I have an odor, it smells like it's coming from all of my body pores cause I have a lot of hot flashes. But I believe it's coming from the vaginal area. Have tried a lot of different things OTC nothing is working. Primary doctor doesn't seem to care & said the PAP didn't show anything just use Dial soap. Everyone around me is talking. Help.
Person's Age: 55
monistat inserts OTC, folic acid tabs, probiotics, yogurt insert, eating yogurt, hydrogen peroxide douches, vinegar/epsom salts/baking soda baths.
Hello, and I am pleased to help, use of my answers are for educational purposes only.Hello what does this smell like - does it smell fishy or metallic?Which probiotics do you use - and does it contain Lactobaccillis acidophilus.?
It smells like decay, death mixed with musk. sometimes I think a little fishy not a lot. Differently not metallic. The probiotic I bought is called Ultimate Flora Vaginal Support - 50 Billion - 10 probiotic strains - lactobaccillis acidophilus is one of the 10.
P.S. Suffering for years with this odor. Hx complete hysterectomy yrs ago, h.pilori yrs ago, HPV, my primary says that I am not diabetic but I had gestestional diabetes, currently have thyroid nodules/liver nodules - can this be a contributing factor?
Did this worsen after the hysterectomy?Do you still have ovaries?Do you use any hormones?
I experienced this before my hysterectomy, but yes it did get worst after the hysterectomy. No I do not have ovaries. No, not any more - after the hysterectomy they put me on 0.625mg (I think this was the dose) of oral estrogen but after 2 or 3 yrs of using the estrogen I developed right side facial spasm and the estrogen was discontinued. I
When you were on the estrogen - was the odor any better?Do you have any blood in the vagina or dark discharge?
Maybe, It has been so long ago (2003) that I don't remember. No blood. No discharge that I have noticed (wear incontinent shields).
Okay there is a multi level problem here and hence I am thinking that due to vaginal atrophy (decreased) estrogen you have necrotic/ decaying tissue plus also a combination of a long standing infection and hence you might benefit from a culture of the vagina - BUT, realistically what I have found that helps in women with very similar stories is for women first to use Estrogen (Estradiol in the vagina such as Vagifem - and vagifem does not really get absorbed in the rest of the body so it should not cause the facial spasm.And, then I would recommend an antibiotic such as Cleocin for about 2 weeks, and then use a Probiotic such as RepHresh PRO B by mouth, then also use Boric Acid vaginal suppositories at night. Then finally you might need an application of Gentian violet - this is hard to find this gentian violet, but it can be found by 'older' ob/gyns.I hope this helpsPlease, if you have more questions, please askPlease click on a Positive rating such as GREAT/ Excellent Service (Smile faces) - please do not click on a negative rating (the bottom 2 ratings - this will hurt).Please whatever you do, please do not click on the bottom 2 ratings - thank you And, please if you have more questions, please ask – just click on Reply
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