Bv comes back every few months

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i first got clinically diagnosed with bv in april . went back after treatment and was clear .. tested myself with vag screening kits and found a minor infection in september. got treated again with the metrogel .. now its back again . has anyone had recurrent infections and now no longer do for more than several years? i cant seem to be fully cured for the life of me. i tested myself not even 2 weeks ago and i was perfectly fine. the worst part is the first time presented strong symptoms when now they dont. if you have been cured for a long time, what fixed it for you?

my fiancee and i are planning for a baby in the next year and i am so nervous for my body and fertility

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    same here. i always seems to have bv all the time. most of the time i just ignore it because im getting sick of it. im currently pregnant at the minute and got the BV. taking metronidazole. i have a colleague she delivered a healthy baby but she had BV 3x during pregnancy. it sucks!! seems like there are some women like us that will always have it im afraid. 😦

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      congrats dia40061! wishing you a safe and healthy pregnancy. i get cured it comes back .. i just wish i knew someone who had a cure that doesnt involve sticking all of this crazy stuff up your hoo-ha. i shower daily only use unscented soap and detergent and wear all cotton undies .. i take daily probiotics too. still,nothing matters

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      i use dove unscented soap and i use free and clear of dyes and bleach for my laundry detergent/softener. see idk if its sex or not for me cause ive had the same partner for 8 years and i have tested myself after sex before.. but who knows cause i just got it again and the night before it was very rough 😕

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      i only have my husband as my only ever partner. and he said im the only 1 he had sex ever (so he said) haha weve all been tested negative for any STI. when i was treated for BV he was also treated as well but it always comes back to me. i think the problem is always me. an imbalance of pH maybe? ive read so many people putting too much in their V which its too much hassle. i think there should be more research done for BV. what do you use to test yourself? if you wouldnt mind.

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      wow thats crazy i rly do think its a lack of good bacteria and sensitivity. i think its cause when i was younger i would clean up there not knowing i shouldnt.. that couldve lead to the problems i face today. also i use a vaginal health screening test you can buy a pharmacy brand they are just as good as monistat and cost about 4 bucks less

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    3 years non stop bv .

    I'm a few weeks clear now but I'm constantly paranoid and running to the toilet to check for smelly discharge.

    I find now I use just non scented cream and no products go near my vag I tend to find my outer area is slightly not as fresh let's say .

    I thought this slight smell was bv again but it turns out at the clinic I was clear of bv .

    I've changed my world just to see off bv I'd of paid any amount to be rid .

    I'm single and have been since my bv started but I'm sick off the whole bv thing now .

    I take one a week boric acid to keep bv at bay .

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      i check for discharge all of the time too !! the paranoia is real .. but i would also put your mind at ease and take a ph test when youre not feeling your best it can ease your mind and skip an unnecessary drs visit. first time i did metrogel second time nuvessa now im taking pills (flagyl) just started today.. doc said if this doesnt work boric acid is the next line of treatment. idk how i am gettjng reinfected the worst thing is not knowing what the root cause of it is !!

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    I feel your pain hun, the only thing that ever worked for me was the boric acid pills, i use it ever 3 days or so, and im starting my probiotics again and this time keeping up with them, and more water, and acidic drinks like lemonade, orange juices etc, im not taking anymore pills i get sick(antibiotics) that is, i wish there was a cure but its not some women might get cured from whatever they took or doing, but this lady told me about clindamycin thats one thing i didnt try thats my last antibiotic i will try hopefully it will cure me!

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    customs had my boric acid pills so I'm limited to treat period bv .

    I always feel crap after my period and I use boric acid but the b******s have my boric acid lol ffs the struggles .

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