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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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Why do I have vaginal itching and white discharge after sex?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21-year-old female. My height is 157 cm, and my weight is 46.5 kg. Recently, I started having sex with my boyfriend without any protection. Also, I have taken the emergency contraceptive pill twice in two months. Every time after sex, I have a burning sensation while peeing. I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Pandian. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Your symptoms are due to yeast infection along with bacterial vaginosis. I suggest you go for the below tests: Routine urine examination and culture test. Pap smear of vaginal discharge for microbiology. Hemoglobin level. If you c...  Read Full »

My vaginal discharge cleared with antibiotics. Is it an STI?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 35-year-old female. I had vaginal discharge. When I took Flagyl for BV, it cleared. So, I do not think it as an STI. Am I right?  Read Full »

Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Bacterial vaginosis can occur with or without intercourse and is not considered as STI (sexually transmitted infection). As your bacterial vaginosis got cleared with Flagyl (Metronidazole), you are fine.   Read Full »

My wife has a vaginal infection. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is suffering from vaginal infection. She continuously scratches her vagina. She went to a doctor and got tablet Forcan 150 mg, Hhzole cream, tablet Dazit 5 mg and Hhlevo 5 mg. Still she is suffering a lot. Please suggest some good medicine for quick relief. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your wife seems to be suffering from vaginal candidiasis or in simple terms fungal infection which presents as vaginal itching and thick white curdy discharge from vagina. She has already been prescribed Fluconazole 150 mg and local application of Clotrimazole cream for...  Read Full »

Is it safe to breastfeed while taking antibiotics?

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 a small amount...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hello Doctor, I have a fishy odour, white and milky dischargecoming 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 insid...  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 »

My pap smear result states bacterial vaginosis. Kindly help

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing abnormal greenish discharge for at least a month now. I did the pap smear and the result is out. There is a shift of flora suggestive of bacterial vaginosis, now the fungal organism's morphology is consistent with Candida spp. What would be the best thing to do...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. I suggest taking antibiotics course to cure this infection. 1. Take a tablet of Doxycycline (Lactose monohydrate, yellow iron oxide) 100 mg twice daily. 2. Tablet Metronidazole (Hydroxypropyl cellulose, Hypromello...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for my vaginal burning, uncomfortable pain, bad smell?

Query: Hello doctor,My vagina is burning and physically just hurting. I have vaginal burning, an irrational lousy smell, and uncomfortable pain. I have a lot of symptoms of bacterial vaginosis, but I want to get a clarification. I have a history of yeast infections and UTIs.  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It seems like you have some vaginal infection which is causing the problem. Please check yourself by a gynecologist and get a vaginal swab test done. Avoid having sex till then. Wear cotton panties and loose lowers. Maintain personal hygiene and take plenty of fluids. W...  Read Full »

I am a 27-year-old female with fishy odor in my vaginal discharge. Is it bacterial vaginosis?

Query: Hi,I am a 27-year-old female with a height of about 5 feet and a weight of about 73 kg. I have noticed that my vaginal discharge has had a fishy odor for the past few months. It is my first time experiencing this. It started about four months ago. I also experienced pain in my pelvic area during and...  Read Full »

Dr. Pandian. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Yes, your symptoms suggest that you have bacterial vaginosis and mixed yeast infection. I suggest you do the following tests- 1) Pap smear (Papanicolaou test) of vaginal discharge for microbiology. 2) Urine routine and cul...  Read Full »

I am having brown discharge with terrible smell close to my past period. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I started my period 15 days back. And it ended a week later. Today (five days after it ended), I had some brown discharge (this was about 11 hours ago). And this is gonna sound really weird but when I was in the shower (11 hours later) I stuck my finger up there and when I pulled my f...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The presence of smell and bleeding with discharge after your menses have stopped, indicates a possibility of cervicitis with bacterial vaginosis (infection). If you are sexually active then the chances of contracting infection are higher. You shall require a per spec...  Read Full »

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