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Why does my vagina smell like period but not on it?

Why does my vagina smell like period but not on it?

Bacterial vaginosis: Some women will occasionally have an alteration in the kinds of bacteria found in their vaginas which can give an off smell. Get evaluated by your doctor to find out, because this is treatable. ...Read more

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Why does my vagina smell after my period?

Why does my vagina smell after my period?

Blood breakdown: Incomplete evacuation of the blood from menstrual cycle breaking down is likely source of odor if otherwise asymptomatic. ...Read more

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Why does my vagina smell after my period?

Why does my vagina smell after my period?

Blood: Blood has an oder. It takes a a few days for your period to resolve. If odor is still present after your cycle you may have a vaginitis. ...Read more

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Why does my vagina smell during my period?

Vaginal odor varies: Vag odor may vary with activity or even with diet. Citrus fruits may cause sweet smell or taste. Normal vag odor may be "musky".A fishy odor suggests a bacterial vaginosis. A foul odor may suggest the std trichomonas.Use of lubricants or birth control options can change the odor.Yeast infections may smell like bread, and often have a thick white discharge. The presence of blood changes the odor. ...Read more

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Why does my vagina smell after my period is over?

See a Provider: A funny smell coming from the vagina may mean infection. So, please see a provider and check this out! ...Read more

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I had a C-section may 6th I stopped bleeding and I have normal discharge, is it normal for my vagina to smell like a period still?

I had a C-section may 6th I stopped bleeding and I have normal discharge, is it normal for my vagina to smell like a period still?

Possible: This soon after a cesarean section, there is still alot of healing going on. You may have some odor as a result. If it gets bad or is associated with fever or pain, you need to get checked to see if you have an infection. ...Read more

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My vagina has changed in smell. More pungent and sharper, ever since my last period a couple weeks ago. But I have no other symptoms.

My vagina has changed in smell. More pungent and sharper, ever since my last period a couple weeks ago. But I have no other symptoms.

Pungent: Could be signs of a bacterial infection. Consider being evaluated. Also try proniotics and rephresh to replenish good bacteria and ph. ...Read more

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Am having A foul smell for 3 days now after a normal 5 day period and a burning inside my vagina. Can you tell me what is wrong. Thank you?

Am having A foul smell for 3 days now after a normal 5 day period and a burning inside my vagina. Can you tell me what is wrong. Thank you?

Various causes: Vaginal odor is usually caused by bacterial vaginosis - a nonsexually transmitted bacterial overgrowth. Other causes are possible. Vaginal burning can be caused by yeast, herpes and other infections. An examination and testing can be done to determine the cause ...Read more

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Why does my vagina smells after my period?

Why does my vagina smells after my period?

Old blood: Sometimes a vagina can smell funny after menstruation due to old blood in the uterus/vagina. If it happens every cycle, then likely isn't infection, but if happens other times, then you may want to be evaluated to rule out bacterial vaginosis as cause. Not much to be done. Can consider a gentle vinegar douch if it bothers you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I had my period last week and it finished on thursday evening. Since then, I've had a strange undescribable smell coming from my vagina?

I had my period last week and it finished on thursday evening. Since then, I've had a strange undescribable smell coming from my vagina?

Could be BV: Bacterial vaginosis (bv) is the most common vaginal infection. It is an overgrowth of normal vaginal bacteria, not a sexually transmit disease. The vaginal pH gets elevated releasing the fishy odor. It is easily fixed with antibiotics. Ask to be tested for bv. Other infections are possible so get tested. Make sure you did not leave a tampon in too. ...Read more

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Why does my vagina have a strong odor after my period is over but the smell goes away after a couple days? No other symptoms other than the odor.

Why does my vagina have a strong odor after my period is over but the smell goes away after a couple days? No other symptoms other than the odor.

Vaginal odor: This may be due to vaginal pH. Depending upon whether use tampons or pads. The vaginal pH may change due to the amount of menstrual flow. Probiotics are great option to consider and replenish seeing the good bacteria. Another consideration would be to use something to restore vaginal pH such as refresh which is over-the-counter. ...Read more

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I have been off of my period for about 4 days and my vagina still smells bad. I have washed it twice a day and it doesn't help. Why does it smell bad?

I have been off of my period for about 4 days and my vagina still smells bad. I have washed it twice a day and it doesn't help. Why does it smell bad?

