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Bacterial vaginosis and discharge - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
Doctor :   are you there xxxxxxxx?
User :   well I keep having this discharge dat has a odor sometimes fishy like. everytime I go to get check the tell me I have bv the medicine the give me never seems to work it either go away for a while and come back but this last time I just can't get rid of it. everytime I go I get tested for everything but they still say its bv
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since when are you having this?
User :   I want to know what can I do
User :   I have been getting it for about 2 years now and it comes right back but this time I have been having this problem since feb.
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details of the patient-Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   23 years of age female, from south XXXXXXXX single 5'2" 121lb 1 child
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is there any burning in the urine?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   when did you last get a check up?
User :   a month in a half ago I got tested for everything the said I had bv gave me some medicine dat starts with a m it never went away I had been going back so many times I didn't want too go back ashamed
Doctor :   was a pap smear done?
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   was there a positive result?
User :   while she was doing the pap she said it just looks like ur bv has came back but she was going to test me for everything anyway so when I call in to get my results they said everything was fine
Doctor :   what is the color of the discharge?
Doctor :   ok
User :   sometimes it looks brown and sometimes it look white or yellow
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is there any pain in the lower abdomen?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i suggest that you maintain good hygiene
Doctor :   when was the last urine test done?
User :   what do u mean
Doctor :   like cleaning with an antiseptic solution
Doctor :   washing your underclothes with antiseptic
User :   what can I do to get rid of it or least hid the odor until i get back to the doctor
Doctor :   bacterial vaginosis has a high rate of recurrence
Doctor :   avoid using tampons
Doctor :   use regular pads instead
User :   my friend told me that her doctor told her sitting in a hot bath will give u yeast infection and bv is this true
Doctor :   not really
Doctor :   unless you share the bath with somone who is infected
Doctor :   i also suggest that you get your partner checked for any STDs
Doctor :   dont douch your vagina, just clean the external area
User :   Well I haven't had one in a while cause I was scared they would smell the odor
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   you may need to have a change of antibiotics
Doctor :   bv is a trying condition, it can come back again and again
User :   I sweat a lot would this be a reason
Doctor :   the only way is to get regular check ups and treatment
Doctor :   sweating has no relation to this
User :   they keep giveing me that medicine that start with a m and they gave me the gel but that didn't work either
Doctor :   i also recommend that you get evaluated for other STDs as well
User :   I just did all that
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   continue using the drug they gave you
Doctor :   and get reevaluated
Doctor :   it would be difficult to evaluate without physically examining you
User :   see this was a month ago when they gave me the medicine but it never went away I just really haven't had the money to go back and plus I was getting tired of going getting the same medicine and nothing was happening
Doctor :   YYYY@YYYY Mobile : 0000 please confirm your details
Doctor :   are you consulting a gynaecologist now?
Doctor :   are you there xxxxxxxx?
User :   I went to the doctor one time then all the other times I went to the health department
Doctor :   i suggest that you see a gynaecologist even if it is a bit expensive
User :   ok
Doctor :   and explain to her rather than going to regular practitioners
User :   ok
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done
Doctor :   avoid smoking
Doctor :   you may need some supplemental medicines like lactobacillus along with the antibiotics
Doctor :   thats why it is better to be examined by a gynaecologist
Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form which I have sent?
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   YYYY@YYYY Mobile : 0000 please confirm your details
User :   well ok I guess I will be going back to the doctor
User :   yes
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with? ok
User :   no that it
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