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Can I have intercourse while being treated for bacterial vaginosis? Have been placed on Flagyl 500mg

Can I have intercourse while being treated for bacterial vaginosis? Have been placed on Flagyl 500mg

The : The most common reason for bad smelling discharge in a woman in a monogamous relationship is bacterial vaginosis (bv). Bv is not a sexually transmitted disease, but is an imbalance between the "good" and "bad" bacterial that normally live in the vagina. Douching and having sex can put you at risk since both activities cause a change in the vaginal environment leading to an overgrowth of "bad" bacteria. Many women will complain of a fishy odor, increased discharge and a few may even have itching and discomfort. Bv is typically treated with a short course of antibiotics. You probably shouldn't have sex while being treated for BV because it can re-introduce the "bad" bacteria you are trying to get rid of and disrupt the growth of the "good" bacteria. If you must have sex, have your partner wear a condom to reduce the chance of re-infection. ...Read more

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Can bacterial vaginosis be caused by intercourse with a man who has had multiple partners?

Can bacterial vaginosis be caused by intercourse with a man who has had multiple partners?

BV: This is not considered to be a sexually transmitted disease, but there is data showing that the bacteria colonizing the skin of the penis can be those obtained from a sexual partner and transmitted back to them after treatment. If you have a partner with multiple contacts BV is the least of concerns. Make sure you are tested for all STDs. ...Read more

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Can bacterial vaginosis be transferred through sexual intercourse?

Can bacterial vaginosis be transferred through sexual intercourse?

Most likely: The ethiology of bacterial vaginosis is not fully understood. It is an imbalace between normal vaginal bacteria and harmful bacteria. Any woman can get bv. It is not clear what sexual activity does in the development of bv. Woman who never been sexually active can get bv. Activities which upset the balance of the vag.Bact. Increase the risk, such as new sex parthner, mult. Partners, douching. ...Read more

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Can i transfer bacterial vaginosis to my boyfriend through intercourse? I was fiagnosed with bacterial vaginosis and have recently had unprotected sex with my boyfriend.

Can i transfer bacterial vaginosis to my boyfriend through intercourse? I was fiagnosed with bacterial vaginosis and have recently had unprotected sex with my boyfriend.

No, : No, you cannot transmit bacterial vaginosis to your boyfriend. Fortunately (unfortunately) it is only something women can get. The most common reason for bad smelling discharge in a woman in a monogamous relationship is bacterial vaginosis (bv). Bv is not a sexually transmitted disease, but is an imbalance between the "good" and "bad" bacterial that normally live in the vagina. Douching and having sex can put you at risk since both activities cause a change in the vaginal environment leading to an overgrowth of "bad" bacteria. Many women will complain of a fishy odor, increased discharge and a few may even have itching and discomfort. Doctors can test your vaginal discharge to know for certain whether you have it or not. Bv is typically treated with a short course of antibiotics. You probably shouldn't have sex while being treated for BV because it can re-introduce the "bad" bacteria you are trying to get rid of and disrupt the growth of the "good" bacteria. If you must have sex, have your partner wear a condom to reduce the chance of re-infection. ...Read more

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Can having a Bacterial Vaginosis cause my bf to have red pin lie bumps on the head of his penis after intercourse?

Not likely: While men can act as carriers for the various bacteria involved in BV, they are not known to cause an infection in the male. But other vaginal infections and STD's can, including herpes, which can cause red bumps that later blister and ulcerate. Your boyfriend should talk to his doctor if the bumps persist. ...Read more

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I am a female of age 29.I was diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis and i was going to start the medical treatment today. Last night while i and my partner were having a sexual intercourse the condom broke. I am on my ovulation period. Can I use the emergen

I am a female of age 29.I was diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis and i was going to start the medical treatment today. Last night while i and my partner were having a sexual intercourse the condom broke. I am on my ovulation period.
Can I use the emergen

Emergency contracept: Yes there are several products available to be taken within 48 hours of possible pregnancy to attempt to prevent this. Plan b, preven, or ulipristol (which can be effective up to 5 days after intercourse). Emergen is actually a vitamin supplement which is not likely to prevent pregnancy. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am treated for bacterial vaginosis but still have discharge. What can it be?

I am treated for bacterial vaginosis but still have discharge. What can it be?

Difficult to say: Vaginal discharge and irritation or odor can be caused by many things, bv, yeast infections, sexually transmitted diseases, dermatitis (or skin irritation/rashes), sensitivities to condoms, or detergents, just to name some. Some discharge is normal, that is the first thing to remember, but if there is a foul odor, or inflammation - it may be due to one of these treatable causes. Bv can also recur. ...Read more

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I have been fighting a vaginal infection for a year and a half. Been treated for bacterial vaginosis and yeast infection repeatedly. Still not fixed ?

I have been fighting a vaginal infection for a year and a half. Been treated for bacterial vaginosis and yeast infection repeatedly. Still not fixed ?

Frustrating: The key in recurrent cases is to confirm the diagnosis EACH time with testing so that the proper regimens can be prescribed. Here are some options you can ask your Obgyn about. Boric Acid suppositories can help stabilize the pH and prevent the overgrowth of Yeast and BV. Starting Nuvaring continuously helps maintain normal vaginal pH and can also help prevent. See if those help. ...Read more

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Recently had bacterial vaginosis and a yeast infection. Still think I have bv- treated with metronidazole + fluconazole, discharge white. Thoughts?

Recently had bacterial vaginosis and a yeast infection. Still think I have bv- treated with metronidazole + fluconazole, discharge white. Thoughts?

Needs restest : When people have both BV and yeast it can be hard to get rid of both. Often one comes back. These cases are tricky and will require retesting to make sure the right infection is being retreated. ...Read more

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