Why Does My Discharge Smell After Cryosurgery?


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Cryosurgery is the application of extreme cold to destroy abnormal or diseased tissue, such as warts, moles, skin tags etc. It can also be used to treat cervical disorders, which is perhaps what is causing your problem. There are a number of reasons as to what could cause smelly discharge.

· One of the reasons could be an infection. If you are feeling itchy in the vaginal area, it is most likely that you have an infection and therefore is recommended that you consult your doctor about this.
· It could be Bacterial Vaginosis. It's not considered to be a sexually transmitted disease, it occurs when there is a change in normal bacterial flora including the reduction of lactobacillus, which allows more resistant bacteria to gain a foothold and multiply. This may be due to the use of antibiotics or pH imbalance. The microorganisms involved in Bacterial Vaginosis are Gardnerella vaginalis, Mobiluncus, Bacteroides and Mycoplasma.
· To diagnose this, a swab from inside the vagina should be obtained. This swab is tested for a smelly odor on wet mount, known as the 'whiff test', a loss in acidity and the presence of blue cells on wet mount.
· There are ways to treat Bacterial Vaginosis. Metronidazole or clindamycin either orally or vaginally are effective treatment. However, there is a high rate of recurrence.

It is very likely that there are other reasons, which explain the occurrence of smelly discharge, but it's best to consult your doctor to get a full answer to your question.

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