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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 isn't 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

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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


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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Flagyl for bv. Finished day 7. Symptoms much better. Tend to come &go very minimal burning left. Could meds still be working a couple days after?

Flagyl for bv. Finished day 7. Symptoms much better. Tend to come &go very minimal burning left. Could meds still be working a couple days after?

Meds worked: It sounds like the flagyl worked for you. By the end of the 7 day course symptoms should be improving and resolving. Flagyl will continue to work for awhile after taking it while the body continues to eliminate it. However by 2 days after you stop it is virtually all eliminated from your body. If symptoms persist please be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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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? I'm 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? I'm 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

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Can hydrogen peroxide really clear BV for good?

Can hydrogen peroxide really clear BV for good?

Hydrogen peroxide: Hydrogen peroxide can kill the germs meanwhile destroy the healthy tissues too. I don't normally advise using it. ...Read more

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I drank a bit of wine on BV meds will it still work?

I drank a bit of wine on BV meds will it still work?

No interference: It's a common urban myth that alcohol interferes with antibiotics. With rare exceptions, and maybe sometimes with very heavy drinking, there could be problems. For sure a few glasses of wine will not interfere with effectiveness of your treatment for BV. By the way, you may also hear that alcohol causes nauses in people taking metronidazole. That's also a medical myth; it doesn't happen. ...Read more

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Is it better to use metrogel once or twice a day to clear up bv?

Is it better to use metrogel once or twice a day to clear up bv?

Bacterial vaginosis: Metrogel is usually prescribed one applicatorful vaginally twice a day (once in morning, once in evening) for bacterial vaginosis. Treatment is for 5 days. Package directions should have stated that on package. ...Read more

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I stopped going to pain clinic because all they did was hook me on pain med. I have back prob. I. Afraid of surgery any thing else I to ease pain?

Holistic: If you're motivated holistic approaches can work.

Yoga and meditation are excellent for chronic pain suffers. They take a lot of commitment but I firmly believe it's wort it. ...Read more

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What can I use for reoccurring bv. I HAVE BEEN SUFFERING with this for 10yrs I have tried everything. I can't get rid of it. The meds aren't helping?

Are you sure its BV?: Are you certain that it has been properly diagnosed as BV by a GYN MD professional? If so, you don't mention what Rx's have been tried and failed. Moreover, some STD's can masquerade as BV and that form of testing is needed as well. Has your male or female partner also been checked for BV or STD's? These are more questions than answers, but it is a start for you and your MD, ...Read more

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Is it ok to douch with hydrogen peroxide half water for BV and fishy oder I been going through this for a year and a half now meds no longer work?

Is it ok to douch with hydrogen peroxide half water for BV and fishy oder I been going through this for a year and a half now meds no longer work?

Vinegar: Use vinegar, lose the thong, try metro gel vaginal one time per week or maybe a weekly dose of flagyl? I've never heard of hydrogen peroxide use but it mat kill all of the good lactobacillus. It's coming from the anal area. Try placing some newsprint in the area between the anus and angina in the morning as a barrier cream. Neosporin, not newsprint, that was a spell corrector error, sorry. ...Read more

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Will metronidazole clear up bv?

Will metronidazole clear up bv?

Metronidazole: Metronidazole can be used for the treatment of BV.

http://www. Uptodate. Com/contents/bacterial-vaginosis-beyond-the-basics ...Read more

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I have a bad back. I got injections, also in PT, pain is still bad want to go to a pain clinic, what do I expect 1st time? Drug test? Bring papers?

I have a bad back. I got injections, also in PT, pain is still bad want to go to a pain clinic, what do I expect 1st time? Drug test? Bring papers?

Ask them: When you call to set up an appointment, ask them what to expect and what to bring. Each one may have different protocols. Why get answers that don't relate to your place? Best wishes for relief - consider hypnosis and other strategies beyond pills/injections too. ...Read more

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