This sometimes happens to me too. It hasn't happened in several months, but there have been times when I would notice a strange odor the day or 2 after AF ended. I never had pain or itching and it didn't last very long. I didn't ever see a DR b/c I just thought it was a nucance. You could have some type of bacterial infection. It's probably nothing to be too concerned about.
I reckon I should have stated this as well, it's not just after AF ends. It's during, after and sometimes a few days before it starts. It's rather embarassing too. I'm afraid it's going to get to the point of causing a problem in my sex life. I can smell it just sitting at my desk here at work and it's making me very self concious because I wonder if other people can smell it too.
If it's happening that often it's probably bacterial. You should go to the DR and see how they can treat it. In the meantime, stay away from douching, that can actually make it worse. You may just want to keep a few wet cloths with you and "freshen up" a bit throughout the day. I would just use plain water since soap can irritate that area. Good luck with this. I know it must be annoying. Let me know what you end up finding out.
the smell you describe.. does it almost smell "ammonia" (sp) like? also is the smell just around period time?
I have the same situation, I have a odor that smells like chemicals, maybe ammonia. But I have this other odor other times, my husband notices it but when i recently went to the dr. he did an exam, a pap, and u/s (vaginally) and never mentioned anything about an odor. I know it's there but if he isn't aware of it should I be worried? Also, I think I have a leaky bladder, could that be the odor??
I am starting to have a strange odor now and my boyfriend told me the other day that he smelled it. I just figured it was from the fact the the day before it was so hot and I sweated a lot down there and work third shift so just hadnt bath yet but sometimes i smell it a lil while after i bathe. I also feel like I am always leaking. Like fluids are just constantly flowing from my body. I feel that it may b an infection but i have no itching or soreness of that sort. So dont really now what to tell you. Right now Im just looking on google to see what I can find about strange odors in the vagina