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Lower belly pain. Had vaginal hysterectomy done. Had oral sex. Diagnosed with BV. Remedy?

Hi i would like to know why my lower belly has been hurting. I had a vaginal histortrectomy done in Oct 28th 211. Had a doc appt last week for a std check up. But my dr. Felt as if i was fine. I'm 40yrs old black woman and just about three weeks ago i had oral sex with a man. I've been gay for yrs tho. Just left the gay life. There was no penitration tho. But i did swallow the sperm! my doc Did do a exam on me tho. And right off she looked inside and told me.. Yelp you have BV. I get my std test back today! So with this info.. Can you tell me why my lower belly hurts and why i'm going to the bath room more? Help Please.
Asked On : Sun, 7 Apr 2013
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Hello and welcome to HCM.

Thank you for your query.

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is an infection of the vagina that results in inflammation of the vagina caused by an imbalance in the various bacteria that are otherwise harmless and present in the vagina. Let me list the symptoms of BV for your better understanding. They are:
-Itching around the vagina or genitals
-Lower abdominal pain or cramping
-Thin white watery vaginal discharge
-Burning sensation while urinating
-Frequent urination
-Fishy odor from the vagina, especially after sexual intercourse

This explains the abdominal pain and frequent urination that you are experiencing. Do not worry, as this is treatable and will soon subside. Treatment includes the use of antibiotics (eg. clindamycin, metronidazole, etc.) and pain management medication. I would also request you to refrain from any sexual contact till you are completely healthy again.

If your sexual partner is a known person, and there was some contact between his genitals and your, it would be advisable for you to request him to visit a doctor as well for examination, and if required, treatment.

I hope I have succeeded in providing the information you were looking for. Please feel free to write back to me for any further clarifications. I would gladly help you.

Best wishes.
Answered: Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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