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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?
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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