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Stress Cause Bacterial Vaginitis
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Bv is associated with an imbalance in the bacteria that are normally found in a woman's vagina. The vagina normally contains mostly "good" bacteria, and fewer harmful bacteria. Bv develops when there is an increase in harmful bacteria.
Bv is treatable with antibiotics prescribed by a health care provider. Two different antibiotics are recommended as treatment for bv: Metronidazole or clindamycin. ...Read more
Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more
Possibly: Based on your stated age, the use of certain lubricants, such as oils, can disrupt the normal vaginal bacteria and permit abnormal bacterial growth causing bacterial vaginosis or atrophic vaginitis. Water based lubricants or those also containing glycerine would be a better choice. ...Read more
No: 2 different things the microscopic hematuria needs to be worked up by a urologist usually not anything serious, every once in a while could be something serious. ...Read more
My girl just told me she has bacterial vaginitis, now we haven't had sex in a long time. I read it could be caused by sex. Is that that only wa?
Yes: It is not a very common cause of PID, but it is a relatively infrequent cause of it. You'll find that a lot of the docs on this site will say no, but in the OB/GYN literature it talks about non STD causes of PID and BV is one of them. Luckily it is usually less severe than PID associated with gonorrhea or chlamydia. ...Read more
Can trichomoniasis cause bacterial vaginitis or keep it reacurring? I'm wondering if I have it. My BV won't go away after 2 unsuccessful treatments.
Keep working on it: Even without trich or anything else, BV often keeps returning; it can be difficult to cure once and for all. Keep working with your doctor about additional treatment options. Trichomonas doesn't cause BV to recur, but it's reasonable to be tested to be sure. Probably that was done, but maybe only by microscopy of discharge. Ask your doctor about the newer and much more accurate trich DNA test. ...Read more
Could a tilted uterus cause vaginal burning and pain during sex I have never had an underlying STD just bacterial vaginitis and yeast infection?
See answer: ~20% of females born in the U.S. Have a tipped/tilted uterus which simply means that the uterus is not in a normal up and down placement but tipped forward or back in comparison to where it should be aligned. Though usually asymptomatic, it may be associated with pain during sex or menstruation. Vaginal burning unassociated with sex would not be a typical symptom. Gynecologist can provide answer. ...Read more
Vaginitis: Moth treated with meds... Best to see your doctor for an exam and a script. ...Read more
You could, but it would not help the woman with healing of the infection.
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. ...Read more
Recurrent BV: After initial therapy, most women with a history of recurrent BV benefit from suppressive therapy to remain symptom-free. Any patient with more than 3 documented episodes of BV in the previous 12 months should be offered a long-term maintenance regimen consisting of Metronidazole gel. Some studies have shown a decreased recurrence with use of condoms or periods of abstinence. ...Read more
I've been told that there is a over-the-counter product that treats bacterial vaginitis, is that true?
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
Increase immunity: There isn't really a home remedy "cure" for bacterial vaginosis. If you are having symptoms of BV i would recommend you see your gynecologist. If you have frequent BV infections, i'd recommend taking vitamin d, omega 3 and probiotics to boost your own immune system. Do not douche! you can buy rephresh or luvena over the counter which sometimes help with the vaginal ph. ...Read more
Bacterial vaginosis: It is not necessary to treat male sexual partners of women with bv, as there is no strong evidence that the woman's response to therapy and risk of relapse are influenced by treatment of her male sexual partner. Your female partner may have a reduced rate of recurrence with your use of a condom or after a period of abstinence. ...Read more
Probably not.: Goldenseal (Orange Root) is thought to kill germs as a topical agent. It is also taken by mouth as a digestive aid. Bacterial Vaginosis is a class of bacterial that is effectively treated by prescription antibiotics placed in the vagina or in tablet form by mouth. ...Read more
Support: Supporting the healthy bacteria in the body and balancing the vaginal pH. Recommend products such as probiotics orally( minimum 10 billion bacteria), boric acid suppositories, probiotics suppositories, Vitamin C, Luvena, sometimes topical vaginal estrogen. Make sure it has been diagnosed as a bacteria vs yeast infection before further treatment ...Read more