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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. Debra Rosenblatt
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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

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

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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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more