11:05 pm - 08/15/2010

Vaginal odor like cat pee?

Hi everyone,

This morning when I was in the shower and getting dressed I kept noticing a smell that was almost like cat urine. I drove myself crazy trying to find the source, I thought maybe my cat had peed in my laundry and it was coming from my clothes. Well I just went to the bathroom and while peeing discovered that the smell was coming from my vagina. Soo, wtf? 

This is really unsettling and embarrassing. I've never had this happen before and I haven't been doing anything different than I usually do... I eat well, have good hygiene, etc. My boyfriend and I had unprotected sex a few times recently which is the only thing I can think of? I am totally at a loss and not sure what to do. I plan on scheduling an appointment to get it checked out as soon as I can, but I figured I'd post here just to maybe put my mind at ease until then.

And for further clarification, I am on the pill - ortho novum, and I take 20mg of citalopram daily, just in case that might matter. And I have had a yeast infection before, and this is not a yeast infection.

Any ideas? :/ Sorry for posting under a puppet account but I am (understandably, I hope) embarrassed. Thanks in advance.
quest_question 16th-Aug-2010 05:38 am (UTC)
The only thing I can think of is that maybe your PH balance is off? I'd personally switch to wearing cotton-only undies for a bit.

I'm afraid I don't have a lot of words of wisdom, but when I had a similar problem (albeit mine was due to taking Clomid, a whole other story), the doctor suggested using one of those "feminine hygiene" odor-control sprays. I use Summer's Eve: http://www.summerseve.com/Feminine-Deodorant-Spray.php

Sorry I'm not much help!
sand_woman 16th-Aug-2010 08:43 am (UTC)
It it definitely worth getting checking out as it could be something like BV, which can be easily treated. I would avoid any scented products - sprays or douches - just because if your balance is off there is the danger that they might make things worse, or trigger a yeast infection on top.
00goddess 16th-Aug-2010 10:19 am (UTC)
I suspect what you are smelling is ammonia, which is a sign of bacterial vaginosis. I had recurring BV for several months some years ago and that was my first clue: a horrible odor of ammonia coming from my vulva.

You should see a doctor for a clear diagnosis, and they can give you antibiotics.
kirstenlouise 16th-Aug-2010 01:37 pm (UTC)
I came here to say this also. So, seconded.
jujustars 16th-Aug-2010 10:20 am (UTC)
When I had chlamydia I found my vag smelled like our cat's litterbox. It was funky.

Not saying that's what it is but sounds like it could *potentially* be some kind of infection, perhaps BV.
boltedshut 16th-Aug-2010 10:55 pm (UTC)
thank you for posting this! i just realized that i have the same issue- i never realized the "ammonia" like smell could be BV (DUH! lol)...
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