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Vaginal Odor After A Period
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
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
Bacteria: Blood in the vagina encourages bacterial growth. That growth van result in an odor. ...Read more
Is it normal for my vagina 2 have a smell after my period? It happens here & there. What can I do to get rid of the smell ASAP? It's embarrassing!
Bacterial vaginosis?: Nothing to be embarrassed about! The most common cause of increased vaginal odor is bacterial vaginosis, an overgrowth of mostly normal bacteria. BV often occurs with odor only and little or no disharge. Trichomonas, an STD, also can do it but is less common. It's a little atypical for odor to only follow your period, though. This should be easy to diagnose and treat; see your doctor. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
PROBABLY: Probably there's an infection brewing. But that might be a signal to see your dr and find out. Makes sense. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, but should return to normal afterwards. ...Read more
My vagina has changed in smell. More pungent and sharper, ever since my last period a couple weeks ago. But I have no other symptoms.
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?
Old blood: Sometimes a vagina can smell funny after menstruation due to old blood in the uterus/vagina. If it happens every cycle, then likely isn't infection, but if happens other times, then you may want to be evaluated to rule out bacterial vaginosis as cause. Not much to be done. Can consider a gentle vinegar douch if it bothers you. Best wishes. ...Read more
See doctor: You should see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I had my period last week and it finished on thursday evening. Since then, I've had a strange undescribable smell coming from my vagina?
Could be BV: Bacterial vaginosis (bv) is the most common vaginal infection. It is an overgrowth of normal vaginal bacteria, not a sexually transmit disease. The vaginal pH gets elevated releasing the fishy odor. It is easily fixed with antibiotics. Ask to be tested for bv. Other infections are possible so get tested. Make sure you did not leave a tampon in too. ...Read more
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
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
BV? STD?: Odor is subjective. One person's "cooked potatoes" might be another's "barnyard", "fishy", etc. If new and abnormal for you, see a doctor. The main cause of strong, abnormal vaginal odor is bacterial vaginosis, an overgrowth of mostly normal bacteria. BV is not an STD, but STDs are more common in women with BV. And your topic tags show STDs are on your mind, so check it out for sure. ...Read more
My vagina smells differently. After my period it smells nice but as I ovulate it smells fishy. Its been like this for a while.
I have white creamy stuff comes out my vagina with no smell now it happens more last time I had sex was 3-5 says after period.
Normal possibly: It's normal to have discharge every day from the vagina. Most days it's clear, some days it may be white. If it's thick it can mean a yeast infection. If there's a lot of discharge, it can mean a bacterial infection. If your partner is ejaculating inside you, that can come out for a few days. At 20, if you are having sex without a condom, you may want to get checked for stds. ...Read more
I just had a white solid clump came out of my vagina it didn't have an fishy smell what could that be I got it a day before my period?
I haven't had my period in over a year. I have a strange odor to my vagina, and there are patches that smell bad around the lining. What's happening?
Exam: You need a GYN exam to diagnose your issues. ...Read more
When I got my period I use sanitary napkins, I feel hurt inside vagina (beneath clitoris).3 days after there's white discard and stink smell, aldy a week?
Infection: See your gyn for exam and testing, likely have a vaginal infection that could explain all of your symptoms. ...Read more
In second trimester and I constantly seem to have a period like smell from my vagina. Is this normal?
Having the smell of period blood come out of vagina and light cramps but not on period, what could this mean?
I'm on birth control and since I stopped getting a period my vagina smells different? (not bad like fishy or anything). What do I do?
Odor and Infection: A change in odor of the vagina could be related to many things. However, if you are concerned as it seems you are get it checked by you doctor. Sometimes douches can cause a change in vaginal odor. Sometimes a change in smell is related to an infection that is not associated with a fishy smell. ...Read more
My vagina is itchy before my period with one week it becomes sever and there's white dischar with bad smell and it won't stop I took pill and did test?
Vaginal infection: Phew wee! If something smells as badly as described, I would immediately see a GYN because you have a possible vaginal bacterial infection that needs to be treated by the "good doctor" to eliminate the "bad smell". ...Read more
So she told me her vagina has a cat litter smell and her period is being weird like its struggling to start and she's not producing much blood from it?
...Rotten In Denmark: Has she tried catnip? Or maybe Arm and Hammer... Vinegar? Better yet, get to a gynecologist to sort this out because a weird or unusual smell plus menstrual problems smells like a problem for a G-Man! In the meantime, a nose clip for you, and keep it dry 'till this is sorted-out. Seriously, get to a gynecologist. ...Read more
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