(Closed) Realllly need advice and help. (TMI)

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Newbee

Has your OB run any tests? I think certain infections can cause a fishy odor.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@figgnewton:  actually, it could be the soap. I would use other stuff down there and smell fine. Sometimes I would use this particular kind my boyfriend bought, can’t remember what, and I seriously reeked. Lol. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2006

I don’t know anything specifically about a fish smell, but my vag has certainly been a lot more fragrant since I got pregnant. Just not fishy. Could be diet. Could be an infection. Could just be crazy-ass hormones. I’d bring it up again with your doctor for sure and demand some attention for it.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Did he test you for bacterial vaginosis? I had this a few years back and I was EXTREMELY fishy. It’s nothing serious – similar to a yeast infection and can be treated with pills I think. It’s very common in pregnant women.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee

@figgnewton:  Get some of the Vagisil ph balancing wash.  My Mother-In-Law said it’s wonderful and I heard Dr. Oz say that we need to balance our ph down there sometimes.  They also have these insert things called Rephresh, but I do not know if they’re pregnancy safe so I’d ask before you did those.

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

This sounds like bacterial vaginosis…ask your OB to check again or get a second opinion. And don’t douche (if you were considering it) – that might make it worse.

Good luck! 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee

@figgnewton:  I have never had BV, but my SIL said her cousin had it and she drove her somewhere and she said her entire car smelled like horrible fish.  So, you very well could have this.  I just find it odd, with it being so common, that your doctor didn’t test for it right away.  There is a Monistat screening kit that will tell you if you have BV. 

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@MrsTillerResq:  eeks!

What problems can bacterial vaginosis cause?

Bacterial vaginosis usually does not cause other health problems. But in some cases it can lead to serious problems.

  • If you have it when you are pregnant, it increases the risk of miscarriage, early (preterm) delivery, and uterine infection after pregnancy.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Agreed with the BV infection but I can’t imagine that you were at the doctor yesterday and they didn’t do anything or say anything about it?? You need anti biotics for that and it can’t be OTC. In other news, I don’t think soap would make a difference as it’s all external, and you should not be soaping your inner “pink” area, it’s self cleaning. Rinsing should be good enough. Other than that I would think maybe diet, lack of exercise, lack of water, hormones? I’m not sure! Hope it goes away for you 🙂

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