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Bacterial Vaginosis Information Guide

Our aim is to be a definitive source for people seeking, information, help, advice, and real treatment options for BV, as recommended by the CDC, FDA of America and the UK department of Health for STD's.

     

  What is Bacterial Vaginosis?  

    Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) is the name of 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.

     

    Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is the most common vaginal infection in women of childbearing age. In the United States, BV is common in pregnant women.

     
  What is Bacterial Vaginosis?  

    Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) is the name of 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.

     

    Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is the most common vaginal infection in women of childbearing age. In the United States, BV is common in pregnant women. So that means millions of women have this, so be ashamed.

     

     

     
  How do you get Bacterial Vaginosis?  

    At the present time it is not 100% fully understood what causes bacterial vaginosis, it is belived that an imbalance in the bacteria that are normally found in a woman's vagina is the main reason. The vagina normally contains mostly "good" bacteria, and fewer "harmful" bacteria. BV develops when there is an increase in harmful bacteria.

     

    Any woman can get BV. However, some activities or behaviors can upset the normal balance of bacteria in the vagina and put women at increased risk including: Having a new sex partner or multiple sex partners. Douching, and using an intrauterine device (IUD) for contraception Hot weather (sweating in the vaginal area) Poor hygeine Sex with someone who has unclean hands or penis . It is not clear what role sexual activity plays in the development of BV.Women do not get BV from toilet seats, bedding, swimming pools, or from touching objects around them.Women that have never had sexual intercourse are hardly ever affected.

     
  What are the symptoms of Bacterial Vaginosis?  

    At the present time it is not 100% fully understood what causes bacterial vaginosis, it is belived that an imbalance in the bacteria that are normally found in a woman's vagina is the main reason. The vagina normally contains mostly "good" bacteria, and fewer "harmful" bacteria. BV develops when there is an increase in harmful bacteria.

     

    Any woman can get BV. However, some activities or behaviors can upset the normal balance of bacteria in the vagina and put women at increased risk including: Having a new sex partner or multiple sex partners. Douching, and using an intrauterine device (IUD) for contraception Hot weather (sweating in the vaginal area) Poor hygeine Sex with someone who has unclean hands or penis. It is not clear what role sexual activity plays in the development of BV.Women do not get BV from toilet seats, bedding, swimming pools, or from touching objects around them.Women that have never had sexual intercourse are hardly ever affected.

     

    A health care provider must examine the vagina for signs of BV and perform laboratory tests on a sample of vaginal fluid to look for bacteria associated with BV.

     
  Bacterial Vaginosis Treatment Options  

    Although BV will sometimes clear up without treatment, all women with symptoms of BV should be treated to avoid complications. Male partners generally do not need to be treated. However, BV may spread between female sex partners.

     

    Treatment is especially important for pregnant women. All pregnant women who have ever had a premature delivery or low birth weight baby should be considered for a BV examination, regardless of symptoms, and should be treated if they have BV. All pregnant women who have symptoms of BV should be checked and treated.

     

    Some physicians recommend that all women undergoing a hysterectomy or abortion be treated for BV prior to the procedure, regardless of symptoms, to reduce their risk of developing an infection.

     

    BV is treatable with antibiotics prescribed by a health care provider. Two different antibiotics are recommended as treatment for BV: metronidazole or clindamycin. Either can be used with non-pregnant or pregnant women, but the recommended dosages differ. Women with BV who are HIV-positive should receive the same treatment as those who are HIV-negative.

     

    BV can recur after treatment.

     

  Metronidazole Treatment for Bacterial Vaginosis  

    Metronidazole

     

    Metronidazole as recommended by the CDC, and FDA of America.


    FDA & CDC Recommended Regimens.

     

    Metronidazole 500 mg (Flagyl) orally twice a day for 7 days

    OR

    Metronidazole gel, 0.75%, one full applicator (5 g) intravaginally, once a day for 5 days

    OR

    Clindamycin cream, 2%, one full applicator (5 g) intravaginally at bedtime for 7 days

     

    Alternative Regimens

     

    Clindamycin 300 mg orally twice a day for 7 days

    OR

    Clindamycin ovules 100 mg intravaginally once at bedtime for 3 days

     

    Use Metronidazole coupon code O7KqPkVmg5 and get an extra 5% or 10% off orders

     

    Note: BV is treatable with antibiotics prescribed by a health care provider. Two different antibiotics are recommended as treatment for BV: metronidazole or clindamycin. Either can be used with non-pregnant or pregnant women, but the recommended dosages differ. Women with BV who are HIV-positive should receive the same treatment as those who are HIV-negative.

     

     

     
  Clindamycin Treatment for Bacterial Vaginosis  

    clindamycin

     

    Clindamycin as recommended by the CDC, and FDA of America.

     

     

    FDA & CDC Recommended Regimens.

     

    Metronidazole 500 mg orally twice a day for 7 days

    OR

    Metronidazole gel, 0.75%, one full applicator (5 g) intravaginally, once a day for 5 days

    OR

    Clindamycin cream, 2%, one full applicator (5 g) intravaginally at bedtime for 7 days

     

    Alternative Regimens

     

    Clindamycin 300 mg (cleocin) orally twice a day for 7 days

    OR

    Clindamycin ovules 100 mg intravaginally once at bedtime for 3 days

     

    Use Clindamycin coupon code O7KqPkVmg5 and get an extra 5% or 10% off orders

     

    Note: BV is treatable with antibiotics prescribed by a health care provider. Two different antibiotics are recommended as treatment for BV: metronidazole or clindamycin. Either can be used with non-pregnant or pregnant women, but the recommended dosages differ. Women with BV who are HIV-positive should receive the same treatment as those who are HIV-negative