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Why does my vagina smell after my period?

Why does my vagina smell after my period?

Blood breakdown: Incomplete evacuation of the blood from menstrual cycle breaking down is likely source of odor if otherwise asymptomatic. ...Read more

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Why does my vagina smell after my period ?

Why does my vagina smell after my period ?

Blood: Blood has an oder. It takes a a few days for your period to resolve. If odor is still present after your cycle you may have a vaginitis. ...Read more

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Why does my vagina smell after my period is over?

See a Provider: A funny smell coming from the vagina may mean infection. So, please see a provider and check this out! ...Read more

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Why does my vagina smell like poop a few days after my period?

Why does my vagina smell like poop a few days after my period?

PROBABLY: Probably there's an infection brewing. But that might be a signal to see your dr and find out. Makes sense. ...Read more

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Why does my vagina smell like period but not on it?

Why does my vagina smell like period but not on it?

Bacterial vaginosis: Some women will occasionally have an alteration in the kinds of bacteria found in their vaginas which can give an off smell. Get evaluated by your doctor to find out, because this is treatable. ...Read more

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Why does my vagina smell during my period?

Vaginal odor varies: Vag odor may vary with activity or even with diet. Citrus fruits may cause sweet smell or taste. Normal vag odor may be "musky".A fishy odor suggests a bacterial vaginosis. A foul odor may suggest the std trichomonas.Use of lubricants or birth control options can change the odor.Yeast infections may smell like bread, and often have a thick white discharge.The presence of blood changes the odor. ...Read more

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Am having A foul smell for 3 days now after a normal 5 day period and a burning inside my vagina. Can you tell me what is wrong. Thank you ?

Am having A foul smell for 3 days now after a normal 5 day period and a burning inside my vagina. Can you tell me what is wrong. Thank you ?

Various causes: Vaginal odor is usually caused by bacterial vaginosis - a nonsexually transmitted bacterial overgrowth. Other causes are possible. Vaginal burning can be caused by yeast, herpes and other infections. An examination and testing can be done to determine the cause ...Read more

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Why does my vagina have a strong odor after my period is over but the smell goes away after a couple days? No other symptoms other than the odor.

Why does my vagina have a strong odor after my period is over but the smell goes away after a couple days? No other symptoms other than the odor.

Vaginal odor: This may be due to vaginal pH. Depending upon whether use tampons or pads. The vaginal pH may change due to the amount of menstrual flow. Probiotics are great option to consider and replenish seeing the good bacteria. Another consideration would be to use something to restore vaginal pH such as refresh which is over-the-counter. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is also known as Menses. Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more


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