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ask: can bacteria vaginosis be passed to my partner?

By Anonymous March 24, 2010 - 2:19am
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I recently did the vagisil screening test and my test came back positive for bacteria vaginosis and i had sex with my b/f two days ago so i want to know what should i do. I also want to know how long will it take to clear up and since i took a test at home can i just call my dr let him know how the test came out and ask to call in my prescription...i know this is alot but any hlp is greatly appreciated.

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Cary Cook BSN RN

Hi Anonymous

I'm sorry you are dealing with this. We actually have an information page on bacterial vaginosis, http://www.empowher.com/condition/bacterial-vaginosis. I suggest you see your gynecologist, because vaginosis can be associated with other sexually transmitted disease as well as pelvic inflammatory disease, which is a big deal.

Typically, they won't treat your partner, but I'm more concerned for your health. In addition to treating, ideally you find the cause and make sure nothing else is going on. Another good resource is the Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, at http://www3.niaid.nih.gov/topics/bacterialVaginosis/. I hope this helps and you feel better soon.

Please call your health care provider.

March 24, 2010 - 6:49am
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