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Period Smells Like Windex
What a description!: One of the first things I look for when a woman complains of really bad vaginal odor is a lost tampon! Sometimes a tampon is placed in the vagina, the string gets tucked inside, and a woman can forget it's there. After a while, the odor can be quite strong. But it's also possible that there's an infection present, and it would be very wise to have this checked by your doctor. Good luck. Lgromkomd. ...Read more
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
It has been 6 days since my last period ended, but it smells like I am currently menstruating. What could be the cause of this?
Depends: There is a possibility that you still may have old blood in the vagina. However if odor continues or associated with itching, burning, pain, then see a doctor. ...Read more
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. Menstrual cycles may smell different at different times 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
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
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
I ended a month long period a week ago. Today I started again this time its almost black and really heavy almost smells bad. What's going on?
What can cause almost constant burning smells? A few years so I was involved in three car accidents, all being hit from different directions, within a six month period. Since then I have been smelling thing burning when nothing its actually burning, and n
Hello.: Hello. This could be an olfactory hallucination resulting from the injury you sustained. If you have not been neurologically evaluated, that might help to shed light on the cause. Take care. ...Read more
See MD/infection: You may have a vaginal infection that needs a MD to see and evaluate. ...Read more
What could this discharge be that smells like something is dead and is strong before and after period?
If you use tampons, you could have retained one. Yes, this happens commonly, and it has a horrible odor.
Bacterial vaginosis is and overgrowth of sometimes normal bacteria which can cause odor.
Stds also can cause odor.
You need a thorough exam. ...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
What does period smell like and what does spotting smells like and how does spoting last on some people. Can u get cramps etc?
Same...: Both smell same......only if you have infection. Will smell different. Spotting only last for few days. ...Read more
I haven't gotten a proper period in 4 months... instead, I am continuously getting a viscous brown discharge that smells like raw onions. Cause?
Missed period: Hi, you need evaluation ASAP, you could have infection, retained tissue there, you need proper evaluation and treatment, ...Read more
I had my period but I smell things nobody else smells I had a grill cheese that smelt and taste like a hot dog. I smell all weird food. What's wrong??
ENT doc: By mentioning your menstrual cycle in relation to your sense of smell it sounds as though you think you may be pregnant. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. If negative schedule a visit with a ENT doctor to discuss your altered sense of smell. They can do an exam and testing. ...Read more
Hi for the last 2 or3 periods a couple days before and during my period it smells bad. What could it be?
My period is light and smells sweet, it was 2 and half weeks late. But I am in the midst of final exam time.
I am 50 years old and my period is heavy and smells very bad. I don't have any pain, so why smells so strong?
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.
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
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
Guy's I apologize for all of these questions but I was wondering why I always seem to have a smelly period. My brown discharge afterwards smells foul.
Do not be sorry: Get an evaluation and the smelly discharge tested to assure you do not have an infection. By getting an evaluation, you can get properly diagnosed and then treated, and all your questions will be answered. Best wishes. ...Read more