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Dr. Anthony Sharber
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Metronidazole (Definition)

It's an antibiotic used to treat infections such as bacterial vaginosis or a type of ...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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Period ended Sat. Started metronidazole gel for BV on Wednesday. It is now day 3 and im seeing pinkish blood & small blood clots. Normal or concern?

Period ended Sat. Started metronidazole gel for BV on Wednesday. It is now day 3 and im seeing pinkish blood & small blood clots. Normal or concern?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...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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Does metronidazole medicine works while 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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Can taking metronidazole cause a late or missed menstrual period?

Can taking metronidazole cause a late or missed menstrual period?

That should not affe: Affect the period, if you are sex active then you should check a urine preg test, if - then please see your gyn for a workup. ...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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How long after I finish my metronidazole gel will it take for it to leave my vagina?

Vaginal ph: Best way not to get BV is to keep vaginal ph normal. Try not to dough or to use perfume just water and unscented soap. ...Read more

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Should there be a clumpy whitish yellow discharge during the use of metronidazole gel?

Not unusual: The gel stays in the vaginal canal during the course of treatment and its appearance changes over time. If your symptoms do not resolve with treatment you should be re checked.
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Finished treatment of metronidazole gel and noticed white clumpy discharge wen I wiped is it normal?

Possibly Yeast: 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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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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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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If metronidazole gel has an expiration date on it, how long is it still effective after the date printed?

Variable: Medications and gels are made of different compounds which break down at different rates. The gel may be effective for weeks to months after its expiration date. ...Read more

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