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Why does menstrual fluid stink so much? Is there a way to reduce the stink?

Why does menstrual fluid stink so much? Is there a way to reduce the stink?

Blood: Menstrual flow is actually deteriorating 1) fertilized eggs. 2)endometrial lining. 3) cervical mucous. 4) corpus luteum. This bloody discharge is high in iron in various stages of breaking down. Frequent washing with clean warm soapy water is the safest way of eliminating odors. ...Read more

Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more


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Im 41 and im facing black spots in my menstrual fluid. What does that indicate?

Clots ?: I would need some more information about texture and size.however menstrual blood with small clot which are passing slowly down the vaginal canal will appear darker by the time it exits the canal. ...Read more

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What is the cause of a clear, yellowish discharge post menstrual, with an odor?

Likely BV: The foul odor discharge that you are describing is likely bacteria vaginosis. This can be easily treated but needs evaluation by your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Im 9 days late negative test brown discharge then turned clear no menstrual symptoms.. I can't figure out why I am so late or what is going on

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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What is my menstrual cycle length if i come on every 27th of the month? Please give me clear details and add my cycle up for me please

What is my menstrual cycle length if i come on every 27th of the month?  Please give me clear details and add my cycle up for me please

You are normal.: Count your menstrual cycle from first day of bleeding to the next first day of bleeding. During a 30d month, your cycle would be 30 days. Normal range is 21-35 days. Ovulation usually occurs 14 days before the menses begins. ...Read more

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I'm 42and normally regular. This month i had all the menstrual symptoms but instead of bleeding i had clear discharge. It was the same amount.

I'm 42and normally regular. This month i had all the menstrual symptoms but instead of bleeding i had clear discharge. It was the same amount.

No period: If sexually active check a pregnancy test, but otherwise you may have not ovulated and therefore skipped your cycle. IF this continues please see you physician ...Read more

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I have a menstrual cycle of about 40+ days on avg and its day 31 today yet I have thick, clear and stretchy CM in this past 4 days. Is this normal?

I have a menstrual cycle of about 40+ days on avg and its day 31 today yet I have thick, clear and stretchy CM in this past 4 days. Is this normal?

Exam: If you feel your vaginal discharge is different than normal then consider seeing an obgyn for an exam and testing. If you are not satisfied with your level of menstrual cycle control then consider discussing one of the many options for cycle regulation. If you are sexually active then this is very important to help prevent unplanned pregnancy ...Read more

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What causes clear skin during menstrual cycle and hiw can I keep it after cycle is over?

What causes clear skin during menstrual cycle and hiw can I keep it after cycle is over?

Hormone cycles: If you have significant acne and are not pregnant, not in kidney failure, then you can clear acne by taking daily spironolactone. It counteracts androgens (male hormones). Usual dose is 100mg but could be 25-200mg.It is usually free of side effects. After 2 or 3 menst. Cycles the acne is usually gone. Then you continue it to maintain control. Local pharmacy here sells 90 pills with rx for $17. It. ...Read more

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During what days in a normal menstrual cycle does a woman have clear skin and feels better in everyway?

During what days in a normal menstrual cycle does a woman have clear skin and feels better in everyway?

Menses and Skin: Your skin is at its best during the 2nd phase of your cycle - the 9-day period between the end of menses and ovulation. This is also when your "mood" is likely to be better than the post-ovulatory luteal phase, when some experience moderate to severe pms. ...Read more

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September 16 i got my period a week early&throughout the 4/5 days only brown menstrual fluid came out. Now im two weeks early and the same is happenin?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. STDs, polyps, fibroids and hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have clear stretchy mucus like discharge while on menstrual cycle?

Your history : I noticed that you are 25. If this is not a normal finding for you as you have had over the past few years with your menstrual cycles then you need to get it evaluated. If your periods are always like this then it's likely normal for you. Let your personal history be your guide. ...Read more

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My menstrual cycle just went off 5 days ago today i went to the restroom an wipe myself an i had slimy clear discharge on the tissue what this mean.

