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What causes bacterial vaginitis and how do you treat it?

What causes bacterial vaginitis and how do you treat it?

Let me help: 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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

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


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Can bacterial vaginitis cause folliculitis?

Can bacterial vaginitis cause folliculitis?

Bacterial vaginosis: The bacteria that causes bacterial vaginosis is not the same bacteria that causes folliculitis. Folliculitis is usually due to strep or staph bacteria. Bacterial vaginosis occurs when there is an overgrowth of gardnerella in the vagina. ...Read more

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What can cause reccuring bacterial vaginitis bv?

What can cause reccuring bacterial vaginitis bv?

PH: If pH of vagina is off you will lose the healthy bacteria in the vagina that will fight off infection. Sometimes there is resistant bacteria that takes longer to treat.
Prevent BV with probiotics and follow up with gynecologist for assessment and further prevention ...Read more

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What causes a person to get bacterial vaginitis?

What causes a person to get bacterial vaginitis?

Bacteria : These happens when the balance in normal bacteria is disrupted. Decrease in lactobacilli which produces hydrogen peroxide which helps kills other bacteria is outgrown. This usually happens when there is a change in the vaginal environment. ...Read more

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Does baby oil cause bacterial vaginitis?

Does baby oil cause bacterial vaginitis?

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

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Would bacterial vaginitis cause microscopic hematuria ?

Would bacterial vaginitis cause microscopic hematuria ?

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

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Can bacterial vaginitis cause pelvic inflammatory disease?

Can bacterial vaginitis cause pelvic inflammatory disease?

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

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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.

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

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Can bacterial vaginitis or yeast infections cause a sense of urgency?

Can bacterial vaginitis or yeast infections cause a sense of urgency?

Sometimes: Sometimes, if there is enough irritation to the anterior vaginal wall, it can give a sense of urinary urgency. However, the most likely source is a developing urinary tract infection or urethritis. ...Read more

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Could a tilted uterus cause vaginal burning and pain during sex I have never had an underlying STD just bacterial vaginitis and yeast infection?

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

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What are the typical symptoms of bacterial vaginitis?

What are the typical symptoms of bacterial vaginitis?

Odor, discharge: A "fishy" odor is the single most diagnostic symptom of bv, usually accompanied by a thin greyish white discharge. It does not usually cause itching or irritation. It may be more noticeable after sex. Many women have BV but have no symptoms at all. ...Read more

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Is rephresh good for bacterial vaginitis ?

Is rephresh good for bacterial vaginitis ?

Good for prevention: Not for treatment, for treatment you need oral or vaginal antibiotics please call your gyn. ...Read more

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How do you get infected with bacterial vaginitis?

Unknown: Bv is an imbalance in the bacteria that are normally found in the vagina. The cause is not fully understood. Although not sexually transmitted, it is associated with activities that may disrupt the natural balance. For example, douching or having multiple sexual partners. ...Read more

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Management of bacterial vaginitis?N also fungal vsginitis?

Management of bacterial vaginitis?N also fungal vsginitis?

Vaginitis: Moth treated with meds... Best to see your doctor for an exam and a script. ...Read more

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Can a man perform oral sex on a woman with bacterial vaginitis ?

Can a man perform oral sex on a woman with bacterial vaginitis ?

Not advisable: 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

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Does anyone know about preventing bacterial vaginitis recurrence?

Does anyone know about preventing bacterial vaginitis recurrence?

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

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Could a female get bacterial vaginitis from a noncircumcised male?

Not usually: Women seldom get yeast or non specific bacterial vaginal infections from their partners. The exceptions are gonorrhea, chlamydia and trichamonis and then the circumcised status is immaterial. ...Read more

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How to differentiate between fungal n bacterial vaginitis on history?

How to differentiate between fungal n bacterial vaginitis on history?

Discharge: Many times the symptoms are identical, and many times people are infected with both. Bv does have a fishy odor, and the discharge with yeast tends to be clumpy, but your best bet is to be seen by your dr for an exam and swab! ...Read more

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I've been told that there is a over-the-counter product that treats bacterial vaginitis, is that true?

I've been told that there is a over-the-counter product that treats bacterial vaginitis, is that true?

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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Can keflex 250mg capsules be prescribed for bacterial vaginitis?

Can keflex 250mg capsules be prescribed for bacterial vaginitis?

Bacterial Vaginosis: Bacterial Vaginosis in non pregnant women is best treated with Flagyl 500mg q 12h for 7 days, if you are pregnant 250mg every 8 hours for 1 week. Make you are not allergic to the medication. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of bacterial vaginitis?

Usually discharge: And odor your gyn can do an in office test or a culture to find out one way or the other. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bacterial vaginitis?

What are the symptoms of bacterial vaginitis?

Irritation: Watery or frothy discharge
Fishy smelling discharge
Burning
Irritation
Itching
Inflammation
Burning with urination
Bleeding ...Read more

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What are some home remedies to cure bacterial vaginitis?

What are some home remedies to cure bacterial vaginitis?

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

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Is having bacterial vaginitis a major problem for me (guy)?

Is having bacterial vaginitis a major problem for me (guy)?

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

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Could taking Goldenseal possibly help with bacterial vaginitis?

Could taking Goldenseal possibly help with bacterial vaginitis?

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

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What is the best?Way to treat bacterial vaginitis without drugs?

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

Dr. Kevin Fleishman
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Vaginitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the vagina that can result in discharge, itching, and pain. The cause is usually a change in the normal balance of vaginal bacteria or an infection. Reduced estrogen levels after menopause and some skin disorders ...Read more


Dr. Timothy Brown
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Vaginal Infections (Definition)

Vaginal infections is a term for any infection affecting the vagina and can be caused by yeast or bacteria, and may be sexually transmitted. They may result in pain, ...Read more