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Ph balance is off, slight tmi thread

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sazpeach · 12/02/2020 16:36

Whenever I take my contraceptive pill my vagina smells...well.... not great. When I stop the contraceptive pill the problem goes away. I've read that the pill can cause a ph change and alter your smell down there! Luckily no one else can smell it, but I can sometimes. So sorry for tmi! It's not a 'fishy' smell. Just... different and not very pleasant.

I have no infections or thrush or anything. The ph balance thing sounds as if it's what it is, especially as it only happens when I'm using contraception.

Is there anything I can do to help change the ph. I wash very regularly, wear Cotten knickers mostly. It's definitely the inside that's the problem.

I've heard bio yoghurt helps?

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sazpeach · 12/02/2020 19:16

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sazpeach · 12/02/2020 22:00

Cringe it's just me then BlushBlushBlush

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sazpeach · 13/02/2020 23:28

Want to update on case someone goes through similar. The yoghurt inserted inside, helped massively. I did it yesterday, and again this evening and the smell has completely gone.

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LHMBF · 15/02/2020 13:03

Hi, I'm not on the pill but occasionally find my discharge has an unusual smell, I find the balance activ pessaries are fantastic and completely get rid of any odor for a few days, sometimes even weeks. Couldn't be without them now

flossiewossie124 · 22/02/2020 14:39

Sazpeach, what sort of yoghurt did you use and did you just use a tampon to insert? I’m going through a similar problem- it’s awful isn’t it

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