Bacterial vaginosis

What is Bacterial vaginosis?

Infection of the human vagina that may be caused by anaerobic bacteria, especially by Mobiluncus species or by Gardnerella vaginalis. Characterized by excessive, sometimes malodorous, discharge.

Questions and answers on "Bacterial vaginosis"

I have bacterial vaginosis and I am on 14 day course of flagyl. I tried to use refresh gel for lubrication and thought it would help my vaginal dryness. Instead little white clumps came out during sex, it was so embarrassing. How can I make sure this doesn't happen again? Will it help if I douche prior to sex? When can I have sex again on not be embarrassed.

doctor1 MD

Hi,

Thanks for posting your query!

You are currently receiving the recommended treatment for Bacterial Vaginosis. The condition can be expected to resolve after you've completed your medication course. It is also equally important to complete your treatment course even if your signs and symptoms...

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I was diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis and I was on antibiotic for 7days 2pills a day and I took my last dose and woke up the next day with a itch swollen clit they prescribed me a stronger antibiotic is it normal for it to be itchy and swollen your clit?

doctor1 MD

Hello dear,

Thank you for your contact to health care magic.

I read and understand your concern.

I am Dr Arun Tank answering your concern.


No, if your vaginosis is cured you never has swollen clitoris.

In my advice your infection is not cured yet.

You can take metronidazole and clindamycin tablet...

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i am having a vaginal odor that sort of smells like farts. i have had bacterial vaginosis and it doesnt smell like that but it is very strong. i use vagisil ph balancer in the shower along with the vagisil odor blocker cleanser, as i often experience vaginal odor.

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Welcome to Healthcare Magic.
I am Dr Ramadevi Wani. I will be answering your concerns today.

Are you sexually active ? This bad odor suggests infection. It could be just a bacterial infection. If you are sexually active it could be STD like Trichomoniasis.
Please consult Gynecologist and get...

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Hi, my labia minora has become enlarged on one side (sort of hanging down a bit) and is very, very itchy.. i also have a foul smelling discharge (sometimes white and clumpy and other times clear and fishy).. i have treated for thrush and Bacterial Vaginosis for so long now and it is not clearing.. any help would be much appreciated! Thank you

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Apparently it looks like recurrent mix infection.
Go for vaginal smear and Pap smear test to get more precise conclusion of your problem.
After report go for specific treatment.
Keep your local part clean, dry and airy.
Ok and take care.

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I have a history of bacterial vaginosis. I took meds just a month ago to treat it and sure enough I m experience mild itching, discharge . I ve stopped douching, I still occasionally wipe the wrong way & I ve recently had unprotected sex. Other than wiping the RIGHT way & using protection, what other ways can I effectively reduce the chances of a recurrence?

doctor1 MD

Hi,
You can use probiotics in consultation with your doctor for prevention of recurrence of bacterial vaginosis.
Wish you good health.

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Hello. I have red, somewhat itchy bumps inside my vagina, not on the labia or anywhere else in that area. Simply inside. Also, I've noticed my discharge is very watery. I was recently diagnosed with Chlamydia and Bacterial Vaginosis. I took the pills for the Chlamydia but not the Vaginosis, could that have something do with this? Also, my dryer recently broke so my delicates had to air dry, I notice my unmentionables have a rougher feel to them as if there could be residue left behind on them from not being properly dried, could that cause irritation?

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Thanks for the query.
You have to take complete course of broad spectrum antibiotics along with local creams, so that you will get complete cure from both the infections.
And yes if inner wear is not properly cleaned and dried that can lead to irritation.
You better prefer cotton inner wear...

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I was diagnosed for bacterial vaginosis three days ago, and I was prescribed anti-biotics for it. Today, all of a sudden, I found a lost tampon ... which I assume was the cause of bacterial vaginosis in the first place! Should I go see my family physician about this new discovery or should I wait until I m done my anti-bitoics for BV and see how I m doing then? Thank you!

doctor1 MD

Hello ma'am.

