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I Keep Getting Reinfected With Bacterial Vaginosis After Sex With My Boyfriendwhy
Try condoms a while: If bacterial vaginosis keeps returning, a woman may be getting something from her partner. Both persons can examined by a doctor at about the same time, to see if there are other contributing factors. A woman might recover better if she keeps semen out of her vagina for a while, to allow her vagina to naturally self-clean and return to normal. That means using condoms for some weeks. ...Read more
Suddenly every time im sexually active, I get bacterial vaginosis? At one point uti's was a issue, now bacterial vaginosis & it comes only after sex?
Try condoms: Assuming you have been examined and had testing, try using lubricant and using condoms. If all testing negative, try rephresh (over the counter) after each period for few months. ...Read more
I had unprotected sex on the last day of taking metronidazole. What's the cahnges of me being reinfected with bacterial vaginosis?
Vaginosis: It may depend on the status of your partner. He could be the one who is infecting you ...Read more
I have bacterial vaginosis. I kept smelling a fishy smell in my shorts the day after sex. Could my partner tell that it smelled bad during sex?
Possibly: The fishy smell is common with bacterial vaginosis. Intercourse can also cause a similar odor. ...Read more
After sex my cum from my vagina dries up and becomes crusty I also have a really thick white cum why is this? I have had bacterial vaginosis before
Postcoital bleeding over a yr and becoming more frequent, pelvic exam, STD tests, and pap smear all normal, only have bacterial vaginosis, wats wrong?
Cervicitis?: Spotting after sex often means inflammation of the cervix (cervicitis) or cervical ectopy, a common condition on birth control pills or other hormone contraception. It can be gonorrhea or chlamydia, but these would show up on standard STD tests. Sometimes a uterine problem. Keep working with your doctor; it should be possible to find an explanation and perhaps treatment, e.g. cervical cautery. ...Read more
Is not partner depen (penicillamine): Dependant, you can get it if u have no partners, it is a non std vaginal infection. ...Read more
If I have bacterial vaginosis and I have unprotected sex with my bf is he gonna get an infection as well?
Not necessarily: Bacterial vaginosis which is very common in women usually is not spread to the male. However, if you get treated, your symptoms resolve, and then return again after sex with your partner he may be infected in which case you should both be treated at the same time. Before he asks, bacterial vaginosis is not consider a sexually transmitted disease. Virgins get it. ...Read more
Why do I get bacterial vaginosis everytime I have sex? (Got rid of it a few weeks ago, now it's come back) only one sex partner.
Vaginal pH change: Intercourse is obviously providing a change in the vaginal bacterial content. Have your partner wash thoroughly his penis and scrotum prior to intercourse including the area under the foreskin It is where smega accumulates in uncircumsized men which contains bacteria. Make it a part of foreplay in the shower if needed to "elicit his cooperation". ...Read more
I see to always get a yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis is there something wrong with me? Does it come from having sex?
Not from sex: Please see your gyn, but I recommend taking acidolphilus pills and a multi- vitamin everyday which is preventative, a nd you shoudl have a compelte culture to see which bact is causing and yeast and bv (6 diff ones can cause it bv, 4can cause yeast) it could be rom another type of bacteria and you need to make sure your pap smear is normal and u want to avoid heat and humidity, air and dryness. ...Read more
Can be: Bacterial vaginosis is a description for when a 'normal' vaginal flora (bacteria) grows in abnormal proportion and becomes the dominant bacteria in your vagina.... Over the normal dominant bacteria (the good bacteria, lactobaccilli). Many things cause bv, including exposure to different bacteria through multiple sex partners, allergens, toxins, changes in exercise, stress, diet. ...Read more
Bacterial vaginosis: Bacterial vaginosis is usually caused by an overgrowth of a organism called gardenerella. This is usually not sexually transmited. Unless your husband has symptoms, he should not need treatment. ...Read more
Alternative Trtx: Intravaginal boric acid, a 600 mg capsule once nightly for 14 days may be able to help with your problem. This medication is not FDA-approved for this purpose and must be made by a compounding pharmacy. Boric acid can be fatal if swallowed rather than used intravaginally, so be careful around children. Still it's a worthwhile option when all the antibiotics don't work. ...Read more
Difficult: Bacterial vaginosis is a very common vaginal infection in women. It is from bacteria that live normally in the vagina and for unclear reasons, overgrow and cause symptoms. Symptoms include irritation, itching, discharge and fishy odor. Even with proper treatment, recurrences are common. ...Read more
Persistence: Bacterial vaginosis can be chronic and recurrent, but I have never seen a patient who couldn't ultimately be controlled. First, be sure the diagnosis is correct by sending off sensitive testing. Secondly, when controlled, treat with a preventative, like weekly Metrogel or boric acid. Thirdly, try to support the healthy bacteria, lactobacillus, in the vagina with healthy diet and possibly supp. ...Read more
Consort treated?: Is your partner getting treated? If not, he should. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, but you may want to treat your infection anyway. ...Read more
Not very effective: Bacterial vaginosis changes the ph (acidity/alkalinity) of the vagina. It is usually treated with local vaginal prescription creams or suppositories, and oral antibiotics. Otc products can make worse the infection and are not usually very effective. ...Read more
Antibiotics: Most common treatment for BV is going to be a vaginal suppository containing metronidazole. Some doctors prescribe his medication in an oral form. Some doctors might prescribe clindamycin, another antibiotic as well. Consider what may have provoked the infection.... Change in diet, exercise, stress, sex, lubricant, douching, soaps or other environmental allergens. Getting to source is best. ...Read more
It could contribute: To it but it is not an std, if u do not want to get preg I rec seeing a gyn or going to a clinic to get on birth control, and you can potentially catch a lot of bad diseases from unprotected sex like gon, chly, herpes, hiv, so you should be using at least a condom if you are not married and u may have a great boyfriend but many guys your age only are thinking of 1 thing and don't care ifugeta dise. ...Read more
Yes: Yes and yes. See your gyn for treatment. ...Read more
I had bacterial vaginosis about 4 weeks ago and I think I might be pregnant, can you get pregnant while being treated for it?
Yes: You can get pregnant during BV treatment and should use protection. ...Read more
Currently have bacterial vaginosis, I'm on a antibiotic, but can not get the unpleasant odor to go away Is there any wash or anything I can use?
Bacterial vaginosis: could the bacteria be picked up by my partner performing oral sex and then transferred further with kissing? (prediagnosis obviou
Bacterial vaginosis: Women in their reproductive years are most commonly affected by bacterial vaginosis, but any woman can experience the condition. Doctors don't know exactly why bacterial vaginosis develops, but certain activities, such as unprotected sexual intercourse or frequent douching, put you at higher risk of the condition. ...Read more
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