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What are std`s and what are the symptoms of bacterial vaginosis?

What are  std`s and what are the symptoms of 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. ...Read more

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Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...Read more


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How do u get bacterial vaginosis?

How do u get bacterial vaginosis?

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. ...Read more

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How do I treat bacterial vaginosis?

How do I treat bacterial vaginosis?

Bacterial vaginosis: Avoid Douching !!! Bacterial vaginosis is treated with metronidazole or clindamycin. ...Read more

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How can u control bacterial vaginosis?

How can u control bacterial vaginosis?

Difficult issue...: Metrnonidazole by mouth is almost always effective in improving symptoms in the short run, but recurrence is common. Avoiding sex or consistent condom use is helpful. Female (lesbian) partners must be treated. Sometimes brief treatment (e.g. 2-5 days) once a month with metronidazole by mouth or vaginally (MetroGel) is helpful. Never douche, which can cause BV and makes it harder to treat. ...Read more

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How can you treat bacterial vaginosis?

How can you treat bacterial vaginosis?

Antibiotics: Bv can be treated by either the oral version of a drug called Metronidazole or there is a vaginal suppository version of this same medication. One caution with this medication is that it cannot be mixed with alcohol or it can cause severe nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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How can you diagnose bacterial vaginosis?

How can you diagnose bacterial vaginosis?

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. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting bacterial vaginosis?

Why do I keep getting bacterial vaginosis?

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. ...Read more

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Can scented pads cause bacterial vaginosis?

Can scented pads cause bacterial vaginosis?

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. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting bacterial vaginosis ?

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. ...Read more

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Can you explain what bacterial vaginosis is?

Can you explain what bacterial vaginosis is?

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. ...Read more

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What are the core symptoms of bacterial vaginosis?

What are the core symptoms of bacterial vaginosis?

Discharge, odor: Bacterial vaginitis can cause vaginal irritation, discharge, and a foul, fishy odor. See your gyn for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What are good home remediesfor bacterial vaginosis?

What are good home remediesfor bacterial vaginosis?

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. ...Read more

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How do I know if i've contracted bacterial vaginosis?

How do I know if i've contracted bacterial vaginosis?

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. ...Read more

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What can I do for bacterial vaginosis that is reoccuring?

What can I do for bacterial vaginosis that is reoccuring?

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. ...Read more

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What is bacterial vaginosis and could men get it as well?

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. ...Read more

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Could dr s misdiagnose chlamydydia for bacterial vaginosis?

Could dr s misdiagnose chlamydydia for bacterial vaginosis?

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. ...Read more

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I believe I have bacterial vaginosis, I've had it before . ?

Using this site: You get the most from this site when you provide historical information and ask a specific question related to those signs and symptoms. This public site offers medical information, but not diagnosis & treatment. If you have a specific question, you are welcome to start over. Questions are not linked & go out at random to site reviewers. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have bacterial vaginosis or something else?

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. ...Read more

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What are some or all of the symptoms of bacterial vaginosis bv?

What are some or all of the symptoms of bacterial vaginosis bv?

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. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bacterial vaginosis that can be cured ?

What are the symptoms of bacterial vaginosis that can be cured ?

Vaginosis: Treatment will eliminate the discharge, bad odor, pain on intercourse, vaginal bleeding that may occur. ...Read more

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How can I prevent bacterial vaginosis?

How can I prevent bacterial vaginosis?

Take an antibiotic : Takking an antibiotic each time you have sexual relations and review with your physician positions that may reduce this occurance. ...Read more

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Can lubricant cause bacterial vaginosis?

Unlikely: Bacterial vaginosis is a disease of the vagina caused by bacteria. Risks for BV include douching and having new or multiple sex partners, although it is not clear what role sexual activity plays. Bv is caused by an imbalance of naturally occurring bacterial flora and is often confused with yeast infection or with trichomoniasis. ...Read more

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Can bacterial vaginosis discharge be brownish?

Bacterial Vaginosis : Can present with a yellowish cloudy, white or gray discharge which has a fish-like odor. There could be a brownish tinge if there is some old blood mixed in. If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/swelling then it is best to see your gynecologist for evaluation ; accurate assessment. ...Read more

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Could bacterial vaginosis cause you to be tired?

Could bacterial vaginosis cause you to be tired?

Vaginal odor: Bacterial Vaginosis is the most common vaginal infection It is due to an overgrowth of a normal vaginal bacteria named Gardnarella .
It causes vaginal irritation, dischare and a fishy odor. It does not cause you to be tired
You must be tested in a doctor's office and treated with antibiotics to cure. It can be a repetitive infection. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of bacterial vaginosis (bv)?

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. ...Read more

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How to know if I have bacterial vaginosis, it doesn't smell?

Bacterial vaginosis: BV can cause an off-white vaginal discharge with a fishy odor. Alternatively, it can cause a discharge without much odor, or it can cause no symptoms whatsoever. To know whether you have it, you would need to see your doctor for a vaginal swab of the discharge for lab analysis. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bacterial vaginosis and trichomonas togther?

Several: Itching, vaginal discharge, and often, a foul fishy odor are all typical symptoms of bacterial vaginitis. Trichomonas can also cause itching and vaginal discharge. ...Read more

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What is your opinion on using tindamax (tinidazole) for bacterial vaginosis?

What is your opinion on using tindamax (tinidazole) for bacterial vaginosis?

Old drug: Tinidazole is a relative of metronidazole, used outside the us for decades; it has recently come to light as a treatment for more refractory trichomonas infection. For bacterial vaginosis, however, you would expect the response rates to be the same. I anticipate more research in this area. It is not currently fda approved for bacterial vaginosis. ...Read more

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Can a pap detect bacterial vaginosis?

Can a pap detect bacterial vaginosis?

Pap for cervical Ca: Pap smear is a test to detect for abnormal cells on your cervix that may be indicative of cervical cancer.

To test for bv, you'd need a culture. It can all be done at the same time, just require different tools. ...Read more

Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
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Bacterial Infection Of The Vagina (Definition)

A condition where the inside of the vagina is infected with an overgrowth of bacteria, causing an unpleasant odor, ...Read more