Bacterial Vaginosis IUD Complications

By Elise Stall

As the most common vaginal infection that women face, bacterial vaginosis (BV) affects up to 20% of pregnant women and can even affect women who are not sexually active. Although bacterial vaginosis is not completely understood, it is known that BV is associated with an imbalance of good and harmful bacteria within a woman's vagina. There are several factors that play a role in helping these harmful bacteria to increase, including increased sexual intercourse or sexual partners, douching, and even using contraceptive devices such as an IUD (intrauterine device).

Bacterial vaginosis IUD complications occur when the use of an IUD introduces bacteria into the female reproductive tract, thus triggering a bacterial infection. In fact, bacterial vaginosis infections are more common among women who do indeed use an IUD.

To avoid recurring bacterial vaginosis IUD infections, it would be wise to ask your doctor to remove the device to see if any improvement in BV symptoms occur. Although there is no proof that using an intrauterine device results in a bacterial vaginosis IUD infection, it is known that women are more prone to the infection if they use an IUD.

To prevent yourself further from recurring symptoms of BV, you should limit your amount of sexual partners, refrain from douching, refrain from using heavily scented soaps or perfumes in bath water, and also make sure not to wash the vaginal area too often, as this may strip away the natural "good" bacteria and create a pathway for harmful bacteria to germinate. Washing the vaginal area once a day is substantial enough to ensure cleanliness and prevent symptoms of BV.

A bacterial vaginosis IUD infection should be properly treated. Most women will often go for over-the-counter medications or have their doctors prescribe them costly antibiotics. While these seem effective in theory, many report symptoms of harsh side effects (headaches, nausea, etc.) and experience only mild or short term relief, with recurring symptoms of BV after finishing medication.

Since the natural balance of bacteria must be restored to cure BV, women all over the world are turning toward homeopathic remedies through natural products that can easily and inexpensively be obtained. The use of natural treatments have been known to report faster and much more permanent results than the use of antibiotics, and without the side effects that are often associated with prescription drugs.

If you think you are suffering from bacterial vagi symptoms, you can find permanent relief using all natural methods by visiting our website on bacterial vagi symptoms.

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1 comment:

Samual James said...

Some studies have also linked the infection to a higher risk of miscarriage, preterm premature rupture of the amniotic membranes, and uterine infection after delivery. Many women though have BV and have no complications at all. If you're diagnosed with BV, you'll be given a course of antibiotics that are considered safe to take during pregnancy.
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