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Could my boyfriend's prostate infection have given me bacterial vaginosis?

Could my boyfriend's prostate infection have given me bacterial vaginosis?

Probably not: The exact causes of BV aren't known, i.e. why mostly normal bacteria grow to excessive numbers. The causes of most cases of prostatitis also are no known. Neither is believed to cause the other. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Prostate (Definition)

The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...Read more


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I keep getting reinfected with bacterial vaginosis after sex with my boyfriend. Why?

I keep getting reinfected with bacterial vaginosis after sex with my boyfriend. Why?

Try condoms a while: If bacterial vaginosis keeps returning, a woman may be getting something from her partner. Both persons can examined by a doctor at about the same time, to see if there are other contributing factors. A woman might recover better if she keeps semen out of her vagina for a while, to allow her vagina to naturally self-clean and return to normal. That means using condoms for some weeks. ...Read more

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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?

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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Me and my boyfriend had protected anal sex. Could I have gotten bacterial vaginosis from this?

Me and my boyfriend had protected anal sex. Could I have gotten bacterial vaginosis from this?

Not likely that: Not impossible, but more likely from fingers/etc., if any intra-vaginal play. If having discharge / discomfort, should be seen by a dr for exam. ...Read more

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I have bacterial vaginosis, can I give it to my boyfriend if he performs an oral sex act on me (goes down on me)?

I have bacterial vaginosis, can I give it to my boyfriend if he performs an oral sex act on me (goes down on me)?

Hold off for a while: No, you probably cannot infect your boyfriend. However, BV sometimes is triggered by oral sex, and oral bacteria may contribute to causing it. Therefore, oral sex might prlong your infection or make it worse, and it would be best to avoid it until you have been successfully treated. I trust you have been tested for STDs like gonorrhea and chlamydia, which are much more common in women with BV. ...Read more

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Hello. I tend to suffer from bacterial vaginosis when I have unprotected sex with my boyfriend. Why is that? When we use a condum, I'm fine.

Hello. I tend to suffer from bacterial vaginosis when I have unprotected sex with my boyfriend. Why is that? When we use a condum, I'm fine.

If your BV: Has been culture documented, have him seen by a urologist just to make sure he does not have a chronic prostatitis and u should start taking probiotics or acidolphilus pills everyday. ...Read more

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Can I transfer bacterial vaginosis to my boyfriend through intercourse? I was fiagnosed with bacterial vaginosis and have recently had unprotected sex with my boyfriend.

Can I transfer bacterial vaginosis to my boyfriend through intercourse? I was fiagnosed with bacterial vaginosis and have recently had unprotected sex with my boyfriend.

No,: No, you cannot transmit bacterial vaginosis to your boyfriend. Fortunately (unfortunately) it is only something women can get.

The most common reason for bad smelling discharge in a woman in a monogamous relationship is bacterial vaginosis (bv). Bv is not a sexually transmitted disease, but is an imbalance between the "good" and "bad" bacterial that normally live in the vagina. Douching and having sex can put you at risk since both activities cause a change in the vaginal environment leading to an overgrowth of "bad" bacteria. Many women will complain of a fishy odor, increased discharge and a few may even have itching and discomfort. Doctors can test your vaginal discharge to know for certain whether you have it or not. Bv is typically treated with a short course of antibiotics.

You probably shouldn't have sex while being treated for BV because it can re-introduce the "bad" bacteria you are trying to get rid of and disrupt the growth of the "good" bacteria. If you must have sex, have your partner wear a condom to reduce the chance of re-infection. ...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 is viral vaginosis?

What is viral vaginosis?

Something made up: This is not an actual entity. Bacterial vaginosis is a bacterial overgrowth in the vagina, so in theory a viral vaginosis would be a viral overgrowth of the vagina. This is not a useful concept and there is no clinical entity that I would describe in this way. ...Read more

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Does vaginosis make you tired?

Does vaginosis make you tired?

No: Bacterial Vaginosis isn't a true infection--its just an overgrowth of a odor producing bacteria and doesn't make you tired. Best wishes! ...Read more

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How can I prevent reoccurences of vaginosis?

How can I prevent reoccurences of vaginosis?

Suppressive meds: 1 in 10 women will experience recurrent bacterial vaginosis. Usually when that happens, is comes at about the same time each cycle. When patients have frequent recurrences, it is easily managed by using an oral medication to clear up the infection, then take that medication one day each week to prevent the recurrences. Yeast infections can arise in a similar manner, and can also be suppressed. ...Read more

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Is a musty odor a common odor for women with vaginosis?

Is a musty odor a common odor for women with 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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Gardnerella vaginosis can cause by multie sex partners?

Gardnerella vaginosis can cause by multie sex partners?

