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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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What is bacterial vaginosis?

What is bacterial vaginosis?

Infection: It is a bacterial infection of the vagina that may need treatment when symptomatic ...Read more

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What causes bacterial vaginosis?

What causes bacterial vaginosis?

Unknown, complicated: BV is overgrowth of some vaginal bacteria and undergrowth of others. Most or all the bacteria are entirely normal in the vagina -- it's the change in numbers that's important. Why it happens isn't clear. In some ways, BV behaves like an STD -- uncommon in virgins, more frequent with new or multiple partners. But no known germ comes from male partners, and treating partners doesn't prevent it. ...Read more

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What is bacterial vaginosis like?

What is bacterial vaginosis like?

Bacterial vaginosis: "Approximately 50 to 75 percent of women with BV have no symptoms. Those with symptoms often note an unpleasant, "fishy smelling" vaginal discharge that is more noticeable after sexual intercourse. Vaginal discharge that is off-white and thin may also be present.Some patients have itching. Pain during urination or sex, redness, and swelling are not typical." See: ...Read more

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What leads to bacterial vaginosis?

What leads to bacterial vaginosis?

Unsure: Bacterial vaginosis is a very common vaginal infection in women. It is from bacteria that live normally in the vagina and for unclear reasons, overgrow and cause symptoms. Symptoms include irritation, itching, discharge and fishy odor. Even with proper treatment, recurrences are common. ...Read more

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What may be the reasons for my bacterial vaginosis?

What may be the reasons for my bacterial vaginosis?

Bacterial Vaginosis: Bacterial vaginosis may occur when there is an imbalance of unhealthy ; healthy vaginal bacteria. Some risk factors include douching, women having sex with women, having multiple sex partners or a new sex partner as well as having inadequate lactobacilli bacteria in the vagina. ...Read more

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Could dr s misdiagnose chlamydydia for bacterial vaginosis?

Could dr s misdiagnose chlamydydia for bacterial vaginosis?

Chlamydia vs. BV: I would have to say this would be highly unlikely, providing that the doctor sent urine and/or vaginal swabs for lab analysis. If no testing was done, it's possible that the doctor could misdiagnose. ...Read more

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I keep getting bacterial vaginosis?

Bacterial vaginosis: Do you douche? If yes, stop. Have you been treated for it? Treatment options include metronidazole and clindamycin. Relapse treatment: prolonged course of oral or vaginal metronidazole ...Read more

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