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What are the symptoms of chlamydia and bacterial vaginosis? Odor?

What are the symptoms of chlamydia and bacterial vaginosis? Odor?

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

Chlamydia (Definition)

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


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Can there be anyway possible that bacterial vaginosis could cause chlamydia?

Can there be anyway possible that bacterial vaginosis could cause chlamydia?

Vaginal Discharge: To get chlamydia - you have to actually be exposed to chlamydia. So, even if you have bacterial vaginosis, if you are never exposed to chlamydia it will not occur. However, chlamydia can cause an abnormal vaginal discharge. ...Read more

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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. ?

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 more

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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

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

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I have bacterial vaginosis and then 5 days the lab calls me and tells me I have chlamydia, what to do?

I have bacterial vaginosis and then 5 days the lab calls me and tells me I have chlamydia, what to do?

Contact: your physician or STD clinic for treatment of the Chlamydia. Your partner should also be treated. ...Read more

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I got treated for chlamydia, but slept with the carrier again, but no chlamydia in mouth, I have smelly white discharge, isit bacterial vaginosis?

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

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8 weeks pregnant, found out I have chlamydia and bacterial vaginosis,how likely is miscarriage?

8 weeks pregnant, found out I have chlamydia and bacterial vaginosis,how likely is miscarriage?

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

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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?

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

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When taking antibiotics for chlamydia and bacterial vaginosis if I vomit will the antibiotics still work?

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

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Could dr s misdiagnose chlamydydia for bacterial vaginosis?

Could dr s misdiagnose chlamydydia for bacterial vaginosis?

Chlamydia vs. BV: I would have to say this would be highly unlikely, providing that the doctor sent urine and/or vaginal swabs for lab analysis. If no testing was done, it's possible that the doctor could misdiagnose. ...Read more

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What are std`s and what are the symptoms of bacterial vaginosis?

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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I keep getting bacterial vaginosis?

I keep getting bacterial vaginosis?

Bacterial vaginosis: Do you douche? If yes, stop. Have you been treated for it? Treatment options include metronidazole and clindamycin. Relapse treatment: prolonged course of oral or vaginal metronidazole ...Read more

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How is bacterial vaginosis diagnosed?

How is bacterial vaginosis diagnosed?

History and exam: Bv is a vaginal infection related to 'anaerobic bacteria'. It is associated with a vaginal discharge, possible burning and an odor. Your doctor can easily diagnose this with an exam, measurement of vaginal ph (which is elevated) and culture. This is easily treated! ...Read more

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How can bacterial vaginosis be treated?

Bacterial vaginosis: Bacterial vaginosis can be treated with metronidazole or clindamycin. ...Read more

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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