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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

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Why does my vagina smell like ammonia during my period? The rest of the month it does not smell like that.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Why does my period smell so bad?

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.

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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.

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Why does my period smell so stink?

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.

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Why does my period smell sickley sweet?

Why does my period smell sickley sweet?

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.

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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

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.

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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.

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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. Mrmstrual cycles may smell different at different yes 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.

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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.

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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

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