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jamma
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i noticed on the second-3rd day of my period that it smelled unusually strong and bad, a smell i cant describe, its not fishy or blood smelling.
it kinda scares me. is it because im on the pill? could i be pregnant? i got pap tested pretty recently and im healthy. so what could it be?

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dailicious
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A strong, foul odor is usually a sign of infection, so even though you've had a recent pap test, something could have developed since then. I'd recomend you check with your gynecologist if you're worried.

(And just to clear up - foul/strong smelling discharge is not a sign of pregnancy nor a side-effect of the pill; and to add to that, if you're having your withdrawl bleed and have been taking your pill correctly, there's abasolutely no reason to think you could be pregnant.)

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jamma
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sorry about the double post. thanks for answering. even though infection is definetly not something i want to hear [Smile]
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