A 20-year-old female asked:
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i can't seem to get rid of my bv.. i have never had it before but once i got it i can't seem to make it go away.. could i be immune to the treatment?

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Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
7 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Doctor can evaluate: It is possible you have bacterial vaginosis along with a sexually transmitted disease such as chlamydia, which could cause BV recurrences. You might consider seeing a doctor who can check you for other STDs as well.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Robert Lutz
Dr. Robert Lutz commented
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
You may need retreatment, different therapy, or assess what might be continuing you to have the symptoms
Feb 25, 2012
Dr. Walter Kobasa
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Wrong diagnosis: Unless you are sure you have bv, the treatment might not be correct. First make sure that you truly have BV by wet prep or culture. If you were given the correct medicine it should go away. As an aside I have seen people who wera thong underwear get more frequent reccurrences due to the introduction of rectal bacteria into the vagina.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Carin Van Gelder
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Need exam to b sure: Occasionally women are prescribed antibiotics without a pelvic exam. Make sure that proper cultures were done, which requires an internal exam. When cultures are done, resistant strains can be detected. Then, a change in antibiotics may be warranted.
Answered on Nov 22, 2014
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Nobody knows: Here's a fact sheet from the centers for disease control: http://www.Cdc.Gov/std/bv/stdfact-bacterial-vaginosis.Htm.
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