Patient Comments: Bacterial Vaginosis - Complications

What complications did you experience with bacterial vaginosis?

Comment from: JB, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 08

I am a mother of 3, repeat C-sections plus tied tubes. I noticed a fishy smell that was really embarrassing when my partner and I had sex. I tried yogurt inserts, eating Greek yogurt daily. Yogurt douches, probiotic tabs and nothing seem to work. I also experience lower abdominal pain and lite discharge. My doc only gives me Flagyl and cream.

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Comment from: oldie girl, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: May 07

I have bacterial vaginosis and am still on meds. It's been almost a year. Without the meds I don't think I would leave my house. I didn't have a smell – I had pain and the itch. It took four doctors to really find out what I had. I got mine from douching way too much, and I never knew it could happen. But then again, I didn't know it would just “clean itself” down there. If you think you have BV go to our OB/GYN ASAP, because with a yeast infection along with BV, it's a really bad feeling. Stay on your meds – it helps. I'm a speed walker and love to be outdoors when it's hot. But with BV outsideit's not happening without the meds.

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Comment from: 43 yr mom, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: April 11

I have suffered from BV for the past seven years. I have an IUD and thought that was the problem. Recently, I have occurrences every 3 to 6 months. My main symptom is the foul fishy odor. This is so embarrassing; I don't want to be around people. I think I have got so immune to smelling it; I am at my breaking point.

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Comment from: determined for cure, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: February 18

I have had BV for as long as I can remember. Even as a virgin (then). It's always been a problem. When it got worse was 4 months after my daughter was born, I got an IUD. It was significantly worse and consistently reoccurring. I will always try the natural way first. I was told that Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar helps to balance your pH level but every time I drink it and I almost immediately have a discharge. This is so ridiculous. I've tried diflucan, flagyl, monostat, candida eating herbs, anti candida diet (which is very hard for me). I am determined to find a cure for this for good. I refuse to live like this.

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