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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
? infection: dark coloring of menses bleeding toward the end of the period can be normal. Watch for signs of infection like sensitivity, itching. Probably just a long cycle, change the tampon, pad often. ...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 been off of my period for about 4 days and my vagina still smells bad. I have washed it twice a day and it doesn't help. Why does it smell bad?
If...: If the smell is like fishy in quality it could be related to a bacterial vaginosis, which is an infection of the vagina esp. if associated with burning sensation, urinary urgency and frequency, and discharge. If that is the case get evaluated with your GYN provider for treatment. ...Read more
On my period days, i smell a bad odor too in my private area, is that normal ? Then when my period is over the odor is gone.
Likely yes.: If the odor resolves after your cycle it is probably normal. If you have pain or itching with the odor the see a doctor. ...Read more
My period is 3 days away, today i had a dark brown discharge with slight pain. This has never happened before, there is no bad smell, help?
I hi I had my period 2 weeks ago it went away.then from the last week I have been bleeding brown and red blood and it has a really bad smell ?
Evaluation: Hi, you need evaluation to rule out infection vs a miscarriage with retained tissue. Please see a provider ASAP. Best of luck. ...Read more
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