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Vaginal Odor 3 months after giving birth normal?

By July 7, 2016 - 6:59pm
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I gave birth in April 2016 vaginally, with zero complications. I even recovered amazingly, minus loosing a good amount of blood postpartum. I recently just moved to the town where I met my boyfriend, the father of my child, and along with moving I've discovered something to be different with my vagina. I'm a clean freak when it comes to my lady parts, and I mean clean freak. I've never had an odor problem, even during or after my period when most women have odor issues. But these past few weeks, I want to say a month or more almost, my vagina has smelled literally rotten, like dead animal rotten. My boyfriend can smell it when I walk past him that's how strong the odor is. I am completely taken back by this because I have no other symptoms than this awful stench. No burning, bleeding, unusual discharge, or anything of that sort, so I don't understand what it could be. If I have an infection, its causing me no pain other than humiliation. I changed my soap to Summers Eve and it did absolutely nothing different. The stench is horrendous, I'm desperate for feedback. I've tried to make an appointment at a new gynecologist office here, but I am having problems because of health insurance issues, so its going to be some time before I can see a doctor. So, at this point, any helpful feedback would be great!

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EmpowHER Guest

I'm 3 months PP and have been experiencing the same issue. So embarrassed! Especially because I've been working out at home trying go get my body back and it makes it so much worse! I'm pretty sure my fiance can smell it because I smell myself even just from sitting down but he's too polite to say something. From what I've been reading, it seems normal, for both vaginal and c section births, for the mother to experience odor for an extended period of time. The odor generally continues even after bleeding has stopped. Also, most mother's seem to be describing the odor the same way....."dead animal smell". So, I think it's safe to say that it's normal. My only question... when should we expect it to stop?

October 26, 2017 - 1:51am
EmpowHER Guest

I’m having the same issue 5 months after giving birth! I feel disgusting!

October 13, 2017 - 4:02pm
HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

You need to see your gynecologist about this.

October 17, 2017 - 2:38pm
EmpowHER Guest

I have the same issue too! Help

October 5, 2017 - 9:02pm
EmpowHER Guest

Did you end up resolving the issue with your gynecologist? I have the same issue and have no idea what to do...

August 14, 2017 - 9:14pm
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