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Doctor insights on: Primadophilus Reuteri For Bv

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The pass year with reoccurrence BV I ordered natures way primadophilus optima probiotics to take one orally a day can I insert one in vagina? Safe?

The pass year with reoccurrence BV I ordered natures way primadophilus optima probiotics to take one orally a day can I insert one in vagina? Safe?

Most likely yes: Acidophilus ("acid-loving" and "acid-producing") bacteria can potentially return the environment of the vagina to a very acid environment - normally a ph (acidity level) in the vagina is 3.8 (1000x more acid than water). Eating it is an unlikely way to deliver it to the vagina. Putting it directly there is actually the smart way to do it. ...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


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How to cure bv?

How to cure bv?

Decrease acidity.: Semen is loaded with carbs, and the common BV bugs may consume it but lets go for a cure. Decrease the ph in your vagina by using a very dilute vaginal wash of 1 tablespoon of clear vinegar in a quart of water. I do recommend condom use to prevent disease and pregnancy. ...Read more

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How to cure BV?

How to cure BV?

Antibiotics: First you need antibiotics: usually Metronidazole or Clindamycin prescribed by your doctor. Then prevent recurrence by managing your stress and not douching. ...Read more

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Do males get bv?

Do males get bv?

No: Bacterial vaginosis (bv) is a disorder of females and may or may not be related to sexual activity. Having multiple male sexual partners or new sexual partners can increase the risk of having a BV infection. There is a strong association with sexual activity but it is not necessary to produce it. This is due to an imbalance of the bacteria in a womans vagina. It can be chronic and hard to treat. ...Read more

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How do u get bv?

How do u get bv?

Causes:: Altered bacterial environment in vagina via:
good lactobacilli are killed off by antibiotics, douching, hormone changes such as menopause or going off the birth control pill.

Risk increases with: multiple sex partners (though can get BV & have never had sex), possibly a link between BV and stress, cigarette smoking, use of an iud.

Recurrent infections are common. ...Read more

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Can BV be cured?

Can BV be cured?

Yes: Bv (bacterial vaginosis) can be cured. One can have a resistant case and require further evaluation and treatment and one can get re-infected. It can be cured, however. ...Read more

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Can u take it for bv?

Can u take it for bv?

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How is BV best treated?

How is BV best treated?

Various: An antibiotic, usually Metronidazole or Clindamycin either oraly or vaginally for 5-7 days. ...Read more

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What exactly causes bv?

What exactly causes bv?

Altered environment: A healthy vagina normally has many species of bacteria, mostly lactobacilli. Lactobacilli are useful bacteria, as they make Lactic Acid & peroxide which keep the vagina at a slightly acidic ph (protects against infection). A change in normal bacteria, including reduction of lactobacilli, may be due antibiotics or ph imbalance, allows a mix of more resistant bacteria to grow--causing bv. ...Read more

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Can BV cure on its own?

Can BV cure on its own?

BV spontaneous cure?: I would assume that if a woman had a very few numbers of BV in her vagina (which are there in small amounts), that they are already held in check by the good bacteria, and the woman wouldn't have any symptoms. Once she has significant numbers of the bacteria, she'll have symptoms and thus need rx treatment. ...Read more

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What causes BV to occur?

What causes BV to occur?

BV causes: Bv occurs when the ph of the vagina is out of normal range and/or when the balance of bacteria is changed. This can occur due to antibiotic use, douching, use of scented soaps/ shower gels. ...Read more

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Can BV make sex painful?

Can BV make sex painful?

Yes: It has that potential, particularly if it goes untreated and allowed to become more severe. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting bv?

BV reasons listed: 1). Poor vaginal hygiene with the use of harsh soaps, douches, feminine deodorant products, and malodorous clothing/underwear or tight jeans.
2). Misdiagnosis and/or incomplete or inappropriate Rx dosing.
2). Failure to cleans dildos, sex toys, and worse, live male multiple partners.
4). A undiagnosed STD.
The vagina is really self cleansing like an oven if the pH is restored properly. ...Read more

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What are the causes of bv?

What are the causes of bv?

