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Dr. John Botti
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Amniotic Fluid Infection (Definition)

Intra-amniotic infection (formerly called chorioamnionitis) is infection of the chorion, amnion, amniotic fluid, placenta, or a combination. Infection increases risk of obstetric complications and problems in the fetus and neonate. Symptoms include fever, uterine tenderness, foul-smelling vaginal discharge, and ...Read more


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Do I have a yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis?

Do I have a yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis?

U could have both: Yeast usually itches and is white, BV usally smells and is green , brown, yellow , or opaque, see your gyn for a culture because you could have both and there are 6 diff bact that can cause BV and sometimes you can other bact like e coli , etc in tehevagina. ...Read more

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I need help! How do I know if I have bacterial vaginosis or a yeast infection?

I need help! How do I know if I have bacterial vaginosis or a yeast infection?

Symptoms: Yeast usually causes a thick white discharge associated with itching and irritation. Bacterial vaginosis also causes a discharge, thinner, white to gray with a fishy odor. ...Read more

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How to identify whether I have a combo of yeast infection as well as bacterial vaginosis?

How to identify whether I have a combo of yeast infection as well as bacterial vaginosis?

Need exam.: Bv usually produces a fishy odor, thin and homgenous off white discharge. Yeast infection produces itching and occasionally a whitish clumpy discharge. ...Read more

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If I have bacterial vaginosis and I have unprotected sex with my bf is he gonna get an infection as well?

If I have bacterial vaginosis and I have unprotected sex with my bf is he gonna get an infection as well?

Not necessarily: Bacterial vaginosis which is very common in women usually is not spread to the male. However , if you get treated, your symptoms resolve , and then return again after sex with your partner he may be infected in which case you should both be treated at the same time. Before he asks , bacterial vaginosis is not consider a sexually transmitted disease. Virgins get it. ...Read more

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What to do if i get yeast infections and bacterial vaginosis at least once a year, why?

Predisposing Factors: Make sure you are not using steroids or broad spectrum antibiotics when this vaginitis occurs but also have your blood sugar and hgba1c checked for diabetes. Tight occlusive clothing, heat and moisture can contribute to your problems. ...Read more

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It looks like i may have a yeast infection combined with bacterial vaginosis. What over-the-counter medications can I use to treat this?

It looks like i may have a yeast infection combined with bacterial vaginosis. What over-the-counter medications can I use to treat this?

BV requires Rx: There are several over-the-counter products for treating a yeast infection, but BV typically requires an antibiotic treatment that is a prescription. This is also a situation where self-diagnosis may not work, so it's best to see a doctor, anyway. ...Read more

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Can doxyclycine treat a bacterial vaginosis infection ?

Can doxyclycine treat a bacterial vaginosis infection ?

Treatment of BV: Bv is usually caused by anaerobic gram negative rods and is usually treated with Metronidazole or clindamycin. Tetracyclines like doxy would not be considered first choice agents. If your doctor thinks you have chlamydia or other infections, it may well be the correct agent. Ask your doctor what your tests and cultures show. ...Read more

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Can bacterial vaginosis turn into a yeast infection?

Can bacterial vaginosis turn into a yeast infection?

Yeast Infections: Yeast infections are common and can happen in numerous scenarios. The most common one is when one is on antibiotics for a bacterial infection. ...Read more

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How to know it is just flar ups of bacterial vaginosis or a yeast infection?

How to know it is just flar ups of bacterial vaginosis or a yeast infection?

Yeast vs BV: Yeast can present with clumpy, white vaginal discharge to a watery, white discharge. Sometimes a discharge is not apparent. There is no odor. It can cause swelling and redness of vulva along with itching and burning pain. It may lead to pain with urination or intercourse. Bacterial Vaginosis can present with a yellowish cloudy, white or gray discharge which has a fish-like odor. ...Read more

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How to differentiate between bacterial vaginosis and yeast infection? Signs & symptoms?

How to differentiate between bacterial vaginosis and yeast infection? Signs & symptoms?

Odor and consistency: Bv has bad odor and discharge may be yellowish, and thinner. Yeast doesn't have odor, has white, cottage cheese like discharge and itches. ...Read more

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What is bacterial vaginosis? Is it a seriously infection can it make you infertil or cause cancer?

See below: Bacterial vaginosis results from an imbalance in the normal vaginal bacteria. It's quite common, not serious, and has been thought of as a nuisance in the past. It usually gives a whitish discharge and is readily treatable with antibiotics. ...Read more

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What medication would be ideal to use to cure vaginal infections? Specifically bacterial vaginosis?

See answer : Although BV will sometimes clear up without treatment, all women with symptoms of BV should be treated to avoid complications. Male partners generally do not need to be treated. Recommended regimens: *metronidazole 500 mg PO bid x 7 days; or *metronidazole gel 0.75%, one full applicator (5 g) intravaginally, once daily x 5 days; or *clindamycin cream 2%, one full applicator (5 g) daily x 7 days. ...Read more

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I have tested positive for bacterial vaginosis but can I have a yeast infection after treatment?

I have tested positive for bacterial vaginosis but can I have a yeast infection after treatment?

Yes.: Check with your treating gyn in follow up to be sure everything has cleared up without secondary infection. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Bacteria (Definition)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...Read more