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I have vaginal discharge with no odor. I just treated myself for bacterial vaginosis, everything seemed fine until I noticed heave discharge.

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

Vaginal Odor (Definition)

Vaginal discharge that suddenly differs in color, odor, or consistency, or significantly increases or decreases in amount, may indicate an underlying ...Read more


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Can bacterial vaginosis cause prolonged vaginal bleeding for over 1 month?

Can bacterial vaginosis cause prolonged vaginal bleeding for over 1 month?

Does not cause bleed: Should look for other causes. Bacterial vaginitis does not cause bleeding, and further evaluation for other causes are recommended. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Vaginal odor: Vaginal odor is typically caused by an elevated vaginal pH. Most common causes are bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis, retained tampons, old blood from menses and other infections. Your specific cause would have to be determined by the doctor doing your exam and tests. ...Read more

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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

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

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Can a vaginal allergic reaction cause bacterial vaginosis?

Can a vaginal allergic reaction cause bacterial vaginosis?

No: One is an infection, the other an allergic reaction. Theoretically, one may conjecture that an inflamed vaginal mucosa from an allergic reaction renders it more prone to infection but in practice this is not what happens ...Read more

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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)

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)

Absolutely: Bv is not dangerous to your baby during delivery and the yeast can be quickly suppressed so that even though it is not particularly dangerous to the baby it will be eradicated before you deliver. Good luck and have a great baby. ...Read more

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Is it true that heavy vaginal discharge the same as bacterial vaginosis?

Is it true that heavy vaginal discharge the same as bacterial vaginosis?

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

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Can early sex experiences cause vaginal itchiness or what they call bacterial vaginosis?

Can early sex experiences cause vaginal itchiness or what they call bacterial vaginosis?

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

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What medication would be ideal to use to cure vaginal infections? Specifically bacterial vaginosis?

What medication would be ideal to use to cure vaginal infections? Specifically bacterial vaginosis?

See answer: 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

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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 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

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Is bacterial vaginosis an immune problem or a vaginal problem?

Is bacterial vaginosis an immune problem or a vaginal problem?

BV: Although autoimmune conditions may alter the acidity levels within the vagina that would be a rare manner to develop this condition which is primarily a vaginal disorder with growth of unwanted organisms in the vaginal vault. ...Read more

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Can bacterial vaginosis or other vaginal infections kill you if left untreated?

Can bacterial vaginosis or other vaginal infections kill you if left untreated?

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

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Can bacterial vaginosis present external vaginal symptoms only such as redness/irritation/rash?

Can bacterial vaginosis present external vaginal symptoms only such as redness/irritation/rash?

Not usually: But a yeast infection certainly can or hypersensitivity reaction to scented, colored toilet paper, soap, detergent, etc. ...Read more

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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?

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

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"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?

Antibiotics required: 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

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Can clotrimazole vaginal cream treat bacterial vaginosis bv?

No.: Is is not antibacterial or protazoal. It is an antifungal agent to treat fungal/yeast infections. ...Read more

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What is the difference between bacterial vaginosis and a vaginal yeast infection?

Different organisms: Bacterial vaginosis is caused by bacteria. A yeast infection is caused by fungi. Bacteria and fungi are different organisms. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I am diagnosed with vaginal yeast infection. Do I have a bacterial vaginosis also?

No: Yeast is a different infection, u can have both sometimes but they are not the same and the treatments are differnent. ...Read more

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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

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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

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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

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

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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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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