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what happens if you have BV for too long with out treating

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jessica Allan
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: I am not sure what BV is? Could you spell it out for us? Yes pelvic inflammatory disease can present without fever. Chlamyadia is an std that can caus ... Read More

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Atherosclerosis: Helpful for 5-10% reduction in total cholesterol may be helpful but if significant atherosclerosis prescriptive medication superior treatment.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
BV: "Once the course of antibiotic treatment is started, symptoms should start to alleviate within a few days. Making sure to complete the course of medic ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
It doesn't: Bv is not associated with bleeding. There would be some other reason for the bleeding.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Until BV gone: Until the BV is gone. After treatment, that might be anywhere from a couple of days to a week or more. If the odor is continuing, you still have BV.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Pappachen
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: The pill/oral form gets into the bloodstream and gets rid of any reservoirs of infection.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Warren
9 years experience Family Medicine
Any time: bacterial vaginosis can occur at any time not necessarily after sex. You need to be seen and treated.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
B.V. doesn't refresh: Bacterial vaginitis is best treated when diagnosed by a MD with a antibiotic cream or oral agent. "Refresh will only enhance the manufacturer's pocket ... Read More
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Dr. Khurram Rehman
26 years experience Fertility Medicine
Not cause of infert.: Bacterial vaginosis (bv) is too many of the 'wrong' bacteria and less of the 'good ones'. It is not a std/sexually transmitted disease, is treatable, ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
40 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Quickly: Current treatments are very effective so we see symptoms improve within 1-2 days. To reduce the chance of recurrence, the full course of treatment sho ... Read More
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