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Dx'ed with bacterial vaginosis. Not sure how long i've had it. How likely is it to cause infertility?

Dx'ed with bacterial vaginosis. Not sure how long i've had it. How likely is it to cause infertility?

Unlikely: While theoretically possible, i've never heard of bacterial vaginosis causing infertility. It's very common, so if it did cause infertility, that would be a lot of women affected. Sometimes it can go undiagnosed for a long time. So long as you've treated it now, though, you should be fine. ...Read more

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How long does bacterial vaginosis have to go untreated before it causes serious problems like infertility?

How long does bacterial vaginosis have to go untreated before it causes serious problems like infertility?

Doesn't cause: Bacterial vaginosis (bv) is too many of the 'wrong' bacteria and less of the 'good ones'. It is not a std/sexually transmitted disease, is treatable, and does not cause infertility. If you think you have BV see your ob/gyn for testing and treatment, if needed. S/he can also check for stds like chlamydia, especially if you're under 26. See rei specialist if you're trying to conceive without success. ...Read more

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Can constant uti's cause infertility? Or bacterial vaginosis?

Can constant uti's cause infertility? Or bacterial vaginosis?

UTI&BV Infertility?: Good news is that UTI should not cause infertility or bacterial vaginosis (bv). However, if you are getting recurrent infection then perhaps you are at increased risk for an infection that might affect your fertility. You might also want to have your immune system checked if recurrent infection. See your gynecologist and talk about prevention as well as treatment. ...Read more

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Can bacterial Vaginosis cause infertility? I've had discharge for almost 2 years that i thought was normal, it had an odor but not a foul one. Turns out I have BV. can my ability to have a baby in the future be affected?

Can bacterial Vaginosis cause infertility? I've had discharge for almost 2 years that i thought was normal, it had an odor but not a foul one. Turns out I have BV. can my ability to have a baby in the future be affected?

Very unlikely: there are cases of BV causing PID which can block your fallopian tubes, but even that isn't likely. Many women pregnanct and non pregnant have issues with BV. Its not something I worry about when treating infertility or discussing fertility. ...Read more

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Could bacterial vaginosis cause you to be tired?

Could bacterial vaginosis cause you to be tired?

Vaginal odor: Bacterial Vaginosis is the most common vaginal infection It is due to an overgrowth of a normal vaginal bacteria named Gardnarella . It causes vaginal irritation, dischare and a fishy odor. It does not cause you to be tired You must be tested in a doctor's office and treated with antibiotics to cure. It can be a repetitive infection. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what causes bacterial vaginosis?

Vaginal flora: Bacterial vaginosis is a mild infection of the vagina caused by native bacteria. Normally, there are a lot of "good" bacteria and some "bad" bacteria in the vagina. The good types help control the growth of the bad types. In women with BV, the balance is upset. There are not enough good bacteria and too many bad bacteria.A sign of bacterial vaginosis can be a "fishy" smell, which may be worse after sex. About half of women who have bacterial vaginosis do not notice any symptoms. ...Read more

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Does bacterial vaginosis cause cervicitis?

Does bacterial vaginosis cause cervicitis?

Not usually: Bacterial vaginosis usually causes a thin, grey-white discharge and a characteristic bad smell, which could be described as "musty" or "fishy." unlike a cervicitis, where the cervix is the source of discharge due an infection or other irritation, with bacterial vaginosis the discharge comes from the vagina due to a shift away from the good bacteria that usually live there. ...Read more

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