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Heard that the smell of vaginal discharge can change to a metallic sort of smell when a period is oncoming? is this true?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Uncertain

The scent of the vagina will change somewhat throughout the month and is influenced many there factors.
I would not draw any conclusions regarding the menstrual cycle by a metallic smell. If you feel the odor is abnormal or unpleasant then I would schedule a visit for testing. Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause of vaginal odor.

In brief: Uncertain

The scent of the vagina will change somewhat throughout the month and is influenced many there factors.
I would not draw any conclusions regarding the menstrual cycle by a metallic smell. If you feel the odor is abnormal or unpleasant then I would schedule a visit for testing. Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause of vaginal odor.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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