My menstrual cycle just went off  5 days ago today i went to the restroom an wipe myself an i had slimy clear discharge on the tissue what this  mean.

Sounds normal: You are describing a normal period. Spotting and discharge on the last few days is common as the last of the blood is coming out. If you think there is heavy discharge then schedule a visit to be tested for stds and infection. ...Read more

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I am having very heavy (soaked through and spilled over my pad) clear w/ brown & pink, mucous-type discharge in place of my normal menstrual cycle. He?

I am having very heavy (soaked through and spilled over my pad) clear w/ brown & pink, mucous-type discharge in place of my normal menstrual cycle. He?

Check in with doctor: Many reason for heavy periods. Possible pregnancy loss-check if pregnant. Also, polyps, fibroids, hormonal irregularities and bleeding disorders can cause. Cancer and precancerous process is unlikely but feasible. birth control pills, an IUD or implant may help but diagnosis should be established first. ...Read more

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Can your menstrual cycle cause fluid to build up in your knee?

See below: Not likely, something else going on. It would be best to have it checked out. ...Read more

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I have a brownish thick mucus post menstrual discharge a week after menses. Then its clear and I am normal. Is this normal?

I have a brownish thick mucus post menstrual discharge a week after menses. Then its clear and I am normal. Is this normal?

Likely: If the brownish mucus only lasts about a day, it's likely due to ovulation. Some women tend to bleed a little at ovulation time. If it last more than a day or so, then there is likely another cause, and it would be best to see your doctor. ...Read more

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9 days after the start of my menstrual cycle I have a clear discharge with some bright and light pink bleeding. Why is this?

9 days after the start of my menstrual cycle I have a clear discharge with some bright and light pink bleeding.  Why is this?

Family practice : Probably breakthrough bleeding from hormonal imbalance. Are you on birth control. Has this happened before. Are you married/sexually active. Make sure you are not pregnant if that is a possibility. ...Read more

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I have been having menstrual cramps since about 2 days after my last cycle. Im 3 weeks away 4rm my cycle & having the cramps. Also white clear disch?

I have been having menstrual cramps since about 2 days after my last cycle.  Im 3 weeks away 4rm my cycle & having the cramps. Also  white clear disch?

Unclear: So you've been having cramps after your period and clear white discharge. Was this cycle normal for you ? Do you get regular periods every month? Are you on hormonal contraception and taking it consistently? Are you at risk for pregnancy or a sexually transmitted infection? Is ur discharge itchy or smell different than usual? Any diarrhea or change in stools? Pelvic pain can be from many things. ...Read more

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Can your menstrual cycle clear a urinary infection ? Can urinary infections go away on their own ?

Can your menstrual cycle clear a urinary infection ? Can urinary infections go away on their own ?

Uti's: A urinary tract infection can get cleared by the body. I would doubt that your period would clear a uti. ...Read more

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How is it that on the mini pill cervical mucus becomes too thick for sperm to pass through, but is still thin enough to let menstrual fluid out?

How is it that on the mini pill cervical mucus becomes too thick for sperm to pass through, but is still thin enough to let menstrual fluid out?

Sperm are delicate!: Thickened of cervical mucus causing a barrier is one of the ways the mini-pill works, but it also inhibits ovulation in about 50% of menstrual cycles. The short answer is that the amount of cervical mucus thickening that results seems to prevent the passage of most sperm, but the mass of menstrual blood flow is stronger & is able to pass. I believe it is a simple force of flow & gravity issue:) ...Read more

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Also for the last few menstrual cycles I've had I notice that I'll get this clear thin discharge that leaks through my tampon, that smells almost like urine . Do you have any idea what this could be ?

Also for the last few menstrual cycles I've had I notice that I'll get this clear thin discharge that leaks through my tampon, that smells almost like urine . Do you have any idea what this could be ?

Probably it's urine: Tampons in the vagina are located right under the bladder and when the tampon fills puts pressure on the above space with urine leakage. This can also occur during the process of urination with "back flow" into the vagina. Change your tampon frequently to minimize infection risk. ...Read more