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Will cipro work for a vaginal bacterial infection

A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably not: Many vaginal bacterial infections are due to an anaerobic type bacteria that is normally present in the vagina. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) does not do a v ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: since you are getting the infection back to back,get a culture done to find out what bug you have and the antibiotic it is sensitive to and also take ... Read More
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Dr. Philip Miller
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7-10 days: I suggest taking medication for a minimum of 7-10 days. If not certain, call your physician. Do not stop until your physician tells you otherwise.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Ciprofloxacin: Would not treat myself with this drug without knowing what your were treating and whether the causative organisms were likely to be sensitive to the a ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
33 years experience Family Medicine
Antibiotics: The way you are taking the antibiotics is one of the ways we get bacteria that are resistant. Taking it for a couple of doses, stopping it for a few ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
34 years experience Neurology
Please repost: Please repost and explain the relationship in your thinking between lumbar nerve root damage and a urinary tract infection. I don't see the connection ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
39 years experience Internal Medicine
About a week: Usually symptoms resolved in about a week can be a couple days more less. This site provides generalized medical information only ,if you want specifi ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Not recommended: Ciprofloxacin and similar antibiotics (fluoroquinolones) cause weakening of connective tissues, resulting in uncommon but often painful and sometimes ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Could still have it: Or something else please see your gyn for a culture.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Bacterial vaginosis: This can have a variety of odors depending upon the causative organisms.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. CESAR HOLGADO
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
BV: Bacterial vaginosis may result as an overgrowth of normal vaginal bacterial flora or transmitted sexually.

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