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Bacterial Vaginosis

Bacterial vaginosis is a condition in which the levels of helpful bacteria of the vagina decrease, and other bacteria overgrow. It can cause vaginal discharge with bad odor. It is not an infectious disease spread by sex, but exposure to semen can make it more likely.

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Can your husband get bacterial vaginosis?

No. My girlfriend used to get bacterial vaginosis all the time and it would sometimes cause me to get small red bumps on my penis that were quite sensitive to the touch, but they always cleared up in 24 hours.

Bacterial vaginosis is the most common vaginal infection in the world -- yes, it's more common that yeast infections. It is the result of an imbalance in the vagina's natural flora. In other words the "bad" bacteria inside your vagina are overwhelming the "good" bacteria.

Since men do not have vaginal flora, they cannot get BV.

Can a male get bacterial vaginosis?

No. Bacterial vaginosis is not a communicable disease. Males can't get BV, and treating partners does not change the cure rate or recurrence rate.

What is the treatment for bacterial vaginosis?

The treatments for BV could be various, and with the advanced medical technology there are more and more effective treatments for BV. Except antibiotics, herbal therapy has been proven effective by recent clinic cases. Like herbal medicine FUYAN PILL, which is made from natural herbs, has good effects on curing BV.

Is it normal to spot brown discharge at 12 weeks and then spot twice during the day if you have an STD and bacterial vaginosis?

With a STD and BV sometimes spotting does occur. But any bleeding during pregnancy needs to be checked out by your MD.

And you should get immediate treatment, herbal therapy, such as herbal medicine" fuyan pill" from Wuhan Dr. Lee's TCM Clinic is effective on eliminating symptoms of BV. You could have a try.

Can you get chlamydia if you have bacterial vaginosis?

Yes, you can certainly have chlamydia and bacterial vaginosis at the same time. One does not prevent the other.

Yes, you can get chlamydia if you have bacterial vaginosis. They often go together.

Can stress cause bacterial vaginosis?

Stress does not cause infection - bacteria and viruses are responsible causes.However any studies have indicates that a weakened immune system from stress can increase your risk of infection. This is not significant change but it is demonstrable in medical studies.Stress can also impact your ability to overcome an infection and to stop the section while it is a minor problem. You need an immune system fired up and ready to fight. Stress and anxiety weakens the immune system so that your body has less ability to prevent or recover from an infection.

How effective is treatment for bacterial vaginosis?

You have very effective treatment for bacterial vaginosis. Clindamycin with metronidazole combination is the preferred treatment. You can have other forms of treatment also for the same ailment.

Can you get pregnant while having Bacterial vaginosis?

Yes. And see a doctor.
Yes of course you can. A spermicide isn't used as treatment, it doesn't stop ovulation either. I'm not sure why your man would be wanting to have sex while you have a foul odour and bacterial overgrowth going on though. He needs to wear a condom either way.
Bacterial vaginosis is a condition in women where the normal balance of bacteria in the vagina is disrupted and replaced by an overgrowth of certain bacteria. It is sometimes accompanied by discharge, odor, pain, itching, or burning. Unpleasant it may be, but yes, you can still get pregnant. Bacterial Vaginosis does not prevent pregnancy, it does not retard pregnancy, and do not consider it any form of pregnancy protection.

Can you get bacterial vaginosis from a male?

A man does not technically pass BV to his partner. A man can contribute to the condition, as the sperm pH is higher than the vaginal pH. Bacterial vaginosis occurs when the "good bacteria" in the vagina die off and other bacteria "take over." It's not spread by sex, and treating the woman's partner, whether male or female, does not affect the outcome or chance of recurrence.

Can Echinacea be used for bacterial vaginosis?

That is probably not be the best choice. I would not recommend taking it internally since it is toxic in large doses. And if you were to use it as a douche, it would not be strong enough to really do a good job of getting rid of the bacteria.
I strongly recommend that you see your doctor because bacterial vaginosis (BV) can lead to more serious infections and may even jeapardize your reproductive health. It can be even more of a concern if you are pregnant. There are several treatment options and your doctor will pick out the best one for you. Also, BV is very common and occurs in many women, especially sexually active ones, so please don't be embarrassed about it and get medical help. This is not something that you should try and treat yourself.

Is there a reason that a person would keep getting bacterial vaginosis if anitbiotics cure it for a few days but then it comes right back?

Bacterial Vaginosis is not considered to be a sexually transmitted disease but is is seldom seen in monogomous relationships. Sometimes it is necessary to treat both partners or all three, in order to eradicate the infection. Make sure your partner is not having sex with someone else since multiple sexual partners is one of the risk factors for this infection.

Yes, it is really normal for a person keep getting BV, even if he has used antibiotics to cure it. And it is really common for BV come back if you use antibiotics as the treatment. For antibiotics couldn't permeate into the root of BV, it couldn't cure BV completely. The symptoms are easy to return after you take antibiotics.

Maybe you could try an more effective way, like herbal medicine FUYAN Pill, which

has been proven effective on cure BV with low recurrence rate by clinic cases.

And if you still have any questions, you could consult online doctors, like Wuhan Dr. Lee's TCM Clinic.

Are there foods to eat to help control bacterial vaginosis?

