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A 22-year-old female asked:

How to prevent bacterial vaginosis?i don't take sit down baths or hav unprotected sex.hav 1 partner.wipe front-back, use dove soap only.tried antibiotic

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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Imbalance: Bacterial vaginosis is an imbalance between the normal bacterial and fungal components of the flora of the vagina. Usually, it is due to something that changes the ph of the vagina, most particularly douching. Some women are more prone to it than others, and you should see your physician for an exam and treatment plan.
Last updated Feb 28, 2013


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