I am more than likely severely dehydrated (I tend to drink 3 cups of liquid a day, if that), and recently went to the doctors for birth control. I found out that I have some form of an infection in my vaginal area (we aren't sure what it is or where it is; I wasn't able to pee enough for them to be able to specify it). Since last night, I've drank at least 10 glasses of water, and I've noticed this brownish discharge. It stains my panties like blood does, and it smells of metal(ish). It varies in darkness. I just got off my period..about a week ago, I think. What could possibly be wrong? Is it the infection clearing out, or old blood making its way out?
If it helps at all, I had sex back at the very end of last month. But, it couldn't be an STD, seeing as how we are both clean.
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The symptoms that you describe could suggest possibility of infection. Visit your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough examination, vaginal swab/smear test, urine analysis, to look for the underlying cause. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and investigation results) would be started to help you control the symptoms. Avoid vaginal douching, or use of harsh soap or perfumes in the area. Use loose cotton undergarments and avoid use of tight fitting clothes. Avoid sweat accumulation in the area. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle. If infective cause is detected, and if you are sexually active, get your partner also treated simultaneously to prevent chances of re-infection, and avoid having intercourse while being on treatment.
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