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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Vaginitis (Definition)

The suffix "itis" means inflammation. The "vagin" portion refers to the vagina, so it is inflammation of the vagina. Usually (almost always) this inflammation is due to infection, and there are several different causes for infections of this ...Read more


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What medication would be ideal to use to cure vaginal infections? Specifically bacterial vaginosis?

What medication would be ideal to use to cure vaginal infections? Specifically bacterial vaginosis?

See answer : Although BV will sometimes clear up without treatment, all women with symptoms of BV should be treated to avoid complications. Male partners generally do not need to be treated. Recommended regimens: *metronidazole 500 mg PO bid x 7 days; or *metronidazole gel 0.75%, one full applicator (5 g) intravaginally, once daily x 5 days; or *clindamycin cream 2%, one full applicator (5 g) daily x 7 days. ...Read more

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Can bacterial vaginosis or other vaginal infections kill you if left untreated?

Can bacterial vaginosis or other vaginal infections kill you if left untreated?

Unlikely: Bv definitely can't kill you. Other stds can have serious complications. Gonorrhea can migrate to other areas of your body and cause real problems, as can syphilis. If you're worried you have an infection, definitely be see as it's worth it. Can always go to family planning clinic or community clinic as they have slide scale or free treatment. Don't hesitate if you're worried! ...Read more

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What are the core symptoms of bacterial vaginosis?

What are the core symptoms of bacterial vaginosis?

Discharge, odor: Bacterial vaginitis can cause vaginal irritation, discharge, and a foul, fishy odor. See your gyn for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I just found out I have bacterial vaginosis. I lost my virginity 3 months ago and I've only had one partner. Did my boyfriend give this to me?

I just found out I have bacterial vaginosis. I lost my virginity 3 months ago and I've only had one partner. Did my boyfriend give this to me?

Vaginosis: Bacterial vaginosis/vaginitis is usually caused by a change in the ph of the vagina. This leads to an overgrowth of bacteria that then causes discharge smell and discomfort. It is not considered a sexually transmitted disease ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bacterial vaginosis and trichomonas togther?

What are the symptoms of bacterial vaginosis and trichomonas togther?

Several: Itching, vaginal discharge, and often, a foul fishy odor are all typical symptoms of bacterial vaginitis. Trichomonas can also cause itching and vaginal discharge. ...Read more

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Is a musty odor common for women with bacterial vaginosis?

Is a musty odor common for women with bacterial vaginosis?

Musty or fishy odor: Bacterial vaginitis typically produces a "fishy" odor from the agents putracine and cadaverine from "breakdown" of baccteria in the vagina. ...Read more

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Are there effective natural treatments for bacterial vaginosis?

Are there effective natural treatments for bacterial vaginosis?

BV: Bv is a condition caused by an overgrowth of normal vaginal flora as a result of a pH change. This change is a manifestation of a possible decreased immune system, which could be a temporary condition. Probiotics, anti-oxidants, vitamins, omega 3 are some supplements one can take to increase the immune system. Avoid sugar, artificial sweeteners, minimize stress to name a few. ...Read more

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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


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Bacterial Infection Of The Vagina (Definition)

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


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