why does my period smell so bad

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Why does my period smell so bad?

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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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My period is 9 days late - "blood" is brown and smells metallic. Is this really my period, or is it an infection? I don't usually have any problems with my menstrual cycle. It is always on time, and I can tell when I am about to get it. This is why I foun

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Was your period late or early? From the text it appeared early. An infection is a possibility though not a common cause of irregular bleeding. Irregular ovulation is a more likely cause. If you develop fever and lower abdominal pain infection becomes more likely.
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Dr. Yash K. Khanna answered:

Why might it be that my period smells bad?

IT MAY BE NORMAL BUT

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There is normally smell of blood when menstruating and that is normal and for some it may be very unpleasant smell.But if the odor has changed lately from what it was before and it is bothering you than see your gynecologist to rule out a bacterial infection
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Dr. Yash K. Khanna answered:

What can I do if my period blood smells bad, is that normal?

IT MAY BE NORMAL BUT

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There is normally smell of blood when menstruating and that is normal and for some it may be very unpleasant smell.But if the odor has changed lately from what it was before and it is bothering you than see your gynecologist to rule out a bacterial infection
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what does it mean if i have brown discharge a day after my period and it smells bad?

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This is usually just a mixture of old blood from your period mixed with normal vaginal mucous, nothing to be alarmed about. If it continues more than a week then see your Doctor to rule out bacterial vaginosis.
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What does it mean when you start to have your period but it smells bad like death with black goo?

What a description!

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One of the first things I look for when a woman complains of really bad vaginal odor is a lost tampon! Sometimes a tampon is placed in the vagina, the string gets tucked inside, and a woman can forget it's there. After a while, the odor can be quite strong. But it's also possible that there's an infection present, and it would be very wise to have this checked by your doctor. Good luck. LGromkoMD
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Dr. Omega Edwards answered:

I had sex for the first time 2 weeks ago, and I'm still bleeding like I'm on my period. Its brown and smells bad. ?

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Perhaps the bleeding is a natural part of sexual intercourse for the first time (torn hymen)? The bad smell may be from having old blood in your vagina? Could you have a sexually transmitted infection? Was a condom used? Questions, questions, questions! You are a smart young lady (you came to HealthTap). Get all of your questions answered by your doctor. The truth wil set you free! Peace.
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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.

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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.:)
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Why do I have a brownish color discharge when it's close to my period and it smells like spoil fruit or something is that bad ?

Infection

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Sounds like it could be a sexually transmitted infection. You should be tested by a doctor.
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