Is this condition serious? I just got my period to top it off..Can this cause infertlity?
Gardnerella vaginalis, a well-established pathogen of the female genitourinary tract, is the most common cause of bacterial vaginitis. IF NOT TREATED THEN SERIOUS CONDITION.
Gardnerella Vaginalis is associated with pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), infertility, tubal (ectopic) pregnancy, premature birth, and low birth weight in infants born to infected mothers.
Antibiotics such as metronidazole and clindamycin are generally prescribed, as oral (pill) or topical (cream) treatments. When used topically, these medications may cause side effects such as stinging, burning, and irritation. Douching should be avoided.
Sex partners may require treatment if infection recurs.
CONSULT YOUR NEAREST DOCTOR/GYNAECOLOGIST.
Does anyone knows what is Gardnerella vaginalis?
Does anyone knows what is Gardnerella Vaginalis? How does one contact with such bacteria and what causes it? Thanks.
Causes and Risk Factors of Gardnerella Vaginalis
“It is assumed that the infection is sexually transmitted. The bacteria are also found in women without a history compatible with a sexually transmitted disease, and often produces no symptoms.” — Does it mean that it was transmitted by my partner? Is the bacteria origin by man or woman
Gardnerella is a genus of gram-variable bacteria of which Gardnerella vaginalis is the only species.
Gardnerella vaginalis can cause bacterial vaginosis in some women.
While typically isolated in genital cultures, it may also be detected from other sources, such as blood, urine and pharynx. Although a chief cause of bacterial vaginosis, it may be isolated from women without any signs or symptoms of infection.
Under the microscope it appears as a gram-negative rod, although it has been reported to have a gram-positive cell wall..It is associated microscopically with clue cells, which are epithelial cells covered in bacteria. G. vaginalis produces a pore-forming toxin, vaginolysin, which affects only human cells.
Infections with G. vaginalis go along with proteolysis, giving nitrous products such as cadaverines and putrescines, which can cause a bad smell and loss of water.
Treatment usually is metronidazole
Gardnerella vaginalis how can you get this?
Hi, i’m a bit confused as i been tested positive for Gardnerella vaginalis
on a std test but when i google this it states this is not classed as a STD infection, how can you get this as it not very clear to me, any help be great.
Gardnerella vaginalis is not an STD. It can become a problem when through various reasons their is an imbalance in the vaginal flora and organisms like G. vaginalis and certain anaerobes take over and cause vaginosis. It can also be found in the female genital tract without any disease at all. Finding it in culture means very little. Did you also show the presence of “clue cells”?
Can a Cytotex abortion in 2005 cause Gardnerella vaginalis or bacterial vaginosis after 2 or 3 years?
Can a Cytotex abortion in 2005 cause Gardnerella vaginalis or bacterial vaginosis after 2 or 3 years? Why have antibiotics failed to treat the infection? And how can it be treated?
No, I don’t believe that your abortion would cause such a thing.
A lot of women suffer from chronic BV. (bacterial vaginosis). A leading culprit in it seems to be an exposure to semen in the vagina. Semen is alkaline and your vagina is acidic – the introduction of semen into the vagina causes the PH balance to be thrown off – causing for an over growth of bad bacteria (gardnerella). Also, near the time of your period your hormone levels drop and this can cause for bacteria overgrowth.
Other factors can be related to stress, tight fitting clothing, washing the vaginal area with perfumed soaps, etc….
A lot of women also have little, sometimes, no success with antibiotic treatment. There are other methods of keeping the PH balance normal such as taking Acidophulus supplements. 2billion+ per dosage. Also yogurt is found to help, plain yogurt only. There’s a product called Rephresh which restores the vaginal PH – but it is costly and not a permanent long term solution.
what does heavy growth of gardnerella vaginalis mean?
ive recently had a cervical swab and it came back positive for bacterial vaginosis and also heavy growth of gardnerella vaginalis.. i was wondering what the gardnerella is and what are the symptoms of bacterial vaginisos other then the discharge
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