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Doctor insights on: Using A Bacterial Vaginosis Douche During Pregnancy

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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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Is bacterial vaginosis a threat to an early pregnancy?

Is bacterial vaginosis a threat to an early pregnancy?

Probably not: Should be easy to diagnose and treat, although choices of antibiotics in early pregnancy are somewhat limited. This should not hurt your baby. Be well and congrats on the pregnancy. ...Read more

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What should you do if you get bacterial vaginosis during pregnancy?

What should you do if you get bacterial vaginosis during pregnancy?

Get treated : It is the most common cause of vaginal discharge in pregnancy (and outside of pregnancy) and is easily treated with antibiotics prescribed by your doctor ...Read more

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What can bacterial vaginosis do to a pregnant women?

What can bacterial vaginosis do to a pregnant women?

Probably nothing: BV can increase the risk of infection and is associated with an increased risk of preterm delivery, but as common as BV is, it usually does not cause a problem. it can be treated, but it offer recurs. BV is not really an infection, but an overgrowth of bacteria in the vagina. Taking probiotics, like eating yogurt, can help restore the normal flora. ...Read more

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I'm six weeks pregnant but I have on going bacterial vaginosis. Will it harm the baby?

I'm six weeks pregnant but I have on going bacterial vaginosis. Will it harm the baby?

BV: If this is diagnosed by your doctor they should be treating this. But, most self diagnosed cases of BV are incorrect. Pregnancy produces hormones that increase swelling of the vagina and increase mucous production. This can mimic BV thus the high level of incorrect self diagnosis. Your doctor should diagnose this with a wet prep and not just by symptoms otherwise they will be misdiagnosed as well. ...Read more

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How can a person get bacterial vaginosis by being with the only sexual partner ever? Considering she doesn't douche either.

How can a person get bacterial vaginosis by being with the only sexual partner ever? Considering she doesn't douche either.

Bacterial vaginosis: Bacterial vaginosis is the most common vaginal infection. It is an overgrowth of normal vaginal bacteria, not a sexually transmitted infection. When it mixes with blood or semen the ph gets elevated releasing the fishy odor. It is easily fixed with antibiotics. She wil need to be tested for other infections but this is the most likely. ...Read more

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Are yeast and bacterial vaginosis common during pregnancy?

Are yeast and bacterial vaginosis common during pregnancy?

Yes!: The hormone and weight changes of pregnancy make this a very common opportunity for changes in the bacterial flora of the vagina. This leads to the two most common infections of bacterial change, BV and yeast infections. Luckily both are easily treated by your doctor, np or midwife. ...Read more

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13wks pregnant have bacterial vaginosis & prescription is cream. 4yrs on and off. Could it have spread to other parts of my body & isn't fully getting treated?

13wks pregnant have bacterial vaginosis & prescription  is cream. 4yrs on and off. Could it have spread to other parts of my body & isn't fully getting treated?

BV only stays: In the vagina, sometimes bacteria in the vagina can come form the endometrium or cervix but if it is just BV that is a vaginal disease please discuss with your gyn. ...Read more

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What is a good way to have sex with bacterial vaginosis during pregnancy?

What is a good way to have sex with bacterial vaginosis during pregnancy?

When ready: Typically BV is pretty readily treated and in and off itself should not cause any problems with sex. Many people wait until the end of the 1 week antibiotic treatment to have sex, but following that it shouldn't be different than any other sex during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Will bacterial vaginosis cause your period to be late? I have been regular and not pregnant.

Will bacterial vaginosis cause your period to be late? I have been regular and not pregnant.

Probably not: Check. A pregnancy test. If negative you just might be late or too early to tell if you are pregnant. You could have it retested by blood to be certain. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get a bacterial vaginosis 35 weeks pregnant? what does it cause that infection?

BV in pregnancy: Vaginal physiology fluctuates a lot during pregnancy. I wouldn't say it is "normal" to get BV, but it may be fairly frequent. BV involves overgrowth of vaginal bacteria, but the causes of that overgrowth are not understood well. STDs are more common in women with BV: since you're pregnant, you probably have been tested for STD, but check with your doctor to be sure. Follow doc's treatment advice. ...Read more

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I'm 16 weeks pregnant and have bacterial vaginosis. Dr prescribed Flagyl is this safe for my baby?

I'm 16 weeks pregnant and have bacterial vaginosis. Dr prescribed Flagyl is this safe for my baby?

Bacterial Vaginosis: Flagyl is very often used in pregnancy to treat BV (bacterial vaginosis). Untreated BV is associated with preterm labor risk. ...Read more

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

A condition where the inside of the vagina is infected with an overgrowth of bacteria, causing an unpleasant odor, ...Read more