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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. ...Read more

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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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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Why might it be that my period smells bad?

Why might it be that my period smells bad?

IT MAY BE NORMAL BUT: 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. ...Read more

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I have a very bad smell when I am on my period. It also has a brown-ish color. What can that be?

I have a very bad smell when I am on my period. It also has a brown-ish color. What can that be?

Bloody smell: Often times some people have difficulty with the smell of old blood in general, which really can be normal, kind of like how passing gas is a bad smell but you get used to your own...Sometimes though blood becomes a medium for bacteria to grow and you can get bacterial vaginosis. Ask your doctor to test you. ...Read more

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Hi for the last 2 or3 periods a couple days before and during my period it smells bad. What could it be?

Hi for the last 2 or3  periods  a couple days before and during my period it smells bad. What could it be?

GYN: You should see your gYN and get checked for infection. Some women do have a certain vaginal odor around the time of their menstrual cycle; however, most importantly, get checked for infection. ...Read more

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Hi I have a weird smell before my period it's not fishy nor too bad . Do women usually change odors before period ?

Hi I have a weird smell before my period it's not fishy nor too bad . Do women usually change odors before period ?

Vaginal odor: Usual pre-menstrual odors are secondary to infection. Bacterial infections can produce unpleasant odors. Yeast infections are not dangerous, and are common just prior to one's period. If the odor is not unpleasant, it is probably a yeast overgrowth and is not serious. If this is irritating or produces itching, see your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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I have this gross chunky white stuff coming out from "down there" and it smells bad! i don't know what to do! I have gotten my period.

I have this gross chunky white stuff coming out from "down there" and it smells bad! i don't know what to do! I have gotten my period.

It is time for : A medical evaluation. 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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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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