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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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Why is my period blood brown?

Why is my period blood brown?

Old blood: Blood starts out red, but when it slows down, sits around in the uterus or vagina for a while, comes out slowly, the color normally becomes brownish... ...Read more

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My gf had a weird period light blood brown blood brown discharge it never turned into a heavy flow could she pregnant or just weird period?

My gf had a weird period light blood brown blood brown discharge it never turned into a heavy flow could she pregnant or just weird period?

Hard to tell: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after a "weird" period. An Ob-Gyn doctor can evaluate any persistent or worrisome symptoms. ...Read more

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Can implantation blood smell like period blood? I got my period 3 days early, and 5 days after sex, but it's light and red with clots, and smells

Can implantation blood smell like period blood? I got my period 3 days early, and 5 days after sex, but it's light and red with clots, and smells

If you have enough: bleeding to be forming clots - it isn't likely to be due to implantation. Most often women don't bleed due to implantation. When they do bleed from that cause - it is minute amounts. ...Read more

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Why is my period blood brown when I start my period?

Why is my period blood brown when I start my period?

Old blood: Your uterus is evacuating it's lining as well as the blood that comes from the shedding process. The blood has been collecting in the uterus and thus changes color - that's why it is brown and not bright red. ...Read more

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My period blood looks like mucus, why?

My period blood looks like mucus, why?

During the period: Inner lining of uterus is shed - it may be tissue. ...Read more

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After my mentruation 2 weeks after i had brown discharge and after a week my discharge smells like rotten egg then blood discharge came out. Im scared?

After my mentruation 2 weeks after i had brown discharge and after a week my discharge smells like rotten egg then blood discharge came out. Im scared?

Check for tampon: A bad smelling bloody discharge can be from a retained tampon. Check for that. If not, see your doctor to be checked for an infection. ...Read more

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Why does my urine smell after my period has finished?

Infection: Menses and tampon use can associate with infection in the vagina. Voided urine can then become unusually odorous. Odor in the urine can be caused by yeast, bacteria, or old blood and associated ammonia. Certain foods can make urine odorous, also. Asparagus is well known to do this. Force fluids to see if this problem abates. You may require urine testing and urine culture and pelvic exam ...Read more

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Why do my vagina smells like blood after intercourse?

Why do my vagina smells like blood after intercourse?

Bleeding: Post-coital bleeding (bleeding after sexual intercourse) is most likely related to a vaginal tear. A history of painful intercourse strengthens the suspicion. The tear can be small or extensive, so if there is prolonged or heavy bleeding, an evaluation with a doctor should ensue. ...Read more

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Why is my period blood light pink?

Sloughing: The discharge experienced during menstruation is composed of the lining of the inside of your uterus that has built up in preparation for a fertilized egg. It can range from light pink to dark blood clots. There is more than just blood being evacuated. There is also delicate tissue associated with built up lining of the uterus. ...Read more

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Had unprotected sex everyday my last period was march 5 april 2 got blood and brown discharge its a light period unusual brown discharge. Blood clots?

Had unprotected sex everyday my last period was march 5 april 2 got blood and brown discharge its a light period unusual brown discharge. Blood clots?

Pregnancy test?: If you've been having unprotected sex, you'll want to run a home urine pregnancy test. They are very accurate and turn positive 14 days after conception. Use first urine of the morning for best accuracy in very early pregnancy. ...Read more

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My semen turned blood red and my pee was red brownish urine. But now I pee normal yellow urine. What happened?

My semen turned blood red and my pee was red brownish urine. But now I pee normal yellow urine. What happened?

Trauma or infection: You likely had either a little trauma or an infection that is now well. If it happens again please see a doctor. ...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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Hi..my period blood smells sweet...is that normal or do I need to see a doctor?

Hi..my period blood smells sweet...is that normal or do I need to see a doctor?

Yeast infection: Yeast has a sweet-type distinctive smell. If you also have a white cottage cheese consistency discharge and itching, you may try OTC treatments for Candida yeast infection and probiotics. Or you may see your doctor for vaginal culture. ...Read more

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I had placenta previa with my 2nd baby its been 18 months since the birth im now useing implanon for contreception. My period. Blood smells bad?

I had placenta previa with my 2nd baby its been 18 months since the birth im now useing implanon for contreception. My period. Blood smells bad?

Bacterial vaginosis: Vaginal odor would be unrelated to your delivery 18 months ago and unrelated to implanon. This sounds like infection and most likely bacterial vaginosis. Blood tends to make the odor worse with this infection. Treatment is antibiotics so you will need to see your obgyn for testing and confirmation. ...Read more

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My stomach hurts and my period blood smells i am aliitle light headed. Do i need to go to the hospital?

