Body Odour changes since I had my ovary removed am I going through menopause?

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I had ovarian cancer 3 years ago resulting in me having an operation and my left ovary removed. I am now all clear but recently have been experiencing bad odour under the arms and in the vaginal area. This is extremly embarassing and no deodorant seems to work. Could I be going through the starf of menopause and what can I do to make my body go back to normal? Its starting to be noticed by people around me at work and Im now thinking of leaving as its making me depressed. Please can someone give me some advise 


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    Hi Clare ..

    i wouldnt like to say if your going through menopause, but very happy you have the all clear, well done hun,

    i can say i am in year nine of peri and i noticed alot in 9 years a change in sweating, alot stronger, wetter etc, always wear dark teeshirts incase ... and.. no deodarants helped me either, apart from one roll on called Driclor have you tried that ? it lasts for a while even after bathing, but dont apply after an armpit shave .. oooch stingy, but it does work.. Jay xx

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    Hi Clare...

    also i forgot to mention, Botox injections in the underarm can stop underarm sweat too, last about 12-16 weeks, i once knew a lady that sweated very excessivly bless her and she even stuck pany liners to the inside of her clothing so they sat on the underarm area and absorbed it, she went down the botox route ... after i mentioned it to here, she confided in me you see.. 

    dont get down hun, try the Driclor if not alredy tried it, and i know how you feel, i found that when you get nervous its worse, wet through nervous sweat, dont give up a job you enjoy, there are options, maybe your the more consious one as i know i was, and no one probably has noticed at all, but if its affecting you this badly talk to your doctor and see if there are botox options for you, your doc may be able to point you in the right direction, or seek advice of a botox administrator email and ask if they specialise in it... many do and state it on their sites... my old Uk doc, ( i live over seas now) also did botox etc..

    Jay xx

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      Hi Jay 

      Thanks for your comments and coming back to me so quickly. To be honest its not the sweating thats the issue its the smell. I used to but got rid of it with anhydrol forte. I dont sweat that much at all but when Im feeling any type of emotion I seem to give off a really strong smell. I know as Ive heard people talk about it and last week people at work have reported it. I dont know what to do.Ive got a doctors appointment this afternoon so hopefully they will be able to give me some advise as at the minute I dont even want to go out in public.

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      hi Clare

      well when you go to the docs, tell the doc as it is and how its affecting your life, remember the Doc only knows what you tell him, so good luck and let me know how you get on... .. take care hun... dont feel alone ... Jay x

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