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Not usually: Bacterial vaginosis usually causes a thin, grey-white discharge and a characteristic bad smell, which could be described as "musty" or "fishy." unlike a cervicitis, where the cervix is the source of discharge due an infection or other irritation, with bacterial vaginosis the discharge comes from the vagina due to a shift away from the good bacteria that usually live there. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bacterial Vaginosis: Metranidazole is one of the treatments for bv. It decreases the bacterial population of gardnerella vaginalis. Can also use preparations like acid jelly to decrease the vaginal ph making the vaginal environment more hostile to gardnerella proliferation. ...Read more
Bacterial Vaginosis : Can present with a yellowish cloudy, white or gray discharge which has a fish-like odor. There could be a brownish tinge if there is some old blood mixed in. If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/swelling then it is best to see your gynecologist for evaluation ; accurate assessment. ...Read more
No, BV does!: Sometimes disturbances to the natural bacteria in your vagina (douching, irregular bleeding, unprotected sex, etc) can allow abnl bacteria like Gardnerella to overgrow and cause a fishy odor. It's not sexually transmitted, but can be treated w/ Metronidazole(Flagyl)/Clindamycin/Boric Acid. See your GYN for a prescription and be examined for other potential causes. Nothing urgent/dangerous though. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vaginosis: The answer is "yes." Azithromycin is an antibiotic. An inevitable side effect any time you take an antibiotic is that you kill off some of the normal bacteria in your system, and they get replaced, at least temporarily, by abnormal bacteria. The cause of bacterial vaginosis is a germ called garderella, which gets a chance to grow in large numbers and cause a symptomatic infection after antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily: Cervicitis is simply an inflammation of the cervix. It could be inflammed for many different reasons. Std's are some causes. There are more benign causes of cervicitis though that are not sexually transmitted. If concerned, see your pcp or gyn physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Infection: This is a vaginal infection caused by a flagellate protozoa that is usually caused by trichomonas vaginalis. This infection can occur in men as well. It is sometimes (mostly) obtained by sexual contact. It is easily treated with the appropriate medication. See your doctor to make sure are diagnosed and treated properly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If you are diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis, but the doctor says the bacteria found was trichomonas, could this mean you were exposed to hiv?
Probably not, but...: Trichomonas is an STD. BV is not an STD, at least not in the usual sense: it's associated with sex but not caused by any known sexually transmitted germ. Because trich is an STD, it is more associated with HIV than BV is. The large majority of women with trich do not have HIV, but to be safe you need an HIV blood test. All with trich also should be tested for gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you have been diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis and the doctor says trichomonas was detected does that mean you could have been exposed to hiv?
Something made up: This is not an actual entity. Bacterial vaginosis is a bacterial overgrowth in the vagina, so in theory a viral vaginosis would be a viral overgrowth of the vagina. This is not a useful concept and there is no clinical entity that I would describe in this way. ...Read more
Suppressive meds: 1 in 10 women will experience recurrent bacterial vaginosis. Usually when that happens, is comes at about the same time each cycle. When patients have frequent recurrences, it is easily managed by using an oral medication to clear up the infection, then take that medication one day each week to prevent the recurrences. Yeast infections can arise in a similar manner, and can also be suppressed. ...Read more