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Can Bacterial Vaginosis Occur From Birth Control Pills
Kind of, yes!: Birth control pills can cause vaginal dryness. They suppress the body's fluctuation of hormones and the newer, low doses of estrogen and Progesterone in pills don't reach concentrations high enough to compensate for this vaginal dryness. The liver (while metabolizing ocp) can produce binding proteins that decrease hormone levels. Overall, i recommend ocps and we treat the dryness. Try nuvaring? ...Read more
Also known as oral contraceptives, birth control pills are highly effective oral medications that use hormones to prevent pregnancy. There are two main types of birth control pills: one with estrogen and progestin (also known as the combination pill) and one with just progestin. The two main ways they prevent pregnancy are: 1) The hormones thicken the cervical mucous, which keeps sperm from entering the uterus on their way to the egg; and 2) By maintaining a level of hormone in the blood stream that prevents the ...Read more
Best to treast: Most doctors, especially if you are preterm, would wish to treat the BV to help prevent preterm birth. If you were to have BV during delivery it wouldn't likely cause any harm (so long as not group beta streptococcus which is something your doctor likely tested/will test you for at 35-36 weeks). Bv is typically normal vaginal flora (bacteria) that's grown out of proportion to the lactobaccili. ...Read more
Is there any possible way that birth control pills cause a disrupt in the balance of good and bad bacteria in your digestive tract or stomach ?
Hmm, good question: I don't think we know. It is possible due to individual variations on responses to hormonal changes on the gut... We need to find reaserch data. For general information, this link us pretty comprehensive: http://www.M.Webmd.Com/women/birth-control-pills?Page=1. ...Read more
Rephresh pro-b that balances yeast and bacteria pills can that medications stop a bacterial vaginosis?
Its possible: But there is no data to back it up. But, it probably can't hurt. ...Read more
Maybe: Some women treat BV with Metronidazole as a vaginal insert or as an oral pill. Other women swear by probiotics. There's no harm in trying the probiotics. If they don't work, then return to doctor for rx. I had a patient that used an OB tampon and covered it in plain yogurt and swore this cured her bv. Also consider what may have provoked infxn in first place and try to eliminate that. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I went to the doctor in november and found out I have bacterial vaginosis. I have been on pills twice and a cream once how long will this last?
Started treatment for bacterial vaginosis and yeast infection 4 days ago still white clumping. When will it go away. 5day vag. Gel. &pills?
Diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis. Took 7 day 2 a day metronidazole pills. Still have burning but cant get to the doctor cause of period. What do I d?
Vaginitis: Call your doctor anyway. There are some types of BV that are becoming more resistant to treatment and may benefit with a course of a different antibiotic. On the other hand, it is also possible that you already had something that wasn't checked before starting treatment. Could you have an STI/ STD? Could you have a UTI now? BV rarely burns, usually just odor and discharge. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do you avoid getting bacterial vaginosis? And what do you do if it keeps occuring and both partners are monogamous?
BV: You have ecology problem in the vagina. Not enough acid producing bacteria in there ( the yogurt story) the more you rx with drugs, the worse you 'll be why not try to use acid vag. Suppository for few days, especially after your period because the blood naturalize the acid. Odor producing germs will grow may try put a tampon soaked half full of white vinegar overnight in the vagina once. ...Read more
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
Boric Acid?: I would recommend the standard treatment of oral or vaginal flagyl. Intravaginal boric acid 600 mg at bed time provides symptomatic relief. The frequency can be gradually decreased to once or twice a week. You could try a probiotic preparation such as vsl #3 with 110 billion colonies of probiotic bacteria per capsule, but this therapy is unproven. ...Read more
Varies: You asked how long a bacterial vaginosis infection stays in the vagina. If a woman treats the infection, the antibiotics cure the infection in 3-4 days, and the antibiotics work in about 85% of women. Sometimes the infection comes right back and needs to be treated again. If no treatment it may be there for weeks or months. ...Read more
Several: Common symptoms of bacterial vaginosis include a thin discharge, which may or may not be irritating. Also a foul or fishy odor, especially after intercourse. Treatment includes either vaginal antibiotic cream or oral medication, also using boric acid suppositories (usually available by prescription and made up in a compounding pharmacy) to lower the vaginal ph. ...Read more
Can be: Bacterial vaginosis is a description for when a 'normal' vaginal flora (bacteria) grows in abnormal proportion and becomes the dominant bacteria in your vagina.... Over the normal dominant bacteria (the good bacteria, lactobaccilli). Many things cause bv, including exposure to different bacteria through multiple sex partners, allergens, toxins, changes in exercise, stress, diet. ...Read more
Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more
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