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im pregnant and there i s a weird odor and discharge lately.

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i'm pregnant and there i s a weird odor and discharge lately. i am having cramping like a period though. what is it?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 4 years ago.
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Dr. Wilson :

Hello, and I am pleased to help, use of my answers are for educational purposes only.

Dr. Wilson :

does it smell fishy?

Dr. Wilson :

How weeks are your pregnant?

Customer :

its a rancid smell, im about 11 or 12 weeks

Dr. Wilson :

This is most likely BV - Bacterial Vaginosis

Customer :

what the heck is that?

Dr. Wilson :

You can treat this with an antibiotic such as Flagyl or Cleocin

Dr. Wilson :

BV is an overgrowth of your normal vaginal bacteria

Customer :

i douche and bathe in baking soda and vinegar from time to time but i have never had this before

Dr. Wilson :

And, occurs due to pH changes in your vagina (change the acid-base balance) - and this could occur due to sex, pregnancy, or many other reasons.

Dr. Wilson :

YOu do NOT need to be concerned.

Dr. Wilson :

Douche etc will not help

Customer :

not even with my first pregnancy

Dr. Wilson :

But, since you are pregnant, it does need to be treated, as BV is associated with preterm labor - so see your ob/gyn and get this treated.

Customer :

im not having sex

Dr. Wilson :

But you are pregnatn

Dr. Wilson :

pregnant

Customer :

what do you mean pre-term labor. could i possbly miscarry?

Customer :

could i possibly miscarry due to this bv?

Dr. Wilson :

Yes, you can possibly miscarry - preterm labor means contractions and possibly delivering your baby early

Dr. Wilson :

So, you do NEED to get this treated.

Dr. Wilson :

I hope this helps, if you have additional questions, please ask and Please click on ACCEPT, thank you as this would be appreciated.

Customer :

the cramps are wearing off but thet have been occuring for days. could i be too late?

Dr. Wilson :

No, you are not too late, some doctors do not treat bv until you are at least 14 weeks, so you are fine - but I would recommend making an appointment for this week or next week to be seen.

Dr. Wilson :

I hope this helps, if you have additional questions, please ask and Please click on ACCEPT, thank you as this would be appreciated.

Customer :

ok. thanks. you have been a huge help. take care

Dr. Wilson :

PLease click on ACCEPT as this would be appreciated, thank you

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