Vaginal Bacteria: Bacterial vaginosis (bv) is the most common cause of vaginitis in women after puberty. The infection usually results from an overgrowth of a variety of organisms found in the vagina, like gardnerella, genital mycoplasmas or other anaerobic bacteria. It is not an std.

It is best to see your doctor for evaluation to make the correct diagnosis and provide treatment with the appropriate antibiotic. ...Read more

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What are the causes of bv?

What are the causes of bv?

Bacterial vaginosis…: Occurs when the normal balance of "good" bacteria in the vagina is disrupted and replaced by an overgrowth of "bad" bacteria (which are there, but in fewer numbers). Actual cause is poorly understood: may be link to multiple partners, douching, failure to complete meds given for previous episode. Bv increases risk for other std's & pid. ...Read more

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How can I quickly cure bv?

Antibiotics either: Oral or vaginal, please see your gyn for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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How to naturally treat bv?

If u really have: Bv u need vaginal or oral antibiotics, there is no natural treatment, u can get on acidolphilus or probiotics which help prevent infections and can make them less severe when u get them. ...Read more

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How is BV typically treated?

How is BV typically treated?

Usually antibiotics: Most of the time BV istreated with a short course of either oral or transvaginal antibiotics. ...Read more

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Do the OTC BV products work?

No: Bv needs to be treated with prescription antibiotics. See your doctor because other infections have similar symptoms to bv. ...Read more

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How do I know if I've got bv?

How do I know if I've got bv?

See below: Usually BV or bacterial vaginosis presents with vaginal discharge that is watery and has more of an odor. There is usually some amount of vaginal irritation and some people describe a burning sensation. While itching can happen it is not usually the most prominent symptom. It would be best to see you doctor for a culture to confirm. ...Read more

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Can cephelexin help treat bv?

Yes, it can: But it is not the drug of choice. Commonly used drugs tot treat bacterial vaginosis are Flagyl and Clindamycin.
Side note: BV is not considered std, however, having bacterial vaginosis makes it easier for the person to be infected with HIV if your sexual partner has hiv. ...Read more

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How do you treat a man for bv?

How do you treat a man for bv?

Not generally at all: Several studies have looked for any benefit to treating male sexual partners while treating women for bacterial vaginosis. However, none of these studies have shown any benefit to doing so. As a result, men are generally not treated when they female partners have bv. ...Read more

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Could BV cause health problems?

Could BV cause health problems?

Yes: Untreated BV can lead to infection in the uterus. ...Read more

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WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO TREAT BV?

Rx medication: The best way is a Rx medication specific for BV. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the signs of bv?

Can you tell me the signs of bv?

Fishy odor: Bacterial vaginosis is a very common non sexually transmitted infection caused by an overgrowth of bacterial normally present in the vagina in small numbers. It causes a fishy odor especially if there is blood or semen present. It causes vaginal discharge and an elevated ph. ...Read more

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Can my husband be tested for bv?

No test for men: BV occurrs more in women who have more sex, but BV has never been shown to be sexually transmitted. BV in men is not yet considered a treatable or testable condition, nor can they be a "carrier". Women who get a lot of recurrent BV should make serial visits to her GYN who can try therapies of increasing strength and duration that will rebalance the vaginal flora, and keep it balanced over time. ...Read more

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Can a virgin get bv? If so, how?

Can a virgin get bv? If so, how?

You could: This is not considered to be an std, but douching, recent antibiotics, and other things could cause this. ...Read more

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What can one take for chronic bv?

You need a proper: Workup for my pts in boca raton, fl, I do a culture that can check for as many bacteria as I want on one culture as the exact cause of your BV may not be getting diagnosed and would also do an ultrasound to make sure discharge is not coming form the endometrium (chronic endometritis) and u may need an in office hysteroscopy and endo bx and u should be taking a good multi vit and acidolphilus pill. ...Read more

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How do I know for sure I have bv?

How do I know for sure I have bv?

Doctor exam: Your doctor can examine you and evaluate a sample of fluid from the vagina for examination under the microscope. This is a simple test in the office. ...Read more