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Dr. James Carleo Dr. Carleo
Obstetrics & Gynecology
19 years in practice
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
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How do you stop and prevent bacterial vaginosis ?

How do you stop and prevent bacterial vaginosis ?

PH balance: Bv is caused by a shift in your normal vaginal bacteria flora. Anything that causes a shift can cause the irritative symptoms of bv. Find out what causes your shift then you can identify the problem. ...Read more

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Dr. JUSTIN Aurbach Dr. Aurbach
Dentistry - Endodontics
48 years in practice
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How can I prevent bacterial vaginosis?

How can I prevent bacterial vaginosis?

Take an antibiotic : Takking an antibiotic each time you have sexual relations and review with your physician positions that may reduce this occurance. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Patterson Dr. Patterson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
38 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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How do I treat bacterial vaginosis and prevent recurrence?

See your gyn: You need a culture script meds, and if you take acidolphilus pills or probiotcis daily , either of those is preventative. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker Dr. Baker
Holistic Medicine
36 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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Is there such a thing as too much probiotics? I try to eat yogurt daily and started taking a probiotic (25 billion) to prevent bacterial vaginosis.

Is there such a thing as too much probiotics? I try to eat yogurt daily and started taking a probiotic (25 billion) to prevent bacterial vaginosis.

Very safe: We have about 100 trillion bacteria in our intestines so 25 billion is a relatively small and safe amount. Some probiotics contain much higher amounts yet are considered safe. See http://www.health.harvard.edu/vitamins-and-supplements/health-benefits-of-taking-probiotics ...Read more

Dr. Alan Patterson Dr. Patterson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
38 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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Will taking vitamins and eating yogurt daily cure and prevent bacterial vaginosis?

Will taking vitamins and eating yogurt daily cure and prevent bacterial vaginosis?

It can help prevent: It but not cure it once you have it u need antibiotics either vaginal cream, vagina supp or oral pills, the yogurt must have active acidophilus cultures or u can get acidolphilus pills at any drugstore or probiotics but u must take them every day also heat and humidity in the vulva- vaginal area contribute to vaginosis, air and dryness are good. ...Read more

Dr. Jie Xu Dr. Xu
Obstetrics & Gynecology
13 years in practice
University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine
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I have re-occurring bacterial vaginosis. I'm always prescribed Flagyl but it doesn't seem to help. What is a good antibiotic and ways to prevent it?

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I have re-occurring bacterial vaginosis.  I'm always prescribed Flagyl but it doesn't seem to help. What is a good antibiotic and ways to prevent it?

Chronic problems: May warrant an evaluation by a vaginitis specialist. If hygiene modification and Flagyl gel or pill has not been working, then their expertise may be needed. Make sure infection has been ruled out. Your doctor can also check for ureaplasma and mycoplasma to see if these organisms are present. The treatment is different. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Wayne Ingram Dr. Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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I tend to get bacterial vaginosis alot and trying to concieve, i had a miscarriage 2 months ago, what can i do to prevent the bv from causing mc?

I tend to get bacterial vaginosis alot and  trying to concieve, i had a miscarriage 2 months ago, what can i do to prevent the bv from causing mc?

Keeping it clear: When you first notice a vaginal odor of an impending bacterial vaginitis episode, go see your MD for Rx and if necessary prophylactic antibiotics. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Hines Dr. Hines
Family Medicine
20 years in practice
Saba University School of Medicine (coursework from 1/1/02 to present)
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How to prevent bacterial vaginosis?I don't take sit down baths or hav unprotected sex.Hav 1 partner.Wipe front-back, use dove soap only.Tried antibiotic

How to prevent bacterial vaginosis?I don't take sit down baths or hav unprotected sex.Hav 1 partner.Wipe front-back, use dove soap only.Tried antibiotic

Imbalance: Bacterial vaginosis is an imbalance between the normal bacterial and fungal components of the flora of the vagina. Usually, it is due to something that changes the ph of the vagina, most particularly douching. Some women are more prone to it than others, and you should see your physician for an exam and treatment plan. ...Read more

Dr. Roger Duvivier Dr. Duvivier
Obstetrics & Gynecology
43 years in practice
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
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Diagnosed with Bacterial Vaginosis.Taking metronidazole 500mg.Is this going to cause a yeast infection and how can I prevent that?

Diagnosed with Bacterial Vaginosis.Taking metronidazole 500mg.Is this going to cause a yeast infection and how can I prevent that?

