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Redness and irritation of vulva, gram stain negative for yeast and "not consistent w/ bacterial vaginosis" given rx for lotrimin (clotrimazole) but no relief!

Redness and irritation of vulva, gram stain negative for yeast and "not consistent w/ bacterial vaginosis" given rx for lotrimin (clotrimazole) but no relief!

Redness: Redness and irritation of the vulva are not always infectious in origin. This can also be caused by chemicals such as dyes, perfumes, deodorants, etc. In products u use in the area like soaps, detergents used on ur underwear, toilet paper, feminine hygiene sprays, pads, etc. U need to be a detective and look at anything different you are using that you weren't before this and use only hypoallergenic prod ...Read more

Dr. Tyra Harris
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Vaginal Irritation (Definition)

Vaginal irritation usually parallel to complaint of discomfort and dryness and not normal sensation around vaginal area during one's men cycle or anytime self subjective feelings, not to a degree of pain and possibly secondary to discharge and hygiene related. If you have other complaints as well for sometime then you need to see ...Read more


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Can you still have saline ultrasound with bacterial vaginosis? I think I might have an infection or just minor irritation.

Can you still have saline ultrasound with bacterial vaginosis? I think I might have an infection or just minor irritation.

Yes,: If that is in fact what is going on. Talk to your doctor about your concerns, if there is a more extensive infection, it might not be indicated. ...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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Strong pressure to pee often, no burning. Irritation in vagina. Is this bacterial vaginosis?

Strong pressure to pee often, no burning. Irritation in vagina. Is this bacterial vaginosis?

BV: The typical symptoms of bacterial vaginosis (bv) are discharge, vaginal odor and occasionally some mild vaginal itching. The symptoms you describe could be BV bit could also be a bladder infection or vaginal yeast infection. ...Read more

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I went to the doctor in november and found out I have bacterial vaginosis. I have been on pills twice and a cream once how long will this last?

I went to the doctor in november and found out I have bacterial vaginosis. I have been on pills twice and a cream once how long will this last?

It should have been: Gone months ago, please see your gyn or another gyn forvaginal cultures for many different bacteria as you may have a less common type, and an ultrasound to make sure you do not have a problem with the endometrium that could be causing it. ...Read more

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Dx'ed with bacterial vaginosis. Not sure how long I've had it. How likely is it to cause infertility?

Dx'ed with bacterial vaginosis. Not sure how long I've had it. How likely is it to cause infertility?

Unlikely: While theoretically possible, I've never heard of bacterial vaginosis causing infertility. It's very common, so if it did cause infertility, that would be a lot of women affected. Sometimes it can go undiagnosed for a long time. So long as you've treated it now, though, you should be fine. ...Read more

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I keep getting bacterial vaginosis, it hasn't even been long and I have it agian. I don't really have an oder it's just yeast that keeps reoccurring?

I keep getting bacterial vaginosis, it hasn't even been long and I have it agian. I don't really have an oder it's just yeast that keeps reoccurring?

Yeast infection: Yeast infection and bacterial vaginosis are two completely different conditions. You need to see your gynecologist and get this worked out. Your sexual partner may also need to be treated. ...Read more

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How long do I need to wait before having sex after taking fluconazole for bacterial vaginosis? What do you suggest?

How long do I need to wait before having sex after taking fluconazole for bacterial vaginosis? What do you suggest?

BV or yeast?: Fluconazole is used for yeast infections and does not treat bacterial vaginosis; BV usually is treated with metronidazole by mouth. Whichever infection you have and treatment given, it's best to wait until symptoms have cleared up before resuming sex. If sex is otherwise inevitable, for sure use a condom. Sounds like you should recheck with the doctor about your diagnosis and best treatment. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies for bacterial vaginosis? I heard yogurt or tea tree oil works, is rhis true? If so, how do I use them and how long?

Are there any home remedies for bacterial vaginosis? I heard yogurt or tea tree oil works, is rhis true? If so, how do I use them and how long?

See a doctor please: Bacterial vaginosis is easily treated with antibiotics assuming that is really what you have. Please go and see a doctor and do not diagnose and treat yourself. In the long run the potential for harm is much greater than the minimal expenditure in seeing a professional. ...Read more

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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?

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

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My girlfriend has bacterial vaginosis that has not been treated. Every time we have sex, I develop a uti that last about one day. Is it due to the BV?

My girlfriend has bacterial vaginosis that has not been treated. Every time we have sex, I develop a uti that last about one day. Is it due to the BV?

Test & Treat: Studies show that when one STD is present, others may be as well. You and your partner should abstain, get full STI testing, and get treated and abstain until treatment is completed. Full STD panel includes Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Syphilis, Hepatitis B, (+C if drugs/male/male sex/risky encounters) and HIV. Stay calm and get tested and treated. Advise all partners to get tested/treated ...Read more

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How long does it take for metrogel for bv (bacterial vaginosis) to be completely out of your body? I just finished the 5-day treatment, when will the discharge go away?

How long does it take for metrogel for bv (bacterial vaginosis) to be completely out of your body? I just finished the 5-day treatment, when will the discharge go away?

A couple of days: When taking metrogel, a vaginal antibiotic to treat bacterial vaginosis, it commonly causes an odd discharge from the vagina. This is normal. It typically takes 2-3 days after finishing the Metrogel for the odd discharge to go away. ...Read more

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It's turns out it isn't what he got told it's chlamydia. I got results today from swabs I had last week. And I have bacterial vaginosis. Could my partner of had chlamydia before we got together (20 months ago) and not known. If had a few sets of swabs don

It's turns out it isn't what he got told it's chlamydia. I got results today from swabs I had last week. And I have bacterial vaginosis. Could my partner of had chlamydia before we got together (20 months ago) and not known. If had a few sets of swabs don

Unclear question: A man can have symptomatic infection with chlamydia.
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How long should I let bacterial vaginosis go before taking an antibiotic?

