A 30-year-old female asked:
having an awful experience with antibiotics, especially flagyl, i'd like to know if bv can go away on its own if found in culture? metrogel scares me.
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Maybe, probably not: Bacterial vaginosis is overgrowth of mostly normal vaginal bacteria. The underlying reasons and causes are unknown, sometimes sexually transmitted. It may clear up on its own, but better to treat with antibiotics. Recurrent BV sometimes can be prevented with vaginal metronidazole (MetroGel) or boric acid. It is silly to be "scared" of MetroGel, which causes no side effects or harm.
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Last updated Jul 28, 2016
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