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Dr. Kevin Fleishman
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Vaginitis (Definition)

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


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I've just been diagnosed with gardnerella vaginitis & a yeast infection. I was given diflucan & flagyl. Should my husband be treated also?

I've just been diagnosed with gardnerella vaginitis & a yeast infection. I was given diflucan & flagyl. Should my husband be treated also?

No: These are not expressly sexually transmitted infections. The pathophysiology has more to do with the micro-environment of your vagina that allows overgrowth of what some would argue are normally commensal flora. Diflucan is for the yeast and Flagyl is for the gardnerella spp. ...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 bacterial vaginosis or other vaginal infections kill you if left untreated?

Can bacterial vaginosis or other vaginal infections kill you if left untreated?

Unlikely: Bv definitely can't kill you. Other stds can have serious complications. Gonorrhea can migrate to other areas of your body and cause real problems, as can syphilis. If you're worried you have an infection, definitely be see as it's worth it. Can always go to family planning clinic or community clinic as they have slide scale or free treatment. Don't hesitate if you're worried! ...Read more

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What cause gardnarela vaginitis is bad?

What cause gardnarela vaginitis is bad?

Gardnerella vaginiti: Gardnerella vaginitis is a common cause of vaginitis seen in sexually active women. It can produce a yellow to gray discharge and has a fishy odor. ...Read more

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If boyfriend has prostatitis, do I need to be checked for vaginitis?

If boyfriend has prostatitis, do  I need to be checked for vaginitis?

Prostatitis & STDs?: The best answer is yes. Prostatitis can be associated with some germs that are sexually transmitted including both gardnerella vaginalis and trichomonas. The other concern is that if one sexually transmitted germ is present, there may be another. It never hurts to be safe and get checked. ...Read more

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Could taking probiotics help get rid of bacterial vaginitis?? Cleocin is helping but I'm almost done with it and still have symptoms

Could taking probiotics help get rid of bacterial vaginitis??  Cleocin is helping but I'm almost done with it and still have symptoms

See below: Bv is a synergistic infection involving gardnerella and a number of other, anaerobic bacteria. It is treated with Metronidazole oral or intravaginal. Tinidazole and Clindamycin are alternatives. Oral and intravaginal probiotics containing lactobacilli can help. Recurrent disease is related to colonization of your sex partner, inconsistant condom use and is halved with estrogen contraceptives. ...Read more

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Does vaginitis usually cause many symptoms?

Does vaginitis usually cause many symptoms?

Vaginal infections: There are many causes of vaginitis, not all of which are really infections. Some cause itching, heavy discharge, foul odor. Sometimes there are no symptoms at all. Vaginal itching is usually associated with yeast, accompanied by thick white discharge. Trichamonas causes itching and odor. Discharge and odor with no real itching is usually bacterial vaginosis, not treated, but managed. ...Read more

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Dr. Timothy Brown
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Vaginal Infections (Definition)

Vaginal infections is a term for any infection affecting the vagina and can be caused by yeast or bacteria, and may be sexually transmitted. They may result in pain, ...Read more