Brown smelly spotting can be pretty disturbing – this kind of vaginal discharge could be a symptom of more than one causes. It is well known that brown vaginal spotting usually means appearance of old oxidized blood (remains of menstrual period or spotting from inflammation or vessels’ infection damage). In most cases brown smelly spotting is a symptom of vaginal infections which can damage internal tissues and trigger brown spotting as well as can also cause unpleasant smelling from vagina.
Brown smelly spotting – infections
Bacterial Vaginosis – anaerobic bacteria can invade vagina and disturb its natural balance. It kills lactobacilli that may result in itching, burning, brown spotting and unpleasant “fishy” odor. These bacteria can appear even in virgin girls.
Gonorrhea – sexually transmitted infection is responsible for inflammation in reproductive system. It could be a cause of brown smelly spotting at any time of menstrual cycle. Usually trigger brown-green-yellow smelly discharge and lower abdominal pain. In most cases appear after unprotected contacts.
Trichomoniasis – also sexually transmitted disease. It can cause brown-yellow-green spotting with strong smelling discharge. Women often suffer also from vaginal itching, sore and painful urination.
Brown smelly spotting – inflammations
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) could trigger brown smelling spotting due to damaged tissue and vessels as well as due to bacteria multiplication. If your spotting combined with pain in pelvis or lower abdomen, fever, painful urination and discharge with unpleasant odor, most probably you have PID.
Menstrual tampon users also could experience brown smelly spotting due to forgotten or “lost” tampon or because of keeping tampon long in vagina (more than 5-6 hours).
During inflammation stage of cervical cancer women also can have brown spotting with unpleasant smell due to vessels’ damage and cells’ necrosis.
Brown smelly spotting – combined causes
If woman have few problems in reproductive system, she could have both brown spotting and vaginal odor.
Main causes of brown smelly spotting include combinations of possible causes of brown spotting and smelly odor.
Disclaimer: It is strongly recommended to consult your doctor for professional advice. Above mentioned information and recommendations are just general and should be adapted to each person according to personal health indicators and status.