Should I take out IUD due to chronic BV and yeast infection?

Hard to answer. The iud is a foreign body that is placed in the uterus for birth control. A string for later removal protrudes through the cervix. I have seen recurrent BV infections in iud users. Bv can usually be cured with intravaginal antibiotics and maximizing vaginal ph to 4. A product called rephresh can reset vaginal ph to 4 as can yogurt (placed in the vagina). Do this weekly and see if BV stays away.

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I have the meriana iud. And have had BV 2 times since. Recently I had a yeast infection now I have creamy pink discharge and a light fishy smell.

Hormonal changes. Many people take birth control pills for cycle control and hormonal balance in addition to contraception. When an iud is placed, people stop taking the pills and return to the environment of hormone imbalance and irregular bleeding. This can remove the protection against BV that the pills offered. This is especially true in heavier women. Read more...

Is it ok to take canesten yeast infection oral tablets while using internal metrogel to clear up BV as a precation?

Synergistic . It is ok to take canesten while using metrogel. Why? 1. Canesten taken orally should not significantly interact with Metrogel placed directly into the vagina. 2. Canesten targets yeast while Metrogel targets bacteria. Hence, they should not antagonize each other. Synergistic p.S. Avoiding sexual intercourse while being treated increases your chance of cure by 50%. Read more...

I found out I have BV and a Yeast infection. I also just found out I'm pregnant. Safe to take the metro gel and Gynazole or not?

Safe in pregnancy. These meds are safe in pregnancy -- and of course your doctor would not have prescribed they if they weren't (assuming she knows you are pregnant). However, Metrogel is often not effective against BV -- you may need metronidazole orally. That's also safe in pregnancy. DIscuss with your doctor if you still have questions. Read more...

I have a chronic vaginal odor. I have been to the doctor and it is not BV or Yeast infection. Is Norform suppositories safe for long term use?

Get rechecked. This depends a lot on the nature of the odor and other symptoms, like discharge. Yeast doesn't cause odor, so that make sense. But if the odor is fishy or strong, BV remains a good bet and sometimes is hard to diagnose. Trichomonas, an STD, causes similar odor; it needs a PCR test for accurate diagnosis. Norform is a deodorant, won't treat any infection. Consider getting a second opinion. Read more...