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Can I Treat Bv With Something Besides Pills
The pill flagyl is having horrible side effects on me. being treated for bv and it's only been 2 days. should I stop taking them? I feel BAD.
Medication problems: Side or adverse effects from a medication warrant a call to the prescribing physician. In most cases, an alternative can be offered. It is never advised to prematurely stop a medication intended to treat an infection unless under the advice of your treating doctor, as this practice often leads to persistent and/or resistant infections. ...Read more
Treated for bv, but brown discharge and spotting continued. Went to doctor 6 days ago, told i had no bacteria, but had extra white blood cells (inflamm.). Gave me 2 pink pills, but still have symptoms?
2 different things: Spotting is blood from the uterus, and likely is unrelated to the bv. If you are still having symptoms, it's possible that the medication you were given to treat the BV didn't work against the strain of bacteria that you have. You can ask doctor for repeat dose, or for a culture. Sometimes women get yeast on top of a bacterial infection. White blood cells are present for both, typically. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: Some women treat BV with Metronidazole as a vaginal insert or as an oral pill. Other women swear by probiotics. There's no harm in trying the probiotics. If they don't work, then return to doctor for rx. I had a patient that used an OB tampon and covered it in plain yogurt and swore this cured her bv. Also consider what may have provoked infxn in first place and try to eliminate that. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not generally at all: Several studies have looked for any benefit to treating male sexual partners while treating women for bacterial vaginosis. However, none of these studies have shown any benefit to doing so. As a result, men are generally not treated when they female partners have bv. ...Read more
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