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Why should women avoid having sex during bacterial vaginosis treatment?

Why should women avoid having sex during bacterial vaginosis treatment?

See below: So that you do not infect your partner who in turn can reinfect you after you complete treatment. ...Read more

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Is there a clear top treatment for bacterial vaginosis? What is it?

Is there a clear top treatment for bacterial vaginosis? What is it?

Antibiotics or boric: Metronidazole pills, or Metronidazole gel (for vaginal treatment) are first line treatments. Clindamycin is another effective antibiotic that comes in oral or vaginal preparations. Boric acid is a very effective treatment (vaginal use only). Sometimes taking a probiotic, or acidophilus can keep the vaginal ph in a range to prevent recurrences of yeast or BV infections. ...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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Hi I was wondering if it was safe to perform oral sex on my girlfriend? She recently completed the treatment for bacterial vaginosis a week ago

If you can handle it: The condition itself should not be worsened by your oral flora, its more if a question if whether you can handle the bad odor when you perform oral sex, its up to you! ...Read more

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Any at home treatment for bacterial vaginosis?

Any at home treatment for bacterial vaginosis?

Alternatives: 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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What is the frequency of a yeast infection after treatment for bacterial vaginosis?

What is the frequency of a yeast infection after treatment for bacterial vaginosis?

Common: Any antibiotic dose can make yeast worse if it was already there, and sometimes (i hate to admit) us providers were wrong and the discharge was from yeast all along and the BV treatment made it worse. ...Read more

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Started treatment for bacterial vaginosis and yeast infection 4 days ago still white clumping. When will it go away. 5day vag. Gel. &pills?

Started treatment for bacterial vaginosis and yeast infection 4 days ago still white clumping. When will it go away. 5day vag. Gel. &pills?

A few more days: If you are taking the vaginal metronidazole, you're going to continue to have that white clumpy discharge for a few days after you stop the vaginal suppository. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have bacterial vaginosis? And can that cause recurrent early miscarriages? What is treatment?

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

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Hi gd day doc I was treated with bacterial vaginosis before but now it keeps on recurring what's the treatment for this?

Hi gd day doc I was treated with bacterial vaginosis before but now it keeps on recurring what's the treatment for this?

Recurrent BV...: ...is common, difficult, often very frustrating. Preventive treatment with metronidazole gel (MetroGel® in the US) can help. So can boric acid vaginal capsules. If your doc isn't familiar with these options for BV, see a gyn with special interest in infectious diseases. Or perhaps your local sexual health centre. Australia's nationallly funded SHCs are uniformly superb for STDs and other SH care. ...Read more

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Can bacterial vaginosis have an effect on IVF transfer? Retrieval 20/10/14 and transfer is on 25th can I have treatment for BV before having transfer.

Can bacterial vaginosis have an effect on IVF transfer? Retrieval 20/10/14 and transfer is on 25th can I have treatment for BV before having transfer.

Yes, and yes.: BV is colonization of cervical os/vagina w/ certain bacteria. It is not an STD. The BMJ is a pretty reliable source of info - http://www. Bmj. Com/content/319/7204/220. This prelim cohort study showed 2-fold risk of 1st TM miscarriage, due to contaminating endometrium during embryo transfer = hostile implantation environment. Treatment is easy & safe for embryo: 1x oral dose 2g Flagyl. No douching! ...Read more

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I was curious which treatment is more effective for bacterial vaginosis?

I was curious which treatment is more effective for bacterial vaginosis?

Can Vary: The treatments for BV work about 85% of the time. In general, I like to treat first with vaginal antibiotic such as metrogel, because it treats where the infection is. Metronidazole pills help, and if those aren't working I will treat with tindamax. Yeast arrest can help to normalize the vaginal environment and that can decrease bv. ...Read more

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How long does it take for metrogel for bv (bacterial vaginosis) to be completely out of your body? I just finished the 5-day treatment, when will the discharge go away?

How long does it take for metrogel for bv (bacterial vaginosis) to be completely out of your body? I just finished the 5-day treatment, when will the discharge go away?

A couple of days: When taking metrogel, a vaginal antibiotic to treat bacterial vaginosis, it commonly causes an odd discharge from the vagina. This is normal. It typically takes 2-3 days after finishing the Metrogel for the odd discharge to go away. ...Read more

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Causes and treatment for chronic bacterial vaginosis?

Alternatives: 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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Which treatment works the best and fastest for bacterial vaginosis?

Antibiotic: If it was diagnosted as bacterial vaginosis, and you are not allergic to Flagyl then this is the best treatment for you. ...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?

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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I have tested positive for bacterial vaginosis but can I have a yeast infection after treatment?

I have tested positive for bacterial vaginosis but can I have a yeast infection after treatment?

Yes.: Check with your treating gyn in follow up to be sure everything has cleared up without secondary infection. ...Read more

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Difference between bacterial vaginosis and yeast infections? And treatment for the bacterial vaginosis?

Difference between bacterial vaginosis and yeast infections? And treatment for the bacterial vaginosis?

Different: Yeast is pretty easy to explain. It is an overgrowth of fungal cells in your vagina. This can cause a thick white discharge and itching. It is very easy to treat and not a serious infection. Bacterial vaginosis is a little trickier. It is an overgrowth of vaginal bacteria which don't particularly belong in the vagina. Increased discharge and odor are the big problems. It is treated with antibiotic. ...Read more

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Will azithromycin 250mg tablets- take 2 tablets today then 1 tablet daily for 4 days cure bacterial vaginosis even though its only a 5 day treatment?

