About a month ago, I started getting this very odd smell from my vagina. Freaking out, I started to research online about STIs but nothing fit the description. It isn't a fishy smell at all. It reminds me of, well, cleaning agent or nail polish! Then, about a week ago, my stool started to smell similar. Now I'm on my period and although it's right on time, it doesn't smell anything like it normally does. Usually the blood has a very strong metallic smell but now, it barely has a smell at all. There's no itching or pain, just that odd smell that makes my stomach upset.
Is there anyone out there that has a clue what the heck is going on with me? I'm making an appointment with my doctor but I thought I'd ask here and see if I could get a possible answer sooner because waiting and wondering is driving me crazy with worry.
I'd suggest that you see your gynecologist ASAP. Untreated infections can worsen if you leave hem, and as the vagina is one of the warmest and moist areas of the body, infective agents can multiply there. Conditions include:
* Bacterial vaginosis (BV) -- Bacteria that normally live in the vagina overgrow, causing a grey discharge and fishy odor that worsen after sexual intercourse. BV is not sexually transmitted.
* Cervical or vaginal cancer (rarely a cause of excess discharge)
* Forgotten tampon or foreign body
* Other infections and sexually transmitted diseases
* Vaginal yeast infection
Sorry i posted that above without finishing. Anyway, i was saying- are you a diabetic? If you havent been tested for it, i would reccommend seeing your doctor ASAP and telling him/her about the smell. Im not a doctor but i am an EMT and have 3 years of nursing school. Anytime you have smell like nail polish or a fruity smell it can be a sign of diabetes. You could be smelling acetone. Diabetes is very serious and you should be seen soon. However, there are other things such as vaginal infection or std that can cause foul smelling urine/vaginal secretions/bowel movements. I wish you luck and hope i helped a little bit.
Thank you for your answers. I'm due to see the doctor in a few days and I really hope it isn't anything dramatic. I do have a history of diabetes in the family and I'm already boarderline in the sense that I have low sugar and have to watch my sugar intake.
I have had that problem off & on. One doctor told me that it was a bacterial infection. Another time a doctor told me it had to do with vaginal atrophy(I had a total hysterectomy at that time). Please post what your doctor finds.