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How do you get a bacterial infection of the vagina?

How do you get a bacterial infection of the vagina?

A number of ways: Most common stds are bacterial, so sexual transmission is one way; alternatively, you can have fecal contamination if fecal matter made its way to the vaginal vault. Anything that flushes external material into the vagina, such as douching, could lead to a bacterial infection as well. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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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


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What are the symptoms of bacterial infection of the vagina?

What are the symptoms of bacterial infection of the vagina?

Discharge: Bacterial overgrowth in the vagina due to altered flora, bacterial vaginosis, is a more common problem than invasive bacterial infections. This entity causes vaginal discharge, that may be foul smelling, irritation, itching and may be associated with urinary infections. ...Read more

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Starting taking smz/tmp ds 800-160 to treat a bacterial infection of the vagina. This is day two & i already have whitish discharge. Signs of yeast?

Starting taking smz/tmp ds 800-160 to treat a bacterial infection of the vagina. This is day two & i already have whitish discharge. Signs of yeast?

Too early: This could be vaginal yeast, but it is a little to early to be related to the antibiotics. It may have existed prior to the "infection" or may have been your primary infection. Hard to tell. ...Read more

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Could husband ejaculating inside me be causing bacterial infections in my vagina? I shower, wipe, and only have sex with my husband?

Could husband ejaculating inside me be causing bacterial infections in my vagina? I shower, wipe, and only have sex with my husband?

See your doctor: If you continue to have repeat vaginal infections, talk over your history and symptoms with your doctor. Normally, semen should not cause bacterial infections. Make sure that you urinate after sex and do not douche. Douching wipes out all the good bacteria in the vagina and can set you up for infection. Birth control, bladder infections, medications can also cause infections. See your doctor soon. ...Read more

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Being treated for bacterial infection of vagina. Vulva area is red, and burns. What can I safely use on area to soothe the skin?

Being treated for bacterial infection of vagina. Vulva area is red, and burns. What can I safely use on area to soothe the skin?

Think diaper rash!: If the vulva and perirectal area are this irritated, you might want to approach it like you would a diaper rash. For example, a&d ointment, zinc oxide, or dessitin are great "water-proofers." they may help protect the area while you have a chance to heal. Good luck. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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Can not treating bacterial infection lead to vagina bleeding for a months?

Can not treating bacterial infection lead to vagina bleeding for a months?

Well it is hard to : Know what you are currently infected with. Note a history of chlamydia, yeast ; gonorrhea. Please see your gynecologist or a std clinic asap. ...Read more

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Need referral for gyno or infectious disease dr in los angeles area who can cure complicated bacterial infection of vagina/vulva. Suffering 3 months.

Need referral for gyno or infectious disease dr in los angeles area who can cure complicated bacterial infection of vagina/vulva. Suffering 3 months.

As above : I am sorry about u suffering , i hope some physicians from california will read u message and provide u with what u wantŲŒ if not ask u insurance company. ...Read more

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If I have a bacterial infection in my vagina can I take something over-the-counter to get rid of the problem like a probiotic or something ?

If I have a bacterial infection in my vagina can I take something over-the-counter to get rid of the problem like a probiotic or something ?

Not likely: Bacterial infection are cured in high percentage with antibiotics. I am not gonna advice you to treat yourself the presumed vaginal infection.Please see your doc and let him find out the problem and treat it. ...Read more

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I keep getting bacterial infections in my vagina, what should I do to prevent it? And what medications should I use to clear up the infection?

I keep getting bacterial infections in my vagina, what should I do to prevent it? And what medications should I use to clear up the infection?

Acidify & probiotics: Many women struggle with flares of bacterial infections related to times when the ph of the vagina goes up. That is the acidity that is supposed to be at 4. Blood and semen are both about 7. Using a product such as rephresh once after sex and for 3 days after each period can help. At the same time taking probiotics by mouth increases good bacteria in your body including the vagina. Lactobacilli +. ...Read more

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How do you get a bacterial infection of the vagina?

A number of ways: Most common stds are bacterial, so sexual transmission is one way; alternatively, you can have fecal contamination if fecal matter made its way to the vaginal vault. Anything that flushes external material into the vagina, such as douching, could lead to a bacterial infection as well. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bacterial infection of the vagina?

Discharge: Bacterial overgrowth in the vagina due to altered flora, bacterial vaginosis, is a more common problem than invasive bacterial infections. This entity causes vaginal discharge, that may be foul smelling, irritation, itching and may be associated with urinary infections. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Bacterial infection of the vagina?

What is the definition or description of: Bacterial infection of the vagina?

Bacteria causing inf: bacteria normally reside in vagina
as resistence to infection goes down they can cause infection causing discharge, itch and odor
very easy to treat ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a bacterial infection of the vagina from old razor?

