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Hi, i have been having this problem for approx 4-5 months, and when i first was concerned i went and saw the doctor, they tested me for any kind of infection, it came back negative. so i haven't been back but still very unhappy! i get discharge that smells really bad, not fishy, but its brown sometimes, but not all the time. i can smell it sometimes when i am working! my partner notices the smell and is worried. it hasnt gone away, i still get my period as normal. every now and then my discharge is slimey brownish and comes out in clumps. i have to wear a liner everyday otherwise i feel like everyone around me can smell it. please give me some advise. im 21 and have been on the pill for 4 years. My last period i got a day early, which never happens, my boobs didn't even get sore. whats happening

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replied December 19th, 2010
Womens Conditions Answer A17880
Hi, and thanks for your medical question on eHealth forum!

A brownish discharge from vagina with smell can be due to a foreign body (like a condom or tempon left behind) or due to cervical cancer or dysplasia, fibroids in uterus or due to fungal infection.

A foul smelling discharge from vagina can be due to bacterial vaginosis, candidia infection, or STDs like trichomoniasis etc. It can also be due to inflammation of the cervix or cervicitis. Foreign body in vagina like lodged condom, forgotten tampon can also be the cause.

You will need to consult a gynecologist to get the vaginal discharge tested. It is difficult to find the cause on net. Correct treatment will follow correct diagnosis. Take care!

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