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What is bacterial vaginosis and could men get it as well?

What is bacterial vaginosis and could men get it as well?

Women only: Bacterial vaginosis (bv) is characterized by disruption of the normal vaginal flora. Present in about 29% of us women of reproductive age, BV is one of the most common causes of vaginal symptoms.1, 2 in addition to symptomatic irritation and a potentially increased risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, BV is associated with a variety of adverse reproductive health outcomes. ...Read more

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Will men have to be treated for bacterial vaginosis if his spouse has it?

Will men have to be treated for bacterial vaginosis if his spouse has it?

Generally not: More BV information here: http://www.Cdc.Gov/std/bv/stdfact-bacterial-vaginosis.Htm.

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Can men get bacterial vaginosis from women? If so, where would the bacteria go in the men?

Can men get bacterial vaginosis from women?  If so, where would the bacteria go in the men?

Bacterial vaginosis: Men usually do not get infected with common bacterial vaginosis which is the overgrowth of bacteria normally present in vagina.But if the vaginal infection is caused by gonorrhea or chlamydia then sexual partner can contract it. ...Read more

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If a woman is diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis does the male partner have to be treated as well?can men get BV and pass it back to the female?

If a woman is diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis does the male partner have to be treated as well?can men get BV and pass it back to the female?

BV: Men are almost never symptomatically infected by the organisms usually responsible for BV, but the skin of the penis can become contaminated with these bacteria and then they can be transmitted back to their sexual partner after she has been treated. It would help for the man to use a topical antibacterial substance while their female partner is being treated. ...Read more

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Can a man carry bacterial vaginosis from another women?

Can a man carry  bacterial vaginosis from another women?

No: The bacteria which leads to bacterial vaginosis in women does not colonize men. ...Read more

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Can bacterial vaginosis be caused by intercourse with a man who has had multiple partners?

Can bacterial vaginosis be caused by intercourse with a man who has had multiple partners?

BV: This is not considered to be a sexually transmitted disease, but there is data showing that the bacteria colonizing the skin of the penis can be those obtained from a sexual partner and transmitted back to them after treatment. If you have a partner with multiple contacts BV is the least of concerns. Make sure you are tested for all STDs. ...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?

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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