Causes Of Vaginal Bacterial Infection

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Bacterial vaginosis is one of the most common infections of the female reproductive system. This infection is caused by the imbalance in the vagina making bacteria grow in it. The vagina is protected by a delicate pH balance. Meaning to say, there is an optimum acidity that the vagina has to maintain in order to protect the reproductive system from harmful bacteria. Actually, there are good bacteria in the vagina but once a pH imbalance occurs, bad bacteria also start to grow.

The most common symptoms of this disease are discharge, foul odor and bacterial vaginosis itching. For milder infections, though, symptoms may not show up. Bacterial vaginosis can affect any woman and this infection is not sexually transmitted. However, if a woman has this condition, the chances that she will acquire sexually transmitted disease increases. This is because the vagina is not protected anymore.

Frequently Asked Questions

    can a vaginal bacterial infection causes symptoms of a uti?
    my gynecologist did urinalysis, bacterial swab, and an std swab to see what was wrong with me (i had been experiencing itching around my vagina). along with these symptoms i have been experiencing symptoms of a UTI (which is why she did urinalysis). i did in fact have a bacterial infection but my urine test came out normal. I was wondering if maybe this bacterial infection might have caused my uti symptoms?

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    Can this cause vaginal bacterial infection?
    I know it's probably a stupid question but I've always thought that your vagina cleanses itself and flushes all the bad stuff out.

    Anyways I was stuck at the beach all day with sand in my bikini bottom and I tried to get a lot of it out but beach bathrooms are so nasty and there's no sinks. Can't really wash yourself up, so now ever since then...I've been feeling irritation down there even though I've washed. It's been like 4 days now.

    • ANSWER:
      You're right, your vagina does cleanse itself by flushing out harmful bacteria, dirt, dead cells etc. and it's slightly acidic pH helps kill off anything nasty...

      If you've washed then it may not be the sand and other nasties from the beach - but, although the vagina does self-clean it can only do so much, it can take time for it to recover after it's had something nasty inside it, so it may be a little under the weather for a few days. It may have brought on an infection, if worried then see a doctor to check for infections.

    What can be underlying cause of vaginal bacterial infection?
    I've had one for nearly a year. I've been on 13 medications. Nothing has worked! The doctor has confirmed that it's a bacterial infection, but nothing is curing it. Could there be some larger disorder that this is a symptom of? I'm at a loss for why it won't go away.

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      You should always wipe front to back to not contaminate your vagina with fecal material.

      If you wear thong underwear you increase your change of a bacterial infection.

      You can try taking probiotics.

      I would also recommend you get a second opinion.

    What causes bacterial infections?
    I recently went to the doctor with a vaginal bacterial infection as well as a bladder infection. I got both at the same time, and I've never had either before so I'm not prone to these kinds of infections. I have a new boyfriend and we were having sex a lot, and also I just switched my acne medication (which is an antibiotic). Do you know what would cause both of these infections to occur at the same time?

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      generally the most common way to get a bladder infection is having a lot of sex. its not a bad thing persay. just make sure you pay attention to your body and if it gets worse always make sure to see a doctor. because if you let a bad one alone - it can lead to a kidney infection which involves a hospital stay. so thats never cool.

      not sure why they would have occoured at the same time. ask the doctor. but i assume they are from the increase in sex. and sometimes its as simple as your own bacteria or your partners getting shoved around and into you. not that complicated.

      and the best trick to get rid of a bladder infection is to drink a crapload of cranberry juice. totally works.

    How are bacterial vaginal infections caused?
    I'm curious b/c I got a pH of 6 on a vagisil screening test, and I am NOT sexually active. I have a strong unpleasant odor, yellow discharge, itching, and a bit of a rash. I also have soreness around the vaginal area. I am wondering if I got these symptoms from public bathrooms or eating too much refined sugar or something else.

    • ANSWER:
      Such infection can come from unhygienic utilities as well as from a partner.

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