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A 27-year-old female asked:

Dr doc prescribed me metronidazole for bv(abnormal microbial flora shown in result) is it safe for 18 weeks pregnancy? any harm to baby?

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Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Metronidazole is not: absolutely contraindicated during pregnancy, but should be used with caution. Make sure your doctor knows you're pregnant and discusses the risks and benefits.
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