Vaginosis Treatment

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is an overgrowth of bacteria in the vagina. It is the most common cause of abnormal vaginal discharge in women of childbearing age. It is not considered a sexually transmitted disease (STD), and it can be treated with antibiotics. The sooner you seek out online treatment for bacterial vaginosis, the sooner the symptoms will subside.

Women who do have bacterial vaginosis symptoms commonly experience a foul-smelling "fishy" vaginal discharge that is thin and watery, with a white, gray, or green coloration. Women with BV may also feel vaginal itching, irritation of the vulva, burning when urinating, or painful intercourse. BV is sometimes confused with a yeast infection, which is a distinct condition that requires a different course of treatment.

Bacterial vaginosis can be easily treated with antibiotics (pills, cream, or gel), and it should clear up quickly. Antibiotics used to treat BV include metronidazole and clindamycin. BV should be treated as soon as possible since it can increase your risk of acquiring a sexually transmitted infection, such as gonorrhea, herpes, or HIV. It is also associated with a higher risk of miscarriage and other pregnancy complications, as well as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). Don’t wait to schedule your virtual consultation with an online doctor and start treatment.

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Thin, watery vaginal discharge with odor

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Pain during sex

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Vaginal itching

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Burning sensation during urination

Symptoms are more noticeable after sexual intercourse and during menses

Thankfully, treating bacterial vaginosis doesn’t have to be scary or overwhelming. In most cases, it can be treated with antibiotics (pills, cream, or gel)

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It may reoccur within 3-12 months, so additional treatments may be needed.

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In about one-third of cases, BV will go away without the need for treatment; however, this can take weeks or even months, and in the meantime you are at increased risk of contracting an STI, among other possible complications. Women whose BV clears up without treatment often experience a recurrence of the infection months later. If you suspect you have bacterial vaginosis, the best course of action is to seek medical treatment. “Home remedies” for BV are ineffective and may even worsen a vaginal infection. You can easily schedule a virtual visit with an experienced doctor via CallonDoc.
Yes, and this is fairly common.
Bacterial vaginosis should not be confused with a yeast infection. Yeast infections are caused by fungus, not bacteria. The two conditions are not only essentially different but also differ in their symptoms, despite some similarities. BV is associated with a foul-smelling discharge; a yeast infection is generally odorless. Discharges associated with BV tend to be much more watery than the thick (usually white) discharge of a yeast infection.
Treatment of an asymptomatic sex partner is considered unnecessary.
It typically takes five to seven days on antibiotics medicine once you have established a treatment plan from your online visit with a doctor. Occasionally it is necessary to take medication for a longer period of time. “Same day relief” is not a realistic goal with BV.
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