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Prescribed Metrogel for BV but I'm afraid to use it as I'm afraid it will cause burning or irritation or yeast infection ...is this medicine risky?

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Dr. David Houghton
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

It's generally well tolerated.
If you're concerned about local irritation, you can ask for the oral version of metronidazole instead. Low risk for yeast infection either way.

In brief: No

It's generally well tolerated.
If you're concerned about local irritation, you can ask for the oral version of metronidazole instead. Low risk for yeast infection either way.
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Dr. Carrie Cannon
Family Medicine

In brief: Not risky

It is very effective for BV and rarely causes burning, irritation, or yeast overgrowth.
Oral medication is riskier than topical treatment.

In brief: Not risky

It is very effective for BV and rarely causes burning, irritation, or yeast overgrowth.
Oral medication is riskier than topical treatment.
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