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Not an STD: Apparently you have bacterial vaginosis. Gardnerella is one of many bacteria that overgrow in BV; it was once thought to be the cause, but probably is not. BV usually is not an STD. Although most frequent in sexually active women, it is common in others. If you douche, that might be the cause. Probably you are being treated with metronidazole, which should clear it up. ...Read more
Recurrent gardnerella with current partner, never had before now have had 3 times in 6 months. Does he need to be treated? Why is this happening?
Gardnerella: Yes both of you should be treated. ...Read more
Bacterial vaginosis: GV is one organism associated with BV, and is not considered an STD. It is a common vaginal infection that tends to be recurrent, though is treatable with antibiotics. Multiple partners may increase your susceptibility. ...Read more
Gardnerella: Gardnerella can be tested for with pcr culture, or on a wet mount microscopy smear where clue cells are seen. The discharge also gives a + whiff test when KOH is added to it. ...Read more
Normal in vagina: Gardnerella (full name Gardnerella vaginalis) is a normal bacteria in the vagina of most women. When a woman has bacterial vaginosis, Gardnerella is one of the bacteria that grows to abnormal levels and at one time was thought to be the cause of BV. If you have increased vaginal odor (typically fishy) or discharge, you may have BV. Treatment is available; talk with your doctor about it. ...Read more
You are referring to bacterial vaginosis. I would recommend the standard treatment of oral or vaginal flagyl.
Intravaginal boric acid 600 mg at bed time provides symptomatic relief. The frequency can be gradually decreased to once or twice a week. You could try a probiotic preparation such as vsl #3 with 110 billion colonies of probiotic bacteria per capsule, but this therapy is unproven. ...Read more
See below: Bacterial vaginosis is a synergistic infection involving gardnerella vaginalis and a number of other bacteria. It is treated with Metronidazole oral or intravaginal treatment. Tinidazole and Clindamycin are alternatives. Oral and intravaginal probiotics containing lactobacilli can help. I'm not sure what multiple treatments you refer to. ...Read more
No good otc: Gardnerella or bacterial vaginosis is a common vaginal infection cause by over growth of a bad bacteria or death of good bacterial. It can be affected by spermicide, doucheiing (don't do this!), overenthusiastic cleaning or bad luck. It is easilly treated with oral medication or vaginal suppositories prescribed by a doctor but I would not recommend treating it yourself. ...Read more
No: 2 different infections. Having one does not mean you have the other. It is possible to have both or only one of the two. ...Read more
My wife tested positive for gardnerella and finished a course of levofloxacin a week ago and symptoms still persist! Can I get it infectioned too?
Don't worry: These critters are all over the place and "infection" happens only when they overgrow for a time. They're very unlikely to be a problem for the man. ...Read more
Gardnerella: Gardnirella vaginalis is an organism normally present in small number in the vagina. Changes in the vaginal ecosystem that increase the ph cause these organisms to multiply and cause what is known as bacterial vaginosis - a white/gray pungent. ...Read more
Bacterial vaginosis?: Ureaplasma is normal in female genital tract, rarely any need to test and if a test is positive, usually no treatment required. Gardnerella is also normal, but "recurrent gardnerella infection" suggests bacterial vaginosis. BV is overgrowth of mostly normal bacteria, including Gardnerella. The usual treatment is metronidazole (Flagyl®) by mouth. No other antibiotic is needed because of Ureaplasma. ...Read more
I just found out that I have Gardnerella vaginitis. Almost two months ago I had oral sex, he came outside. Can this be the cause of my infection?
I'm a girl, my 3yr partner was diagnosed w/ gardnerella vaginalis (not chronic).He's fine now, no STDs, they said I don't need to get tested. Is that ok?
Confusing...: I'd like to help, but Gardnerella is a normal bactera in the vagina. It doesn't infect men and there no is accurate way to diagnose it in men. I wonder if your partner has nongonococcal urethritis (NGU). It's an STD, even though standard STD tests (gonorrhea, chlamyida, etc) are negative. You and he should find a doctor who understands STDs and genital infections. Good luck! ...Read more
What to do if I have an infection called gardnerella I'm taking antibiotics for it but I want to know the long term affects?
Gardnerella: If appropriately treated, usually there is no long term effect. ...Read more