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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'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?

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

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I'm taking metronidazole for gardnerella vaginalis for 5 nights. How long after should I wait to have sex? Could my partner have the infection also?

Bacterial Vaginosis: Gardnerella Vaginalis is the organism involved in bacterial vaginosis. There is a possibility your partner may have it as well and I recommend having your partner tested. Oral metronidazole therapy (flagyl) is commonly for 7 days. After the 7-day treatment course you should be able to have intercourse without posing any risk of infection to your partner. ...Read more

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Can you explain what bacterial vaginosis is?

Can you explain what bacterial vaginosis is?

Infection in vagina: Bv refers to bacterial infection in the vagina: gardnerella vaginalis, mobiluncus, bacteroides, and mycoplasma are the usual organism involved. Risk factors for developing BV are douching and multiple sexual partners. It is easily diagnosed and treated by your physician. Please consult your doc, as there maybe std involved. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long and how often to use echinacea for bacterial vaginosis?

How long and how often to use echinacea for bacterial vaginosis?

Never/never: 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. Echinacea will have no beneficial effects for bv. ...Read more

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Describe the features of bacterial vaginosis in the vagina.?

Describe the features of bacterial vaginosis in the vagina.?

BV: Bacterial vaginosis is an overgrowth of gardnerella vaginalis - a bacteria present in the vagina in over 70% of women. Symptoms are usually an increase in vaginal discharge frequently associated with a fishy odor. ...Read more

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What antibiotics work for bacterial vaginosis?

What antibiotics work for bacterial vaginosis?

See below: Bv is a synergistic infection involving gardnerella and a number of other, anaerobic bacteria. It is treated with Metronidazole oral or intravaginal treatment. Tinidazole and Clindamycin are alternatives. Oral and intravaginal probiotics containing lactobacilli can help. ...Read more

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Can antibiotics work for bacterial vaginosis?

Can antibiotics work for bacterial vaginosis?

Yes: Bv is a synergistic infection involving gardnerella and a number of other anaerobic bacteria. It is treated with Metronidazole oral or intravaginal treatment. Tinidazole and Clindamycin are alternatives. Oral and intravaginal probiotics containing lactobacilli can help. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: bacterial vaginosis dna?

Test for BV: Bv does not have a single, clearly defined infectious agent. Rather, it is characterized by an imbalance of normal vaginal flora resulting in a depletion of peroxidase-producing lactobacillus spp and overgrowth by gardnerella vaginalis and other bacteria. Several studies have reported that molecular detection or quantitation of such bacteria could enhance sensitivity and/or specificity for bv. ...Read more

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How long should I let bacterial vaginosis go before taking an antibiotic?

How long should I let bacterial vaginosis go before taking an antibiotic?

Why wait??: Bv is a synergistic infection involving gardnerella 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. If you have this condition i see no advantage in delaying treatment. ...Read more