How long should I let bacterial vaginosis go before taking an antibiotic?

Why wait??: Bv is a synergistic infection involving gardnerella and a number of other bacteria. It is treated with Metronidazole oral or intravaginal treatment. Tinidazole and Clindamycin are alternatives. Oral and intravaginal probiotics containing lactobacilli can help. If you have this condition I see no advantage in delaying treatment. ...Read more

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I had my pap smear last june 13, the result is benign smear with severe inflammation and reparative changes bacterial vaginosis. What does this mean?

What it says: You should go and discuss this at length with the gynecologist who did the pap. Severe inflammation may be due to several causes. Changes that show tissue repair are the body's response to the inflammation and this may be due to the bacterial vaginosis or to other causes like hpv (although not necessarily the type that predisposes to cancer. Go back and see your doctor and ask these questions. ...Read more

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How long does it take bacterial vaginosis to spread to uterus? How would I know it had spread

How long does it take bacterial vaginosis to spread to uterus? How would I know it had spread

Endometritis: There is no set time for vaginosis to spread to the uterus. When the uterus is infected, fever, lower abdominal pain and worsening discharge are common symptoms. ...Read more

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I'm coming off of depo, last month I bled but only when whiped mostly brown, now this month again, but even more and still brown/red. I did have bacterial vaginosis last month. Is my period back or?

I'm coming off of depo, last month I bled but only when whiped mostly brown, now this month again, but even more and still brown/red. I did have bacterial vaginosis last month. Is my period back or?

DEPO SHOT: Amenorrhea can occur with Depo-Provera shot for several months with brownish d/g. Mens. Is bleeding for few days. Since you have vaginitis before abnormal d/g can be DX by your gyne. ...Read more

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Is this bacterial vaginosis? I've never done this before but this has been bothering me the last few days and I need help. I just started my period and use tampons. The past days though, I've felt my undies become wet along with my pants and when I check

You: You need to be seen and examined, and to have culture swabs taken to find out what type of infection it is. Possibilities include chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, but there are other possibilities as well. Please be seen immediately as these types of infections can cause serious problems. ...Read more

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How long does bacterial vaginosis stay in female body?

How long does bacterial vaginosis stay in female body?

Varies: You asked how long a bacterial vaginosis infection stays in the vagina. If a woman treats the infection, the antibiotics cure the infection in 3-4 days, and the antibiotics work in about 85% of women. Sometimes the infection comes right back and needs to be treated again. If no treatment it may be there for weeks or months. ...Read more

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How long and how often to use echinacea for bacterial vaginosis?

How long and how often to use echinacea for bacterial vaginosis?

Never/never: Bacterial vaginosis is a synergistic infection involving gardnerella vaginalis and a number of other bacteria. It is treated with Metronidazole oral or intravaginal treatment. Tinidazole and Clindamycin are alternatives. Oral and intravaginal probiotics containing lactobacilli can help. Echinacea will have no beneficial effects for bv. ...Read more

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I have bacterial vaginosis and want to insert garlic to cure it. How long do I have to insert it to cure the bv? Please help

I have bacterial vaginosis and want to insert garlic to cure it. How long do I have to insert it to cure the bv? Please help

It won't work: Garlic won't help BV. You need proper antibiotic treatment, usually with metronidazole. See a doctor to confirm diagnosis and get a prescription. Also, BV often occurs because of other STDs, especially at your age (21); you need testing for gonorrhea, chlamydia, and trichomonas. ...Read more

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How long can you have bacterial vaginosis for before it causes preterm labour?

How long can you have bacterial vaginosis for before it causes preterm labour?

Tough to say: Routine screening for and treatment of asymptomatic bacterial vaginosis is not recommended despite some studies showing a benefit in decreasing preterm labor. Treatment of symptomatic bacterial vaginosis is currently recommended mainly to treat bothersome symptoms. This is a controversial subject matter at this time. ...Read more

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I have been treated for bacterial vaginosis twice in the last 3 moths now I have discharge again sept this time it's more white than watery help ne?

Bacterial vaginosis: It seems you have a recurrent BV infection. There are ways to treat you for that, being of course a 100% sure that BV is what you have. There are other infections or conditions that can mimick bv. Talk to your obgyn about it. ...Read more

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I have bacterial vaginosis and take metronidazole 0.75% gel, how long do I have to wait to masterbate?

No strict answer...: Have you symptomatically respond well to applying metronidazole gel? If so, a 2-week period should be sufficient for vaginal mucosal inflammation to "heal" in average healthy women. But, what and how for masturbation may unpredictably induce some irritation in some. More? Seek more counseling locally or contact www. HealthTap. Com/dr-Lin with keycode of RQPWJC. Best wish to health... ...Read more

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How long will it take bacterial vaginosis to go away on its own?

Maybe never: Bacterial vaginosis is overgrowth of mostly normal vaginal bacteria. The cause is unknown, but many cases behave like an STD, and other STDs (gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomonas) often go along with BV. So you need to have a professional check-up. Sometimes BV will clear up on its own, but it could take months, years, or never. Antibiotic treatment is recommended. See your doctor soon. ...Read more

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Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
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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