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My boyfriend says I smell more fishy when I eat a lot of fish. Does that really make sense?

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Question - (14 August 2008) 9 Answers - (Newest, 4 January 2009)
A female United Kingdom age 36-40, anonymous writes:

My boyfriend has told me that my vagina smells more fishy when I eat a lot of fish. I do eat a lot of fish, but I am struggling to understand what he says is correct. Is it true that a vagina will smell more fishy depending on the amount of fish consumed?

Thanks, T

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A reader, anonymous, writes (4 January 2009):

You are not alone. My Girlfriend, who keeps very clean, smells distincly of fish several hours after eating it. Ironically she smells like the fish she ate.. prawns, salmon. Fotunatly we expect it, and just live with it. After searching for answers on the web, some folks who experience the same thing recommend citrus juices such as orange after the meal to counteract the smell.

Apparently there is a known medical reason which COULD be related

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?sec=health&res=9C03E3D91F3AF931A35751C1A961958260

I think those people who automatically assume infection should really read exactly what the opener wrote.. I smell more fishy WHEN I EAT A LOT OF FISH.

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A female reader, anonymous, writes (15 September 2008):

This is a fact. My mom and I both have issues with some seafood. If we eat fish it will come out in our urine and cause an odor for a day or so. Once the oil etc is washed away, its gone, I love fish and just wont eat it if I plan to be near a man. I will constantly wash and freshen up at work, and shower etc, but I wont be near a man.

I have one female friend that gets the odor from crablegs too. I hate when women that do not have issues blame it on something bad, like an infection everyone is not able to process foods the same way. Its sorta like an allergy. I was told it had something to do with chelation or something, Im not sure, but it is an issue for some women.

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A female reader, anonymous, writes (5 September 2008):

Not every woman will smell like fish after she eats it. I've been the same way for years. When I ate seafood, I smelled just like it. I didn't notice it for a while but as I began to eat more, i noticed. I recently started taking some colon cleanser, parasite killers, and a detox tea. I found that since I've been taking it, i don't smell like fish after eating it.

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A reader, anonymous, writes (14 August 2008):

Did you not ask this same question yesterday?

http://www.dearcupid.org/question/does-my-vagina-smell-fishy-because-i-eat.html

It now appears you now have a very good array of insighful answers. I still feel maybe you should consider a visit to the doctor...it certainly wouldn't hurt. Good luck in figuring out what to do.

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A female reader, TELLULAH United Kingdom +, writes (14 August 2008):

TELLULAH agony auntDeema Yuk !!! How did you find that out. If my mum told me that I would die LOL.

Maybe both points are true, because she shouldnt smell of fish if she hasnt eaten it. I would nip to the docs to make sure. And lay of the fish for a while.

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A female reader, Deema United Kingdom +, writes (14 August 2008):

Deema agony auntP.S. I know this to be true cus my mum had same problem!!!

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A female reader, Deema United Kingdom +, writes (14 August 2008):

Deema agony auntYes it is true!!! He is right. Sorry everyone, but this is a fact. There are some people who cannot break down one of the components of fish and it therefore is passed through the urine. This is what causes the odour. It can also happen to some people with bacon and pork too. So your boyfriend is very astute. How do you cope with it? Sorry to say but only way is - Don't eat fish, or check out which ones have the most effect (got a very funny vision of him in a pair of goggles and a snorkel checking things out - sorry, not laughing at you, just my silly sense of humour - anyway its good to laugh).

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A reader, anonymous, writes (14 August 2008):

In a word, no! He's got to be having a laugh. My other half eats fish like it's going out of fashion, so if your b/f's assumption is correct, why does hers taste of honey?

Garlic, on the other hand, does tend to influence the smell of ones pores to a degree if one eats enough of it.

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A female reader, Honeygirl South Africa +, writes (14 August 2008):

Honeygirl agony auntSweetie, sounds like you have got an infection as your vagina should not smell 'fishy'. We each have our own smell but it should not be unpleasant and the discharge should not be smelly either. A visit to your doctor will sort this one out very quickly.

Honeygirl

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