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i have bv can i just go to a clinic and ask for the meds to clear it

A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brittany Chan
9 years experience Pediatrics
Go to the clinic: If you think you have bv, go to the doctor to make sure. You may be right but a doctor should look to make sure that there isnt a secondary infection ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Most: Most walk-in clinics, urgent care, student health centers and community clinics can do exams for BV. Emergency rooms are the most expensive an least g ... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: Many clinics like planned parenthood or similar centers are set up to address these simple women's health issues. Drop in "episodic care " clinics loc ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yogurt or Luvena: I had a patient who swore by using plain unsweetened yogurt on an OB tampon placed into the vagina. I know it sounds messy, right? But she swore it c ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
31 years experience Holistic Medicine
Depends on state: And your age, and sometimes insurance status. But you can call clinic and get help figuring this out good luck.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Clues found: The Pap smear in not like a blood sugar test or throat culture where one finding is produced. The specimen is cellular material & fluids applied t ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
37 years experience Family Medicine
No OTC: There are otc treat. Probiotics such as probalac are effective. Natural ingredients like boric acid has been used to treat BV suppository or douche ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Options: Be aware that there are many locally instilled medications/treatments for BV that do not involve you taking anything orally. The oral route is just si ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
You NEED TO SEE: A gyn so you can be properly diagnosed as you need cultures because you may have multiple bacterial types causing the problem that need more than 1 me ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
See below: After treatment with metronidazole, Clindamycin or tinidazole, try oral and/or vaginal lactobacillus containing probiotic preparations which have ha ... Read More

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