It is normal to have a certain degree of body odor and it is a part of our nature. Although body odor naturally changes as we age, many of us have mild odor always.
If you smell offensive orders more than usual or have a sudden change in your body odor, that may be cause for concern, and it could mean something in your body isn’t right. It’s a good idea to let your doctor know.
- Fish like vaginal smells
Since vaginal area is home to many healthy bacteria and normal discharge, a mild odor in vaginal area is totally normal. If the scent is so strong or becomes “fishy” and it reaches people around you, you may want to see a doctor.
Fishy odor coming from vagina can be a sign of bacterial vaginosis (BV). BV is the most common vaginal infection. Bacterial vaginosis is a type of vaginal inflammation caused by the overgrowth of bacteria naturally found in vagina, which upsets the natural balance. Since BV can lead to other gynecological health issues, it’s important to treat BV as soon as possible.
- Bad Breath
Bad breath, also called halitosis is commonly caused by poor oral hygiene and dental health habits. There are many possible causes for bad breath such as smoking, eating certain foods such as onions, garlic and spices, having a dry mouth, taking medications and having a poor dental hygiene in general.
If your bad breath persists despite following these remedies, it is recommended that you visit a doctor for further tests to rule out other conditions.
This is because in some cases a persistent bad breath may be an indication for some internal health issues such as liver or kidney problems, diabetes, chronic sinus infections etc.
- Smelly Urine
Pee is usually clear or pale yellow with a mild smell. Normally smelly pee on its own is not usually a cause of concern. However if you notice your urine smells like sulfur or rotten eggs for a long period then its recommended to visit a doctor for further tests.
Common causes of smelly pee include:
— eating certain types of food and drink, like asparagus, coffee, garlic etc.
— being dehydrated, not drinking enough water. Being dehydrated is the number-one cause of pungent pee.
— some medicines and vitamin supplements.
It is best to visit a doctor asap if you have following symptoms too along with smelly urine as in some cases, smelly urine may cause from kidney stones, yeast infection, diabetes or from liver failure.
— you need to pee suddenly, or more often than usual
— you have a pain or a burning sensation when peeing
— there`s blood in your pee
— you feel tired and unwell