Patient Comments: Bacterial Vaginosis - Symptoms

What Symptoms did you experience with bacterial vaginosis?

Comment from: Sparkle7, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 15

I have had bacterial vaginosis for the last few months after I had coil removed and I bleed quite a lot. It is so annoying to have constant itch, discharge and an awful odor. I have been told to take Flagyl for this problem but I'm finding them hard to take. I take them after food but feel sick and dizzy.

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Comment from: San Fran girl, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: March 05

My doctor says its normal women get it and don't even know. And that it cures itself and reoccurs. The doctor says it's the flora in the intestine. It's low. Take probiotics to build it up. Hope that helped.

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Comment from: Lady, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: January 25

I am 27 and have had BV off and on for about 7 years. I've gone over a year maybe 2 without having it and suddenly it came back with vengeance. Within the last year I've had it at least 4 times. I do eat a lot of sweets but I would say my stress level is normal. I lost my dad about a year ago but even before all of this I struggled with BV. I've been on Metronidazole, Flagyl and Cleocin. The doctors don't really seem to have an answer. I was told to try a pH balancer to help balance my vaginal bacteria. I only use Ivory soap, I rarely wear thongs. One thing that I do think may trigger it or cause the imbalance to start is oral sex and if your partner slips to your anal region and re-enters his penis/tongue in the vagina, unfortunately some women are more sensitive than others. I for one have never had an STD nor a yeast infection so it's very frustrating to have to be cautious of EVERYTHING from what kind of panties you wear, to the soap, to sex to what you eat, the list continues. Hopefully they find a permanent cure for it. GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL!!

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Comment from: pinkrocketmr2, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: December 27

Hi there all, I've just found out that I have this BV after years of getting infections. I'm on a strong dose 1250 mg day for 7days, and guess what it's xmas in new Zealand and no drinking even after you finish for 48 hours after. I've been told that it keeps recurring which telling you, I'm not handling pain soreness at all. I can't live like this for rest of my life. Noticed some woman say she had no sex either, but I got told you also can get it from stress so all out there this is a major breakthrough plus antibiotics also. If anyone out there has any natural ways that work please love to hear from you, as scary knowing its disease and it can cause to other areas.

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Comment from: HappyMay, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: November 18

I have had a bacterial vaginosis about 3 years ago, after I had my daughter. I was put on metronidazole for 7 days and it cleared up for about a year. But now I think I have it again. Sometimes there's a clear discharge or white, with an odor. I never had an STD.

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Comment from: Cat, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 28

I just had a hysterectomy about 8 to 10 weeks ago and just started having symptoms. I have a discharge, an odor somewhat like an ammonia like smell and pain in the bladder at the end of urinating, like the last couple drops. I was given medications and it cleared up the smell but once I finished, it came back. I saw my doctor and she took samples and gave me new medications.

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Comment from: Just Me, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 22

My symptoms occurred after prescription of antibiotics for UTI (urinary tract infection), then yeast infection and all the remedies for that. I took a one time dose of something prescribed. It felt as though time released a bug to eat out the bacteria. A few weeks later, I ate Activia Greek Yogurt, seems as though it re-triggered it. I got a sudden biting/burning/stabbing sensation like something was crawling and gnawing feeling in my swollen pubic area.

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