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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.

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

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Hi I have a weird smell before my period it's not fishy nor too bad . Do women usually change odors before period ?

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

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My period smells fishy and i have tested done swab test but came back negative?

My period smells fishy and i have tested done swab test but came back negative?

Bacterial vaginosis: A fishy odor especially around the time of menses or after intercourse is a classic symptom of bacterial vaginosis. No test is 100% reliable for this. See your GYN or PCP to be checked and treated. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Every month I have a bad discharge fishy smell right after my monthly period. What does that mean?

Every month I have a bad discharge fishy smell right after my monthly period. What does that mean?

Bacterial vaginosis: The "fishy smell" is common for bacterial vaginosis. If this is annoying to you, see a provider and get this checked out and treated. ...Read more

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I get white fluid before period for a week which create smell and my panty get wet provide a home remedy ?

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

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Slight tissue like discharge a week before period with iron smell- tan in color-what could this be a sign of? Thanks!

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

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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

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

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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?

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?

Yes, be checked: Fishy vaginal smell can be an infection, but menses may not smell good either if leaving tampons in long enough. Your doctor may want you to finish your period before you come in for exam. Please call and find out. ...Read more