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Overian cancer, chemotherapy, smelling discharge from vagina. What it could be?

My mom has ovarian cancer surgery, the doctor wants 3 chemotherapy sessions before surgery. Her first Chemo was 2 weeks ago. She has just started having a horrible smelling discharge from her vagina ...everytime she stands up it leaks out. It is greenish in color and the smell is like nothing I have smelled before. Is this the chemo killing the cancer or is this NOT normal?
Asked On : Fri, 8 Mar 2013
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Dear Janna,
It is abnormal. chemotherapy should not cause vaginal leaking. Either it is ascitic leaking or it is vaginal leukorrhoea. you should get it confirmed from the treating doctor.
Preop. chemotherapy is given to reduce the tumor burden to make good surgery possible. Since 3 cycles of chemotherapy are already given your doctor might advise now surgery throgh which the leak will also be repaired. ovarian Cancers have good prognosis after treatment.
Dr. Ticku jawahar.
Answered: Sun, 10 Mar 2013
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