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I had a pelvic ultrasound and many other tests done yesterday at the hospital.. The doctors examined me and said it's Severe Bacterial Vaginosis. ?

I had a pelvic ultrasound and many other tests done yesterday at the hospital.. The doctors examined me and said it's Severe Bacterial Vaginosis. ?

Vaginal Infection: Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) is basically an overgrowth of bacteria in the vagina--it can usually have a 'fishy ' odor and possibly a milky discharge. Antibiotics are the treatment. BV is not diagnosed with ultrasound so I am not sure why that was done. ...Read more

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Can severe bacterial vaginosis prevent pregnancy? I've had it for almost a year. No period. Just now treating it finally. No matter what, no pregnancy

Can severe bacterial vaginosis prevent pregnancy? I've had it for almost a year. No period. Just now treating it finally. No matter what, no pregnancy

Yes: A study in 2009 reported that BV can in fact affect fertility in women. Pregnancy rates increased after appropriate treatment of this very common vaginal infection. However, absence of menses also may be playing a role. ...Read more

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Can a severe form of bacterial vaginosis cause stomach bloating and pain?

Can a severe form of bacterial vaginosis cause stomach bloating and pain?

Yes, not regularly: GI symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, upper abdominal dyscomfor and abdominal bloating including diarrhea or constipation are usually common in any form of pelvic infection such as STD, UTI, pyelonephritis and enddometriosis. However, these are not the primary or most common symptoms. After treatment if GI symptoms persist consider alternative diagnosis like GERD, PUD & hepatobiliary abnormalities ...Read more

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I also have high white blood cell count in my blood. Can a severe form of bacterial vaginosis cause this since I was diagnosed yesterday at the ER?

Typically no: Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a more localized infection of the vagina and typically does not cause more systemic symptoms like fever chills or an elevation in your white blood cell count. You should see your doctor though if you continue to feel not well. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with a severe form of bacterial vaginosis. Can it cause abdominal pain and pressure since my vagina has inflammation?

I was diagnosed with a severe form of bacterial vaginosis. Can it cause abdominal pain and pressure since my vagina has inflammation?

Sometimes: What medications are you taking? Clindamycin or Flagyl usually take care of this problem nicely. Both of these drugs are also available in cream form to be used vaginally. In rare cases, certain bacteria called "anaerobes," bacteria that survive in low levels of oxygen, can move up the reproductive tract and cause a pelvic infection. If you are not better in a few days to a week see your gyn. ...Read more

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I had my pap smear last june 13 , the result is benign smear with severe inflammation and reparative changes bacterial vaginosis.What does this mean?

What it says: You should go and discuss this at length with the gynecologist who did the pap. Severe inflammation may be due to several causes. Changes that show tissue repair are the body's response to the inflammation and this may be due to the bacterial vaginosis or to other causes like hpv (although not necessarily the type that predisposes to cancer. Go back and see your doctor and ask these questions. ...Read more

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I have severe vaginal burning. Been tested for uti, bacterial vaginosis, sti's and have have a pelvic exam. Everything is normal they are saying.

I have severe vaginal burning. Been tested for uti, bacterial vaginosis, sti's and have have a pelvic exam. Everything is normal they are saying.

Vaginitis: Most cases are due to infection. Irritant vaginitis can be to allergies to condoms, spermicides, soaps, perfumes, douches, lubricants and semen. It can also be caused by hot tubs, abrasion, tissue, tampons or topical medications. Foreign bodies (most commonly retained tampons or condoms) cause extremely malodorous vaginal discharges. Hormonal deficiency is rare at your age. ...Read more

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Bacterial Infection Of The Vagina (Definition)

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