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Can You Get Bacterial Vaginosis From Your Partner
Yes...maybe: Bacterial vaginosis (bv) is usually caused by an imbalance in the bacterial population of the vagina, with more "bad" present than "good." we are not really sure the cause, one seems to be having a new sex partner, or having multiple partners. In general, having a monogamous relationship than has been ongoing for a while makes it less likely that the sex caused the bv. ...Read more
If a woman is diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis does the male partner have to be treated as well?can men get BV and pass it back to the female?
BV: Men are almost never symptomatically infected by the organisms usually responsible for BV, but the skin of the penis can become contaminated with these bacteria and then they can be transmitted back to their sexual partner after she has been treated. It would help for the man to use a topical antibacterial substance while their female partner is being treated. ...Read more
I got bacterial vaginosis is it contagious? i only make out with my husband and it says u can get it thru many partner does it mean he has it too?
How can a person get bacterial vaginosis by being with the only sexual partner ever? Considering she doesn't douche either.
Bacterial vaginosis: Bacterial vaginosis is the most common vaginal infection. It is an overgrowth of normal vaginal bacteria, not a sexually transmitted infection. When it mixes with blood or semen the ph gets elevated releasing the fishy odor. It is easily fixed with antibiotics. She wil need to be tested for other infections but this is the most likely. ...Read more
Why do I get bacterial vaginosis everytime I have sex? (Got rid of it a few weeks ago, now it's come back) only one sex partner.
Vaginal pH change: Intercourse is obviously providing a change in the vaginal bacterial content. Have your partner wash thoroughly his penis and scrotum prior to intercourse including the area under the foreskin It is where smega accumulates in uncircumsized men which contains bacteria. Make it a part of foreplay in the shower if needed to "elicit his cooperation". ...Read more
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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