Could a Vaginal Fluids Transplant Help Cure Bacterial Vaginosis?
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Is the answer to bacterial vaginosis a vaginal fluid transplant?
Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is the most common vaginal infection for women ages 18-44 and there is no perfect cure. BV symptoms can include a discharge with a strong odor, and it often returns despite being treated.
Dr. Laura Ensign at Johns Hopkins University joins us to discuss the research being done on extracting healthy fluids and transplanting it into a patient with BV, with the idea that some would benefit from a dose of healthy vaginal microbes.
Dr. Ensign explains she first thought of this after learning about fecal transplants being used to treat digestive issues. She shares clinical studies are proceeding and further research will take place in the coming year.
According to The Mayo Clinic, risk factors for bacterial vaginosis include:
- Having multiple sex partners or a new sex partner
- Natural lack of lactobacilli bacteria
To help prevent bacterial vaginosis, the Mayo Clinic recommends:
- Minimize vaginal irritation
- Do not douche
- Avoid a sexually transmitted infection