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How Do You Get Vaginal Bacterial Onfection
I had a bacteria infection before and sometimes I get a vaginal smell could that be the reason for it & what can I do so the smell can go away?
Probably: It is likely that you have a recurrence of the bacterial infection, so get this treated ...Read more
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
Bacterial vaginosis: There are many different kinds of vaginal bacteria growing in your vagina which are normal and actually protect you. However, bacterial vaginosis (bv for short) is caused by an imbalance of these different kinds of bacteria. The most common is an overgrowth of gardnerella vaginalis. You may have a frothy fishy discharge, partic after sex. Treat with antibiotics. See an ob/gyn. ...Read more
Hello. I am starting to get concerned with my body. I have been having these painful bumps come on and off my vaginal area for about a year. I went to see a doctor and they said I had a bacteria infection and gave me perscription medicine. Right now I am
Is there a way to get rid of a bacterial vaginal infection without a doctor? Any home remedies? Easy and short or long or hard ill try it! Help!
Is there a way to get rid of a bacterial vaginal infection without a doctor? Like any home remedies? Fast and easy or long and hard? U need help!
I have chlaymydia and vaginal bacterial infection. I cannot get an appointment in either my local clinic or with my GP for the next couple of weeks.
How many ml's of metrodinzanole vaginal gel should I use for bacterial infection 0.75%? And I get them all the time I no its not an STD im not active
Exact mls not: Important iif you use the applicator just fill it. One applicator is about 2, 5 ml. ...Read more
Potentially: Depending what the germ is.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can you easily get a bacterial infection from your vagina from having sex or is it rare to get this infection through sex if no open wounds.
I think I have a vaginal bacteria infection. Until I can make an appointment, what can I do to solve the itching?
BV: Bacterial vaginosis may result as an overgrowth of normal vaginal bacterial flora or transmitted sexually. ...Read more
It varies: Changes in vaginal ph (acid/base balance) can lead to bacterial vaginal infection. The ph of the vagina is normally 4 and the ph of menstrual blood is 7.4 which can lead to bacterial overgrowth. Using vaginal douches can also alter vaginal ph by removing lactabacilli, the organisms that fight off vaginal bacterial infection. The ph of semen is 8 which can also alter vaginal ph. ...Read more
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
It depends what: Type of bacteria you have, if it is just one that causes BV then u will continue to have a discharge until properly treated, but if it is caused by an std that could lead to pid or worse so make sure u see your gyn or a gyn for vaginal culture as both can be checked for so u get the proper txment and at the least get rid of the discharge, and acidolphilus or probiotics can help prevent benign bv. ...Read more
Yes: Usually men do not get symptoms of it, but you can colonize with the bactria and reinfect your partner specially if uncircumcized. I usually treat both of you. This is not an std though. ...Read more
What if im not sexualy active and I have a vaginal bacterial infection what reason could it be for it?
Infection: Of the vagina with bacteria can occur without sexual activity due to changes in diet or careless hygiene. Keep yourself clean, after toileting wipe yourself front to back and consider adding a probiotic like yogurt, sauerkraut or kimchee to your diet. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Can you explain the process of how a pathologist can tell if a woman has a bacterial infection vaginally?
Swab culture: Any body site that is accessible can be cultured: a gyn physician or nurse using proper sterile technique inserts a culture swab in the vagina and then submits it to the lab where it can be smeared on a slide and examined in a microscope with appropriate stains, and cultured to see what organisms might grow. ...Read more
I have like three bumps around my vaginal area and it itches, test results show no bacterial infection, what could it be?
Need exam: You need to be examined by a clinician. It could be many things. Can you describe it? Color, size? Any fluid coming out? ...Read more
Can Metro gel make yeast infection vaginal worsen? My gyno thinks both bacterial/ vaginal. Was on 10 days on terconizale for yeast. Why is yeast wors
Call your OB/GYN: Usually Metronidazole is used for candida or yeast infection. If you feel you have a bacterial infection, this may not work. So you need to contact your obe/gyn physician to let them know your problem. So this can be documented in your chart, and they can recommend what would be best for you. You may need to be seen for an appointment, or prescription that's not available over-the-counter. ...Read more
Help!! I have a very painful vaginal bacterial infection and I can't go to a doctor ATM, home remedies? I took meds, but it didn't go away completely.
Need diagnosis: The first step is to confirm the diagnosis. If you are referring to bacterial vaginosis this should not be painful. Bacterial infections like PID (pelvic inflammatory disease) can be very painful. Before treatment can be recommended a diagnosis must be made. I see you live in Plano. I would be happy to see you in the office tomorrow morning if you need it. ...Read more
How can I fix a major pH imbalance I've been struggling with for years in my vaginal area? I have been struggling with a major pH imbalance for years in my vaginal area, I either have a yeast infection or a massive bacterial infection, depending on what d
Taking: Taking pro-biotic supplements can help and eating a lot of yogurt helps. Sometimes women with persistent vaginal infections are treated with boric acid periodically but this a treatment that needs to be managed carefully by a physician. Our office has natural supplements containing pro-biotics that help a lot for some women. ...Read more