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Fishy Smell Before Period
Had a light fishy smell a few day before period, now have a rotten smell at the end of period that has little to no brownish blood and light mucus.
Bacterial vaginosis?: The most common discharge with "fishy" or "rotten" odor is bacterial vaginosis. BV is overgrowth of mostly normal bacteria. It's not an STD, but more common in women with STDs like gonorrhea and chlamydia. Trichomonas, an STD, can cause similar odor and discharge. Of course chance of STD depends on risk, partner history, etc. BV is easily treated. See a doctor soon for testing, treatment. ...Read more
Very mild fishy smell 2 weeks before my period. I had to stick my finger in to smell. Not on underwear. Not on tissue. 1st day of period smelt rotten?
Hi I have a weird smell before my period it's not fishy nor too bad. Do women usually change odors before period?
Vaginal odor: Usual pre-menstrual odors are secondary to infection. Bacterial infections can produce unpleasant odors. Yeast infections are not dangerous, and are common just prior to one's period. If the odor is not unpleasant, it is probably a yeast overgrowth and is not serious. If this is irritating or produces itching, see your healthcare provider. ...Read more
Every month I have a bad discharge fishy smell right after my monthly period. What does that mean?
I get white fluid before period for a week which create smell and my panty get wet provide a home remedy?
Discharge: There is a change in vaginal discharge during the cycle, before ovulation it is clear and stretchy to promote sperm movement, toward the beginning and end may be white, as you noticed, if it has an odor would get checked out at urgent care/gyn as may be bacterial vaginosis /mycoplasma/ureoplasma or yeast (though that is usually itchy) infection. If getting wet wear panty liners. ...Read more
Slight tissue like discharge a week before period with iron smell- tan in color-what could this be a sign of? Thanks!
Premenstrual spottin: The iron odor is from the iron contained in the hemoglobulin molicule in blood. The tan color is from the small amount of blood. This is a common condition and should not raise concern. ...Read more
Black "blood" a week before period should start. Sometimes has red mixed in. No pain, no smell. Is this normal? Should I be worried? HELP
Early cycle: Most women have a 28 day menstrual cycle however it is not uncommon for some women to have a 21 day cycle so it's possible that you are having your period 1 week early and that your next might go back to normal. Nothing to worry about right now unless you are in severe pain or bleeding very very heavily. ...Read more
This month my period has a fishy smell, I haven't had this smell before with my period. Is this normal? I'm kinda of worried. Can I be checked now?
Just ended period today. Went to ihop & when I got up to pay, I smelled fishy! Went to the bathroom & seen a light grey/white on pad & smells. Why?
Get evaluation: If symptoms persist meaning odor and discharge need to get gynecological exam and evaluate for infection. ...Read more
I've noticed that around the same time period the 6 of the month I have this smell. Like a fishy smell. And it always comes on the 6 until my period?
Vaginal infection: It is a bacterial vaginal infection that needs a MD to treat. ...Read more
My period is going longer than it usually does and now the blood smells bad, like a fishy gross smell.
See your doctor: This could be because of an infection and you need to see your doctor. If the bleeding is very heavy, you are very fatigued, you feel lightheaded or faint, or you are short of breath, you need to be seen immediately. ...Read more
My period blood smells a little fishy lately. Without my period I have no smell at all. What is the cause of the smell?
Possible infection: A fishy odor may indicate an infection. Best to see a health care provider for examination. ...Read more
My 12 year has had a very strong fishy smell in her urine for a long time it's worse on her period too doctors in our town can't solve some advise?
Infection testing: The doctors should do a urinalysis and possibly a urine culture. They should also do a vaginal swab and bacterial vaginosis which is a common cause of vaginal odor around the time of menses. Other infections should be tested as well. If all of those are normal then the pediatrician can evaluate for some of the rare causes of malodorous urine which can signal metabolic disorders. ...Read more
My vagina smells differently. After my period it smells nice but as I ovulate it smells fishy. Its been like this for a while.
Don't know: What odor you're smelling, but hormones generally don't have specific odors. ...Read more
I've been having fishy/fart smell after my period. The odor is really strong I can smell it and so can others even after showering it comes back later?
Fishy odor: You may be having an infection in the pelvic area or urinary tract area. You need to see your doctor to be checked and treated if necessary. ...Read more
A few days before I was to start my period I noticed a fishy smell and a yellowish brown discharge. Should I be worried?
Need an exam: The best thing is to schedule an appointment so you can have an exam. That will be the best way to identify the cause of your discharge. You may have a discharge along with spotting (beginning of your menses). Your doctor will be able to help diagnose and treat (if needed). ...Read more
Fishy smell after period and now pinky discharge? Thought it was bv so took tablets but it hasn't gone. Bv seems to be reoccurring with me
BV? STD? Other?: Unfortunately recurrent BV is common. However, BV may not be the only problem here. BV discharge usually isn't colored, and the usual treatments (metronidazole, or maybe clindamycin) should have at least improved symptoms. BV is sometimes a sign of another STD, like gonorrhea or chlamydia, which don't respond to these antibiotics. Return to your doctor for further evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more
My 12 year old daughter has a very strong fishy smell in her urine it's worse on her period. Should I get her tested for TMAU? How do I go about it?
Fishy smell: I would rule out the possibility of a vaginal infection first before I would get her tested for TMAU ...Read more
I just had a white solid clump came out of my vagina it didn't have an fishy smell what could that be I got it a day before my period?
I'm on birth control and since I stopped getting a period my vagina smells different? (not bad like fishy or anything). What do I do?
Odor and Infection: A change in odor of the vagina could be related to many things. However, if you are concerned as it seems you are get it checked by you doctor. Sometimes douches can cause a change in vaginal odor. Sometimes a change in smell is related to an infection that is not associated with a fishy smell. ...Read more
Itchy vulva skin tags usually starts ten days before period starts plenty discharges no smell normal color yeast neg
My period blood smells fishy and the colour is more brown than red. The skin around my vagina is always itchy too and has been for while now.
See a doctor: You may have an infection. Please see a doctor. ...Read more
Mom's hving fishy smell discharge after period. & pain during sex, like somthing is being bumped inside. What's possible diagnosis aside frm BV and Y?
Smelly discharge: Your mom may be having an infection or other problem. Have her see her doctor for an examination and diagnosis, so she can get treatment. ...Read more
24yo 4mos on orthocyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate). Having PMS symps 3 weeks before period due (2/10) & metallic vaginal smell. Also on ceftin- possible side effect? Hpt was neg.
Partial answer: This isn't area of expertise--but I do know that Ceftin (cefuroxime) does produces metallic smell in secretions, often leaves that kind of taste in the mouth, too. Sorry I can't help beyond that! ...Read more