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Strange fishy odour

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  • Posted By: charlie60
  • March 18, 2008
  • 11:01 AM

I'm a healthy 29 year old who has noticed of late that whenever I eat fish or seafood the following day or so I have a fishy odour emanating from my nether regions... It has only just happened in the last year or so, and no, I'm not sexually active. There is no discharge, itching, rahes or anything like that. I am rather sensitive to odours, so I don't think it's noticeable to others, but does anyone out there know why?, what the reason is, and perhaps how to eliminate this? It even occurs when I take odorless fish oil tablets. As I am semi vegetarian I would hate to cut fish out of my diet, however I might need to. Thanks in advance to anyone brave enough to answer. : )

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  • the only thing i can think of which could make someone smell like fish when they eat fish is Trimethylaminuria (fish odour syndrome) but you dont sound like you are smelling no where near bad enough to have something like that. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/2847041.stm
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  • Try only fresh-water fish.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hello my name is gail and i don't have the same problem as you but my body does give off that fish odor.i've been suffering from this all my lifeso you can imagine what i've been going through.i have something call tri-something can't remember how to spell it but it's really affecting my lively hood so if you know anyone who could help or are going through the same thing please pass on the information.and if you can let other people know because most people think it comes from not bathing or showering and in my case that is not it.thank you and god bless.
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  • It is called Gardnerella I have had it so many time sover the years it is just a bacterial infection, you need to go to doctor get the antibiotics then read up on it beacause certain soaps and body washes and food will set it off and it can be avoided since I have read up on it i have not had it for 3 years previously 4-5 times a year.
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  • Hello my name is gail and i don't have the same problem as you but my body does give off that fish odor.i've been suffering from this all my lifeso you can imagine what i've been going through.i have something call tri-something can't remember how to spell it but it's really affecting my lively hood so if you know anyone who could help or are going through the same thing please pass on the information.and if you can let other people know because most people think it comes from not bathing or showering and in my case that is not it.thank you and god bless.Trimethylaminuria: genetic. The inability of the body to process foods containing carnitine, choline and/or trimethylamine AND NO FURTHER. Causes a strong odor that is expressed through the skin, sweat and BREATH. The enzyme, monooxydase3 is not produced. Avoid foods containing the above; eggs, dairy, soy, shell fish, peas, peanuts, broccoli, cauliflour,cabbage and anything containing Lecithin. Now if we could only find that enzyme on a Pharmacy shelf...my onset was pubery and there IS a hormonal connection.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 23, 2009
    • 11:01 PM
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  • Look into Trichomonas Vaginitis, which can cause a fishy odor.
    kermworm 81 Replies
    • November 23, 2009
    • 11:54 PM
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  • Choline supplements, etc can cause a fishy odor - see if anything you are taking has choline:pI'm a healthy 29 year old who has noticed of late that whenever I eat fish or seafood the following day or so I have a fishy odour emanating from my nether regions... It has only just happened in the last year or so, and no, I'm not sexually active. There is no discharge, itching, rahes or anything like that. I am rather sensitive to odours, so I don't think it's noticeable to others, but does anyone out there know why?, what the reason is, and perhaps how to eliminate this? It even occurs when I take odorless fish oil tablets. As I am semi vegetarian I would hate to cut fish out of my diet, however I might need to. Thanks in advance to anyone brave enough to answer. : )
    rainsky 28 Replies
    • November 24, 2009
    • 08:34 PM
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