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What's the treatment for ureaplasma? And recurrent gardnerella infection?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Bacterial vaginosis?

Ureaplasma is normal in female genital tract, rarely any need to test and if a test is positive, usually no treatment required.
Gardnerella is also normal, but "recurrent gardnerella infection" suggests bacterial vaginosis. BV is overgrowth of mostly normal bacteria, including Gardnerella. The usual treatment is metronidazole (Flagyl®) by mouth. No other antibiotic is needed because of Ureaplasma.

In brief: Bacterial vaginosis?

Ureaplasma is normal in female genital tract, rarely any need to test and if a test is positive, usually no treatment required.
Gardnerella is also normal, but "recurrent gardnerella infection" suggests bacterial vaginosis. BV is overgrowth of mostly normal bacteria, including Gardnerella. The usual treatment is metronidazole (Flagyl®) by mouth. No other antibiotic is needed because of Ureaplasma.
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
In a second question you asked about other treatments for BV. Clindamycin sometimes is used, or capsules of boric acid placed in the vagina. But neither works as well as metronidazole. Plan on using metronidazole unless you have a very good reason, such as a past allergic reaction to it.
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