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what are the causes having a foul blood menstruation odor...

By August 3, 2010 - 8:14pm
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I can smell my menstruation blood and it is really irritating. Even when I am in the office I feel embarrassed coz I know my colleagues can smell that too. And there was a time that I was in the cab..and when I moved a little suddenly the guy sitting beside me covered his nose. I also smelled the odor of my menstruation blood. And I also want to know what are the reasons that a girl will have her period for a month or 2. thanks!!!

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Have you talked with your gynecologist about your symptoms? Most women are conscious about possible odor (during menstruation and not), however I am concerned that you are having such a strong odor AND you are menstruating for a month or two continuously? (or, was that a typo)?

For normal odor control, you can try a few suggestions:
1. Tampons instead of pads
2. If you choose to wear pads, be sure to change them often
3. You can try scented pads or panty liners (some may cause some irritation)
4. Shower in the morning and evening during menstruation if you are feeling self-conscious or live in a hot climate
5. Bring a change of underwear for particularly heavy days, or if you live in a very hot climate

These are solutions to odor if there is no underlying medical condition, and you would want to talk with your GYN to rule out any other reasons if the odor is more than what would be considered usual.

Do you have any close friends or family members who could tell you if they notice any odors, as you may be more self-conscious and there may not be an issue with the odor (you still need to talk with your doctor about irregular period, as they could be related).

August 3, 2010 - 8:40pm
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Anonymous (reply to Alison Beaver)

All of the above advice is wrong and contradicts all the advice on well established, credible websites. Tampons may be the cause of bacteria that causes odor. Soaps and douches kill good bacteria. Scented pad can cause irritations.

November 25, 2015 - 10:07am
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