Sometimes during the nine months of pregnancy you may exhibit symptoms of vaginal irritation, itching and burning that should be checked by your doctor or gynecologist.
There is a likelihood that you thought it’s just another onset of yeast infection and you might have tried over-the-counter remedies (such as anti-fungal creams and suppositories). While this medication worked for you in the past, this time the remedy was not as effective as when you were diagnosed with Candida by your gynecologist.
Needless to say that such problems should be taken seriously, especially when you are carrying a child to give birth to because everything your body goes through could affect your unborn baby or affect your baby when it’s born.
With Bacterial Vaginosis, cervical tenderness is likely as well as back and/or pelvic cramping. The condition is not so rare; one in five women will develop this bacterial infection during their pregnancy. BV can raise your risk for preterm labor and birth. There is also a higher risk of miscarriage as some studies have shown, as well as danger of a post delivery uterine infection or PPROM (preterm premature rupture of the amniotic membranes).
But there is no reason to panic: The majority of women who suffer from Bacterial Vaginosis have perfectly normal pregnancies. Women who are high risk are often screened for it. The problem with bacterial vaginosis is that it can only be treated with oral or topical antibiotics because it is a bacterial infection – unlike a Candida yeast infection.
Gynecologists will prescribe medication after the first trimester because it is best for the developing fetus.
There is a range of topic or oral drugs: Metronidazole like Vandazole, MetroGel-Vaginal, MetroGel Vaginal, Flagyl, Metro.
In some instances strep bacteria of the E-coli, staph or mycoplasma kind can beat the root of the problem. Vaginosis is contagious. However, men don’t have any symptoms and aren’t affected by it. When your vaginal pH grows to be 4.5 or above and your discharge is thin and yellow, white or gray, it can signal a Bacterial Vaginitis (BV) infection.
It can have a malodorous scent and the smell can be overpowering after sexual contact. Your gynecologist can take a sample and test it to determine what is wrong. Because bacterial vaginosis symptoms can often mimic the symptoms of other diseases and STDs it is important to be tested for a clear diagnosis.
Gonorrhea, Chlamydia or Trichomoniasis are sometimes present and the reason for your illness. There is an abundance of modern ways to treat and cure these issues and none of them are harmful to baby or to Mom.
Some women might not even show any symptoms and that is why it is advised to consult your doctor or physician if you are uncomfortable and feeling yucky.
Natural bacterial vaginosis remedies are good for soothing current symptoms and they can prevent it from recurring. However, pharmaceutical solutions are often necessary for a complete recovery. All in all, don’t worry and stay healthy during your pregnancy!