Tiffani - posted on 08/20/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )
I have a 10 yr old step-daughter and for the past 8-10 months I have been concerned with a discharge in her panties. Her panties are often discolored, brownish and have a foul odor. I have spoke to her Dad and to her bio-Mom. The bio-mom says it is fine, she just isn't wiping herself after using the restroom. I think it is more then that; when I take her clothes out of the laundry basket the odor is horrible and smells like a dirty adult woman. We (her Dad and I ) took her to the doctor along with a pair of worn panties, of course he didn't do any type of exam or even a urine sample because he didn't think she would be able to give a "clean" urine sample. He thought maybe she had a UTI and put her on antibiotics and it seemed to get better but the problem is not completely gone. I believe part of the problem is she doesn't always change her panties at her bio-moms home so that makes them extra dirty. I have spoke to my step-daughter about the importance of keeping herself clean, everyday and wiping well, changing her panties, etc. The problem is still present and my husband is tired of me saying anything (he thinks that since we took her to the doctor it should be fine and the bio-mom isn't concerned so I MUST just be picking on the child). Please help and give me some suggestions - is this normal for this age? She hasn't started her period and is just begining to get underarm hair, a few zits and I believe the very early stages of breast development.