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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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If a woman is diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis does the male partner have to be treated as well?can men get BV and pass it back to the female?

If a woman is diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis does the male partner have to be treated as well?can men get BV and pass it back to the female?

BV: Men are almost never symptomatically infected by the organisms usually responsible for BV, but the skin of the penis can become contaminated with these bacteria and then they can be transmitted back to their sexual partner after she has been treated. It would help for the man to use a topical antibacterial substance while their female partner is being treated. ...Read more

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I have bacterial vaginosis..What are the main cause of this? I only have one sex partner

I have bacterial vaginosis..What are the main cause of this?  I only have one sex partner

Many: Any condition that changes the balance of flora to be more favorable for bacteria to overgrow may precipitate bacterial vaginosis. Ph changes caused by stress, diet, viral infection can all set you up for bv. ...Read more

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I just found out I have bacterial vaginosis. I lost my virginity 3 months ago and I've only had one partner. Did my boyfriend give this to me?

I just found out I have bacterial vaginosis. I lost my virginity 3 months ago and I've only had one partner. Did my boyfriend give this to me?

Vaginosis: Bacterial vaginosis/vaginitis is usually caused by a change in the ph of the vagina. This leads to an overgrowth of bacteria that then causes discharge smell and discomfort. It is not considered a sexually transmitted disease ...Read more

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I'm here today because for about the past month I've been experiencing symptoms that have led me to believe I have Bacterial Vaginosis. In the past I have been treated for Chlamydia and am worried If I may have contracted it again. ?

Take swabs: Bacterial vaginosis and Chlamedia can coexist usually produce no symptoms, or can produce vaginal discharge, abnormal vaginal bleeding, or pelvic infection diagnosis is by clinical findings and swabs So I suggest you go to medical facility where you can have swabs done, it is important to discuss contraception, attached leaflet for more information http://patient.info/health/safer-sex ...Read more

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I have bacterial vaginosis what is the damage it causes for not being treated for a longuyen time I am now taking metronidazole to treat the bacteria?

I have bacterial vaginosis what is the damage it causes for not being treated for a longuyen time I am now taking metronidazole to treat the bacteria?

Uncomfortable: Bv is a common vaginal infection that causes vaginal pain and itching, and it usually has an odor. There are no long term problems with BV itself if left untreated, but, you should probably be checked for at least chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomonas. ...Read more

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It's turns out it isn't what he got told it's chlamydia. I got results today from swabs I had last week. And I have bacterial vaginosis. Could my partner of had chlamydia before we got together (20 months ago) and not known. If had a few sets of swabs don

It's turns out it isn't what he got told it's chlamydia. I got results today from swabs I had last week. And I have bacterial vaginosis. Could my partner of had chlamydia before we got together (20 months ago) and not known. If had a few sets of swabs don

Unclear question: A man can have symptomatic infection with chlamydia. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine ...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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Can you get bacterial vaginosis from your partner?

Can you get bacterial vaginosis from your partner?

Yes...maybe: Bacterial vaginosis (bv) is usually caused by an imbalance in the bacterial population of the vagina, with more "bad" present than "good." we are not really sure the cause, one seems to be having a new sex partner, or having multiple partners. In general, having a monogamous relationship than has been ongoing for a while makes it less likely that the sex caused the bv. ...Read more

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Will men have to be treated for bacterial vaginosis if his spouse has it?

Generally not: More BV information here: http://www.Cdc.Gov/std/bv/stdfact-bacterial-vaginosis.Htm.

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How is bacterial vaginosis transmitted? Is through having multiple sex partners?

How is bacterial vaginosis transmitted? Is through having multiple sex partners?

Can be: Bacterial vaginosis is a description for when a 'normal' vaginal flora (bacteria) grows in abnormal proportion and becomes the dominant bacteria in your vagina.... Over the normal dominant bacteria (the good bacteria, lactobaccilli). Many things cause bv, including exposure to different bacteria through multiple sex partners, allergens, toxins, changes in exercise, stress, diet. ...Read more

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I've had bacterial vaginosis on and off for a year. Does my husband need to get treated?

Bacterial vaginosis: Bacterial vaginosis is usually caused by an overgrowth of a organism called gardenerella. This is usually not sexually transmited. Unless your husband has symptoms, he should not need treatment. ...Read more

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In 3 years i've been treated 4 times for bacterial vaginosis. Why does it recur? Is it possible there's a bigger problem?

Recurrent Vaginosis: Bacterial vaginosis is a very nonspecific diagnosis. When there is no yeast in the vagina and there is a purulent vaginal discharge a diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis can be made. There could be other reasons such as endometritis causing this purulence or a cervicitis. Ask your gyno for help. Get a second opinion. See your doctor instead of your np. ...Read more

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Why do you get bacterial vaginosis if you only had one sex partner?

Why do you get  bacterial vaginosis if you only had one sex partner?

Is not partner depen (penicillamine): Dependant, you can get it if u have no partners, it is a non std vaginal infection. ...Read more

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I am treated for bacterial vaginosis but still have discharge. What can it be?

I am treated for bacterial vaginosis but still have discharge. What can it be?

Difficult to say: Vaginal discharge and irritation or odor can be caused by many things, bv, yeast infections, sexually transmitted diseases, dermatitis (or skin irritation/rashes), sensitivities to condoms, or detergents, just to name some. Some discharge is normal, that is the first thing to remember, but if there is a foul odor, or inflammation - it may be due to one of these treatable causes. Bv can also recur. ...Read more

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I got bacterial vaginosis is it contagious? i only make out with my husband and it says u can get it thru many partner does it mean he has it too?

I got bacterial vaginosis is it contagious? i only make out with my husband and it says u can get it thru many partner does it mean he has it too?

Bacterial vaginisos: This condition is not transmitted between partners. This is a bacterial overgrowth in the female anatomy. This condition is easily treated with medication. ...Read more

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My partner and i are faithful. I tested positive for trichomonis and he didn't. How is this possible? I also tester positive for bacterial vaginosis

My partner and i are faithful.  I tested positive for trichomonis and he didn't.  How is this possible? I also tester positive for bacterial vaginosis

Life has surprises: Trichomonads are the little protozoa with tails, and swim about. One catches it from another person. If the test result doesn't match the patients' stories, one can just repeat the test to confirm trichomoniasis. Sometimes, tests have false positive results. If confirmed positive, both people can be treated for Trich. and live happily ever after. Bacterial vaginosis can happen with or without sex. ...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