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Klebsiella Pneumoniae And Bacterial Vaginosis
Multiple: Std's or sexually transmitted diseases, are diseases transmitted through sexual contact. Examples are gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, hiv, hepatitis c, genital warts, and genital herpes. Bacterial vaginosis is a condition caused by an overabundance of anaerobic bacteria in the vagina. Symptoms can include a watery, foul or fishy smelling discharge and/or vaginal irritation.
Imbalance of flora: 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. Sexual contact with new and multiple male and female partners was associated with an increased risk of BV.See 2 more doctor answers
By a check up: Bacterial vaginosis is one of the common vaginal infections women get. Symptoms include vaginal irritation, a grey discharge and a fishy odor. The ways to diagnose this includes a wet mount - looking at the discharge under a microscope, checking the ph and checking for odor when KOH is added. Another test is a dna test and a third way is by culture. These are done during an exam.
Alternative Treatmnt: 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.See 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely: BV may be caused by alterations in the acid content of the vagina and the growth of bacteria in the vagina because of these changes, although there is debate about this, and experts are not sure why bacteria in the vagina get out of balance. Scented pads are not likely to be causing this.
Perils of the Vagina: Some people just get recurrences of things, like UTIs or shitty boyfriends. But in your case it could be due to a re-infection or failure of the drugs used to treat it. A longer course of therapy and use of the vaginal gels may help eradicate those bugs. Some asdvocate chronic recurrent therapy. Discuss this with your doc. By the way the name should be Vaginal Bacteriosis. Bacteria don't have vaginas.
Infection in vagina: Bv refers to bacterial infection in the vagina: gardnerella vaginalis, mobiluncus, bacteroides, and mycoplasma are the usual organism involved. Risk factors for developing BV are douching and multiple sexual partners. It is easily diagnosed and treated by your physician. Please consult your doc, as there maybe std involved. Good luck.See 2 more doctor answers
Here is one: Anecdotal evidence has promoted apple cider vinegar douches for vaginal health. The general rule is 1 teaspoon vinegar to 2 cups water used as a douche. A stronger mixture may "burn" the vagina so dilution is important. Vinegar is a weak acid & helps reset the vaginal ph back to 4.0 where it belongs. Plain yogurt douches may help as well with no need to dilute yogurt.
Malodorous: The most common symptom is a"fishy" malodorous vaginal discharge, and the gyn md can do testing to find out in the office during your exam.
No douching: Recurrent BV infections occur when the normal bacteria that live in the vagina aren't present, so the BV bacteria can cause an infection. Don't douche, as that decreases normal bacteria. Treat the infection with an antibiotic such as metrogel. Between infections try to normalize the vaginal environment with yeast arrest every day for 4-6 wks.See 1 more doctor answer
Women only: Bacterial vaginosis (bv) is characterized by disruption of the normal vaginal flora. Present in about 29% of us women of reproductive age, BV is one of the most common causes of vaginal symptoms.1, 2 in addition to symptomatic irritation and a potentially increased risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, BV is associated with a variety of adverse reproductive health outcomes.
Chlamydia vs. BV: I would have to say this would be highly unlikely, providing that the doctor sent urine and/or vaginal swabs for lab analysis. If no testing was done, it's possible that the doctor could misdiagnose.
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Bacterial vaginosis: "Approximately 50 to 75 percent of women with BV have no symptoms. Those with symptoms often note an unpleasant, "fishy smelling" vaginal discharge that is more noticeable after sexual intercourse. Vaginal discharge that is off-white and thin may also be present. Some patients have itching. Pain during urination or sex, redness, and swelling are not typical." See dr to know.
Odor, discharge: A "fishy" odor is the single most diagnostic symptom of bv, usually accompanied by a thin greyish white discharge. It does not usually cause itching or irritation. It may be more noticeable after sex. Many women have BV but have no symptoms at all.
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