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Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

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


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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?

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?

Not uncommon: However, if any fever, pain then need evaluation. First period after birth can and usually is very different for most women. Hope this was helpful and congratulations on the birth of your child. Dr R ...Read more

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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.

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

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What causes amonia smell during period?

What causes amonia smell during period?

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

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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?

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?

Ob/gyn: You need a pregnancy test immediately and an ob/gyn consult. Could be anything from dysmenorrhea to menstrual cramps to an incomplete or threatened abortion. New strange odor always an indication for OB consult according to ACOG. ...Read more

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Fatigue, painful cramps, period smells like amonia?

Fatigue, painful cramps, period smells like amonia?

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

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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.

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

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Why does my period smell so bad?

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

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Why does my period smell so bad?

Why does my period smell so bad?

Menstrual odor: A foul odor from your menstrual blood may indicate a foreign body in the vagina. Check to make sure you have not forgotten to remove a previous tampon. ...Read more

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