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days before I start my cycle I let off a sweet flowery scent

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I have a concern for the past five months I notice a few days before I start my cycle I let off a sweet flowery scent? why is that and is it normal?

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replied January 29th, 2012
Vaginal and Uterus Health Answer A30905
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The symptom that you describe could suggest chances of infection (related to hormonal changes and sugar levels affecting vaginal secretions). Do not ignore your symptoms. Visit your doctor/gynecologist for examination and vaginal swab/smear test done to confirm/rule out infective causes. You may also consider getting your blood sugar levels tested to make sure your sugar levels are controlled. Treatment as needed (based on examination and investigations results) would be started to help you. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle. If infective cause is detected, and if you are sexually active, get your partner also treated simultaneously, (and avoid having intercourse while being on treatment) to prevent chances of re-infection. Avoid vaginal douching, or use of harsh soap or perfumes in the area. Use loose cotton undergarments and avoid use of tight fitting clothes. Avoid sweat accumulation in the area.
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