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Over The Counter Treatment For Bacterial Infection Of The Vagina
If I have a bacterial infection in my vagina can I take something over-the-counter to get rid of the problem like a probiotic or something?
Not likely: Bacterial infection are cured in high percentage with antibiotics. I am not gonna advice you to treat yourself the presumed vaginal infection. Please see your doc and let him find out the problem and treat it. ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Need referral for gyno or infectious disease dr in los angeles area who can cure complicated bacterial infection of vagina/vulva. Suffering 3 months.
Starting taking smz/tmp ds 800-160 to treat a bacterial infection of the vagina. This is day two & I already have whitish discharge. Signs of yeast?
A number of ways: Most common stds are bacterial, so sexual transmission is one way; alternatively, you can have fecal contamination if fecal matter made its way to the vaginal vault. Anything that flushes external material into the vagina, such as douching, could lead to a bacterial infection as well. ...Read more
Anytime you shave you cause micro-cuts in the skin (sometimes large cuts). This breaks down your bodies first defense against infection. Additionally the razor I am sure had bacteria on it which you may have introduced directly into the skin.
Pls see you doc.
Hope this helps. ...Read more
STDs: There are twelve common stds. Each of them have their own signs and symptoms. Which one are you unsure about? ...Read more
Can a bacterial infection of the vagina cause burning/redness of whole vulva, anus, and urethra? Or is this more likely vulvodynia?
Was given medicine for bacterial infection I have in my vagina and I have bloody discharge and I don't know if im pregnant can I be losing a baby?
Probably not: Bacterial vaginosis causes trauma to the cervix and that may be the reason for the brown discharge. In any case, do a pregnancy test and this way you will be sure. ...Read more
I need advice on how to get rid of bacterial infections caused by public toilet and am experiencing fishy smell from my vagina?
See a doctor: You have to see a doctor to get an exam and a proper recommendation for treatment. There is no way around it. ...Read more
I had anal sex for the first time and after he took it out my butt he put it in my vagina. Now I think I have a bacterial infection?
See answer: It is not advisable to have vaginal sex after anal sex because of increased risk of getting either a vaginal or urinary tract infection or more serious infection. If you absolutely must do this, always use condoms - one for the anal, one for the vaginal, as well as having him wash his penis in between. If you are having symptoms, you should see your gyne or md as soon as possible. ...Read more
I have like three bumps/growths around my vagina area and it itches, test results showed no bacterial infection, what could it be?
Bumps/vagina: Please if sexully active, especially if unprotected, ask doc to test for other conditions, ie herpetic. ...Read more
Question unclear: Are you getting these? Or do you just want to prevent the possibility? Stop taking Keflex and this will reduce the risk of candidiasis. Bv is not likely to occur unless some change in the acidity or other environmental changes in your vaginal secretions. Doubt you can prevent this from occurring. ...Read more
Could husband ejaculating inside me be causing bacterial infections in my vagina? I shower, wipe, and only have sex with my husband?
See your doctor: If you continue to have repeat vaginal infections, talk over your history and symptoms with your doctor. Normally, semen should not cause bacterial infections. Make sure that you urinate after sex and do not douche. Douching wipes out all the good bacteria in the vagina and can set you up for infection. Birth control, bladder infections, medications can also cause infections. See your doctor soon. ...Read more
I have been having itchy, kinda hurts when having intercourse then a lil bit of bleeding on vagina what is it? Could I have an bacterial infection?
Bacterial vaginosis: The most common cause is gardnerella vaginalis (although others can be involved). The diagnosis is typically straightforward in the doctor's office. The treatment is with antibiotics, depending on which drugs are effective in your community and your personal drug allergies. A bacterial infection in the vagina can only be treated after a doctor does an exam, and sometimes lab tests. ...Read more
I keep getting bacterial infections in my vagina, what should I do to prevent it? And what medications should I use to clear up the infection?
Acidify & probiotics: Many women struggle with flares of bacterial infections related to times when the ph of the vagina goes up. That is the acidity that is supposed to be at 4. Blood and semen are both about 7. Using a product such as rephresh once after sex and for 3 days after each period can help. At the same time taking probiotics by mouth increases good bacteria in your body including the vagina. Lactobacilli +. ...Read more
Can you be prone to having bacterial infections, I seem to always have discomfort and pain of my vagina every time I am stressed and exams start?
Yes possible: Yu could have added secondary bacterial infection, see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment, you will need antibiotics ...Read more
If I had open wounds from shaving on my vagina, is it possible to get a bacterial infection through your vagina during sexual intercourse.
Not necessarily: If you are referring to having bacterial vaginosis, the answer is probably not. Infection can cause a hostile environment for sperm. Increased mucous, thick mucous, high or low pH and physical barriers to the sperm let along toxicity to the sperm. There are many pregnancies, however in the face of vaginal infections. Good reason to plan pregnancies and get your house in order before attempting. ...Read more
Are there any other conditions that have similar symptoms as a yeast or bacterial infection but affect the outside of the vagina? No typical discharg
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