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ask: I have BV and how long does it last?

By Anonymous

I have brown discharge that smells i have had it for the past 4 days

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Anon,
Antibiotics will make the odor go away for only a short time. I have had BV for almost 9 months now on and off. You can't repeatedly take drugs to solve my problems and only get a short-lived solution. I agree with you and suggest researching for more natural alternatives.
-Christa

November 16, 2012 - 1:47pm
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Anonymous

Bv is a common viganal bacteria , it comes and goes, sometime taking days and sometimes months, well i would advise you to check natural cures, visit http://www.bacterialvaginosisexpert.com/ for natural remedies that will help you reduce you bv occurance

January 28, 2010 - 2:49pm
Rosa Cabrera RN

Dear Anon,

Have you seen your Physician about the brown discharge and bad odor? If not, you should. Bacterial Vaginosis is easily treated but may be a sign of another underlying condition and can increase your chances of getting Pelvic Inflammatory Disease or even of contracting HIV and other STD's.

If you haven't seen a doctor yet, don't assume that because you have a smelly brown discharge that it is BV.

With antibiotics, BV can go away within a week or so-- but you have to be treated for it. Don't ignore it. Here is more information from EmpowHer that I definitely think you should read over...

http://www.empowher.com/media/reference/bacterial-vaginosis#causes

January 20, 2010 - 7:02am
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