Body odor

on 9/9/17 2:00 pm

I am almost 3 weeks out and have noticed since surgery that I have terrible under arm odor despite using deodorant. I have never had smelly pits. Is this some quirky WLS thing?

on 9/9/17 3:14 pm - TX
VSG on 08/29/12

You make me laugh! I have same problems with body odor. If memory serves when I had my sleeve I went through this. It's the fat burning and releasing hormones. I hope it ends soon! Well the odor that is.

on 9/9/17 3:50 pm
RNY on 09/05/17

I'm only 5 days out and I noticed my pits were smelly, and shoes are funky.

Maybe my nose is more sensitive.

on 9/9/17 5:55 pm - Philadelphia, PA
RNY on 04/28/15

I couldn't stand the smell of me post op, and not just my arms. It's the hormone dump, ketosis etc. went away by the second week for me.

5'6.5" High weight:337 Lowest weight:193/31 BMI: Goal: 195-205/31-32 BMI

on 9/10/17 12:06 am

Well thank the Lord! I'm not going to stink forever! Thank you very much:)

on 9/10/17 5:35 pm

A friend who has gotten rny told me she has this too. Her doctor said it could be her vitamins. It could also be your hormones changing or your body detoxing.

Referral: June 2017
RNY with Dr. Neville in Ottawa: January 8th, 2018

on 9/12/17 2:23 pm
RNY on 08/14/17

I'm 4 weeks out and I have noticed the same thing. I never had that issue before surgery either. Lets hope it goes away soon!

CerealKiller Kat71
on 9/13/17 7:10 am
RNY on 12/31/13

It's part of ketosis and weight loss.

It usually subsides or goes completely away after a while.

"What you eat in private, you wear in public." --- Kat