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    Vampyrewillow [sign in to see picture]
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    I Have noticed that if i get out of the bath and get dressed and put leggings on, later on i have a slight smell down there....

    now this doesn't happen if i put pjs on or jeans or sweats or anything,

    i was just wondering if this happens to anyone else?

    it's nothing horrible but it is noticeable to me!

    i think it's because they are tight? i'm not entirely sure so wondered if anyone had a perspective on this?

    VW x

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    the_24th_moment [sign in to see picture]
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    Vampyrewillow wrote:

    I Have noticed that if i get out of the bath and get dressed and put leggings on, later on i have a slight smell down there....

    now this doesn't happen if i put pjs on or jeans or sweats or anything,

    i was just wondering if this happens to anyone else?

    it's nothing horrible but it is noticeable to me!

    i think it's because they are tight? i'm not entirely sure so wondered if anyone had a perspective on this?

    VW x

    It could be a yeast infection, a urinary infection, or an STI. Book an appointment with your local GUM clinic and they can run some tests. And/or ask your GP to refer you to a vaginal specialist (sorry, I cannot spell the G word!)

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    DesignDude [sign in to see picture]
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    i'd say stop using leggings anyway, they look soo.....meh lol!

    just my opinion

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    Tigerlilies [sign in to see picture]
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    Dear Vampyre Willow,

    Funky smelling leggings are God's way of telling you that leggings, like playsuits and Uggs, are a sign of the devil.

    If you must wear leggings, and they truly put a song in your heart, more power to you. But avoid funny nylon style underwear and seek out some cotton styles. Wearing them every day is a bad idea too.

    Otherwise, burn the leggings. You have wonderful legs and you should liberate them.

    Good luck. x

    PS Get thee to a GP.

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    DesignDude [sign in to see picture]
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    Tigerlilies wrote:

    Dear Vampyre Willow,

    Funky smelling leggings are God's way of telling you that leggings, like playsuits and Uggs, are a sign of the devil.

    If you must wear leggings, and they truly put a song in your heart, more power to you. But avoid funny nylon style underwear and seek out some cotton styles. Wearing them every day is a bad idea too.

    Otherwise, burn the leggings. You have wonderful legs and you should liberate them.

    Good luck. x

    PS Get thee to a GP.

    lol damn right!

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    Vampyrewillow [sign in to see picture]
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    Haha i wear them if i'm not going out! shove a pair of leggings on when i'm going to the shop, because they're comfy!

    I Only ever wear cotton underwear because when i was 13 i had nylon knickers and it was horrific down there! so i've only ever bought cotton underwear since!

    i don't think i have an infection because it's absolutely fine if i'm wearing jeans or i've put my pjs on!

    VW x

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    Tigerlilies wrote:

    Dear Vampyre Willow,

    Funky smelling leggings are God's way of telling you that leggings, like playsuits and Uggs, are a sign of the devil.

    If you must wear leggings, and they truly put a song in your heart, more power to you. But avoid funny nylon style underwear and seek out some cotton styles. Wearing them every day is a bad idea too.

    Otherwise, burn the leggings. You have wonderful legs and you should liberate them.

    Good luck. x

    PS Get thee to a GP.

    And the 80's.

    The 80's will only ever be remembered positively as the decade the Berlin wall fell down and the decade I was born.

    P.S You forgot leg warmers.

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    titania [sign in to see picture]
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    Could it be that the smell is coming from the leggings, rather than you?

    I have some cotton t-shirts where the fabric goes right up into the armpits. I've noticed that the smell never really washes out and when I put them on the odour becomes more noticeable as they warm up. I suspect it is because I use non-bio washing powder - and before anyone starts in about how bio doesn't irritate the skin I have a pigment eating fungus infection that flares up whenever I use bio, so I don't.

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    I agree with the_24th_moment, it sounds like a yeast infection. The materials used in leggings and such frequently cause infections (not just fungal but bacterial as well) .

    http://www.yeastinfectionclue.com/prevent-vaginal-yeast-infection/

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    suze9 [sign in to see picture]
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    I have 1 pair of leggins and have worn them twice, both times took me back to the hell of wearing tights back in my early working life!!! I think they are best used on an occasion rather than everyday. I hope its not an infection but you wont be bothering anyone by going to the doctors and just getting it checked out xxx

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    do you always wear pants with the leggings. if you wear leggings withought unidies changing them everyday is the best thing ( i couldnt belive some of my skanky mates didnt do that!)

    could they be a bit too tight across the crotch. if you wear them under dresses you could always try a size bigger and see

    aiming for ones with more cotton than nylon in them would help too. the content should be on the label.

    i have several pairs of leggings as i wear a lot of dresses, and its cheaper and warmer than changing my wardrobe for winter!

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    Vampyrewillow [sign in to see picture]
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    titania wrote:

    Could it be that the smell is coming from the leggings, rather than you?

    I have some cotton t-shirts where the fabric goes right up into the armpits. I've noticed that the smell never really washes out and when I put them on the odour becomes more noticeable as they warm up. I suspect it is because I use non-bio washing powder - and before anyone starts in about how bio doesn't irritate the skin I have a pigment eating fungus infection that flares up whenever I use bio, so I don't.

    I'm thinking this may be it now! it tends to be when i take the leggings off that i notice, i might nip upto the doctors if it doesn't improve, its only been for about two weeks i've noticed it, but it's only when wearing leggings that i notice, never if i put shorts on or anything else

    @sweetlove i always wear knickers with them and always wear a size bigger (my partners mum bought me them and won;t hear that i'm a 16-18 in pants!) and i wear the more cotton-ey ones than nylon!

    i'm starting to think it might just be time to bin my old leggings and get some new ones because i feel it may be coming from there!

    VW x

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    smirnoff09 [sign in to see picture]
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    leggings can be a problem and more so if they contain lycra....Ditch the leggings tbh...

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    KittyPurry [sign in to see picture]
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    I am afraid I have never worn leggins however I can well believe they'd help create the sort of overly warm and damp environment that candida (i.e. thrush) thrives in. I'd suggest just not wearing them or not for long periods at any rate!

    xxKPxx

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    Wizzie86 [sign in to see picture]
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    It could just be a little bit of thrush? Wearing leggings sometimes is fine but you need to let your downstairs breathe. If you wear leggings during the day, make sure that you let everywhere have a breather later. I'd also recommend buying some feminie hygiene wipes like the new sweet spots wipettes as they are great to quickly freshen up throughout the day x

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