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Should My Period Blood Smell A Bad Strange Odour
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
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
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
Why would my period blood smell like a dead cat???? I've just started my period back after not for having it for 6months
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
Nothing: This does not mean anything significant. Different people are aroused by all sorts of different things. ...Read more
Smell: As long as there are no other symptoms, I wouldn't worry about how your period blood smells. Blood smells different depending on how old it is. ...Read more
My period blood smells a little fishy lately. Without my period I have no smell at all. What is the cause of the smell?
Possible infection: A fishy odor may indicate an infection. Best to see a health care provider for examination. ...Read more
My period blood has an extremely foul smell to it. It's very embarrassing. Also, period is never regular. What could be the reason for it?
I just got treated for BV in late september, early october. My period blood has a foul smell to it. Is it possible BV came back?
Possibly: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
Quick question. I got my period Dec.2, I've had unprotected sex and now I began to bleed but it doesn't smell like period blood.
"Period" blood smell: If the bleeding is bright red and not dark, then there was a probable vaginal or cervical injury that produced the bleeding. If the bleeding is dark like a period (venous type bleeding) then the "smell" doesn't matter only if the timing of the bleeding indicates that a period should be "coming down the tracks" a this time. Please use contraception in the future to avoid unwanted future "trains". ...Read more
I had my period almost 6 weeks after I gave birth 4 months ago. Ever since, the smell of the period blood has been very foul. Why is that?
Depends: You may have an infection. You should see your md for evaluation and a culture. ...Read more
My period blood smells fishy and the colour is more brown than red. The skin around my vagina is always itchy too and has been for while now.
See a doctor: You may have an infection. Please see a doctor. ...Read more
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
Had a annual PAP Smear on 07/14/15. Results came back for all STD's negative. My tubes have been tied for 2 years. My period blood sometimes has a rotten smell. What can be causing the rotten smell? I never smell my Vagina smelling rotten only the Period
Bacterial vaginosis: Very common around cycle to have a change in bacterial growth in the vagina with the "good" bacteria dying off to be replaced by "bad" bacteria which leads to a bad odor. It can persist after the cycle. It relates to changes in the vaginal acid/base status or pH. Symptoms often onclude itching or burning. It is not an STD. It is relatively easy to diagnose and treat if confirmed. ...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
Been on my period for 6 days now and I noticed yesterday the blood had a very strong bad odor. This period is extremely painful. What's the smell from?
Pain: If you are having a lot more pain than is normal for you, infection is a real possibility. Blood is a good medium for growing bacteria and the cervix is relatively more open during menses making it easier for bacteria to get into the uterus and cause an infection. See your PCP, GYN, or an urgent care clinic for an exam and treatment. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
When I'm on my period, the blood that comes out is a dark red to a dark brown color and smells very bad. Is this normal?
Likely no problem.: Along the course of your period every month, usually there are changes in the color, consistency, amount and odor of fluid passed. If the odor continues to be strong or is associated with burning or itching sensation, you might have a vaginal infection. Call your doctor in a couple of days if it has not resolved. Breathe deeply and know you are O.K.:). ...Read more
I am taking my birthcontrol but I am still getting my period, but the blood is reddish white and smells really bad. What is it!
Breathrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong. The odor should be evaluated for infection. ...Read more
I had a c-section 1yr ago since then I have had a really bad smell during periods and my blood from my period is brown and I am in alot of pain.
I got my period today. The blood is dark and sticky. It looks almost dark brown. It smells weird too. I have irregular periods. Is this bad?
Probably not: If your period is due then this is probably nothing serious. Menstrual blood, urine, & sweat can all smell odd depending on diet. Onions and garlic, in moderate amounts, can add their smell to these secretions. Coffee too. Some medicines, vitamins, supplements, etc., can also do it. An infection is another possibility If this persists get checked. If you have dizziness, pain, fever, go to ER ...Read more
I have had my tubes tied for almost 5 years now and my period is getting worse and I have big blood clots and it also smells really bad y is this?
I was eleven days late on my period and now im bleeding bad and there's mucus in my period blood. Is it normal?
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gives a listing of some of the possibilities. ...Read more
My discharge smelled like period blood, and today is the day it was supposed to come, but I have had no symptoms of my period. Stress?
Some thoughts...: In a woman with regular periods, some causes of a late period include: excessive weight loss or weight gain, increased exercising, emotional stress, having an illness, traveling, medicines (like birth control pills), hormonal imbalances, etc… Seeing a doctor is a good idea if symptoms are persistent, recurring, or worrisome. Pregnancy is the common cause of a missed period, if sexually active. ...Read more
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