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    An unusual metabolic condition which means you have difficulty breaking down and digesting certain compounds found in food which causes a pungeant fishy aroma. Read more →

    So I'm 14 years old and I'm pretty sure I have BV. It started a year ago and it's been bothering me ever since!! I can't even sit crossing my legs without bringing up the smell and it making me so embarrassed and miserable;..( And I've tried so many things eg: body sprays, showering staying clean but nothing seems to work!!! It kind of looks a bit clumpy and sticky and the Colour is sometimes yellow, but other times it's watery and there's this foul stench which I can't describe.I feel really scared to tell my parents especially going to the doctors. What can I do to stop this?? Please help!





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    Firstly don't be embarrassed to seek help I myself Suffered bv it's extremely common and many Times mistaken as thrush ! Neither of which are STI's using sprays soaps excessive cleaning will make it worse . Vaginas are self cleaning ONLY WATER is needed Shower instead of baths too . I would advise u to see GP or go to GUM clinic So they can collect sample for screening then u will be Able to get correct treatment and resolve everything Good luck take care

    Hey, I'm about the same age as you I have pretty much exactly the same symptoms but it has only just started i have told. My parents about other things that happen and have gone to the doctors a lot before because I have had different things wrong with my down below parts the only thing is this time I feel self conciouse because I'm older and I don't want anyone looking but I guess I should just go to the doctor and so should you to just get it checked out its better then being in discomfort Hope this helps Molly

    My boyfriend's seamen smells really quite strong and foul. We've been together for a few months and it has always been that way. At first I thought the smell was coming from me and started looking up bacterial vaginosis, but no, it's definitely coming from him. My previous two partners had seamen which didn't smell at all so I find it a bit odd. After sex, the stench of the fluid oozing from me can often fill the room. (Apologies for being so crude but this is embarrassing bodies). We could never go swinging cause it would be embarrassing. (not that we have any desire to). Anyway, from what he's said to me, I think he's had it all his life. What could cause it? Also, it smells stronger if he doesn't come for a few days. Why would this be?





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    im a young woman 19 years of age. within the last 6-8 months, both my big toes started swelling up near the top of where the nail grows. i went to see my doctor who wouldn't do anything about it and told me just to leave it and that it would go down. within one week i couldn't even walk properly, and then on my right toe it had swelled up too much and split open. lots of pink/yellow puss came out. since then, there has been non stop swelling surrounding the cuticles on both my bog toes, and it now seems to be spreading down the sides as well, and is very painful. my left toenail is incredibly pussy and it has a horrid stench to it, but my right toenail, the one that split, is constantly weepy and bloody with puss. there is also no skin attached to the top of the nail where it grows out, and so to keep it clean is very painful, as iv got constant exposed flesh underneath. ( i have a 10 month old son who likes to crawl a lot and grab my toes when i'm not looking, it is very painful) i have now seen four doctors about this, and the last one didn't go over any options with me, and just told me that my toenails need to be removed. i have also been on three doses of flucloxacilin for my toes. please can you help, as i really don't want my toenails pulled off, as there is a high chance that they won't grow back. do you know what my condition is and if so, how can it be treated without my toenails being removed?





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    Iv had the same problem with my toe nails. Painfull, pussy, bleeding and exposed skin. My doc said it was an in grown nail, a nurse said fungle infection. Well no info I got helped or medication, so I started putting Sudocrem on every day. 1 toe has healed compleatly the other is nearly there. The nail is even growing again! I have a lot of faith in Sudocrem!!

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    hi im 16 i cant pull my foreskin back even when i am not hard wen i try there are a really bad fishey stench :(





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    im 17 and i sweat really badly even when it is not hot,but no matter what deodorant i use and the fact i shower daily i still find that a stench forms rather fast under my arm pits.please help!!!!!!!





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    I have potent bad breath, but I am only 14, it says it is common in adults, people are constantly commenting on the smell and I want to try and reduce the stench, any advice would be great!





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    Hi im 16 living in cardiff. My vagina looks a lot like picture 25. This is off putting to my boyfriend as he says it has a fish-like stench coming from it when we go to do it. The excess flaps which dangle from inside get very sore and itchy after intercourse. Any advice on a cure for this would be very useful as i want it to go away. Thanks x





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    hey... as the comments above, i also suffer from bad breath. it's really noticeable ( to me anyway ) but i know my friends are too polite to say anything even though i know the stench is putrid ! i'm too embarrassed to go to my dentist however i have asked my doctor around a year ago and he replied " you need to up your oral hygeine " I brush my teeth twice daily and when ever i get chance in between... what should i do ??? please help.





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    hi…. i am 16 years old, and for as long as i can rememeber i have had a sort of fishy stench coming from my vagina. i shower daily. I also get a white thick-ish discharge quite regularly which i know is normal. This smell has an impact on my sex life as i am really self conscious about it.I am too embarrased to go to see my GP what could it be and how can i get rid of it ? please help.





