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A 31-year-old female asked:

I suspect i might have bacterial vaginosis and would like to know if i really need to see a doctor or if i can just get over the counter medication?

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Dr. Elizabeth Reynoso
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Yes see a doctor: In the United states there is no over the counter medication available for bacterial vaginosis. I am not sure if it is available in other countries. First line medication would be flagyl or metronidazole. It is better to see a doctor to be evaluated

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