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Is bacterial vaginosis an immune problem or a vaginal problem ?

Is bacterial vaginosis an immune problem or a vaginal problem ?

BV: Although autoimmune conditions may alter the acidity levels within the vagina that would be a rare manner to develop this condition which is primarily a vaginal disorder with growth of unwanted organisms in the vaginal vault. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Acidity Of Vaginal Fluid (Definition)

The normal ph of a vagina of a reproductive aged female is acidic. Estrogen stimulates the vagina to be thick and moist and this fosters the growth of healthy lactobacilli which causes the ph to be acidic. Sometimes other bacteria grow which changes the ph to basic and causes an odor and irritation. Sometimes probiotics can be taken to support ...Read more


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Can a vaginal allergic reaction cause bacterial vaginosis?

Can a vaginal allergic reaction cause bacterial vaginosis?

No: One is an infection , the other an allergic reaction. Theoretically, one may conjecture that an inflamed vaginal mucosa from an allergic reaction renders it more prone to infection but in practice this is not what happens ...Read more

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Is it true that heavy vaginal discharge the same as bacterial vaginosis?

Is it true that heavy vaginal discharge the same as bacterial vaginosis?

Not necessarily: Bacterial vaginosis is a specific type of vaginal infection that women get, and is quite common. A heavy vaginal discharge simply means there is a lot of discharge from the vagina, but that doesn't say why the discharge is heavy. It could be heavy due to a vaginal infection such as yeast or bacterial vaginosis, but from something irritating them, or from using a vaginal medication for instance. ...Read more

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Can bacterial vaginosis cause prolonged vaginal bleeding for over 1 month?

Can bacterial vaginosis cause prolonged vaginal bleeding for over 1 month?

Does not cause bleed: Should look for other causes.bacterial vaginitis does not cause bleeding, and further evaluation for other causes are recommended. ...Read more

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I have vaginal discharge with no odor. I just treated myself for bacterial vaginosis, everything seemed fine until i noticed heave discharge.

I have vaginal discharge with no odor. I just treated myself for bacterial vaginosis, everything seemed fine until i noticed heave discharge.

See doctor: A few things come to mind. There are no approved otc meds for bv, no unless a doctor called something in for you, it might not have been a BV medication. Bacterial vaginosis (bv) tends to have a distinct odor, so if your discharge did not have one, may have been something else, such as yeast. Worth seeing your doc to determine cause- there is a new high quality test (affirm) which can help tell. ...Read more

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Can early sex experiences cause vaginal itchiness or what they call bacterial vaginosis?

Can early sex experiences cause vaginal itchiness or what they call bacterial vaginosis?

Hope this helps: Vaginal discharge will change throughout the menstrual cycle. Vaginal odor can be a sign of bacterial vaginosis. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. It is a good idea to get checked out. Sexual experiences from years ago should not impact current vaginal infections. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a safe/healthy vaginal delivery w/ bacterial vaginosis & yeast? Just found out I have both & im days away from delivery (41w)

Is it possible to have a safe/healthy vaginal delivery w/ bacterial vaginosis & yeast? Just found out I have both & im days away from delivery (41w)

Absolutely: Bv is not dangerous to your baby during delivery and the yeast can be quickly suppressed so that even though it is not particularly dangerous to the baby it will be eradicated before you deliver. Good luck and have a great baby. ...Read more

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What medication would be ideal to use to cure vaginal infections? Specifically bacterial vaginosis?

What medication would be ideal to use to cure vaginal infections? Specifically bacterial vaginosis?

See answer : Although BV will sometimes clear up without treatment, all women with symptoms of BV should be treated to avoid complications. Male partners generally do not need to be treated. Recommended regimens: *metronidazole 500 mg PO bid x 7 days; or *metronidazole gel 0.75%, one full applicator (5 g) intravaginally, once daily x 5 days; or *clindamycin cream 2%, one full applicator (5 g) daily x 7 days. ...Read more

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Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
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Bacterial Infection Of The Vagina (Definition)

bacteria normally reside in vagina as resistence to infection goes down they can cause infection causing discharge, itch and odor ...Read more