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Why do I have vaginal dryness and BV all the time?

I've been struggling with vaginal dryness and BV for about 3 years now and I just dont know what to do. What is wrong with me? I have to use doctor prescribe meds every time I have sex. I've tried boric acid, probiotics, and prebiotics and nothing will keep the BV away. I'm extremely depressed over this and I don't know what to do. Also, my body has just stop self-lubricating all together...I'm only 33. Is it my estrogen levels? I just want some guidance because I don't want to use lube anymore, why can't my body work by itself?
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134578 tn?1642048000
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The usual treatment for BV is to take a one- or two-week run of antibiotics. I've never heard of a doctor prescribing a medication that you take only 'every time you have sex,' unless you mean you begin a new run of antibiotics and go through with the whole many days of it, after you have had sex. Does the doctor also prescribe a run of the same antibiotics for your sexual partner at the same time? It's not by any means agreed among doctors, but mine was of the opinion that one's partner can give BV right back if he doesn't take the same kind of antibiotics at the same time.
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973741 tn?1342342773
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Gosh, that definitely would be frustrating!!  Was your partner treated for BV? You actually CAN pass it back and forth. Also, never douche as it can create an environment for this bacteria to grow.  Change undies often.  This bacteria likes damp environments. BV is hard to get rid of and up to 50 percent of women that have it get a recurrence. https://www.webmd.com/women/guide/what-is-bacterial-vaginosis#1

So, make any guy you are with use a condom.  Don't use soap on your vagina (and don't douche).

Now, I'd request a hormone  check to see how out of balance you are. Being out of balance with your hormones can change our vaginal PH and make you prone to BV.  It also can make you lack natural lubrication.  So, get those checked.  Have a doctor you can go to?
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