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Can Bacterial Vaginosis Cause You To Become Infertile
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No and No: Neither one - for certain, no.Get a more detailed answer ›
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?
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
Yes, not regularly: GI symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, upper abdominal dyscomfor and abdominal bloating including diarrhea or constipation are usually common in any form of pelvic infection such as STD, UTI, pyelonephritis and enddometriosis. However, these are not the primary or most common symptoms. After treatment if GI symptoms persist consider alternative diagnosis like GERD, PUD & hepatobiliary abnormalities ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to have bacterial vaginosis for years and have it mistakenly diagnosed as reacurrent yeast infections? Does this cause damage?
Possibly: Recent article in clinical infectious diseases journal showing that sexual activity can play a major role in recurrence of BV and frequency effected by oral contraception. Certainly not entirely normal, and conceivably organisms producing chronic inflammation can lead to scarring and potentially infertility, tubal pregnancy and other issues. ...Read more
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