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Dr. Norm S.
Dr. Norm S., Board Certified OB/GYN
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Experience:  Over 30 years of experience in OB/GYN practice, including teaching students. Fellow of American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
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I have a reoccurring BV, Yes and the medicine didn't work,

Customer Question

Hi I have a reoccurring BV
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: Yes and the medicine didn't work
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. Norm S. replied 4 months ago.

What medication have you taken?

Did the BV get better and then return, or did it not get better with the medication?

Do you douche?

How old are you?

Do you have more than on e sex partner? Thank you.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I'm 38 years old and I took fluconazale sp? And metrondionzale sp? At the time I had two partners.
Expert:  Dr. Norm S. replied 4 months ago.

Did your symptoms resolve with the medications?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
No they did not.
Expert:  Dr. Norm S. replied 4 months ago.

What are your symptoms?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
A white discharge sometimes milky other times a sticky appearance.
Expert:  Dr. Norm S. replied 4 months ago.

Is there a bad odor?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Expert:  Dr. Norm S. replied 4 months ago.

BV always has a bad odor. It tends to come and go.

Fluconazole is for a yeast infection. The main symptom of a yeast infection is itching. If you haven't had significant itching, you haven't had a yeast infection.

A diagnosis of what is causing your white discharge would require a microscopic exam from the discharge. Sometimes a white discharge is completely normal.

When the bad odor occurs, it can usually be treated well with metronidazole or clindamycin. However, it can come back. We don't understand it well enough to always know the best treatment.

I would recommend that you see a good OB/GYN for another opinion and the best treatment. Best regards.