If...: If the smell is like fishy in quality it could be related to a bacterial vaginosis, which is an infection of the vagina esp. If associated with burning sensation, urinary urgency and frequency, and discharge. If that is the case get evaluated with your GYN provider for treatment. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my vagina to smell like cooked potatoes after my period?

Is it normal for my vagina to smell like cooked potatoes after my period?

BV? STD?: Odor is subjective. One person's "cooked potatoes" might be another's "barnyard", "fishy", etc. If new and abnormal for you, see a doctor. The main cause of strong, abnormal vaginal odor is bacterial vaginosis, an overgrowth of mostly normal bacteria. BV is not an STD, but STDs are more common in women with BV. And your topic tags show STDs are on your mind, so check it out for sure. ...Read more

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Vagina staining my underwear brown & it smells bad. Not my period. What is it?

Vagina staining my underwear brown & it smells bad. Not my period. What is it?

It could be bacteria: Vaginosis. See your Dr and get clindamycin or flagyl (both antibiotics) for relief, and see if this gets rid of it. ...Read more

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My vagina smells differently. After my period it smells nice but as I ovulate it smells fishy. Its been like this for a while.

My vagina smells differently. After my period it smells nice but as I ovulate it smells fishy. Its been like this for a while.

Get checked: A fishy odor is not normal any time. It suggests a bacterial overgrowth (BV). It could also be a sign of Trichomonas. You need to be evaluated by your GYN. ...Read more

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I have white creamy stuff comes out my vagina with no smell now it happens more last time I had sex was 3-5 says after period.

Normal possibly: It's normal to have discharge every day from the vagina. Most days it's clear, some days it may be white. If it's thick it can mean a yeast infection. If there's a lot of discharge, it can mean a bacterial infection. If your partner is ejaculating inside you, that can come out for a few days. At 20, if you are having sex without a condom, you may want to get checked for stds. ...Read more

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I just had a white solid clump came out of my vagina it didn't have an fishy smell what could that be I got it a day before my period?

I just had a white solid clump came out of my vagina it didn't have an fishy smell what could that be I got it a day before my period?

Vag d/c: A vaginal discharge that is white and clumpy is usually a yeast infection. If it persists and is bothersome, I would seek the attention of your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Having the smell of period blood come out of vagina and light cramps but not on period, what could this mean?

Having the smell of period blood come out of vagina and light cramps but not on period, what could this mean?

Doubt major problem: You may just have irregular bleeding. Please see a doctor to rule out infection. Also if sexually active you should take a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I'm on birth control and since I stopped getting a period my vagina smells different? (not bad like fishy or anything). What do I do?

Odor and Infection: A change in odor of the vagina could be related to many things. However, if you are concerned as it seems you are get it checked by you doctor. Sometimes douches can cause a change in vaginal odor. Sometimes a change in smell is related to an infection that is not associated with a fishy smell. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my vagina 2 have a smell after my period? It happens here & there. What can I do to get rid of the smell ASAP? It's embarrassing!

Is it normal for my vagina 2 have a smell after my period? It happens here & there. What can I do to get rid of the smell ASAP? It's embarrassing!

Bacterial vaginosis?: Nothing to be embarrassed about! The most common cause of increased vaginal odor is bacterial vaginosis, an overgrowth of mostly normal bacteria. BV often occurs with odor only and little or no disharge. Trichomonas, an STD, also can do it but is less common. It's a little atypical for odor to only follow your period, though. This should be easy to diagnose and treat; see your doctor. ...Read more

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My vagina is itchy before my period with one week it becomes sever and there's white dischar with bad smell and it won't stop I took pill and did test?

My vagina is itchy before my period with one week it becomes sever and there's white dischar with bad smell and it won't stop I took pill and did test?

Vaginal infection: Phew wee! If something smells as badly as described, I would immediately see a GYN because you have a possible vaginal bacterial infection that needs to be treated by the "good doctor" to eliminate the "bad smell". ...Read more

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So she told me her vagina has a cat litter smell and her period is being weird like its struggling to start and she's not producing much blood from it?

So she told me her vagina has a cat litter smell and her period is being weird like its struggling to start and she's not producing much blood from it?

...Rotten In Denmark: Has she tried catnip? Or maybe Arm and Hammer... Vinegar? Better yet, get to a gynecologist to sort this out because a weird or unusual smell plus menstrual problems smells like a problem for a G-Man! In the meantime, a nose clip for you, and keep it dry 'till this is sorted-out. Seriously, get to a gynecologist. ...Read more

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