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What are symptoms of bacterial vaginitis?

What are symptoms of bacterial vaginitis?

Usually discharge: And odor your gyn can do an in office test or a culture to find out one way or the other. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Katz
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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What causes a person to get bacterial vaginitis?

What causes a person to get bacterial vaginitis?

Bacteria : These happens when the balance in normal bacteria is disrupted. Decrease in lactobacilli which produces hydrogen peroxide which helps kills other bacteria is outgrown. This usually happens when there is a change in the vaginal environment. ...Read more

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Is rephresh good for bacterial vaginitis ?

Is rephresh good for bacterial vaginitis ?

Good for prevention: Not for treatment, for treatment you need oral or vaginal antibiotics please call your gyn. ...Read more

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What medicine should be prescribe for bacterial vaginitis infections?

What medicine should be prescribe for bacterial vaginitis infections?

A few options: Bacterial vaginosis is caused by a ph balance problem in the vagina. It is most commonly treated by Metronidazole orally, Clindamycin orally, Metronidazole vaginally or tindamax orally. It can also be treated with vaginal boric acid suppositories. ...Read more

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How do you know (at home) if you have trichomoniasis vs. bacterial vaginitis?

How do you know (at home) if you have trichomoniasis vs. bacterial vaginitis?

You don't: As a med student, many thought they could tell by the odor, but the way to be sure includes an exam with testing. ...Read more

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I think I have bacterial vaginitis. I can't get to the doctor for a couple days. Will it be ok to wait?

I think I have bacterial vaginitis. I can't get to the doctor for a couple days. Will it be ok to wait?

Yes: This is an overgrowth of certain bacteria which is usually associated with a thin watery discharge and odor. If that is what you have, having to wait a few days to see your doctor would not cause any problems, but i see them as soon as you can. ...Read more

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What are the typical symptoms of bacterial vaginitis?

What are the typical symptoms of bacterial vaginitis?

Odor, discharge: A "fishy" odor is the single most diagnostic symptom of bv, usually accompanied by a thin greyish white discharge. It does not usually cause itching or irritation. It may be more noticeable after sex. Many women have BV but have no symptoms at all. ...Read more

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What causes bacterial vaginitis and how do you treat it?

Let me help: Bv is associated with an imbalance in the bacteria that are normally found in a woman's vagina. The vagina normally contains mostly "good" bacteria, and fewer harmful bacteria. Bv develops when there is an increase in harmful bacteria. Bv is treatable with antibiotics prescribed by a health care provider. Two different antibiotics are recommended as treatment for bv: Metronidazole or clindamycin. ...Read more

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What can cause reccuring bacterial vaginitis bv?

What can cause reccuring bacterial vaginitis bv?

PH: If pH of vagina is off you will lose the healthy bacteria in the vagina that will fight off infection. Sometimes there is resistant bacteria that takes longer to treat. Prevent BV with probiotics and follow up with gynecologist for assessment and further prevention ...Read more

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Management of bacterial vaginitis?N also fungal vsginitis?

Management of bacterial vaginitis?N also fungal vsginitis?

Vaginitis: Moth treated with meds... Best to see your doctor for an exam and a script. ...Read more

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Does baby oil cause bacterial vaginitis?

Does baby oil cause bacterial vaginitis?

Possibly: Based on your stated age, the use of certain lubricants, such as oils, can disrupt the normal vaginal bacteria and permit abnormal bacterial growth causing bacterial vaginosis or atrophic vaginitis. Water based lubricants or those also containing glycerine would be a better choice. ...Read more

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Is there home remedy for bacterial vaginitis?

Is there home remedy for bacterial vaginitis?

H2O2, boric acid and: There are many home remedies reported to help bv, though little research to tell what works best.Popular remedies include douching with diluted hydrogen peroxide, boric acid suppositories, using acidophilus vaginally & taking Folic Acid &b complex orally. At this website- www.Earthclinic.Com/cures/bacterial_vaginosis.Html many people who have had BV discuss their success & failures with treatment. ...Read more

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Will 100 billion icus probiotics help bacterial vaginitis?

Unclear: Although there is a good theory that probiotics may help recurrent cases of bacterial vaginosis studies on probiotics in general have shown limited results. ...Read more

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Can keflex 250mg capsules be prescribed for bacterial vaginitis?

Can keflex 250mg capsules be prescribed for bacterial vaginitis?

Bacterial Vaginosis: Bacterial Vaginosis in non pregnant women is best treated with Flagyl 500mg q 12h for 7 days, if you are pregnant 250mg every 8 hours for 1 week. Make you are not allergic to the medication. ...Read more

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There is anything available to treat bacterial vaginitis BV over the counter?

There is anything available to treat bacterial vaginitis BV over the counter?

Not effective: Ascorbic acid, Acetic Acid gel, and povidone-iodine vaginal douches can be tried, but their use is not recommended, as they are significantly less effective than Metronidazole or clindamycin. Probiotics may be tried, but their content is not standardized, and they are often of poor quality. There is no evidence for or against their use to treat bv. ...Read more

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I have bacterial vaginitis again and have not had sex! why do I keep getting this?

I have bacterial vaginitis again and have not had sex! why do I keep getting this?

Like getting a cold: There is healthy bacteria that lives in the vagina. Healthy bacteria fights off the 'bad bacteria." Many things can throw off the balance of healthy bacteria such as: pH changes, hormones, stress, menstruation, menopause, soaps, douching, sexual activity, tampons, pads.....If the situation is right then the "bad bacteria" takes over. It is similar to getting a " cold in your vagina." ...Read more

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Dr. Kevin Fleishman
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Vaginitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the vagina that can result in discharge, itching, and pain. The cause is usually a change in the normal balance of vaginal bacteria or an infection. Reduced estrogen levels after menopause and some skin disorders ...Read more


Dr. Timothy Brown
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Vaginal Infections (Definition)

Vaginal infections is a term for any infection affecting the vagina and can be caused by yeast or bacteria, and may be sexually transmitted. They may result in pain, ...Read more