My vaginal discharge is bleaching my underwear. That can happen when you have an ammonialike discharge. That doesn’t tell me what causes it or how to cure it. Your vagina usually maintains an acidic pH. I really don’t know what it is supposed to smell like, so I can’t tell you if it smells very different. The ammonia like smell can be similar to that like pee. I am not peeing in my pants.
If you are dehydrated, the ammonia in the urine can get concentrated and make things smell even more strongly, even a few drops. And some women do mistake a leaky bladder for vaginal discharge. I know women often use light days menstrual pads for bladder leakage, but that would stain my underwear yellow not white, and I know what pee smells like. Bacterial vaginosis is a common cause of a vagina that smells like ammonia. The odds you have that are higher if you have itching, burning a fishy smell, grey or offwhite discharge. All the discharge is off white.
During your fertile time, it becomes thinner and white, normally. I’m not paying attention to what normally happens except that my underwear sometimes turns white after I wash it, right where the vaginal discharge was in contact with it. If you have a bacterial vaginal infection, you can try over the counter treatments, or you need to talk to the . I don’t have symptoms that seem like an infection. It can cause bleaching, though, when the bad bacteria turn nitrogen into ammonia, creating the smell and discoloration.
What else can do this? Next I’d have to ask about your diet. It’s healthy, so don’t blame this on junk food or too much sugar. And if I had diabetes, I’d get more yeast infections and sugarysmelling urine. If you eat a lot of nitrogen rich vegetables like broccoli and asparagus, you can get that ammonia smell in the vagina. I don’t need yet another reason to not eat asparagus, and you can have a healthy diet without that.
If you’re doing a high protein diet for weight loss, eating a lot of foods like eggs, meat and dairy with high nitrogen levels can cause the ammonia in the urea to build up. That would be ammonia smelling pee, not vaginal discharge. The ammonia smell can get into your skin and excreted as sweat, and depending on how you work out, the chemicals can build up there while it evaporates off your arms and legs. And I thought a rich sweat odor was the worst I could worry about. I’ve heard of vaginal discharge turning bleachy when someone had polycystic ovaries or another hormonal disorder. Getting that under control or eliminating gluten and high sugar foods.
Helps. For all the reasons one might say a gluten free diet helped their wardrobe, this was never on the list. Everyone can brag about dresses fitting better and old jeans actually fitting without a muffin top, but few people admit anything about lacy underwear except maybe that they are wearing it. Just having some ways I could wear the black ones without them going gray in odd places would be progress.
How to Get Rid of Smelly Discharge
I need to know how to get rid of smelly discharge. Use deodorant or don’t wear sweats while working out. I mean, down there. If you’re wearing that tight lycra while working out and the sweat builds up around there, you can still get a yeast infection or rash down there that smells pretty bad. If I were working out that much, I wouldn’t worry about this smell relative to the odor of sweat. I hope you’ve seen a recently.
I don’t think this is like acne so bad you need to see a dermatologist. If you have an STD, you could have bad smelly discharge. And that’s all the more likely if you have sores or bad itching or colored discharge. You can have white or grey discharge, I think, and it isn’t anything that serious. If you have whitish or grey discharge that looks like cottage cheese, you have a yeast infection. Fortunately, the fishy odor goes away once you treat it. I don’t think I’ve even seen cottage cheese. If you’ve seen yogurt, you can use that.
Internally or externally? There are folk cures of putting yogurt up there, but really, just eat more of it, and if that doesn’t work, get an over the counter yeast medication. Once you’re cured, the odor will go away. Except I don’t smell a fishy odor. That rules out trichomoiasis. That’s quite a mouthful. No wonder they call it trich for short. Trich can cause a musty smell too, plus burning and itching.
I’ve had irritation but don’t want to say it is that. You can have bacterial infections cause a musty or fishy smell too. And unlike an STD, you can get it all by yourself. How do I get rid of it? Have the find out what you have and offer a treatment for it. I could douche to clean down there and eliminate the odor. Actually, douching causes the pH down there to shift in ways that facilitate more bacterial growth, and it doesn’t help if there’s an infection or yeast.
So covering up the smell today could make it worse tomorrow. You can try washing down there several times a day with antibacterial soap, wear loose cotton underwear and clean thoroughly after you pee or poop. I know what leaking pee smells like, and that’s not this. And antibacterial soap can be harsh. So mix baking soda in the bathwater you use or apple cider vinegar in your bath soak, though with the vinegar, you can do that daily. I suppose smelling like pickles is better than how I smell now. And the vinegar thing you can say is from a health fad without saying what it is treating.
The other hygiene steps you can take include changing out pads often and not leaving tampons in too long. I know that can cause bacterial growth if not toxic shock syndrome. There are over the counter remedies for yeast and minor bacterial overgrowth, but if those don’t work, talk to the . If only because over the counter treatments failing to work prove that I have to.