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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


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Can men get bacterial vaginosis from women? If so, where would the bacteria go in the men?

Can men get bacterial vaginosis from women?  If so, where would the bacteria go in the men?

Bacterial vaginosis: Men usually do not get infected with common bacterial vaginosis which is the overgrowth of bacteria normally present in vagina.But if the vaginal infection is caused by gonorrhea or chlamydia then sexual partner can contract it. ...Read more

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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: 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

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Can there be a link between bacterial vaginosis and the bacteria in yout belly button ?

Can there be a link between bacterial vaginosis and the bacteria in yout belly button ?

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

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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

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

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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?

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?

Uncomfortable: Bv is a common vaginal infection that causes vaginal pain and itching, and it usually has an odor. There are no long term problems with BV itself if left untreated, but, you should probably be checked for at least chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomonas. ...Read more

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Does this mean i have bacterial vaginosis? wet mount: 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

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What would happen if I perform oral sex on a girl that has bacterial vaganosis?

Not much: The bacteria are not transmitted orally. Indeed, it is associated with having LESS intercourse. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24756211 ...Read more

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What is bacterial vaginosis?

What is bacterial vaginosis?

Infection: It is a bacterial infection of the vagina that may need treatment when symptomatic ...Read more

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What causes bacterial vaginosis?

What causes bacterial vaginosis?

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 more

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How do u get bacterial vaginosis?

How do u get bacterial vaginosis?

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 more

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What is bacterial vaginosis like?

What is bacterial vaginosis like?

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

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What leads to bacterial vaginosis?

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

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I keep getting bacterial vaginosis?

I keep getting bacterial vaginosis?

Bacterial vaginosis: Do you douche? If yes, stop. Have you been treated for it? Treatment options include metronidazole and clindamycin. Relapse treatment: prolonged course of oral or vaginal metronidazole ...Read more

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How do I treat bacterial vaginosis?

Bacterial vaginosis: Avoid Douching !!! Bacterial vaginosis is treated with metronidazole or clindamycin. ...Read more

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How is bacterial vaginosis diagnosed?

How is bacterial vaginosis diagnosed?

History and exam: Bv is a vaginal infection related to 'anaerobic bacteria'. It is associated with a vaginal discharge, possible burning and an odor. Your doctor can easily diagnose this with an exam, measurement of vaginal ph (which is elevated) and culture. This is easily treated! ...Read more

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How can you treat bacterial vaginosis?

How can you treat bacterial vaginosis?

Antibiotics: Bv can be treated by either the oral version of a drug called Metronidazole or there is a vaginal suppository version of this same medication. One caution with this medication is that it cannot be mixed with alcohol or it can cause severe nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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How can bacterial vaginosis be treated?

Bacterial vaginosis: Bacterial vaginosis can be treated with metronidazole or clindamycin. ...Read more

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How to know what is bacterial vaginosis?

How to know what is bacterial vaginosis?

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

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What are symptoms of bacterial vaginosis?

What are symptoms of bacterial vaginosis?

Discharge: Vaginal discharge, occasionally malodorus, itching or discomfort in the vagina are the most frequent symptoms. Oftentimes, it goes unnoticed for a woman, though. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of bacterial vaginosis?

Bacterial vaginosis: This condition is characterized by vaginal discharge that is thin and grayish white, has a foul-smelling "fishy" vaginal odor, especially after sexual intercourse. There may also be vaginal itching and burning during urination. ...Read more

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How can you diagnose bacterial vaginosis?

How can you diagnose bacterial vaginosis?

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

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How do I fully treat bacterial vaginosis?

How do I fully treat bacterial vaginosis?

Antibiotics: Usually we use Flagyl 500mg twice daily for 5 days. http://www.cascadewomenshealth.org/download/pdfs/healtheducation/management%20of%20vaginal%20and%20vulvar%20infections%20and%20discomfort/bacterial%20vaginosis.pdf. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting bacterial vaginosis?

Why do I keep getting bacterial vaginosis?

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 more

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Can scented pads cause bacterial vaginosis?

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