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Does Bacterial Vaginosis Affect Men?

Updated on July 21, 2015

Bacterial Vaginosis is one of the prime concerns when it comes to women health all over the world. However, the question remains if BV or Bacterial Vaginosis also affect men. The answer is yes, BV does not leave anyone including men. But the effect is different in the cases of men and women. In fact, the extent to which it affects women is far more than what it does to men. The prime reason for the same is the fact that a man’s genital does not have a uterus and vagina for the infection to flourish.

It has been a big debatable issue if men whose sexual partners are affected by BV should also be treated for the ailment. There are doctors who believe that men do not act as the carrier of bacteria that may lead to recurrence of BV in their partners. However, there are also people who believe that through sexual activities and intercourse, infections are transferred from men to women and vice versa, for which it becomes imperative to prescribe medicine to men also whose sexual partners are infected. At least it can save re- emergence of the infection.

No matter what people believe, there is no denial to the fact that the urethra of men contains few bacteria, which may affect women’s health by re-infecting them. Scientifically there are no proofs to believe that men can get bacterial vaginosis though, yet the fact that urethra contains bacteria should be considered by doctors prior to going for treatments of BV.

Thus, it is a very debatable topic and if your doctor does not prescribe your sexual partner with any medication and you feel that it may affect your health, provide your partner with yoghurt in his meals. Similarly, you can include grape seeds in his diet as its extract is used to kill the bacteria. However, there are no symptoms in men to acknowledge the presence of bacterial vaginosis in them; still you may use natural ways as a means of caution.

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Many women are not comfortable talking about the issue with their partners, especially boyfriends. Remember that it is a matter of your health and hence do not hesitate. Remember that there is nothing to be embarrassed in talking about your health issues to the one you love.

Another means to eliminate the risks of increasing BV condition is to use condom. Definitely, bacterial vaginosis is not a sexually transmitted disease yet a condom ensures that bacteria present in men does not get transferred to women’s body. Similarly, using natural cures can help in getting rid of the problem faster and easily as well.

One should know that the sperms are alkaline in nature and that is the reason why after sex the vaginal discharge ( a symptom of BV) increases and smells more. The contraceptive powers are weakened by using antibiotics and hence natural remedies play a vital role in this domain as well.

As they say, precaution is better than cure; take precautions in case you think your partner can be an unsuspecting career to the bacteria.

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