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How Long Does Vulvar Irritation Associated With Bacterial Vaginosis Last
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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?
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
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
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?
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
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?
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
A man can have symptomatic infection with chlamydia.
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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
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
Hi there. I'm here today because for about the last month I've been having a lot of symptoms that have led me to believe I may have Bacterial Vaginosis. However, I have been treated for chlamydia before and I'm worried if I may have contracted it again. I
I was diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis & prescribed with fluomizin & the last dose will be on the first day of my menstruation, can I still take it?
Yes: Being on your period does not matter. ...Read more
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
I have had bacterial vaginosis off and on for the last year. I have tried both Flagyl and clindomycin. Monogamous relationship--i'm 66. What to do?
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
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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