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Can you still have sex when you are being treated for BV ?

Can you still have sex when you are being treated for BV ?

Shouldn't : It's best you don't. Get the benefit of having the treatment work for you. Sex is sometimes the cause of bv. You may react to the brand of condoms. Or the spermicide on the condoms. Or bacteria from the skin on his penis, fingers or toys. Start off with a clean slate and the resume sex. You may then be able to identify the cause. ...Read more

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Couples often worry about having sex during pregnancy. They may be afraid that having sex could cause a miscarriage or harm the baby. It is best to talk to your doctor or nurse midwife about your specific situation to make sure you are considered at low risk for complications such a ...Read more


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Was being treated for bv..Had sex while bring treated... And symptoms came back minus foul odor... Could i still have a vaginal bacterial infection?

Yes: Etiology of BV is multifactoral with some strains being resistent to traditional therapy. May one to consider a special test, one swab that will screen for the pathogen and provide information about appropriate therapy. ...Read more

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During sex there is a very foul odor. Multiple dr's. Bv was treated over a year ago & tests are good now. Dr's don't know why issue still happening.

Foul vaginal odor: This is most commonly caused by a retained foreign body, most often a tampon or condom left accidentally. It can also be due to a fistula from the bowel and other factors. Hopefully you are being seen by a gynecologist. If your pcp is stumped you need referral. ...Read more

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I'm a 20 year old female being treated for BV using the vaginal gel. I'm on a 10 day course. Can I have anal sex during treatment? Protected vaginal?

I'm a 20 year old female being treated for BV using the vaginal gel. I'm on a 10 day course. Can I have anal sex during treatment? Protected vaginal?

Whoa Nellie!: Come on buckeroos, how about doing the "unthinkable" by actually waiting until the vaginal infection has cleared as no matter how carefully one "rides that anal horse" bacteria will be spread around worsening the vaginal infection. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with bv and I was treated for it twice because the green discharge wouldn't go away. It still hasn't gone away,what's the problem?

I've been diagnosed with bv and I was treated for it twice because the green discharge wouldn't go away. It still hasn't gone away,what's the problem?

See your doctor: There are several possible causes of a green vaginal discharge. If you have been treated for BV but still have the discharge, its possible that the diagnosis is incorrect. The best thing to do is to see your doctor and get an exam, cultures and other tests to find out if the diagnosis is correct and treat the correct cause. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can you have sex while getting treated for bv?

Can you have sex while getting treated for bv?

Sexuality: Yes. Of course. Humans have sex at all times of the day or night under every imaginable condition. ...Read more

Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
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