A 31-year-old member asked:
What can cause reccuring bacterial vaginitis bv?
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Recurrent BV: The explanation for the high rate of recurrence after treatment of BV is unclear. Reinfection is possible, but recurrence is more likely due to failure to eradicate the offending organisms or to reestablish the normal protective vaginal flora. Use of condoms during sex and periods of abstinence have been shown to reduce the rate of recurrence of BV in some studies.
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Gynecology 23 years experience
PH: If pH of vagina is off you will lose the healthy bacteria in the vagina that will fight off infection. Sometimes there is resistant bacteria that takes longer to treat.
Prevent BV with probiotics and follow up with gynecologist for assessment and further prevention
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Last updated Jan 12, 2015
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