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What are symptoms of bacterial vaginitis?

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

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


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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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What distinguishes symptoms between a yeast infection from BV (bacterial vaginitis)?

What distinguishes symptoms between a yeast infection from BV (bacterial vaginitis)?

See your HCP: The symptoms can frequently be similar for both, but, typically, BV is associated with a foul fishy ordor, a watery discharge that comes and goes, and itching. A yeast infection generally does not have a distinct fishy odor, but may have a thick white discharge and itching associated with it. Many times, vaginal dryness is the first indication of a yeast infection. See your hcp for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Could taking probiotics help get rid of bacterial vaginitis?? Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) is helping but I'm almost done with it and still have symptoms

Could taking probiotics help get rid of bacterial vaginitis??  Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) is helping but I'm almost done with it and still have symptoms

See below: Bv is a synergistic infection involving gardnerella and a number of other, anaerobic bacteria. It is treated with Metronidazole oral or intravaginal. Tinidazole and Clindamycin are alternatives. Oral and intravaginal probiotics containing lactobacilli can help. Recurrent disease is related to colonization of your sex partner, inconsistant condom use and is halved with estrogen contraceptives. ...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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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

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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?

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

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What, if there are any, are some home remedies to cure bacterial vaginitis?

What, if there are any, are some home remedies to cure bacterial vaginitis?

Probiotics: Try probiotics at least 15 billion cultures a day.You can buy from advanced naturals online. Kefir has a lot as well as indian lassi drinks. Also, tea tree oil suppositories help. You need to lower your vaginal pH and increase your blood pH by avoiding sodas, white stuff (white flour, sugar, pasta, bread), drink lots of water, eat healthy and avoid processed foods. ...Read more

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I had bacterial vaginitis and i don't really have pleasing sensations and it hurts for sex. Can someone tell me why or what could be wrong? :(

I had bacterial vaginitis and i don't really have pleasing sensations and it hurts for sex. Can someone tell me why or what could be wrong? :(

Depends: Have you been tested to see that infection has cleared up? Vaginal infections can cause tissue dryness, and irritation. In addition the muscles in the pelvis can spasm to splint against an irritant. This spasm can add to pain with intercourse. See a gyn or urogynecologist for further assessment ...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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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

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


Bacteria (Definition)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...Read more