Q: Please Lady Care, what if the menstrual blood is brown and has an offensive odour?
A: Menstrual blood varies in color from light brown, to pink and red.
In most cases, brown blood during your period is normal. The color and consistency of blood can change throughout your menstrual cycle. Near the end of your cycle, the discharged blood is older and can be discolored. Blood usually smells, and menstrual blood is not exempted from that. However, the longer you allow the blood to stay, on a pad for instance, the more likely it smells badly. The foul odor you notice when you change your sanitary pad after several hours is actually the smell of the dying red blood cells that nourish the growth of bacteria. This is why we usually encourage regular baths and changing of your Lady Care sanitary pads as regularly as possible. A on the Opposite Floor Always Feels I'm Pretending to be a B