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I have the Mirena IUD and have had it for about 2 1/2 years. I don't have a regular period just the occasional spotting. I just had a tubal in August and my doctor asked me if I wanted to keep it in since I wasn't having a regular period so I said sure why not, I mean who likes having their period? Well over the past few weeks I have noticed a strange smell its not really a fishy smell its just weird but it stinks. Its very embarrassing. Well I also have a discharge sometimes its white, brown or a pink color. Its never red. Here lately since the smell started I will sometimes have that pink discharge and the unusual smell and no matter how many times I take a shower or how much I wash myself really good it just won't go away. Tonight my partner said that I was bleeding and their was an odor and it was almost a turn off. He thinks something may be wrong with me since he never really noticed it until after I had my tubal.

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replied December 9th, 2011
Birth Control Answer A29264
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The symptoms of altered vaginal discharge, spotting, bleeding, foul smell of vaginal discharge could suggest chances of infection. You should consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for examination, vaginal swab/smear test to identify causative agent. Get started on treatment as indicated by examination findings and investigation results. If infective cause is detected, get your partner also treated simultaneously to prevent chances of re-infection. 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.
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