Hello folks! I have a disgusting question! For the past two cycles, I have noticed that my menstrual blood has an extremely rank odor. I would say that it smells like a cross between dead raccoon and my cat's morning breath. Is this normal, or a possible infection?
28yo old cis female
lost a pregnancy two cycles ago
started using a menstrual cup two cycles ago
not on any birth control
taking psych meds (for years)
no dietary changes
fairly stressed out
Is it possible that my menstrual blood has always smelled this way and I am only noticing it now because I am using a menstrual cup and focusing more on it? Or could this be related to the pregnancy loss somehow? Since then, my cycle has been struggling to get back to normal and my cervical mucus is just now back to its regular patterns. As far as I can tell, my discharge has been smelling normal between menses.
Thanks for any advice or anecdotes!