Can bacterial vaginosis cause pelvic inflammatory disease?

No. Bv is an overgrowth of gardnerella in the vagina. Pid usually is caused by an sdt such as gonorrhea or chlamydia.

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Can Metronidazole alone effectively treat both Bacteria Vaginosis and Pelvic Inflammatory disease?

No. Metronidazole is fine for bacterial vaginosis, and it is often given along with other drugs for PID. However, the other drugs are more important. PID is usually caused by chlamydia or gonorrhea, and other bacteria -- and none of these is treated with metronidazole. Speak with your doctor about other antibiotics that may be necessary. Read more...

Can bacterial vaginitis cause pelvic inflammatory disease?

Yes. It is not a very common cause of PID, but it is a relatively infrequent cause of it. You'll find that a lot of the docs on this site will say no, but in the OB/GYN literature it talks about non STD causes of PID and BV is one of them. Luckily it is usually less severe than PID associated with gonorrhea or chlamydia. Read more...

I do not have any STDs and am being treated for bacterial vaginosis & pelvic inflammatory disease. My question is can I have sex while on antibiotics?

Obvious. The answer here is so obvious I am sorry if i offended you. Of course you can have sex when you are on antibiotics. The only question here comes many many times about stds and when they can resume sexual relations. Read more...
No. You should avoid sex until after you complete your antibiotics as you can infect your partner who can reinfect after you complete treatment. Consider having your partner evaluated as well since you are undergoing treatment for pelvic inflammatory disease. Read more...
No. You are being treated for pid and BV both associated with sexual contact. I would recommend that you abstain until you have completed your treatments. Read more...