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Dr. Oscar Novick
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Is bacterial vaginosis and bacterial vaginitis the same thing?

Dr. Oscar Novick
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Is bacterial vaginosis and bacterial vaginitis the same thing?

Terms: Both terms can be used interchangeably indicating an inflammation of the vagina. ...Read more

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Dr. Timothy Brown
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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


Dr. Raj Syal
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
28 years in practice
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Is bacterial vaginosis/vaginitis considered a sexually transmitted disease? How is chronic BV treated?

Dr. Raj Syal
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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

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Dr. Gregory Lewis
Board Certified, Urology
39 years in practice
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What medication would be ideal to use to cure vaginal infections? Specifically bacterial vaginosis?

Dr. Gregory Lewis
Board Certified, Urology
39 years in practice
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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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Dr. Jane van Dis
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Can bacterial vaginosis or other vaginal infections kill you if left untreated?

Dr. Jane van Dis
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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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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Dr. Nela Cordero
Board Certified, Pediatrics
49 years in practice
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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. ?

Dr. Nela Cordero
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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. ?

TRICHOMONAS: One of the common etiology of vaginitis is trichomonas infection presenting with vaginal itch and colored discharge. ...Read more

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Dr. Carolyn Thompson
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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What are the core symptoms of bacterial vaginosis?

Dr. Carolyn Thompson
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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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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Dr. Carolyn Thompson
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What are the symptoms of bacterial vaginosis and trichomonas togther?

Dr. Carolyn Thompson
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
23 years in practice
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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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Dr. Wayne Ingram
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Is a musty odor common for women with bacterial vaginosis?

Dr. Wayne Ingram
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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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Dr. CESAR HOLGADO
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Are there effective natural treatments for bacterial vaginosis?

Dr. CESAR HOLGADO
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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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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Dr. Nadine Halliburton-foster
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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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?

Dr. Nadine Halliburton-foster
Board Certified, Family Medicine
15 years in practice
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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?

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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Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
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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


Dr. Kevin Fleishman
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Vaginitis (Definition)

Vaginitis is a term for vaginal inflammation. Vaginitis is usually caused ...Read more


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