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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Having vaginal infection, Is it safe to use metronidazole cream during breastfeeding?

Query: Hello Doctor, I am 38 years old and I am breastfeeding my 1 year old child. I have been diagnosed with bacterial vaginal infection and prescribed metronidazole vaginal cream daily at bedtime for 5 days. Is it safe for me to continue nursing while using that medication?  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have been diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis (bacterial vaginal infection). Metronidazole cream has to be applied vaginally for cure of the infection. Vaginal application leads to absorption of metronidazole, but it is only 2% of the oral dose. Only...  Read Full »

I have a white discharge from vagina. What could it be?

Query: Hello Doctor,  I have a fishy odour, white and milky discharge coming from my vaginal area. I am a 28 year old female. What could it be?  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are suffering from bacterial vaginosis. This is a common vaginal infection of women who are sexually active. Please use the following: Clingen (clindamycin + clotrimazole) vaginal pessary once a day at night just before sleeping for 7 days. Insert it deep inside the...  Read Full »

What are the symptoms of vaginitis and how can it be cured?

Query: Hello, What are the symtoms of vaginitis and how can it be cured?  Read Full »

Dr. Sabita Laskar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to most common symptoms of vaginitis will be itching and white discharge. In case of bacterial infection, the discharge will be yellowish or greenish and in case of fungal infection it will be curd like discharge. It is quite simple to cure. You need to get the res...  Read Full »

After IUD, my vagina smells terrible with spotting. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I got an IUD about four months ago. Before the IUD, I would bleed for 3 to 4 days with no cramps. With the IUD, I spot almost every day, and the days I do not spot, it smells horrible. Then I get the worse cramps ever. Is it normal? My vagina has the worse smell.  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello,Welcome to (intrauterine device) does not really cause any infection, but in the initial 1 to 2 cycles, spotting may continue for long before it stops in some women.The concern here should be foul smell and discharge, which is likely due to vaginal infection mostly bacterial va...  Read Full »

Why does my wife have vaginal itching with white discharge for the past three days?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife has been having itching in the vagina and white discharge in the form of paste for the past two to three days. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Maneesha

Answer: Hello,Welcome to need to know some detailed history to help to better. 1) When was her last period?2) What is the color of discharge?3) Is the discharge curdy white or some greyish white?4) Does it have a foul-smelling odor?5) Is there any redness over the itching area?6) Does she have...  Read Full »

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

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

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

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

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

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 »

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