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February 13, 2010 6:24 PM Subscribe
Why does Bacterial Vaginosis keep coming back?
posted by lwclec072 to health & fitness (8 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I'd had this forever! I've been on antibiotics time after time to treat it, but every time within a week it'll come back. It will usually go away around the time of my period but will always come back. Doctors haven't given much of an explanation, only antibiotics. I thought it might be coming back due to unprotected sex, but bf and didn't have sex during or after antibiotic for a couple weeks and still it came back as strong as ever.
I get thick yellow discharged, cloudiness in pee, occasionally with a a reddish tint like blood is in it, frequent bladder/yeast infections which I'm pretty sure is also due to the BV. Also I have been suffering from infertility for the last 3 years. I'm told that has nothing to do with BV which makes me wonder that it might be something else. I've questioned it even being BV many times but each time the tests come back as it being BV. Is it possible the tests could be missing something? It's absolutely frustrating in so many ways! I've tried everything I could possibly find online to fight against it, like folic acid pills, acidophillis pills, avoiding bathes, body sprays or anything scented, including body washes and shampoos to no prevail. I'm absolutely desperate to get rid of this BV. But it seems like with everything I try it fights back, because it always comes back worst than before.
I mostly want to find out if there is anyone else here that knows anything about BV. I know there are people out there that know more about it than I do, so I'm hoping someone can offer suggestions, something I should be doing differently or anything I should try. Maybe even something I can mention to the doctor for me to try out. Also if anyone knows a lot about BV what exactly causes this and what would cause it to come back, maybe an explanation in more medical terms but broken down for a layperson to understand? Any help would be greatly appreciated.