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A 30-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between bv and a yeast infection?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 57 years experience
BV Bacterial vaginos: Bv or bacterial vaginosis, is a bacterial infection. A yeast infection is not bacterial.
Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
BV and yeast: Bv is an imbalance of bacteria in the vagina, where the anaerobic bacteria overgrow. The condition can cause an abnormal odor, but can be present with no symptoms. "yeast" is when candida or other yeast organisms overgrow and often causes discharge, itching or irritation.

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A 51-year-old member asked:

Can I get BV and yeast infection again?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Yes: You can become re-infected.
Murfreesboro, TN
A 18-year-old female asked:

Is there any home treatments for BV and a yeast infection?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Bacterial Vaginosis: Bacterial vaginosis is treated with antibiotics. There are no effective home remedies that can treat the condition, although sometimes it may resolve on its own without treatment. The best thing for you to do is to see your doctor.
Woodland Hills, CA
A 35-year-old female asked:

Can the burning/itching of BV or a yeast infection be intermittent?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Could be: Some amount of yeast as well as bacteria is normal in the vaginal area. As they both wax and wane, the yeast may get heavier and cause symptoms. See your dr. For treatment and hopeful erradication. Best wishes.
Last updated Jan 6, 2013
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