turned smelly a month ago.
Doctor :   Infection can effect your periods, but cannot cause gush of blood.
Doctor :   It indicates some underlying pathology, which has to be evaluated by proper examination and some investigations.
Doctor :   You may also require a pelvis ultrasound
User :   Because of the light/irregular periods, is it possible that I built up too much lining and that's why I gushed? Is that possible?
Doctor :   I will recommend you to go and get yourself properly examined by a gynecologist so as to control the infection.
Doctor :   You may require some antibiotics also
Doctor :   No it cannot be that because of some lining you gushed up.
Doctor :   Its already long since infection is present and it can spread further.
Doctor :   Until then maintain proper hyeigne
User :   Can hormonal imbalance cause gushing of blood?
Doctor :   Keep your genitals clean and do not wear too tight undies.
Doctor :   It can be possible, are you on any contraceptives pills?
User :   No I'm not, and my husband had a vasectomy. So no pregnancy.
Doctor :   Ok, i was asking because sometimes these contraceptive pills lead to hormonal imbalance
Doctor :   Also avoid having unprotected intercourse
User :   I've been tested before and have been known to have too much estrogen and too little progesterone though.
Doctor :   Do you have any other problems like raised sugar, blood pressure or cholesterol?
Doctor :   Ok
User :   No. Not that I know of. I have Eczema and severe anxiety/panic attacks/depression.
Doctor :   Are you on medications for eczema/ anxiety?
User :   No
Doctor :   ok
User :   Do you know what could have caused the episode of gushing?
Doctor :   Clean your genitals with lukewarm water and any antibacterial soap daily
Doctor :   See any infection or hormonal imbalance could have prevented from having you normal periods.
Doctor :   And would have resulted in gushing
User :   I see. I need to get my infection treated but I'm terrified of doctors.
Doctor :   An infection of uterus lining called endometriosis also leads to such symptoms
User :   That's why I've been putting it off. I hate my anxiety.
Doctor :   Also cervicitis, vulvovagintis, thyroid disorder many possibilities are there
Doctor :   You need to be relaxed and get yourself examined as this infection can cause many other problems
Doctor :   You can also explain to your treating doc about your anxiety
User :   Yeah I know, I certainly don't want it to get worse. Ever heard of tea tree oil supposetories to treat the infection?
Doctor :   For anxiety you can also try some meditation, yoga
Doctor :   I will not recommend suppositories as they can further spread infection, dont wear anything too tight
User :   Ok
Doctor :   You can mix teat tree oil in a cup of water and just wash your vagina with this water.
Doctor :   *tea tree
Doctor :   @ to 3 drops of oil
Doctor :   Also include yoghurt in your diet.
User :   I've done that. Tea tree oil is awesome, natural antibacterial/antifungal.
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   I think that is it.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me, bye for now
User :   Thanks
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