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Help! Has anyone else had foul smelling vaginal discharge following UFE? At my wits end with my GP and not sure what to do next.
Had my UFE 2 weeks ago, recovery was tough the first week but much improved by the end of the second week. Then came the smelly discharge. I'd had discharge for weeks prior to the procedure and was told this was nothing to worry about. I knew discharge would continue for several weeks after the procedure, however, i wasn't prepared for the smell.
Most women who've undergone UFE experience discharge (fibroids breaking down apparently, lasts for months) no one mentions offensive smelling discharge. I can't be the only one. It's really bad - I smell like rotting meat!
I know offensive discharge is one of symptoms of infection, but I don't have any other symptoms - no fever, high temperature etc. (although did feel feverish, with mild temperature for 2 days) Saw my GP earlier in the week, and she dismissed the idea of infection (swab test was negative for BV etc). I requested a 2nd test as this smell can't be normal - I get those results next week.
My worry is GP is testing/looking for the wrong type of infection. She hasn't ordered a blood test which is apparently more accurate in determining uterine infection?
I have multiple fibroids and my MRI showed one had undergone cystic degeneration - is it possible the UFE has escalated degeneration and the consequence is mild infection?
Has anyone else experienced this?
I can't get GP to take me seriously - she won't even prescribe antibiotics as a precaution. Can't get follow up appointment with my gynea due to some admin error (means my case file is between consultants - don't ask), so will have to wait until the new year until that's sorted.
The smell is getting me down. I can't go back to work, dreading christmas, just feeling pretty rotten.
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