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Does Bacterial Vaginosis Cause Sexually Transmitted Infections
Usually not: BV is a complex and poorly understood. It's overgrowth of bacteria in the vagina--mostly normal bacteria, just increased amounts. Exact causes are uncertain. BV often behaves like an STD, eg more common after new sex partners and in women with other STDs, and can be passed sexually in lesbian women. But heterosexual transmission is uncertain, and treating male partners doesn't prevent recurrence. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
STD is also known as Sexually transmitted disease. This is a disease which can be transmitted from one person to another person through sexually related activities. This does not limit these activities to heterosexual intercourse, but encompasses all modalities of human-to-human sexual activity. It does not include illnesses that may make an individual more susceptible to a condition because of a sexual ...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
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?
Can bacterial vaginosis be caused by a method other than sex? My friend got it at a time when she was not sexually active. She's had 2 partners ever.
Not by sex: Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is not caused by sex, although it is more common in women who are active. BV is not really an infection, but an imbalance in the normal bacteria in the vagina. The healthy bacteria aren't doing well, so bad bacteria overgrows, causing the symptoms. Antibiotics suppress the bad bacteria, but it's important to do probiotics, like acidophilus (in yogurt) to restore the good. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could the use of a strong fabric softener cause an isolated incident of bacterial vaginosis? I have only been with 2 sexual partners my entire life.
No: Bacterial vaginosis is a mild infection of the vagina caused by bacteria being out of balance. Normally, there are a lot of good bacteria and some bad bacteria in the vagina. The good types help prevent the overgrowth of the bad types. With bacterial vaginosis, there are not enough good bacteria and too many bad bacteria. Women do not need to have sex to have bacterial vaginosis. ...Read more
Sex Effects: Sexual transmitted diseases, if untreated, can cause long term health problems. Syphilis is a good example, which can cause heart, and nervous system disorders including dementia and insanity. Others like HIV can result in aids and death. Hepatitis can lead to liver cancer and death. Some infections can result in chronic fatigue, depression and other cancers like cervical and penile cancer. ...Read more
How can bacterial vaginosis be caused by a new sexual partner? I have a new partner and was diagnosed with BV recently.
No self control: 'nuff said. The best way to avoid stds is abstinence. No exposure = no stds. ...Read more
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
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