I was recently diagnosed with a kidney infection. I was treated with antibiotics and fluids (I was also seriously dehydrated) through an IV and given a prescription for antibiotics also. I am still on the pills for another week. Since I have been feeling a lot better, I had intercourse last night with my long term boyfriend and about 5 minutes into it, we noticed an extremely foul odor. It was the worst smell I have ever had and it was coming from me! My vagina was very wet and as soon as we stopped and separated we could smell it even worse. It ruined the moment and we had to go clean up. When I wiped I noticed that the toilet paper I used had a brown discharge on it from me.. perhaps old blood? I have been off of my period for about 10 days though, that seems like a long time to be old blood.
Is the kidney infection the cause of the brown discharge and terrible smell? Or the medicine I am taking? Or should I be worried and go see my gynecologist?
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Brown discharge that you describe could suggest chances of infection, hormonal changes, endometritis, PCOS etc. Brown discharge is also associated with pregnancy. If pregnancy is suspected you should consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately).
If pregnancy gets ruled out, consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for a vaginal swab/smear test done to confirm/rule out infective causes. Get started on treatment as indicated by examination findings and investigation results. Avoid vaginal douching, use of harsh soap or perfumes in the area. Use loose cotton undergarments and avoid use of tight fitting clothes. 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, and avoid having intercourse while being on treatment to prevent chances of re-infection.
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