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Can you get bacterial vaginosis from your partner?

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

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Why do you get bacterial vaginosis if you only had one sex partner?

Why do you get  bacterial vaginosis if you only had one sex partner?

Is not partner depen (penicillamine): Dependant, you can get it if u have no partners, it is a non std vaginal infection. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Bacterial vaginisos: This condition is not transmitted between partners. This is a bacterial overgrowth in the female anatomy. This condition is easily treated with medication. ...Read more

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How can a person get bacterial vaginosis by being with the only sexual partner ever? Considering she doesn't douche either.

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

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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.

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

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Can men get bacterial vaginosis from women? If so, where would the bacteria go in the men?

Can men get bacterial vaginosis from women?  If so, where would the bacteria go in the men?

Bacterial vaginosis: Men usually do not get infected with common bacterial vaginosis which is the overgrowth of bacteria normally present in vagina.But if the vaginal infection is caused by gonorrhea or chlamydia then sexual partner can contract it. ...Read more

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What should you do if you get bacterial vaginosis during pregnancy?

What should you do if you get bacterial vaginosis during pregnancy?

Get treated : It is the most common cause of vaginal discharge in pregnancy (and outside of pregnancy) and is easily treated with antibiotics prescribed by your doctor ...Read more

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How do u get bacterial vaginosis?

How do u get bacterial vaginosis?

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 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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How do you get tested for bacterial vaginosis?

How do you get tested for bacterial vaginosis?

Wet mount: Your ob/gyn could do this basic test or there are other "send out" tests that can be done. Of course, a thorough history (e.g. Malodorous vaginal discharge, itching, irritation, etc...) and physical exam are the cornerstones of any diagnosis. ...Read more

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How do you get tested for bacterial vaginosis bv?

How do you get tested for bacterial vaginosis bv?

Wet mount: Your ob/gyn could do this basic test or there are other "send out" tests that can be done. Of course, a thorough history (e.g. Malodorous vaginal discharge, itching, irritation, etc...) and physical exam are the cornerstones of any diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is bacterial vaginosis and could men get it as well?

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

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What are the causes of someone to get bacterial vaginosis?

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

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Should my partner need to be treated if I have bacterial vaginosis?

Should my partner need to be treated if I have bacterial vaginosis?

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 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

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What is bacterial vaginosis? How can you get it and how can it be cured for good?!

BV: The bacteria which cause BV are always present in the vagina, they just overgrow. Antibiotic use or douching can cause them to overgrow. BV is not an STD. One cure to to take metronidazole. ...Read more

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I have bacterial vaginosis. Does this mean i will easily get it again in the future?

I have bacterial vaginosis.  Does this mean i will easily get it again in the future?

Bacterial vaginosis: One is more prone to getting bacterial vaginosis especially if she has multiple partners. ...Read more

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I've had bacterial vaginosis on and off for a year. Does my husband need to get treated?

I've had bacterial vaginosis on and off for a year. Does my husband need to get treated?

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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