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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you are diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis, but the doctor says the bacteria found was trichomonas, could this mean you were 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
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