Some people say eating yogurt will help; other says there's no way that yogurt bacteria will take hold in the human vagina. Eating yogurt has nutritional benefits, so if you like it, increase your intake of yogurt with live active cultures.

Is there a cure for bacterial vaginosis?

There are several cures for bacterial vaginosis. In order to determine which one may work best with your body chemistry, I recommend reading "The Ultimate Natural Guide to Bacterial Vaginosis Relief".

As cited in Wikipedia there are several options:

Antibiotics, mainly Metronidazole and Clindamycin are used. The do the job very fast, but many women get relapses - after 3-4 weeks the problem is back. There are several side effects of the antibiotics, antabus effect is one (no alcohol). Moreover the use of Metronidazole for animals is prohibited in Europe due to it's carcinogenic effects.

Probiotics - live lactic acid bacteria. They are very recognized for gut stabilising, the effect against vaginal problems is much more debated. For some specific strains there is evidence that they can delay or eliminate the relapse after antibiotics. EcoVag is one of these.

Prebiotics is a new concept. It is a supply of nutrients for the woman's own lactic acid bacteria enabling them to grow and produce acid - thereby establishing the healthy low pH. LadyBalance is the only product on the market.

Lifestyle has great impact: Stop eating sugar, Loose weight, get rid of a hormone IUD, stop douching, finalise pregnancy, have less sex.

When do you become sterile if you have Bacterial Vaginosis?

Bacterial vaginosis does not normally cause infertility. Rarely, it can lead to PID. If you had BV, no matter how long, you should certainly assume that you are able to get pregnant.

Can soap or clothing cause bacterial vaginosis?

Bacterial vaginosis happens when the "good" bacteria in the vagina die off and the "bad" bacteria take over. Changes in lifestyle can be helpful in reducing the risk of recurrence. These include avoiding perfumed vaginal products, using mild soap (not deodorant or antibacterial) in the vaginal area, avoiding douching, using condoms, wearing thong underwear only occasionally rather than daily, and making sure that if you have any anal sex play, you wash the finger, sex toy, or penis before it goes into your vagina.

How long should you wait after getting bacterial vaginosis to have intercouse?

You can resume sexual activity whenever it's comfortable but should use condoms until all symptoms are gone.

Changes in lifestyle can be helpful in reducing the risk of recurrence. These include avoiding perfumed vaginal products, using mild soap (not deodorant or antibacterial) in the vaginal area, avoiding douching, using condoms, wearing thong underwear only occasionally rather than daily, and making sure that if you have any anal sex play, you wash the finger, sex toy, or penis before it goes into your vagina.

What std causes symptoms similar to bacterial vaginosis?

Most women with trichomiasis have bacterial vaginosis at the same time. In contrast, most women with bacterial vaginosis do not have trichomoniasis.

Can bacterial vaginosis cause you to itch?

A few women experience mild itching with BV, but trichomoniasis is the more likely culprit if you have severe itching. BV is easier to diagnose than trich, and women with trich always have BV. Ask your health care provider if you had a wet smear (an immediate microscopic exam of your vaginal discharge) or specific trich swab when you were diagnosed. If not, return to your health care provider or another provider with expertise in vaginal complaints to be tested.

How many people die from bacterial vaginosis?

vaginal infection shifted to other body organs' 30 % people died

Does trimethoprim treat bacterial vaginosis and cystitis?

Trimethoprim will not treat bacterial vaginosis, although it may help in some cases of cystitis. Resistance levels of bacteria that cause cystitis vary widely by location. Talk with your health care provider to find the right treatment for your problems.

Bacterial vaginosis should your partner take antibiotics too?

Bacterial vaginosis isn't an infection in the true sense of the word; it's when there is an imbalance of the normal bacteria that should be found in the vagina, and an overgrowth of bacteria that are normally found in low numbers. Your partner can't "catch" it. There is no evidence that treating a partner prevents recurrence in the patient.

If you have bacterial vaginosis and your partner is a woman can she catch it?

Bacterial vaginosis isn't an infection in the true sense of the word; it's when there is an imbalance of the normal bacteria that should be found in the vagina, and an overgrowth of bacteria that are normally found in low numbers. Your partner can't "catch" it.

Can the same infection that causes bacterial vaginosis spread to your mouth and eyes?

No, bacterial vaginosis can't spread to your mouth, eyes, or any other body part. Bacterial vaginosis isn't an infection in the true sense of the word; it's when there is an imbalance of the normal bacteria that should be found in the vagina, and an overgrowth of bacteria that are normally found in low numbers.

Does penicillin cure bacterial vaginosis?

Penicillin is not effective against bacterial vaginosis. It is though very commen to have relapse after antibiotic treatment. There is a present no cure available that completely eliminates the problem.

As you know penicillin belongs to antibiotics. Antibiotics couldn't permeate into the root of bacterial vaginosis, it couldn't cure bacterial vaginosis completely.

Why not try to another way of treatment. For example, herbal medicines are very popular on curing bacterial vaginosis these days. They are worth of your try. And the herbal medicine FUYAN PILL, which has been proven effective on curing bacterial vaginosis. It is made from natural herbs, and it is as safe as the food we eat. It has the same functions as antibiotics, but does not has the side effects or drug resistances as antibiotics do.

And if you still have any questions or worries about your situation, you could consult online doctors, such as Wuhan Dr. Lee's TCM Clinic,they would offer you professional and free help online.