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AliAliOkay
Rancid discharge - tips?

Hi

Has anyone found a way to minimise the impact of foul smelling, watery, constant discharge?

This was the new symptom (started 8wks ago) that made me push for more urgent investigations, when my pelvic pain and abnormal bleeding was referred to the non urgent gynaecology clinic, with a three month wait for an appointment, that was cancelled THE DAY BEFORE due to coronavirus!

Anyway, its awful. Its worse than the cancer diagnosis itself. I stink. Honestly, my partner has to open a window when he walks into the room I'm in.

I wear a sanitary pad which I change every time I go to the toilet but the discharge is so watery it gushes out. If I'm sitting down, it runs down through my bum crack, soaking the seat of my underwear and through to my trousers. 

I'll have a shower and will feel nice and fresh but, before I step out of the, shower, it's running down my leg and, honestly, it's the worst smell. 

It's not an infection - my swabs came back clear - it's just the tumour leaking fluid and blood because it's a moron who grows rapidly (oh, well done) but can't even make proper blood vessels to sustain itself. Stupid f*kin cancer. 

Anyway, any tips? I hate smelling so bad! 

 

Thank you xxxxx

17/4/20 GP referral following examination 

24/4/20 Colposcopy, biopsies

28/4/20 MRI

1/5/20 Told Grade 3 Squamous Cell tumour, stage 2b. Will have chemo and radiotherapy.

7/5/20 PET scan

14/5/20 Consultant appointment. PET scan showed lymph node involvement. Restaged 3c. Tumour is 5.2cm.

21/5/20 Radiotherapy planning appointment

8/6/20 Start chemorads

Jazza
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Hi

You might find a pad designed for incontinence works better for watery discharge than a pad designed for periods.  I don't know if it will help with the smell but incontinence pads are designed to absorb wetness very efficiently - maybe they will 'lock away' the smell.  I have stress incontinence, since my hysterectomy, and my pads (Tena lights - I'm in the UK) feel comfortable and dry all day - now I sound like an advert!

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  • Feb 04:  (age 47y) Smear test normal
  • Stopped going for smears!
  • Summer 16: persistent watery yellow vaginal discharge
  • Dec 16: post menopausal vaginal bleed
  • Jan 17: Hysteroscopy under GA for ?fibroids - abnormal cervix observed -multiple biopsies taken, 1B1  squamous  cell cc diagnosed - confirmed by MRI/PET scans
  • Feb 17: pelvic lymphadenectomy - nodes negative, Da Vinci radical hysterectomy- close anterior margin/LVSI/PNI, restaged to 2A
  • Apr/May 17: 6x chemo, 25x external radio, 2x brachy
  • May 20:  NED.  Various side effects notably hypotonic bladder since hysterectomy - ongoing ISC, unilateral lymphoedema lower abdo/groin/leg/ankle/foot
Jazza
Jazza's picture

Hi

You might find a pad designed for incontinence works better for watery discharge than a pad designed for periods.  I don't know if it will help with the smell but incontinence pads are designed to absorb wetness very efficiently - maybe they will 'lock away' the smell.  I have stress incontinence, since my hysterectomy, and my pads (Tena lights - I'm in the UK) feel comfortable and dry all day - now I sound like an advert!

x

  • Feb 04:  (age 47y) Smear test normal
  • Stopped going for smears!
  • Summer 16: persistent watery yellow vaginal discharge
  • Dec 16: post menopausal vaginal bleed
  • Jan 17: Hysteroscopy under GA for ?fibroids - abnormal cervix observed -multiple biopsies taken, 1B1  squamous  cell cc diagnosed - confirmed by MRI/PET scans
  • Feb 17: pelvic lymphadenectomy - nodes negative, Da Vinci radical hysterectomy- close anterior margin/LVSI/PNI, restaged to 2A
  • Apr/May 17: 6x chemo, 25x external radio, 2x brachy
  • May 20:  NED.  Various side effects notably hypotonic bladder since hysterectomy - ongoing ISC, unilateral lymphoedema lower abdo/groin/leg/ankle/foot
AliAliOkay

That's a great idea, thank you. I guess there's always those full Tena "pants" if that doesn't work (and I'm only half joking!). 

17/4/20 GP referral following examination 

24/4/20 Colposcopy, biopsies

28/4/20 MRI

1/5/20 Told Grade 3 Squamous Cell tumour, stage 2b. Will have chemo and radiotherapy.

7/5/20 PET scan

14/5/20 Consultant appointment. PET scan showed lymph node involvement. Restaged 3c. Tumour is 5.2cm.

21/5/20 Radiotherapy planning appointment

8/6/20 Start chemorads

AliAliOkay

That's a great idea, thank you. I guess there's always those full Tena "pants" if that doesn't work (and I'm only half joking!). 

17/4/20 GP referral following examination 

24/4/20 Colposcopy, biopsies

28/4/20 MRI

1/5/20 Told Grade 3 Squamous Cell tumour, stage 2b. Will have chemo and radiotherapy.

7/5/20 PET scan

14/5/20 Consultant appointment. PET scan showed lymph node involvement. Restaged 3c. Tumour is 5.2cm.

21/5/20 Radiotherapy planning appointment

8/6/20 Start chemorads

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