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I keep getting reinfected with bacterial vaginosis after sex with my boyfriend. Why?

I keep getting reinfected with bacterial vaginosis after sex with my boyfriend. Why?

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

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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?

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

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Postcoital bleeding over a yr and becoming more frequent, pelvic exam, STD tests, and pap smear all normal, only have bacterial vaginosis, wats wrong?

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

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Why do you get bacterial vaginosis if you only had one sex partner?

Why do you get bacterial vaginosis if you only had one sex partner?

Is not partner depen (penicillamine): Dependant, you can get it if u have no partners, it is a non std vaginal infection. ...Read more

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If I have bacterial vaginosis and I have unprotected sex with my bf is he gonna get an infection as well?

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

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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.

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

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I see to always get a yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis is there something wrong with me? Does it come from having sex?

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

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Can I get bacterial vaginosis home remedies?

Can I get bacterial vaginosis home remedies?

No, see a gyn: U need antibiotics either vaginal or oral, you can take acidolphilus or pre- biotics to help prevent getting BV but that will not treat bv. ...Read more

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How is bacterial vaginosis transmitted? Is through having multiple sex partners?

How is bacterial vaginosis transmitted? Is through having multiple sex partners?

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

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I've had bacterial vaginosis on and off for a year. Does my husband need to get treated?

I've had bacterial vaginosis on and off for a year. Does my husband need to get treated?

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

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I have bacterial vaginosis. What are the main cause of this? I only have one sex partner

Many: Any condition that changes the balance of flora to be more favorable for bacteria to overgrow may precipitate bacterial vaginosis. Ph changes caused by stress, diet, viral infection can all set you up for bv. ...Read more

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How to get rid if bacterial vaginosis?

How to get rid if bacterial vaginosis?

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

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How can I get rid of bacterial vaginosis?

How can I get rid of bacterial vaginosis?

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

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How can I get rid of recurrent bacterial vaginosis?

How can I get rid of recurrent bacterial vaginosis?

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

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How come after every period I get bacterial vaginosis?

Consort treated?: Is your partner getting treated? If not, he should. ...Read more

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How to get rid of bacterial vaginosis? Is there an OTC method?

How to get rid of bacterial vaginosis? Is there an OTC method?

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

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Can you recommend what to do to get rid of bacterial vaginosis?

Can you recommend what to do to get rid of bacterial vaginosis?

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

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Does having unprotected sex for a month cause bacterial vaginosis?

Does having unprotected sex for a month cause bacterial vaginosis?

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

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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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