Absolutely: Anytime you shave you cause micro-cuts in the skin (sometimes large cuts). This breaks down your bodies first defense against infection. Additionally the razor I am sure had bacteria on it which you may have introduced directly into the skin.
Pls see you doc.
Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Starting taking smz/tmp ds 800-160 to treat a bacterial infection of the vagina. This is day two & i already have whitish discharge. Signs of yeast?

Too early: This could be vaginal yeast, but it is a little to early to be related to the antibiotics. It may have existed prior to the "infection" or may have been your primary infection. Hard to tell. ...Read more

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How fast can you get the symptoms of a bacterial infection of the vagina or an std?

How fast can you get the symptoms of a bacterial infection of the vagina or an std?

STDs: There are twelve common stds. Each of them have their own signs and symptoms. Which one are you unsure about? ...Read more

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Can a bacterial infection of the vagina cause burning/redness of whole vulva, anus, and urethra? Or is this more likely vulvodynia?

Can a bacterial infection of the vagina cause burning/redness of whole vulva, anus, and urethra? Or is this more likely vulvodynia?

May be: If whole perineum with vagina and anus area invoke than this is serious infection leads to fasciitis , fournier gangrene, needs to be seen by surgeon ...Read more

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I keep getting bacterial infections in my vagina, what should I do to prevent it? And what medications should I use to clear up the infection?

Acidify & probiotics: Many women struggle with flares of bacterial infections related to times when the ph of the vagina goes up. That is the acidity that is supposed to be at 4. Blood and semen are both about 7. Using a product such as rephresh once after sex and for 3 days after each period can help. At the same time taking probiotics by mouth increases good bacteria in your body including the vagina. Lactobacilli +. ...Read more

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What to use for a bacterial infection in your vagina if u can go to the dr.?

What to use for a bacterial infection in your vagina if u can go to the dr.?

Bacterial vaginosis: The most common cause is gardnerella vaginalis (although others can be involved). The diagnosis is typically straightforward in the doctor's office. The treatment is with antibiotics, depending on which drugs are effective in your community and your personal drug allergies. A bacterial infection in the vagina can only be treated after a doctor does an exam, and sometimes lab tests. ...Read more

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Can the rectum cause a bacterial infection in the vagina?

Can the rectum cause a bacterial infection in the vagina?

Close proximity: The two apertures are close to each other. Tight clothing and intercourse can colonize the area with bacteria. ...Read more

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Can not treating bacterial infection lead to vagina bleeding for a months?

Well it is hard to : Know what you are currently infected with. Note a history of chlamydia, yeast ; gonorrhea. Please see your gynecologist or a std clinic asap. ...Read more

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Is changing positions during sex a way to get a bacterial infection through the vagina.

Is changing positions during sex a way to get a bacterial infection through the vagina.

No: Exposure is exposure. The only way to worsen it would be to move from anal to vaginal sex without properly cleaning. ...Read more

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Is changing positions during sex way if increasing your chances of getting a bacterial infection through the vagina?

Is changing positions during sex way if increasing your chances of getting a bacterial infection through the vagina?

No: Sexual position makes no difference. Use condoms if you are concerned about sexually transmitted disease and you are your partner should be tested. ...Read more

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If you have a bacterial infection in your vagina can that stop you from being able to concieve?

If you have a bacterial infection in your vagina can that stop you from being able to concieve?

Not necessarily: If you are referring to having bacterial vaginosis, the answer is probably not. Infection can cause a hostile environment for sperm. Increased mucous, thick mucous, high or low pH and physical barriers to the sperm let along toxicity to the sperm. There are many pregnancies, however in the face of vaginal infections. Good reason to plan pregnancies and get your house in order before attempting. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a yeast infection and a bacterial infection in the vagina? How different are the symptoms?

The difference is: A yeast infection is caused by yeast. The bacterial infection that i think you are referring to is not actually an infection. It's an imbalance of the vaginal flora/bacteria. Hope this clarifies. ...Read more

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How do I prevent from getting yeast infection or bacterial infection in my vagina?

How do I prevent from getting yeast infection or bacterial infection in my vagina?

Question unclear: Are you getting these? Or do you just want to prevent the possibility? Stop taking Keflex and this will reduce the risk of candidiasis. Bv is not likely to occur unless some change in the acidity or other environmental changes in your vaginal secretions. Doubt you can prevent this from occurring. ...Read more

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Could husband ejaculating inside me be causing bacterial infections in my vagina? I shower, wipe, and only have sex with my husband?

See your doctor: If you continue to have repeat vaginal infections, talk over your history and symptoms with your doctor. Normally, semen should not cause bacterial infections. Make sure that you urinate after sex and do not douche. Douching wipes out all the good bacteria in the vagina and can set you up for infection. Birth control, bladder infections, medications can also cause infections. See your doctor soon. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Bacterial Infections (Definition)

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