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Hello I've been treated for bv and this is my last day to take medicine. When can I have sex?

Hello I've been treated for bv and this is my last day to take medicine. 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 more

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Can I have sex whilst being treated for bacterial vaginosis?

Can I have sex whilst being treated for bacterial vaginosis?

Preferably not: Not for at least a week, while being treated; and preferably for another week after that. If sex is inevitable, for sure use condoms. ...Read more

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Can you have sex while getting treated for bv?

Can you have sex while getting treated for bv?

Sexuality: Yes. Of course. Humans have sex at all times of the day or night under every imaginable condition. ...Read more

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Can you still have sex when you are being treated for BV ?

Can you still have sex when you are being treated for BV ?

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 more

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Can I have sex on BV medication?

Can I have sex on BV medication?

However: While on treatment, the cdc advises to either abstain from intercourse or to use condoms to avoid a higher incidence of recurrence rate. Even if you follow these rules, at 1 month 25% recurrent rates, at 3-12 months there is a 50% recurrence. ...Read more

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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

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

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I Have bv is it ok to have sex without a condom ?

I Have bv is it ok to have sex without a condom ?

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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Can I get BV every time I have sex if the guy ejaculates in me every time?

Can I get BV every time I have sex if the guy ejaculates in me every time?

Transmissible BV?: It seems as if this infection(BV) is either not being completely and correctly treated by a MD or STD testing needs to be done to rule out a transmittable STD infection masquerading as BV. ...Read more

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