Pregnant bacterial vaginosis (BV) is very common. Caused by an overgrowth of bacteria in the vagina, BV can be quite unpleasant or show no symptoms at all. For women who are pregnant, it is important to get tested however since these infections can cause premature delivery or low birth weight. Below are some of the common causes, symptoms, and treatments of BV during pregnancy.
With this type of vaginitis, a grayish-white discharge can be expected, as well as a possible fish smell, especially after sex. In addition, it is common to also experience itching or irritation in the vaginal area, pain during urination or intercourse, and even light bleeding from the vagina. A change in normal vaginal discharge (in regards to color, odor, or amount) can be the first indicator that you have vaginitis.
Avoid overwashing. Most women who know they have unpleasant vaginal odor will wash vigorously and frequently. Surprisingly, this can actually make the problem much worse-indeed overwashing can be the cause of the smell. When you wash, you are stripping the area of its natural flora. The beneficial bacteria, which helps maintain good balance in the vaginal area never really time to establish itself and so harmful bacteria can grow. It is not advisable to wash the vaginal area more than twice a day.
Most of the time, the good bacteria in your vagina are pretty good at keeping the bad bacteria in check. This is not one of those times; the bad bacteria are planning a coup and you’re likely going to need meds to get them back in line. By a physician. I won’t get into the specifics, as I don’t think most of you care – but to give you a general idea, the vagina is swabbed, pH acidity is checked, an odor test is done, and a few other bit and bobs are compared as well. And yes, one does need to be in the stirrups for this. Continue the intra-vaginal treatment with the plain yogurt for seven nights. At the end of that time, your infection should be cured.
You might seek out a veterinarian who is trained in neurology but also other forms of healing. Your dog should not be put down yet. I don’t know where you live but you might try checking online and/or investigate Universities with Vet Hospitals etc. around your area for recommendations. Thank you so much. My dog is 14 and this article helped pinpoint what it was. A 35.00 vet bill and got her some meclizinhe. LEts keep our fingers crossed. I had a frightening vision of finding him dead on the stairs but he wasn’t there. I looked over the landing and found him on the second section of stairs with front paws out straight in front and back legs straight out behind basically doing a belly slide trying to navigate down the steps.