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Vaginal odor during menstruation

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I have bad vaginal odor during my menstruation. Is this normal? What causes of that bod smell? I also touched something hard in my breast and I am not sure if it is a cyst. It doesn't ache all times except when my period nearly come. I consult this twice at my doctor but it seems that they are not sure if it was a cyst or it is normal to have this. They just asked me to take a mammogram. What do you think was this? Is it harmful or not. I want to know if it is possible to be a cyst? please help me.

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replied March 2nd, 2013
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The cyst like feeling in breast could suggest breast lump or fibroadenoma. Consider getting it examined by your treating doctor/gynecologist. The foul smell of vaginal discharge/menstrual bleeding could be indicative of vaginal infection. Do not ignore your symptoms. Visit your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for examination and vaginal swab/smear test (done on the discharge) to identify the causative agent. Get started on treatment as appropriate (based on examination and investigations results) to help you control the symptoms. Avoid self-medication. 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. Avoid vaginal douching, 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. If infective cause is detected, and if you are sexually active, it is important to get your partner also treated simultaneously to prevent chances of re-infection, and avoid having intercourse while being on treatment.
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