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How do I know if I have some type of infection in my vagina? I tend to smell down there even after washing it. Also, what should I use to wash it?

How do I know if I have some type of infection in my vagina? I tend to smell down there even after washing it. Also, what should I use to wash it?

Bacterial vaginosis?: Strong vaginal odor usually means bacterial vaginosis, an overgrowth of mostly normal bacteria. Odor often worse after sex. STDs possible if at risk; from the topic tags you chose, you're awre of this. Treatment is a prescription antibiotic, so get care ASAP for diagnosis, STD testing, and Rx. OK to wash genital area with soap and water, but do not douche, which is unhealthy and makes BV worse. ...Read more

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I have the urge to pee but when I go to the bathroom I cannot pee. Start of bladder infection? Any ways to fix or prevent this from happening?

I have the urge to pee but when I go to the bathroom I cannot pee. Start of bladder infection? Any ways to fix or prevent this from happening?

Urinary infection: This urinary urgency that you describe could indeed be a sign of infection. I would definitely go to your doctor's where they can take a urine sample to evaluate more fully. You want to get a diagnosis and get the right treatment, because sometimes simple urinary infections can progress to a kidney infection, which is obviously more serious. As to prevention -stay hydrated and possibly + cranberry ...Read more

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I can't seem to go to the restroom when I am away from home. Is there a way to fix this?

I can't seem to go to the restroom when I am away from home. Is there a way to fix this?

Yes: Don't leave home. Seriously, it is common to get constipated when away from home. This can be due to apprehension about strange bathrooms or, more commonly, due to changes in diet. Take a fiber supplement or stool softener when you are out of town and drink plenty of liquids. ...Read more

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I have incredible pain in the lower intestine after eating to the point I cannot walk or drive any ideas what it is and what I can do to avoid it ?

I have incredible pain in the lower intestine after eating to the point I cannot walk or drive  any ideas what it is and what I can do to avoid it ?

Abdominal pain: Make a list of each and every symptom and the times they appear and their relationships to each other and to your dietary intake. Then take this with you along with a prior medical history and all your medications to a gastroenterologist and have them thoroughly evaluate you. This is quite abnormal, and if the pain is that severe you should go ASAP. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I really need to go to the bathroom very often. Is there anything i can do about it?

I really need to go to the bathroom very often. Is there anything i can do about it?

Bathroom...: I think i just answered a question of yours about drinking all the time but feeling thirsty. If you are also going to the bathroom all the time, these can be signs of diabetes. As your blood sugar increases, you spill sugar into your urine, which makes you urinate more, which makes you thirsty, which makes you drink. You should be checked out by your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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I dont have any insurance to go see a doctor to treat my BV like sytoms. is there anything i can do about the smell in the mean time?

I dont have any insurance to go see a doctor to treat my BV like sytoms. is there anything  i can do about the smell in the mean time?

STD: I would look for a clinic, like Planned Parenthood. They have sliding scales, based on your income. Check to see if there are any other places like that, and get tested. It might be something more serious than BV. ...Read more

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Help the smell down there when having sex is smells and didn't use to have tried douches what else can I do to make it better its not ok

Help the smell down there when having sex is smells and didn't use to have tried douches what else can I do to make it better its not ok

If : If there is a significant odor in the vaginal area, especially if accompanied by a discharge - would recommend you see your doctor or gyn physician to ensure that you don't have an infection. ...Read more

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Why is it that when I drink alcohol the smell comes out my pores and what can I do to prevent it?

Why is it that when I drink alcohol the smell comes out my pores and what can I do to prevent it?

Oh that smell: That acetone smell. Well you can stop metabolizing the alcohol you drink- but that would mean being dead or just not drinking. ...Read more

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What to do if I keep having to have the urge to pee but I can't and down there burns any answer?

What to do if I keep having to have the urge to pee but I can't and down there burns any answer?

