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What can I do to be able to take a bath and not get bv?

What can I do to be able to take a bath and not get bv?

Try: Try a bleach bath-1/2 cup in full tub of water soak for 10 minutes. Can do 2 to 3 times a week. ...Read more

Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
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Bacterial Infection Of The Vagina (Definition)

A condition where the inside of the vagina is infected with an overgrowth of bacteria, causing an unpleasant odor, ...Read more


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If I don't take a bath with in 2 days, I began to smell. I'm kind of thinking that I have bv. But I haven't had it before?

If I don't take a bath with in 2 days, I began to smell. I'm kind of thinking that I have bv. But I haven't had it before?

If the smell: Goes away completely and there is no abnormal discharge when you resume cleaning yourself- than it is likely not BV. ...Read more

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Can your bath/tap water give you bacterial vaganosis? Like something in the water keeps triggering ongoing bv.

Can your bath/tap water give you bacterial vaganosis? Like something in the water keeps triggering ongoing bv.

Rare cases: Very rare that tap water might be not treated or have any microorganism in it,
best is to get it examined to take a swap for culture and proper medication. ...Read more

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If I take a bath in apple cider vinegar (diluted) after he ejaculates in me does this cut the chances of bv?

If I take a bath in apple cider vinegar (diluted) after he ejaculates in me does this cut the chances of bv?

No: Bv is naturally in your vagina, along with "yeast." when one or the other gets off balance, the other will 'over grow'. People think of BV and yeast as infections, but they are really just overgrowth of something normal. The fishy smell after intercourse (sex) is as much the semen as it is you. Use condoms to help with that and for safer sex! If you need treatment for bv, see a doctor 1st. ...Read more

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To treat bv, does bathing in warm water mixed with apple cider vinegar and tea tree oil treat cure the infection? Any suggestions?

To treat bv, does bathing in warm water mixed with apple cider vinegar and tea tree oil treat cure the infection? Any suggestions?

Antibiotics v yogurt: Bacterial vaginosis is an imbalance in vaginal bacteria. Standard treatment is antibiotics, not bathing as described so go see family doc or gynecologist. There is some evidence that eating yogurt w/lactobacilli might help restore balance but studies aren't definitive. Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/bacterial-vaginosis/ds01193 & http://www. Cdc. Gov/std/bv/stdfact-bacterial-vaginosis. Htm. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis. I've taken baths with my daughter. Could she get it from me from the bathwater or taking a bath with me?

I've been diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis. I've taken baths with my daughter. Could she get it from me from the bathwater or taking a bath with me?

Unlikely to happen: The labia majora of infants keep the vaginal opening functionally closed during most activities. The chances of her getting anything from you are minimal and any material you drain into the bath water is likely inactive within minutes anyway. ...Read more

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What causes bv and what are the symptoms?

What causes bv and what are the symptoms?

Bacterial vaginosis: Bacterial vaginosis is usually the result of the loss of the normal bacteria (predominantly peroxidase positive lactobacillus) resulting in the over growth of anaerobic bacteria. The main symptom is a foul smelling discharge described as smelling like dead fish. It doesn't usually cause much itching or burning. You can have a yeast infection at the same time which does itch. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can BV cause cramps?

Sorry,: But don't know what BV is. Could you provide more information. ...Read more

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Can poor hygiene cause BV?

Can poor hygiene cause BV?

Good question: Because no one is 100% certain. Common sense would suggest "yes", but I am unaware of any study that has proven this. Since BV/VB is not an "outside" infection, but an overgrowth or imbalance of "normal" vaginal flora, it is still mysterious what brings it on. Poor hygiene seems logical, but "excessive" hygiene - douching, for example may cause it too. Hope this helps you. ...Read more

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Does the mirena cause bv?

Does the mirena cause bv?

Yes and no: Forgn body thread in vagina can cause BV
usually it does not cause BV ...Read more

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How long does it take BV to cause infertility?

How long does it take BV to cause infertility?

Not cause of infert.: 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 a rei specialist if you're ttc without success. ...Read more

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Can BV cause light bleeding or spotting? Is this normal?

Can BV cause light bleeding or spotting? Is this normal?

Not really: BV does not cause bleeding or spotting, but both are common conditions so they could occur at the same time. ...Read more

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What causes BV to have a high relapse after treatment?

What causes BV to have a high relapse after treatment?

Mult partners/douche: Partial use of abx. - not finishing treatment, or new sexual partners or douching are majority of causes. ...Read more

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Can a uncircumsized man cause a woman to smell different or cause bv?

