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Old 10-25-2004, 03:37 AM   #1
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Question Offensive Body Odor

~ Offensive Body Odor ~I've been searching for the past two years, on many websites, trying to get information on the above subject. Although I have found a few things, I've not found any information on how to solve the problem. You're my last resort.
Almost three years ago, I noticed my body was beginning to smell like rotten meat/garbage I don't have bad breath and see my dental hygienist regularly. I know this is gross, but I'm trying to accurately describe my symptoms, out of desperation, and hope! Back to my story...not too soon after detecting this odor, people started commenting on the smell, so I knew it wasn't just me. Anyone who has good olfactory senses don't hesitate to make a rude comment. At this juncture, I smell of feces and urine ~ I have to live with this! I have had a sigmoidoscopy which was completely normal, and because of experiencing blood in my urine, I had a CT scan of the bladder which revealed an enlarged bladder. I'm seeing a Urologist for this condition and surgery has been advised. He has no explanation for what I call my "odoriforous" body.
I have tried drinking more water, modifying my diet, i.e., cutting out bread, milk, some fruits, adding, deleting, every kind of colon cleansing herb; it's all just becoming too ridiculous. Nothing works.
I have become a hermit because it is so embarrassing to be out in public. What bothers me most is the fact that I know I smell bad, which stresses me out, which seems to exacerbate the problem. I really believe the smell is coming out my pores sometimes. I shower twice daily and am meticulous about feminine hygiene. Strangely enough, most men don't seem to detect any odor, including my GP and Urologist, but their female staff does! Even they have made rude comments. I'll leave the office of my GP and before I'm out the door someone is spraying an air freshner where I've been. Yes, that's how bad it is. I've experienced that situation so many times I can't even count them! Now I even carry an air deodorizer, that's how paranoid I've become over all this.
I know this condition exists in other people, and feel that's it's not rare. So, help me please...I'm willing to try anything at this point!

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Old 10-26-2004, 02:38 PM   #2
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Re: Body smells of feces and urine ~ devastating socially

Maybe there is something wrong with your kidney's.

 
Old 10-28-2004, 10:18 PM   #3
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Re: Body smells of feces and urine ~ devastating socially

I work in a store and so meet a ton of people, and one thing that's common is people who smell strongly like salami (sorry), but I don't know what causes it (wish I did, though, because it's pretty common, always men.) Also, there's a student (male) in a class I'm taking who smells like formaldahyde. My point is, you're not the only one. Anyway, did the doctor say WHY your bladder is enlarged? How did it get that way? Maybe whatever caused also affected your colon, even though the sigmoidoscopy is normal. What about the possibility of irritable bowel syndrome? What I would do is, if the doctor okays it, eat nothing but white rice, lettuce, tea, lots of water, just completely benign foods for a day to help cleanse your system. Then add in only one new food each day and see if there are some foods you eat that make it worse, or if it gets better when you eliminate a certain type of food. It sounds like you've done this somewhat, but not the "start with nothing and add back one food at a time" method. Also, you should see a GI specialist, and keep searching until you get answers. A naturopathic practitioner might be able to help, too. I hope your surgery solves the problem, but don't give up! If you do find something that helps, be sure to let us know.

 
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Old 01-02-2006, 11:54 PM   #4
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Re: Body smells of feces and urine ~ devastating socially

I deal with an oddor that I cant explain people think im crazy they say thats probably the air or something the smell goes all around the room so they cant tell exactly if its me about a month I had a nasty odor of rotten eggs and my mom believed me after a while the smell changed my smell is not permanent it comes and goes
this affects me in so many ways im always fealing suicidal im scared to work im scared to be around people I just hope im not the only one with this problem
I use to bathe a lot but I cut it short because my skin would get extremely dry
I bathe twice a day the normal body odors that people are sopose to get aways smell good I do take care of my body I just dont understand all these weard smells a
for example meat, boloni,something burning,waste etc
give me any type of response anyone
whoever is going throuh this horific problem your not alone

 
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Old 01-03-2006, 07:09 AM   #5
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Re: Body smells of feces and urine ~ devastating socially

what kind of doctor specializes in my problem with weard body smells.?

uhm if anyone has information at all any information that could be related to this topic can you please post it here it will be verry helpful for meI cant seem to find anything in the net relating to this topic.

