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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've just been diagnosed with gardnerella vaginitis & a yeast infection. I was given diflucan (fluconazole) & flagyl. Should my husband be treated also?
No: These are not expressly sexually transmitted infections. The pathophysiology has more to do with the micro-environment of your vagina that allows overgrowth of what some would argue are normally commensal flora. Diflucan (fluconazole) is for the yeast and Flagyl is for the gardnerella spp. ...Read more
Is bacterial vaginosis/vaginitis considered a sexually transmitted disease? How is chronic BV treated?
No: It is treated with antibiotics by mouth or vaginal cream. ...Read more
What medication would be ideal to use to cure vaginal infections? Specifically bacterial vaginosis?
See answer : Although BV will sometimes clear up without treatment, all women with symptoms of BV should be treated to avoid complications. Male partners generally do not need to be treated. Recommended regimens: *metronidazole 500 mg PO bid x 7 days; or *metronidazole gel 0.75%, one full applicator (5 g) intravaginally, once daily x 5 days; or *clindamycin cream 2%, one full applicator (5 g) daily x 7 days. ...Read more
Unlikely: Bv definitely can't kill you. Other stds can have serious complications. Gonorrhea can migrate to other areas of your body and cause real problems, as can syphilis. If you're worried you have an infection, definitely be see as it's worth it. Can always go to family planning clinic or community clinic as they have slide scale or free treatment. Don't hesitate if you're worried! ...Read more
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