My girlfriend is 58 yoa. I am 61. We've been sexually active since 2001, no other partners if she's telling the truth. 30 days ago she gets bacterial vaginosis, taking flagyl & another for yeast infection. We never had this happen before. She says she has not had sex with another. Is she likely telling me the truth ? She would have to get it from a sex act ?
Researchers have had difficulty determining exactly what causes bacterial vaginosis. At present, it seems to be that a combination of multiple bacteria must be present together for the problem to develop. Bacterial vaginosis typically features a reduction in the number of the normal hydrogen peroxide-producing lactobacilli in the vagina. Simultaneously, there is an increase in concentration of other types of bacteria, especially anaerobic bacteria (bacteria that grow in the absence of oxygen). Why the bacteria combine to cause the infection is unknown.
Certain factors have been identified that increase the chances of developing bacterial vaginosis. These include multiple or new sexual partners, intrauterine devices for contraception, recent antibiotic use, vaginal douching, and cigarette smoking. However, the role of sexual activity in the development of the condition is not fully understood, and bacterial vaginosis can still develop in women who have not had sexual intercourse.
The bacterial vaginosis could be due to several other reasons not necessarily due to sexual intercourse, however you could also seek medical advice from a doc/pharmacist.
i got a bacterial infection by wearing thong underwear. it comes from misplaced bacteria. it doesnt mean she is cheating. anything is possible, but these things happen to us women. it could come from taking baths or a number of things. if your penis came into contact with her rectum & then you had vaginal intercourse with her, its very likely you could have transferred the bacteria this way. its just something we girls have to deal with :(
if she continues to get them, i would advise you to take some antibiotics as well. my dr told me that it was not sexually transmitted, but i continued to get them until i made my fiance take half of my prescription.
As stated by other posters, BV can b triggered by multiple things. Hormonal shifts often happen to women in her age group and may trigger periodic bouts of BV. Dr. James Christian wrote an excellent article on BV that can b found @ vaginosis.com. Because the Flagyl kills off all bacteria, incl. the ones that would have kept yeast under control, it reared its ugly head. She can use either diflucan tablets or miconazole during the couse of Flagyl, skip the Flagyl on day 3, and use either anti yeast med and next day after last flagyl dose.
She could absolutley be telling the truth. I don't know if you have other reasons for suspecting her, but I am a 22 year old female who has been dealing with a bad case of recurrent BV for about 11 months now and I have had the same partner for about two years. It is not something that always results from a sexual act, and I have read a few scholarly articles that mention that some BV patients have never had sexual intercourse.
She is telling you the truth. Incase you didn't know, its caused by the male cells and female cells meeting and the female cells going crazy and over producing themselves. So she probably got it from having sex with you. I have the same thing from sex with my boyfriend and thats how my doctor described it. Don't be so quick to think people are cheating on you. It leads to a not healthy relationship.
- Flagyl Information for Consumers
- Flagyl Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Flagyl (detailed)
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