As the causes of bacterial vaginosis are not clearly understood, it is difficult to determine prevention methods. The condition is more common among women who are sexually active and there appears to be a link between not using condoms and developing bacterial vaginosis. With that in mind, abstaining from sex or being monogamous and using condoms would be the best prevention methods. Additionally, as there is a link with douching, that should be avoided as well.
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Yes. Bacterial vaginosis is easily treated.
Bacterial. Caused by various bacteria.
Antibiotics. Metronidazole or Clindamycin taken for 5 to 7 days.
Upto 2 weeks. One to two weeks can be needed for symptoms to fully disappear.
No. Sex with female partners should be avoided to prevent spread of the infection.
Yes. Doctors are unsure of the precise cause of bacterial vaginosis.