I'm so sorry to read you are suffering with this.
I'm not a doctor, so I can't tell you if PCOS and/or IR can cause this. I can tell you that I have PCOS-related IR, and I do not have this problem. So, in my own case, I can only show they don't cause it in everyone.
Best of luck to you. I hope you find a way to solve this problem or, if not solve, adequately manage it. :)
I so knw what you are talking about... I have been experiencing the same problem... I would bathe 2-3 times a day... And I would sweat so much that it was like I never put any deodarant on or even took a bath... I finally found a deodarant that would hold for me... And I had to wear a panty liners and I use replenish which helps the odor for at least a week... I can only wear cotton underwear... I also got some body spray... Not the loud smelling one but just a soft sent... And fine a perfume that works with ur body... For me it is perry Ellis 360... It's soft and it last long... The sent lingers... Then find a soap that works for u as well a strong sent... I use lever 2000... Hope this helps
I have PCOS and also have the same problem, especially the sweating. I ruined so many shirts with armpit stains, so I started dressing in layers. I also have to rotate deodorant brands because they stop working after a while. I also wear panty liners along with a feminine powder to help absorb moisture. I can't wear perfume, I have to layer the scent (body wash, body spray, then lotion) because my body turns the perfume into a stench. Yep and lever 2000 and Safeguard antibacterial soap work really well for me. My body also does okay with Victoria Secret's garden fragrance line
hello, i have pcos and also have experienced a body odor problem, too. i didn't receive my first period until i was about 15 and by 16 my periods were months apart. my natural scent also changed and i was made fun of a lot in school for it. i did visit my gyno in my late teens when i finally had enough of it and she tested for yeast infections, bacterial vaginosis, etc., all of which came back negative. her suggestion was to try to manage it by using antibacterial soaps (i use dial bodywash) and strong deodorants. i don't really use a lot of perfumes because they usually smell bad by the end of the day on my skin but i found several from L'Occitane (a french perfumery) that are light and airy and smell great even after a long day at work. the main thing is not to try to cover up your body odor with a strong scent (heavy perfumes end up stinking worse!) but to let your skin breathe as much as possible and keep bacteria from growing in sweaty places (like armptis, crotch, feet, etc.).
i have recently begun looking into visiting with a reproductive endocrinologist as many of the issues with pcos are due to hormones being out of whack. i am now 32 and discerning marriage with my boyfriend and we talk about having kids someday. i'm not sure if this is possible with pcos (my periods stopped mid-way through my 20's) but i was told that an endocrinologist may be able to offer some insight on what's going on inside my body. i have acne, very oily hair, really oily face, dark patches of skin around my neck and many other symptoms of pcos in addition to the body odor. i thought these were all just things i had to live with but apparently endocrinology may be able to help with getting some of these issues fixed or at least managed better! there is hope, hang in there... message me directly if you would like to talk further.
peace and blessings!
