What Does It Mean When Your Period Blood Has A Smell To It?

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Chetan Agrawal answered
Menstrual cycles have long been a topic of misconceptions and myths and in today’s society there is no excuse for ignorance.  Nurses, general practitioners and gynecologists alike are willing and able to explain anything you do not understand as well as give you needed information.  All period blood has a smell but you have to know your body and be able to judge the smells for yourself.  A good indicator that you may need to see your doctor is when your period blood starts to have an excessive "fishy” or "dead” smell when you know you are otherwise clean.   These could be indicators of infection, sexually transmitted disease, hemorrhaging, and other serious issues.  It is always a good idea to check with and your gynecologist if you have any lasting odor that is strong or unusual. 

Many years ago, without the knowledge that is readily available today, women ignored symptoms such as these and many paid with their lives.  Ignoring infections or other issues can lead to the inability to have children in several different ways.  Scarring on the fallopian tubes can be caused by certain things while others can cause the removal of the uterus and other reproductive organs in order to save the life of the woman. 

Not only is a foul smell to your menstrual blood unsanitary, it is also cause for the concern of your genital health.  Paying attention to your body and taking care of your "goodies” and overall health at all ages will be appreciated when you are older.  Keep your yearly checkup appointments, your reproductive health, if ignored can also lead to other changes in your life.  Consider the mother of 6 who was diagnosed with cervical cancer well after it had metastasized into her intestines, almost costing her the life she so happily built.  If only she had gone to the doctor more often and stopped ignoring the pains she had been having for two years.  Protect your reproductive health; it’s important at all ages.
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Jessica Beltran answered
Well it depends howo long was yr prior period if it is possible of a pregnancy and you miscarried that can be why you have a bad smell in yr blood becase maybe the dead fetus was inside of you for a while dead...but if that is not the case when if you have yr period and you eat certain foods like eggs makes yr blood a little stinku!as long you don't hav any pain or a diferent colo in yr blood or the amount in how are bleeding yr fine you might just have eaten something that happens to me when I at avocado or eggs good luck!
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Anonymous answered
Wow those were the three worst answers ever.  Blood can have a smell to it, but a very strong smell can mean you aren't keeping the area clean enough.  A sweet smell can possibly indicate diabetes.
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Anonymous answered
I smell blood but when I check nothings there no period nothing but I keep having the smell
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Anonymous answered
Maybe You Just Need To Wash Down There Or You Need To Change Your Pad.If There Is A Sweet Smell The You Mite Need To Check That Out.
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Anonymous answered
Well it is blood, And blood smells; especially when left at room temp and if you leave it there for a long time. Blood is blood, and it will smell regardless.
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Anonymous answered
I think it is because it came out of a smelly place but theres nothing to worry about only of it gets out of hand hope I helped

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