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Recurrent Bacterial Vaginosis
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
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
I have trouble with recurrent bacterial vaginosis. Lately it is worse. I treat with clinidimycin cream vaginally. Is there a better oral treatment?
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?
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
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
Have any of you doctors hard of using boric acid suppositories to cure bacterial vaginosis? I have recurrent BV & i read about boric acid being good.
Boric acid: Yes, boric acid suppositories can be used effectively for bacterial vaginosis. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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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