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ask: Do women smell different after menopause?

By Michelle King Robson Expert HERWriter
 
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Do any of you who have gone through menopause think you smell different than you did before? By that I mean the way your body smells to you, not that your nose is working differently. I always thought it was just me that felt this way, but tonight I read an article about someone else who thinks she also smells different now that she's post-menopausal.

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Anonymous

Yes, I have noticed and I've developed a CURE! Seriously I couldn't go 4 hours without washing before the smell would come. Now, I can actually go camping for 2 days with no shower and there is....(drum roll....) NO ODOR! I've written an ebook about how to banish this middle aged problem using simple, organic and edible ingredients to make an ointment that will make you feel 20 again.
Email me at Debideedog@yahoo.com if you are interested.

November 12, 2014 - 2:33pm
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Anonymous

The smell has been driving me nuts. It reminds me of the smell on a bus in a third-world country. The odd thing is, I have not been able to locate it on me—no sign of odor on my clothing, even after all day wear. As far as I know, I don't have health or weight issues other than menopause that might cause it. My husband hasn't said anything, and he's usually very scent-sensitive, and I asked at my last checkup and neither the doctor or nurse could smell anything different, but I can, and it's horrible. My work requires me to be around people, and I feel very self-conscious despite daily showers, antiperspirant, etc. I am going to try the probiotic suggestion and the PureBodyScent—at least they are somewhat natural and worth a shot.

October 29, 2014 - 1:57pm
KENBORDEN1 (reply to Anonymous)

I think it is always good to wear a pad everyday.

November 6, 2014 - 4:14pm
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Anonymous (reply to KENBORDEN1)

Hi

A pad wouldnt help, its not a feminine problem..
Its just a general feeling of smelling different all over as in bodily scent .

November 12, 2014 - 2:41pm
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Anonymous

I have been on this website at least 3 times now. I have read some of the new comments (What is causing my odor)? I just wanted to say that one has to take inventory of their own bodies, I did.
My vaginal odor is gone now a 100 percent for 2 months now. My GYN doctor gave me Metronidazole Vagina Jell 75%. All other odors were caused by a prolapsed bladder problem that I have, and when I have surgery that will be fixed also. Other odors: There was a strong (old people smell) in my bedroom
What could cause that I was only 56; well it was my underarms (who knew)!
And then there is the woman’s hormone smell (horrible) right. Mine comes out when I am upset.
My GYN gave me a prescription for low dose estrogen, I know I was afraid at first also, but I had no choice my body was falling apart; it is good to take it along with progesterone cream. A good company that sells it is smoky mountain naturals. The late Joan Rivers said that vodka can cover underarm odor, and it really works. Chalk coal under ware cuts down odor also. So listen to Dr OZ when you can and Always has new pads out. Take care

October 21, 2014 - 3:52pm
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Anonymous

I am almost 65 and have noticed this odd smell for a few years now. I have talked to my Dr., I wash every day and even about an hour after I shower, I notice the smell already. Just can't seem to get rid of it. Don't know what to do now.

October 15, 2014 - 8:22am
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Anonymous

How do you get rid of the smell, if your in your early 60s?

C

September 27, 2014 - 5:19pm
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Anonymous

I was just searching the web for this very thing. My partner can smell the post 50 funk. What causes it and how do I correct it?

September 25, 2014 - 9:08pm
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Anonymous

Hello
This is just an update on my case with the smells. I wrote my story a couple of weeks ago, on (Nobody told me nothing) and I am the one who was told by this woman when I visiting her home, that she had several bathtubs and I was welcome to use one; and my granddaughter who is 3 keeps saying ( I smell something) her sense of smell is fantastic. I would run to the bathroom check everything and I could not smell anything. I recently read an article from the smell institute in Philadelphia (it said that one can’t smell themselves).
That explains it, but any who I went to the doctor and he said that my bladder walls had fallen, and not my uterus. The bladder is hanging out side my body and this is what my granddaughter and others can smell, horrible! Because of the bladder, my rectum muscles’ have gone weak and cause fecal leakage…what a deal I got two for one. My doctor prescribed for me (Metronidazole Vaginal Gel) and that has cut back on 80 percent of the smells. He also prescribed estrogen spray in which I will pick up soon. I will have to have bladder surgery and I hope I will be back to normal after that. Take care (Keep smiling)

September 17, 2014 - 5:33am
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Anonymous

Hi! I am 45 and the odor started to change last march.I still have my period but the scent of my period and my discharge changed.I can't say it is foul it is just different from the way it used to be.My partner does not notice.I never had infections or anything in the past.Does the odor change prior to menopause.Did anyone of you experienced this?Thank you

September 14, 2014 - 12:03pm
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