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Strong odor with menstrual blood

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My menstruation cycle has changed over the last year I just turned 43 yesterday, it's embearrasing but there is an very offensive odor with the blood that was not there before, it's so bad even in the garbage bag with it closed it smells up the entire bathroom so awful help and I've noticed more peach fuzz on my face, Should I seek horomone therapy, What can I do?


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replied February 11th, 2010
Menstruation Answer A9939
Thank you for your question on ehealthforum.com

Odorous periods and menstrual bleeding are indicative of infection. Irregular, heavy periods are also indicative of that. Most often it is due to bacterial infections.

Naturally this needs treating with antibiotics. Other predisposing factors like any underlying uterine pathology needs to be treated, this requires examination by gynecologist including speculum examination.

In the absence of any pathology the symptoms are most probably due to hormonal changes resulting in dysfunctional uterine bleeding. Please consult your gynecologist for per vaginal examination, scan if needed. Hormonal assay is also needed to exclude abnormalities and know the cause for fuzz on face. Thank you.



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