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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Coconut oil inserted into the vaginal area works amazingly! Tried it based on a previous reply on this site. At first I was like...Urhmmm, but used it anyway, because I felt my Body Mint wasn't really tackling it as well as before. To my surprise, the coconut oil works!!! Along with the Body Mint. Also I started taking Emerita Progest cream which is Awesome to stop hot flashes and dryness. That cream has been around for 30+ years. I feel normal again, no odor no hot flashes and no vaginal is good!

August 28, 2015 - 7:12am
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Try a product called Body Mint Lady or even just the regular Body Mint. You take it twice a day and in a few days you will notice a huge difference. If you can't find Body Mint, try other chlorophyll capsules or tablets. Chlorophyll is the ingredient that fights the odor. It will improve everything from feminine odor to to underarms, to bad breath...I'm serious.

August 28, 2015 - 6:34am
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I am 54 and had no monthly period for almost 2years. Just recently I noticed a different vaginal odor but I got no discharge. I am on an anti bacterial medication (nasal inflammation) at present and was amazed to discover that the odor suddenly disappeared . So I guess unknowingly, i had a bacterial infection down there . But this forum is very helpful and gives relief. Thank you to all.☺

July 22, 2015 - 11:17pm
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I thought I was the only one. I can't handle some of the feminine washes that are supposed to help this problem because they are very irritating to the skin. One that I can seem to tolerate is Luvena. It is gentler than the big V brand that is advertised on tv. Also taking acidophilus supplements seem to help or at least seemed to help me for a long time. Lately nothing seems to help. Going to try drinking some baking soda in water since I read that it can be helpful for different types of body odors. I shower twice a day and cleanse in between and sometimes you would think that I haven't bathed in a week. Never expected to have this problem.

July 20, 2015 - 9:36am
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Yes it smells like something died in there. It did, my sex life :)

June 18, 2015 - 2:55pm
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I'm 46 and can't seem to pinpoint this musty smell down below. It's very strong and strangely occurs during ovulation, had hysterectomy last year but kept ovaries. I still went into menopause 6 mos after hysterectomy. However, I've started to take the "Body Mint" aka chlorophyll. It WORKs great! But I'm on the fence about the Vaseline as someone commented. Also, eat plenty of pineapple and drink plenty of lemon fused water.

June 18, 2015 - 2:42pm
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I thought it was just me!!!no point mincing words...I stink."downstairs" as my sister used to say and I find my head sweats and smells a bit like sour milk mixed with stinky socks.My mum never smelled when she was my age and neither do my two sisters.Ive gained quite a bit of weight and was blaming it on that but after reading this forum Im staring to think its my age.yuk! Ive actually noticed my husband smells different than he did so maybe its not just women!

June 11, 2015 - 9:50am
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i find the smell a turn on at times . i am worried something is wrong should i worry i am 44 and went throught The menapuase 3 years ago

May 2, 2015 - 3:23pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

My mum.started going through menapause at 40 and so did I, maybe it can be a genetic thing but its quite normal, I am now 51 and have not seen anything for couple of years although I was on mini pill so I dont know when I stopped my periods.

August 8, 2015 - 5:31am
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Thank god I found this I was thinking I was going through this alone .....oh my it is a funky smell & no amount of bathing helps I am 54 & in my 5th year of menopause. I HATE it sweats stink really us ladies get a rough deal !

April 27, 2015 - 6:52am
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