A 32-year-old female asked:
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after a bm i shower. after several showers still a strong fecal smell. i clean inside & outside anus & butt. visually clean. what kind of dr do i see?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Maybe vaginal odor?: I have to wonder whether the odor is vaginal, not rectal or related to bowel movements. Strong vaginal odor usually means bacterial vaginosis, an overgrowth of mostly normal vaginal bacteria. It can be treated. Start with your family medicine or ObG doctor. If not vaginal, or if doc doesn't smell what you do, this might be a psycological. See what your doctor says. Good luck!
Answered on Apr 14, 2017
Dr. Karen Butler
21 years experience Family Medicine
Start with your : Start with your primary doctor. You will have an exam and a diagnosis. Then if your doctor feels you need a specialist he will refer you
Answered on Oct 2, 2017

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