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What does it mean when you start to have your period but it smells bad like death with black goo?

What does it mean when you start to have your period but it smells bad like death with black goo?

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

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

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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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?

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

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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. 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

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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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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 to do if I got my first period in 4 months but it smells weird?

What to do if I got my first period in 4 months but it smells weird?

Irregular bleeding: A woman near menopause, who experiences vaginal bleeing after a 4 months break that has a weird smell to it should have that irregular bleeding investigated by a gynecologist. ...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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What could this discharge be that smells like something is dead and is strong before and after period?

What could this discharge be that smells like something is dead and is strong before and after period?

Need Exam: 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

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My period is going longer than it usually does and now the blood smells bad, like a fishy gross smell.

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

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What does period smell like and what does spotting smells like and how does spoting last on some people. Can u get cramps etc?

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

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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?

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

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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??

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

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Blood smells during your period no matter how many times you wash.

Blood smells during your period no matter how many times you wash.

What is your?: Old menstrual blood can have an offensive odor, which can usually be relived with the use of a bicarbonate (baking soda) or vinegar disposable douche. ...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?

Infection: Its important to be evaluated right away so you don't 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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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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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.

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