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What is a musky odor?
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Similarly one may ask, what does it mean when you smell a musty smell?
musty. Use the word musty to describe an unclean, stale and possibly moldy smell. If something smells musty that means it's probably been sitting in a damp corner without any air for a little too long. Musty smells take time to develop: they're caused by dampness and mold, and signal some amount of decay.
Similarly, why do I smell musty? But if you notice your scent has become strong — and it's likely a fishy, sour, or even musty smell — that's a telltale sign of bacterial vaginosis (BV), an inflammation caused by the overgrowth of bacteria (usually gardnerella) normally found in the vagina.
Also to know is, what animal has a musky scent?
Other animal sources of that musky smell include civet cats, sperm whales and beavers. For instance, secretions from beavers' castor sacks located next to their anal glands have a musky/vanilla scent.
What does cancer smell like?
Cancer raises polyamine levels, and they do have a distinct odor. Using an electronic nose, researchers have been able to detect prostate cancer from urine smell print profiles. These studies, and others like them, are a promising area of cancer research. It's still in its infancy, though.