Get evaluated: You very likely have a urinary tract infection given your symptoms. See a doctor to get your urine tested for infection so that appropriate treatment can be started. ...Read more

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I have the urge to vomit, i also do the vomiting actions but i cannot vomit & nothing comes out . What is the cause of this,and how can i prevent it?

I have the urge to vomit, i also do the vomiting actions but i cannot vomit & nothing comes out . What is the cause of this,and how can i prevent it?

Retching: If you're not pregnantThis retching or dry heaves could indicate gastritis(inflammation of the stomach lining). Avoid alcohol,caffeine and nicotine; follow a bland diet; drink flat ginger ale to help the nausea. Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) tablets are effective also(may cause drowsiness). Prilosec daily heals the inflammation. If symptoms persist,see your physician who will order the appropriate tests for diagnosis ...Read more

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What could i drink or do to get of mucus, it has a bad odor and i'm to the point where i just want to drink mouthwash help?!

What could i drink or do to get of mucus, it has a bad odor and i'm to the point where i just want to drink mouthwash help?!

Firstly...: Do you currently have a cold or sinus infection? That can cause a foul odor in any secretions. A foul odor can also be coming from your teeth/gums, your diet, and/or acid reflux. Do not drink mouthwash.. Will not help and will only make you sick. You need to be physically examined by both your physician and dentist to rule out any of the above possibilities. ...Read more

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Is there anything i can do to stop the fishy smell for BV until i get to a clinic?

Is there anything i can do to stop the fishy smell for BV until i get to a clinic?

Yogurt or Luvena: I had a patient who swore by using plain unsweetened yogurt on an OB tampon placed into the vagina. I know it sounds messy, right? But she swore it cured her bv. You can try a more simple product, luvena, which is over the counter and is basically lactobaccili that you put in the vagina as a suppository to hope to reestablish the predominance of this 'good' bacteria in the vagina. Good luck! ...Read more

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Want to know what is the real cause of my body odor and what can I do to stop it was told that digestive enzymes after meal would help with the odor.

Want to know what is the real cause of my body odor and what can I do to stop it  was told that digestive enzymes after meal would help with the odor.

See a doctor: I recommend seeing a doctor so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. It is difficult to find the reason why because I do not have your medical records nor do I know your lifestyle, so it is best to see a doctor for this so they can find the underlying cause. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do to reduce the foul smell when I go to the restroom?

Yes: Eat more vegetables and less red meats. Avoid dried fruits as well. Probiotics my be helpful too. ...Read more

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Sulfur smell when i go to restroom. Anything to worry about? I can't think of anything that's changed recently (diet/medication-wise).

Sulfur smell when i go to restroom. Anything to worry about? I can't think of anything that's changed recently (diet/medication-wise).

Urine Odor: A variety of things can alter the smell of your urine. The characteristic sulfur smell is attributable to certain foods such as apsaragus among others. So if you are eating more veggies than normal this is probably the cause. However, there could be other causes such as an infection. So if your urine is also funny looking and u are experience bladder discomfort, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Everytime I go to the restroom my urine is dark and cloudy and it smells like rotten eggs. Can you tell me what's going on?

Everytime I go to the restroom my urine is  dark and cloudy and it smells like rotten eggs. Can you tell me what's going on?

Infection?: Possibly a urinary tract infection. Stay hydrated and get a urinalysis to exclude infection if you have symptoms of pain or burning or frequency. ...Read more

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When i urinate it smells so bad i don't like using the restrooms when i'm out of at a friends.. The oder of urine is very strong and embarrassing?Why?

When i urinate it smells so bad i don't like using the restrooms when i'm out of at a friends.. The oder of urine is very strong and embarrassing?Why?

Possible UTI: Urine odor can be an indicator of a urinary tract infection. Other symptoms include burning with urination, lower abdominal pain, and increased urinary frequency. It's also possible that it might be due to concentrated urine, dehydration, or an error in metabolism. This requires an evaluation by your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Earlier i went to the restroom and when i went to wipe i had pink discharge come out no smell should I be worried? Trying ttc.

