Once your doctor reviews your symptoms and medical history, they will perform a physical examination of your pelvis, take samples of your vaginal secretions to check for an overgrowth of anaerobic bacteria in the vaginal flora, and test your vagina pH.
The indicated treatment for bacterial vaginosis mainly includes oral and topical antibiotics.
In addition, your doctor will recommend that you avoid having sex for the duration of the treatment and wait seven days after its completion to resume them.
You must follow your doctor’s recommendations to the letter, even if the discomfort disappears, since if you don’t, you can suffer from recurrent infection.
When it comes to a heterosexual relationship, it is not necessary to treat the male sexual partner of an infected woman. However, in a lesbian relationship, both women must be clinically evaluated because it is common for the infection to spread between them.
You can help reduce your risk of bacterial vaginosis by avoiding douching, using scented tampons and pads, using condoms, and limiting the number of sexual partners.
Comprehensive women’s health is our priority at the Women’s Center, so we offer services focused on women in all their chronological stages with the highest standards of care to improve their quality of life, through a wide range of prevention, diagnosis, timely treatment, and follow-up services. It has three specialized units:
- Obstetrics Center.
- Gynecology Center.
- Gynecology in adolescence