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It's not my period?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 1, 2007
  • 04:29 AM

This morning I woke up and used the bathroom (as I typically do first thing in the morning) and I noticed blood after I wiped, so figuring I had my period, I put on a tampon and moved on with my day. When I went to change it, there was no blood on it whatsoever, and it smelled terrible. I've also been noticing a white, thick, flecked discharge on occasion. I haven't been sleeping well, and my back is sore more than normal.

Could this just be a UTI, or should I be worried that it might be more serious? I'm confused, and I can't see my doctor until monday. Any advice?

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  • If the tampon smelled bad, the problem is in your vagina, not the urinary tract.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies Flag this Response
  • You can have a tampon that smells bad if you use it when you don't have your period. It is because the fluids the lubricate your vagina build up in the tampon and when you take it out that is what you smell. You might have a UTI or a kidney infection. Make sure to see your doctor on Monday but if anything changes, becomes worse, or anything seems funny or different, go to the ER immediately.
    AmberLynnRN 6 Replies Flag this Response
  • The vagina does not normally smell bad. If a tampon picks up an odor after only 6-8 hours, something is wrong down there.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies Flag this Response
  • I did not say that the vagina smelled. Reread my post and you will see that the accumulation of fluid can cause the odor. For another example, blood doesn't smell at small amounts but if in large amounts and allowed to collect, it will have an odor.
    AmberLynnRN 6 Replies Flag this Response
  • Lower back pain, tiredness, and bloody urine means a kidney infection. You may also have a yeast infection that is causing the discharge and smell. Go to the ER! Kidney infections are nothing to play with.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
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