6 Signs You Should See Your Doctor About Your Body Odor Jun 27, 2017 by Taylor (Day Styles)

It's definitely normal - everyone has a scent! When you're done hitting the gym it's not uncommon to smell a little bad. Have you noticed, however, that some people have a stronger scent than others? If you start to smell your own personal scent is getting stronger, it might be something worth going to your doctor to make sure there isn't a more serious underlying cause.

If you don't wash properly, that will obviously contribute to your body odor. We have a certain number of bacteria on the surface of our skin and when it mixes with sweat then that's when the odor is created. Abnormal body odor can occur as a result of different medical conditions such as certain infections or metabolic disorders. See the list below and if any of these are familiar, definitely go see your doctor.

Fruity Odor

This is a common occurrence in people with poorly managed diabetes. It's due to being in a state of ketoacidosis. This smell normally occurs in the breathe, so if you notice it it's definitely time to see your doctor.

You Smell From Afar

There are different odors in the body that are actually caused by a steady build-up of toxins over time. This can cause a pretty bad garbage like smell that people can smell from even far away. If you notice this (or someone has told you) - go get it checked out immediately.

Vaginal Odor

Vaginal odor that is strong (think... fishy..) or combined with other symptoms such as itching and burning may signal to you that there's an infection or bacterial overgrowth. See your gynecologist if you're worried.

Stinky Pee

Bad smelling urine could be a result of an infection, diabetes or another underlying medical issue. They aren't necessarily a sign of disease so if your urine is becoming stronger than normal, maybe get it checked out.

A Smell Like Cat Urine

This is a very noticeable smell. If you are starting to develop a scent similar to cat odor, you may have a condition called 3-Methylcrotonylglycinuria (3MCC). It's basically a disorder where the body is unable to break down certain proteins. It's most popular in infants but can occur in adults as well.

Rash or Wound Odor

If wounds or rashes smell bad, it is likely because they are infected - if it's looking bad, get it checked out before it gets worse.

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