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So, I have had what I thought was BV for 6 years now. I was diagnosed at a sexual health clinic and my GP. I am now with seeing if it's what I have....
I'm 50, and in 2010 my husband had the snip, and I was convinced that whilst waiting for the all clear to have a coil fitted...all was ok up until this point.
This was absolutely the worst thing I could have done. Excruciating pain being fitted and nothing but ag grow with it, bleeding, spotting randomly, my husband could feel it during sex... Trouble trouble trouble.
He then got the all clear from his snip so I no longer needed the coil, ( not that it helped) and was agony coming out!!!
This is when my smell started, but not in a way that I could smell it in every day situations, but during and after sex.
Ive had no watery grey discharge, in fact nothing at all.
At first I was happy because anti bio tics got rid of it..... For 3 whole weeks. Then it was back. I've had test after test and was given the gels (these are free if you go to the sexual health clinic) but now I can't be bothered to keep going back, it's embarrassing, so now I buy them from boots or tesco, cost a fortune but I only use them every 4-5 days at night. This keeps it at bay but I don't want to continue for the rest of my life.
I had been told by a gynachologist to do the usual stuff, try different washing powder, don't use soap, (apparently dove soap is just as bad) wear cotton underwear, never douche or insert chemicals and even, when I wash my hair, to do it over the bath instead of in the shower as shampoo can effect it.
Well I've tried it all, even changed my diet, cut out sugar etc but this is still happening.
Now, the thing is, the GP has said that it could have started because of the coil, or that my husbands seamen has changed since he had the snip.
Due to really heavy periods over the last few years, I had a vaginal hysterectomy last year, they took my cervix so no more periods or smear tests but they left my ovaries. I was secretly hoping that after this op, my BV would go... Guess what? I still have it and it's ruining our sex life.
I'm due to go the GP in a couple of weeks and I will tackle this again with her. I'm sick of it but the only saving grace is that I only smell during sex, and I don't have the discharge.
Sorry that this post is so long.. Just wondered if anyone else out there is in a similar situation.
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