I smell bad. :( Or part of me does
February 28, 2010 4:00 PM Subscribe
Ladyparts question: Almost a week ago I had a LEEP done. I need some advice on dealing with a specific part of the aftermath.
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As anyone knows who has had this done, it causes a sort of gross long-term discharge situation - black stuff which is apparently the cauterizing agent. I'm told (by my doc) that I can expect another week at least of it, and not to worry. The problem is that the stuff stinks (apparently also to be expected - I am under a doctor's care and am not concerned about infection - it's a known side effect). Just one or two drops and within a few seconds this awful acrid, bloody odor comes wafting up which I'm sure would be noticeable to anyone standing close to me. My solution thus far is to change my pad after even a drop or two of discharge when I'm out and about in public, but this seems like an awful waste and is also pretty inconvenient to be hopping up to go to the bathroom all the time. My question: is there anything else I can do about this smell? Some great brand of odor-absorbing pantyliner I don't know about? Should I sprinkle baking soda in my underpants? Anything?