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I have been to a doctor a few times regarding a strange smell

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I have been to a doctor a few times regarding a strange smell from my body, particular my legs. He tested my thyroid, liver, urine bloods etc and all came back normal yet I can not get rid of the smell especially when I am stressed and warm. Other symptoms are falling asleep constantly, dry mouth, night sweats and generally feeling down and stressed although I have nothing stressful happening in my life. I have also excused meat dairy and eggs from my diet as I thought this may be participating as I work out regularly and normally on a high protein diet but I have been meat free for a month now and no significant change. Please help.
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Nicola
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
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you should talk to your doctor about getting tested for H Pylori bacteria in your stomach which can cause bad smell from the body.

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you should also have a breath hydrogen test to check for small intestinal bacteral overgrowth condition.

Dr. David :

dry mouth can cause bad teeth and gum infection and bad breath as well.

Customer:

Would any of these things explain the excessive night sweating and low moods? Also falling asleep is a worry, I am normally energetic but when I get in from work I fall asleep regularly even befor putting my son to bed.

Dr. David :

you should have your estrogen levels checked as well.

Dr. David :

low estrogen can cause sweats and low moods.

Dr. David :

what was your thyroid hormone level?

Customer:

He just told me it was normal and my bloods were on the lower end of normal.

Dr. David :

you should get your iron and ferritin levels checked as well

Dr. David :

and make sure your TSH level is between 0.3 and 3.0

Dr. David :

you need your B12 and vitamin D levels checked as well?

Customer:

I have been taking B12 since I stopped eating meat and eat extremely healthy so should not be lacking in anything

Dr. David :

are you still having your regular monthly cycles?

Customer:

Yes and moderate to heavy bleeding

Dr. David :

you might need a gyn exam as well to check for vaginal bacterial vaginosis or vaginal fungal infection.

Dr. David :

when was your last gyn exam?

Customer:

This started around the same time or a month or two later after abortion if that is significant

Dr. David :

your female hormones could be coming back to normal after your abortion and this could cause your odor as well.

Customer:

He did a gun at the very start of the testing, maybe march

Customer:

This was over a year ago, should I not be back to normal?

Dr. David :

if you are having excessive anxiety or panic symptoms, this can cause excessive sweating and odor as well.

Customer:

The door is not from the vagina

Dr. David :

excessive anxiety can cause dry mouth and poor sleep.

Customer:

I had thought of that, I just notice it from getting dressed after shower so not stressed at that point in time

Dr. David :

are you passing gas?

Customer:

Yes, more than usual at times

Dr. David :

you should ask your doctor to get testing to check for H Pylori bacteria in your stomach.

Customer:

What is this?

Dr. David :

you could have bowel allergy like lactose or gluten allergy which can cause bad gas odor.

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H Pylori is a bacteria which can live in the stomach and cause worse stomach acid and bad odor of the body.

Customer:

Again, something I had thought as I went through a time of being constipated then dioreah, I cut out gluten for a while and then cut out dairy for a while but again no real change although I am not constipated anymore

Customer:

Would this cause the other symptoms too?

Dr. David :

H Pylori can cause increased stomach acid and upset stomach symptoms.

Dr. David :

and ask your doctors to check your iron and ferritin levels.

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do you have any other questions?

Customer:

No, thank you

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