I seem to always get Vaginosis.. Everytime I ever go get a well woman exam, they tell me I have Vaginosis and put me on meds.. I probably get it alot more often then I'm told I get it, as I only get a well woman exam about once a year.
It's always the same thing - Vaginosis is common, nothing to worry about, take all of the pills until they are gone.. And so on and so forth..
Just curious if any of you know much about Vaginosis.. They tell me it is an imbalance in the bacteria of the Vagina and that pretty much anything can cause the imbalance..
yes its an imbalance of bacteria in the vagina which can be caused by several things. always use a mild soap such as dove(sensitive) or ivory, wash your underwear with mild soap also and dry them completely in the dryer, wear 100% cotton panties, do not wear panties to bed when possible, do not douche unless your doctor tells you (douching is very bad), do not use any powder or perfumes or body spray on your genitalia, try not to wear tight clothing too much, and eat lots of yogurt. its acidophilus bacteria plus lots of other nutrients. its a better alternative to the pill.
and always take the full course of meds. if they continue to diagnose you with it, get a second opinion or find a specialist
Last edited by celebritycs*; 12-03-2006 at 12:23 AM.
According to my OB, she says that your sexual partner needs to be on antiboitics also. The men do not show signs of any of it, but they carry it. It's almost like an STD. I keep getting it too. I've taken the antiboitics, done everything I can, but it keeps comming back. That was when I finally went to my OB. She said that if my husband wasn't treated, that he will just keep giving it back to me. She prescribed me Flagyl- me to take 4 pills a day for 2 weeks, and my husband to take 4 pills a day for 1 week. When I went home to explain this to my husband, he didn't understand, and didn't want to take the pills. I took the ones she told me to take, didn't have sex for 6 weeks (just like she told me), and it cleared up. But, when I finally did have sex with my husband (who refused to take his pills, because he said there was nothing wrong with him), he gave it back to me. Now I'm back to square one. Flagyl really makes my stomach upset, so I don't like to take it. Also my OB told me that being on birth control can set it off too, something because it changes your hormones, and can cause an imbalance in bacteria. I eat yogert everyday, but I keep getting this infection too. I stopped taking my birth control after she informed me of this. Maybe this will help you. All I know, is next time I take my pills to get rid of this infection, I don't care what my husband has to say about it, if he won't take the pills, than he won't be having sex. It's not that bad of a thing to have, but is frustrating. Also douching is bad because it clears your body of all bacteria. Which is not good. You need bacteria in your body to fight off infections. If you douch, you rid your body of good bacteria. Which leads to more infections. I NEVER DOUCH. It's just not worth it. It is actually pointless. Like I said, it does your body more harm, than good.
Last edited by allaboutme; 12-05-2006 at 09:00 AM.