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Repeated vaginal infections?
Posted on: 04/01/2008
In May of 2007 my doctor said I had second stage cervical cancer. All the affected tissue was removed. Prior to this I had thought I had an STD but I was diagnosed with Bacterial Vaginosis, the first time was in 2006. Since then I have been diagnosed with it 3 other times. I had sever allergic reactions to the antibiotics given to me; however it took a few times to figure it out. Throughout the month I will have a discharge that has a small odor and then it goes away. Every time I think I have an STD, but it turns out I don't. Why am I still getting these bacterial infections? My doctor says that I don't have enough of the good bacteria needed to fight off bad bacteria. Since I can't take the antibiotic, what can I do? I hate the odor and worry that, when I have a new partner, they might not be as understanding as my boyfriend. Is it possible that the discharge and slight odor is not always due to infection? Or, because I never finished the medication due to the last reaction, it just never has gone away? Please help.
There are several different antibiotics that can treat Bacterial Vaginosis. I think you should go back to your doctor and let him/her know you are still having problems.