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can anyone tell me the smell of MRSA?
Started by scard about misdiagnosis
Posted: May 23, 2005 at 05:56
I had a tummy tuck in Dec, I got ascites from the wound not healing . the Plastic surgeon had to aspirate, but the cleansing technique he used was "lacking" shall we say ... I had a cyst on my ovary burst 3 weeks ago .. I hemorrhaged and almost died.
I have never had any female /ovary problems before..
I was referred to an oncologist who wants to do a complete hysterectomy..
since the ovary burst, I noticesd a sicky sweet discharge odor .. I told the Dr. about it .. she put me on flagyl for 1 week.. It went away in two days .. it is now 1 week after antibiotics finished, and the smell is back ..
I made the connection that although it is really strong now .. since the surgery in Dec I had a mild odor, but frequent baths kept it in check.. now the smell is terrible 2 hrs after a shower
also .. could I have it in my abdomen .. and not be running a fever or have elevated white blood cells? I am scheduled for the hyst.. right after this semester ends .. I am scared .. it may be unecessary if it is the bacteria?
how do I get tested for this?

Re: can anyone tell me the smell of MRSA?
Reply #1 by Gino Francesco
Posted: May 24, 2005 at 17:58
Most bacteria have an individual odour which can be detected using gas chromatography.

If you are smelling a 'perculiar' odour this can only be due to bacteria on the skin surface. You say you had a tummy tuck, and I know from experience, that if you scratch the surface of skin, bacteria seem to congragate, and you can smell this yourself by running your finger along the scratch.

If I was in your shoes and was worried by this, I would try and speak with a specialist to sort the problem. I personally do not think you have too much to worry about apart from having a nast smell caused by bacteria which needs to be sorted.
Re: can anyone tell me the smell of MRSA?
Reply #2 by expert
Posted: May 24, 2005 at 18:57
Re: can anyone tell me the smell of MRSA?
Reply #3 by Stef
Posted: August 2, 2005 at 10:11
"Why clean your Gear"

???????????? uuuh helpful info indeed but totally has nothing to do with this topic. That expert must be a guy.

Heres some info you can actually use dear...I hope that helps!
Re: can anyone tell me the smell of MRSA?
Reply #4 by carol moran
Posted: October 24, 2013 at 02:00
my son is 34 yrs. old a has mrsa on his stomach and leg the stomach has been oozing and has a terrible odor is this the process of heeling
Re: can anyone tell me the smell of MRSA?
Reply #5 by Daniel Monagle
Posted: December 20, 2013 at 20:43
I have post surgical MRSA. It was a simple procedure gone wrong. The
MRSA also went to my left sinus and emitted a horrible smell like the
smell of death. Couldn't figure out where the stench was coming from at
first. One day I blew my nose and it was clear, just clear. I smelled it
on the kleenex and it smelled just as horrible. I'm 68.
Re: can anyone tell me the smell of MRSA?
Reply #6 by mrsa
Posted: August 18, 2015 at 22:13
Hello i'm on a lacrosse team and a team mate has mrsa which they
failed to mention until they cleaned themselves with a towel that i
had touched and didnt know about, i washed my hands, but went to the
bathroom and after an hour i noticed it was burning a little bit down
there and now i'm noticing a smell of odor almost like diaper rash do
es anyone know if that's how it would smell?
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