This question was answered on Fri 09, Oct 2009 05:06pm by Dr Vinod, MBBS,FcGP

Smelly period blood

    
Asked by abunnyhops (Female; 20 ) on Thu 08, Oct 2009 03:44pm

This is a question about the menstruation cycle. I am currently ending my period, but I noticed that the blood had a rotten smell and was more brown than usual. The smell and color are different than usual. Also, the blood seemed to be coming out combined with the clear jelly like discharge. This also was unusual to my cycle. Do you think it might be a bacterial infection? What should I do?

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Answer by Dr Vinod, MBBS,FcGP  on Fri 09, Oct 2009 05:06pm:

Dear abunnyhops, Sometimes an infection can cause menstrual blood to look and smell funny. If associated with a foul odor (remember blood itself often has a characteristic smell), tenderness or fever, this should definitely prompt a visit to the gynecologist. Commercial pad such as Always or Kotex are made from synthetic materials and plastics, these prevent aeration to your vulva so get your groin hot and sweaty, as ably as mortified this give the sound environment for germs and yeast to multiply. Menstrual blood does not smell, the germ that multiply in the blood is what is causes the smell. You can try using an organic pad. These are disposable pad of late resembling commercial pad; the difference is that they are made from 100% natural cotton and biodegradable materials that allow for more aeration to your vulva so helping to preserve you dry and fresh. They do not contain chemicals so they do not interfere near majority pH in the vulva that can affect intuitive stability of microbes.
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Comment by on Wed 13, Apr 2011 07:10pm:
Smelly period can be due to infection or bacterial vaginosis. Bacterial vaginosis is treated with vaginal or oral metronidazole. Get a swab done from a gynecologist.

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