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Can you tell me the signs of bv?

Can you tell me the signs of bv?

Fishy odor: Bacterial vaginosis is a very common non sexually transmitted infection caused by an overgrowth of bacterial normally present in the vagina in small numbers. It causes a fishy odor especially if there is blood or semen present. It causes vaginal discharge and an elevated ph. ...Read more

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

bacteria normally reside in vagina as resistence to infection goes down they can cause infection causing discharge, itch and odor ...Read more


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What are the symptoms, signs of bv?

What are the symptoms, signs of bv?

Bacterial Vaginosis: Some signs and symptoms of BV include, increased discharge, off-white in color with bad odor, itching, uncomfortable urination, redness, vaginal dryness, painful intercourse, and elevated vaginal ph. ...Read more

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How can I really tell if I have bv?

How can I really tell if I have bv?

Physical exam, labs: This is easy for an experienced doctor to recognize. Common condition, not a sexually transmitted disease and relatively easily treated. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could have trich and BV and my husband doesnt?

Can you tell me how I could have trich and BV and my husband doesnt?

Here are some ...: While always trying to track down what may cause or be related with a disease condition, it's not always possible. But, one can say for sure is what you are represents what you have been. As to trich & BV, it has been known many men / women may get such along their life and many of them may have no symptom but just carriers. So, at times, symptoms may flare up while personal immune ability is low. ...Read more

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Can i tell me how i can get rid of bv?

Can i tell me how i can get rid of bv?

BV: If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/swelling then it is best to see your gynecologist for evaluation ; accurate assessment. ...Read more

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How can you tell as a female that BV infection is gone away?

How can you tell as a female that BV infection is gone away?

Symptoms gone?: The symptoms of bacterial vaginosis, such as a fishy vaginal odor and increased discharge, should disappear after proper treatment to the infection. Be sure you have completed all of your antibiotics as prescribed. If you are still experiencing symptoms, you might consider seeing your doctor where you can be retested for cure. ...Read more

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What are the signs that show BV has progressed to pid? How long do you have to have it for it to progress? Does my partner need medicine also?

What are the signs that show BV has progressed to pid?  How long do you have to have it for it to progress?  Does my partner need medicine also?

Incredible pain: PID is extremely painful where as BV is painless and causes a foul smelling odor. Partners are not treated for BV as it is not sexually transmitted. PID is most commonly caused by the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea and chlamydia ...Read more

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Why don't doctors test a patient's pH levels or tell patients about dietary changes (that affect ph) that can reduce the recurrence of bv?

Many doctors do: U shouldn't stereotype, I have my pts taking acidolphilus or probiotics daily to try to prevent bact and yeast infections, the more hot and humid it is the more chance for infection, and many cases of BV are not adequately treated because all the different types of bact, ( there are at least 6) are not adequately diagnosed by some labs and cultures. ...Read more

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Plz tell me how do you treat bacterial vaginosis?

Plz tell me how do you treat bacterial vaginosis?

I use Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) vag : Supp or cream, you can also use Metrogel or Metronidazole pills, Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) usually works the best, you should get a culture because there are many differnet bact that can cause bv, see your gyn. ...Read more