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Bacterial Infection Of The Vagina In Children
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
STDs: There are twelve common stds. Each of them have their own signs and symptoms. Which one are you unsure about? Read more
Can a bacterial infection of the vagina cause burning/redness of whole vulva, anus, and urethra? Or is this more likely vulvodynia?
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
Can you be prone to having bacterial infections, I seem to always have discomfort and pain of my vagina every time I am stressed and exams start?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have like three bumps/growths around my vagina area and it itches, test results showed no bacterial infection, what could it be?
Bumps/vagina: Please if sexully active, especially if unprotected, ask doc to test for other conditions, ie herpetic. Read more
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
I need advice on how to get rid of bacterial infections caused by public toilet and am experiencing fishy smell from my vagina?
See a doctor: You have to see a doctor to get an exam and a proper recommendation for treatment. There is no way around it. Read more
I had anal sex for the first time and after he took it out my butt he put it in my vagina. Now I think I have a bacterial infection?
See answer: It is not advisable to have vaginal sex after anal sex because of increased risk of getting either a vaginal or urinary tract infection or more serious infection. If you absolutely must do this, always use condoms - one for the anal, one for the vaginal, as well as having him wash his penis in between. If you are having symptoms, you should see your gyne or md as soon as possible. Read more
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