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A 31-year-old female asked:

is there a cure for bacteria vaginosis?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: Once your doctor formally diagnoses bacterial vaginosis, he/she wil prescribe a specific antibiotic which will cure it.

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A 20-year-old member asked:

Why do I continue to get bacteria vaginosis?

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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Upset balance: In your vagina. Yeast, acidophilus germs and b.Vag germs coexist peacefully like we live on the earth. When something's out of whack, yeast or b.Vag germs can take over the neighborhood>you get symptoms. So if you get BV a lot, think about prevention: medicine, probiotics, rephresh or boric acid capsules, most of all: be well (eat well, exercise, get sleep, play).
Fresno, CA
A 20-year-old female asked:

How can I keep from getting bacteria vaginosis?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Good question: Bv may happen without a known reason. However, things you can do--after being treated and clered of bv----be in a monogamous relationship. Next, consider using condoms for a while. If you are experimenting with sexual practices/acts/toys, anal intercourse, etc, perhaps you want to stop for a while and see what happens. Practice good personal hygiene. Consider no underwear or cotton undies.
A 20-year-old member asked:

Whats the worst that can happen if bacteria vaginosis goes untreated ?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Odor/discomfort: You will have a fishy odor and may have irritation and discomfort. It may interfere with your romance and it can cause problems with fertility and general health. Get checked and get treated if indicated.
A 24-year-old female asked:

What are symptoms of bacteria vaginosis?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Discharge and odor: Bacterial vaginosis generally presents with symptoms of a vaginal discharge and a "fishy" odor from the vaguna. Other symptoms can include vaginal irritation, redness and painful intercourse.
Germantown, TN
A 24-year-old female asked:

What cures bacteria vaginosis (pills wise)?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Metronidazole: The treatment of choice for bacterial vaginosis (an overgrowth of mostly normal vaginal bacteria) is metronidazole (Flagyl® and generics) by mouth for 5-7 days. Tinidazole (Tindamax®), a closely related antibiotic but more expensive, also works. Sometimes clindamycin is used but somewhat less effective. All these oral treatments are much better than most vaginal medicines for BV.

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