Different vaginal odour, but is this still BV?
Hi everyone, I'm new to the boards and thought I'd come on here for some reassurance and advice. Sorry if I'm graphic, but I figure the only way to get any answers is if I am as detailed as possible.
I've had BV in the past (about 2.5 years ago) and this was successfully treated with Metronidazole, but I think I've got it again and it's been ongoing for about two months this time and it is ten times worse!
I can't blame it on sex as me and my partner haven't been sexually active for some time and weren't sleeping together before it started.
I firstly noticed an odour (not fishy) that was more like flatulence even though I hadn't passed wind, and this was sometimes stronger after urinating, but this seems to have disappeared.
The smell has also been almost 'gassy' or 'metallic' at times and also smelled like stale milk. I think the milk smell might have been due to thrush from the meds I have been taking. Even so, the odor seemed very strong. The milk smell was also sometimes stronger after I'd eaten pro-biotic yogurt.
Sometimes if I have my hand between my legs, my hands smell as the odor comes through my clothes and it smells faintly metallic. Almost like I've had coins in my hands.
Do you think this is still BV? Has anyone else had similar odors?
In the last two months I've had
2 x 1 day course of Metronidazole
1 x 7 day course of Metronidazole
started another day course given to me by medical centre but went to docs shortly after so stopped taking them.
He has given me
Metronidazole gel ( 5 days ) and
Clindamycin cream (finish in two nights) and although these seem to be helping the most, I've a feeling I'll still be suffering afterwards.
Another thing I've noticed this time is that my back passage seems slightly irritated. Not enough to make me itch, but it is noticeable.
I'm wearing cotton underwear, taking acidophillus, eating pro-biotic yogurt, not using shower gel to wash these areas, tea tree oil, but nothing's helping!
I'm at my wit's end.
Does this still seem like BV? Has anyone else had the same odors I describe?
Incidentally, I could do with losing 50lbs, could this have anything to do with it? Is it just a sweaty groin and I don't recognise the smell?
I think I should also mention that I shower and change my underwear everyday.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you ,