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Doctor insights on: Signs Of Bacteria Vaginosis

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What are signs and symptoms of bacterial vaginosis (bv)?

What are signs and symptoms of bacterial vaginosis (bv)?

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 dr to know. ...Read more

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How to differentiate between bacterial vaginosis and yeast infection? Signs & symptoms?

How to differentiate between bacterial vaginosis and yeast infection? Signs & symptoms?

Odor and consistency: Bv has bad odor and discharge may be yellowish, and thinner. Yeast doesn't have odor, has white, cottage cheese like discharge and itches. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of bacteria vaginosis?

What are symptoms of bacteria vaginosis?

Discharge and odor: Bacterial vaginosis generally presents with symptoms of a vaginal discharge and a "fishy" odor from the vaguna. Other symptoms can include vaginal irritation, redness and painful intercourse. ...Read more

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What cures bacteria vaginosis (pills wise)?

What cures bacteria vaginosis (pills wise)?

Metronidazole: The treatment of choice for bacterial vaginosis (an overgrowth of mostly normal vaginal bacteria) is metronidazole (Flagyl® and generics) by mouth for 5-7 days. Tinidazole (Tindamax®), a closely related antibiotic but more expensive, also works. Sometimes clindamycin is used but somewhat less effective. All these oral treatments are much better than most vaginal medicines for BV. ...Read more

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Why do I continue to get bacteria vaginosis?

Why do I continue to get bacteria vaginosis?

Upset balance: In your vagina. Yeast, acidophilus germs and b.Vag germs coexist peacefully like we live on the earth. When something's out of whack, yeast or b.Vag germs can take over the neighborhood>you get symptoms. So if you get BV a lot, think about prevention: medicine, probiotics, rephresh or boric acid capsules, most of all: be well (eat well, exercise, get sleep, play). ...Read more

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How can I keep from getting bacteria vaginosis?

How can I keep from getting bacteria vaginosis?

Good question: Bv may happen without a known reason. However, things you can do--after being treated and clered of bv----be in a monogamous relationship. Next, consider using condoms for a while. If you are experimenting with sexual practices/acts/toys, anal intercourse, etc, perhaps you want to stop for a while and see what happens. Practice good personal hygiene. Consider no underwear or cotton undies. ...Read more

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Why does bacteria vaginosis makes my face break out?

Why does bacteria vaginosis makes my face break  out?

It doesn't: BV does not cause facial break-out, though it's possible they may both be caused by the same thing. It's more likely the two are unrelated, best wishes. ...Read more

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If i got bacteria vaginosis will my partner have to be treated too?

No: Bv is not a sexually transmitted disease and you can not pass it to someone else. Male partners do not need to be treated. ...Read more

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Whats the worst that can happen if bacteria vaginosis goes untreated ?

Odor/discomfort: You will have a fishy odor and may have irritation and discomfort. It may interfere with your romance and it can cause problems with fertility and general health. Get checked and get treated if indicated. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bacteria vaginosis?What is the color and consistency?

Several: Many women complain of vaginal itching and a fishy odor. Sometimes there is thin whitish grayish discharge. It often persists and gets worse over time. And if you try to clean the area sometimes that makes it worse. ...Read more