Hi kntry, are you using any HRT? If so what? Hormones can contribute to some body odor. We also have a sister who visits here every so often who is having trouble finding an HRT that does not cause an odor. It could also be something in the HRT that you have a reaction to. I noticed more problems with odors right after my surgery too, so maybe it is related to your recovery more than your HRT. Sorry I cannot be more helpful. You can find some other posts about body odor and HRT if you use the purple serarch button at the top of the page.
I do think that increased perspiration odor is due to hormone changes. I recently was taken off of all HRT, and I noticed for the first week while my body was adjusting that I was fighting odor also. I NEVER had this problem before. It settled down though as my hormones did. Be sure that you use a product that contains and antiperspirant as well as deodorant. Deodorant just covers up odor while antiperspirant reduces sweating. I found Secret and believe it or not, Suave to be the 2 brands that worked best for me. I also read somewhere once that it is good to apply it at night so that it has time to take effect before your daily activities begin. When I was having the odor problems, I was using it morning and night.
I also have noticed an change in body odor. I had an emergency hysterectomy (only removed my uterus, left cervix and ovaries) after a postpartum hemorrhage. Could this mean that my ovaries aren't working?
Or maybe just the vast hormonal changes my body has experienced being pg one day, not pg the next and then the hysterectomy days after that?
I have been using Mitchum brand of deodrant and it is working for me.
Never occured to me the BO problem might be related to the what happened to me.
Lisa, your hormones are probably just bouncing around from the shock of the surgery. If your ovaries have completely shut down you will experience hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause. It takes time for the body to adjust following surgery, and during this time many changes can be noticed.
I too have found that Michums is the one brand of deoterant that will ALWAYS keep me dry and odor free. I have not tried another in a long time, as this one is always dependable. You might give it a try.