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Why Does My Period Smell Like Amonia
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
I had a vaginal delivery 6 weeks ago I had a eptisomy done I had my period & the end of my period smells like ammonia?
Why does my vagina smell like ammonia during my period? The rest of the month it does not smell like that.
Vaginal smell: Menstrual blood can release free ammonia gas when degraded by bacterial and enzymatic action. It is exacerbated if kept on the pad longer or in some using oral contraceptives or certain supplements or diets. If it bothers you greatly, you can also ask your doctor to check your liver and kidney blood tests to make sure there isn't a problem there. ...Read more
Dry cm and my period started 2 days late on the 1st day having painful cramps. Blood smelled like ammonia. A day later no pain no smell. Why?
Explanation: Most likely smell was caused by the delay, and cramps as well. Now all resolved. ...Read more
I had a tubal ligation done seven years ago. I have noticed the last three years an amonia smell around the time I will start my period.
Bacterial vaginosis: Foul smelling discharge needs to be evaluated. The most common cause is a nonsexually transmitted overgrowth of bacteria called bacterial vaginosis. Testing for other sexually transmitted disease may need to be done as well. This vaginal odor is not related to having your tubes tied. ...Read more
Possibily BV: It is possible that you have Bacterial Vaginosis, a vaginal infection caused by a shift in normal vaginal flora to pathogenic bacteria, which release amines, causing a strong fishy odor, worse with sexual intercourse. You will need testing to confirm diagnosis and to obtain prescription medication for treatment. ...Read more
Period 2 days late with dry cm. First day I had painful cramps for 1 hr that I haven't felt in 11 yrs. Blood smells like ammonia. What could this be?
BV?: How heavy are your periods. Heavy menstrual bleeding can lead to anemia and subsequent fatigue. Try Ibuprofen or Naproxen for your cramps. Vaginal odor could be due to Bacterial Vaginosis - odor worse with sexual intercourse. If symptoms persist, see your clinician for evaluation. Take Care. ...Read more
What causes an amonia smell before a period? I have my tubes tied seven years ago. My periods have not been regular for three years.
Ammonia Smell: Check out this article first==>http://www. Buzzle. Com/articles/ammonia-smelling-discharge. Html. Sometimes foods in the diet can contribute to the smell, but it is also possible you have bacterial vaginosis, a more likely cause of your symptoms. You should make an appointment with your gynecologist for an evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Find out why: Most women have a mild menstrual odor. If you have strong, foul smelling odor it is best to have it evaluated. 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
Uncertain: Infection? Retained tampon? Not changing pads often enough? Most women have a mild menstrual odor. A strong, foul smelling odor usually isn't normal. 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
Hmmm?: Blood definitely has a sweet smell to it, maybe it's completely normal? When the ph of the vagina is off, the smell is typically more fishy. Other than that, there really aren't any other concerning smells to be worried about other than fishy-- which is very distinctive. Likely your smell is normal. Not being there, you can ask your mother? She's had many menstrual cycles and likely knows. ...Read more
Why doesn't my period smell like it used to smell for 4 years? Now there's no smell and I have a follicular cyst and an hCG level of 1
Not a problem: As I said before, it your period does not smell, that is not a bad thing. Your hormones are perhaps changing a bit as you are growing older. ...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
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've noticed that around the same time period the 6 of the month I have this smell. Like a fishy smell. And it always comes on the 6 until my period?
Vaginal infection: It is a bacterial vaginal infection that needs a MD to treat. ...Read more
Infection: Sometimes it can be reasons of infection, so wait for your period to come if it smells after that in the same fashion then you need to see your obgyn for further evaluation ...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
I have bled different blood that's not my period I had it for.4 days. It didn. Smell like period and ws sligh8tly brown? What is this blood?
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
Am having a pronlem for the past 2month I've been having a spotting like 10-15days before my period and it kind a smell funny what can I do about it?
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