... results. it was a male nurse so i was kind of embarassed to ask him question... but he said i came back positive for some kinda of vaginal infection? they prescribed me some kind of prescription medication that started with an M... he could not pronounce it... any help? just dont know whats going on ive never had any infections anywhere :(
was it called something like Metronidazole aka Flagyl or perhaps the intravginal equivalent, Metro-Gel. This treats the condition known as bacterial vaginosis, or BV. BV is a general infection of any of 6 bacterial strains or a protozoan called trichomoanis the spelling is likely wrong on that. Anyeay, sometimes the PH in the vagina gets upset and askew, and it makes the good bacteria rate go down and one of the naturally occuring pathogenic strains surge in population. It can create symtoms similar to a yeast infection and many women treat what they think are recurrent yeast infections, but it is really BV. Hormonal shifts can also cause the PH to go off and this often occurs during or after menopause. It is simply an overgrowth of bacteria, and the metro treats it, but, is so strong, many women tend to get a yeast after taking the metro regimen. Most of the time, your partner does NOT have to be treated. If you have Trich, the partner will have to be treated. Dr James Christian wrote an excellent article on BV that can be found at vaginosis.com. You can also lok this condition up on wikipedia. Hope this helps. Patti
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