My boyfriend recently told me that my discharge tastes sour -- I tried it for myself and indeed it has a very strong sour taste to it -- so much that I almost gagged when I tasted it. I never tasted like this before -- the only time I taste "different from the norm" is before menstruating where I have a slightly metallic taste. This sour taste is completely different and doesn't even have a hint of my normal taste.
I can't tell you when exactly it began because I didn't realize until I tasted it myself which is maybe 3 or 4 months. I do not have an itching, burning, redness, nor does my discharge smell, and I have tested negative for STDs. I also noticed the taste is most sour off my vaginal wall (my apologies for being so explicit). I am not on birth control because on two different occassions I had bad side effects. My diet has not changed until 3 weeks ago (this has been going on longer). I removed the majority of processed foods from my diet, drink 8 glasses of water daily, and have yogurt daily but to no avail. I also do not douche and was myself with plain olive oil soap which is fragrance and ingredient free. Also, I don't think it's BV because in early November I was put on minocycline after having an abortion. I am waiting for my gyn appointment but they could not get me in until after the 20th.
Why has my taste changed and what do I do to get my old taste back? This has gotten to the point where it is on my mind 24/7 and it is ruining my sex life --I totally shy away from sex now, and when I do have it I can't enjoy it because I am constantly thinking about this.
If you were my patient, I would probably suggest re-running all of the tests such as those for Chlamydia, yeast, BV, trichomonas, etc. If anything is positive, that is your answer. If not ( they probably won't be positive ) I would suggest that you try a couple of different things:
Probiotics can be very helpful in restoring normal vaginal bacteria.
Also, it might be worth a try to use a (vinegar and water only) douche once.
Some of my patients have even tried using yogurt with live lactobacillus cultures vaginally--like a douche or yeast cream.
Then, if all else fails, you might want to invest in a flavored lubricant. Just be careful that it has only natural ingredients if you do use such a product.
Hope this helps!
PS--if you are a swimmer, you might want to take some time off.
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