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I'm on my period and my menstrual blood it's brown, it smell

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Hi! I'm on my period and my menstrual blood it's brown, it smell strange and it's not normal. Also I have back pain, abdominal pain, I feel sick during the day, i took a pregnancy test but it’s negative and I would like to know what is wrong.
JA: Are you in any pain? How regular are your periods?
Customer: My period it’s normal, it’s regular, never early or too late. I feel like menstrual pain.
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: I feel hot all the time, like I have fever..
Submitted: 11 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 11 days ago.

Dear Customer: Greetings, this is Dr. Basu, experienced Medical Specialist and former attending physician of Harvard Medical School. I am board-certified with many years of experience. I did review your inquiry and I am hoping to give you at least some high-quality guidance here.

Please give me some time to review your concerns. Please be patient with me as I am on and off the computer so responses can be delayed at times, but I will be glad to help.

Expert:  Dr Basu replied 11 days ago.

Do you have any vaginal discomfort?

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
No
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
I feel normal
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 11 days ago.

What type of smell you will describe?

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Like I didn’t wash for 2 days.
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 11 days ago.

Any lower stomach pain?

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Ovarian area and back pain.
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 11 days ago.

Did you have sexual intercourse before symptoms started?

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Like 2 weeks ago I had sexual intercourse and the symptoms started like 1week ago.
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 11 days ago.

Thanks for clarification.

Since this started after sexual intercourse, there is possibility of STDs like gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomonas etc.

Hence, STD testing is recommended, and prescription antibiotic will be required if confirmed.

This can also be due to vaginal yeast infection.

Although, yeast infection is not sexually transmitted, you can still get it after sex due to change in vaginal pH.

You should go to a local clinic soon for further evaluation.

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Also I’m so tired all the time.
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 11 days ago.

Infection does cause tiredness

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Ok! Thank you very much!
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 11 days ago.

Get well soon