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

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Dr. Al Hegab
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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 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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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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Describe the features of bacterial vaginosis in the vagina.?

Describe the features of bacterial vaginosis in the vagina.?

BV: Bacterial vaginosis is an overgrowth of gardnerella vaginalis - a bacteria present in the vagina in over 70% of women. Symptoms are usually an increase in vaginal discharge frequently associated with a fishy odor. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Bacterial Infections (Definition)

Bacteria are tiny organisms that can only be seen with a microscope. When certain bacteria enter the body, they can cause infections that must ...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