A 26-year-old female asked:
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hi, i am taking metronidazole for bv and i just started my period. is it okay to wear a tampon?

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Dr. David Barrere
8 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes, if taking pills: If you are on the pill form of Metronidazole then you can use tampons.
Answered on Oct 6, 2020
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Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
19 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
You can: Pad is better but you can wear a tampon as well.
Answered on Jun 23, 2018
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