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    I have irregular stools that come in random small shapes and sizes with a fowl stench wich are hard to wipe away iam 27 yr old soldier fit and healthy now starting to recieve paims in stomach area. Also have to strain a great deal to poo but hardly anything comes out. Any tips





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    Hi I have suffered discharge for years, have been tested for everything incliuding sti's, it's affected my whole life. I can constantly smell the stench! And I was about to give up until I discovered I had BV! What a differnce withing days of using the gel! No odour, no discharge its wonderful news! So don't give up contact your GP and ask him about BV it works!





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    Im not sure if i have this or not. When i have sexual intercourse with my partner its over as quickly as it started! After sex i would have a good wash at my vaginal area but it still has a stench coming from it. I am washing it properly. Sometimes when sitting in class the smell comes through my trousers and i can smell it so i no that everyone else must smell it to and then i get really paranoid. I've been for an STD check and every result came back clear. Please help me. Am i normal?





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    i have really awful wind! it is pretty constant & certain foods make the frequency & stench worse! if i am somewhere where i am unable to let it out freely, i get a really sore & bloated belly. windeeze gel capsules i find are quite a good aid for that & are available over the counter. but it is embarressing at times, as they can just come out without me being aware they are going to! even out in the street walking along-i have to look around to see if anyone heard me! my diet is very healthy, plenty of fruit & veg etc---which i think adds to the amount i fart & the stink!





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    I had my gallbladder out in 2010. I have similar issues and believe it is something to do with the bile rushing through my system as it no longer performs the job that it was designed for properly as there is no gallbladder to store it any longer. I do at least one really soft light coloured stool every day. The stench is awful whatever I eat. Am also monitored as pre coeliac at hospital annually. Not been diagnosed in full yet but Dr says I may be on way to being coeliac.





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    hi.... i am 18 years old, and for as long as i can rememeber i have had a sort of fishy stench coming from my vagina. i shower daily, and for a while i put it down to the ph balance and stopped using any kind of soap to wash with,for a long time now i have just washed with water however the smell has not disappeared. I also get a white thick-ish discharge quite regularly which i know is normal. This smell has an impact on my sex life as i am really self conscious about it.I am too embarrased to go to see my GP what could it be and how can i get rid of it ? please help.





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    i have suffered from ths condition since i was 9 and now i am 36, dont know how to rid my mouth of this awful stench,i do believe its coming from my insides somehow because i taste it and it makes me wretch when at its height whatever hygeine methods i use just seem to aggrivate it,people talk to me but i cant say nothing i just shake my head and look for an excuse to move away if i have to say alot, i know there are worse things but this seems to dominate my life in every way possible and can see it on other peoples faces they think that it is their breath that stinks i feel like it should get better the older i'm getting but its getting worse, doctors, dentists been there so i,m gona save my self the embarrasment now and just live with it.what else can we do.





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    I am finally going to an internal medicine doctor because I can't even roll over and be intimate with my husband if I've been aleep for even an hour. It is horrible. It dominates my life. It affects my work, my personal life, my family life, my self esteem. I brush 3 to 4 times a day, use mouthwash and chew gum to the poin where I'm sick of it!!!! It is causing severe depression. I want to be normal and it is devasting that I can't even enjoy the free things in life like telling a joke or talking to someone up close.

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    I am suffering from the same thing basically. i am 20 yrs old and i never really used to brush my teeth untill now. I would go over to a friends house and i would just stink up their house and i didnt even know it. I actually didnt even know my breath was really bad untill i started using methamphetamines and it gave me a really bad dry mouth and a horrible stench with it. my friends dont really want to hang around with me anymore and im getting very depressed. ive been brushing my teeth 3-4 times a day now, using mouthwash and chewing gum. Basically i am wondering if i can still save me teeth and rid my horrible bad breath. Any help would be greatly appreciated.





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    In the same boat guys, its been a tough ride but if we work together we can get to the root of the problem starting today!! I am not wanting preventions but a cure!! I have been looking into the deficiency in B12 vitamin and understand there is a product on the market CB12 that i have not used,has anyone tried it?? I know you can get b12 tablets from Holland and Barrret I believe this may be the bodys way of telling us and indicating we have a deficiency in something or an allergy!! There was an earlier post that was interesting about foods containg sulfite that triggers bad breath. i am going to check this out as certain foods cause my halitosis to worsen ie. Pasta, sauces,coffee, fizzy drinks dairy products i am going to try cut these out!! Maybe some of us can try a tongue gel to see if this works as we know the origin and the yellow coating originate from the tongue!! I will also be eating natural antibacterial foods such as spinach, carrots,ginger,strawberries to combat this horibble affliction!! I will be trying zinc tablets, anti bacterial gels and tea tree oil to get to the root of our problem. If anyone has ideas or notions would be a good forum to divulge and help each other!! Much love and respect to everyone and some of the posts are heartbreaking but theres hope if we work together as the health professionals have not got the requisite knowlege and the dental industry are not going to give us a cure as they want us to keep buying their products and will only mask or temporarily elimanate!! I want a fix!! Its gone on two long, Please post if you have feedback,solutions, ideas XX

