Besting Bacterial Vaginosis, Part II

By Riva Preil The diagnostic features of VBD include extreme pain upon attempted vaginal penetration, vestibular pain when touched with a cotton swab, and erythema (redness) in the vestibule.  These are called Freidrich’s criteria.  Treatment includes tricyclic medications (ex. amitriptyline) to alleviate pain, especially in cases of secondary VBD.  Also, antiseizure medications (ex. carbamazepine) and …

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Besting Bacterial Vaginosis

By Riva Preil The #1 cause of vaginal complaints in America is due to bacterial vaginosis (BV). BV is due to the vagina becoming less acidic than it should be which creates and imbalance in the various vaginal bacteria. This creates an unpleasant fish odor in the vagina, and it can also result in increased …

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