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Finished taking metronidazole gel two days ago. And now I have white pinkish discharge. Might be pregnant got 4 positives bt can I be?

Finished taking metronidazole gel two days ago. And now I have white pinkish discharge. Might be pregnant got 4 positives bt can I be?

Positive test: A positive pregnancy test is a positive pregnancy test. Two or three or four pregnancy tests that are positive mean you're really really pregnant. Metronidazole gel is not contraindicated during pregnancy, non-toxic. Complete your course, discharge can be normal, even if pink. If bloody, call a doctor. ...Read more

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Can metronidazole gel affect false positive pregnant test? Help please

May be not: Not at all! pregnancy tests are looking for the presence of hcg, a hormone that is only produced during pregnancy. Antibiotics will not cause your body to secrete HCG if you are not pregnant, so there is absolutely no possible way that they could cause a false positive. ...Read more

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Before takeing my last metronidazole gel treatment I got 3 positive pregnant test...Am I really prego? If yes will it cause problems?

Metronidazole: It seems you are prego. Metrogel is not going to give you a false positive pregnancy test. Don't use any medication during the first trimester without authorization by your doctor. ...Read more

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I found out I'm a month pregnant bt I took metronidazole gel and diflucan (fluconazole) can it harm my baby? I didn't know I was at the time I took them. Anyone kno

I found out I'm a month pregnant bt I took metronidazole gel and diflucan (fluconazole) can it harm my baby? I didn't know I was at the time I took them. Anyone kno

Antibiotics/pregnant: Several epidemiologic studies indicate no increased risk of congenital anomalies associated with low dose exposure to fluconazole. Metronidazole gel is not likely to affect the fetus, but cannot find any controlled studies. Oral doses cross the placental barrier. There was no evidence of harm to the fetus due to metronidazole. Suspect your baby will be just fine. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant bt I took metronidazole gel and diflucan (fluconazole) when I didn't knw. I think I got pregnant at the same time. ..Will it harm my pregnancy?

I'm pregnant bt I took metronidazole gel and diflucan (fluconazole) when I didn't knw. I think I got pregnant at the same time. ..Will it harm my pregnancy?

No: Prego? I though that was tomato sauce :) medications that are taken at the time of conception or before eight weeks are not likely to cause serious problem as this is prior to the time organs develop. (organogenesis.) see your ob. Good health to you and yours! ...Read more

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I got BV they gave me metronidazole gel to use im currently 5weeks 5days pregnant and is now seeing blood clots is this normal? Is it because of the gel

Can be...: ...From a combination of infection and treatment. Could also be coincidence and of concern. Should call your OB for guidance, as may want to check you. ...Read more

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After finishing a round of Metronidazole gel, is clear discharge with red clumps normal? I have a Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD and do not get periods anymore.

After finishing a round of Metronidazole gel, is clear discharge with red clumps normal? I have a Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD and do not get periods anymore.

Possible: You were treated for an infection and the symptoms could be related to that. If these symptoms are transient for a few days and resolve I would not be concerned, but if it worsens or persists get checked. ...Read more

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Has anyone drank alcohol while taking metronidazole gel?

Has anyone drank alcohol while taking metronidazole gel?

Yes, many: You can drink alcohol while using the gel. It's only the oral Metronidazole that shouldn't be mixed with alcohol. ...Read more

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Is rephesh same as metronidazole gel?

No: I believe you're referring to rephresh, an over-the-counter product available in 3 different forms. Metronidazole is a prescription antibiotic. Interestingly, I was not able to determine the active ingredients in rephresh when I searched their website (most companies typically show you at least a snapshot of their ingredient label). ...Read more

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Metronidazole gel after taking it for five days I have white stuff coming out of me?

May need oral Rx: What were you being treated for? For the two main vaginal infections treatable with metronidazole -- bacterial vaginosis or trichomoniasis -- oral treatment is more effective than the vaginal gel. Discuss with the doctor who prescribed it. ...Read more

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Does metronidazole gel treat trichomaniasis?

No: The gel has a failure rate of over 50%, which is pretty bad when you consider the pill form of Metronidazole has a cure success of about 95%. The pill form can even be adapted to treat a pregnant woman. Be sure your partner is treated too. Follow up within 3 months for recheck though; reinfection is extremely common and most be monitored because infection can become silent. ...Read more

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Should yeast come out after using metronidazole gel?

Should yeast come out after using metronidazole gel?

Yes: If you start with a mixed infection and only treat the bacterial infection the yeast infection may proliferate (come out). ...Read more

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Why is metronidazole gel causing thick chunky white discharge?

Why is metronidazole gel causing thick chunky white discharge?

Taking antibiotics: Such as Metronidazole can increase chances for getting a yeast infection. A clumpy (cottage cheese- like), white, non- odorous discharge associated w itching, burning, swelling or redness can be due to yeast infections. ...Read more

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After using metronidazole gel when will the chunky white discharge disappear?

After using metronidazole gel when will the chunky white discharge disappear?

Might have a yeast: Infection which may need to be treated.Yeast can present with clumpy, white vaginal discharge to a watery, white discharge. Sometimes a discharge is not apparent. There is no odor. It can cause swelling and redness of vulva along with itching and burning pain. It may lead to pain with urination or intercourse. ...Read more

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I am on metronidazole gel for recurring bv. Can I have intercourse while taking this gel for the next 3 months?

I am on metronidazole gel for recurring bv. Can I have intercourse while taking this gel for the next 3 months?

Recurrent BV: The gel itself doesn't make any difference, i.e. sex won't interfere. However, BV is closely related to sex, and unprotected sex may interfere with effectiveness of treatment. If you have sex with men while on treatment, use condoms consistently until treatment is complete. If sex with women, avoid contact with partner's vaginal fluids via fingers, sex toys, etc. ...Read more

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Can metronidazole gel cure trichomoniasis?

Trich cure: Unfortunately the gel form will not. Metronidazole tablets either 2 grams as a one time dose or 500 twice a day for 7 days is the standard recommended treatment. The partner needs to be treated as well. ...Read more

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Can you use metronidazole gel on your period?

Metronidazole: “Continue using this medicine even if your menstrual period starts during the time of treatment. “ see: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/drugs-supplements/metronidazole-vaginal-route/proper-use/drg-20064738 ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait to have sex after metronidazole gel?

Don't: Do not have sexual intercourse while you are using Metronidazole vaginal gel. It can damage condoms and may result in keeping the infection untreated. ...Read more

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