I also have PCOS, and have been told by two GYNs and an endocrinologist (I'm now looking for another endocrinologist) that nothing can be done about the odor. I should just learn to appreciate and live with my "natural" aroma. But it's so embarrassing. It causes stress which adds to the severity of problems I have with other medical diagnosis. The PCOS contributes to the problem of the odor and also excessive hair growth for me. When I was younger my GYN at least told me that a hysterectomy could help with the hair growth problem, but because I was younger of course she wouldn't consider that. I'm about to explore that option again with my current GYN now that I am old. I am 44 now. Of course, since hysterectomy was not an option my doctor at the time would explore she prescribed birth control pills to regulate the hormones. They don't help at all. As for the odor it just keeps getting worse. I've tried every deodorant on the market, women's and men's. I've even tried clinical deodorants. I find the one that helps the best is the men's version of the classic deodorant Mitchum. Notice I said works the best, it's still not satisfactory. I also take more than one shower a day. I have tried many different soaps. I use a feminine body wash. I use special shampoos for my head and hair. I use baking soda, peroxide, and witch hazel to combat bacterias. I have tried essential oils. I use foot sprays and odor eaters in my shoes. I wash my bed sheets very often. I have tried different laundry detergents for my clothes; and I even also add baking soda to the wash. During the day when I'm working I use dry shampoos in my hair, light scented perfumes, antibacterial wipes, feminine wipes. And still the bad odor persists. On top of dealing with that I was diagnosed with chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS) back in 2002. The medication I have to take to manage the pain so that I can continue to work has side effects that cause perspiration. Just what I needed. Like I didn't have enough of a problem with that. I try to eat healthy and limit caffeine. I don't smoke or drink either. I was a bit heavier for a while but never over 180 lbs., and I've been exercising and losing weight since 2011 so now I'm not even over 150 lbs. Other people, even doctors, say it's embarrassing to them. They have no idea how embarrassing it can be. I'm (we're) the one's who have to live with and deal with it daily. Plus we have to deal with the embarrassing stares and comments too. Even though I've tried light scented perfumes in the past, I really do try to stay away from that now. It really only masks the problem and makes it worse. I'm anxious to find a second endocrinologist and see if something is being overloooked. Also, if by chance my GYN agrees to do the hysterectomy I will of course let you know if that helps in anyway. Just know that you are definitely not alone.
Hello, I guess is clear to see that pcos have a lot to do with our body odor. I have seen numerous doctors and tried everything on the market to relieve underarm odor. I didnt understand at 1ST but now I see, its all connected. Now its time to get the an research dept to do trials for a cure. People just dont understand how horrible and mean they are. I bathe 3x a day, my skin is sooo dry, I constantly apply lotion, in which isnt good in the long run. Im going to my RE this month hopefully she has some answers(wish me luck) if anything works ill be glad to let you all know.
I also have PCOS and I struggle with the same issue!!! Lol so glad I found this post even though it doesn't answer anything, but anyways I'm glad I found someone who crys about the same problems as me lol. I sweat a lot too. And smell. And feel so un-feminine but my primary put me on medicine for excessive sweating and it has helped a little bit, not a lot though. I haven't found anything to really help though but just know you're not the only one with this problem and you're not alone!
I haven’t been diagnosed with PCOS, but I’m hoping I will get my diagnosis next week at my primary physician, because I’m pretty sure I have it. Im almost 21 and have been struggling with body odor since 6th grade and excessive hair since 7th grade. I think what makes everything much worse, is the lack of emotional support from family. Of course, I’ve tried to talk to my mom about it, but the topic would be deferred. She swore the answer was switching up soaps and deodorants. I’ve known for a while that something was wrong. I hope this diagnosis help me become happier and less hard on myself. People without these conditions have no idea. I wish everyone luck. Let’s have a unforgivably happy and embracing 2018.
Omg I suffer from the the same thing I was diagnosed with PCOS in 2016. I had a baby she was premature in 2008. I've had body odor since I was 17 I'm now 31 nothing seemed to help no soaps or deodorants is so embarrassing I can only hope my daughter doesn't suffer from the same thing . God please help we need a cure or a solution.
Hi. I arrived here because I also have a body odor issue. But I don't think I have PCOS. What I keep finding on Google is TMAU, a metabolic disorder that makes you smell bad no matter what you do. The only thing is to control diet to avoid choline rich foods. But there's no cure for this. But I also thought it could be a hormonal problem instead, and hope it is because in this case it might be fixable maybe
I have PCOS and totally relate to these issues. I was diagnosed at age 21, am now 47. I used Mitchum rollerball unscented ANTI-PERSPIRANT (not deodorant!) for many years, and found it very good for controlling perspiration and odor if you use it once a day, every day. I recently changed from using anti-perspirant to Kopari brand deodorant, as I learned that there are ingredients in anti-perspirant (e.g. aluminum) that are not so good for you. I now find I need to wash my pits and re-apply the deodorant 2-3 times per day, but this is not really a problem for me. If anyone has a solution to the bladder control issue, please chime in.