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I am early 50s. Had hysterectomy inc. removal of both ovaries. Retained cervix. (7 years ago). Now on HRT Livial.
Problem is I get repeated vaginal irritation, discomfort, no discharge as such, but itching externally, dryness I think. But worse of all is the odour, which is noticable through my clothes and very embarrassing. I need to change underwear, panty liners and trousers need washing after one wear.
I have been to doctors, who have twice taken swobs for BV. Both came back normal.
I have tried Replens and something prescribed for BV from the Doctor. Neither worked and one stung internally - horrible. Also had one course of antibiotics as a precaution.
I now buy Balance Activ (pack of single tubes of balancing gel good bacteria - 7 day course), over the counter in Boots, Sainsburies, Tescos - on shelves. Which tells me a lot of us are suffering. Also £8 a pack.
But I can't shake it off. I am uncomfortable every day. The odour is only just about controlled. I now use the Balance Activ as maintenance a couple of times a week!
Why did tests show it wasn't BV? Is there any other known condition? Help anyone?
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