vConfidence Certified Doctors in Long Island, NY can help you treat the problem instead of just treating the symptoms of Bacterial Vaginosis (BV). Our treatment helps your vagina naturally balance its pH levels, decreasing the chance of getting BV in the future.
What is BV?
The vagina has different types of bacteria. There are good and bad bacteria. The good bacteria helps control the amount of bad bacteria. BV is an infection that is caused by an overgrowth of bad bacteria and not enough good bacteria to limit the growth of the bad.
Although BV is a mild problem and will usually go away on its own in a few days, it can sometimes lead to more serious issues. If you suffer from frequent or recurring BV, it’s a good idea to see a doctor.
What Causes BV?
It’s uncertain what exactly causes BV, but experts have found that having more than one sex partner or a new sex partner, and douching increase your risk of getting BV. To avoid BV you should limit: your number of sex partners, avoid douching, and should not smoke.
Symptoms of BV
Although almost half of the women who have BV don’t report noticing symptoms, the most common symptom is foul smelling discharge. This discharge can have a “fishy” smell that can be worse after sex and can look grayish white or yellow. A doctor can test a sample of vaginal discharge to confirm whether you have BV.
Problems Caused by BV
BV is generally a mild infection, but can lead to more serious health problems. If you are pregnant and have BV, it can increase the risk of miscarriage, preterm delivery, or uterine infection after pregnancy. BV can also increase the chance of getting a pelvic infection after procedures like a cesarean section, abortion, or hysterectomy.
Treatment for BV
Antibiotics are usually prescribed to treat BV, but they can cause adverse side effects and don’t prevent you from getting BV in the future. vConfidence Certified Doctors have a treatment that will treat your current BV and help your vagina naturally balance pH levels to prevent future infections.
This is a non-intrusive treatment and is done by using the latest radio frequency and fractional CO2 laser-based technology to create micro-wounds. These stimulate a natural healing response to cure the current infection and prevents future infections by growing back a thicker vaginal lining.
The vConfidence Certified Doctors can help you cure your current BV infection and prevent future infections with a pain-free treatment. Contact us to find your local vConfidence Certified Doctor in Long Island, Queens, Brooklyn, Hempstead, and Huntington, NY.
Sharon Giese, MD, is internationally known for her procedures in hormone therapy and body contouring procedures and getting natural-looking results. As a vConfidence certified physician, Dr. Giese is pleased to offer another way to non-surgically enhance her patient’s health and confidence.
Dr. Wayne Wertheim is the medical director at Island Medical Laser in Roslyn Heights. He is dedicated to providing non-intrusive procedures that are cost effective and safe.