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My navel seems to have a growth on it only bleeds when i'm on my period and always smells even when i'm not on my period this is embarrassing help! ?

My navel seems to have a growth on it only bleeds when i'm on my period and always smells even when i'm not on my period this is embarrassing help! ?

See your doctor: Your doctor will be able to sample the growth to see if its endometrial tissue that has migrated through the urachus when you were a baby. It's rare but happens. ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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When i'm on my period it smells like something died. I have ovarian cysts and fibroids. What should I do and what does that mean please help?

When i'm on my period it smells like something died. I have ovarian cysts and fibroids. What should I do and what does that mean please help?

It could be old : Blood or infection. If only during your period could be old blood or dead tissue being sloughed off from a fibroid that could be in your cavity. This is less likely. While it may be embarrassing, speak to your obgyn about this. You should be evaluated by pelvic exam as there are many causes of foul smelling odor. ...Read more

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I had sex for the first time 2 weeks ago, and i'm still bleeding like i'm on my period. Its brown and smells bad. ?

I had sex for the first time 2 weeks ago, and i'm still bleeding like i'm on my period. Its brown and smells bad. ?

Peace: Perhaps the bleeding is a natural part of sexual intercourse for the first time (torn hymen)? The bad smell may be from having old blood in your vagina? Could you have a sexually transmitted infection? Was a condom used? Questions, questions, questions! you are a smart young lady (you came to healthtap). Get all of your questions answered by your doctor. The truth wil set you free! peace. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have brown discharge a day after my period and it smells bad?

What does it mean if I have brown discharge a day after my period and it smells bad?

Usually Normal: This is usually just a mixture of old blood from your period mixed with normal vaginal mucous, nothing to be alarmed about. If it continues more than a week then see your doctor to rule out bacterial vaginosis. ...Read more

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This is gross but my period smells like metal. I'm on my third day and it's heavy it's never really smelled like anything before is this normal?

This is gross but my period smells like metal. I'm on my third day and it's heavy it's never really smelled like anything before is this normal?

May be infection: This does happen. You are not imaging it. The coppery smell is because the blood being shed contains iron, which smells coppery to you. Mrmstrual cycles may smell different at different yes due to the amount of old blood left in the vagina, hormone levels, and even the type of sanitary pads used. If the malodor persists even after your cycle, it could be a condition called BV which needs meds. ...Read more

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Why might it be that my period smells bad?

Why might it be that my period smells bad?

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 from what it was before and it is bothering you than see your gynecologist to rule out a bacterial infection. ...Read more

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My period is on flooding like crazy and it smells horrible?

See a doctor: If you are using 1 pad an hour or more go to er, if their is a foul smell you may have an infection, you need medical attention. ...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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Hi for the last 2 or3 periods a couple days before and during my period it smells bad. What could it be?

Hi for the last 2 or3  periods  a couple days before and during my period it smells bad. What could it be?

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, most importantly, get checked for infection. ...Read more

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My period is light and smells sweet, it was 2 and half weeks late. But I am in the midst of final exam time.

My period is light and smells sweet, it was 2 and half weeks late. But I am in the midst of final exam time.

Stress: More than likely this is Stress related - and if you have not been sexually active - then nothing to be concerned about - but do check a pregnancy test if you are sexually active. ...Read more

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I just got my period but still a lot of fluid is coming out and it smells really funny what can be causing that ?

I just got my period but still a lot of fluid is coming out and it smells really funny what can be causing that ?

Infection: Its important to be evaluated right away so you dont end up with an infection that can affect your fertility later, and cause you physical harm now. ...Read more

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I have this gross chunky white stuff coming out from "down there" and it smells bad! i don't know what to do! I have gotten my period.

I have this gross chunky white stuff coming out from "down there" and it smells bad! i don't know what to do! I have gotten my period.

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 urination or sex or redness/swelling then it is best to see your gynecologist for evaluation ; accurate assessment. ...Read more

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Two weeks before my period i bled, then i was two weeks late and now i got my period but it is dark brown and smells like metal. It is not normal.

Two weeks before my period i bled, then i was two weeks late and now i got my period but it is dark brown and smells like metal. It is not normal.

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 concerned for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are options available to regulate the menstrual cycle. The odor needs a separate evaluation. ...Read more

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Hi my period smells so bad rather it stinks to an extent where by when i wear skirts people can't stay beside me. Also when am not on my period .?

Hi my  period smells so bad rather it stinks  to an extent where by when i wear skirts people can't stay beside me. Also when am not on my period .?

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 odor. Retained objects, especially a tampon, could give a bad odor. Whatever the reason, there is not much you can do for it on your own. See your doctor for an exam and testing to find the cause. ...Read more

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My period this month smells, it's just a bad odor. Is it a change in pH?It Does not itch me or bug Nothing like that it's my first time this happens

My period this month smells,  it's just a bad odor.  Is it a change in pH?It Does not itch me or bug Nothing like that it's my first time this happens

Likely infection: Most of these problems are related to local vaginitis cages in ph can cause over colonization and possible in fection ...Read more

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What can I do if my period blood smells bad, is that normal?

What can I do if my period blood smells bad, is that normal?

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 from what it was before and it is bothering you than see your gynecologist to rule out a bacterial infection. ...Read more

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My period blood smells really sweet I can't explain the sweet smell what could it be?

My period blood smells really sweet I can't explain the sweet smell what could it be?

Smell: As long as there are no other symptoms, i wouldnt worry about how your period blood smells. Blood smells different depending on how old it is. ...Read more

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