    Ive had this problem for about 14 years now, pretty much after i had my open heart surgery. I can begin to tell you how horrible and hurt inside i feel when people tell me i smell. Im very very clean probably too clean i shower, brush my teeth and tongue and wear fresh clean clothes everyday, this is most embarrassing and i avoid contact with people at all costs, i cant even hug or get close to my children which breaks my heart, i would love to go back to work but who wants to work with someone who stinks, ive lost numerous teeth, i just feel like my life is over i cant be who i really am with this horrid stench but i just do not know where or who to turn too.





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    Hi so I'm nearly 18 and have had the same issue as you girls are having with the heavy discharge and smelling odd. I eventually went to the doctors and had tests done which came back normal even though I know I definitely am not! The bad smell can be caused by an imbalance of good and bad bacteria or your PH. I realised this and so I started to take vitamins with Lactobacilli bacteria in it and after 3 years I was finally rid of the horrible stench down there! I felt a new lease of life however I do still get unbelievably thick discharge down there which is whitish and still not sure how to get rid of it! It's horrible and I have never had sex but am seeing someone who I reckon one day ill be intimate with but not sure how I will with this going on and I don't think ill be able to tell him! Any advice on riding of the mucus like discharge? Also girls DO NOT wash excessively down there! It will make things 10000x worse because of the chemicals I now have to use Simple body wash because it has no chemicals to disturb the nature state of the vagina.





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    OMG... I can so sympathise with all of your comments! I too have really horrid breath, and the worst thing is that i can't smell it myself!? how does that work?? Everyone around you tries to be polite.. but bless them they end up putting their hands over their noses to block out the stench. ..It's so embarresing!! And it's really life hindering.. It;s affecting my career, my love life and even my friendships :( I'm a naturally outgoing person but have become almost a hermit because i get so embaressed... and like all of you who have commented, i go to the dentist regulary and have a good hygientist clean, i brush, i floss, i gargle, i chew chewing gum constantly and nothing... nothing makes a bit of difference! I can't even work out whats causing it??? Dentist says my mouth is perfectly clean and healthy so what the hell can cause such an awful smell that makes everyone i talk to recoil in horror?! We need some serious help from the EB team





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    Hi,I've had a bad breath for over 15 years and I knew that its something to do with my stomach,recently I went to see a doctor who refered me to do an endoscopy, after doing this camera test they found an inflamation in my stomach and they took a sample to test it for helicobacter pylori and result came back negative however the doctor said you do need to take HP medication pack ...I swear I am on day 4 and the smell is completely gone its like I was dreaming. finger crossed it stays like that. hope you find my advise helpfull.

    i hava the same problem not going out anymore

    Stinky/Sweaty feet solution - Hey i've suffered for years and suffered the humilating embarrassment and am delighted to share with you something I discovered - this is Very Good!!! Have tried all lotions & potions talcs (somethings i wouldn't dare share..), i've tried boric acid, the lot plus a hyperhydrosis machine (which cost me £450 5yrs ago) but Lemon Juice is best by far...and cheap too! Washing activates the sweat glands - so just wash only between toes daily pat dry and rub on the Lemon Juice and let dry in (won't take long just a few minutes). The Lemon Juice leaves feet a little musky but keeps the feet quite dry and the Lemon neutralises the stench - Oh Laa Laa - Please Try this - but dont get lazy on it! do daily and at least once a month file away hard skin as this holds bacteria





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    I have Painful cracked skin on feet up to 5mm thick in some areas, sometimes splitting……...causing sore fissures. Dead skin smells and causes great expense In footwear as the stench permeates the materials (even washing machine and special washing products do not remove smell.) have had the condition 31 years approx. since I was 4yrs old have tried numerous creams and been to chiropodists many times but removal/softening of the skin exacerbates the sore fissures, which on occasion leaves me unable to walk without great pain. I am unable to show my feet in public or to anyone I am in a relationship with. I never go barefoot on a beach or wear sandals with socks and cannot go to a public swimming bath. Please help





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    I had bad breath at school. I had good oral hygiene accept that half a hour after a brushed my teeth and tongue the tongue got furry again. I didn't have a social life and I would hear people say behind my back how foul my breath was. I was forever chewing mint gum. I didn't have a dentist which didn't help at the time. It was a massive tooth decay. But it returned. I then had it again while I was on a diet. Then I went to the dentist again and I had to get a appointment with the dental hygienist, this time it was ginvgitis. I brushed and used the medicated mouthwash for 2 months. I have to see the hygenist aswell as my dentist tartar gets into the gaps of my teeth causing a stench because I have squit teeth. I am hyper about my breath now and forever eating chewing gum - just in case.





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