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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...

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?

Could still have it. Or something else please see your gyn for a culture. Read more...
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...

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...

Is there a home remedy for treating a vaginal bacterial infection? My doctor said it's not servere enough to prescribe medicine for at the moment.

BV treatment. This usually means bacterial vaginosis, an overgrowth of mostly normal bacteria. I don't understand "not severe enough to treat". If BV is noticeable and bothering you, it should be treated (you're in charge, not doc!). Discuss again with your doctor or get a second opinion. There are only prescriptions, no proved self treatments. Most imporant, do not douche, will make it worse and maybe harmful. Read more...
There are. a number of OTC (Over the counter) Feminine hygiene products but many GYN practitioners suggest a mixture of water and vinegar...others are "against" douching. Ask the Practitioner who said "it's not sever enough" what you should or should not use!!! Hope this is helpful DrZ. Read more...

I'm a woman, and my therapist said you're supposed to pee after you masturbate to avoid a bacterial infection. Is this true?

It helps. Any activity that causes irritation or manipulation of the vaginal area, such as in masturbation, sex, etc. can cause bacteria to enter the urethra (opening where urine is released). Urinating after these activities helps to flush these bacteria out before they enter the bladder and create urinary tract infections. Read more...