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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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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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