Bacterial Vaginosis

Bacterial vaginosis, otherwise called vaginal bacteriosis, is an infection that causes vaginal inflammation due to the overgrowth of bacteria that are naturally found in the vagina. The symptoms of bacterial vaginosis are thin and white vaginal discharge, fishy vaginal odor, burning while urination, and vaginal itching.

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Please suggest some home remedies for BV.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 19 years old. I have become sexually active within the six months for the first time and have come in contact with the use of douches and different sexual partners. Unfortunately, I think I have given myself bacterial vaginosis and not realized it. I have a strong odor down there,...  Read Full »

Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Bacterial vaginosis is due to the imbalance between the healthy and unhealthy bacteria or organisms in the vagina. This balance between good and bad bacteria is needed to protect the vagina from new infections. The use of too many antibiotics and douches will kill bo...  Read Full »

Please answer my questions regarding IUD, HPV, and BV.

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 20-year-old female. I have some questions regarding IUD, HPV, and BV. I have some itching around the genital area for three days now. Previously, I had this issue before a year and it went away. Now it is coming back again. I consulted a gynecologist and she told me that I have some...  Read Full »

Dr. Tinu Philip

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Your IUD and vaginal infection are causing trouble in you. Regarding IUD (intrauterine device), it is normal to have spotting after putting it for some time. I assume that you are having regular periods. If so, you can wait for a month. If it ...  Read Full »

Can vaginal infection cause fishy vaginal discharge and itching for two years?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a smelly vaginal discharge for the past two years. It seems to be a fishy odor. I never had any sexual intercourse. I have itching in my vagina. I am scared whether I have a vaginal infection. Please suggest.   Read Full »

Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You seem to have bacterial vaginosis. It is not an infection. It occurs due to an imbalance of healthy and unhealthy bacteria in the vagina. Every woman can have this imbalance. They act as security by preventing new infections from entering the body. Using Vaginal ...  Read Full »

Why do I have on and off vaginal bumps which does not recover completely even after taking antibiotics?

Query: Hello doctor, It started with what I thought was a yeast infection, but I had so many bumps which I had never experienced. I tried to get rid of it myself, not smart, but what is done is done. Honestly, I just took lots of probiotics, tried to eat well, and used oils with antibacterial properties. ...  Read Full »

Dr. J N Naidu

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I studied your problem carefully. It is a problem with bumps and a really awful discharge. More details will be useful to further evaluate the problem. 1) Details of medications you used locally and orally if you know them. 2) Pictures of bumps will help in identifyi...  Read Full »

Why is my vaginal lip is red and swollen after bacterial vaginosis treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, My doctor gave me antibiotic for bacterial vaginosis. I just finished the last pill before three days. Then, I was a bit irritated down there. Now, I have my period. So, I had dry humping with pants on. Shortly after, my vagina was irritated and I checked it out. One side of my lip was ...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome back to Yes, the reason could be friction. Also, you also have an infection and that may have caused this. Please get yourself checked with a gynecologist internally. Avoid having sex till then. Wear cotton panties and loose lowers. Maintain personal hygiene and take plenty...  Read Full »

How to manage my menstrual irregularity and weight gain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 22 years old. I have a problem with irregular periods. Firstly, I began my menstrual cycle much later than most girls. I started only at the age of 16 years. Recently, I have noticed that I no longer get a regular period and it has been happening for around eight months. Ever since ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sangeeta Milap

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You seem to be having PCOD (polycystic ovary disease), which is the reason for you not having periods. Get ultrasonography of the uterus tubes and ovaries, blood tests, thyroid function tests, Pcod panel, serum prolactin, and complete blood count. Also, you are having s...  Read Full »

I have burning sensation on the internal walls of vagina. Why is it?

Query: Hi doctor, I have burning sensation and itching on internal walls of vagina after sex and after ovulation. I am facing this problem for the past 6 to 8 months. For past 1 week, I am unable to have sex and while passing urine the nerve pains. We are trying to get pregnant for more than 7 years. Curre...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Considering that there is itching and burning over the vaginal walls and burning near the urethra after sex as well indicates that you may have contracted mixed vaginosis infection which is a combination of both bacterial vaginosis and vaginal candidiasis often acc...  Read Full »

I have severe redness in vagina along with itching. Why is it?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25 year old unmarried female. My height is 5'2" and I weigh 58 kg. I am suffering from urine inflammation over last three months. My symptoms are heavy inflammation at the time of urination, red skin at vagina and itching problem. I visited the doctor five months back and taken...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for the query on this platform. I have had a look at the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You seem to be suffering from urinary tract infection and mixed vaginosis which is the prime cause of UTI. Ideally, it is important that ...  Read Full »

What harm will yeast infection and bacterial vaginosis cause during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 40 years old and I am 22 weeks pregnant. I went to the doctor yesterday because I felt like I may have a yeast infection. He confirmed it was a yeast infection and they did a swab and sent it to the lab. Today they called me with the results and it came back as yeast infection an...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for trusting us about your healthcare. I have gone through your history and understood your concern. It could be due to vaginitis caused by a fungal and bacterial infection and you can take antibiotics and antifungal medicine for the same. Keep the area dry...  Read Full »

Will birth control pills cause smelly vaginal discharge?

Query: Hello doctor, For over four months, I have been experiencing vaginal discharge that has an offensive smell. I am in the military. I have been to the doctor and they continue to tell me it is just a symptom from my birth control but have not sent me to a gynecologist. The discharge has an offensive ...  Read Full »

Dr. Tinu Philip

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The bad smell and the discoloration of your vaginal discharge could be due to either a candida (fungal ) or bacterial vaginosis (BV) (bacterial infection). Trichomonas usually has a fishy smell which you do not have. Candida infections usually have something like a c...  Read Full »

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