A 34-year-old member asked:

What are std`s and what are the symptoms of bacterial vaginosis?

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Dr. Kevin O'neil
Urogynecology 30 years experience
Multiple: Std's or sexually transmitted diseases, are diseases transmitted through sexual contact. Examples are gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, hiv, hepatitis c, genital warts, and genital herpes. Bacterial vaginosis is a condition caused by an overabundance of anaerobic bacteria in the vagina. Symptoms can include a watery, foul or fishy smelling discharge and/or vaginal irritation.
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If you have already been prescribed metronidazole (Flagyl) for the BV, it probably would be OK to give that a try before further evaluation. Cervicities in the presence of BV may clear when BV is treated; and metronidazole also will clear trichomonas if you happen to have it.
Mar 14, 2015
Last updated May 1, 2017

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