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Dr. Milroy Samuel
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Why does my vagina smell after my period ?

Dr. Milroy Samuel
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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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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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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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


Dr. Donald Alves
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
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Why does my vagina smell after my period?

Dr. Donald Alves
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
19 years in practice
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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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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. Janice Alexander
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Why does my vagina smell after my period is over?

Dr. Janice Alexander
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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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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Dr. Aaron Ament
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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Why does my vagina smell like poop a few days after my period?

Dr. Aaron Ament
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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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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. Brian Nguyen
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Why does my vagina smell like period but not on it?

Dr. Brian Nguyen
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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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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Dr. Paula Hillard
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Why does my vagina smell during my period?

Dr. Paula Hillard
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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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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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Why does my vagina smell bad when I am on my period?

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
25 years in practice
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Bacteria: Blood in the vagina encourages bacterial growth. That growth van result in an odor. ...Read more

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Dr. Philip Miller
Board Certified, Family Medicine
42 years in practice
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Why does my vagina smell rotten .i bleed everyday idk when I have a period . Help I hate bleeding every single day . ?

Dr. Philip Miller
Board Certified, Family Medicine
42 years in practice
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Why does my vagina smell rotten .i bleed everyday idk when I have a period . Help I hate bleeding every single day . ?

GYN: Abnormal bleeding. old blood and possb le infection- time to go to your GYN. ...Read more

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Dr. Alvin Lin
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Why does my vagina smell just before my periods?

Dr. Alvin Lin
Board Certified, Geriatrics
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Why does my vagina smell just before my periods?

Hormonal fluctuation: If the smell varies throughout the month and consistently changes depending upon your time of month, then it's most likely due to hormonal fluctuation, rather than sexually transmitted diseases/infections, which would lead to persistent alteration unrelated to time. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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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 ?

Dr. Jeff Livingston
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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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 ?

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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