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Chronic Bacterial Vaginosis
Alternatives: Intravaginal boric acid, a 600 mg capsule once nightly for 14 days may be able to help with your problem. This medication is not FDA-approved for this purpose and must be made by a compounding pharmacy. Boric acid can be fatal if swallowed rather than used intravaginally, so be careful around children. Still it's a worthwhile option when all the antibiotics don't work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to use hydrogen peroxide to help with Chronic Bacterial vaginosis while trying to concieve?
Please don't: Hydrogen peroxide will damage vaginal tissues, please don't use it. If you have chronic BV you really need a doctor's help with prescription medication to clear it. If you are already doing that, GO BACK to the doctor for the next step, you'll really hurt yourself with the H2O2. Good wishes. ...Read more
I have chronic bacterial vaginosis and yeast infections. Is there something other that presceiption drugs that I can take to get rid of the infection?
Yeast yes, BV harder: Preventing recurrent vaginal yeast infections usually is pretty easy, with a weekly oral dose of fluconazole (Diflucan). Recurrent or persistent BV is more difficult, but many cases can be controlled or limited by periodic vaginal metronidazole (Metrogel), although it is expensive. Discuss with your doctor; or ask for referral to an ObG with subspecialty or special interest in infectious diseases. ...Read more
I have chronic bacterial vaginosis. Antibiotics/ boric acid only temporary relief. How can I perm recolonize my lactobacilli, vag probiotics no good?
Lactobacillus: Make some yogurt at home, dilute it with some sterile water and make it into a douche. Homemade yogurt is full of lactobacillus. I also recommend a product called fem flora from swanson vitamins. It is a vaginal probiotic and I've had really good luck in my chronic BV patients. Also, no undies at bedtime, no thongs, wipe front to back and don't use the tub for hygeine, shower. ...Read more
Are bacterial vaginosis and endometriosis related at all? I have chronic BV and the doc also suspects possibly endometriosis.
No: Bacterial vaginosis and endometriosis have not been known to be related. Bacterial vaginosis is an infection the occasionally chronic in the vaginal area. Endometriosis is a disease of the pelvis where tissue similar to the uterine lining grows on the ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, bladder, and even the bowel. ...Read more
Is bacterial vaginosis/vaginitis considered a sexually transmitted disease? How is chronic BV treated?
No: It is treated with antibiotics by mouth or vaginal cream. ...Read more
Multiple: Std's or sexually transmitted diseases, are diseases transmitted through sexual contact. Examples are gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, hiv, hepatitis c, genital warts, and genital herpes. Bacterial vaginosis is a condition caused by an overabundance of anaerobic bacteria in the vagina. Symptoms can include a watery, foul or fishy smelling discharge and/or vaginal irritation. ...Read more
Unknown, complicated: BV is overgrowth of some vaginal bacteria and undergrowth of others. Most or all the bacteria are entirely normal in the vagina -- it's the change in numbers that's important. Why it happens isn't clear. In some ways, BV behaves like an STD -- uncommon in virgins, more frequent with new or multiple partners. But no known germ comes from male partners, and treating partners doesn't prevent it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Bacterial vaginosis: "Approximately 50 to 75 percent of women with BV have no symptoms. Those with symptoms often note an unpleasant, "fishy smelling" vaginal discharge that is more noticeable after sexual intercourse. Vaginal discharge that is off-white and thin may also be present. Some patients have itching. Pain during urination or sex, redness, and swelling are not typical." See: ...Read more
Unsure: 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. Symptoms include irritation, itching, discharge and fishy odor. Even with proper treatment, recurrences are common. ...Read more
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