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6 1/2 mos, discharge that is yellow and has a bad smell

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I am 6 and a half months pregnant and I have a discharge that is yellow and has a bad smell to it, and it runs out of my vagina like water most of the time and comes out on my panties and has a smell. what could it be? I had the Mirena placed in me 2 and a half years ago had it in for 9 months then got it removed cause it was very uncomfortable when i had sex and it gave me knots in my stomach. so I got it taken out. I have been treated for a mild case of pelvic inflammatory disease at the hospital they gave me pills to take and i finished them completely. Also i can stick my finger in my vagina and my cervix are really swollen and inflammed and sensitive i dont know why its like that?


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replied December 7th, 2012
Vaginal and Uterus Health Answer A40828
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
The symptoms that you describe suggest vaginal or cervical infection and should not be ignored as upward spread can cause harm to fetus/baby by causing infection of the membranes surrounding the baby (and if severe, the infection can result in miscarriage). Avoid unnecessary self examination (as you can introduce more infection). Visit your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for examination and vaginal swab/smear test (done on the discharge) to identify the causative agent. Get started on treatment as appropriate (based on examination and investigations results) to help you control the symptoms. 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. Avoid vaginal douching, 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. If infective cause is detected, and if you are sexually active, it is important to get your partner also treated simultaneously to prevent chances of re-infection, and avoid having intercourse while being on treatment.
Take care.


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