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Doctor insights on: How Do You Get Vaginal Bacterial Onfection

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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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Can you get cysts from vaginal bacterial infection?

Can you get cysts from vaginal bacterial infection?

Not likley: Bacterial infections in the vagina do not usually present with cysts in the vagina. Some vaginal cysts are normal. If you have a cyst in the vagina you should see your doctor for an exam. ...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 I get rid of a vaginal bacterial infection. And how long do they last.?

How do I get rid of a vaginal bacterial infection. And how long do they last.?

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

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How can you get rid of a vaginal bacterial infection the natural way?

Better to use script: Meds because you could have many diff causes and one or more than one bacteria at teh same time, which will require specific treatmant and u can make sure u have benign BV and not BV with an std so see your gyn for cultures, natural good for some things, not this. ...Read more

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Can a vaginal infection or bacterial infection make it harder for me to get pergnant?

Possibly: Not one of the most common reasons for infertility, but if the cervix is very irritated then the white blood cells can make it difficult for the sperm. I like to treat cervicitis before conception. ...Read more

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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? Any home remedies? Easy and short or long or hard ill try it! Help!

Vaginal infection: Not unless you have a yeast infection, which can be treated by otc meds. If you have a bacterial or infection otherwise, you need to go see a doctor. Go with your mother or a trusted female friend. ...Read more

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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!

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!

Antibiotics: First you have to make sure by getting a vaginal test that it is bacterial infection, if it is picking an infection you have to finish appropriate antibiotic course. ...Read more

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I think I have a vaginal bacteria infection. Until I can make an appointment, what can I do to solve the itching?

I think I have a vaginal bacteria infection. Until I can make an appointment, what can I do to solve the itching?

Sitz baths: Until you are able to see your pcp try sitz baths using aveeno (oatmeal) powder or clorox. For the aveeno (oatmeal) baths use a packet as sold, for clorox use 1/2 cup clorox for a full tub of water. ...Read more

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What is a vaginal bacterial infection from usually?

What is a vaginal bacterial infection from usually?

BV: Bacterial vaginosis may result as an overgrowth of normal vaginal bacterial flora or transmitted sexually. ...Read more

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What is underlying cause of vaginal bacterial infection?

What is underlying cause of vaginal bacterial infection?

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

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What are the best at home ways to aviod a bacterial vaginal infection?

What are the best at home ways to aviod a bacterial vaginal infection?

Good personal: Hygiene- washing after intercourse, avoiding bubble baths, having sex with a clean partner, avoiding use of tampons, wiping from front to back after urination and bowel movement etc you can read the link below for more info. Take care! ...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 can a bacterial infection (vaginal) untreated become or develope into?

What can a bacterial infection (vaginal) untreated become or develope into?

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

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I'm just wondering, if your girlfriend has a vaginal bacterial infection can the man catch it?

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

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How to treat vaginal bacterial infection??

How to treat vaginal bacterial infection??

Get diagnosed: And then treated with the appropriate antibiotic to cover the infection you have. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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

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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

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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

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

Yeast and BV: Yes antibiotic gel can make vaginal yeast worse. If you too 10 days of yeast cream though it should get better. Retesting is needed to determine which infection is present now and what medication is needed. ...Read more

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Can I cure a yeast infection and vaginal bacterial infection with garlic?

No: No. Garlic will have no beneficial effects against yeasts or bacteria. See a doctor and get proper treatment. ...Read more

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How many ml's of metrodinzanole vaginal gel should I use for bacterial infection 0.75%?

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

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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

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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

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

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