Bacterial vaginosis: GV is one organism associated with BV, and is not considered an STD. It is a common vaginal infection that tends to be recurrent, though is treatable with antibiotics. Multiple partners may increase your susceptibility. ...Read more

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Is there any way to know if you have gardnerella vaginosis?

Is there any way to know if you have gardnerella vaginosis?

Gardnerella: Gardnerella can be tested for with pcr culture, or on a wet mount microscopy smear where clue cells are seen. The discharge also gives a + whiff test when KOH is added to it. ...Read more

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How can I treat vaginosis?

How can I treat vaginosis?

If chronic: Vulvar care is very important. No douching, no introduction of soaps or other cleaning agents between the labia. If you have heavy or long menses taking ocp's to shorten them or getting an ablation may help. Avoid tampons, use only presservative free cotton pads, and use cotton underwear exclusively. Avoiding sugars and using a probiotic- but you may have to go through several to find yours. ...Read more

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What are some other vaginosis?

What are some other vaginosis?

Many: "bacterial vaginosis" is the only vaginosis, but there are other types of vaginitis. There are different types of vaginitis including yeast vaginitis (yeast infection), bacterial vaginosis, trichomonas vaginalis infection, and non-infectious vaginitis due to chemical irritation. Treatment for vaginitis depends upon the cause. ...Read more

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Can there be a way to make vaginosis go away completely?

Can there be a way to make vaginosis go away completely?

Proper diagnosis: Of the bacterial type and then the proper antibiotics to treat that type of bacteria and could be caused by one or many different bacteria, sometimes u need more than 1 antibiotic to get rid of it please see your gyn. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of bacteria vaginosis?

What are symptoms of bacteria vaginosis?

Discharge and odor: Bacterial vaginosis generally presents with symptoms of a vaginal discharge and a "fishy" odor from the vaguna. Other symptoms can include vaginal irritation, redness and painful intercourse. ...Read more

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What can I take for vaginosis infection?

What can I take for vaginosis infection?

Vaginitis: Depends upon the type of infection. If this is bacterial vaginosis then Metronidazole (flagyl) is often prescribed, although there are alternatives, and before treating you should go and be examined and diagnosed appropriately. Good luck. ...Read more

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What cures bacteria vaginosis (pills wise)?

Metronidazole: The treatment of choice for bacterial vaginosis (an overgrowth of mostly normal vaginal bacteria) is metronidazole (Flagyl® and generics) by mouth for 5-7 days. Tinidazole (Tindamax®), a closely related antibiotic but more expensive, also works. Sometimes clindamycin is used but somewhat less effective. All these oral treatments are much better than most vaginal medicines for BV. ...Read more

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Why do I continue to get bacteria vaginosis?

Why do I continue to get bacteria vaginosis?

Upset balance: In your vagina. Yeast, acidophilus germs and b.Vag germs coexist peacefully like we live on the earth. When something's out of whack, yeast or b.Vag germs can take over the neighborhood>you get symptoms. So if you get BV a lot, think about prevention: medicine, probiotics, rephresh or boric acid capsules, most of all: be well (eat well, exercise, get sleep, play). ...Read more

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Is vaginosis bacterial come from your partner?

No.: Bacterial vaginosis is caused by an imbalance of the good and bad bacteria in the vagina. Something as upset the balance. You can get bacterial vaginosis without ever having sex. It can make you susceptible to sexually transmitted diseases like chlamydia. ...Read more

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How can I keep from getting bacteria vaginosis?

How can I keep from getting bacteria vaginosis?

Good question: Bv may happen without a known reason. However, things you can do--after being treated and clered of bv----be in a monogamous relationship. Next, consider using condoms for a while. If you are experimenting with sexual practices/acts/toys, anal intercourse, etc, perhaps you want to stop for a while and see what happens. Practice good personal hygiene. Consider no underwear or cotton undies. ...Read more

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Vaginosis ok to treat with probiotics or see dr?

Vaginosis ok to treat with probiotics or see dr?

See below: Bv is a synergistic infection involving gardnerella and a number of other bacteria. It is treated with Metronidazole oral or intravaginal treatment. Tinidazole and Clindamycin are alternatives. Oral and intravaginal probiotics containing lactobacilli can help. Recurrent disease is related to colonization of your sex partner, inconsistant condom use and is halved with estrogen contraceptives. ...Read more

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Is there a link between bact. Vaginosis and lower back pains?

Is there a link between bact. Vaginosis and lower back pains?

Most likely no: There is no connection between the two.
Thank you. ...Read more

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If I got bacteria vaginosis will my partner have to be treated too?

No: Bv is not a sexually transmitted disease and you can not pass it to someone else. Male partners do not need to be treated. ...Read more

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What's the worst that can happen if bacteria vaginosis goes untreated?

Odor/discomfort: You will have a fishy odor and may have irritation and discomfort. It may interfere with your romance and it can cause problems with fertility and general health. Get checked and get treated if indicated. ...Read more