Will azithromycin 250mg tablets- take 2 tablets today then 1 tablet daily for 4 days cure bacterial vaginosis even though its only a 5 day treatment?

Vaginitis: Not likely. Azithromycin may treat only one of the possible causes of your infection. The first job is to determine what is causing the problem and then the right treatment will be evident. ...Read more

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I took bacterial vaginosis treatment by mouth two weeks ago, but I got oral thrush from it, and I think my BV has come back after having sex?!

I took bacterial vaginosis treatment by mouth two weeks ago, but I got oral thrush from it, and I think my BV has come back after having sex?!

Recurrent BV: Recurrent BV is a common problem, and unfortunately the most effective treatments (usually metronidazole by mouth) can trigger yeast infections. BV isn't usually an STD in the usual sex, except in lesbian partners. Still, even with male partners, it's a good idea to either avoid sex or use condoms consistently (even with regular partners) for several weeks. For expert advice see an NHS GUM clinic. ...Read more

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Why won't my bacterial vaginosis go away after different treatments?

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Why won't my bacterial vaginosis go away after different treatments?

Try this: Take betadine douche after intercourse for one month. This will help. ...Read more

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Are there any over-the-counter treatments for bacterial vaginosis?

Currently none: Candida (fungal) vaginitis can be treated with otc such as vagisil/monistat etc. But there is no otc med available to treat bv, yet. I think that the vaginal suppository form of Flagyl should someday become available otc for treatment of bv. I would suggest consulting your doc for work-up and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are there effective natural treatments for bacterial vaginosis?

Are there effective natural treatments for bacterial vaginosis?

BV: Bv is a condition caused by an overgrowth of normal vaginal flora as a result of a pH change. This change is a manifestation of a possible decreased immune system, which could be a temporary condition. Probiotics, anti-oxidants, vitamins, omega 3 are some supplements one can take to increase the immune system. Avoid sugar, artificial sweeteners, minimize stress to name a few. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for bacterial vaginosis? And, do that disease makes you have painfun sexual relations? Or it may be something else?

What are the treatments for bacterial vaginosis? And, do that disease makes you have painfun sexual relations? Or it may be something else?

Antibiotics: The usual treatment for BV is a medication called metronidazole. Taking probiotics daily by mouth and acidifying the vagina after sex and after periods (with a product such as rephresh) may help decrease recurrences in some women. Bv can cause pain with sex. ...Read more

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I have IBS and BV (bacterial vaginosis) problems. I'm taking Enzymatic Therapy Pearls Elite and Pearls YB. All together 6 Billion CFU's. Is this okay?

Yes: Definitely lactobaccilli (which is the predominant bacteria in this medication you are taking) is great to try and replace the BV. I haven't heard that you can take too much, any extra just get pooped away. Have you taken metronidazole as well for the bacteria vaginosis? That's the mainstay of treatment for that. Rarely cleocin (clindamycin phosphate). Eliminating sugars from diet can also sometimes help. Good luck! ...Read more

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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

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

Find the cause: Before one treats an infection the specific cause or bug needs to be identified. A culture or other testing must be accomplished. Metronidazole does not in any way treat all causes of infection. ...Read more

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Can the bacteria megasphaera in the vagina be harmful to my baby during delivery? I'm about to be due and don't have bacterial vaginosis

Can the bacteria megasphaera in the vagina be harmful to my baby during delivery? I'm about to be due and don't have bacterial vaginosis

Should be okay: This is a bacteria, as best that I can tell from limited research, that is unique in humans to the vaginal environment and in higher numbers in women who actually have bv. If you do not have BV and are symptom free, then the presence of this bacteria on a routine culture would not prompt treatment. ...Read more

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What is the natural way of permanently cure bacterial vaginosis and its foul smell?

What is the natural way of permanently cure bacterial vaginosis and its foul smell?

Boric Acid?: I would recommend the standard treatment of oral or vaginal flagyl.
Intravaginal boric acid 600 mg at bed time provides symptomatic relief. The frequency can be gradually decreased to once or twice a week. You could try a probiotic preparation such as vsl #3 with 110 billion colonies of probiotic bacteria per capsule, but this therapy is unproven. ...Read more

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What is a good and natural cure for bacterial vaginosis?

What is a good and natural cure for bacterial vaginosis?

Limit sugar: Additionally vulvar care is very important. No douching, no introduction of soaps or other cleaning agents between the labia. If you have heavy or long menses taking ocp's to shorten them or getting an ablation may help. Avoid tampons, use only presservative free cotton pads, and use cotton underwear exclusively. You may have to try several different probiotics before the right one for you. ...Read more

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What should you do if you get bacterial vaginosis during pregnancy?

What should you do if you get bacterial vaginosis during pregnancy?

Get treated: It is the most common cause of vaginal discharge in pregnancy (and outside of pregnancy) and is easily treated with antibiotics prescribed by your doctor ...Read more

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How long will it take to cure cure bacterial vaginosis with apple cider vineger?

Forever: Apple cider vineger will not cure bacterial vaginosis which is usually treated with Metronidazole or flagyl. Probiotic treatment may help. ...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