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A 26-year-old female asked:

Is it true that metro gel is not as effective as the metronidazole oral for bv? im breastfeeding and would rather take the vagina gel?

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Dr. Amandeep Kaur
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Metrogel: Metro gel can be used for treatment of BV and hopefully you don’t have much problem in using it correctly. If symptoms persist then consider getting examination done by a physician.
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