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How Long Does Vaginal Odor Associated With Bacterial Vaginosis Last
I have vaginal discharge with no odor. I just treated myself for bacterial vaginosis, everything seemed fine until I noticed heave discharge.
See doctor: A few things come to mind. There are no approved otc meds for bv, no unless a doctor called something in for you, it might not have been a BV medication. Bacterial vaginosis (bv) tends to have a distinct odor, so if your discharge did not have one, may have been something else, such as yeast. Worth seeing your doc to determine cause- there is a new high quality test (affirm) which can help tell. ...Read more
I was wondering what causes vagina odour and green discharge? Neg std, neg bacterial vaginosis and no yeast & no uti infection what are the causes?
Do I have bacterial vaginosis or am I pregnant? Been eating a lot lately, I have a bad fish smell, and sometimes a bit irritated and itchy in the vagina area
I: I do not know if you are pregnant. If you have unprotected sexual intercourse and your peirod is late, I recommend taking a pregnancy test. However, if you have itching, irritated vagina with a foul smelling discharge, I recommend that you see your doctor to be evaluated for a possible infection. ...Read more
I had a pelvic exam, internal/external ultrasounds last week. I was not pregnant. I had bacterial vaginosis. The next day I began bleeding vaginally 2 weeks before my next period. It has been happening for a week. The blood is brown and pink.
See an OB: Dysfunctional bleeding can be a serious issue, or this could be simple spotting. See your OB to sort it out ...Read more
Is it possible to have a safe/healthy vaginal delivery w/ bacterial vaginosis & yeast? Just found out I have both & im days away from delivery (41w)
Not necessarily: Bacterial vaginosis is a specific type of vaginal infection that women get, and is quite common. A heavy vaginal discharge simply means there is a lot of discharge from the vagina, but that doesn't say why the discharge is heavy. It could be heavy due to a vaginal infection such as yeast or bacterial vaginosis, but from something irritating them, or from using a vaginal medication for instance. ...Read more
My vaginal swab showed a "light growth" of gardernella. Is this the same as having bacterial vaginosis? Or does it mean I could get it? Thanks
Hope this helps: Vaginal discharge will change throughout the menstrual cycle. Vaginal odor can be a sign of bacterial vaginosis. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. It is a good idea to get checked out. Sexual experiences from years ago should not impact current vaginal infections. ...Read more
What medication would be ideal to use to cure vaginal infections? Specifically bacterial vaginosis?
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
What do you suggest if my chart at the gyn this past friday and on top of having bacterial vaginosis my vaginal pH balance was 5. is that normal?
I have a bacterial vaginal inflection that won't go away. I had this same inflection from when I was 15 till now. Its been 7 years, my doctors won't listen to me. They say it is a yeast inflection and then bacterial vaginosis. Its has a small order, white d
I: I can understand your concern, that sounds very frustrating. Please seek out a second opinion from a gynecologist and get their advice. Also avoid hot baths, any bath additive such as bath salts or bubble baths, or any vaginal sprays. You can try vagisil for symptom control during the day. Avoid any sugary foods or alcohol as it can lead to candida (yeast). Only wear cotton underwear and not nylon. Only but please seek out a second opinion of your symptoms. ...Read more
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
My chart at the gyn this past friday and on top of having bacterial vaginosis my vaginal pH balance was 5. Should I be worried?
No worries: The normal vaginal pH is between 4.5 to 5.5. Make sure that the bacterial vaginosis is completely treated. ...Read more
"Shift in vaginal flora noted, suggestive of bacterial vaginosis", appered as other findings in a pap smear that was taken recently. What does this mean?
Bacterial vaginosis is a type of vaginal inflammation caused by the overgrowth of bacteria naturally found in the vagina, which upsets the natural balance.
Women in their reproductive years are most likely to get bacterial vaginosis, but it can affect women of any age. The cause isn't completely understood.
A short course of appropriate antibiotics will solve the problem ...Read more
I have been fighting a vaginal infection for a year and a half. Been treated for bacterial vaginosis and yeast infection repeatedly. Still not fixed?
Frustrating: The key in recurrent cases is to confirm the diagnosis EACH time with testing so that the proper regimens can be prescribed. Here are some options you can ask your Obgyn about. Boric Acid suppositories can help stabilize the pH and prevent the overgrowth of Yeast and BV. Starting Nuvaring continuously helps maintain normal vaginal pH and can also help prevent. See if those help. ...Read more
Can metronidazole vaginal gel (at night for 5 days) treat cervicitis and bacterial vaginosis at the same time??
Probably OK, but...: Bacterial vaginosis is often accompanied by cervicitis. It isn't clear whether BV causes cervicitis or vice versa. Probably you were tested for chlamydia and gonorrhea, which definitely cause cervicitis; double check with your doctor. Assuming you don't have them, BV treatment alone may be sufficient. Oral metronidazole is the usual treatment for BV, usually more effective than the vaginal gel. ...Read more
I have severe vaginal burning. Been tested for uti, bacterial vaginosis, sti's and have have a pelvic exam. Everything is normal they are saying.
Vaginitis: Most cases are due to infection. Irritant vaginitis can be to allergies to condoms, spermicides, soaps, perfumes, douches, lubricants and semen. It can also be caused by hot tubs, abrasion, tissue, tampons or topical medications. Foreign bodies (most commonly retained tampons or condoms) cause extremely malodorous vaginal discharges. Hormonal deficiency is rare at your age. ...Read more
Is it okay to take metronidazole and diflucan (fluconazole) at the same time because I have bacterial vaginosis and a vaginal yeast infection?
Yes: It is OK to take both.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can the bacteria megasphaera in the vagina be harmful to my baby during delivery? I'm about to be due and don't have bacterial vaginosis
Should be okay: This is a bacteria, as best that I can tell from limited research, that is unique in humans to the vaginal environment and in higher numbers in women who actually have bv. If you do not have BV and are symptom free, then the presence of this bacteria on a routine culture would not prompt treatment. ...Read more
Just finished flagyl to treat bv my vagina is staying very wet with watery discharge. Is that normal after finishing the meds for bacterial vaginosis?
Re-treat?: The amount of vaginal discharge can vary widely, and amount alone doesn't tell much about how your BV is doing. It's probably more important if there is still the strong odor that often occurs in BV. Also, BV sometimes is a reaction to other infections, including STDs; I hope you were checked for gonorrhea, chlamydia, etc. Best to check back with the doctor or clinic treating you. Good luck! ...Read more
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