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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?

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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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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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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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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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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Is bacterial vaginosis contagious ?

Is bacterial vaginosis contagious ?

Transmission of BV: Excellent question -- without a clear answer. BV acts like an STD (more common in people with STDs or at risk) but treating male sex partners doesn't prevent recurrence. However, condoms may help prevent new episodes. BV is definitely transmitted sexually in lesbians who share vaginal fluids via fingers, sex toys, etc. It definitely is not contagious by nonsexual contact, e.g. shared bathroom. ...Read more

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Is bacterial vaginosis connected to gestational diabetes?

Is bacterial vaginosis connected to gestational diabetes?

If you have: Gestational diabetes and your sugar is elevated, it can make vagnosis more likely. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Gardnerella vaginosis can cause by multie sex partners?

Gardnerella vaginosis can cause by multie sex partners?

Bacterial vaginosis: GV is one organism associated with BV, and is not considered an STD. It is a common vaginal infection that tends to be recurrent, though is treatable with antibiotics. Multiple partners may increase your susceptibility. ...Read more

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How is bacterial vaginosis diagnosed?

How is bacterial vaginosis diagnosed?

History and exam: Bv is a vaginal infection related to 'anaerobic bacteria'. It is associated with a vaginal discharge, possible burning and an odor. Your doctor can easily diagnose this with an exam, measurement of vaginal ph (which is elevated) and culture. This is easily treated! ...Read more

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Can azithromycin cure bacterial vaginosis ?

Can azithromycin cure bacterial vaginosis ?

Yes: The gardnerella bacteria that cause BV have a limited spectrum of antibiotics that are effective. Usually Metronidazole and Clindamycin are the 2 'first line' treatments, but research studies have shown that Azithromycin can be effective in treating bv. ...Read more

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Can bacterial vaginosis cause miscarriage ?

Can bacterial vaginosis cause miscarriage ?

Miscarriage: It appears to be a debateable issue? Some doctors feel that it can cause miscarriages. It does seem to cause premature labor, however ...Read more

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What is gardnerella bacteria?

What is gardnerella bacteria?

Normal in vagina: Gardnerella (full name Gardnerella vaginalis) is a normal bacteria in the vagina of most women. When a woman has bacterial vaginosis, Gardnerella is one of the bacteria that grows to abnormal levels and at one time was thought to be the cause of BV. If you have increased vaginal odor (typically fishy) or discharge, you may have BV. Treatment is available; talk with your doctor about it. ...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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