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One side of my vagina is swollen, there is a white fishy odor. Is this a Bacterial Vaginosis?

One side of my vagina is swollen, there is a white fishy odor. Is this a Bacterial Vaginosis?

Perhaps: It could be bacterial vaginosis. The swelling could be from a different reason, it can be an infected cyst as well. You will need a medical doctor evaluation to help. Good luck! ...Read more

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Diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis 2 x in year..one side pain, ? PID? can doxycycline & metronidazole alone work? No std, no tubo abscess ..

Diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis 2 x in year..one side pain, ? PID? can doxycycline & metronidazole alone work? No std, no tubo abscess ..

Bacterial vaginosis: Bacterial vaginosis is correctly treated by both metronidazole and/or doxycycline although the latter is often less effective due to bacterial resistance. The unilateral pain is of more concern for a fallopian tube infection and an ultrasound first and secondly a laparoscopy can help delineate. or rule out that concern. Hopefully, your MD also did STD testing as some STD's are often masked by BV. ...Read more

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How to know when do you start noticing the effects of treatment for bacterial vaginosis?

How to know when do you start noticing the effects of treatment for bacterial vaginosis?

2-3 days: When a woman has a bacterial vaginosis infection and starts an antibiotic it usually takes 2-3 days for her to start feeling better. But take the whole treatment! otherwise there is more chance of the infection coming back. ...Read more

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Does bacterial vaginosis have irreversible effects. Such as the smell with the proper treatment does the vagina return back to normal?

Does bacterial vaginosis have irreversible effects. Such as the smell with the proper treatment does the vagina return back to normal?

Once BV is treated: Properly there should be no more odor , if you still have odor then you need reculture and re txment with a different med from the 1st time. ...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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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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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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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 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 you diagnose bacterial vaginosis?

By a check up: Bacterial vaginosis is one of the common vaginal infections women get. Symptoms include vaginal irritation, a grey discharge and a fishy odor. The ways to diagnose this includes a wet mount - looking at the discharge under a microscope, checking the ph and checking for odor when KOH is added. Another test is a dna test and a third way is by culture. These are done during an exam. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting bacterial vaginosis?

Why do I keep getting bacterial vaginosis?

Alternative Treatmnt: Intravaginal boric acid, a 600 mg capsule once nightly for 14 days may be able to help with your problem. This medication is not FDA-approved for this purpose and must be made by a compounding pharmacy. Boric acid can be fatal if swallowed rather than used intravaginally, so be careful around children. Still it's a worthwhile option when all the antibiotics don't work. ...Read more

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Can scented pads cause bacterial vaginosis?

Unlikely: BV may be caused by alterations in the acid content of the vagina and the growth of bacteria in the vagina because of these changes, although there is debate about this, and experts are not sure why bacteria in the vagina get out of balance. Scented pads are not likely to be causing this. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting bacterial vaginosis ?

Perils of the Vagina: Some people just get recurrences of things,like UTIs or shitty boyfriends.But in your case it could be due to a re-infection or failure of the drugs used to treat it.A longer course of therapy and use of the vaginal gels may help eradicate those bugs.Some asdvocate chronic recurrent therapy.Discuss this with your doc.By the way the name should be Vaginal Bacteriosis. Bacteria don't have vaginas. ...Read more

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Can you explain what bacterial vaginosis is?

Can you explain what bacterial vaginosis is?

Infection in vagina: Bv refers to bacterial infection in the vagina: gardnerella vaginalis, mobiluncus, bacteroides, and mycoplasma are the usual organism involved. Risk factors for developing BV are douching and multiple sexual partners. It is easily diagnosed and treated by your physician. Please consult your doc, as there maybe std involved. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the core symptoms of bacterial vaginosis?

What are the core symptoms of bacterial vaginosis?

Discharge, odor: Bacterial vaginitis can cause vaginal irritation, discharge, and a foul, fishy odor. See your gyn for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What are good home remediesfor bacterial vaginosis?

What are good home remediesfor bacterial vaginosis?

Here is one: Anecdotal evidence has promoted apple cider vinegar douches for vaginal health. The general rule is 1 teaspoon vinegar to 2 cups water used as a douche. A stronger mixture may "burn" the vagina so dilution is important. Vinegar is a weak acid & helps reset the vaginal ph back to 4.0 where it belongs. Plain yogurt douches may help as well with no need to dilute yogurt. ...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