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Just found out i've had an e. Coli vaginal infection for a 1 1/2 years. Been running fever for months and WBC elevated . What could be going in?

Just  found out i've had an e. Coli vaginal infection for a 1 1/2 years. Been running fever for months and WBC elevated . What could be going in?

Chronic vaginitis: It appears that you have a chronic vaginal infection caused by the e coli germ which was probably caused by contamination with stool.Antibiotics and proper wiping technique from front to back should be very helpful. ...Read more

Dr. Marc Basson
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Escherichia Coli (Definition)

Escherichia coli is a type of bacteria that normally lives in the intestines of humans and animals. Most forms of the bacteria are harmless, but some strains may cause severe abdominal cramps, bloody diarrhea, and vomiting. Most cases of infection are caused by contaminated raw vegetables ...Read more


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I have a bladder infection and vaginal infection with e-coli, what can I do.... Had reactions to two of the meds. ?

I have a bladder infection and vaginal infection with e-coli, what can I do.... Had reactions to two of the meds. ?

Antibiotics: There are numerous classes of antibiotics available to treat UTI depending upon the sensitivity of the offending organism and the history of allergic reactions. Your doctor can usually find alternatives and if not, desensitization may a possible alternative. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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I was just diagnosed as having a vaginal infection caused by e. Coli. I think i've had it for a year and a half. Could I have PID now?

Pelvic infection: While it's possible for e.Coli to cause pelvic inflammatory disease, it has to transmit up the vagina, then the cervix, then the uterus, and through the tubes, before you experience the pain associated with pid. If you're not in severe pain right now, you may just have a vaginal infection that needs to be treated. ...Read more

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What are the treatments that will cure vaginal infections?

What are the treatments that will cure vaginal infections?

IT DEPENDS what bact: Bacteria you have, the usual txments are Cleocin vaginal, or Metrogel vaginal, or Flagyl pills but you should have a culture sent to the lab by your gyn because you may need something else depending on what type and how many different bacteria you have, you may have only one or i had a pt who had 7 differnet ones. ...Read more

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What are some natural products and treatments for vaginal infections?

What are some natural products and treatments for vaginal infections?

Maybe for prevention: The only way to know for sure if you have a vaginal infection is to be tested by your doctor. Bacterial or fungal infections require medications for treatment. There are products that claim to help you prevent infections or "maintain" a normal vaginal environment. There is a vaginal gel called rephresh. You can also take lactobacillus pills regularly to help improve the vagina's normal flora. ...Read more

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What treatments will cure vaginal infection from bv?

What treatments will cure vaginal infection from bv?

Antibiotics: Bv is a bacterial infection and treated with antibiotics the most common antibiotics used are Clindamycin (cleocin) and mitronidazole (flagyl, metrogel). ...Read more

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If I have a bacterial vaginal infection is it possible it can cure itself?

If I have a bacterial vaginal infection is it possible it can cure itself?

Don't guess: It depends on what the bacterial issue is- if a simple shift in flora (bacterial vaginosis) vs chlamydia, gonorrhea, or other STDs. You need an evaluation to make sure that the cause of the vaginosis is addressed and you do not continue with infections that will be passed to your partners, or cause you problems down the line with infertility or tubal pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can antibiotocs used to cure utis also cure vaginal infections?

Can antibiotocs used to cure utis also cure vaginal infections?

Depends: Some type of vaginal infections, especially bacterial, may get better with certain antibiotics. The flip side to this is that those same antibiotics can cause the normal bacteria to die and the yeast to grow, resulting in a yeast infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Kevin Fleishman
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Vaginitis (Definition)

Vaginitis is also known as Vaginal inflammation. The suffix "itis" means inflammation. The "vagin" portion refers to the vagina, so it is inflammation of the vagina. Usually (almost always) this inflammation is due to infection, and there are several different causes for infections of this ...Read more


Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Infection (Definition)

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