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Will metronidazole treat bacterial vaginosis?

Will metronidazole treat bacterial vaginosis?

Bacterial Vaginosis: Metranidazole is one of the treatments for bv. It decreases the bacterial population of gardnerella vaginalis. Can also use preparations like acid jelly to decrease the vaginal ph making the vaginal environment more hostile to gardnerella proliferation. ...Read more

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Is bacterial vaginosis sexually transmitted?

Is bacterial vaginosis sexually transmitted?

No: Bacterial vaginosis or BV is not a sexually transmitted disease. It is simply a shift or alteration in the normal vaginal flora causing irritation, vaginal discharge, or foul odor. Antibiotics are given to treat bv. ...Read more

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Does bacterial vaginosis cause cervicitis?

Not usually: Bacterial vaginosis usually causes a thin, grey-white discharge and a characteristic bad smell, which could be described as "musty" or "fishy." unlike a cervicitis, where the cervix is the source of discharge due an infection or other irritation, with bacterial vaginosis the discharge comes from the vagina due to a shift away from the good bacteria that usually live there. ...Read more

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Does yeast infections smell fishy?

Does yeast infections smell fishy?

No, not normally.: Usually there is no significant odor with yeast. Recommend medical eval. ...Read more

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Can azithromycin cuase bacterial vaginosis?

Can azithromycin cuase bacterial vaginosis?

Vaginosis: The answer is "yes." Azithromycin is an antibiotic. An inevitable side effect any time you take an antibiotic is that you kill off some of the normal bacteria in your system, and they get replaced, at least temporarily, by abnormal bacteria. The cause of bacterial vaginosis is a germ called garderella, which gets a chance to grow in large numbers and cause a symptomatic infection after antibiotics. ...Read more

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Does ciprofloxacin and metronidazole cure bacterial vaginosis?

Does ciprofloxacin and metronidazole cure bacterial vaginosis?

Probably: Bacterial vaginosis is not a single organism but is often multiple organisms. Metronidazole is generally first choice therapy for bv. ...Read more

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Does clorox cure bacterial vaginosis?

Does clorox cure bacterial vaginosis?

Bad idea: Clorox is for clothes, not human bodies, and especially not delicate mucous membranes like those in the vagina! ...Read more

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What is bacterial vaginosis?

What is bacterial vaginosis?

Infection: It is a bacterial infection of the vagina that may need treatment when symptomatic ...Read more

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Does bacterial vaginosis cause miscarriage?

Does bacterial vaginosis cause miscarriage?

Yes: Bacterial vaginosis is associated with an increased risk of miscarriage in the first trimester. ...Read more

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Can miconazole nitrate cure bacterial vaginosis?

Can miconazole nitrate cure bacterial vaginosis?

No: It treats yeast infections and not bacterial vaginosis. ...Read more

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What causes bacterial vaginosis?

What causes bacterial vaginosis?

Unknown, complicated: BV is overgrowth of some vaginal bacteria and undergrowth of others. Most or all the bacteria are entirely normal in the vagina -- it's the change in numbers that's important. Why it happens isn't clear. In some ways, BV behaves like an STD -- uncommon in virgins, more frequent with new or multiple partners. But no known germ comes from male partners, and treating partners doesn't prevent it. ...Read more

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Can bacterial vaginosis discharge be brownish?

Can bacterial vaginosis discharge be brownish?

Bacterial Vaginosis : Can present with a yellowish cloudy, white or gray discharge which has a fish-like odor. There could be a brownish tinge if there is some old blood mixed in. If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/swelling then it is best to see your gynecologist for evaluation ; accurate assessment. ...Read more

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Can clotrimazole vaginal cream treat bacterial vaginosis bv?

Can clotrimazole vaginal cream treat bacterial vaginosis bv?

No.: Is is not antibacterial or protazoal. It is an antifungal agent to treat fungal/yeast infections. ...Read more

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Can bacterial vaginosis cause brown discharge?

Can bacterial vaginosis cause brown discharge?

Bacterial vaginosis.: Often presents with white, gray, or yellowish cloudy discharge with a fishy odor. Brown discharge often contains older, deoxygenated blood ; may be seen after the period. If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/swelling then it is best to see your gynecologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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

Overgrowth of bacteria in the lining of the vagina, causing a characteristic fishy odor, ...Read more