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Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
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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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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 bacterial vaginosis i'm taking pills called metronidazole antibiotics do I have stop having sex for 2wks while taking the pills to clear up bv?

I have bacterial vaginosis i'm taking pills called metronidazole antibiotics do I have stop having sex for 2wks while taking the pills to clear up bv?

No, but: BV is associated with a pH imbalance in the vagina. The vaginal pH is normally acidic. Seminal fluid is alkaline. Ejaculations of this alkaline material make the vagina alkaline and promote the growth of BV. This can be prevented with the use of condoms. ...Read more

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My antibiotic cream for my BV seemed to make things worse...itchiness/burning/slight clear discharge. Do u think I need metronidazole or is it yeast?

My antibiotic cream for my BV seemed to make things worse...itchiness/burning/slight clear discharge.  Do u think I need metronidazole or is it yeast?

Vaginitis : If you are still having symptoms or if they are worsening you need to see your doctor and have a culture if you have not yet done so. If you have a yeast infection then you need a different medication. Take care! ...Read more

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Took 250 2 a day for 7 days of metronidazole for BV didn't work then 500 2 a day didn't finish course.should I take another course In a few weeks?

Took 250 2 a day for 7 days of metronidazole for BV didn't work then 500 2 a day didn't finish course.should I take another course In a few weeks?

No: You should speak to a doctor about this before taking more antibiotics as prescribed. How do you still have so many antibiotics left? Are you still having symptoms? It is best to be re-evaluated by a doctor before trying another course of antibiotics. There are always potential side effects and you could build resistance if you take antibiotics you don't need. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is 250mg 2x a day for 7 days of metronidazole enough to cure BV? I took it did not work followed it with 500 2x a day didn't work either ,resistance?

Is 250mg 2x a day for 7 days of metronidazole enough to cure BV? I took it did not work followed it with 500 2x a day didn't work either ,resistance?

Flagyl: I notice you are jaundiced, has a protozoan infection been ruled out, such as Entameba hidtolytica. This protozoan can cause liver abscesses which in turn can cause jaundice. As such you might want to consult a liver specialist. This could be a reason that the drug is not working. On rare occasions Flagyl can cause jaundice ...Read more

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I've been taking the wrong dosage of metronidazole to treat my bv. I have a refill, can I just start over? If so how many days should I wait? (2g dose

Follow instructions: Medications need to be taken exactly as prescribed in order to be effective. I would contact your doctor and ask for anew prescription. Then follow the directions correctly. ...Read more

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Dr prescribed Metronidazole 500 mg 2x day x 7 days for possible trichomoniasis or bv. Waiting on results. Can I take 4 at once instead. ?

Not as effective: Follow your doctor's advice. Bacterial vaginosis needs treatment for a week; single dose is not effective. Even for trichomonas, a full week is best. A single 2 g dose of metronidazole usually is prescribed, but fails to cure 10% of cases. You should also have been tested for other STDs like gonorrhea and chlamydia, which occur with high frequency in women with BV or trich. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have bacterial vaginosis. I was prescribed metronidazole for 7 days. Tomorrow would be my last day. I feel awful. Can I safely stop taking them?

Finish them: Flagyl (metronidazole) often makes people feel queasy, hang in there and finish them - you're nearly done. the risk of stopping early is treatment failure. Good wishes. ...Read more

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Found out I'm about 4 wks pregnant & I was taking metronidazole 500 mg for Bv Is it safe to finish my dosage 2 pills for 7 days I'm on the 7th day?

Found out I'm about 4 wks pregnant & I was taking metronidazole 500 mg for Bv Is it safe to finish my dosage 2 pills for 7 days I'm on the 7th day?

Relax: It is too late to worry about it now since you have taken 6 days of it anyway. Although it is recommended to avoid in the first trimester, it is generally considered safe and no studies have established a solid link of it to any problems. We frequently prescribe the oral version to women in first trimester and I have not seen any problems in the last ten years of my practice. ...Read more

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Doc prescribed metronidazole 250 mg 2x a day for 7 days for BV but it was a low dose and now 500 2x or clindamycin dont work..can I increase dose?

Doc prescribed  metronidazole 250 mg 2x a day for 7 days for BV but it was a low dose and now 500 2x or clindamycin dont work..can I increase dose?

Asked and answered: I believe you have been given gracious and accurate answers already. The answers were no. Period. If treatment is failing then the exact diagnosis matey be incorrect and a re-evaluation is in order. ...Read more

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I've been taking Metronidazole for BV for two and a half days now. I just noticed brown discharge. Could it be from the antibiotics? Not menstruating.

I've been taking Metronidazole for BV for two and a half days now. I just noticed brown discharge. Could it be from the antibiotics? Not menstruating.

BV: BV usually causes a yellow, brownish discharge. Dark brown discharge is usually old blood. It sounds like you just had a pelvic exam where testing was done. You could ask the doctor who did the exam if any other problems or infections were noted. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with bv. I took metronidazole 500 and 0.75 gel for 7 days. My symptoms tripled! now it hurts to defecate and bowel has a weird smell.

I was diagnosed with bv. I took metronidazole 500 and 0.75 gel for 7 days. My symptoms tripled! now it hurts to defecate and bowel has a weird smell.

GI or GU: If all your symptoms are gastrointestinal then that could simply be as a result of the treatment, metronidazole. Bv does not cause gastrointestinal symptoms, only vaginal symptoms. Might want to revisit the treating doctor if symptoms are severe. ...Read more

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150mg clomid starting day 3 for 5 days. Treated for BV day 15 with 7 day 500 mg metronidazole. My cycle is 28 days now 2 days late nauseous, cramping?

150mg clomid starting day 3 for 5 days. Treated for BV day 15 with 7 day 500 mg metronidazole. My cycle is 28 days now 2 days late nauseous, cramping?

Take a test: If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. IF you are taking Clomid then getting pregnant was likely the goal. Since you have missed your period it is time to take a test. ...Read more

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I am taking metronidazole pills for BV twice daily, are there any bad side effects when mixing with marijuana? 500mg 2 a day im on the prescription metronidazole for 14 days twice a day 500mg so 1000mg a day. I have 2 days left. I want to smoke, and am n

I am taking metronidazole pills for BV twice daily, are there any bad side effects when mixing with marijuana?  500mg 2 a day im on the prescription metronidazole for 14 days twice a day 500mg so 1000mg a day. I have 2 days left. I want to smoke, and am n

No contraindication: But if you are being treated for vaginal trichomoniasis, this is a sexually transmitted disease, and marijuana may increase the chance of acting impulsively in terms of having unprotected sex and either getting re-infected or infecting someone else. What you need to completely avoid is alcohol, which will cause an antabuse-like effect when taken with metronidazole. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Metronidazole 500mg twice a day for 7 days? For "bacterial vaginosis" at 35 weeks and 4 days pregnant, after a week taking macrobid 100mg for a "suspected UTI" ?

Safe in pregnancy: Metronidazole is safe in late pregnancy for both mother and baby. And your doctor wouldn't have prescribed it if s/he didn't think it was safe. But check back with the doc's office if you remain uncertain. ...Read more

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Does metronidazole vaginal gel 0.75% cure a BV after 5 days of inserting it at night?

BV cure: Generally Metronidazole is effective for BV assuming it was BV in the first place. And 5 days worth should have taken care of the problem. Just be careful with Metronidazole and alcohol consumption - some patients experience a nasty side effect of nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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