Vagnal bacterial infection what causes it?

?? BV. If you are refering to bacterial vaginosus (bv), it is an overgrowth of gardnerella vaginalis, a bacteria present in the vagina in over 70% of women. When that bacteria overgrows, it typically cause a yellow, gray, or greenish discharge and a fishy odor. It is easy to treat, but sometimes will recur because the treatment does not eliminate the bacteria, it only restores the normal balance.

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What could cause continous vaginal bacterial infections?

Several things. Incomplete treatment comes to mind. If you didn't finish your course of antibiotics, you could have grown some resistant bugs. Although not strictly an std, it is possible that a sexual partner could have re-infected you if you had sex during treatment. You might also consider using a probiotic to replenish your natural vaginal flora and re-establish a proper ph. See your ob-gyn for more ideas. Read more...

What is underlying cause of vaginal bacterial infection?

Depends. Usually involves multiple factors: nutrition, health status, sexual activity preferences, different treatments , douching. Read more...
It varies. Changes in vaginal ph (acid/base balance) can lead to bacterial vaginal infection. The ph of the vagina is normally 4 and the ph of menstrual blood is 7.4 which can lead to bacterial overgrowth. Using vaginal douches can also alter vaginal ph by removing lactabacilli, the organisms that fight off vaginal bacterial infection. The ph of semen is 8 which can also alter vaginal ph. Read more...

What is wrong with me? For over 2 months I have been battling a UTI that has caused the over growth of yeast and bacteria to keep giving me vaginal infections back to back. According to test results I have no current vaginal yeast or bacterial infection,

Discharge . Discharge can be normal depending on where you are in your cycle. It is an issue when it has an odor or causes bacterial or vaginal irritation. You did not mention any of these symptoms in your post, which is why I am assuming your doctor said this could be normal. Also typically uti's do not cause vaginal infections, especially when treated. If this problem persists consider asking for additional diagnostic testing. Best of luck. Read more...
I'm . I'm sorry you've had so much difficulty with this uti. Not all vaginal discharges are abnormal. There's no question that repeated courses of antibiotics will disrupt the normal balance of bacteria in your vagina and contribute to yeast infections. Antibiotics might even set the stage for bacterial vaginosis, which occurs when certain pathogenic bacteria "outgrow" the normal organisms in your genital tract. Once these issues are addressed (that is, the uti, yeast vaginitis, and bacterial vaginosis are cleared up), it may take several cycles for your body to return to its usual state. In the meantime, it would be worthwhile to continue taking a daily probiotic (any multi-strain probiotic will do; it doesn't have to be rephresh pro-b). If your discharge develops an unpleasant odor, or if you develop vaginal itching, burning, or pelvic pain, see your doctor again. For what it's worth, i've attached a link that provides more information about vaginal discharges. I hope you feel better soon! http://women.Webmd.Com/vaginal-discharge-whats-abnormal. 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...