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Why does my period smell so bad

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Find out why: Most women have a mild menstrual odor. If you have strong, foul smelling odor it is best to have it evaluated. If you have a change in color, texture,... Read More
Dr. Danielle Reznicsek
Emergency Medicine 26 years experience
Menstrual odor: A foul odor from your menstrual blood may indicate a foreign body in the vagina. Check to make sure you have not forgotten to remove a previous tampon... Read More

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
IT MAY BE NORMAL BUT: There is normally smell of blood when menstruating and that is normal and for some it may be very unpleasant smell.But if the odor has changed lately ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 40 years experience
? infection: might have a vaginal infection, see your gyn
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Doctor can evaluate: A primary care doctor can evaluate to see if there is an overgrowth of unfriendly bacteria or too much yeast. An odor is often due to those abnormal c... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 11 years experience
Bloody smell: Often times some people have difficulty with the smell of old blood in general, which really can be normal, kind of like how passing gas is a bad smel... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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GYN: You should see your gYN and get checked for infection. Some women do have a certain vaginal odor around the time of their menstrual cycle; however, mo... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Vaginal odor: Usual pre-menstrual odors are secondary to infection. Bacterial infections can produce unpleasant odors. Yeast infections are not dangerous, and are c... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
It is time for : A medical evaluation. If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching burning with urinat... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Nino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Odor: There are a few different possibilities that you could have such an odor. There are certain infections that cause odor. Old blood tends to get some od... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Likely infection: Most of these problems are related to local vaginitis cages in ph can cause over colonization and possible in fection

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