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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
This is fine: Bacterial vaginosis, correct? Not a problem unless it is very uncomfortable. ...Read more
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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