what symtoms do you have from BV?

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I was just curious if other woman have had symtoms such as bloating, swelling, frequent/painful urination, and buring in and around outside of vagina? I've been battling this for over a month now. I did have some discharge. I just finished my second dose of antibiotics and my symtoms seem to be less but I still have some swelling and discomfort outside of the vagina. My other question was will it just take sometime for my vagina to go back to normal? I've been tested for stds and uti. I do have hpv but doctor says that wouldn't effect this.... Anyone with these symptoms and there experience?

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    Yes take Reuteri probiotic
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    My symptoms for bv is quite minimal. Just yellowish watery disharge and salty fishy smell. But it's the smell that bothers me. I find it affecting my esteem as well as intimacy with my partner sad

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      I didn't experience much discharge unti I started taking antibiotics then there was alot it didn't smell bad though kind of off but not fishy or anything. Me and my boyfriend haven't been able to have sex at all. We live together and he's been really understanding but its definitely a hit to my self esteem. Its scary as well becuase my gyno said that my symptoms aren't normal for bv but I've been reading other women's bv stories and some seem to have the same symtoms as me. Thats why I figured I would ask since my doc seems useless.

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      Hi sorry took so long to notice post updates.

      Have your doc let you go for the swab analysis? Mine was confirm to be bv cuz gardnerella is present.

      Before i go for the swab analysis, i know i have some sort of funky thing going on down there cuz of the fishy smell. It's stronger after period and after sex.

      Then there was this one incident. I started to have spotting after my period ended. I found i have brown discharge continuously for the 2weeks past the last day of period. When i notice it just when it come out fresh, it's pink. Means that there's a tint of blood. On the week that i was expecting my period, i had sex. About an hour after, i have watery discharge with blood tissue leaking out. It kind of freaked me out. I was even suspecting std.

      Thankfully, swab came back only positive for gardnerella. Doc gave me a week course of metronidazole pills. This gave me a bad case of yeast which lasted more than a month.

      I've tried garlic clove insert to rid the yeast. Then i got back my bv. Now relying on fem dophilus, 2pills after breakfast, to recover. Keeping fingers crossed.

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      I'm still.have symtoms such a buring/ pain outside vagina so I'm going to go back in and see if its yeast. I don't have alot of discharge so I'm not sure.Anyway I hope the new information gives you some relief. I'm going to do a cleanse and also got a few different vit. Supplements to try as well as a good probiotic. I'm going to change mt diet as well. What symptoms do you have with yeast?

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      The most obvious yeast symptom is the white clumpy discharge. Most people describe it to look like cottage cheese. I don't think you can miss out on that. Even if it didnt coat your panty, when u insert your finger, you can dig a whole lot of it out easily.

      The annoying part of it is the burning sensation and itch. The inner lips will be very red and sore. Outer regions may be itchy and swollen as well.

      If your doc did a swab test, yeast will result in a positive for candida.

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      I have discharge when I do that but it's not clup like it looks for like bv discharge. I have no idea. Its so frustrating going to multiple different doctors and them not be able to tell me whats wrong. I'm so scared I cant really do to much because of the pain but the only thing they keep finding is bv... I have no idea what to think. I'm thankful there is places like this though where we can support each other it gets so discouraging. It makes me so depressed =(

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      If you need a medical definition of the infections there, request for a swab culture test. There's a few level of test. Some just test for yeast and gardnerella, some go all the way to various std. It depends on how extensive diagnosis u want.

      Other than that, I'm not sure of other diagnosis. If it's something more internal, probably will be something like ultrascan i think.

      Im not good to give advice for this.

      Changing lifestyle is a good start. Though it will take 1-2months at least to seea change. Don't give up

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    Hello Dani..I too am experiencing alot of the symptoms you are having.  I have burning and discomfort right outside of the vagina..I have watery colorless discharge, and I feel alot of pressure in what seems to be my cervix or my fallopian tube.  Just went to my gyno and she said I was negative for a bladder infection, but confirmed the BV.  She prescribed the Metronidazole vaginal gel.  I was just wondering if you have taken that, and if you experienced any side affects.
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      Hi Tina.

      Yes I did take that originally for bv and it seemed to make my symptoms worse, however I kept at it in hopes it would cure my bv. It did feel like it made the pain and inflammation down there worse. I've been going threw this for 6 weeks or so now and alot of it has just been trail and error. I just finished the metronidazole pill a few days ago alot of my symptoms went away but the burning and pain in my labia is still there... I have no clue where to go from here idk if it's still the bv becuase alot of my symptoms have improved but that one is still there. It hurts to sit for long periods and wear.clothes its awful I've been stuck.in bed for a month now. Anyway I hope the metro gel works for you, I've heard for some it does. Good luck I know its hard.

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      Thank you Dani for the info.  I will try the vaginal gel.  I know how you are feeling, It hurts to sit, I seem to notice the pressure more when I sit.  It could be the jeans irritating that area as well.  you know, that huge denim knot on the jeans placed right where the vagina area is....i think that's not helping me much.  I hope you find some relief soon!  Best of luck to you, and thanks again for sharing your info.

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    Hi.  I am writing this not to scare anyone, but to make everyone battling BV aware of my situation.  I have the clear watery discharge that I equate to looking like egg white sometimes tinged with blood, have the odor, all of it for a year now.  I too tried everything known to man to cure my BV because that's what my doctor diagnosed me with, I googled and tried everything out there, but nothing was working.  I decided to see another doctor at a different practice and after another pap, was told I had epithelial ASGUS cells which meant they were abnormal, so I was sent to their GYN who did an endometrial biopsy (which hurt like the devil) and it came back complex hyperplasia with atypia, meaning my endometrial lining is growing abnormal cells causing all my bacterial vaginosis appearing symptoms.  Complex hyperplasia with atypia has a 50% to 68% high probability of developing into endometrial/uterine cancer so I was sent to a GYN oncologist and am being scheduled for a hysterectomy.  My reasons for writing this is to hopefully help another woman.  Don't continue trying to get rid of your BV time and again with no results, trying all the holistic treatments, antibiotis, etc.  If you are sure something just isn't right, and you are not getting better, please seek out another medical professional for a second opinion.  It may just be bacterial vaginosis, but it may be something else all together and I don't want any other woman to go through what I am currently facing now.  Bless y'all.  <3     

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      Thank you so much for sharing. My heart goes out to you. I've been battling these weird symptoms for a month now and cant imagine a year and finding something like that out. If you dont mind me asking what are your symptoms? You will be in my prayers I hope now that you have some answers this all gets sorted out for you.

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    I've had some of the exact same symptoms although mine started after I had a surgical abortion and then a re-aspiration to remove blood clots. I had some pelvic discomfort, pain with urinating and on the outside of my vagina, abnormal discharge and frequency and urge to urinate. I've gone to the ER, urgent care, my pcp and the clinic that performed my abortion. Haven't gotten a straight answer just a lot of medication and things that have temporarily relieved my symptoms. I was advised to do baking soda baths, twice a day until my symptoms got better and surprisingly the discharge has stopped as well as the burning during urination. I'm not sure if it's temporary or if I balanced out the ph of my vagina. The only symptom right now it's the frequency and urge to urinate. I have an appointment finally with my ob-gyn on Thursday so hopefully she can help me out.

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