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Why Does Bv Keep Coming Back
Re-infection?: If bacterial vaginosis keeps returning, a woman may be getting re-infected by her partner. Both persons should consider getting examined and treated at the same time. A woman might recover better if she keeps semen out of her vagina for a while, to allow her vagina to naturally self-clean and return to normal. That means using condoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I keep getting BV & take meds for it when prescribed & even found a homeopathic treatment but it keeps coming back...How do I get rid of it for good?
It's coming back?: I'm not sure what "found a homeopathic treatment" means here. Can be easy to misunderstand what's homeopathic & what's not. Also, with a chronic condition it's best to be seen and followed by an experienced homeopath rather than attempt to treat ourselves. I agree w/my colleague that gyn evaluation is needed to be sure of the diagnosis, as well as using probiotic to support natural flora. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I'm having symptoms of BV and yeast and I'm not sexually active why does the culture keep coming back negative for both?
Negative Cx: it depends how the culture is being done. You may have symptoms without the disease. ...Read more
Restore balance: BV is not an infection. It is an imbalance in the bacterial flora of the vagina. The main bacteria is Lactobacillus acidophilus, like what's in yogurt. It is a probiotic, or healthy bacteria. In BV, the healthy bacteria is missing and abnormal bacteria overgrow. Metronidazole, orally or vaginally, with suppress the abnormal bacteria, while taking probiotics will help restore the normal. ...Read more
Is there any OTC medicine for BV. I keep getting this and cannot determine the root it will work and come back. It may be sperm but wanted to see.
Here are some...: Your clinical profile suggests you might have a protracted general "illness", which should be closely reassessed by the ongoing treating doc, not someone online. To get your health-related concerns done properly may be accomplished by following instructions described in http://www.formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby, you gain much insight on how to work closely with doc so to reach Dx & Rx. ...Read more
What r reasons y women have recurrent bv?This is the 3rd time in 3mths I've had bv. Prescribed metrogel and it keeps coming back no sex in 2mths
Make sure u get: A culture that can check for many bacteria and there can be many that can cause BV up to 6 different ones and u could have other bacteria that can cause a discharge, and i rec pro-biotics to help prevent bv, and u want to avoid heat and humidity in that area meaning if u work out get into dry clothes asap even if u can't shower for a while and sometimes the bacteria can be resistant to the meds. ...Read more
My BV keeps coming back. I've been diagnosed twice in 3 months and I can tell it's back now. Antibiotics work but symptoms return. I use probiotics. ?
I have used a vaginal cream prescribed to me for BV, but the discharge and smell keeps coming back after so many weeks. Now what does this mean???
Recurrent BV: Bacterial vaginosis commonly recurs after treatment - some patients respond more favorably to oral medicine than topical creams. It is also possible your sexual partner is infected and is re-infected you after treatment. Finally, some patients require long term topical gel for persistent infections. ...Read more
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