 
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Re: Body smells of feces and urine ~ devastating socially

I can sympathize with you. I have the same problem you do. And being a woman it is vry devastating and embarassing. For me both men and women are able to smell me but I do believe that woman's sense of smell is more sensitive.

What seems to work for me is taking Vitamin B2 100mg four times a day and also taking sun chorella. And drinking lots of water! I have noticed that if I am not consistent with this regimen the smell returns but if I am consistent then it is ok.

Someone once told me that drinking a glass of a mix of olive oil and lemon juice daily helps. I believe it did help me a little but it is quite nasty and hard to take in but maybe it can help you. Best of luck. Please let me know how it goes.

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Old 01-03-2006, 10:20 AM   #7
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Re: Body smells of feces and urine ~ devastating socially

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I can sympathize with you. I have the same problem you do. And being a woman it is vry devastating and embarassing. For me both men and women are able to smell me but I do believe that woman's sense of smell is more sensitive.

What seems to work for me is taking Vitamin B2 100mg four times a day and also taking sun chorella. And drinking lots of water! I have noticed that if I am not consistent with this regimen the smell returns but if I am consistent then it is ok.

Someone once told me that drinking a glass of a mix of olive oil and lemon juice daily helps. I believe it did help me a little but it is quite nasty and hard to take in but maybe it can help you. Best of luck. Please let me know how it goes.
I think your on to it mya with the chlorella and lots of water to flush out the body. Maybe even purchasing a detox kit (colon, liver and/or kidneys) in the health food stores. Good luck guys !!
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Old 01-03-2006, 06:52 PM   #8
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Re: Body smells of feces and urine ~ devastating socially

Has any doctor investigated the possibility of a fissure between bowels and bladder or between bowels and vagina?

The combined feces and urine smell seems to be your predominant symptom. I think this would almost have to indicate some leakage between bowels and bladder. I know that fissures which allow such leakage are reasonably common.

I would see both a urologist and gastroenterologist, and bring up this subject with them.

I'm not a doctor. But nonetheless I'm serious about getting someone to explore this possibility. I can imagine the embarrassment you experience, and you deserve an answer to the problem.

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Old 01-04-2006, 09:27 PM   #9
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Re: Body smells of feces and urine ~ devastating socially

how do you cope with it socially?

how are you able to still have a life?
work and have relationships etc

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Old 01-07-2006, 05:10 PM   #10
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Re: Body smells of feces and urine ~ devastating socially

Talk to your Pharmacist or doctor....there is some kind of charcoal based tablets you can get for body odor problems.

 
Old 01-07-2006, 05:31 PM   #11
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Re: Body smells of feces and urine ~ devastating socially

I think there is a pill, over the counter called The Body Mint. I have seen it at the health food store...
Can't hurt to try it....good luck!

 
Old 01-08-2006, 07:31 AM   #12
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Re: Body smells of feces and urine ~ devastating socially

There is a condition called bromhidrosis. It's related to normal bacteria in the body being released through sweat in an abnormal way.

I hope this helps.

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Old 01-14-2006, 07:35 PM   #13
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Re: Body smells of feces and urine ~ devastating socially

It could be something you are eating that your body can't metabolize. If my daughter eats garlic or drinks alcohol she has a gross smell to her and it's not a garlic smell - otherwise she never has an oder. I think she can't metabolize sulphur.

 
Old 01-14-2006, 09:21 PM   #14
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Re: Body smells of feces and urine ~ devastating socially

Hello. I can't say that I know what your problem is, but I have heard that people who eat a lot of certain things smell like that after awhile. Garlic, for instance. My husband used to service tv's and needed to go to people's houses to do it. He said that some homes smelled so strongly of their particular ethnic food that he could hardly stand it. Do you eat a lot of strong smelling food? I don't want to offend you.

 
Old 01-17-2006, 01:45 PM   #15
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Re: Body smells of feces and urine ~ devastating socially

I once put this cream and also used a old scrub which my brothr told me to stop using it because it had an awfull smell I was smelling like rotten eggs eventually I stoped washing with that scrub and old lotion and began wahing evryday 3 times a day to minimize the smell eventually in maybe a couple of months that nasty smell stoped but then my body to me I guess reacted and it smelss diferent right now it smells like meat and spices or something cooking has anyone have had this problem. lately I have been smelling underarm odor but when I put my nose directly to my arm pitt it smells good. It could just be the air but what I dont get is why is it always on my side ther is a kid that I think that smells like armpit but sometimes when hes not ther I can smell it.

 
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