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Can bacterial vaginosis occur from birth control pills?

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

Dr. John Landi
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Birth Control Pills (Definition)

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


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What can happen to my baby if i pass bacterial vaginosis to him while giving birth? Will he be ok

What can happen to my baby if i pass bacterial vaginosis to him while giving birth? Will he be ok

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

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Can bacterial vaginosis be passed to my baby while giving birth?

Can bacterial vaginosis be passed to my baby while giving birth?

No: This does not occur. The baby is exposed to vaginal bacteria, though, and this is part of the reason for an eye antibiotic that they get after the birth. ...Read more

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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 ?

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

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Do you guys suggest me to take rephresh pro b 30 capsule pills to treat my bacterial vaginosis ?

Do you guys suggest me to take rephresh pro b 30 capsule pills to treat my bacterial vaginosis ?

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 more

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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?

It should have been : Gone months ago, please see your gyn or another gyn forvaginal cultures for many different bacteria as you may have a less common type, and an ultrasound to make sure you do not have a problem with the endometrium that could be causing it. ...Read more

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Started treatment for bacterial vaginosis and yeast infection 4 days ago still white clumping. When will it go away. 5day vag. Gel. &pills?

Started treatment for bacterial vaginosis and yeast infection 4 days ago still white clumping.  When will it go away. 5day vag. Gel. &pills?

A few more days: If you are taking the vaginal metronidazole, you're going to continue to have that white clumpy discharge for a few days after you stop the vaginal suppository. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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How do you avoid getting bacterial vaginosis? And what do you do if it keeps occuring and both partners are monogamous?

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

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What are std`s and what are the symptoms of bacterial vaginosis?

What are  std`s and what are the symptoms of bacterial vaginosis?

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

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Can i get bacterial vaginosis home remedies?

Can i get bacterial vaginosis home remedies?

No,, see a gyn: U need antibiotics either vaginal or oral, you can take acidolphilus or pre- biotics to help prevent getting BV but that will not treat bv. ...Read more

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What home remedies can I use for bacterial vaginosis?

What home remedies can I use for bacterial vaginosis?

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

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How long does bacterial vaginosis stay in female body?

How long does bacterial vaginosis stay in female body?

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

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Can you tell me about experience with bacterial vaginosis?

Nuisance: it is a nuisance that will not cause permanent harm like gonorrhea or chlamydia can do to your Fallopian tubes ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bacterial vaginosis I can find and treat at home?

What are the symptoms of bacterial vaginosis I can find and treat at home?

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

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How is bacterial vaginosis transmitted? Is through having multiple sex partners?

How is bacterial vaginosis transmitted? Is through having multiple sex partners?

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

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

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Birth Control (Definition)

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