Can a uncircumsized man cause a woman to smell different or cause bv?

Not exactly: Having sex without condoms can increase the risk of sexually transmitted disease whether he is circumcised or not. Stds can cause odor. Bv is not an std but it is the most common vaginal infection and it does cause odor. Some studies show it is more common in women with uncircumcised partners but important to note it is very common in general. ...Read more

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If I have switched from aviane to falmina and since have had bv twice, could this be the cause?

Yes: Try changing pill and going on Probiotics. The change in vaginal ph caused by the change in hormones may facilitate the growth of BV and yeast. ...Read more

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Can using Ph balance products for awhile then not using around the time you change sexual partners cause BV?

Can using Ph balance products for awhile then not using around the time you change sexual partners cause BV?

Female hygiene: No, probably not. Your body is made to balance its own pH in a natural way. You don't need to use any store-bought products at all. Gentle soap and water is all you need, and some women find that even soap is too irritating. BV is strictly overgrowth of normal vaginal bacteria. Women can get it even if not sexually active. It's easy to treat, so see a doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have taken medication twice for BV and I had unprotected sex with my husband and now I have BV again what is the cause for this?

I have taken medication twice for BV and I had unprotected sex with my husband and now I have BV again what is the cause for this?

BV: Bv can be quite annoying and persistant at times. Often changing medications, doses and duration of treatment is needed to get it to go away. There is an over the counter medication called rephresh which is a helpful supplement to prescription medications. ...Read more

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Does wearing panty liners every day rly cause BV? I wear (non-perfumed) ones but for only about 8 hours and I change every time I use the restroom.

Does wearing panty liners every day rly cause BV? I wear (non-perfumed) ones but for only about 8 hours and I change every time I use the restroom.

Makes no difference: There have always been urban myths and old wives' tales about tight clothing and vaginal infections in women. Mostly these concerned yeast, but if there is any connection at all, it is very minor. There certainly is no evidence that panty liners, underwear, or other clothing increase the risk of bacterial vaginosis -- not even a theoretical reason why they might. Don't worry about it. ...Read more

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Does BV cause cuts on the clit?

Does BV cause cuts on the clit?

Not typically: It is unusual for BV to cause so much inflammation that you would have breakdown of the skin around the clitoris. This is way more likely with a vulvar / vaginal yeast infection. ...Read more

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What causes bv and why do it come back?

Bacterial vaginosis: ...is very common, often very frustrating. The cause (s) of bacterial overgrowth aren't known. BV is associated with sex, but doesn't appear to be an STD except in lesbians. It's also not known why BV often persists or recurs. Talk to doctor about periodic treatment to stay ahead of it. Also try consistent condom use. If female partners, try to avoid sharing vaginal fluids. Sorry no better answers. ...Read more

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BV cause stillborn? Is it common for this to happen?

BV cause stillborn? Is it common for this to happen?

BV: The relationship between bacterial vaginosis and miscarriage has been the subject of a lot of research in recent years. Studies have found various types of links between bacterial vaginosis and problems with pregnancy. Some studies have found that having a bacterial vaginosis infection increases the risk of having a low-birthweight infant or giving birth premature ...Read more

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I have been told it does and I have been told it doesn't, can a BV cause spotting?

I have been told it does and I have been told it doesn't, can a BV cause spotting?

Not necessarily: Bacterial vaginosis may cause irritation of the vagina with unpleasant discharge. It is certainly possible to have enough irritation to have some bleeding from the delicate tissues of the vagina and the cervix. Get treatment from your doctor and avoid anything in your vagina (sex, tampons, etc) for several days until you are fully treated. ...Read more

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Can a UTI cause bv?

No: These are two separate and different clinical entiities. A urinary tract infection is just that. Bacterial vaginosis is more of colonization of the vaginal barrel by different bacteria that produce a discharge. ...Read more

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Does new sexual partner cause bv?

Does new sexual partner cause bv?

Sometimes: Bacterial vaginosis is not normally considered a usual std. However some partners may pass it from one to another sexually. If this is happening, treating both partners may help. ...Read more

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Would bv cause bleeding after masturbation?

Would bv cause bleeding after masturbation?

STD?: Bacterial vaginosis (BV) usually doesn't cause bleeding. Vaginal bleeding can mean a cervical infection like gonorrhea or chlamydia -- and STDs are more common in women with BV. Masturbation could contribute if it involves a sex toy, like a vibrator or dildo bumping the cervix. (Bleeding after sex can do it for the same reason.) See your doctor and ask about STD testing. Good luck. ...Read more