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I thought I had bacterial vaginosis, and don't know if it cured by itself.

By Anonymous April 5, 2010 - 10:51pm
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I had the symptoms, but they disappeared, so I was wondering if it just went away or it became something worse like PID.

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Hi Anonymous-

I suggest you see a health care provider. Some infections and STDs have no symptoms in women, or the symptoms are brief and get missed while the infection rages on internally. Since you felt you had some symptoms and they disappeared, it is a good idea to see a provider and get tested to rule out any infections that could be happening inside with no real symptoms on the outside. This is indeed how women end up with PID, although that isn't necessarily what is going on with you.

Sometimes you have an infection or issue like yeast or something, and depending on the time of the month the pH in your vagina can change a bit and become less hospitable to whatever it was. For instance, sometime getting your period will settle a yeast infection down. But because of the seriousness having an undiagnosed infection in your body, it is much better to get checked and tested just to rule out anything that can do you harm.

Good luck.

April 6, 2010 - 6:31am
(reply to Cary Cook BSN RN)

I thought I was overeacting, but then I read about bacterial vaginosis just as a coincendence and my symptoms were very similar the only thing that in my case symptoms dissapeard and never got treatment, it happened months ago, so I didnt put too much attention until I heard it can turn into something nasty and serious like PID. I was also wondering what are the chances of getting PID because of untreated bacterial vaginosis So what exam would you recommend me to take?
I really appreciate your time and help.
thanks again.

April 6, 2010 - 9:10pm
(reply to beca1950)

Are you still experiencing symptoms?

I believe if you still had bacterial vaginosis, you would still be experiencing very unpleasant symptoms, in which case it would be untreated.

Do you have a gynecologist or family doctor you can talk to? They would most likely perform a vaginal exam to check for signs of infection or inflammation.

May 13, 2010 - 9:31pm
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