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Dr. Norm S., Board Certified OB/GYN
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I had a baby just over 2 weeks ago and needed stitches for

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I had a baby just over 2 weeks ago and needed stitches for a second degree tear. They're no longer sore but have experienced foul smelling lochia over the past week. Is this normal?
I have no other symptoms
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. Norm S. replied 1 year ago.
It's not normal to have foul smelling lochia 2 plus weeks after having a baby.It may just be due to a change in vaginal bacteria, as some bacteria tend to produce a foul odor. But there may also be necrotic (dead) tissue inside the vagina causing the foul odor. Another possible cause of a foul odor is when a sponge or something similar was left inside.I would recommend seeing your doctor for an exam. Perhaps something inside needs to be removed to eliminate the odor. Best wishes.
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Expert:  Dr. Norm S. replied 1 year ago.
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