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Doctor insights on: Vaginal Bacterial Infection Symptoms

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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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Was being treated for bv..Had sex while bring treated... And symptoms came back minus foul odor... Could i still have a vaginal bacterial infection?

Yes: Etiology of BV is multifactoral with some strains being resistent to traditional therapy. May one to consider a special test, one swab that will screen for the pathogen and provide information about appropriate therapy. ...Read more

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What if im not sexualy active and i have a vaginal bacterial infection what reason could it be for it ?

What if im not sexualy active and i have a vaginal bacterial infection what reason could it be for it ?

Infection: of the vagina with bacteria can occur without sexual activity due to changes in diet or careless hygiene. Keep yourself clean, after toileting wipe yourself front to back and consider adding a probiotic like yogurt, sauerkraut or kimchee to your diet. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if your girlfriend has a vaginal bacterial infection can the man catch it?

I'm just wondering, if your girlfriend has a vaginal bacterial infection can the man catch it?

Yes: Usually men do not get symptoms of it, but you can colonize with the bactria and reinfect your partner specially if uncircumcized. I usually treat both of you. This is not an std though. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a vaginal bacterial infection.. And how long do they last.?

How do I get rid of a vaginal bacterial infection.. And how long do they last.?

Bacterial vaginosis: There are many different kinds of vaginal bacteria growing in your vagina which are normal and actually protect you. However, bacterial vaginosis (bv for short) is caused by an imbalance of these different kinds of bacteria. The most common is an overgrowth of gardnerella vaginalis. You may have a frothy fishy discharge, partic after sex. Treat with antibiotics. See an ob/gyn. ...Read more

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I get vaginal bacterial infections somewhat frequently through the years. Will ciprofloxacin 500 work and if so what dosage?

I get vaginal bacterial infections somewhat frequently through the years. Will ciprofloxacin 500 work and if so what dosage?

Probably not: Many vaginal bacterial infections are due to an anaerobic type bacteria that is normally present in the vagina. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) does not do a very good job killing that type bacteria. Flagyl (metronidazole) is the usual antibiotic. ...Read more

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What are two types of vaginal bacterial infections?

What are two types of vaginal bacterial infections?

Vaginal infections.: Bacterial vaginosis is one type and sexually transmitted bacterial diseases are another. ...Read more

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What could cause continous vaginal bacterial infections?

What could cause continous vaginal bacterial infections?

Several things: Incomplete treatment comes to mind. If you didn't finish your course of antibiotics, you could have grown some resistant bugs. Although not strictly an std, it is possible that a sexual partner could have re-infected you if you had sex during treatment. You might also consider using a probiotic to replenish your natural vaginal flora and re-establish a proper ph. See your ob-gyn for more ideas. ...Read more

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How to treat vaginal bacterial infection??

How to treat vaginal bacterial infection??

Get diagnosed: And then treated with the appropriate antibiotic to cover the infection you have. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can you get cysts from vaginal bacterial infection?

Not likley: Bacterial infections in the vagina do not usually present with cysts in the vagina. Some vaginal cysts are normal. If you have a cyst in the vagina you should see your doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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Can i cure a yeast infection and vaginal bacterial infection with garlic?

No: No. Garlic will have no beneficial effects against yeasts or bacteria. See a doctor and get proper treatment. ...Read more

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How many ml's of metrodinzanole vaginal gel should I use for bacterial infection 0.75%?

Call your OB/GYN: Usually Metronidazole is used for candida or yeast infection. If you feel you have a bacterial infection, this may not work. So you need to contact your obe/gyn physician to let them know your problem. So this can be documented in your chart, and they can recommend what would be best for you. You may need to be seen for an appointment, or prescription that's not available over-the-counter. ...Read more

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Help!! I have a very painful vaginal bacterial infection and I can't go to a doctor ATM, home remedies? I took meds, but it didn't go away completely.

Help!! I have a very painful vaginal bacterial infection and I can't go to a doctor ATM, home remedies? I took meds, but it didn't go away completely.

Need diagnosis: The first step is to confirm the diagnosis. If you are referring to bacterial vaginosis this should not be painful. Bacterial infections like PID (pelvic inflammatory disease) can be very painful. Before treatment can be recommended a diagnosis must be made. I see you live in Plano. I would be happy to see you in the office tomorrow morning if you need it. ...Read more

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How can I fix a major pH imbalance i've been struggling with for years in my vaginal area? I have been struggling with a major pH imbalance for years in my vaginal area, i either have a yeast infection or a massive bacterial infection, depending on what d

How can I fix a major pH imbalance i've been struggling with for years in my vaginal area? I have been struggling with a major pH imbalance for years in my vaginal area, i either have a yeast infection or a massive bacterial infection, depending on what d

Taking : Taking pro-biotic supplements can help and eating a lot of yogurt helps. Sometimes women with persistent vaginal infections are treated with boric acid periodically but this a treatment that needs to be managed carefully by a physician. Our office has natural supplements containing pro-biotics that help a lot for some women. ...Read more

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What is a vaginal bacterial infection from usually?

BV: Bacterial vaginosis may result as an overgrowth of normal vaginal bacterial flora or transmitted sexually. ...Read more

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What is underlying cause of vaginal bacterial infection?

What is underlying cause of vaginal bacterial infection?

It varies: Changes in vaginal ph (acid/base balance) can lead to bacterial vaginal infection. The ph of the vagina is normally 4 and the ph of menstrual blood is 7.4 which can lead to bacterial overgrowth. Using vaginal douches can also alter vaginal ph by removing lactabacilli, the organisms that fight off vaginal bacterial infection. The ph of semen is 8 which can also alter vaginal ph. ...Read more

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What can a bacterial infection (vaginal) untreated become or develope into?

It depends what: Type of bacteria you have, if it is just one that causes BV then u will continue to have a discharge until properly treated, but if it is caused by an std that could lead to pid or worse so make sure u see your gyn or a gyn for vaginal culture as both can be checked for so u get the proper txment and at the least get rid of the discharge, and acidolphilus or probiotics can help prevent benign bv. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Bacterial Infections (Definition)

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Bacteria (Definition)

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