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Doctor insights on: Bacterial Vaginosis (Bacterial Infection Of The Vagina)

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Dr. John Landi
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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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If my vagina doesn't smell fishy, do I have a yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis?

If my vagina doesn't smell fishy, do I have a yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis?

Yeast infections: don't usually have a strong fish odor. If you aren't sure of the reason - then it is best to be medically evaluated to correctly identify the dx. ...Read more

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I was wondering what causes vagina odour and green discharge? Neg std, neg bacterial vaginosis and no yeast & no uti infection what are the causes?

I was wondering what causes vagina odour and green discharge? Neg std, neg bacterial vaginosis and no yeast & no uti infection what are the causes?

Vaginal odor: Vaginal odor is typically caused by an elevated vaginal pH. Most common causes are bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis, retained tampons, old blood from menses and other infections. Your specific cause would have to be determined by the doctor doing your exam and tests. ...Read more

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I have bacterial vaginosis and have finished my medication. I am now experiencing throbbing inside my vagina could this be serious I need help ASAP?

Examination: If you have not been examined and cultures done for other possible infections you should have that done. Vaginosis should not cause throbbing pain. ...Read more

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I had been smelling a fishy smell from my vagina and so I started taking a probiotic and now I don't smell it anymore. Was it bacterial vaginosis?

Maybe: But that is only a guess. Bacterial vaginosis is an overgrowth rather than a true infection and probiotics can help by introducing more normal bacteria to counteract the less pleasant BV ones. ...Read more

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Why are bumps popping up on my vagina periodically when my Gynecologist says its not Herpes? I've had problems with bacterial vaginosis lately also...

Why are bumps popping up on my vagina periodically when my Gynecologist says its not Herpes? I've had problems with bacterial vaginosis lately also...

Description is vague: It sounds like you have seen your Gyn and have had herpes ruled out. Depending on the location of the bumps, has HPV been ruled out? Sometimes friction or mild infection can cause mild blockage of the mucous glands or oil glands which could present as small bumps. Are you referring to normal vaginal folds? If they are painful, and you have already been evaluated, I recommend a second opinion. ...Read more

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Strong pressure to pee often, no burning. Irritation in vagina. Is this bacterial vaginosis?

Strong pressure to pee often, no burning. Irritation in vagina. Is this bacterial vaginosis?

BV: The typical symptoms of bacterial vaginosis (bv) are discharge, vaginal odor and occasionally some mild vaginal itching. The symptoms you describe could be BV bit could also be a bladder infection or vaginal yeast infection. ...Read more

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Do I have bacterial vaginosis or am i pregnant? Been eating a lot lately, I have a bad fish smell, and sometimes a bit irritated and itchy in the vagina area

I : I do not know if you are pregnant. If you have unprotected sexual intercourse and your peirod is late, i recommend taking a pregnancy test. However, if you have itching, irritated vagina with a foul smelling discharge, i recommend that you see your doctor to be evaluated for a possible infection. ...Read more

Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
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Bacterial Infection Of The Vagina (Definition)

Bacterial vaginosis is a condition where the inside of the vagina is infected with an overgrowth of bacteria, causing an unpleasant odor, ...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