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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Dr. Sameer Kumar

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Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

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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 »


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Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

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Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

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Answer: Hi, How are you doing? Hope you & your loved ones are safe and healthy. Bacterial vaginosis is due to the imbalance between the healthy and unhealthy bacteria/ organisms in vagina. This balance between good & bad bacteria is needed to protect vagina from new infections. Use of too many ant...  Read Full »

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Dr. Richa Agarwal

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Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

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Dr. Tinu Philip

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Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com 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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Dr. Tinu Philip

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Answer: Hi, I understand that your IUD and the vaginal infection is troubling you. Regarding the IUD,it's normal to have spotting after putting it in for some time.I assume you are having regular periods .If so wait for a month as your bleeding is not heavy.If it does not normalise,then it's wise to see a ...  Read Full »

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Query: Hello doctor, For the past two years, I've been getting a smelly vaginal discharge, more like a fishy odor. I've never had any sexual intercourse. During those two years, my vagina was itching and sometimes it was unsupportable. I never went to a doctor as I don't know ...  Read Full »


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Answer: Hi, How are you doing? Hope you & your loved ones are safe and healthy. For a young lady of 18yrs , not sexually active, diagnosis are 1. If you use vaginal wash or douching frequently. Use too many antibiotics frequently for any other reason. This could be Bacterial vaginosis. It's not an ...  Read Full »

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Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

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Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? Hope you and your dear ones are safe and healthy. For a young lady of your age, following are the possibilities and solutions: 1. If using antibiotics frequently, bacterial vaginosis. Caused by imbalance in healthy and unhealthy bacteria and vaginal...  Read Full »

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Query: Hi doctor, I am four weeks pregnant and I have BV (vaginosis) and some candida hyphae. My gynecologist prescribed me to apply internally Zidoval gel for five nights and then take two days break and apply Canesten soft gel pessary the following night. I already asked her if it is safe to take durin...  Read Full »


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Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As such local application is somewhat safe and if you have diagnosed infection then it is always a query whether to take or not. If the infection is not much severe then you can wait for 12 weeks of pregnancy and then take the medicines. In early pregnancy there are ma...  Read Full »

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