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How do you get infected with bacterial vaginitis?

How do you get infected with bacterial vaginitis?

Unknown: Bv is an imbalance in the bacteria that are normally found in the vagina. The cause is not fully understood. Although not sexually transmitted, it is associated with activities that may disrupt the natural balance. For example, douching or having multiple sexual partners. ...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


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How do you get an yeast infection?

How do you get an yeast infection?

Imbalance of vaginal: bacterial flora. Yeast is normally present in small numbers in the vagina, Other bacteria, normally present there, keep yeast in check. If the balance is disturbed due to hormonal changes or antibiotics, yeast takes over. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/women/tc/vaginal-yeast-infections-topic-overview ...Read more

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How do you get a yeast infection treated?

Best to see doctor: Yeast infections can be treated with over the counter monistat. If that does not help or you are having them often then see your doctor. There are prescription meds that can help. ...Read more

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How do you get tested for bacterial vaginosis?

How do you get tested for bacterial vaginosis?

Wet mount: Your ob/gyn could do this basic test or there are other "send out" tests that can be done. Of course, a thorough history (e.g. Malodorous vaginal discharge, itching, irritation, etc...) and physical exam are the cornerstones of any diagnosis. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a bacterial vaginal infection?!?!?!? Help!

How do you get rid of a bacterial vaginal infection?!?!?!? Help!

Vaginal infection: I would recommend you follow up with a physician. There are many different types of vaginal infections and the treatments can vary. ...Read more

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How do you get a staph infection?

How do you get a staph infection?

Staph & Skin: Most staphylococcal infections are opportunistic infections meaning they take the opportunity to cause a problem if they can. Most of these infections occur in the skin and are due to the fact that something in the skin, an opportunity, allowed the normally present bacteria to have a party...At your expense. Infections such as pimples, boils, and rashes are common and can recur is some people. ...Read more

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Do you get cramps with a yeast infection?

Not usually: Typically a vaginal yeast infection causes itching, redness, burning and a thick discharge, sometimes like cottage cheese. You might be having cramps for a totally unrelated reason such as heavy periods with clots, fibroids, other infections, pregnancy, etc. ...Read more

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How do you know (at home) if you have trichomoniasis vs. bacterial vaginitis?

How do you know (at home) if you have trichomoniasis vs. bacterial vaginitis?

You don't: As a med student, many thought they could tell by the odor, but the way to be sure includes an exam with testing. ...Read more

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How do you get bacterial dysentery?

How do you get bacterial dysentery?

Fecal contamination: Fecal contamination of food and drink is the usual way for acquiring the causative organisms. ...Read more

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How do u get a yeast infection?

How do u get a yeast infection?

From colonized Fungu: Usually when our immune system is compromised or suppressed by antibiotics or an illness, the funguses in our system take opportunity to multiply and cause a yeast infection. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have bacterial vaginosis and does it spread?

How do you know if you have bacterial vaginosis and does it spread?

Discharge and odor: Bacterial vaginosis is characterized by a thin, somtimes gyayish discharge, that is mildly irritationg or itchy, and most often a "foul" or "fishy" odor. It is usually treated with oral antibiotics (metronidazole and sometimes . There is also a Metronidazole vaginal gel as well. ...Read more

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How do you get tested for bacterial vaginosis bv?

How do you get tested for bacterial vaginosis bv?

Wet mount: Your ob/gyn could do this basic test or there are other "send out" tests that can be done. Of course, a thorough history (e.g. Malodorous vaginal discharge, itching, irritation, etc...) and physical exam are the cornerstones of any diagnosis. ...Read more

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How to get rid if bacterial vaginosis?

How to get rid if bacterial vaginosis?

Alternative Trtx: Intravaginal boric acid, a 600 mg capsule once nightly for 14 days may be able to help with your problem. This medication is not FDA-approved for this purpose and must be made by a compounding pharmacy. Boric acid can be fatal if swallowed rather than used intravaginally, so be careful around children. Still it's a worthwhile option when all the antibiotics don't work. ...Read more

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How do u get bacterial vaginosis?

How do u get bacterial vaginosis?

Imbalance of flora: Bacterial vaginosis is a very common vaginal infection in women. It is from bacteria that live normally in the vagina and for unclear reasons, overgrow and cause symptoms. Sexual contact with new and multiple male and female partners was associated with an increased risk of BV. ...Read more

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What can you take to clear a vaginal bacteria infection if you can't get a antibiotic?

What can you take to clear a vaginal bacteria infection if you can't get a antibiotic?

Please see a doctor: Some types of vaginal bacteria are normal, but you really need to see a doctor to see what is causing your infection, & to get the right treatment.This is very important as some infections can spread to other sites and make you very sick. Also please make sure you don't pass this to someone else. I would recommend you avoid sex until you get treated. Most bacterial infections require an antibiotic. ...Read more

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How do you get a yeast infection, how can you get rid of one?

Yeast: Yeast live naturally on and in the human body. When the environment in or on the body changes out of balance, then the yeast can grow and cause infection. It is typically treated with hygeine and anti-fungals. ...Read more

Bacteria (Definition)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...Read more


Dr. Kevin Fleishman
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Vaginitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the vagina that can result in ...Read more