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Does anyone know about preventing bacterial vaginitis recurrence?

Does anyone know about preventing bacterial vaginitis recurrence?

Recurrent BV: After initial therapy, most women with a history of recurrent BV benefit from suppressive therapy to remain symptom-free. Any patient with more than 3 documented episodes of BV in the previous 12 months should be offered a long-term maintenance regimen consisting of Metronidazole gel. Some studies have shown a decreased recurrence with use of condoms or periods of abstinence. ...Read more

Dr. Kevin Fleishman
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Vaginitis (Definition)

The suffix "itis" means inflammation. The "vagin" portion refers to the vagina, so it is inflammation of the vagina. Usually (almost always) this inflammation is due to infection, and there are several different causes for infections of this ...Read more


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Is it possible to prevent getting trichomonas vaginitis during sex?

Is it possible to prevent getting trichomonas vaginitis during sex?

Condoms: But the best way is to make sure your partner does not have it, it is not normal to get trich from having sex or if you keep getting it form your partner , then your partner is not getting treated or your partner is getting it from someone else. ...Read more

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What food should I stay away from to prevent yeast or bacteria vaginitis?

What food should I stay away from to prevent yeast or bacteria vaginitis?

Vaginitis: If you are trying to avoid yeast infections you must avoid sweets and starches and alcohol (anything that has a lot of sugar/carbs in it) to avoid bacterial vaginitis, it is recommend to start probiotics and work on stress reduction. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I'm almost positive that I have vaginitis because i had unprotected sex. Could that prevent pregnancy?

I'm almost positive that I have vaginitis because i had unprotected sex. Could that prevent pregnancy?

Not likely...: Although vaginitis can cause an alteration to the normal ph and bacteria within the vagina, it is still possible to get pregnant. ...Read more

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I am positive that I have vaginitis , and i had unprotected sex . Could that prevent pregnancy, what to do?

I am positive that I have vaginitis , and i had unprotected sex . Could that prevent pregnancy, what to do?

Not necessarily: The ability of some sperm to survive in spite of some adverse conditions is well documented. It only takes one to do the deed. Home testing is a way to begin checking, with followup as needed. It would also be prudent to get the vaginitis cleared up. ...Read more

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Can lube help to prevent vaginal infections from anal?

A condom will: But the anus was not made for intercourse possible problems u can have , the partner can get a serious infection of the penis urethra, or bladder if using no condom, the recipient can get rectal tears or perforations, or fissues or hemmrh., also it can in some people damage the anal sphincter so u cannot control flatus or stool and the surgery to fix that is very painful. ...Read more

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What are the best foods to eat to help facilitate a normal vaginal pH and prevent yeast/other vaginal infections?

What are the best foods to eat to help facilitate a normal vaginal pH and prevent yeast/other vaginal infections?

Vaginitis: You may be surprised to know that most studies have not shown a link between food and vaginitis. Most important thing is to obtain a complete and thorough evaluation to check for abnormalities which may be causing your symptoms like diabetes. Your md should examine you and perform several tests to assess for abnormal bacteria, yeast, etc. Additionally, they should discuss soaps and other irritants. ...Read more

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Had a diarrhea accident in my pants and now wondering how to prevent possible UTI or vaginal infections. 53 yrs old female in good medical health, post menopausal. Started drinking lots of fluid and cranberry juice. Any other ideas. My doc said wait until

Had a diarrhea accident in my pants and now wondering how to prevent possible UTI or vaginal infections. 53 yrs old female in good medical health, post menopausal. Started drinking lots of fluid and cranberry juice. Any other ideas. My doc said wait until

I : I agree with your doctor. This incident does not necessarily mean you will get a vaginal or urinary tract infection. There is a possibility that harmful bacteria present in the diarrhea did not enter the vaginal or urinary tract. So like your doctor, i agree that you should wait for symptoms to occur. For example a UTI can cause burning with urination, frequency, lower abdominal pain, and even fever. While a vaginal bacteriainfection usually presents with a vaginal discharge with a foul odor and irritation. If any of the above occur please see your doctor. I wish you well. ...Read more

Dr. Timothy Brown
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Vaginal Infections (Definition)

Vaginal infections is a term for any infection affecting the vagina and can be caused by yeast or bacteria, and may be sexually transmitted. They may result in pain, ...Read more