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Musty Odor (Overview)

An unusual odor, reminiscent of mustiness, mice, or horses, arising from a person may be a sign of a genetic metabolic disorder causing an excess of some odiferous chemical substance.


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What causes a musty odor in vagina?

What causes a musty odor in vagina?

Uncertain: If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/swelling then it is best to see your gynecologist for evaluation ; accurate assessment. ...Read more

Musty Odor (Overview)

An unusual odor, reminiscent of mustiness, mice, or horses, arising from a person may be a sign of a genetic metabolic disorder causing an excess of some odiferous chemical substance.


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Gross. Musty odor "down there"?

Gross. Musty odor "down there"?

Maybe B.V.: The "musty " odor may caused be a bacterial vaginitis which is treated by vaginal or systemic antibiotics. See a gyn for a accurate diagnosis. And treatment. ...Read more

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I have been treated for BV twice and it seems that musty odor always finds its way back, please help I am very concerned being that I am pregnant.

I have been treated for BV twice and it seems that musty odor always finds its way back, please help I am very concerned being that I am pregnant.

Don't worry: Bv, or bacterial vaginosis, is not harmful in pregnancy. Bv is a common vaginal infection of bacterial overgrowth and imbalance in the vagina. Daily oral probiotics may help keep things in better balance. Bv also can bounce back and forth between partners - so make sure your partner is treated as well or he can give the infection right back to you. ...Read more

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I work in a building that has a bad musty odor. I get physically sick. What are my options?

I work in a building that has a bad musty odor. I get physically sick. What are my options?

Fix building / leave: From your description there is a strong chance the building is moldy. Mold can cause life-threatening illness and is not safe for you or anyone. Demand the building be professionally evaluated- get a ermi test done.Then if moldy the mold must be removed and the source (generally a leak) remediated. If this can not be done for some reason then i advise leaving that job. See www.Survivingmold.Com. ...Read more

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Gross. Musty odor "down there"?

Maybe B.V.: The "musty " odor may caused be a bacterial vaginitis which is treated by vaginal or systemic antibiotics. See a gyn for a accurate diagnosis. And treatment. ...Read more

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What can I do about a musty odor from down under?

Maybe B.V.: The "musty " odor may caused be a bacterial vaginitis which is treated by vaginal or systemic antibiotics. See a gyn for a accurate diagnosis. And treatment. ...Read more

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I work in a building that has a bad musty odor. I get physically sick. What are my options?

Fix building / leave: From your description there is a strong chance the building is moldy. Mold can cause life-threatening illness and is not safe for you or anyone. Demand the building be professionally evaluated- get a ermi test done.Then if moldy the mold must be removed and the source (generally a leak) remediated. If this can not be done for some reason then i advise leaving that job. See www.Survivingmold.Com. ...Read more

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What causes a musty odor in vagina?

Uncertain: If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/swelling then it is best to see your gynecologist for evaluation ; accurate assessment. ...Read more

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Is a musty odor a common odor for women with vaginosis?

Is a musty odor a common odor for women with vaginosis?

Musty or fishy odor: Bacterial vaginitis typically produces a "fishy" odor from the agents putracine and cadaverine from "breakdown" of baccteria in the vagina. ...Read more