Earlier i went to the restroom and when i went to wipe i had pink discharge come out no smell should I be worried?  Trying ttc.

Not necessarily: If isolated event, may simply monitor. If persistent/repetitive and/or positive pregnancy test/undocumented early pregnancy, reasonable to follow-up with gynecologist. ...Read more

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So i hve noticed that when i go to te restroom weather it's to go pee or poop it has like a metal or bloody smell. Should i be concerned?

So i hve noticed that when i  go to te restroom weather it's to go pee or poop it has like a metal or bloody smell. Should i be concerned?

Yes, of course: Bleeding from the GI or gu tracts is never normal. If you even suspect that you may be losing blood from either organ system, get your stool and urine respectively tested asap. ...Read more

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What foods should a teenaged male eat to reduce their bodys smell?

What foods should a teenaged male eat to reduce their bodys smell?

It's not the food: A healthy diet is important, but it's not food that makes some teens stinky. He ought to take a shower once or twice a day, and use soap on a washcloth, and use an antiperspirant/deodorant. If he still stinks, he may need a prescription-strength antiperspirant. ...Read more

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Why my ability to smell has reduced after giving up smoking? Thanks

Why my ability to smell has reduced after giving up smoking?  Thanks

Good question: One hypothesis is that extra secretions from the goblet cells that line your airway are now interfering with your smell by obstructing the olfactory neurons. Without the smoke to interfere they produce a lot more secretions which eventually quiet down. The good news is that i would expect it to improve with time and if not get it checked out. ...Read more

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Hello, i find that in smell a lot front my feet! is there a way to reduce the smell?

Hello, i find that in smell a lot front my feet! is there a way to reduce the smell?

Smelly feet: There are many reasons your feet can smell. If you feet sweat alot you can bring a second pair of socks with you when you go out. You can also apply baby powder to the inside of your socks. Alternate the shoes that you wear, making sure that if your shoegear is wet that they dry before you wear them. Soaking your feet in epsom salt can also help. If the problem persists ask for a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Does making myself defecate reduce the smell of flatulence?

Does making myself defecate reduce the smell of flatulence?

Yes: Having a rectum full of stool just sitting at the anal opening adds to the smell of gas. It is not healthy to keep a rectum full of stool. It is an old wives tale that taking laxaties casues a lazy bowel. It is most healthy to move the bowels once a day with a soft, easy to pass bm. If it takes a "kick in the butt" or a "laxative" , then so be it. ...Read more

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I wear heels without any peds or nylons and my feet smell. What can I do to reduce the smell?

I wear heels without any peds or nylons and my feet smell. What can I do to reduce the smell?

Foot odor: Comes from the interaction between sweat and shoe material, and can also come from certain infections, fungal or bacterial. Rather than focus on how to hide or treat the odor, you need to find out what's causing it. Bring your feet to a podiatrist who will be able to tell you why you have this odor and treat the cause, not just the symptom. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can reduce septal perforation foul smell?

Can you tell me how i can reduce septal perforation foul smell?

Nasal mucus smell: Hello. My recommendations are first to drink adequate liquids. Second to wash your nose every evening with a saline wash then wait a few minutes. Finally spray OTC Nasacort (triamcinolone) into each nostril as directed at bedtime. Use this daily for at least 10-14 days. This will allow the nasacort (triamcinolone) time to decrease the intranasal inflammation. Continue this as long as needed. ...Read more

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I'm having terrible allergy on smells (sometimes causing asmathic attacks) how can I reduce it or get rid of it? (any smell , even on good ones)

I'm having terrible allergy on smells (sometimes causing asmathic attacks) how can I reduce it or get rid of it? (any smell , even on good ones)

Controller drug: It is not unusual for patients with asthma to be triggered by odors, even those which are not bad smelling. The best way to control these symptoms is to be on an appropriate controller medication such as an inhaled steroid. If symptoms occur, using a bronchodilator in a rescue inhaler will help to relieve the cough an/or wheeze caused by the exposure. ...Read more