I've been experiencing a strange vaginal odor that I, and others around me can smell. I've been to the gynecologist on numerous occasions and have repeatedly tested negative for any infections including bacterial vaginosis. I'm not sexually active although I've also been checked for STD's just to be sure that it couldn't by chance be an STD. I've been told everything including my vaginal discharge is normal. I'm very well educated on vaginal health and follow all of the rules. I've made dietary changes, eat really healthy, the whole nine.
The odor is a vaginal odor. However when I discharge, my discharge doesn't have much of an odor to it. Another strange characteristic of the odor is it kind of "stays in the air." Sometimes I will leave my room or whatever room I'm in and come back, and I'll notice that the room I was in just minutes ago smells.
The only time I get a break from the odor is when I take a probiotic like Fem-Dophilus or RepHresh Pro-B. The odor gets worse when I'm menstruating. When I'm menstruating the odor gets more metallic, I don't use tampons. The odor varies from time to time. The odors smells are like :a "wet dog", "stinky feet", "musty", like "butt" or "feces", and "sweaty." Keep in mind this is just a vaginal odor, not a body odor.
The dietary changes I've made helps a lot. Eating anything with caffeine and sugar really makes it worse.