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  • Same here

    BV is beginning top depress me. I am 26 and i have been dealing with it since i was 16. I have tried everything from Septrum, Flagyl, Metrogel, pennicillin, clindeesem i have had my BV treated like an STD (with one dose powder packages and 1 dose 4 pills)- i have spent thousands on doctor visits and now my new GYn is talking about resetting my vaginal PH with some blue dye or something. Nothing works- i feel like this is a curse. i am a 26 year old virgin because of BV. i cant sustain a relationship because i am embarassed- please help.

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    • Bv Wont Leave

      I am a 24 year old african american female about 5'8 180 pounds. I have struggled with BV for years at one point in my life BV would go away and return after my menstrual cycles, but now BV is here to stay. I have visited about 12 different doctors in the past 7 years and I am getting the same response. It has even come to the point where I will look up information online and bring it on my doctor appointments with me. I have been prescribed creams, gels, and the famous famous METRINIDOZOLE....Despite the many, many doctors efforts BV is here with me even as I type in this forum! There must be something I haven't been told. I am a healthy young adult with no children. I cannot find an answer to my problem but it is a very big problem. My BV odor is very light not a strong smell until right before my cycle comes on.And ladies this smell can light up my small office. I am embarrassed to be around co-workers and family.This tops it off I am not very sexually active because I have had this problem for so long. My sex life has deceased. I am embarrassed please help.I will take any advice

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      • I found something that worked. I took a combination of Clyndeese (one time vaginal treatment)and a dose of silver. I continued to take the silver for 2 days on day three I did a slight medicated douche(although not reccommended)to ride the resideu of clyndeese. The next morning- still normal. 2 days later - still normal.

        I got the idea from a friend.
        I am still taking the silver every other day... and I am sooooooooooo happy.

        I also hear that some women are allergic to sperm- it throws off PH balence.

        I am a 26 year old virgin so luckly I dont have that problem.... but maybe not for long if this BV stay away.

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        • 6 days- still gone!

          will keep your posted.

          I am so happy- i have been dealing with this since i was 16!

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          • Hi

            I'm suffering from BV and have done chronically for the last 6 mths. I have try to leave things and let nature takes it's course-yogurts etc and also seeked medical help. 11 courses of antibiotics and some creams later I'm still no better off

            I paid privately to see specialist in New Zealand whilst there for a few mths. Nothing improved. Since I've returned home, endless trips to the doctors has resulted in me being told there's nothin more they can do for me. Their last resort was referal to hospital but as I've already seen a specialist you can imagine I'm not too optimistic.

            I don't do anythin i shudn't includin washin, underwear etc but this is now becomin a real hinder in my life. It's effecting work (leaking through my clothes) sex life (painful) and my confidence.

            I really am DESPERATE for anyone who thinks they could help.

            Thanks in advance

            Nicola





            Originally posted by AFemaleProdigy
            I went through a spell where I kept getting BV as well. A lot of things can cause recurrences of BV. Most of it is the same things that trigger a yeast infection.

            You need to avoid using any kind of vaginal cleansers or chemicals (even if you get that fishy odor). Using anything such as douche will only make it worse. Avoid taking bubble baths or getting any soap in the vagina. Do not use cleansing wipes or vaginal deoderants either.

            Wear breathable panties. Preferably cotton. Try to wear loose clothing. The key is to help reduce excess moisture.

            Make sure that you and your partner always wash your hands and private areas before and after any sort of sexual contact. This will help prevent spreading the bacteria which causes BV. Make sure that if you use any sort of toys, that you always clean them with soap and rinse them thoroughly.

            The medications that are given for BV are indeed cures. They completely cure you of BV. The problem is that you are reinfecting yourself somehow. It's usually due to one of the situations I described above. I know that when I have had it, I was given one pill and that was all I had to take for that occurance.

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            • I have had dysplasia type 1 twice. Ever since then I have been having problems with my vagina even after no traces of dysplasia have been found. I have been with the same sexual partner for 4 years now and because of my vagina problems I we have had sex maybe 100 times (if that much) in 4 years! I recently had a bacterial infection and was given the metro-gel (cream)...I followed all the steps my doctor gave me. And I was only to use it for 5 days; even though there was cream left in the tube i only had five applicators... So I wanted to make sure that the medicine worked before I had intercourse. I waited a WEEK after the last usage... My vagina was tight during intercourse and it was kind of painful.. I attributed that to not having sex for more than month... So the irritation continued and now my vagina is a little irritated and itchy. I just apply cortisone cream to the outside to stop the itching there. But it itches on the inside and I am experiencing a CLEAR ODORLESS discharge. I have been having vagina problems since I was 19 I am now 23...so my sex life has been sucky pretty much since I started having it. I must say I hate it!! I wish I could just have a normal healthy sex life like everyone else...

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              • I have had dysplasia type 1 twice. Ever since then I have been having problems with my vagina even after no traces of dysplasia have been found. I have been with the same sexual partner for 4 years now and because of my vagina problems I we have had sex maybe 100 times (if that much) in 4 years! I recently had a bacterial infection and was given the metro-gel (cream)...I followed all the steps my doctor gave me. And I was only to use it for 5 days; even though there was cream left in the tube i only had five applicators... So I wanted to make sure that the medicine worked before I had intercourse. I waited a WEEK after the last usage... My vagina was tight during intercourse and it was kind of painful.. I attributed that to not having sex for more than month... So the irritation continued and now my vagina is a little irritated and itchy. I just apply cortisone cream to the outside to stop the itching there. But it itches on the inside and I am experiencing a CLEAR ODORLESS discharge. I have been having vagina problems since I was 19 I am now 23...so my sex life has been sucky pretty much since I started having it. I must say I hate it!! I wish I could just have a normal healthy sex life like everyone else...

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                • BV Still Gone?

                  LadiLove and Jess4569: Are you still BV-free? Do these alternative treatments seem to be working? I have had recurrent BV since I was about 20 - am now 34 and getting really fed up! I'm going to get yet another Rx for Metronidazol but the BV always seems to come back after going away for a short while. If these alternative, daily routines are working for you, I'd love to try them!

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                  • BV for 10 years

                    I am 47 and have been checked by my GYN for everything imaginable. No STD, estrogen level is still good, no overgrowth of yeast, etc. My last test did detect Group B Strep in the vagina which I am being teated for now with Ceftin. I still have come sown with BV. During the past 10 years, I only went 1.5 year when I got it only once, otherwise it has been chronic and even more so recently. I had major female surgery a year ago and have had BV 6 times during past 6 months. I see that I am not out there alone and not the only one who is miserable and frustrated. I also do everything in my power not to get it down to not having sex, take only showers and the way I dress. I have tried many natural remedies, none of those work. I am very careful with what I do when it comes to the vaginal area. I am allergic to any Metronidazole drug as I break out in hives but seem to be living on Clindamycin, Diflucan and ph paper these days. Clinda always does the trick but all I have to do is have sex, stress or get hot/sweaty in that area and my ph rises and the bad bacteria take over once again. I wish it was as easy as my hormone level changing, atleast I would have an answer. Has anyone though of acupuncture, meditation, other? That was just a thought! All I know is that I still have too high of a sex drive to abstain, live is too short. HELP

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                    • Yep, I have it too

                      I recently was daignosed with BV and it is the WORST! I have tried both the cream and the pill and it still has not gone away. It is the most annoying thing in the world!

                      I had no idea that this was chronic...needless to say I am a little depressed myself.

                      What I wanted to know is what is everyone's symtoms???

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