My vaginal discharge smells like chlorine. Are you sure you just aren’t overbleaching your laundry? No, this problem remains whether I wear tidy whities or not. It can take on a chemical smell if you’ve used a lot of condoms. That’s called safe sex. It can take on a chlorinelike smell when you’ve used some types of lubricants in addition to a condom. Then I don’t need to be worried about the smell if it can be traced to some intimate.
Activities. Some guys’ semen smells like bleach or a faint sugary smell. Condom use pretty much precludes that cause. Now if it smells metallic, that is a sign blood is mixed with the vaginal fluids. If I had my period, I’d notice the blood. Blood has more of a copper smell, but if there’s an infection like something with lesions and a tinny smell, you could have an STD causing the off smell. I know fresh blood when it isn’t the right time for it is a problem.
And your period is usually dark red or brown by the time it shows up. But it won’t have a chemical smell, just mean I need to use real chlorine bleach to clean up. Your body has a natural pH of 7.4. That’s a little alkaline. Yes, since it is higher than 7. Conversely, bleach has a very high pH. Yeah, around 12, but your vagina usually puts out an acidic discharge. The vagina’s normal pH is between 3.8 and 4.5. If you have vaginosis or some sexually.
Transmitted disease, the pH can go higher than 4.5. Then the bleachy smell isn’t because the output is becoming alkaline. No, but an STD can alter its pH and smell, and when your brain doesn’t know what it is, it assigns the first chemical that is anything close. If my biochemistry has altered that much, I have a problem. It isn’t an alkaline diet; any diet that alters your biochemistry that much will kill you. However, an STD could alter the chemistry down there enough to take on a chemical or acidic smell.
What if I said it smells like ammonia? Then I would say it is vaginosis due to bacterial growth, though it could be due to excessive sweating or dehydration and concentrated urine too. And I could end up blaming a urinary leak. Or just sweating a lot in tight pants while drinking caffeine and energy drinks instead of water. But at least that’s something you can fix by taking a long hot bath to relax.
My Vaginal Discharge is Bleaching My Underwear
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.