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Old 12-06-2004, 05:14 AM   #1
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Unhappy feminine deodorants arent helping

i was wondering if anyone knows a way to stop yourself from smelling (down there), or whats causing it??? its weird, the smell got bad after i had become sexually active, and its even worst when im on my period. its never been this bad before. i dont understand it. usually feminine deodorants would do the job, but not anymore. its really embarrassing having this problem. is there anything methods i can try???

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Old 12-06-2004, 05:28 AM   #2
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Re: feminine deodorants arent helping

Have you been tested for any kind of infection? Why not go to your gynecologist and have yourself checked out.

Old 12-06-2004, 05:42 AM   #3
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Re: feminine deodorants arent helping

Yes, I agree. Anytime there is a really foul smell it is best to make sure there are no infections. Take Care!

Old 12-06-2004, 07:15 AM   #4
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Re: feminine deodorants arent helping

I had the same problem when I became sexually active. My boyfriend's sperm was the real culprit. Some men just have smelly semen. The smell usually goes away after about two days after sex. In the meantime I just use feminine deodorants and that seems to do the trick.

I go for my regular gyno exams and there are no problems so all is good.

You may want to see a doctor if even the deodorants aren't helping.

Old 12-06-2004, 08:59 PM   #5
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Re: feminine deodorants arent helping

Very true, sperm could be the reason for the smell.

Old 12-07-2004, 02:00 PM   #6
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Re: feminine deodorants arent helping

Or it could be BV (bacterial vaganosis). If it's an ongoing thing and it's even worse on your period, it's probably an infection. And if thats the case, definitly stop using deodarants. They are not good for your vagina anyway. I would go see a doctor though, only they can diagnois you. Good luck!

Old 12-10-2004, 08:18 PM   #7
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Re: feminine deodorants arent helping

Feminine deoderants or "douches" actually can make you smell worse. Because they kill the "good bacteria" that your body needs to fight odor.

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