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Doctor insights on: Pathophysiology Of Bacterial Vaginosis

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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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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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I keep getting bacterial vaginosis?

I keep getting bacterial vaginosis?

Bacterial vaginosis: Do you douche? If yes, stop. Have you been treated for it? Treatment options include metronidazole and clindamycin. Relapse treatment: prolonged course of oral or vaginal metronidazole ...Read more

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How is bacterial vaginosis diagnosed?

How is bacterial vaginosis diagnosed?

History and exam: Bv is a vaginal infection related to 'anaerobic bacteria'. It is associated with a vaginal discharge, possible burning and an odor. Your doctor can easily diagnose this with an exam, measurement of vaginal ph (which is elevated) and culture. This is easily treated! ...Read more

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How can bacterial vaginosis be treated?

Bacterial vaginosis: Bacterial vaginosis can be treated with metronidazole or clindamycin. ...Read more

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How to know what is bacterial vaginosis?

How to know what is bacterial vaginosis?

Infection: Basically, it's an overgrowth of certain normal bacteria that inhabit the vaginal cavity. This can happen for a variety of reasons. Gyn doctor should be able to do basic office testing (e.g. Wet mount) or there are other "send out" tests that can be done. Of course, a thorough history (e.g. Malodorous vaginal discharge, itching, irritation, etc...) and physical exam are the basics in diagnosing. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of bacterial vaginosis?

What are symptoms of bacterial vaginosis?

Discharge: Vaginal discharge, occasionally malodorus, itching or discomfort in the vagina are the most frequent symptoms. Oftentimes, it goes unnoticed for a woman, though. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of bacterial vaginosis?

Bacterial vaginosis: This condition is characterized by vaginal discharge that is thin and grayish white, has a foul-smelling "fishy" vaginal odor, especially after sexual intercourse. There may also be vaginal itching and burning during urination. ...Read more

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Whats a natural way to keep bacterial vaginosis gone?

Whats a natural way to keep bacterial vaginosis gone?

Several: Avoid tampons, avoid douches and in certain cases keeping your weight under control. Do not use antibiotics unless absolutely necessary. Try using condoms even if you are on birth control. ...Read more

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What are the causes of someone to get bacterial vaginosis?

What are the causes of someone to get bacterial vaginosis?

A pH change: Bv is caused when the normal vaginal ph is disturbed, outside of its normal range.(can happen due to menstrual bleeding, dietary changes, stress, antibiotic use). Too high of an increase in the ph can results in bv., which is an overproliferation of one form of normal vaginal bacteria, but too many causes odor, irritation, frothy discharge, and sometimes pain with intercourse. ...Read more

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What causes bacterial vaginosis and what are the symptoms?

What causes bacterial vaginosis and what are the symptoms?

Vaginosis: As the name implies, vaginosis is caused by bacteria. Symptoms include a discharge, pain and foul odor ...Read more

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Should my partner need to be treated if I have bacterial vaginosis?

Should my partner need to be treated if I have bacterial vaginosis?

No, unless chronic.: Bacterial vaginosis is not a sexually transmitted infection. That means if you have bacterial vaginosis, you will not pass it to your sexual partner. However, recurrent bacterial vaginosis infections may require that you be cultured for chlamydia and if positive your boyfirend may also need treatment. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could dr misdiagnose chlamydydia for bacterial vaginosis?

Please tell me, could dr misdiagnose chlamydydia for bacterial vaginosis?

Chlamydia: No. Drs diagnose chlamydia from laboratory tests not by visual inspection alone. I will assume that for a dr. To be that specific they may have had a lab test and if positive for chlamydia then it is chlamydia. False negative tests are usually not common and even if you think so it is better to be treated than not. Chlamydia can occur in conjunction with other organisms i.E bacterial vaginosis etc. ...Read more

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Is bacterial vaginosis contagious ?

Is bacterial vaginosis contagious ?

Transmission of BV: Excellent question -- without a clear answer. BV acts like an STD (more common in people with STDs or at risk) but treating male sex partners doesn't prevent recurrence. However, condoms may help prevent new episodes. BV is definitely transmitted sexually in lesbians who share vaginal fluids via fingers, sex toys, etc. It definitely is not contagious by nonsexual contact, e.g. shared bathroom. ...Read more

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How to treat my bacterial vaginosis?

How to treat my bacterial vaginosis?

See your doctor: Bv is highly treatable with certain prescription antibiotics. There is not much to do over the counter. ...Read more

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Does clorox cure bacterial vaginosis?

Does clorox cure bacterial vaginosis?

Bad idea: Clorox is for clothes, not human bodies, and especially not delicate mucous membranes like those in the vagina! ...Read more

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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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Is there a cure for bacterial vaginosis?

Is there a cure for bacterial vaginosis?

Bacterial vaginosis: Yes, there are rx cures for it. Go see your primary care doctor or gynecologist. ...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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