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How is gardnerella vaginalis treated?

How is gardnerella vaginalis treated?

Antibiotics: Bacterial vaginosis is an overgrowth of normal bacteria in the vagina that can cause symptoms. It is usually treated with antibiotics. The most common type is flagyl. ...Read more

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I have had no sex since 2008, but recently was diagnosed with GARDNERELLA. How is this possible?

I have had no sex since 2008, but recently was diagnosed with GARDNERELLA.  How is this possible?

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

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Gardnerella vaginosis can cause by multie sex partners?

Gardnerella vaginosis can cause by multie sex partners?

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

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Is there any way to know if you have gardnerella vaginosis?

Is there any way to know if you have gardnerella vaginosis?

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

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What is gardnerella bacteria?

What is gardnerella bacteria?

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

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What is the gardnerella treatment?

What is the gardnerella treatment?

Metronadizole/Flagyl: 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

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Why do I need multiple treatments for gardnerella?

Why do I need multiple treatments for gardnerella?

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

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Is gardnerella and candida contagious?

Is gardnerella and candida contagious?

No: Both are ubiquitous in the environment and noramally live in our bodies. ...Read more

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What's an over-the-counter treatment for gardnerella?

What's an over-the-counter treatment for gardnerella?

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

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