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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. M. Hytham Beck
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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


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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 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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What are the treatments that will cure vaginal infections?

IT DEPENDS what bact: Bacteria you have, the usual txments are Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) 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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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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What medication would be ideal to use to cure vaginal infections? Specifically bacterial vaginosis?

What medication would be ideal to use to cure vaginal infections? Specifically bacterial vaginosis?

See answer: Although BV will sometimes clear up without treatment, all women with symptoms of BV should be treated to avoid complications. Male partners generally do not need to be treated.
Recommended regimens: *metronidazole 500 mg PO bid x 7 days; or *metronidazole gel 0.75%, one full applicator (5 g) intravaginally, once daily x 5 days; or *clindamycin cream 2%, one full applicator (5 g) daily x 7 days. ...Read more

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Can astragalus cure vaginal infection?

NO Astragalus data: Astragalus root is a chinese herbal remedy used to improve immune function. There is absolutely no data (controlled clinical trials) to say that it will help with a vaginal infection. ...Read more

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How to cure vaginal infection caused by condom?

How to cure vaginal infection caused by condom?

Wrong question: Condoms do not cause vaginal infections. You didn't say what symptoms you have, but you could have a vaginal infection from another cause or you could have latex sensitivity reacting to a latex condom. There are other potential issues as well, it is best for you to consult a doctor for an exam. ...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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I had a vaginal culture done but I used a cream from the treatment from my vaginal infection 3 nights before, does it affect the result?

I had a vaginal culture done but I used a cream from the treatment from my vaginal infection 3 nights before, does it affect the result?

Possibly: Most people today use dna testing to identify organisms that cause vaginitis. If the agent (s) causing the vaginitis were partially or completely treated, the test may be negative. ...Read more

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I am having white vaginal infection, I am not able to understand why it happened. Last to last month a treatment of this through Cansoft-CL medicine.

Get evaluated: Every discharge is not a vaginal infection. A woman may have a discharge that is white in color and it be completely normal. Discharge that is associated with symptoms like: burning, itching, irritation, pain or ulcers are more likely to be a vaginal infection.
If you were given a treatment for a suspected vaginal infection yet have not had any relief, then I would suggest you be seen by a GYN. ...Read more

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Dna probe showed I was positive vaginally for e coli, entercoccus faecalis & m. Hominis, which one would cause external vaginitis? (burning, red, etc)

Any can: Whereas the e coli and entercoccus are more likely to cause redness and irritation, sometimes vulvar irritation is not from an infection. Please consult your gynecologist if the symptoms do not resolve after a few days of treatment. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for e. Coli infection?

What is the treatment for e. Coli infection?

E coli: Treatment of Food poisoning may include oral or intravenous replacement of fluids/ electrolytes. Antibiotics may be indicated in some cases. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for UTI or vaginal infection?

UTI: Two different issues. Antibiotic therapy will be needed for both, but the choices of agents will differ. It will be more important to know exactly which organisms are responsible for the vaginal infection since these may vary with the type of infection the person has. This may also be true for UTI but doctors will generally treat this presumptively the first time. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for recurrent vaginal infections?

What is the treatment for recurrent vaginal infections?

Medication: A multi-factorial approach is the best. Lifestyle changes (e.g. Limiting practices like recent initiation of douching, moisture prevention, etc...) should also be considered. ...Read more

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Is vaginal infection can be ok without treatment?

Vaginitis: This depends upon the causative organism and the type of symptoms you are experiencing. Would not recommend ignoring this because it is not likely to go away by itself. Good luck. ...Read more

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Treatment for e. Coli bladder infection in 48 yr old male?

Treatment for e. Coli bladder infection in 48 yr old male?

Call your doc: U need antibiotics and if u know u have e-coli, then a sensitivity should have been done by your doc so u know which med to use. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a vaginal infection?

Med eval: If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge & problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/swelling then It is best to see your gynecologist for evaluation & accurate assessment. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a vaginal infection?

Med eval.: If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge & problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/swelling then It is best to see your gynecologist for evaluation & accurate assessment. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pinworm, hemorrhoid or vaginal infection?

What to do if I have pinworm, hemorrhoid or vaginal infection?

See doctor: All of these can be treated. Please see your doctor for an exam to confirm the diagnoses, then take the medication prescribed and carry out the care prescribed with precision. ...Read more

Dr. Kevin Fleishman
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Vaginitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the vagina that can result in discharge, itching, and pain. The cause is usually a change in the normal balance of vaginal bacteria or an infection. Reduced estrogen levels after menopause and some skin disorders ...Read more


Dr. Marc Basson
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Escherichia Coli (Definition)

Escherichia coli is a gram-negative, coliform bacterium. There are various strains of E. coli that live in the intestines. Some strains can cause severe abdominal cramps, ...Read more