A 43-year-old female asked:
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i've just been diagnosed with gardnerella vaginitis & a yeast infection. i was given diflucan (fluconazole) & flagyl. should my husband be treated also?

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Dr. Patrick Sweet III
19 years experience Pathology
No: These are not expressly sexually transmitted infections. The pathophysiology has more to do with the micro-environment of your vagina that allows overgrowth of what some would argue are normally commensal flora. Diflucan (fluconazole) is for the yeast and Flagyl is for the gardnerella spp.
Answered on Dec 20, 2014
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