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I have recurrent bacterial vaginosis, I have used metradonizole in the past, it clears the odour for a month or so but it returns?

I have recurrent bacterial vaginosis, I have used metradonizole in the past, it clears the odour for a month or so but it returns?

U need vag cultures: And an ultrasound and possibly an endometrial bx to make sure it is not coming from your endometrium, u should get on a multi-vitamin and acidlphilus pills or probiotics as these can help prevent infection, and u need to try to keep that area dry meaning changing sweaty clothes after working out and do not wear tight fitting clothes and u may need a differnet med next time like Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) vaginal. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of recurrent bacterial vaginosis?

How can I get rid of recurrent bacterial vaginosis?

Persistence: Bacterial vaginosis can be chronic and recurrent, but I have never seen a patient who couldn't ultimately be controlled. First, be sure the diagnosis is correct by sending off sensitive testing. Secondly, when controlled, treat with a preventative, like weekly Metrogel or boric acid. Thirdly, try to support the healthy bacteria, lactobacillus, in the vagina with healthy diet and possibly supp. ...Read more

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Have recurrent bacterial vaginosis. Dr. Tx with Flagyl x 2 days. Symptoms go away with this, but returns after almost every menses. Why and what tx?

Have recurrent bacterial vaginosis.  Dr. Tx with Flagyl x 2 days. Symptoms go away with this, but returns after almost every menses. Why and what  tx?

BV: Many doctors will attempt to alter you vaginal ph (level of acidity), but you also may be getting reinfected by the organisms colonizing the skin of your partner's penis. Use of a topical antibiotic on the penis may help. Good luck. ...Read more

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Any treatments for recurrent bacterial vaginosis? I took METRONIDAZOLE 500 MG TABLET two different times and it didn't work. I've had it for a year

Any treatments for recurrent bacterial vaginosis? I took METRONIDAZOLE 500 MG TABLET two different times and it didn't work. I've had it for a year

Find the cause: Before one treats an infection the specific cause or bug needs to be identified. A culture or other testing must be accomplished. Metronidazole does not in any way treat all causes of infection. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have bacterial vaginosis? And can that cause recurrent early miscarriages? What is treatment?

How do I know if I have bacterial vaginosis? And can that cause recurrent early miscarriages? What is treatment?

Get tested: Bacterial vaginosis is an overgrowth of a normal bacteria that lives in the vagina. You are right that can be associated with preterm delivery; i haven't heard it's associated with early miscarriage. You can get tested by your doctor and treatment is vaginal suppository or oral medication. You can also think about what in your environment might cause bv. Sometimes its lubricants, diet, etc. ...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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What are std`s and what are the symptoms of bacterial vaginosis?

What are  std`s and what are the symptoms of bacterial vaginosis?

Multiple: Std's or sexually transmitted diseases, are diseases transmitted through sexual contact. Examples are gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, hiv, hepatitis c, genital warts, and genital herpes. Bacterial vaginosis is a condition caused by an overabundance of anaerobic bacteria in the vagina. Symptoms can include a watery, foul or fishy smelling discharge and/or vaginal irritation. ...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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bacteria normally reside in vagina as resistence to infection goes down they can cause infection causing discharge, itch and odor ...Read more