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Vaginal Odor_Abstinent for Two Years

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 23, 2007
  • 00:36 AM

I've been abstinent for two years and was tested for stds, etc. about two and a half years ago. I haven't had any problems until about four months ago I developed an odor. Can't really describe it, but it doesn't smell fishy like your typical yeast infection odor. I was diagnosed with chronic vaginitis several years ago and am always really red, but I've never had the odor problem before, and I have no discharge. Why would this happen all of a sudden?

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  • I have had the same problem and I cant get rid of it. I have tried the Gel and doshes but it keeps coming back. Some days it is worse than others. I went to a gyno and she told me it was in my head and then went to another gyno and she told me that there was an odour and that it wasnt in my head. She did say to try 1 part of white vineger to 20 parts pure water.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 31, 2007
    • 08:07 AM
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  • It may be a bacterial infection, or you may just be smelling your natural body odor. Your groin area (right there under the pubic hair) has the same type of sweat glands that are in your armpits that put off the scent of BO. It happens especially if you've been warm or a little sweaty. It's totally natural and nothing to be ashamed of, but if you don't want to smell like that you could get those pre-packaged summers-eve wipes that you can just take in your purse with you and clean that area up with them every time you feel yucky. Sometimes we don't have any sort of odor like that until those glands are totally mature. I didn't notice anything like that till I was nearly 30. Now I just take the wipes with me! Also, wearing cotton underwear helps keep things cooler than other types & also better than going with no undies!! Good luck to you & don't worry! :)
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 10, 2007
    • 05:54 AM
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  • I have had the same problem before. I douche monthy and shave evrything down there. It works! Hair holds heat and moisture:( which causes bacteria to grow then causes a smell. Try that it worked for me.
    kindrex30 7 Replies Flag this Response
  • Please visit the post on chronic bacterial vaginosis, and look into the vaginal treatment with yogurt and probiotic capsules - this works! I'm glad douching has helped you, but I don't typically recommend it as it further disrupts the natural flora down there. You need the probiotic to rebuild your natural flora. Also, look into your diet, as sugar, yeasted breads, dairy products can contribute to this.Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3,080 Replies Flag this Response
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