Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

161 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

How to get rid of foul smell during period?

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Asra Ishtiaq Ahmed

OBGYN

Practicing since :2008

Answered : 689 Questions

default
Posted on Sat, 8 Dec 2012 in Menstruation and Miscarriage
Question: Hi I'm XXXXXXX I want to ask how to get rid of foul smell during my period it is very bad.
doctor
Answered by Dr. Asra Ishtiaq Ahmed 2 hours later
Hello there.

Thanks for writing.

The foul odor during menstruation is not normal, it is either due to an infection in the vagina or in the cervix.

Infections of the vagina include fungal infection or trichomonas. These are usually associated with itching, redness and burning in urination.

The other possibility can be inflammation and infection of the cervix which can present with foul smelling discharge associated with or without menstruation. Also pain and bleeding during intercourse can occur.

I suggest you to consult a gynecologist once you finish your periods. An XXXXXXX examination is a must to rule out infections and treat them accordingly.
Also considering your age, cervical lesions need to be ruled out for persistent foul smelling discharge. This is best done by examination and PAP smear.

Annual PAP smear are a must in all sexually active females so you need to get one if you have not done in the past one year.

To avoid infections, it is a must to ensure proper perineal hygiene by frequent changing of tampoons,undergarments and proper washing of the area with water after using toilet.

Take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,   ,   ,  
Lab Tests
Medical Topics

Recent questions on  Papillomavirus

doctor1 MD

I contracted HPV 6 months ago and I want to clean out my system and boost my immune system. I purchased a mineral cleanser for my colon, apple cidar vinegar tablets, echinacea & goldenseal for immune system, and a chlorophyll concentrate called chloroxygen to oxygenate the blood. Would you recommend taking these in a particular order for best results? Is chloroxygen a good product?

doctor1 MD

Hi, I have very dark brown discharge (going to blackish) at the beginning of my period. This has been happening for about two years. I had my pap smear test twice, and also had D&C twice, and what was removed from the uterus lining was sent for test and the results came out okey. For all these 2 years my period was coming earlier and irregularly like 14 days, 21 days, but this month it has started on the 30th day. What does the discharge mean? What does the frequent periods mean?

doctor1 MD

My 13 years daughter was vaccinated with Gardasil 3 times : 26/9/2012 28/11/2012 30/04/2013 After 3 weeks of this Gardasil, she started complaining of heavy headache and stomach pains. She has now developed depressions,anxieties, tiredness,restless, luck of appetite , irregular menstruation She has developed ADHD, sort of Autism, mental retardation, social visual impairments, social phobia, She suffers in noisy surroundings with a lot of people. She is now isolated herself from her friends and brothers. She lucks sustained attention and impulses and learning at school. Dr. Edward KIizza 36 Gillette Street, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 5HX , UK........ Please what are the side effects of Gardasil and what are the treatments?

doctor1 MD

Two weeks ago I noticed a bruise the size of a thumb on the anterior aspect of my left shoulder. The bruise went through the typical healing characteristics and disappeared. Today I noticed a new bruise in the exact same place, back to being a fresh bruise. No pain, not on any anticoagulants or medications. PMH insignificant other than a recent abnormal mammogram (10mm mass right breast 1-2 o clock.) confirmed by sono. never followed-up, and also that same year my first abnl. pap showing AGUS (atypical granulated cells unknown Origin?)..Both of these issues appeared the year I turned 40., I am currently 41 years 8months. Ht:5ft 3 Wt: 103 P:typically between 88-100 and B/P: typically 90/56..hypotensive consistantly. SWF

doctor1 MD

I recently had a pap smear that came back ASC H. I had a colposcopy last week with the following results: Part A: CERVIX , 5:00, BIOPSY: LOW-GRADE SQUAMOUS INTRAEPITHELIAL LESION (CIN 1). KOILOCYTOSIS CONSISTENT WITH HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS (HPV)...

doctor1 MD

Hi, I am 23yr old... I had unprotected sex with a guy when i am young before reaching my puberty(before commence of my 1st menstrual cycle) Is there chances of i getting pregnant...? I am scared of this and feel shy to consult a doctor and speak...

doctor1 MD

I have some very small pink round dots/marks around pubic area. they are hardly noticeable but they sometimes itch or are slightly painful. can you please let me know what this could be? (see attached photo). thank you