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Bacterial Infection Of The Vagina Vaginal Dryness
Vaginal dryness is the sensation that comes with a lack of the normal secretions and/or thinning of the skin in the vagina. There are many causes of vaginal dryness. It may be caused by reduced estrogen levels, infection, medications, and other things. If over the counter lubricants don't work, see your physician ...Read more
My friend had a bacterial infection in her vagina. She took doxycycline for 10 days and she's having yellowish running out of the vagina.
See your doctor: Doxycycline is usually used to treat infections involving the cervix and upper genital tract. It is not a good treatment overall for bacterial infections of the vagina. It is possible that a lower genital tract (vagina) infection is related to the discharge, especially if odor is involved. ...Read more
Is vaginal dryness reversable? My vagina was moist until about 8 years ago. I suffer from chronic BV what can I do to slow down the infections im 26
Normalize vagina: Chronic BV infections mostly occur when the normal bacteria that live in the vagina aren't there, so nothing stops the BV bacteria from causing an infection. A BV infection often causes the feeling of dry vagina. To help get the vagina more normal try yeast arrest everyday for 4-6 wks. Also the lubricant replens seems to help. Avoid douching which increases bv. ...Read more
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 use baby oil for shaving, if some gets inside of my vagina could it cause infection? Namely bacterial vaginosis or yeast infection?
No: This would not be a problemGet a more detailed answer ›
How can I fix a major pH imbalance I've been struggling with for years in my vaginal area? I have been struggling with a major pH imbalance for years in my vaginal area, I either have a yeast infection or a massive bacterial infection, depending on what d
Taking: Taking pro-biotic supplements can help and eating a lot of yogurt helps. Sometimes women with persistent vaginal infections are treated with boric acid periodically but this a treatment that needs to be managed carefully by a physician. Our office has natural supplements containing pro-biotics that help a lot for some women. ...Read more
What bacterial infections could I contract by having unprotected anal sex first following vaginal sex? I always get tested for STDs and HIV whenever I have my annual pap smear as a safety precaution. In previous years, my results came out negative for al
On third day of metronidazole vaginal gel for bacterial infection. After 5 nights, will a yeast infection occur or is only with orally taken pills?
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?
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
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
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 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
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?
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
Was given medicine for bacterial infection I have in my vagina and I have bloody discharge and I don't know if im pregnant can I be losing a baby?
Probably not: Bacterial vaginosis causes trauma to the cervix and that may be the reason for the brown discharge. In any case, do a pregnancy test and this way you will be sure. ...Read more
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
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
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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