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Why is my period blood so watery and smells like rotten

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why is my period blood so watery and smells like rotten meat? I'm 31 years old never had issues with my period. I've had my period now for 2 weeks and it has been very watery light reddish/orange colour and smells very discusting. I have a hernia above my stomach does this have anything to do with this?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  khagihara replied 7 years ago.
It could be bacteria infection. It is not related to the hernia. However, other possibilities as well like fibroids, endometrial polyp, endometrial hyperplasia (overgrowth of the lining of the uterus-benign), endometrial or ovarian tumor (less likely in your age), bleeding disease, thyroid disease, dysfunctional uterine bleeding (temporary imbalances of hormones), polycystic ovary syndrome (imbalances of hormones; overweight, diabetes, multiple ovarian cysts-not always, male pattern hair growth). You should see a gynecologist to have a pelvic exam, culture, and ultrasound if necessary.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
hi there thank you for your answer. My period has finally stopped today, should I still be worried enough to see my doctor or just wait till I get my next period to see whats happening?
Expert:  khagihara replied 7 years ago.
You should see a gynecologist for sure because the odor is not normal.
Expert:  khagihara replied 7 years ago.
Cervical tumor also causes the symptoms. You must go to see a gynecologist.