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Is heavy foul smelling discharge that lasts up to two weeks

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Is heavy brown foul smelling discharge that lasts up to two weeks a sign of miscarriage and an infection ?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: OB GYN
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Since this happened I have noticed having brown discharge before my period. And with every period the quantity of the brown discharge has significantly decreased
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
but with the period it's not foul smelling
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
have recently noticed in my last period from this month. The bleeding was very light and a little amount of brown discharge appeared at the start and the end of my period
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I'm not sure what all this indicates in terms of my health
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 2 years ago.

This is a normal finding. Brown discharge or light bleeding before and after a period is normal. If it is heavy or smells bad it can be a sign of infection. Rarely there is a retained tampon that needs remooval.