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Can A Prolonged Bacteria Vaginosis Turn Into Trichamonis
No: Bv is not a sexually transmitted illness. It's an imbalance between yeast, acidophilus & BV germs that normally live inside our vaginas like we live on the earth - hopefully peacefully coexisting. When something's out of whack [illness, stress, antibiotics, fatigue], then yeast or BV germs can overgrow. Trich is sexually transmitted disease. ...Read more
If you are diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis, but the doctor says the bacteria found was trichomonas, could this mean you were exposed to hiv?
Probably not, but...: Trichomonas is an STD. BV is not an STD, at least not in the usual sense: it's associated with sex but not caused by any known sexually transmitted germ. Because trich is an STD, it is more associated with HIV than BV is. The large majority of women with trich do not have HIV, but to be safe you need an HIV blood test. All with trich also should be tested for gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis. ...Read more
If you have been diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis and the doctor says trichomonas was detected does that mean you could have been exposed to hiv?
Bacterial balance: Bv is caused typically by a bacteria called gardnerella, which probaly is present in some quantity in most women. When one cleans too thoroughly or takes antibiotics the protective bacteria die and the gardnerella takes over. It is likely impossible to kill every single gardnerella bug, so all it takes is a few bacteria and a cause for imbalance for it to return. ...Read more
BV: Many women with BV have no symptoms. If you do have symptoms, you may notice a thin white or gray vaginal discharge, odor, pain, itching, or burning in the vagina. Some women have a strong fish-like odor, especially after sex. You may also have burning when urinating; itching around the outside of the vagina, or both. ...Read more
It doesn't: BV does not cause facial break-out, though it's possible they may both be caused by the same thing. It's more likely the two are unrelated, best wishes. ...Read more
Systemic vs local Rx: Local vaginal treatment with gel or cream goes straight to the source of the infection and tends to be more effective. Oral agents have to make a circuitous trip through the G. I. tract to the infection and can wipe out the good digestive bacteria before it arrives at its' vaginal destination via the blood stream. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Several: Many women complain of vaginal itching and a fishy odor. Sometimes there is thin whitish grayish discharge. It often persists and gets worse over time. And if you try to clean the area sometimes that makes it worse. ...Read more
No.: Tamsulosin, also known under the name flomax, (tamsulosin) is a drug designed to relax smooth muscle cells of the urinary tract. It acts by blocking receptors on the muscle called alpha-1a adrenergic receptors. Its approved use is to enhance urination in prostate enlargement. It is sometimes used to help pass kidney stones. It does not treat or effect bacterial vaginosis. ...Read more
Post STD Treatment: It is usually thought that about 48 hours after you complete your treatment you are no longer contagious. This is a good guide I believe. ...Read more
I have recurring bacteria vaginosis after me and my husband have intercourse and I can not understand why?
Boric acid: Not great data suggests boric acid in a gel cap from your compounding pharmacist inserted daily for one month, then as needed. It's usually a reaction to lubricants, soaps, chlorine from a pool or hit tub, or even semen! avoiding any chemicals there, especially dial and irish spring are really helpful. ...Read more
Tampons: Are not a good idea if you have aninfection. ...Read more
No: But it can cause problems when you get pregnant (besides being uncomfortable.) see a doctor it's easy to treat! ...Read more
I believe my boyfriend may have bacteria vaginosis as well. Is it possible for an uncircumcised male to have bv? If so, how can he prevent this?
Bacterial vaginosis: could the bacteria be picked up by my partner performing oral sex and then transferred further with kissing? (prediagnosis obviou
Bacterial vaginosis: Women in their reproductive years are most commonly affected by bacterial vaginosis, but any woman can experience the condition. Doctors don't know exactly why bacterial vaginosis develops, but certain activities, such as unprotected sexual intercourse or frequent douching, put you at higher risk of the condition. ...Read more
Bacteria vaginosis a 2nd time less than 3 months. Repeating metro gel for 5 days. Then I'm using it once a week for preventive measures how effective?
90%: Recurrent BV happens to about 1 in 10 women. Treating and suppressing as you describe works about 90% of the time. After 6 months most women can stop the treatment and not have a recurrance of the problem ...Read more
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