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Bacterial Vaginosis Infection Symptoms
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
How likely it is for a bacterial vaginosis infection after menstruating to go away on its own? Barely any symptoms, discharge and itchiness with tight
How to differentiate symptoms of bacterial vaginosis and yeast infection? Are there skin reaction at the labia to the infection?
When uncertain -: This should be medically evaluated. A clumpy (cottage cheese- like), white, non- odorous discharge associated w itching, burning, swelling or redness can be due to yeast infections. Bacterial vaginosis can present with a yellowish cloudy, white or gray discharge which has a fish-like odor. If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching. ...Read more
What will be the symptoms if i hav both vaginal yeast infection and bacterial vaginosis?[have itching and discharge(white/yellow)sometimes malodorous]
Treatment of BV: Bv is usually caused by anaerobic gram negative rods and is usually treated with Metronidazole or clindamycin. Tetracyclines like doxy would not be considered first choice agents. If your doctor thinks you have chlamydia or other infections, it may well be the correct agent. Ask your doctor what your tests and cultures show. ...Read more
If I have bacterial vaginosis and I have unprotected sex with my bf is he gonna get an infection as well?
Not necessarily: Bacterial vaginosis which is very common in women usually is not spread to the male. However , if you get treated, your symptoms resolve , and then return again after sex with your partner he may be infected in which case you should both be treated at the same time. Before he asks , bacterial vaginosis is not consider a sexually transmitted disease. Virgins get it. ...Read more
Yeast vs BV: Yeast can present with clumpy, white vaginal discharge to a watery, white discharge. Sometimes a discharge is not apparent. There is no odor. It can cause swelling and redness of vulva along with itching and burning pain. It may lead to pain with urination or intercourse. Bacterial Vaginosis can present with a yellowish cloudy, white or gray discharge which has a fish-like odor. ...Read more
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