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Bacterial Vaginosis Vaginitis Panel
Is bacterial vaginosis/vaginitis considered a sexually transmitted disease? How is chronic BV treated?
No: It is treated with antibiotics by mouth or vaginal cream. ...Read more
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
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
I've had a lot of yellow/green mucous discharge and burning pain for months, now. Negative STD panels as well as negative for yeast and 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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