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Bacterial Vaginosis Vs Yeast Infection
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Yeast vs BV: Yeast can present with clumpy, white vaginal discharge to a watery, white discharge. Sometimes a discharge is not apparent. There is no odor. It can cause swelling and redness of vulva along with itching and burning pain. It may lead to pain with urination or intercourse. Bacterial Vaginosis can present with a yellowish cloudy, white or gray discharge which has a fish-like odor. ...Read more
What does the discharge of a yeast infection look like? And what does the discharge of bacterial vaginosis look like?
It looks like i may have a yeast infection combined with bacterial vaginosis. What over-the-counter medications can I use to treat this?
I realize that my labias are shrinking especially after I treated a yeast infection and while treating a bacterial vaginosis. Why are they shrinking?
Yes.: Check with your treating gyn in follow up to be sure everything has cleared up without secondary infection. ...Read more
I see to always get a yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis is there something wrong with me? Does it come from having sex?
Not from sex: Please see your gyn, but i recommend taking acidolphilus pills and a multi- vitamin everyday which is preventative, a nd you shoudl have a compelte culture to see which bact is causing and yeast and bv( 6 diff ones can cause it bv, 4can cause yeast) it could be rom another type of bacteria and you need to make sure your pap smear is normal and u want to avoid heat and humidity, air and dryness. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis and light yeast infection about 2wks ago.I finished my treatment but green discharge came back.What's wrong?
Recurrent BV? STD?: BV often recurs, so that's a possibility. However, BV doesn't usually cause colored discharge. Were you tested for STDs, including gonorrhea, chlamydia, and trichomonas? These all are more common in women with BV; make sure your doc does the best tests, including DNA test for trich. Hold off sex, or only with condoms. Keep working with your doctor -- it should be possible to work this out. ...Read more
I believe my girlfriend might have one of the following. Bacterial vaginosis, uti, yeast infection. What diagnostic tools are used to 100% decide this?
Proper evaluation: The clinician uses history (review of events), physical exam & whatever lab testing is considered relevant to the previous two factors. That could include a urinalysis & culture,a specimen of vaginal mucous examined in the lab or other tests as guided by the findings. An evaluation for other relevant conditions may also be necessary.Failure to detect & treat the right issue could make her sterile ...Read more
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