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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)

The suffix "itis" means inflammation. The "vagin" portion refers to the vagina, so it is inflammation of the vagina. Usually (almost always) this inflammation is due to infection, and there are several different causes for infections of this ...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

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