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possible infertily from E-Coli that migrated into my vagina?

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My question is regarding vaginal infections. I've had a vaginal infection since I was a kid, but when I was younger I couldn't really undrstand it. Now that I'm older and I came to realize what was happening I went to the Dr. and got tested, and it turns out it's E-Coli, that migrated into my vagina. I'm currently under treatmeant with antibiotics.

I've been having sex for a couple of years now, always with both a condom and birth control and I was just wondering if my partner could have been infected, even with the condom and if this long term infection could lead to possible infertily. My Dr. explained that sometimes the bacteria migrates to the falopian tubes, however in the echos everything looked normal. I really appreciate all your help and guidance.

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replied August 18th, 2011
Sexual Health - Women Answer A26101
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Presence of E.coli bacteria, suggests migration from the anal opening. Keep area dry and clean, and avoid tight fitting clothes. Avoid vaginal douching unless medicated douches have been given as prescription from your doctor. Always use loose cotton undergarments. Avoid wiping at anytime from ‘back-to-front’ to avoid dragging bacteria from anal side to vaginal area. If the infection is recurrent, get your partner also treated simultaneously to prevent chances of re-infection. Request your partner to avoid contact of penis in anal area while penetration or even during the intercourse. Be in regular follow-up and monitoring of your treating doctor/gynecologist. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
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