bacterial vaginosis help!
Aug 24, 2001
I have had vacterial vaginosis, for 2 months and treatment like metrogel does not seem to be working my doctor has tried every type of vaginal and oral treatment and they don't work, what else can I do? since I only 21 years old and plan on having children sometime in the future.
Response from Dr. Pavia
It sounds like you are having a difficult problem. Usually, there is a range of things that can be used for bacterial vaginosis (BV if you want to sound like you are in the know), starting with local treatments like metrogel of cleocin, and progressing to oral flagyl. It is unusual, but not unheard of for these not to work. Often, the problem may be something different - a different type of infection (chlamydia or trichomonas for instance) or even a different type of vaginitis. Believe it or not, even latex sensitivity (in condoms or diaphragms) can cause confusion. If your doctor is at the end of his or her rope, I would ask to see a gynecologist with an interest and expertise in vaginitis.
You are not likely to have permanent damage or become infertile from vaginitis, however. The problem should be fixable, with the right testing and treatment.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.