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

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Dr. Kevin O'neil
Urogynecology 28 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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Is there a vaccine for bacterial meningitis?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Yes: There are 3 major types of bacterial meningitis after the age of 2 months -- hib, pneumococcal, and meningococcal. There are effective vaccines for the major strains of all of them. E. Coli and group b strep are responsible for most cases of meningitis under 2 months of age; there are no vaccines for them, yet, and treatment of certain maternal infections is key to lessen the risk of such illnes.
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How can I avoid getting sexually transmitted infections during pregnancy?

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Dr. Marcus Degraw
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No sex OR Safe sex: Practice as safe of sex as you can. Condoms every time, less risky behaviors (i.e. Multiple partners, anal sex, unprotected sex, etc...) and protect yourself with condoms every time. Also get good prenatal care with usual testing for fetus and you, and get frequent std testing.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Why do I need an STD test in pregnancy?

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Helps baby: Syphilis, chlamydia, HIV are a few of the std tests that are done on pregnant women. They are done because there are steps that can be taken to keep the baby from getting sick from these infections.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Does having chlamydia put me at greater risk for other sexually transmitted diseases (stds)?

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Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Yes: Especially if not treated appropriately.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Can I take a vaccination against bacterial infections?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: Several vaccines prevent bacterial disease, such as hib, prevnar, (pneumococcal vaccine) meningococcal, pertussis diseases.

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