How long does bacterial vaginosis stay in female body?

Varies. You asked how long a bacterial vaginosis infection stays in the vagina. If a woman treats the infection, the antibiotics cure the infection in 3-4 days, and the antibiotics work in about 85% of women. Sometimes the infection comes right back and needs to be treated again. If no treatment it may be there for weeks or months.

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How long does bacterial vaginosis have to go untreated before it causes serious problems like infertility?

Doesn't cause. Bacterial vaginosis (bv) is too many of the 'wrong' bacteria and less of the 'good ones'. It is not a std/sexually transmitted disease, is treatable, and does not cause infertility. If you think you have BV see your ob/gyn for testing and treatment, if needed. S/he can also check for stds like chlamydia, especially if you're under 26. See rei specialist if you're trying to conceive without success. Read more...

How long and how often to use echinacea for bacterial vaginosis?

Never/never. Bacterial vaginosis is a synergistic infection involving gardnerella vaginalis and a number of other bacteria. It is treated with Metronidazole oral or intravaginal treatment. Tinidazole and Clindamycin are alternatives. Oral and intravaginal probiotics containing lactobacilli can help. Echinacea will have no beneficial effects for bv. Read more...

I am a male and my female partner has a bacterial vaginosis will ciproflaxin treat me?

Do you have symptoms. Bacterial vaginosis is not necessarily sexually transmitted. Do you have any symptoms? Did they culture or diagnose which bacteria she has? Read more...
Not needed. The male partner does not require treatment if the female has bacterial vaginosis. Read more...

I have bacterial vaginosis and want to insert garlic to cure it. How long do I have to insert it to cure the bv? Please help

It won't work. Garlic won't help BV. You need proper antibiotic treatment, usually with metronidazole. See a doctor to confirm diagnosis and get a prescription. Also, BV often occurs because of other STDs, especially at your age (21); you need testing for gonorrhea, chlamydia, and trichomonas. Read more...