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Can the bacteria megasphaera in the vagina be harmful to my baby during delivery? I'm about to be due and don't have bacterial vaginosis

Should be okay. This is a bacteria, as best that i can tell from limited research, that is unique in humans to the vaginal environment and in higher numbers in women who actually have bv. If you do not have BV and are symptom free, then the presence of this bacteria on a routine culture would not prompt treatment. Read more...

Does bacterial vaginosis have irreversible effects. Such as the smell with the proper treatment does the vagina return back to normal?

Once BV is treated. Properly there should be no more odor , if you still have odor then you need reculture and re txment with a different med from the 1st time. Read more...

Is megasphaera part of the normal vaginal flora? My ob said I don't need treatment for it. Is this true? I'm pregnant and don't have bacterial vaginosis

Should be okay. This is a bacteria, as best that i can tell from limited research, that is unique in humans to the vaginal environment and in higher numbers in women who actually have bv. If you do not have BV and are symptom free, then the presence of this bacteria on a routine culture would not prompt treatment. Read more...
Vaginal flora. Yes your OB is giving you the correct information on both counts. Read more...