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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.

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

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Became sexually active in December. Had Bacterial Vaginosis in February, and now I have it again. Only one sex partner. What am I doing wrong?

Became sexually active in December. Had Bacterial Vaginosis in February, and now I have it again. Only one sex partner. What am I doing wrong?

Maybe nothing...: There is a debate among STD experts whether BV is an STD. It is closely related to sex. Cases like yours support the STD theory, but it's not known if some (most? all?) cases are due to catching a particular germ that causes it. Treating the male partners usually doesn't help. See GUM specialist, check for other STDs, re-treat (metronidazole), and use condoms consistently for the next few weeks. ...Read more

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How can a person get bacterial vaginosis by being with the only sexual partner ever? Considering she doesn't douche either.

How can a person get bacterial vaginosis by being with the only sexual partner ever? Considering she doesn't douche either.

Bacterial vaginosis: Bacterial vaginosis is the most common vaginal infection. It is an overgrowth of normal vaginal bacteria, not a sexually transmitted infection. When it mixes with blood or semen the ph gets elevated releasing the fishy odor. It is easily fixed with antibiotics. She wil need to be tested for other infections but this is the most likely. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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Why is bacterial vaginosis more common in women who are sexually active? My only 2 partners never ejaculated in me and my last partner was months ago.

Why is bacterial vaginosis more common in women who are sexually active? My only 2 partners never ejaculated in me and my last partner was months ago.

Unknown, complicated: BV is overgrowth of mostly normal vaginal bacteria and undergrowth of others. Why it happens isn't clear. BV often behaves like an STD: rare in virgins, more frequent with new or multiple partners. Cunnilingus may be associated (oral bacteria?). Definitely an STD in lesbians via vaginal fluid; affected women's female partners almost always get it. Once present, recurrence is common w/o new sex. ...Read more

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My friend has been with 2 people sexually her entire life, and her last partner was over 5 months ago. She has bacterial vaginosis. How could this be?

My friend has been with 2 people sexually her entire life, and her last partner was over 5 months ago. She has bacterial vaginosis. How could this be?

Bacterial vaginosis: Bacterial vaginosis is the most common vaginal infection. It is an overgrowth of normal vaginal bacteria. It is not a sexually transmitted infection. It is easily fixed with antibiotics. ...Read more

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I am a female of age 29.I was diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis and i was going to start the medical treatment today. Last night while i and my partner were having a sexual intercourse the condom broke. I am on my ovulation period. Can I use the emergen

I am a female of age 29.I was diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis and i was going to start the medical treatment today. Last night while i and my partner were having a sexual intercourse the condom broke. I am on my ovulation period.
Can I use the emergen

Emergency contracept: Yes there are several products available to be taken within 48 hours of possible pregnancy to attempt to prevent this. Plan b, preven, or ulipristol (which can be effective up to 5 days after intercourse). Emergen is actually a vitamin supplement which is not likely to prevent pregnancy. Good luck. ...Read more

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Bacterial Infection Of The Vagina (Definition)

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