Top
10
Doctor insights on: I Have Bv Can I Just Go To A Clinic And Ask For The Meds To Clear It

Share
1

1
I have BV can I just go to a clinic and ask for the meds to clear it?

I have BV can I just go to a clinic and ask for the meds to clear it?

Go to the clinic: If you think you have bv, go to the doctor to make sure. You may be right but a doctor should look to make sure that there isnt a secondary infection going on at the same time. If you do, it can be treated with antibiotics. In general it is best not to try to diagnose yourself. ...Read more

Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
674 doctors shared insights

Bacterial Infection Of The Vagina (Definition)

A condition where the inside of the vagina is infected with an overgrowth of bacteria, causing an unpleasant odor, ...Read more


3

3
Can I be tested for bv at a health clinic ?

Can I be tested for bv at a health clinic  ?

Depends: Many clinics like planned parenthood or similar centers are set up to address these simple women's health issues. Drop in "episodic care " clinics located in strip malls or similar settings may not. A simple way to know is to call ahead and ask. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
Is there anything i can do to stop the fishy smell for BV until i get to a clinic?

Yogurt or Luvena: I had a patient who swore by using plain unsweetened yogurt on an OB tampon placed into the vagina. I know it sounds messy, right? But she swore it cured her bv. You can try a more simple product, luvena, which is over the counter and is basically lactobaccili that you put in the vagina as a suppository to hope to reestablish the predominance of this 'good' bacteria in the vagina. Good luck! ...Read more

5

5
If I go to the local clinic to be tested for bacterial vaginosis, do I have to have a parent present?

If I go to the local clinic to be tested for bacterial vaginosis, do I have to have a parent present?

Depends on state: And your age, and sometimes insurance status. But you can call clinic and get help figuring this out good luck. ...Read more

6

6
Burning irritation, itchy, mild fishy vaginal odor with very little clear discharge...Could it be a yeast infection or BV or what? What OTC meds work?

Burning irritation, itchy, mild fishy vaginal odor with very little clear discharge...Could it be a yeast infection or BV or what? What OTC meds work?

No OTC: There are otc treat. Probiotics such as probalac are effective. Natural ingredients like boric acid has been used to treat BV suppository or douche also vitamin combinations products such as with a, c, d, and others. Also omega-3 fa. Prescription therapy include Clindamycin vaginal gel or Metronidazole vaginal gel or oral tablets. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
7

7
Is it possible to buy antibiotics/meds for bacterial vaginosis or does it have to be prescribed by a doctor? Mine won't clear on its own!

Is it possible to buy antibiotics/meds for bacterial vaginosis or does it have to be prescribed by a doctor? Mine won't clear on its own!

Antibiotics: Antibiotics need to be prescribed by a dr. If you are concerned about the visit cost, there may be health clinics in your area that will often treat a person inexpensively. Best wishes. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
8

8
I continually keep getting bv, i haven't had a sex partner in a month. I feel like i'm going to be on meds forever. This sucks. Help. :(?

I continually keep getting bv, i haven't had a sex partner in a month. I feel like i'm going to be on meds forever. This sucks. Help. :(?

See below: After treatment with metronidazole, Clindamycin or tinidazole, try oral and/or vaginal lactobacillus containing probiotic preparations which have had variable success. Consider having your sexual partner treated with Metronidazole or clindamycin. Recurrent disease has been associated with colonization of the sex partner, inconsistant condom use and has been halved with estrogen contraceptives. ...Read more

9

9
I have been experiencing pain on the inner vaginal wall during sex, it's really bad at first then gets better, I just finished meds for BV?

I have been experiencing pain on the inner vaginal wall during sex, it's really bad at first then gets better, I just finished meds for BV?

Caution..: Give your vagina little rest and relief. It needs to heal back to normal state. You might have tear on the wall also. Vaginal dryness aggravates the issue. ...Read more

10

10
I have BV and it continues to come back. I have had a full exam, I am completely healthy. What can I do to end this problem? Im 34 this has been going on for years. The meds my doc gives me works but then a month or so later its back

I have BV and it continues to come back. I have had a full exam, I am completely healthy. What can I do to end this problem? Im 34 this has been going on for years. The meds my doc gives me works but then a month or so later its back

I : I am assuming that you mean bacterial vaginosis. Things you can try are reducing sugary foods or drinks, reducing alcohol (because of sugar content), avoiding hot baths or any bubble-bath products, using a non-soap type of product such as cetaphil cleanser (ask your pharmacist for recommendation), using a soothing cream such as vagisil or similar product, and only wearing cotton underwear and not synthetic products. ...Read more

Clinics (Definition)

Clinics are sites that provide outpatient medical care ...Read more