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August 30th, 2012, 06:00 PM
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Im not sure where else to ask this.

I've been tested for every std or illness that might cause a vaginal odor and everything is negative.
I frequently get a fishy vaginal odor after having sex. Or after a long workout. Or after both as we tend to dtd and then go to the gym.
I had a baby in January and I've never noticed this smell before so it's new.
Obviously I shower daily and most days it's twice a day. I don't use douche because I've always been told it throws off the ph balance of the vaginal vault. Any ideas on why this happens or any certain cleansers I can use to avoid this?
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September 1st, 2012, 03:15 PM
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Bueller ? Bueller?
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One thought crossed my mind. When do you tend to notice this odor? Is it after wearing certain underwear or workout clothes? I have few items that I typically wear for working out. They smell fine when they are clean, but the moment I start to sweat in them - it's like it "activates" all the old smell from previous workouts. At first I thought the odor was coming from me, but it's was coming from the underwear/workout shorts.
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September 4th, 2012, 12:23 PM
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It's usually after I've been working out. Or when I start working out daily it's like the smell gets louder even when I shower. I bought new workout clothes that are supposed to be breathable but they don't seem to be! Lol
I've used all sorts of feminine washes too. I've got terrible under arm odor since I've been nursing the baby and there is NO deodorant that works for me. Does nursing dry out the vaginal area or cause changes there? My dr advised that my underarm issue is likely related to nursing.
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September 4th, 2012, 01:34 PM
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Nursing can cause vaginal dryness, yes. But that doesn't coincide with odor. Have you had a swab to rule out Bacterial Vaginosis?
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Nursing can cause vaginal dryness, yes. But that doesn't coincide with odor. Have you had a swab to rule out Bacterial Vaginosis?
Actually yes I did a while back after I had the baby and when I first noticed. I got my IUD put in several months ago and they swabbed then to check everything. Nothing. I hope it's not an issue with the IUD =\
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September 6th, 2012, 07:40 AM
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Oh an IUD! That's a critical piece of information! Go get checked again to make sure you haven't contracted an infection. Normally, there is a thick plug of mucus in the cervix to protect the uterus from infection - but the strings from an IUD hang down through the cervix, disrupting that plug and providing a passageway for bacteria to enter the uterus.
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Oh an IUD! That's a critical piece of information! Go get checked again to make sure you haven't contracted an infection. Normally, there is a thick plug of mucus in the cervix to protect the uterus from infection - but the strings from an IUD hang down through the cervix, disrupting that plug and providing a passageway for bacteria to enter the uterus.
Great. My luck I'll need to remove it and I'll get pregnant.
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September 6th, 2012, 03:15 PM
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Well, the getting pregnant part is up to you - but when it comes to the possibility of an IUD related pelvic infection, DON'T MESS AROUND WITH THAT! Hopefully it's nothing, but get checked to be sure!
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