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Does Bacterial Vaginosis Cause Amniotic Infection
What is bacterial vaginosis? Is it a seriously infection can it make you infertil or cause cancer?
Intra-amniotic infection (formerly called chorioamnionitis) is infection of the chorion, amnion, amniotic fluid, placenta, or a combination. Infection increases risk of obstetric complications and problems in the fetus and neonate. Symptoms include fever, uterine tenderness, foul-smelling vaginal discharge, and ...Read more
Is it possible to have bacterial vaginosis for years and have it mistakenly diagnosed as reacurrent yeast infections? Does this cause damage?
Possibly: Recent article in clinical infectious diseases journal showing that sexual activity can play a major role in recurrence of BV and frequency effected by oral contraception. Certainly not entirely normal, and conceivably organisms producing chronic inflammation can lead to scarring and potentially infertility, tubal pregnancy and other issues. ...Read more
BV in pregnancy: Vaginal physiology fluctuates a lot during pregnancy. I wouldn't say it is "normal" to get BV, but it may be fairly frequent. BV involves overgrowth of vaginal bacteria, but the causes of that overgrowth are not understood well. STDs are more common in women with BV: since you're pregnant, you probably have been tested for STD, but check with your doctor to be sure. Follow doc's treatment advice. ...Read more
I am almost sure that my husband causes me to have reoccurrent yeast infections & bacterial vaginosis? I need help understanding why?
I was wondering what causes vagina odour and green discharge? Neg std, neg bacterial vaginosis and no yeast & no uti infection what are the causes?
No: These types of infections should not. See your gyn. ...Read more
I use baby oil for shaving, if some gets inside of my vagina could it cause infection? Namely bacterial vaginosis or yeast infection?
No: This would not be a problemGet a more detailed answer ›
Diagnosed with Bacterial Vaginosis.Taking metronidazole 500mg.Is this going to cause a yeast infection and how can I prevent that?
Maybe but not likely: Mixed vaginal infections (caused by bacteria, fungi, viruses, BV...) are not uncommon. If you take metronidazole for a prolonged period of time, there is a risk that the yeasts in your vagina may cause you some transient symptoms which will resolve spontaneously. You may simply want to wait or consult your gynecologist regarding yogurt, Diflucan (fluconazole) or other preventive measures appropriate to you ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more