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Does your period has a smell? - January 16th 2012, 12:32 AM

I was talking to my sister the other day about periods, and i told her mine smells ans she told me that hers doesnt smell at all.I always thought it was normal for it to have a smell but now im not so sure. could there be something wrong with me?



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Re: Does your period has a smell? - January 16th 2012, 12:41 AM

It's not normal to have strong menstrual period odor, but it's also not normal to have zero odor. When blood comes in contact with air, it takes on its own scent. This scent is usually mild enough that others can't smell it through your clothes, but you'll be able to smell it when you use the bathroom or change your clothes. Your own menstrual scent is normal and you shouldn't aim to have a completely scent-free period.

But to reduce your period smell you can do things like taking more baths/showers. You can also change your pad often, and avoid scented products. If this still continues and you think it is bad - then go to a doctor and get it checked up on as it might be a vaginal infections (bacterial vaginosis, yeast infection or trichomoniasis).



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Re: Does your period has a smell? - January 16th 2012, 12:45 AM

Don't worry there's nothing wrong with you. My period has a smell and my best friends doesn't, it just depends on the person. Who knows? Maybe your sister is just too embarrased to say hers does, or she just can't smell it. Don't worry there is nothing wrong with you, just remember when it comes to stuff like this, every girl is different.
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Re: Does your period has a smell? - January 16th 2012, 01:08 AM

Mine has a smell, though I've never asked anyone about their own. Blood is supposed to smell when it hits air, so I think you're fine.











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Re: Does your period has a smell? - January 16th 2012, 01:24 AM

Mine has a smell as well, since blood has a smell when it hits the air. I just have to change my pad a bit more often if I want to reduce the smell.


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Re: Does your period has a smell? - January 16th 2012, 01:40 AM

Mine does have a smell, and is strongest when I wake up and change my pad.
   
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Re: Does your period has a smell? - January 16th 2012, 02:01 AM

Mine has a smell. Tampons make the smell less noticeable then pads. Pads gross me out. They are like smelly diapers so I've always used tampons.
   
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Re: Does your period has a smell? - January 16th 2012, 02:21 AM

It's completely normal - a lot of girls have an odor that's noticeable to them, but nobody else. If you want to reduce the smell you can use tampons instead of pads, change them more often, and shower more often.


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Re: Does your period has a smell? - January 16th 2012, 03:53 AM

Mine has a smell too. It freaks me out, I can always smell it, but I think that's because I know what to smell for. I'm always so paranoid that others can smell it.
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Re: Does your period has a smell? - January 17th 2012, 12:07 AM

Thanks everyone for all the responses.its good to know im not the only one.



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Re: Does your period has a smell? - January 17th 2012, 12:32 AM

Yep, it's normal, but I think your sister is normal as well. Everybody is different. Mine has an odor, but it's not horrific, and is worse by the end of the day, as everybody is because they need a shower.



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Re: Does your period has a smell? - January 18th 2012, 01:03 AM

Mine has a smell - and I may seem really weird by saying this, but I like it. It was reduced to just a mild scent when I started to use tampons last year. Since pads hold the scent in, really. Blood hits air = usually has a smell.
My bestfriend is the same as me. She likes it.
But everyone is different!
If you want to reduce the smell because it becomes over bearing, carry some feminine wipes (most likely found in your local tampon shopping aisle) and use those once in a while. But be careful, if you use them too much it could cause a PH disbalance </3 Ive used them so far and they work great for a quick fix on the go.

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Re: Does your period has a smell? - January 18th 2012, 03:07 AM

I do which is why I use tampons and use the bathroom more often so I can keep clean. I don't like thinking that someone can smell me, even though the chances are probably slim to none, i prefer no chance of someone being able to smell my period.
   
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Re: Does your period has a smell? - January 25th 2012, 03:08 PM

Mine has a smell. Which is copper pennies...which is basically the smell of blood hahaha. So it's totally normal. And I am pretty sure EVERY girl's smells. The only reason they couldn't is probably because they are use to it. Or it's their own, etc.


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Re: Does your period has a smell? - January 26th 2012, 07:44 PM

Mine has a smell, I find it embarassing, mostly because I'm always worried about things like that.


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Re: Does your period has a smell? - January 26th 2012, 11:18 PM

Haha funnily enough I was wondering if other girls had a smell too ... yes I have one ...




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Re: Does your period has a smell? - January 26th 2012, 11:43 PM

Mine has a strong smell and I hate it.


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Re: Does your period has a smell? - January 27th 2012, 01:26 AM

Mine has a bit of a smell so there's nothing wrong with you unless it's a really common minor thing either way I'm sure you're fine. Like Dez said, blood is suppost to have a smell when it reacts with the oxygen and other chemicals in the air :P


   
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Re: Does your period has a smell? - January 27th 2012, 01:30 AM

It's totally normal for yours to have a smell. As long as you're changing your pad or tampon often and showering daily, you should be fine.






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