I have been tested for STIs and there was nothing. Can anyone help me?
Hi. Good on you for writing in and getting more information.
It's normal for women to have a small regular amount of discharge from the vagina. This normal vaginal discharge helps to clean the vagina and protect the vagina from infection and germs. Normal vaginal discharge does not usually have a bad smell and often looks clear or milky when it dries on your underpants. The look of vaginal discharge may change depending on stress, menstrual cycle, diet and sexual activity.
If the bad smell continues, you should visit a doctor again or a sexual health service. They could repeat the tests for STIs, do more testing or give you more information. It can be awkward to talk about these things with doctors or sexual health nurses but remember that they are professionals and they deal with these things all the time. You can ask to see a female doctor or nurse if you like. Have a look in the Somazone services directory for a service near you.
In the meantime, if you are worried about the smell, change your underpants every day and also think about buying some pantyliners. Pantyliners are very thin, disposable sanitary pads that can be put in your underpants. You can find them next to the pads and tampons in supermarkets.
All the best.