Maybe but not likely: Mixed vaginal infections (caused by bacteria, fungi, viruses, BV...) are not uncommon. If you take metronidazole for a prolonged period of time, there is a risk that the yeasts in your vagina may cause you some transient symptoms which will resolve spontaneously. You may simply want to wait or consult your gynecologist regarding yogurt, Diflucan (fluconazole) or other preventive measures appropriate to you ...Read more

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Dr. Bryan Treacy Dr. Treacy
Gynecology
31 years in practice
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
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Can severe bacterial vaginosis prevent pregnancy? I've had it for almost a year. No period. Just now treating it finally. No matter what, no pregnancy

Can severe bacterial vaginosis prevent pregnancy? I've had it for almost a year. No period. Just now treating it finally. No matter what, no pregnancy

Yes: A study in 2009 reported that BV can in fact affect fertility in women. Pregnancy rates increased after appropriate treatment of this very common vaginal infection. However, absence of menses also may be playing a role. ...Read more

Dr. Norman Solberg Dr. Solberg
Obstetrics & Gynecology
51 years in practice
University of Minnesota Medical School
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Dr. John Munshower Dr. Munshower
Family Medicine
26 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Georgia Campus
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Dr. JUSTIN Aurbach Dr. Aurbach
Dentistry - Endodontics
48 years in practice
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How soon after taking Flagyl should I stop having symptoms of bacterial vaginosis I have been taking Flagyl for three days.?

After4-6 more days: It takes some time for the symptoms to subside . Also you must take the antibiotic beyond the resolution of symtoms. ...Read more

Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy Dr. Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology
30 years in practice
Bombay University, Dr D. Y. Patil Medical College
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Dr. Bruce Pierce Dr. Pierce
Obstetrics & Gynecology
25 years in practice
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
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Dr. Laura McMullen Dr. McMullen
Pediatrics
17 years in practice
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Recurring BV I have been treated for bacterial vaginosis and it works for a few days up to a week and than it's back again...I have been taking flagyl... And it does work but just for a short time and the odor is back...What can I do to stop this vicious

Recurring BV I have been treated for bacterial vaginosis and it works for a few days up to a week and than it's back again...I have been taking flagyl... And it does work but just for a short time and the odor is back...What can I do to stop this vicious

The : The most common reason for bad smelling discharge in a woman is bacterial vaginosis (bv). Bv is not a sexually transmitted disease, but is an imbalance between the "good" and "bad" bacterial that normally live in the vagina. Douching and having sex can both put you at risk since these activities cause a change in the vaginal environment leading to an overgrowth of "bad" bacteria. Many women will complain of a fishy odor, increased discharge and a few may even have itching and discomfort. It is diagnosed by the doctor testing your vaginal discharge. Bv is typically treated with a short course of antibiotics. Recurrent BV is very common. Even though BV is not considered a sexually transmitted disease, using condoms and treating the male partner have both been shown to decrease reoccurence of bv. Other behaviors pertaining to hygiene such as wiping "back to front", wearing cotton panties and avoiding douching can also decrease bv. You can also talk to your doctor about long-term topical treatments. ...Read more

Dr. Gerard Honore Dr. Honore
Fertility Medicine
25 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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I have bacterial vaginosis. I was prescribed metronidazole for 7 days. Tomorrow would be my last day. I feel awful. Can I safely stop taking them?

Finish them: Flagyl (metronidazole) often makes people feel queasy, hang in there and finish them - you're nearly done. the risk of stopping early is treatment failure. Good wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Cynthia Frazier Dr. Frazier
Gynecology
35 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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If you know you have BV (bacterial vaginosis) can I get tablets without my doctor? Or can I get hormone tablets to stop it from coming back?

If you know you have BV (bacterial vaginosis) can I get tablets without my doctor? Or can I get hormone tablets to stop it from coming back?

Boric acid: vaginal inserts are available often in health food stores. Boric acid works by acidifying the vagina. BV occurs when the vaginal PH becomes alkaline. Using condoms until you are free of BV is a good idea because semen is alkaline. ...Read more

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Dr. William Schmidt Dr. Schmidt
Internal Medicine
50 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Dr. Kevin O'neil Dr. O'neil
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
24 years in practice
Albany Medical College
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What are std`s and what are the symptoms of bacterial vaginosis?

Multiple: Std's or sexually transmitted diseases, are diseases transmitted through sexual contact. Examples are gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, hiv, hepatitis c, genital warts, and genital herpes. Bacterial vaginosis is a condition caused by an overabundance of anaerobic bacteria in the vagina. Symptoms can include a watery, foul or fishy smelling discharge and/or vaginal irritation. ...Read more

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Bacterial Infection Of The Vagina (Definition)

A condition where the inside of the vagina is infected with an overgrowth of bacteria, causing an unpleasant odor, ...Read more