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embarrasing symptoms

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 16, 2007
  • 02:18 AM

I have had an embarrasing problem with odor for several months that I cnnot identify. I am a 57 yr old female. At first I thought it was a urine odor and maybe I was leaking, but my clothing is dry, then I thought it was coming from my skin in the groing area or from the rectal area, but I cannot locate it. I mentioned this to my GYN and he said everything looked normal. I bathe frequesntly but within 30 minutes it comes back and worsens through theday. It is somewhat pungent and mettalic or yeasty. HELP I also have had another unusual thing going on with the palm of my hand. I have had a couple of bumps raise up right in the middle where you can "fold" your hand.IT doesn't hurt but I can presson it and it willsting alittle. Noodd colors or rash justthree bumps like hard little things under the skin not noticeable to the eye but obvious to the touch.
I have looked online and looked but can't find any suggestions for either of my symptoims. Thanks to anyone who might have asuggestion!!

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  • I have two suggestions for you:1. Bad odour can sometimes be as a result of DIET.If you have noticed (and i'm not being racist in ANY way), some Indian people tend to have quite bad odour - this is because of their DIET which consists of a lot of curry and spices. The odour, after many years on such a diet, will eventually become apparent through sweat, in the form of B.O.2. Try buying some new clothes/ new washing powder/ a new washing machine/ a filter cap for your washing basin if you wash your clothes by hand. Also, try wearing a new set of clothes ENTIRELY for each day of the week.And i'm sure I don't need to tell you this, but considering you are coming of an age, the will to use soap everyday on every part of your body deteriorates, especially if you're not in shape and don't want to bend down to reach certain areas (especially your feet). Simply getting in the shower without using soap on every part of your body will ultimately result in bad odour, if this is a continuous process. I recommend buying a washing brush to scrape any dead skin off your body, some anti odour soap and some deoderant (spelling?) which you should ONLY USE AFTER HAVING WASHED YOURSELF THOROUGHLY.I hope that helps. And try not to be so embarassed by your symptoms. We all have our problems - they just take different forms in different people. Consider yourself LUCKY that you don't have something more serious, like some of the other people posting on this site.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 17, 2007
    • 04:05 PM
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  • Could be a metabolic problem. certain ones can cause a continually bad body odor. I have read that some can make the sufferer smell fishy( seriously). deficiency in meatbolising certain enzymes may cause this. Hope it helps!.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 18, 2007
    • 00:57 AM
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  • Brick, you are starting to piss me off. Your sanctimonius suggestions are rude and totally unnecessary. This lady is looking for help, not a diatribe about cleanliness. Anyway, to the lady who posted. Have you ever left clothes in the washer too long? or they sat in the dryer for days and weren't really dry? Sometimes an odd sour smell will come out of your clothes after your skin warms them up which I assume is some kind of mold. Which would tie into the 30 minutes you mentioned. Even if the clothes smell o.k. when dry, when moist they will smell like rancid bleach. The only way to get this smell out is to wash in hot water and dry thoroughly. Or alternatively, sometime there can be a fistula or passageway between the rectum and the vagina. Your gynecologist can see if that is the problem.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • September 18, 2007
    • 11:23 AM
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  • Hi! Just a question? Are you the only person who notices your smell ?Could it be psychological ? Could it be a reaction to some sort of food? Whenever a friend of mine eats garlic you can smell it in her sweat for days after. My girlfriend loves garlic but cant smell it on her at all??
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 18, 2007
    • 03:04 PM
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  • I had an odor for months. When I went to my gyno and told him, he did a smear and sent it to the lab. It turned out to be a bacterial infection and he gave me antibiotics. The medicine worked.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 26, 2007
    • 06:28 PM
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