Causes Of Brownish Yellow Vaginal Discharge And Smells Very Pungent?

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I have a yellow to brown vaginal discharge and a very strong odor, besides that when having sex it hurts and bleeds, I also feel like something is coming out of my vagina like the uterus is dropping. Is it because I lack the hormone estrogen?

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Hi Aya,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

A decrease in the hormone estrogen can be experienced by women, for example before menopause. This condition is more commonly characterized by vaginal dryness, decreased sexual desire, irregular menstruation, and a body that feels hot and uncomfortable.

Pain and bleeding in the vagina that you feel especially during sexual intercourse can indeed indicate a decrease in the hormone estrogen. However, this complaint can also arise due to other reasons, for example:

Inadequate production of vaginal lubricant, for example due to lack of foreplay, forced sex, not during the fertile period, having sex when under stress or fatigue Side effects of using contraception, eg spiral contraception, injectable contraceptives Infections of reproductive organs, including due to sexually transmitted infections Irritation , for example due to scratching, wearing tight pants, using inappropriate vaginal care products Endometriosis (abnormal growth of endometrial tissue outside the uterus) Myoma (benign tumor of the uterine muscle) Cancer, such as cervical cancer, vulvar cancer, etc. Abnormal vaginal discharge that you experience It could also be due to any of the causes above. Meanwhile, a sensation like something dropping from your vagina may be caused by:

Uterine prolapse (womb that descends due to weakening of the pelvic wall) Massive myoma (a type of fibroid that hangs out of the vagina) Menstruation Hemorrhoids (hemorrhoids, swelling of the anal veins) Vaginal fistula (abnormal tube that connects the vagina to other organs, such as the bladder or rectum) Psychosomatic disorders, and so on. You need to directly consult a gynecologist regarding your complaints. That way, the doctor can perform a thorough physical examination, or also supporting tests, such as cervical mucus examination, urine test, ultrasound, IVA test, or pap smear according to the suspicion of the cause of your complaint.

In the meantime, you can take the following steps first:

Keep your genitals and anus clean, by always rinsing them with clean water after every bowel movement Avoid all forms of risky sex Use clean, not tight, sweat-absorbing underwear and pants Do not use vaginal care products that contain fragrances Do enough foreplay before inserting the penis into the vagina during sexual intercourse. Limit lifting heavy items first. Don't hold back the urge to urinate. Diligently do Kegel exercises. Do a healthy lifestyle. Hope it helps.

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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