notimetopanic (notimetopanic) wrote in vaginapagina,

Hey all! Got another couple of quick questions, this time regarding BV.

I occassionally have bouts of what I believe to be BV (all the symptoms fit, and home remedies take care of the issue). I have 2 quick questions about BV.

1) I know that with Yeast Infections, it's possible to keep passing them back and forth between partners. (I'm female - I know it's possible for my male partner to have a YI without symtoms & keep reinfecting me). I'm wondering if it's the same for BV? I'm guessing not, but, well, I don't know. Seems to me that things tend to get out of whack in my vag after I have intercourse - the smell shows back up (that's the main symptom I have, nothing else really), and my discharge gets a little wonky for a day or so. Is he 'reinfecting' me, for lack of a better term? Or is it more likely that my vaginal environment is just sensitive to changes? I sometimes notice a change in smell and discharge after I, er...take care of business on my I'm not sure what to think.

2) I recently bought myself some vitamins, and while I was there I picked up a bottle of probiotics. I know I've seen people here recommend taking probiotics if one is prone to YI's, but I'm not sure I should be taking them if I'm more prone to BV. I don't want to upset things down there. Generally speaking, I don't have these issues all the time, so I'm a little worried about introducing something new into my system that might throw me out of whack one way or another. So, should I take the probiotics or not? It's label says "probiotic complex with acidophilus dietary supplement".

Sorry for being so rambly/possibly incoherent. I'm still working on my first cup of coffee. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated!
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