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Bacterial Vaginosis Vs Chlamydia
Difference between bacterial vaginosis and yeast infections? And treatment for the bacterial vaginosis?
Different: Yeast is pretty easy to explain. It is an overgrowth of fungal cells in your vagina. This can cause a thick white discharge and itching. It is very easy to treat and not a serious infection. Bacterial vaginosis is a little trickier. It is an overgrowth of vaginal bacteria which don't particularly belong in the vagina. Increased discharge and odor are the big problems. It is treated with antibiotic. ...Read more
Chlamydia is a curable sexually transmitted infection that is caused by the bacteria chlamydia trachomatis. This bacteria infects mucous membranes of the urethra, vagina, cervix, anus, rectum, eyelid, and throat. Chlamydia may be asymptomatic but some patients experience pain or burning during urination, nausea, fever, vaginal discharge, ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your HCP: The symptoms can frequently be similar for both, but, typically, BV is associated with a foul fishy ordor, a watery discharge that comes and goes, and itching. A yeast infection generally does not have a distinct fishy odor, but may have a thick white discharge and itching associated with it. Many times, vaginal dryness is the first indication of a yeast infection. See your hcp for diagnosis. ...Read more
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
Just the opposite: Doxycycline has no effect on yeast. In fact, by suppressing normal bacteria, doxy can promote growth of yeasts. If you think you have a yeast infection, for sure don't treat yourself with doxycycline. If you need doxycycline for another reason (chlamydia, for example) and believe you might also have acyeast infection, talk to your doctor about adding anti-yeast treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If negative tests for bv, chlamydia, mycoplasma, ureaplasma, herpes, syphilis, gonorrea, trichomonas, hiv, what can be causes of cervicitis/urethritis?
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
No, yes: Chlamydia often causes discharge and burning with urination. Men and women often have no symptoms of chlamydia, which is why chlamydia is nearing epidemic proportions; all sexually active people should get screened. Chlamydia may have serious complications, such as pelvic inflammatory disease, which can cause abscess and infertility. Bacterial vaginosis causes fishy odor. Both are easily treatable. ...Read more
I have bacterial vaginosis and chlamydia. I took meds for chlamydia but not bv yet. Will that affect the chlamydia not being cured?.
I'm here today because for about the past month I've been experiencing symptoms that have led me to believe I have Bacterial Vaginosis. In the past I have been treated for Chlamydia and am worried If I may have contracted it again. ?
Take swabs: Bacterial vaginosis and Chlamedia can coexist usually produce no symptoms, or can produce vaginal discharge, abnormal vaginal bleeding, or pelvic infection diagnosis is by clinical findings and swabs So I suggest you go to medical facility where you can have swabs done, it is important to discuss contraception, attached leaflet for more information http://patient.info/health/safer-sex ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's turns out it isn't what he got told it's chlamydia. I got results today from swabs I had last week. And I have bacterial vaginosis. Could my partner of had chlamydia before we got together (20 months ago) and not known. If had a few sets of swabs don
Unclear question: A man can have symptomatic infection with chlamydia. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine ...Read more
I have bacterial vaginosis and then 5 days the lab calls me and tells me I have chlamydia, what to do?
Bacterial vaginosis and then 5 days the lab calls me and tells me I have chlamydia, what do you recommend?
Get medically: Treated for the chlamydia as soon as possible. ...Read more
Not from that: These are rather minor germs located physically separate from the new fetus. Multiple layers of membranes separate it fro these agents. They can be treated by agents that do not harm the baby and cured long before any bad outcome is present. Some people miscarry for a variety of reasons, but this would not be the first choice as a cause. ...Read more
I got treated for chlamydia, but slept with the carrier again, but no chlamydia in mouth, I have smelly white discharge, isit bacterial vaginosis?
Need exam...: If you are having a vaginal discharge, you should see your gyn physician for evaluation. That is the only way to determine if the discharge is bv, yeast, or an STD. Especially considering you know you have had sex with someone with an untreated STD - don't delay in getting yourself tested and abstain from sex until you and your partner are treated. Always use condoms even after treatment. ...Read more
My doctor told me i had bacterial vaginosis and said that doxycycline would clear it up or in case i had chlamydia it would clear it up to is that tru?
Doxycycline: Is not the treatment of choice for BV but it may work depending on what u have , doxy should get rid of chlamydia if u have that, i assume u had cultures cause that will show exactly what u have as u can have BV and std at the same time, the treatment of choice for BV is Clindesse vag cream, or Metrogel or oral flagyl. ...Read more
When taking antibiotics for chlamydia and bacterial vaginosis if I vomit will the antibiotics still work?
It depends...: ...on how soon you vomit after each dose. Within 30 minutes, treatment may not work. After a half hour, usually enough antibiotic is retained or has been absorbed to still be effective. If both doxycycline and metronidazole, don't take them together and take both with food. Avoid alcohol. Also, azithromycin 1 dose can replace doxycycline. Discuss all this with the doctor or clinic treating you. ...Read more
Multiple: Std's or sexually transmitted diseases, are diseases transmitted through sexual contact. Examples are gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, hiv, hepatitis c, genital warts, and genital herpes. Bacterial vaginosis is a condition caused by an overabundance of anaerobic bacteria in the vagina. Symptoms can include a watery, foul or fishy smelling discharge and/or vaginal irritation. ...Read more
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