The lodged and forgotten tampon is quite obviously the cause for the bacterial vaginosis, with this removed the antibiotics will start taking effect and will surely take care of the infection.

You need not visit the doctor again, just make sure you contact your doctor before...

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Recent questions on  Bacterial vaginosis

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I recently went to the gynecologist and was treated with antibiotics for a vaginal infection. I was also told that I could use rephresh to help insure my vagina was a good ph level which would combat any possible bad tastes or smells for which I was concerned because I just enetered into a relationship with a new guy and want to be healthy, smelling and tasting good. I completed the antibiotics, took the extra pills (cant remeber what it was called at the moment) one at the beginning and one at the end to combat a yeast infection from the antibiotics. Used rephresh after having sex with my boyfriend, noticed a few days later that there was a white discharge coming out of my vagina. I looked at it closely and smelled it and it did not have a foul smell at all. But I assumed that I had a yeast infection so began a one day treatment of monistat, then read that one day might not be strong enough and might just make the bacteria more resistant so I purchased a three day and started that. Then read that rephresh will result in leaving a whitish discharge from the vagina as the cells slough off and it is nothing to worry about. I am afraid I may have treated a yeast infection when I did not have one. So I just rinsed out my third day of treatment of monistat with hot water and tried to clean myself out thoroughly, so I am not continuing with a unneeded chemical. I m wondering should I use rephresh again now to make sure I get my vagina back to a healthy ph before I see my boyfriend this weekend?

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I just received word on a spinal xray that stated I have extensive calcification of the lower abdominal aorta. I am a brittle diabetic of 52. I am having a removal of a transvaginal sling on june 24 due to severe bacterial vaginosis that is happeni ng when mesh is in vaginal cavity. Should I be concerned? I have been having exacerbated back pain when I have the infections. Antibiotics are not working now. And I have been taking them properly. In Nov. 2013 my bladder function test was normal. I do not empty my bladder fully and is somtimes dark in color. My blood sugars are high allot

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Hi, I m an American living in the West Bank and have suffered from vaginosis (e. coli) for the past several months and severe stomach pain for the past six weeks. I don t know if they are related, but I m getting nervous about long-term effects. No doctor here seems to be able to cure it! For the vaginosis, I have taken metronidazole, clindomycin, nutrafuvantoin, and one other antibiotic, which have temporarily helped but not cured the vaginosis. Have also gone for weeks at a time of celibacy with my partner but he has not been treated and I m not sure what he needs to do to get treated. Meanwhile for the stomach pain I tested negative for parasites and H. Pylori, but here in the West Bank they are unable to do a general test for bacteria and have to test one by one, and this is expensive and time consuming. Finally, I have Crohn s Disease but two CBCs from different labs show normal indicators other than slight anemia, which is normal for me. I m not sure what to do. I m considering taking amoxicillin or perhaps nifuroxazide, which cured my case of diarrhea last year (but I don t have diarrhea now -- just horrible painful gas). If you can help in any way I would be extremely grateful.

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I missed the first 4 pills of my new pack waiting for them in the mail. Finally starting the pack on thursday.i have now been on the BC for 2 weeks. Since then I have had tender nipples and breast, little twinges and crampy feelings in lower abdomin. I have egg white film like discharge that has no odor. Other than early pregnancy, could I have a hormonal imbalance from missing those 4 pills or could it be bacterial vaginosis or what do u think most likely. I have taken several pregnancy tests but all have been negative I think it is too early. Help!!!

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Hi, I am suffering from vaginal infection itching since last two years. i consulted two to three doctors in last two years. they all prescribed FAS-3 kit and Candid B ointment. when i took FAS-3 kit. i get cured immediately with a days of time....

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HI, I'm a 40 yr old who underwent an embolization for fibroids 2 years ago. Since then I've experienced cases of bacterial vaginosis and now breakthrough bleeding before my period. I've been on birth control to help regulate my period. My partner...

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What at are the symptoms of vaginitis . I have lower abdominal pain and itching in vaginal area with no discharge. I am having low back pain . This is week two.