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Can bacterial vaginosis cause a burning feeling in the clitoris and just beneath it?

I have been having a burning feeling inside the inner labia just under the clitoris. It sometimes looks a little red and sometimes it does not. I recently took Diflucan and that didn't help. Now I am noticing a slightly thick, milky discharge. I'm starting to wonder if it could be bacterial vaginosis. Would BV cause burning in the clitoral area without causing burning in and around the vagina?

BV has a very disctinct, unpleasant odour and burns. If it's near the clitoris and just under it, that could very likely be from a bladder infection (that's where your urethra is). However, if that was the case you'd have pain when peeing.  (+ info)

Can bacterial vaginosis cause my boyfriend to get bumps on his privates?

I have bacterial vaginosis, could this cause my boyfriend to get red itchy bumps on his gentials and penis after we have sex? Or could it be that he has bacterial vaginosis?
Is there a over the counter medicine my boyfriend can get it to cure it? Or once i am cured, will he not get it again?

Well, the word "vaginosis" means infection or disease of the vagina, so no he doesn't have that.

However, if you have a bacterial infection in your vagina, and his penis was in there, then yes he probably has the bacterial infection in his penis. He needs to go to the doctor quickly.


Edit: You have a bacterial infection. It sounds like he has contracted the bacterial infection as well. There is no over the counter cure for that, he has to go to the doctor.

You also need to stop having sex until you are both cured. If one of you takes antibiotics and the other doesn't, you'll just get reinfected and no one will get better.

He needs a doctor. If it's possible, I'd avise you to both go in together so a doctor can talk to you both at the same time to reduce confusion.  (+ info)

How long does it take to Cure Cure Bacterial Vaginosis With Apple Cider Vineger ?

Can someone please tell me how long it takes to cure a bacterial vaginosis with apple cider vinegar. I also wanted to know how does this happen. I clean down there with different types of soaps could that be a reason why it get irritated.

The reality is...there are NO studies to prove that apple cider vinegar can be used to treat this condition. NONE. All so-called "evidence" is based on anecdotal theories at best. I'm not sure how you are using this vinegar, but I would suggest to stop wasting your time.

Clearly, the best and most reliable treatment is typically with a medication called "Metrogel Vaginal," or "Clindesse." The advantage of the latter, is that it is a one time treatment. The vaginal applications for MetroGel are usually 5-7 nights.

Yes, many soaps can be VERY irritating to the vaginal flora, and it is best to use something mild/neutral. I typically recommend Dove or Ivory. You should try to wash "inside" the vaginal canal either. Avoid soaps that are "antibacterial" in nature as well. As well, you should NEVER douche, or take "bubble baths," as these will upset the flora and precipitate a B.V. infection.

Talk to your doctor or provider of care about this. Leave the vinegar for your next salad instead.

Best of luck!

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How to use vaginal tablets for bacterial vaginosis?

I'm worried I might have a yeast infection, or bacterial vaginosis. There are tablets I found to cure it, but I am not sure how to use it. They are called CENASERT tablets. How do I use these tablets? Do I insert them, and leave it there?

Yes, you insert the tablets at night before you go to bed and leave them in there. They will dissolve overnight. You may find some remnant of the tablet in the morning, but that's o.k. the majority of the tablet has absorbed into your system.  (+ info)

What happens when you get tested for bacterial vaginosis?

I'm super nervous. Like, it's not even describable how nervous I am. But I'm almost convinced I have bacterial vaginosis and I've known for a long time. But I didn't learn until just today that if it doesn't get treated, it can turn into something serious. So I made my plan that I'm going to the Options for Sexual Health drop-in clinic next week. What are they going to do?

They will just do a swab, it will be painless. The doctor has seen dozens of vaginas and yours won't be the worst, so relax! I was really nervous the first time too. I cried in the office actually. I had a pretty severe case of BV that would not go away. I tried creams, antibiotics, even boric acid vaginal suppositories for two weeks. I came across some information online about taking folic acid (orally) and how it was a cure for BV. I thought it was stupid and a long shot, but I was desperate, so I tried it. I have not itched AT ALL since I took the first folic acid supplement. I am taking 800mg twice a day and so far, so good. I REALLY didn't think this would work, but I am happy to say that IT DID!!!!!!! And from my research it seems that taking the daily recommended amount will prevent BV from returning. Good luck, I know this is awful! Also, keep in mind that antibiotics can cause BV in the first place, so look into alternative medicine, even if it's not folic acid. Do your research online or call a naturopathic doctor.  (+ info)

Is it possible to have bacterial vaginosis again within 2 weeks of treating it?

I was told I had bacterial vaginosis about a month ago. I used the gel antobiotic given to me by my doctor for about 7-9 days as instructed. I was fine with no discharge for about 2 weeks, then i got my period. After my period i started having some discharge again. Is it possible that i have bacterial vaginosis again so soon? could it have been the tampons?

you don't need antibiotic but now use the antifungi drugs that given by vaginal. I hope this help.  (+ info)

What is the difference between a uti and bacterial vaginosis?

can bacterial vaginosis be detected from a urine sample?

A UTI is a urinary tract infection, its in the urethra or bladder. Bacterial vaginosis is actually in the vagina.
They usually diagnose a UTI with a clean catch urine sample which if done correctly should not get anything except urine since it involves cleaning the area around it first. If it is not done correctly it may be contaminated by bacteria from around the labia.
BV is usually diagnosed with a visual exam and swabs of fluid from inside the vagina.  (+ info)

What is a good brand of folic acid for the cure of bacterial vaginosis?

I am a young teenager and I think I suffer from bacterial vaginosis, even though I've never been checked out. I was looking on the internet and came upon a cure for B.V (folic acid). I want to give it a try but I just dont know which brand to pick. Could someone help me with this?

don't believe everything you read on the web, folic acid will not cure bacterial vaginosis. You need to see a doctor and get tested and treated appropriately.  (+ info)

How quickly do antibiotics clear up bacterial vaginosis?

I was prescribed four antibiotic pills to be taken all at once. How soon should they work at clearing up the bacterial vaginosis?

bacterial vaginosis usually resolves in a few days but commonly recurs. if it does antibiotics will have to be taken for a longer time. Propionic acid jelly maybe use to promote more acidic vaginal secretions to discourage the growth of bacteria. For STD both sex partners are treated at the same time to prevent reinfection.  (+ info)

How can I get rid of Bacterial Vaginosis?

I thought I had a yeast infection but I don't. I'm pretty sure if anything is wrong down there, I have bacterial vaginosis. So, can anyone tell me how to get rid of it naturally. No doc please.


You can't.

Nothing will truly flush out or cure vaginosis without antibiotics. All natural products or home remedies only treat the symptoms, but not the disease.

You should go to a free clinic and they can give you antibiotics.

You should also not try to "let it run it's course." It's not that kind of disease. It will only get worse and can possibly turn into pelvic inflammatory disease, or even work it's way into your urethra and give you a UTI or kidney infection. Bone up and go to the doctor.  (+ info)

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