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Vaginal Odor During Perimenopause

Bacterial Vaginosis Overview

Bacterial vaginosis, or BV for short, is aninfection of the vagina that develops when the normal balance of vaginal bacteria isdisrupted. BV is the most common vaginal infectionwomen of childbearing age. Examples of activities that change the normalbacterial balance include douching, taking antibiotics, wearing an intrauterine deviceor IUD, and having unprotected sexual activity. BV is more commonsexually active womenthannonsexually active women, but it is not considered a sexually transmitted diseaseor STD. The main symptom of BV is a thin vaginal dischargethat appears grayish white and smells of fish,

especially after sexual activity. Other symptomsmay include burning when urinating, itching around the outside of the vagina, and irritation.These symptoms may also be caused by another type of infection, so it is important to seea . Many women with BV have no symptoms at all. BV is often diagnosed based on a pelvic examand symptoms, however certain tests can help confirm the diagnosis. BV will sometimes go away without treatment.Your healthcare provider may choose to treat it with antibiotics if your symptoms persist.

Body Odor Changes During Menopause

What on Earth is going on with the body odorchanges during menopauseé Like many other female issues, it can be blamedon hormones. With my period over, no, I can't. Menopause is a lack of specific hormones,so yes, it is. Are you mad, or is that a bad hot flashé Close enough. What specifically is causingthese body odor changesé For some women, you get an increased riskof yeast infections. That would explain a sour or fishy odor.

This is more like an old man's smell. Your body has shifted gears and now has lessestrogen. That affects your body's chemistry. While I am getting old, I'm not turninginto a guy. What I meant is that you may sense the changesbecause of the decreased estrogen levels. I heard it might be a nutritional deficit. A lack of zinc can cause bad body odor. Oryou just need aluminum chlorohyate. I've never heard of that. Can I get it bycooking everythingaluminum foilé Aluminum chlorohyate is a common compoundin underarm deodorant.

What else could be causing ité When you have hot flashes, you're probablysweating, too. The problem may simply be extra BO solved by deodorant and frequent bathing. Now you're talking to me like I'm a teenagedboy. The odor is sometimes caused by changes invaginal pH. That you'd want to consult with an OBGYN about. I think there are a lot of over the countersolutions for that. Sometimes women develop urine leakage withmiddle age. Maybe the odor you're picking

up is due to that. A middle aged woman shouldn't have the sameproblems as a toddler. Let's just say this is a problem for theages. Or it is a problem associated with gettingolder. And that's assuming it isn't diabetes or yourthyroid or OK, I'll talk to the .

Vaginal Discharge During Menopause

I need your input on vaginal discharge duringmenopause. When you're going through menopause, you'llhave your period less often or less intensely before it finally shuts off. I know menopause isn't an off switch butmore a slow fade. When you're going through menopause, you'llsee similar shiftsvaginal discharge like white and sticky to y right before yourperiod, but you may not see the clear and slippery phase for ovulation. Because I might not ovulate.

However, when you're going through menopause,there's still a chance you'll get pregnant. And have a kid with a higher risk of healthproblems. Or multiples. As your eggs hit their expirationdate, the body offsets it by releasing multiple eggs. What other vaginal discharge should I expectduring menopauseé If it starts to smell sweet down there, you'reprobably developing diabetes – especially so if the urine smells sweet and looks likesyrup too. A rash of repeated yeast infections can bea symptom of diabetes too.

And your odds of adult onset diabetes go upwith age. What else should I knowé With age, the vaginal discharge goes down,which is why older women tend to need lubriion, since the body doesn't make as much. And while a lack of lubriion and make youmore sensitive to yeast and bacterial infections, using too much lubriion can alter pH levelsand do the same. You'll know you have one of those infectionsby the foul smelling discharge if it is bacterial and the fish smell with yellow and solid massesif yeast based.

Fortunately, I haven't had to do a smelltest to see what is wrong. If you get red or brown vaginal discharge,you'll probably want to talk to a . We already discussed how your period fadesaway at this age. Yes, but red blood that's constant indieslesions or a serious infection, while brown blood can be a period that's not completeor internal bleeding. Okay, that's a reason to talk to the . And just because you don't have to use birthcontrol anymore doesn't mean you don't have to use birth control.

Menopause is all natural birth control. Just because you can't get pregnant anymoredoesn't mean you can't get a sexually transmitted disease anymore. And green, yellowand red vaginal discharge, especially with redness, itching or sores are strong signsof an STD. What a pain. Any discharge with pain means talking to a, too. Whether an STD or fibroids or worse, only the doc could say.

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