Why does my period blood smell rotten?
“But period blood stays in the vagina for a longer period of time. It’s exposed to the bacteria in the vagina, and that’s where you get that odor.” You might also notice that it doesn’t always smell the same. The amount of bacteria in the vagina fluctuates, which can change the smell.
How do you stop your period from smelling like fish?
To decrease odor, change your pad frequently. Assure you are using the pad or tampon with the right amount of absorbency. If a fishy odor persists after your period is over, an infection such as bacterial vaginosis may be present. Contact your healthcare provider for an in-office examination.
Does fishy odor go away by itself?
Bacterial vaginosis is an infection of the vagina that may cause a fishy-smelling discharge. It’s usually a mild problem that may go away on its own in a few days. But it can lead to more serious problems. So it’s a good idea to see your doctor and get treatment.