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Can You Use Metronidazole Gel While On Your Period
Sure: It is going to be a little messy but not harmful. ...Read more
YES: You can, but it might get a little messy. ...Read more
My period had to come this pass Thursdays I was using metronidazole gel about 2 weeks ago can the gel cause my period to be late I had unprotected sex?
No: If you are late for a period take a pregnancy test. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Finished treatment of metronidazole gel and noticed white clumpy discharge wen I wiped is it normal?
I ran out of my applicators for my metronidazole gel. And used a kids syringe to insert it. Will that harm me?
Family practice: Unique and not advisable but probably no harm. See if you can get somemore applicators. ...Read more
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
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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