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Bacterial vaginosis: could the bacteria be picked up by my partner performing oral sex and then transferred further with kissing? (prediagnosis obviou
Bacterial vaginosis: Women in their reproductive years are most commonly affected by bacterial vaginosis, but any woman can experience the condition. Doctors don't know exactly why bacterial vaginosis develops, but certain activities, such as unprotected sexual intercourse or frequent douching, put you at higher risk of the condition. ...Read more
Rephresh pro-b that balances yeast and bacteria pills can that medications stop a bacterial vaginosis?
Its possible: But there is no data to back it up. But, it probably can't hurt. ...Read more
No: There is no link. They are far apart and the skin lining the two areas are distinct in their architecture and surface. ...Read more
Can the bacteria megasphaera in the vagina be harmful to my baby during delivery? Im about to be due and don't have bacterial vaginosis
Should be okay: This is a bacteria, as best that i can tell from limited research, that is unique in humans to the vaginal environment and in higher numbers in women who actually have bv. If you do not have BV and are symptom free, then the presence of this bacteria on a routine culture would not prompt treatment. ...Read more
I have bacterial vaginosis what is the damage it causes for not being treated for a longuyen time I am now taking metronidazole to treat the bacteria?
If you are diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis, but the doctor says the bacteria found was trichomonas, could this mean you were exposed to hiv?
Does this mean i have bacterial vaginosis?
white blood cell : 8/hpf
red blood cell : 0/hpf
epithelial cells : +
bacteria : ++
Possible: This wet mount is NOT diagnostic. Your symptoms and a culture is necessary. Your Primary Care Provider may treat you with a "mixed formula" (Anti Yeast/Bacterial) Vaginal Cream or Suppository HOWEVER if you have an active sexual partner an EXACT Diagnosis is necessary to eliminate passing an infection back and forth. Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more
Im 39 weeks pregnant with megasphaera in vagina. Can my baby be harmed by this? I don't have bacterial vaginosis. Is this bacteria part of the normal vaginal flora? My doc says i don't need treatment
Unknown, complicated: BV is overgrowth of some vaginal bacteria and undergrowth of others. Most or all the bacteria are entirely normal in the vagina -- it's the change in numbers that's important. Why it happens isn't clear. In some ways, BV behaves like an STD -- uncommon in virgins, more frequent with new or multiple partners. But no known germ comes from male partners, and treating partners doesn't prevent it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Imbalance of flora: Bacterial vaginosis is a very common vaginal infection in women. It is from bacteria that live normally in the vagina and for unclear reasons, overgrow and cause symptoms. Sexual contact with new and multiple male and female partners was associated with an increased risk of BV. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bacterial vaginosis: "Approximately 50 to 75 percent of women with BV have no symptoms. Those with symptoms often note an unpleasant, "fishy smelling" vaginal discharge that is more noticeable after sexual intercourse. Vaginal discharge that is off-white and thin may also be present.Some patients have itching. Pain during urination or sex, redness, and swelling are not typical." See: ...Read more
Unsure: Bacterial vaginosis is a very common vaginal infection in women. It is from bacteria that live normally in the vagina and for unclear reasons, overgrow and cause symptoms. Symptoms include irritation, itching, discharge and fishy odor. Even with proper treatment, recurrences are common. ...Read more
Infection: Basically, it's an overgrowth of certain normal bacteria that inhabit the vaginal cavity. This can happen for a variety of reasons. Gyn doctor should be able to do basic office testing (e.g. Wet mount) or there are other "send out" tests that can be done. Of course, a thorough history (e.g. Malodorous vaginal discharge, itching, irritation, etc...) and physical exam are the basics in diagnosing. ...Read more
By a check up: Bacterial vaginosis is one of the common vaginal infections women get. Symptoms include vaginal irritation, a grey discharge and a fishy odor. The ways to diagnose this includes a wet mount - looking at the discharge under a microscope, checking the ph and checking for odor when KOH is added. Another test is a dna test and a third way is by culture. These are done during an exam. ...Read more
Alternative Treatmnt: Intravaginal boric acid, a 600 mg capsule once nightly for 14 days may be able to help with your problem. This medication is not FDA-approved for this purpose and must be made by a compounding pharmacy. Boric acid can be fatal if swallowed rather than used intravaginally, so be careful around children. Still it's a worthwhile option when all the antibiotics don't work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely: BV may be caused by alterations in the acid content of the vagina and the growth of bacteria in the vagina because of these changes, although there is debate about this, and experts are not sure why bacteria in the vagina get out of balance. Scented pads are not likely to be causing this. ...Read more