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sheunique
post Apr 22 2006, 01:46 PM
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Neverending: BV (used to be termed Gardnerella) started for me when I was 24; a year after my son was born and I'm now 41...yes 17 years ago. Fortunately, a lot of women get it maybe once and it clears up and it doesn't recurr...then there's us. Doctors just don't know what to do....they have a few medicines at their disposal and maybe some good ideas on how to "maintain a healthy vaginal flora". We are left to research and find out what works for each of us, and what works for one woman, may not work for another. BV also makes your vagina more suseptible to vaginal tears durng sex and that's what I'm dealing with right now. We don't get BV from our partners. It may be caused by sexual intercourse....friction of the vaginal walls...introduction of semenal fluid into the vagina....products such as soaps, detergents, the spermicide on condoms....these things alter the vaginal PH....the list goes on. Sassy said she was a virgin when the BV started so for everyone the cause may be different.
TO ALL: Have a great day!
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surfgirl
post Apr 28 2006, 02:06 PM
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I have some sort of idea what caused my BV, but am not 100% sure. About 1 year ago I had just been through a year of unprotected sex with my boyfriend when we noticed a cottage cheese like discharge when he pulled out. I'm not sure it was the sex that did it, because it took a year for this symptom to even show itself.
A few days after we noticed the discharge, I started itching and drying out. It was SO irritating, but I thought it would go away on its own. WRONG.
A few months later the itch was gone, but the discharge was still rearing its ugly head, so I treated myself with a yeast infection and took Monistat, which of course did absolutely nothing but cause annoyance at the goop constantly coming out of me.
A few months later the cottage cheesy discharge turned watery and accompanied a smell that could wake the dead. That was when I said enough is enough. I can deal with a little discharge, but that smell wasnt something i'd even wish upon an enemy.
I went to the gynecologist who tested me for yeast. negative. STDs. also negative. So she said "it must be BV" and gave me a prescription for metro-gel vaginal.
The odor cleared up that same day and the discharge is gone. I just finished my last treatment 2 days ago and suffer from a little bit of itching and dryness and some "wet tissue paper" like discharge/residue. I was a little freaked about this but found a forum dedicated to women who found this discharge and turns out its a very common thing with metro-gel. So now I wait and see, but so far so good.
Ladies I HIGHLY suggest you just go see your doctor and let them fill in a prescription for you. I wish I had done it MONTHS ago and saved myself a lot of embarassment.
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sheunique   Bacterial Vaginosis--or--embarrassing bad smell   Apr 22 2006, 01:46 PM
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