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What causes me to have a foul smelling discharge before my period?

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Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: PH changes

Foul smelling discharge is most commonly associated with changes in the ph or acidity/alkalinity of your vagina.
Food and alcohol can affect ph, bacterial infections can affect ph. Ejaculate too. There are a variety of environmental causes of foul smelling discharge. Having said that, the changes in your hormones before a period (decline in estrogen) may be causing this as well.

In brief: PH changes

Foul smelling discharge is most commonly associated with changes in the ph or acidity/alkalinity of your vagina.
Food and alcohol can affect ph, bacterial infections can affect ph. Ejaculate too. There are a variety of environmental causes of foul smelling discharge. Having said that, the changes in your hormones before a period (decline in estrogen) may be causing this as well.
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