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stickz Sun 08-Dec-19 21:56:54

Hiya, have name changed as embarrassed (I shouldn't be) about this!

For the past week I have been experiencing a foul fishy odour from down below (sorry, very TMI). It smells very strong and sort of acidic in a way as well, leaving a discharge behind which is pinkish. I've also been having a bit of pink blood when I wipe which I can't tell whether it's from my wee or vagina.

I am in a long term relationship and haven't had sex with anyone else and my DP of 5 years hasn't either. I do have the mirena coil so wondering if maybe that can collect bacteria and cause an infection but I'm unsure if that's even possible! Because of my coil, I don't get periods.

Just wanted to post and see if anyone else has experienced this..I have the doctors tomorrow but I'm so embarrassed to say all this, even though I know I have no need to be

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Coughfromhell Sun 08-Dec-19 22:02:20

Bacterial vaginosis? That gave me a fishy smell

plonkie Sun 08-Dec-19 22:05:21

I second bacterial vaginosis. Happened to me too! It was worse after sex.

stickz Sun 08-Dec-19 22:10:20

Thank you, can I ask what the process was at the doctors? Did they have to check for anything at all? And I assume there was antibiotics to take

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mummymayhem18 Sun 08-Dec-19 22:13:39

Sounds like it could be BV as other posters said. I've had this recently and not sure if it's gone or not yet. Basically they usually take a swab,if it comes back as BV then they will prescribe antibiotics or there is a pessary type course of medication as well so depends on which you prefer to take.

gamerchick Sun 08-Dec-19 22:16:49

Its probably BV. There is a test and treatment at the supermarket if you don't want the palava of swabs.

Wear a pad if you use the gels though.

TheoriginalLEM Sun 08-Dec-19 22:17:23

I think canestin sell a testing kit for BV if you don't want to go to the gp.

I do think you need to go to the gp though they may want to test for pelvic inflammatory disease which is a swab of your cervix I think.

I have a mirena coil and was experiencing spotting when i had completely stopped menstruating- it had slipped and was too low in my.uterus and they had to replace it as whilst the symptoms were not especially problematic they could not garuntee it's efficacy!

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