This is kind of strange, but I'm hoping someone can at least point me in the right direction to find out what this is.
For quite a number of months now, I've noticed a very odd odor that accompanies my bowel movements if I sit on the toilet long enough (ie: I don't notice when it's a quick in and out). I know it's not my stool, as it smells exactly the same every single time, and I notice it when I spread my legs apart in front. It seems like the smell is coming from my vaginal area, but I'm not sure. I always have discharge when I stool, it's like I push it out when I bear down. So I've tried smelling that, but it's not exactly the discharge itself. The odor is kind of musty and odd, not fishy like an infection. And it only happens when I have a bowel movement.
I went to my gyno for it a number of months ago, complaining about the odd musty smell, and she sampled my discharge, said she didn't smell anything, and essentially told me there wasn't one. But there is. My husband can smell it when I leave the restroom - that's how strong it is. It's really embarrassing and odd. And I know it's not gas or stool - it's something else going on, but I can't figure it out.
Any ideas on what this could be? Or where it's coming from? I know the odor itself is not described well - odors are really hard to describe. It's just musty and dirty smelling, but not foul, or fishy, or gassy.
Sorry if this is TMI! Gotta have the background to help with the problem, right
Thank you in advance!!