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Does bacterial vaginosis cause cervicitis?

Does bacterial vaginosis cause cervicitis?

Not usually: Bacterial vaginosis usually causes a thin, grey-white discharge and a characteristic bad smell, which could be described as "musty" or "fishy." unlike a cervicitis, where the cervix is the source of discharge due an infection or other irritation, with bacterial vaginosis the discharge comes from the vagina due to a shift away from the good bacteria that usually live there. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Cervicitis (Definition)

Inflammation, whether chronic, acute or mixed of the cervix uteri. These can be from non specific causes (as benign as recent inter course or bacterial vaginosis) as well as from more concerning mechanisms such as sexually transmitted ...Read more


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Can bacterial vaginosis cause cervicitis and can cervicitis cause cervical cancer?

Can bacterial vaginosis cause cervicitis and can cervicitis cause cervical cancer?

Yes: Vagina and cervix are in continuity and infection of one touches the other. Chronic infection, cellular irritation, can lead to cellular abnormal meta plasma and proliferation and thus malignant proliferation. ...Read more

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What are the chances bacterial vaginosis causes cervicitis and causes cervical cancer?

Low and zero: Cervicitis is often unexplained but folks have looked at the various risk factors and bacterial vaginosis isn't up there, so i doubt it. To cause cancer, something has to actually get into the genes or greatly accelerate turnover and "bv" just isn't going to do this, statistical link or no. Stop worrying. Cervicitis we can treat; cervical cancer we can prevent / treat with due vigilance. ...Read more

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Can scented pads cause bacterial vaginosis?

Can scented pads cause bacterial vaginosis?

Unlikely: BV may be caused by alterations in the acid content of the vagina and the growth of bacteria in the vagina because of these changes, although there is debate about this, and experts are not sure why bacteria in the vagina get out of balance. Scented pads are not likely to be causing this. ...Read more

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Can lubricant cause bacterial vaginosis?

Can lubricant cause bacterial vaginosis?

Unlikely: Bacterial vaginosis is a disease of the vagina caused by bacteria. Risks for BV include douching and having new or multiple sex partners, although it is not clear what role sexual activity plays. Bv is caused by an imbalance of naturally occurring bacterial flora and is often confused with yeast infection or with trichomoniasis. ...Read more

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Could bacterial vaginosis cause you to be tired?

Could bacterial vaginosis cause you to be tired?

Vaginal odor: Bacterial Vaginosis is the most common vaginal infection It is due to an overgrowth of a normal vaginal bacteria named Gardnarella . It causes vaginal irritation, dischare and a fishy odor. It does not cause you to be tired You must be tested in a doctor's office and treated with antibiotics to cure. It can be a repetitive infection. ...Read more

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I have bacterial vaginosis..What are the main cause of this? I only have one sex partner

I have bacterial vaginosis..What are the main cause of this?  I only have one sex partner

Many: Any condition that changes the balance of flora to be more favorable for bacteria to overgrow may precipitate bacterial vaginosis. Ph changes caused by stress, diet, viral infection can all set you up for bv. ...Read more

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Causes and treatment for 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 more

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Bacterial Infection Of The Vagina (Definition)

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