• has anyone else notice a change in body odor while going though chemo???

    Asked by bcsucks2012 on Wednesday, July 25, 2012

    has anyone else notice a change in body odor while going though chemo???

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    7 answers
    • Lirasgirl33's Avatar

      Ok, this might be TMI LOL but honestly, not really, but on times yes, but only because sometimes I was so tired, fatigued or feeling just plain BLEH, that I didn't have the motivation or energy to get myself to the shower. I swear it didn't happen too often! Hehehe! :D Stinky!!! Hahahah. BTW, getting up and taking a shower, getting dressed up and putting on some make up always....and I mean ALWAYS made me feel better. :)

      over 8 years ago
    • nancyjac's Avatar

      I think that may depend on which chemo drugs you are on. Not just because of the odors created when the drugs leave your body, but also because of of side effects that can alter your sense of smell. There were times during chemo when everything smelled bad including food, my body, and anybody else's body.,

      over 8 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      Not during chemo, but several years after, I work outside, and sweat A LOT, I find that I stink so bad I can't stand myself, almost to the point of being embarassing. I have often thought it was related to what they put in me. It used to not be this way.

      over 8 years ago
    • MarnieC's Avatar

      I never noticed it in myself (but then I drench myself in essential oils every day!) but I have noticed it slightly with a friend undergoing chemo for ovarian cancer. Nothing disgusting, just a slightly different way she smelled. Are you worried about it?

      over 8 years ago
    • Nancebeth's Avatar

      I feel like I smell "mediciney." When I am working out and sweating a lot I smell the medicine. I also smell it my pee. Gross but true...I don't feel like I have B.O. or anything but the medicine smell is kind of annoying. I have asked friends to smell me when I am sweating and they tell me they don't smell the medicine so maybe I am the only one who smells it.

      over 8 years ago
    • danellsar's Avatar

      One of the first things I noticed when my husband got sick, even before he started chemo, was a change in his body odor. Hard to describe, but definitely there and didn't go away. Having slept next to him for more than 20 years, I noticed the difference!!!

      over 8 years ago
    • Staceynan's Avatar

      Noticed the change in body odor almost immediately after mastectomy. Thought it was from the anesthesia. Now six weeks out and about to receive 2nd round of chemo. Smell still exists. Not sure what it is from. No one but me seems to notice. I wash under arms several times a day.

      over 8 years ago

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