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Being Treated For Bv When Can I Have Sex
Condoms for a while: There are no firm data. Sex can trigger BV (it's uncertain whether and how often BV is an STD), and it makes sense to wait a while for vaginal bacteria to normalize. I advise my patients to wait until finishing treatment (you've done that), symptoms are gone, especially odor; then use condoms for at least 2 weeks before resuming unprotected intercourse. Also no receiving oral sex for a few weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Couples often worry about having sex during pregnancy. They may be afraid that having sex could cause a miscarriage or harm the baby. It is best to talk to your doctor or nurse midwife about your specific situation to make sure you are considered at low risk for complications such a ...Read more
Shouldn't : It's best you don't. Get the benefit of having the treatment work for you. Sex is sometimes the cause of bv. You may react to the brand of condoms. Or the spermicide on the condoms. Or bacteria from the skin on his penis, fingers or toys. Start off with a clean slate and the resume sex. You may then be able to identify the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I take metronidazole 500 mg pills while on my period ? Or should I wait until period ends ? Can I have sex while taking this ? It's for BV
Continue treatment: You should continue treatment while on your period. However, you shouldn't have sex for the next couple of weeks -- not because of metronidazole, but sex is associated with BV and might make treatment less effective. If sex is inevitable, for sure use condoms. I hope you were tested for STDs (gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomonas), which are much more common in women with BV. ...Read more
After how many days can I have sex after taking my metronidazole and clindamycin for my bacterial vaginosis?
BV: There are no restrictions to sexual activity for either the antibiotics or the condition. ...Read more
This is fine: Bacterial vaginosis, correct? Not a problem unless it is very uncomfortable. ...Read more
Bacterial vaginosis: Your BV should be treated, probably with metronidazole. Until then, it would be best to avoid sex or to use condoms consistently. BV often persists or is harder to cure with continued sex. Also, you and your partner should be tested for STDs like gonorrhea and chlamydia, which are more common in people with BV. ...Read more
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