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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
Imbalance of flora: Bacterial vaginosis is a very common vaginal infection in women. It is from bacteria that live normally in the vagina and for unclear reasons, overgrow and cause symptoms. Sexual contact with new and multiple male and female partners was associated with an increased risk of BV. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Women only: Bacterial vaginosis (bv) is characterized by disruption of the normal vaginal flora. Present in about 29% of us women of reproductive age, BV is one of the most common causes of vaginal symptoms.1, 2 in addition to symptomatic irritation and a potentially increased risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, BV is associated with a variety of adverse reproductive health outcomes. ...Read more
A pH change: Bv is caused when the normal vaginal ph is disturbed, outside of its normal range.(can happen due to menstrual bleeding, dietary changes, stress, antibiotic use). Too high of an increase in the ph can results in bv., which is an overproliferation of one form of normal vaginal bacteria, but too many causes odor, irritation, frothy discharge, and sometimes pain with intercourse. ...Read more
No, unless chronic.: Bacterial vaginosis is not a sexually transmitted infection. That means if you have bacterial vaginosis, you will not pass it to your sexual partner. However, recurrent bacterial vaginosis infections may require that you be cultured for chlamydia and if positive your boyfirend may also need treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Bacterial vaginosis: One is more prone to getting bacterial vaginosis especially if she has multiple partners. ...Read more
Bacterial vaginosis: Bacterial vaginosis is usually caused by an overgrowth of a organism called gardenerella. This is usually not sexually transmited. Unless your husband has symptoms, he should not need treatment. ...Read more
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