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What Causes Foul Smell Before Menstruation?

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Posted on Mon, 6 Oct 2014
Question: Why do I experience foul smell (smells like a rotten fish) days before my menstruation?
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Soumen Patra (38 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
BACTERIAL VAGINOSIS. NEED PROPER TREATMENT.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Thanks for writing to us.

Foul smell or rotten fish like smell before period is MOSTLY due to BACTERIAL VAGINOSIS. Wet mount preparation can confirm the diagnosis.

Some predisposing factors like mental stress, lack of sleep, poor eating habits, frequent using of steroid, pill or antibiotic, weak immune system, Cervicitis, poor genital hygiene etc are to be eliminated gradually to avoid recurrence.

TREATMENT: 1) Oral or Vaginal suppository with METRONIDAZOLE or Clindamycin is the DRUG of choice. It should be taken for 5 to 7 days. Kindly, procure complete prescription from your doctor.

2) Prebiotics and Probiotics are quite useful to maintain healthy vaginal flora and they help to reduce this type of infection.

3) Use vaginal moisturizer cream like RepHresh pH gel or VAGISIL cream to avoid repeated infection and maintain vaginal pH. Maintain genital hygiene properly.

4) Wear only cotton clothes. Don't wear any tight fitting cloths or pants to avoid repeated friction/ irritation. Take sound sleep adequately.

5) Take healthy diet with anti oxidant (like Vitamin -E or C, Selenium, Zinc etc) supplements. Drink plenty of water or juice for better systemic circulation. You must avoid SALTY/ SUGARY/ FATTY foods.

6) Avoid chemical cosmetics, perfume or scented bath products around genital area. Keep the area mostly dry. You should avoid unprotected sex and chemical lubricant until problem is resolved completely.

Hope, it helps for your information. Kindly, close the discussion if you don't have any other query.

Wish your good health and take care yourself.

Regards,
Dr S Patra

For future query, you can directly approach me through

http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/Funnel?page=askDoctorDirectly&docId=63326
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Follow up: Dr. Dr. Soumen Patra (12 minutes later)
Thank you for your response. My doctor gave me Candid V6, two times. I applied last July and Aug. However, it is still the same. She asked me to have TVS, Urinalysis and Blood test. Kindly see the attahed files for my results. Please help me. What is my condition?
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Soumen Patra (23 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
CANDID V6 IS NOT USEFUL IN THIS CASE.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Thanks for follow up query.

In my point of view, bacterial vaginosis (BV) can cause above clinical picture and you need proper treatment for that.

CANDID V6 is used for yeast infection or vaginal candidiasis. It is NOT the same treatment for BV also.

I suggest you to follow my earlier treatment protocol after consultation with your doctor to get effective result.

Hope, I have answered your query. All the best and good luck.

Regards,
Dr S Patra

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Bhagyalaxmi Nalaparaju
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What Causes Foul Smell Before Menstruation?

Brief Answer: BACTERIAL VAGINOSIS. NEED PROPER TREATMENT. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for writing to us. Foul smell or rotten fish like smell before period is MOSTLY due to BACTERIAL VAGINOSIS. Wet mount preparation can confirm the diagnosis. Some predisposing factors like mental stress, lack of sleep, poor eating habits, frequent using of steroid, pill or antibiotic, weak immune system, Cervicitis, poor genital hygiene etc are to be eliminated gradually to avoid recurrence. TREATMENT: 1) Oral or Vaginal suppository with METRONIDAZOLE or Clindamycin is the DRUG of choice. It should be taken for 5 to 7 days. Kindly, procure complete prescription from your doctor. 2) Prebiotics and Probiotics are quite useful to maintain healthy vaginal flora and they help to reduce this type of infection. 3) Use vaginal moisturizer cream like RepHresh pH gel or VAGISIL cream to avoid repeated infection and maintain vaginal pH. Maintain genital hygiene properly. 4) Wear only cotton clothes. Don't wear any tight fitting cloths or pants to avoid repeated friction/ irritation. Take sound sleep adequately. 5) Take healthy diet with anti oxidant (like Vitamin -E or C, Selenium, Zinc etc) supplements. Drink plenty of water or juice for better systemic circulation. You must avoid SALTY/ SUGARY/ FATTY foods. 6) Avoid chemical cosmetics, perfume or scented bath products around genital area. Keep the area mostly dry. You should avoid unprotected sex and chemical lubricant until problem is resolved completely. Hope, it helps for your information. Kindly, close the discussion if you don't have any other query. Wish your good health and take care yourself. Regards, Dr S Patra For future query, you can directly approach me through http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/Funnel?page=askDoctorDirectly&docId=63326