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Forum Name: Gynecology
Question: Strong fould smelling menstual blood
|bluedaisy_222 - Sun Nov 02, 2008 1:58 pm||
I'm not sure whether to be worried or not. I'm in the middle of my period and I use a Diva cup which keeps the blood inside. This morning when I went to empty the cup, the smell was so strong and foul that I gagged. I'm thirty years old so I know that this is not normal but I'm wondering how worried I should be. I am not sexually active and have not been for nearly two years. What could cause this symptom?
|Debbie Miller, RN - Wed Nov 05, 2008 8:01 pm||
A foul odor generally is indicative of infection so if this continues you should be seen by your doctor - even during your cycle.
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