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I have recurrent bacterial vaginosis, I have used metradonizole in the past, it clears the odour for a month or so but it returns?

I have recurrent bacterial vaginosis, I have used metradonizole in the past, it clears the odour for a month or so but it returns?

U need vag cultures: And an ultrasound and possibly an endometrial bx to make sure it is not coming from your endometrium, u should get on a multi-vitamin and acidlphilus pills or probiotics as these can help prevent infection, and u need to try to keep that area dry meaning changing sweaty clothes after working out and do not wear tight fitting clothes and u may need a differnet med next time like Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) vaginal. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of recurrent bacterial vaginosis?

How can I get rid of recurrent bacterial vaginosis?

Persistence: Bacterial vaginosis can be chronic and recurrent, but I have never seen a patient who couldn't ultimately be controlled. First, be sure the diagnosis is correct by sending off sensitive testing. Secondly, when controlled, treat with a preventative, like weekly Metrogel or boric acid. Thirdly, try to support the healthy bacteria, lactobacillus, in the vagina with healthy diet and possibly supp. ...Read more

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Have recurrent bacterial vaginosis. Dr. Tx with Flagyl x 2 days. Symptoms go away with this, but returns after almost every menses. Why and what tx?

Have recurrent bacterial vaginosis.  Dr. Tx with Flagyl x 2 days. Symptoms go away with this, but returns after almost every menses. Why and what  tx?

BV: Many doctors will attempt to alter you vaginal ph (level of acidity), but you also may be getting reinfected by the organisms colonizing the skin of your partner's penis. Use of a topical antibiotic on the penis may help. Good luck. ...Read more

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Any treatments for recurrent bacterial vaginosis? I took METRONIDAZOLE 500 MG TABLET two different times and it didn't work. I've had it for a year

Any treatments for recurrent bacterial vaginosis? I took METRONIDAZOLE 500 MG TABLET two different times and it didn't work. I've had it for a year

Find the cause: Before one treats an infection the specific cause or bug needs to be identified. A culture or other testing must be accomplished. Metronidazole does not in any way treat all causes of infection. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have bacterial vaginosis? And can that cause recurrent early miscarriages? What is treatment?

How do I know if I have bacterial vaginosis? And can that cause recurrent early miscarriages? What is treatment?

Get tested: Bacterial vaginosis is an overgrowth of a normal bacteria that lives in the vagina. You are right that can be associated with preterm delivery; i haven't heard it's associated with early miscarriage. You can get tested by your doctor and treatment is vaginal suppository or oral medication. You can also think about what in your environment might cause bv. Sometimes its lubricants, diet, etc. ...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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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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What is bacterial vaginosis?

What is bacterial vaginosis?

Infection: It is a bacterial infection of the vagina that may need treatment when symptomatic ...Read more

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What causes bacterial vaginosis?

What causes bacterial vaginosis?

Unknown, complicated: BV is overgrowth of some vaginal bacteria and undergrowth of others. Most or all the bacteria are entirely normal in the vagina -- it's the change in numbers that's important. Why it happens isn't clear. In some ways, BV behaves like an STD -- uncommon in virgins, more frequent with new or multiple partners. But no known germ comes from male partners, and treating partners doesn't prevent it. ...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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What is bacterial vaginosis like?

What is bacterial vaginosis like?

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: ...Read more

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What leads to bacterial vaginosis?

Unsure: 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. Symptoms include irritation, itching, discharge and fishy odor. Even with proper treatment, recurrences are common. ...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 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 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 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 bacterial vaginosis be treated?

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

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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