Diagnosed BV

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This afternoon I was told I have BV by my GP but wasn't given much advise just prescribed anti biotics, can anyone enlighten me? What could have caused this? And can anyone tell me how I get rid of this god awful constant pain I have in the base of my back/abdominal/thigh area it is unbearable now!

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    Hi Kirsty,

    Basically BV is an imbalance of bacteria in the vagina. As you can probably guess, when there are too many bad bacteria you get BV. Sometimes using perfumed soaps/shower gels to wash down there can trigger it off. Other things to avoid doing would be wearing tight underwear that isnt 100% cotton, and you should always wipe from front to back (sorry you probably already know this). Intercourse can sometimes trigger it due to semen being a different PH from the vagina which throws the balance off.you can also get BV for no apparent reason! The pain youre getting is more than likely BV related. It is one of the more uncommon symptoms but women do get it. If youre taking abti biotics and it comes back after a week or so, id reccomend taking pro biotics aswell. BV has a nasty habit of coming back all the time!

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      Thank you so much for replying!

      In all honesty I didn't have a clue wiping front the back was a thing! And I do use shower gels to wash, least I'm a little further to knowing what has caused this, my doctors are pretty useless!!

      Is it normal to have numbness around that area and pain in the back and legs? I can understand the abdominal pain, however I do have polycystic ovaries so I'm a little worried that the two aren't reacting well? I'm sorry to ask so much of you!!

      Thanks

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      No problem. I have suffered with bouts of BV for years. I have never had the symptoms you are describing, I would say go back to the doctors if they dont go away or get worse. I use aqueous cream to wash down there(no soap at all) I only shower as baths can trigger mine off too. I wash straight away after intercourse with warm water and never use anything scented (pads, deodorants etc) ive also recently stopped wearing under wear all together as the more you let yourself breathe the fresher you are. Hope this helps.
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    Even your own cycle can cause bv.  sometimes even with antibotics is becomes a visious cycle.  antibotics always give me a yeast infection and the meds for yeast infection bother me too.  I use boric acid suppositories (I make myself)  it kills both.
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      Bridget, how often do you use the boric acid? I seem to be having success with femdophilus at the moment. Ive been taking 2 a day for over a week and just dropped to 1 a day. Its the longest ive been in months without symptoms. Dont wanna jinx it though!
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