My stomach hurts and my period blood smells i am aliitle light headed. Do i need to go to the hospital?

It depends on: several things. If your period is within last 1-2 weeks and you are not sexually active, then pregnancy is not the reason. If you are sexually active, but recent period, then you may have a vaginal infection. Or you may just have a bad period with some viral infection on board, and it may take a few days to get rid of the stomach cramping and light headedness. ...Read more

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My period blood smells sweet and my stomache hurts but my discharge is normal and so is urination. Should i be worried??

My period blood smells sweet and my stomache hurts but my discharge is normal and so is urination. Should i be worried??

If that's all, no: By stomache I assume you mean the general abdomen as opposed to the stomach in the mid upper abdomen. If the pain is crampy and subsides to a lower level, that is usually ok, if you can press on the area gently with only mild pain, appetite is decent, no fever, chills, burning urination, and no pregnancy then this is likely menstrual cramps. Abdomen pain can fool anyone, don't ignore changes ...Read more

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Having really bad stomach pains(top of stomach and really sharp) and my period blood smells sweet. Should I be worried? Urine and discharge normal.

Having really bad stomach pains(top of stomach and really sharp) and my period blood smells sweet. Should I be worried? Urine and discharge normal.

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. Vaginal odor can indicate infections. Schedule a visit for testing ...Read more

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My period blood always smells really bad i get BV alot so i was wondering if it may be something to do with that?

My period blood always smells really bad i get BV alot so i was wondering if it may be something to do with that?

Very possibly: If your vagina & genital tract seem to be colonized with bacteria such that bacterial vaginosis is frequently diagnosed, I believe the bacteria with menstrual blood could have an very unpleasant odor. Work on preventing BV: monogamy (reducing partners helps), condoms, good hygiene, wiping from front to back, not douching, cotton underwear, loose fitting (in crotch) pants can all help. Good wishes. ...Read more

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Im on birth control (implant) me and my boyfriend two days ago had sex and now i've started my period and my blood smells like fish. Why?

Odor: The odor is from vaginitis or from bacteria generally found in low numbers in higher numbers. Implanon is famous for breakthrough bleeding and the extra blood may be changing the bacterial flora from the normal bacteria that creates an acidic environment to limit growth of bad smelling ones. A low dose of Estradiol .5 mg at night may help the bleeding, metronizadole for the infection. Gd luck. ...Read more

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Urine smells like period blood(over 2 months). I urinate normally. Need to drink more water without a doubt. What's the cause of this?

Urine smells like period blood(over 2 months). I urinate normally. Need to drink more water without a doubt. What's the cause of this?

Urine odor: Most commonly the odor of the urine is related to what you have eaten, or if you have certain illnesses to the metabolic by-products of that disease. To learn what is in your urine you need to take a specimen to your doctor or to a laboratory and have it examined professionally. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why does period blood smell bad ?

Why does period blood smell bad ?

Possible infection: You might have an underlying infection. Go see your OB/Gyn and get checked for possible vaginal infection. ...Read more

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Common cause why period blood would smell ?

Common cause why period blood would smell ?

Menstrual odor: An odor of menstrual blood may come from a tampon which inadvertently was not removed and is still in the vagina. Sometimes a "new tampon" is placed when the string from the previous is not seen, and the "old" tampon collects bacteria and has a very strong unpleasant odor. See your gyn provider for an exam, since an infection can result which can be dangerous. ...Read more

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Is it normal for period blood to have a smell to it?

Is it normal for period blood to have a smell to it?

It can.: Not all menstrual blood is fresh blood. If the menstrual blood is older, it can have an odor or darker color. There are other causes of vaginal odor, too (bacterial vaginosis for example), so if you're uncertain, it's always a good idea to speak with your doctor. ...Read more

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Why does my period blood have such a foul smell?

Old blood: Every women is different, but in effect, the blood from the period is kept inside the vagina, almost like a baking oven, and it can be malodorous, which is common. Some women prefer douches, which come in several aromatic brands to help combat the smell. Discuss with your gyn the best vaginal cleaning remedies for you regarding the smell. ...Read more

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What does it mean if the smell of my period blood turns me on?

What does it mean if the smell of my period blood turns me on?

Nothing: This does not mean anything significant. Different people are aroused by all sorts of different things. ...Read more

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Should my period blood smell a bad strange odour? Should i be worried?

Should my period blood smell a bad strange odour? Should i be worried?

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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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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