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If you have a bacterial infection in your vagina can that stop you from being able to concieve?

If you have a bacterial infection in your vagina can that stop you from being able to concieve?

Not necessarily: If you are referring to having bacterial vaginosis, the answer is probably not. Infection can cause a hostile environment for sperm. Increased mucous, thick mucous, high or low pH and physical barriers to the sperm let along toxicity to the sperm. There are many pregnancies, however in the face of vaginal infections. Good reason to plan pregnancies and get your house in order before attempting. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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I keep getting bacterial infections in my vagina, what should I do to prevent it? And what medications should I use to clear up the infection?

I keep getting bacterial infections in my vagina, what should I do to prevent it? And what medications should I use to clear up the infection?

Acidify & probiotics: Many women struggle with flares of bacterial infections related to times when the ph of the vagina goes up. That is the acidity that is supposed to be at 4. Blood and semen are both about 7. Using a product such as rephresh once after sex and for 3 days after each period can help. At the same time taking probiotics by mouth increases good bacteria in your body including the vagina. Lactobacilli +. ...Read more

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I had anal sex for the first time and after he took it out my butt he put it in my vagina. Now i think I have a bacterial infection?

I had anal sex for the first time and after he took it out my butt he put it in my vagina. Now i think I have a bacterial infection?

See answer: It is not advisable to have vaginal sex after anal sex because of increased risk of getting either a vaginal or urinary tract infection or more serious infection. If you absolutely must do this, always use condoms - one for the anal, one for the vaginal, as well as having him wash his penis in between. If you are having symptoms, you should see your gyne or md as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Starting taking smz/tmp ds 800-160 to treat a bacterial infection of the vagina. This is day two & i already have whitish discharge. Signs of yeast?

Starting taking smz/tmp ds 800-160 to treat a bacterial infection of the vagina. This is day two & i already have whitish discharge. Signs of yeast?

Too early: This could be vaginal yeast, but it is a little to early to be related to the antibiotics. It may have existed prior to the "infection" or may have been your primary infection. Hard to tell. ...Read more

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How do you get a bacterial infection of the vagina?

How do you get a bacterial infection of the vagina?

A number of ways: Most common stds are bacterial, so sexual transmission is one way; alternatively, you can have fecal contamination if fecal matter made its way to the vaginal vault. Anything that flushes external material into the vagina, such as douching, could lead to a bacterial infection as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Bacterial Infections (Definition)

Bacteria are tiny organisms that can only be seen with a microscope. When certain bacteria enter the body, they can cause infections that must ...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