I took metronidazole gel for 5 consecutive days to treat vaginosis. Two days after I am noticing thick clots of discharge which seem to be lessening and now I am getting mild cramps and discomfort in my lower abdomen. Also, it looks like I am spotting blood that's bright red. I have not had sex and my period is not scheduled to come on anytime soon.Is this normal?
Hi! I’ve read bleeding and/or spotting is not a known side effect. Yet, I’ve read countless other stories or posts where women complain of this. I used the treatment last night, (for the first time), and I am experiencing some blood mixed in with discharge. I could only find an answer that explained it was from birth control pills. I use Paraguard. I therefore do not use bc pills and cannot explain the blood through such a method. Did you ever find out what caused this for yourself?
Hi, I too recently finished my coarse of once a night, 5 nightly treatments of the metro gel, I noticed the thick viscous/clumpy discharge. It appeared to be the actual gel mixed with discharge & started for me between 3&4th treatment, I was quite concerned at first. My 1st time to ever use this & took a photo in case & planned to contact my OB in the morning. I then decided googling & saw that this is common occurance
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