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Chronic Foul Vaginal odor for 13 years.
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ottawawoman posted:
Chronic Foul Vaginal Odor for 13 yrs. Seen MANY doctors. No infections or diseases. Tried BV and yeast treatments. Tried all OTC deodorants/powders. Tried drinking much water, changing diet. Washing with water, with soap. Used natural cotton panties. Smell is equal to "days of unwashed butt". Friends, family, strangers have commented on my vaginal odor. I have smelled myself too. I am very clean person who showers daily. I can clear a room with this odor. I have to work jobs where I'm not exposing other people to my odor. I had to give up my social life completely. Last time I seen a DR for this..TODAY. No infections. No diseases. No constipation.I don't have sex. Its been 13 years since I've had sex. I have regular monthly periods. Light to medium flows. Approx 25 out of 30 days I have the foul vaginal odor Vaginal odor develops within 10 minutes after cleaning. 20 minutes and people around me can smell it and some don't mind telling me about it. I'm sick of this. I want my life back. Someone please tell me of any medications, remedies I could use. I've heard of one I can get through internet order but forgot name of it. Someone please help me. I have gotten nowhere with doctors.
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Anon_596 responded:
Have you tried trimming or clearing the area some? Perhaps it's genetically related or connected ethnically? Perhaps you're missing some skin folds while cleansing? Douching too often?
 
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ottawawoman replied to Anon_596's response:
Yes, went bald, trimmed, ect. No luck there. No, not missing any folds. That would be a dream come true for a easy solution. Nope, tried douching, not douching. Genetic maybe. Ethnic, I doubt it. Know many ethnic people and thay dont have my problem. This problem goes way above and beyond any simple cleaning issues, hair issues. I'm thinking it has to be some "rare" disorder of some kind. I find it impossible to believe there are no other women in this world that has the same problem as me. Recently tried Hephresh, no success. I have appt with a "Specialist" next month. Dear God, I hope she can tell me something other than "I dont know..." This will be my first "specialist" appt.
 
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slimfit50 replied to ottawawoman's response:
I'AM HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM
 
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An_251215 replied to slimfit50's response:
Hello, I started having the same problem - in am 50 and started noticing a strong odor - kind of sweet smelling and foul at the same time - about 3 months ago. Very noticeable to me and embarrassing. Tried showering more (twice a day), pads, powder, etc. NOTHING HELPED.

I work in a pharmacy and after some research on probiotics, I have been using RepHresh Pro B capsules (probiotic feminine supplement) now for 1 week - VOILA - almost no odor now. I will continue taking one capsule a day. Don't take regular probiotics as they are not meant for vaginal bacteria/flora.

Hope this helps you and others.
 
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ottawawoman replied to An_251215's response:
Yes, I have recently tried HepHresh. I doesnt work for me. My problem is too strong. I am now trying Noraform i believe its called. Hope it helps. I will let you know if this works.
 
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Tee27265 responded:
I had developed the same problem and could not figure out why I had started stinking. I was very upset and thought it was due to some of medications I was taking .Due to an unrelated problem I was told to start a probiotic (Acidophilus) then noticed the odor left when I stopped taking them the odor returned. Be aware that some are better than others and you have to give it time to get into your system also the Acidophilus that also contains fiber did not work for me so now im back to Acidophilus/probiotic . Good luck I hope this helps !
 
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emschick1985 responded:
My mother is having the same exact issues! She has tried everything and she is miserable and has isolated herself from everyone. It's the same type of smell. She describes it as sewage type smell. Comes back in less than an hour after shower. She also has a lot of discharges that "bubbles" out at times. She has been tested for everything and tried everything. She noticed the start of an odor when her menopaus was starting out. Please let me know if u find any solutions
 
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Mary Jane Minkin, MD replied to emschick1985's response:
Dear emschick1985,
As you noticed, several folks have found help with something like repHresh, which makes the vagina more acidic. Another option similar to that is to have her health care provider order your mom some Boric Acid suppositories from a compounding pharmacy. Women usually start with one suppository twice a day,, then go to once a day. It does often help (by acidifying the vagina) and is fairly inexpensive. Have her discuss it as an option with her health care provider. (bad bacteria don't like an acid environment)
Good luck,
Mary Jane


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