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Here’s Why Your Period Blood Smells

Here’s Why Your Period Blood Smells

Odor can also come from the bacteria that naturally accumulates during your period. "When you’re bleeding, you retain moisture in the vagina," Dr. Shirazian says, which can lead to "secondary vaginal infections like bacterial vaginosis, which has a strong, fishy odor." The thing to remember about bacterial vaginosis (sometimes shortened to BV) is that it…

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